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Artist Call: Dark Art: A Tribute to Metal

Deadline: 08-01-2012

In addition to our August 2012 featured solo exhibition by Cory Benhatzel (, we will be hosting a group show entitled “Dark Art: A Tribute to Metal”. We are looking for small-sized works inspired by heavy metal music and classic cover art illustrations.

SIZE RESTRAINTS: No larger than 12 inches on any side. 12 inches is the outermost dimension, including mat, frame, etc.,  All pieces must be wired, ready to hang, and dry before dropping off. Any works on paper need to be framed behind glass (preferred) or plexiglass. Due to size limitations, only 1 piece per artist will be accepted.

If you would like to participate, please respond directly to this e-mail. Please note that our shows usually fill up quickly and space is limited. The sooner you contact us, the better your chance is that there will be space to exhibit. As always, local San Francisco (+ Bay Area) artists will receive priority.

If you are a new exhibiting artist, please send either JPEG(s) or a link to images of the piece you would like to exhibit or a sampling of your previous work which can serve as a close example of what to expect. Please do not assume you are in the show, you will need to receive a confirmation e-mail from a gallery representative after you send images/link.

When deciding whether to submit, please take a look at Modern Eden’s website ( for a good indication of our aesthetic. Our aesthetic focuses on figurative and illustrative paintings in genres ranging from realism to surrealism. Please, only original artworks, digital prints and photography will not be considered for submission.

Drop off DEADLINE: Sunday August 5th (anytime before works too) for Opening Reception on August 11, 2012 (6-10pm)

SHIPPING: If you are shipping your art and would like us to return your piece in the event it does not sell, please include a pre-paid shipping label (or email us your Fed-Ex/UPS Acct #) with your artwork along with the necessary paperwork to be received on or before the drop-off deadline (August 5, 2012). *Please note: Modern Eden is not responsible for any shipping costs for group exhibitions, all shipping costs to and from the gallery need to be covered by exhibiting artist. Please ship to: Modern Eden Gallery, 403 Francisco Street, San Francisco, CA  94133

If you have any questions, feel free to email the gallery.  Thank you!

Deadline: 08-01-2012
Modern Eden Gallery
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Kim

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