Call for Entries for Emerging Artists*
* Propeller defines an Emerging Artist as an artist who has been exhibiting their work publicly for less than five years.
Exhibition: February 14 – March 3, 2024
Submission Deadline: Monday, January 8th, 2024 at 11 pm
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, January 15th
See the Submission Form below
Back to the Grimoire: The Emerging Artists of the Occult
What is the “occult”? From the Latin term “occultare” (meaning secret or hidden), it is most often associated with demonic, dark imagery. The Oxford dictionary defines “occult” as a series of supernatural, mystical or magical beliefs, practices, or phenomena from a wide range of cultural backgrounds – Norse, Celtic, Egyptian and other Pagan religions like Wicca. However, it is also a presentation of self-expressionism, an exploration of the subconscious and the analysis of breaking societal conformity. This exhibition focuses on how we can utilize the occult in contemporary art practice. How does it inspire you? How do you view the occult? And how can we break the boundaries of its definition? It’s back to the grimoires, artists!
Submission to this Juried Exhibition is for Emerging Artists ONLY. An Emerging Artist is defined as an artist who has been exhibiting their work publicly for less than five years. We ask only that you find a way to utilize the occult as a source of inspiration in your contemporary practice. You DO NOT have to self-identify as pagan, wiccan, etc. to submit and all cultural forms of expressing in an occultist fashion are welcome. We encourage submissions of ALL mediums including but not limited to painting, drawing, illustrations, sculpture, video, installation, performance, audio, and photo-based works.
Curated by Lex Barrie (Bio)
By submitting, you agree to the following:
- Submission Deadline: Monday, January 8th, 2024 at 11 pm
- Notification: All artists will receive an email of acceptance or rejection on Monday, January 15th. If you don’t see an email please check your spam folder.
- Intake: Sunday, Feb. 11, 6 – 8 pm & Monday, Feb. 12, 10 – 12 noon
- Exhibition Dates: February 14 – March 3, 2024. Accepted works must hang for the entire duration of the exhibition.
- Gallery Pickup: Unsold work(s) must be picked up on Sunday, March 3rd between 4:30 – 6:30 pm. We do not have room to store unsold artwork.
- Non-members: 30% commission will be collected on any work sold.
- Members of Propeller: 20% commission will be collected for any work sold.
Artwork may be purchased in the gallery or from our secure online store. Shipping fees are not included in the price of the artwork. Buyers can pick up artwork from the Gallery at the end of the exhibition or pay shipping fees.
Selection of Works:
Due to space, a maximum width of 36” is recommended. Submissions of larger works may be considered if there is space.
We reserve the right to select those works that best embody the submission requirements and professional standards of Propeller Art Gallery.
Terms and Conditions:
Non-refundable Entry Fee*
- Entry Fee: $20 + HST to submit one to three works
*Propeller is a non-profit artist collective. Entry fees are necessary to pay the gallery’s rent. If the fee is prohibitive, please contact the Gallery Director info to request financial assistance.
Exclusive until April 14, 2024
Artworks listed for sale must be exclusive to Propeller for 60 days—the duration of the exhibition and the extended online shop period. Artists can elect to have works marked Not for Sale (NFS) at the beginning of the exhibition. If any work listed for sale is sold during the 60-day period, whether through Propeller or independently by the artist, the commission must be paid to Propeller. If the work sells from the online shop after the physical show comes down, the artist will be contacted and will be responsible for shipping the work to the buyer.
Propeller is free to use your submission material, without compensation, in any social media posting and catalogue publication of this exhibition.
Propeller Art Gallery shall not be liable for any loss, damage or deterioration of artworks at any time, while in our possession. We will notify the artist of any damage or deterioration to the work that we notice. Adequate insurance of the artworks while in the possession of Propeller Art Gallery is the responsibility of the Artist.
Complete this online form to submit your work
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