Designers/Artists Open Call
ABOUT US: Gallery House is a unique gallery space located in Brooklyn, New York, that is used to host fundraising, fine art exhibitions at absolutely no cost. The only parties that financially benefit from our exhibitions are the artists and charitable organizations involved. For more information, visit us at www.galleryhouse.org
The Gallery House Program – FALL 2016 –
GALLERY HOUSE IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Between Senses.
Original works will be raffled off and/or auctioned to benefit the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BFDA) and MiA Collective Art, both New York based organizations that support designers, artists, and entrepreneurs to grow triple bottom line businesses and spur positive impact in the world.
Receptions: Thursday, December 1st and December 15th, 2016. All other times by appointment.
According to World Health Organization, unintentional poisonings, in other words toxins, kill an estimated 355 000 people globally each year. Perceivers may not understand how our senses can be influenced by such exposures both physically and emotionally. “Between Senses” brings the works that give various tangible forms to the idea of senses for a toxic free sensory journey through the carefully selected and curated works of art and designs. All profits will go to the organizations, the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator and MiA Collective Art, which support ethical and sustainable artists, designers, and entrepreneurs to create a positive impact. For more information, visit http://bkaccelerator.com/ and http://www.miacollectiveart.com/
If you have work you would like to donate please indicate in your submission.
WHO MAY APPLY: New York based designers and artists who support the idea of sustainability and whose work can raise the awareness of toxins impact on the human senses. The length of the exhibition will be two weeks with one private preview, one public opening and one closing event.
ELIGIBLE MEDIA. Artists: All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. All artwork must be original.
ELIGIBLE MEDIA. Fashion and Textile Designers: All medias including garments, sketches, fashion film, performance, photography, textile samples (print, knit, and weave). Check if your work or concept is aligned with any of the sustainable strategies listed below. (See appendix for the Sustainable Strategy Framework by BFDA)
PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted), wired ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be under Plexiglass. (Glass is permissible for hand delivery.) Sculptors must provide floor stand with a maximum footprint of 30” x 30” cannot be hung from ceiling.
SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission form on this page above. Five pieces per entry and one entry per person. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 500 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Gallery House reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work.
Please submit your work through https://galleryhouse.submittable.com/submit/70499/between-senses
SALES: All work will be for sale unless the designers and artist informs the gallery to the contrary. All proceeds from sales will go back to the designers and artists. We strongly encourage artists/designers to donate half of their revenue to a raffle to benefit the charity. Tax exemption will be accurately provided by the charitable organization. Alternatively, designers and artists can choose to donate their designed product or artwork. Full quote of Tax exemption will be accurately provided by the charitable organization
RECEIVING: Hand-delivered work must arrive on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2016 between 10am and 5pm (or any earlier date by appointment). Substitutions and late arriving work will not be hung. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition.
LIABILITY: Gallery House is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport, storage, unpacking, exhibiting, packing and return transport. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but Gallery House assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist/designer, if they wish, should provide their own insurance.
DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight on November 14, 2015. Gallery House will notify accepted applicants only by November 15, 2015.
REMOVAL: All work must be picked up from gallery on Saturday December 17th between 9am-5pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience.
November 14, 2016 – Deadline for submission
November 15, 2016 – Notifications emailed to artists
November 22, 2016 – Hand-delivered, 11am-6pm or earlier date by appointment.
December 1, 2016 – First Reception, 7 -11 pm
December 15, 2016 – Closing Reception, 7 -11 pm
December 17, 2016 – Pick up between 9am-5pm
USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Address: Gallery House – 272 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
ENTRY AGREEMENT: With the submission of work the artist or designer agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.
Appendix: Sustainability Framework
Sustainable Fashion Design Strategies. Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator
1. Processing and Manufacturing – The series of industrial operations necessary in refining raw materials into assembled components to be subsequently constructed into consumer products.
• Low Impact Spinning
• Low Impact Weaving
• Low Impact Knitting
• Low Chemical Bleaching
• Low Chemical Dyeing
• Color Without Dyeing
• Natural Dyes
• Minimize Cut & Sew
• Labor Justice
• Local Artisans
2. Distribution – The movement of a product between locations along the supply chain.
• Carbon Offsetting
• Transparent Supply Chain
• Efficient Distribution
• Efficient Transport Systems
• Efficient Packaging
3. Use – The relationships between a product’s intended purpose and consumer implementation.
• Care Labels
• Low Energy Wash
• Low Launder
• No Wash
• Designed To Stain
• Low Iron
4. Optimized – The conscience decision to delay a product’s obsolescence.
• Anticipated Lifespan
• Leasing Systems
5. Disposal – The Distinction that a product has lost its usefulness and the consequent consumer action
• Take back program
6. Innovation – The Forward Thinking reassessment of traditional practices.
• Trans -Seasonal
• Shape Changing
• Slow Fashion
7. Material – The raw matter from which a product is constructed.
• Local (NYC) Materials
• Renewable Fibers
• Biodegradable Fibers
• Socially Friendly Fibers
• Low Chemicals Fibers
• Low Energy Fibers
• Low Water Use Fibers
• Predator Friendly Fibers
• Low Impact Hardware & Trims
• Leather/Fur/Other Animal Product.