Call to Artists For Submissions

Neighbourhood Gallery has open calls for shows happening during 2019. We invite and welcome your submissions. Submission details for each show are below, followed by technical specs.

We do not charge a submission fee and take no commission. We do not insure work, but the galleries are in a Unitarian Universalist Church. If the work is sold during the show we take no commission, however being a charitable organization we would gladly accept a donation that could be 10 – 20% of the price of the piece. Donations of $20 or more will be issued a charitable tax receipt. These donations helps to maintain the gallery walls, etc. The Curator will create an invitation and send it to all of the artists and promote the show through Neighbourhood and environs. You are encouraged to invite guests, use your own social media networks and come to the opening and closing. All sales happen directly via the artist therefore preferred contact information will be on a label.

We look forward to your submission(s). The dates below are firm; no exceptions as the schedule is tight. Specific callouts follow below; for more general information, please view our Gallery Submission Guidelines and Info.

~ Lauren McKinley Renzetti, Curator

We have open calls for the following 2019 shows:
Perspectives: Youth Show, Mar 25 – Apr 7
Loving the Land: Photography, Apr 8 – Jun 2
Abstract Thoughts as Paintings, Jun 3 – Sept 15

Student Art Show: Perspectives
Submission Deadline: Mar 1

This show will be open to a variety of mediums and styles; interpret this however you like and send artwork (recent or old) that is related to this theme. Work can be in any 2D media (no photography please) provided it is mounted with a wire backing; As it is hung from a chain with an “s” hook this is a must. Works need to be generally less than 2′ in height, 3′ in width. Smaller is better for the space and sale of your work. We can have a few larger pieces as well.

Email jovart.s.14@gmail.com and cc: mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com: up to 5 submissions, jpeg(s) no larger than 1000 x 700 pixels, at 300 dpi, as attachment(s). One may become part of the show invitation, provided you approve. Also submit a list of all works, listing title(s), your name, media, size, year and asking price if for sale, and contact info phone or email. This will be needed for display labels. Please enter subject of email as NUUC Youth Show Submission.

Once accepted by curator (by email notice), drop off work by Mar 23 (with clearly marked labels on front and back with title and your name).

Show runs: Mar 25 – Apr 7
Install: Mar 24 after service (approx. 11:45 am; we start to install by noon)
Opening Reception: Mar 31 from 12 – 1 pm (please bring friends and snacks to share!)
Closing and Work Removal: Apr 7 after service

Submit questions to Jovana Shrestha, Assistant Curator at jovanashrestha1@gmail.com.

Group Photography Show: Loving the Land
Submission Deadline: Mar 15

Works must be photographs of (possibly closeup) landscapes as the main subject. Work can be in any 2D media provided it is mounted with a wire backing; As it is hung from a chain with an “s” hook this is a must. Works need to be generally less than 2′ in height, 3′ in width. Smaller is better for the space and sale of your work. We can have a few larger pieces as well.

Email mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com: up to 5 submissions, jpeg(s) no larger than 1000 x 700 pixels, at 300 dpi, as attachment(s). One may become part of the show invitation, provided you approve. Also submit a list of all works, listing title(s), your name, media, size, year and asking price if for sale, and contact info phone or email. This will be needed for display labels. Please enter subject of email as Loving the Land Submission.

Once accepted by curator (by email notice), drop off work by Apr 7 (with clearly marked labels on front and back with title and your name).

Show runs: Apr 8 – Jun 2
Install: Apr 7 after service (approx. 11:45 am; we start to install by noon)
Opening Reception: Apr 14 from 12 – 1 pm (please bring friends and snacks to share!)
Closing and Work Removal: Jun 2 after service

Submit questions to Lauren Renzetti, Curator at mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com.

Group Show: Abstract Thoughts as Paintings
Submission Deadline: May 1

Works must be abstract paintings, idea-driven, not just technique-driven (no photography please) as the main subject. Work can be in any 2D media provided it is mounted with a wire backing; As it is hung from a chain with an “s” hook this is a must. Works need to be generally less than 2′ in height, 3′ in width. Smaller is better for the space and sale of your work. We can have a few larger pieces as well.

Email mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com: up to 5 submissions, jpeg(s) no larger than 1000 x 700 pixels, at 300 dpi, as attachment(s). One may become part of the show invitation, provided you approve. Also submit a list of all works, listing title(s), your name, media, size, year and asking price if for sale, and contact info phone or email. This will be needed for display labels. Please enter subject of email as Abstract Thoughts as Paintings Submission.

Once accepted by curator (by email notice), drop off work by Apr 7 (with clearly marked labels on front and back with title and your name).

Show runs: Jun 3 – Sept 15
Install: Jun 2 after service (approx. 11:45 am; we start to install by noon)
Opening Reception: Jun 9 from 12 – 1 pm (please bring friends and snacks to share!)
Closing and Work Removal: Sept 15 after service

Submit questions to Lauren Renzetti, Curator at mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com.