Willow Street Gallery Open Call: Insider Art Fair

By Editorial Team on April 7, 2020

Deadline: Sun, 12 April 2020

In response to our extraordinary circumstances, the Willow Street Gallery is seeking artwork from local artists to showcase on our digital platforms for an online exhibition titled, “Insider Art Fair”. This exhibition allows us at the WSG to continue our mission to provide a platform for local and emerging artists,and make meaningful connections while the community remains indoors and isolated. Applications are free and open to the public. Please continue reading for information on how to apply.

How will the show be presented?
The Willow Street Gallery will post accepted works on our social media platforms (instagram and facebook) and our website.

Who can apply?
All artists at any stage in their career are welcome to apply. We highly encourage emerging and local artists to submit work but will not disqualify any artists based on those factors.

How do I submit an application?
The application process is free and relatively simple. Artists should email a complete application to the Willow Street Gallery (gallery@dcartsstudios.org) with the subject line “Insider Art Fair”.

A complete application consists of: 3-5 high quality jpegs; titles, medium, size and price for each piece; an artist statement; bio; and contact information/website/social media accounts.

Will my work be automatically accepted?
The Insider Art Fair exhibit is a juried exhibition. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to accept all applications that we receive.

Can I sell my work during the show?
We will actively encourage direct sales between artists and buyers during the duration of the show. We know that sounds kind of crazy, but we’re hoping to do our part to keep artists employed while social distancing policies are in place. We ask that artists and buyers consider donating 5-10% of sales to the Willow Street Gallery in the near future so we can continue to run our programs once we open our doors again

When will my work be shown?
We hope to begin showing work as soon as April 12th, and will continue to exhibit work until social distancing policies are lifted. The WSG cannot guarantee that accepted work will be immediately shown after it is accepted, but we will give all artists a courtesy email before we post artwork.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Please send your emails directly to the gallery manager: Gallery@dcartsstudios.org.