Call to Artists: 2014 Gimme Shelter Birdhouse Auction


2014 Gimme Shelter Birdhouse Auction to Benefit the Northeast Animal Shelter

Event Description: The Gimme Shelter birdhouse auction fundraiser is back at its new home! This fun and valuable event created by Kate and Jamie Leavy, owners of Roost, Salem have graciously passed the torch to Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians (S.C.A.M.) on Artists' Row as of last year. The auction will be organized and run by Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians and the other Artists’ Row tenants

We invite you to participate! At this time we are looking for people to make and donate birdhouses and/or bird feeders!

Conceptual, functional and/or literal pieces are all encouraged! We will need to receive your completed works of art on or by Sunday, September 14.

The event will be complete with live music and refreshments. All contributions will benefit the Northeast Animal Shelter 

Please spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in making and donating a piece for auction.

Let's do it for the animals!

Work Media & Size: any

Timeline: On display September 13-21, 2014.

Auction event Sunday, September 21, 2014 • 2pm – 4pm

Selection Process: All submissions will be accepted from artists of all ages.

Delivery: Friday, September 12 • 2pm – 6pm, Sunday, September 14 • 2pm – 6pm, and by appointment

Contact: Laura Potter, Salem Collective of Artists and Musicians,

Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 

CALL FOR ART: Salem Arts Association September Gallery

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 13th4-6pm.
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.