Call for Art:
“Gears, Grit and Gaslights”
September 4-28, 2014
Reception September 13th, 4-6pm.
The theme for the Salem Arts Association’s September exhibit is “Gears, Grit and Gaslights”.
Harken back to an earlier time or leap forward to a re-envisioned future:. Steampunk, Neo- Victorian, Retro Future, or Post-Apocalyptic Nostalgia. Celebrate an era that promised air ships and time travel. Remember a past of steam engines, industry and innovation.
Your work should reflect some aspect of or about the Late 19th Century, in anything from era appropriate themes, materials, and techniques to the dreams and visions of authors like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Be adventurous and share your work with the community!
Exhibit Dates: September 4-28, 2014 Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.
Exhibition reception: September 13th, 4-6pm.
Exhibit Location: Artists' Row, Building #2, 24 New Derby Street in Salem, MA
WORK SOUGHT: Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces, 2D works should be no larger than 18 x 24”and wired to hang with no saw tooth hangers. Sculptural pieces need to fit through the door. Wearables (large jewelry pieces, hats, dresses, etc.) should include displays. UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS - THEY WILL NOT HANG.
ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Tuesday, September 2nd, from 4 to 7 pm. and Wednesday September 3rd from 8-10am,. In person drop-off only. Unsolicited mail will not be returned. Artists will be notified via email if work is not accepted. Please plan to pick up any unaccepted work on Thursday, September 4th, from 4-7 pm.
All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. Fees: SAA Members: Free. Non-Members: $5.00 fee per entry.
All artists accepted to the show are encouraged to sign up got a 2 hour Gallery Sitting time.
INSURANCE: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only. Works With a value of over $1 000 are not insured by the SAA. Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage.
The juror for this show will be Victorian Lady Lisa.
She is known both locally and nationally for her Cape Ann Cable TV show “All things Victorian” and her book “International Steampunk Fashions”.She is currently writing a second book, a Victorian/Edwardian fashions book. A third book, with Steampunk designer/model phenom Kato, is also being planned. Lady Lisa also has the honor of being a portrait model for artists in PA and recently for famed impressionist, Jude Abbe. She is a member of one of the Rockport Art Association. Lovely seaside Rockport, MA is where Lady Lisa resides.