Juried Exhibition: "Unhappy Holidays"

The joyous warmth of the holidays - that closeness with friends and family, the bounty of the harvest, the universal peace, love, and serene selflessness. The beauty of this wonderful heartwarming time of year is exactly what this juried art show does NOT want to address. This art show will show the sinister side of the holiday season. Drunken scary Santa. Yet another lonely NYE. Hanukah right after your folks get divorced. THOSE kinds of holidays we all have frequently and loathe - The "Unhappy Holidays". Show us your worst. The theme is open to artist interpretation but must in some way address a winter holiday and be generally the opposite of cheerful. The best most relevant and professionally executed piece of artwork will receive $100 prize, as determined by a panel of judges.

Submission Guidelines:

Open to New Mexico Residents Only

Submissions must be sent as image attachments digitally in an email to no later than 7pm Monday November 22. Anything after that time will not be accepted. In person submissions are not accepted.

Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration. All work must be of professional quality.

Artists of any age may enter the contest, however those under the age of 18 require permission and signature from a parent or guardian. It should also be noted that since our contest has no restrictions on content, parents should be aware that their children's work may be displayed alongside work with potentially mature themes.

Please include the dimensions of the piece, the media, and the title of the work in your email.

Artwork should not exceed 3' in any direction. Three-dimensional submissions will be accepted, but limited in the show due to space and display restrictions.

Artists may submit an artist's statement and resume if they like, but this is not necessary.

There is no entry fee for this exhibition.

Artists who are selected to be part of the juried show will be notified on or before November 22nd, and will be required to drop their work off in person at 147 Harvard Wednesday Nov 22 and Friday Nov 26. If you do not hear from us on or prior to the 22nd, your work was not accepted.

If there are not enough quality applicants to fill a group show, the juried exhibit will be cancelled prior to Nov 22nd and no work will be admitted.

All artwork must be ready to hang or install when delivered. No unframed paper works are accepted, and paintings must be ready to hang. If accepted work is not in professional, clean, ready to sell (wet paint, dirty frames, etc) condition upon delivery, the gallery reserves the right to disqualify the artist.

Accepted artwork will be displayed at the Cellar Door Gallery in a group exhibition from November 30 through January 8th.

The jury will consist of at least 3 members of the Albuquerque art community. The contest purse is $100, and will be paid to the artist voted Best of Show by the panel of judges. This amount will be paid at the end of the contest, and will not be dependent on if the said artwork sells or not.

All work must be for sale. All work must be priced between $50 and $500 per entry. You cannot price your art below $50 or above $500, in order to maintain consistency within the show.

Customers will be able to purchase your entry, at the price you set (based on the guidelines above), and will be subject to the standard gallery consignment terms which allocates 60% of the sale price for the artist.

A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Artists are required to sign a Consignment Agreement when they drop off work.

By submitting artwork, the artist agrees that images of selected artwork can be used to promote the show including publicity, ads, and web site promotions. Copyright credit will be given to the artist.

All artwork, if not sold, must be picked up within 14 days after the exhibition closes on January 8th.

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