Enter your chicken and other rural-themed art into this annual juried exhibit, which opens coinciding with Wayne America's annual community festival, the Wayne Chicken Show.
Deadline: May 30, 2020.
· May 30: Submission deadline
· June 15: Notification of acceptance
· June 27-July 3: Deliver work to Blue Cat
· July 8-Aug 29: Exhibit on display
· July 10: Opening Reception
· Aug 30-Sept 5: Return unsold work to artists
· Best of Show - $250
· People's Choice - $75
*Purchase Awards (pending)
· Open to artists of all career levels from emerging to professional, 18 years of age or older
· Submit up to three entries created in the last five years (and not previously shown in Signs of Rural Life); $25 non-refundable entry fee required
· Max Size: no one side larger than 50” (3-D work requiring a pedestal, no more than 20” wide or deep)
· Any media including painting, works on paper, printmaking, photography, sculpture (excluding installation art)
· Works must be display ready (wrapped canvases are permitted, 2-D work must be wired and ready for hanging)
· By entering the exhibit, artists whose works are selected for the show grant Blue Cat Gallery & Studio the right to use submitted images on printed materials, gallery website & social media sites for promotional purposes.
· Artwork accepted for the exhibit must be for sale. Blue Cat Gallery will receive a 25% commission for each work sold from the exhibit. Payment for works sold during the show will be issued within 30 days of the end of the exhibit.
Terri Parish McGaffin has served as Associate Professor of Art at Morningside College, teaching studio art and writing courses since 2004, and served as Chair of the Art Department and Director of the Helen Levitt Art Gallery from 2013 to 2019. She is now Professor Emerita, retired. She has worked as a professional artist for many years, and has exhibited at Northwestern College, the Norfolk Arts Center, The Washington Pavilion, the Sioux City Art Center and Wayne State College. Her work is in the collections of the Sioux City Art Center, Mercy Hospital, Morningside College and the University of South Dakota, as well as many private collections.
Blue Cat runs exhibits from March to December each year. Most exhibits are scheduled for two months, but exceptions may be made. Submit a proposal for an individual or group show. Include the following information and materials listed below when submitting your proposal.
Deadline: ongoing (currently considering work for exhibits in 2021-2022)
Email your jps and documents in PDF format to: email@example.com
In the subject line, type "Blue Cat Artist Proposal"
Expect a response within 1-2 weeks of emailing your materials
Blue Cat hosts a "Gift Shop Gallery" in addition to the featured exhibits gallery space, and is looking for artists who create small pieces such as jewelry, cards, original prints, small pottery pieces and more. Retail prices should be set at $100 or less. Blue Cat retains 25% commission on all sales.
Send jpg images of examples of your artwork to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief message expressing your interest and information about the work you create. Blue Cat will respond within 1-2 weeks of inquiry to discuss details with you.
Do you have small "gift-able" pieces in your inventory? Blue Cat hangs a salon-style show during the holiday season with an opening reception coinciding with Wayne's Christmas on Main Street event.
Blue Cat begins reviewing work for the annual show in July.
Email your questions to: email@example.com
Or give us a call: 402-454-5144