Call for Artwork
The SOLIDARITY STREET GALLERY is accepting submissions of visual art in a wide range of formats, now through September 7, 2020. All artists, be they well-established or up-and-coming, are welcome to submit work to be included in this unique street-side exhibit. BIPOC artists are especially encouraged to participate. There is no registration fee. Some limited stipends can be made available upon request, to help artists offset materials cost they may incur.
Artists who have work accepted in the exhibit will be able to sell their pieces through a virtual gallery set up by the organizers free of any commission fees. 10% of the sales proceeds will go towards a fundraiser supporting emerging artists of color on the East Side (exact cause to be announced before the event). The remaining 90% will go directly to the artists, to help generate some extra income in these challenging times.
We are exited to display visual artworks in a broad range of media and formats. We would like to encourage your own unique and bold ideas for how to turn visual art into a compelling outdoor experience for the entire community. We would be glad to work with you in creating a truly distinctive art installation and finding a suitable exhibit site and host for you.
Artwork Selection Criteria
Our call for artists is public and inclusive. All are welcome and encouraged to apply. We will make every effort to include the work of as many artists as will be realistically feasible, within the constraints of curating an exhibit that is manageable in size, maintains a solid artistic standard, and assembles into an compelling story overall, built on the themes of solidarity, justice and equity. As needed, the Organizing Committee will engage the Artistic Advisory Board in making the final selection of artworks included in the exhibit, employing the selection criteria below.
Artist are encouraged to take the selection criteria into account as they choose which pieces to submit.