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 2022-2023; gallery closed Jan-Feb each year; possible exhibit dates include: March-April, May-June and Sept-Oct).
Email your jpgs (images) and PDF documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com 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.
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 has passed for 2020. Entry form and electronic submission will become available Spring 2021.
· May 29: Submission deadline
· June 12: Notification of acceptance
· June 23-26: Deliver work to Blue Cat
· July 7-Aug 28: Exhibit on display
· July 9: Opening Reception (may be modified due to Covid-19)
· Aug 28-Sept 4: Return unsold work to artists
· Best of Show - $250
· People's Choice - $75
· 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.
Russ Nordman was born in northeast Iowa in 1960. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1991. After graduate school Russ was an artist-in-residence at the Recology Artist Residency Program at the Sanitary Fill Company in San Francisco. From 1994 to 1996, Russ became a project manager for Bill Viola. Later Russ returned to his native state of Iowa to study Film and Video Production at the University of Iowa. Since 2002 Russ Nordman has been a Professor of Media Arts at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. In his work he transforms observations of the ordinary and the everyday into contemplative and imaginary commentary on the human experience. His work has been exhibited across the country, including the California Museum of Photography, the Des Moines Art Center, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or give us a call: 402-454-5144