Current Calls for Entry:
Nothing on the horizon... please check back.
Brass & Bellows accepts only digital submissions. All digital files should be provided as:
Which show are you submitting to:
Submitted images: (title number should correspond with digital file number, list all prices if images are to be for sale. Please also include which process was used for each individual image, also please include print size and/or framed size for each image)
Please limit entries to 5. Special works or circumstances may allow for more entries than 5, please write and ask/explain before entering.
Finally... How did you hear of this call?
Gather all your images and information and send to Brass & Bellows:
Prepare your images as described above, include all the pertinent information requested and then mail the whole thing to email@example.com Questions? Just e-mail and I'll be happy to help! All submissions should be as accurate a representation of the real work as possible. I reserve the right to deny any work that is decidedly different in person from the digital submission.
CD submissions may be mailed, but must be received by the submission deadline. Submissions on CD should be prepared as described above. Any CD's arriving after the submission deadline will not be accepted - please, please, please (I can't stress enough) allow for delivery time when sending a CD, I don't want to run into any issues. 10 days before deadline is a great rule of thumb.
Brass & Bellows
101 Judd St. #4 / P.O. Box 201
Marine on St. Croix, MN, 55047
NONE. But please feel free to donate if you can.
International submissions are gladly accepted and encouraged! I love what I am seeing from around the globe and would jump at the chance to introduce the Twin Cities to some great international artists whose work I have seen. Please! Enter!
Artists will receive an email confirming their submission when it is received.
Artists will receive an email notifying them of accepted work approximately 10 days after the submission deadline. The gallery can accommodate from 30 to 50 pieces based on image size. The number of pieces accepted into any given show will vary, but a ballpark figure will be included in the description of every Call for Entry.
Once a work has been accepted into a show, it is up to the artist to get the piece to the gallery in time for hanging. A clear deadline for work to arrive will be included with the acceptance letter. Though I do not have specific requirements for how works should be framed (i.e. white mat and black frame) I do ask that the work be professionally presented, wired and ready to hang, and labeled on the back with artist and title. I totally understand the financial commitment to showing artwork, and in an effort to make the gallery accessible to as many artists as possible I do not require framing. That being said, if you can afford it I ask that you do have the work framed. If you simply cannot manage it, I will happily float the work off the wall, or simply set the work on a small shelf, where it will stand against the wall. All this is done in keeping with the Gallery mission.
Packing, shipping and return shipping are artist's responsibility. I have found that UPS can be an easy option by simply asking for a "return label" when bringing in the package for shipping. This is a label you can put inside the package with your framed print and it allows me to re-use (did I mention your packaging has to be re-useable? Well, it does!) your original packaging, and simply place the pre-paid return postage label on the box.
Framed images that show up after the deadline run the risk of not being hung for the show, though I will make an effort to get your work on the wall, but it might not make it in the main gallery. Works in transit (to or from the gallery) are not insured by me, and if your work shows up damaged I will contact you and your shipper immediately. It is up to the artsit to apply and pay for insurance if it is desired. Works must be sent to the address above. (Address will also be included in acceptance letter).
Artists exhibiting at the gallery are more than welcome to offer their work for sale, Brass & Bellows will retain 20% of sale price, so price accordingly.
Artists retain full rights to their work but I reserve the right to use any accepted image for promotion (website) and possible publication (show catalog, online gallery) with no compensation to the artist. By sending submissions you are agreeing to these stipulations.