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Artist Call – “Impulse” Bay Area Juried Exhibition & Off-The-Wall Sale

Deadline: January 16, 2014

DESCRIPTION
Impulse – A spur of the moment, unplanned decision to buy, made just before a purchase.

What triggers your impulse to buy something? Emotions and feelings are triggered by image, color, and memory. It is a feeling of “I must have this, I must own this.” Impulse buying disrupts a consumer’s rational decision-making process.

We are seeking works that hit the sweet spot for consumers. We are looking for desirable works of art at reasonable price points, small, amazing works that collectors will want to own. We are looking to create art addicts.

Consider it a try-out. Bring us works that we, the jurors will covet. Bring us something that tempts us to curate your works into a future show. Something so cool it will be instantly collected. Something so unique it will linger in people’s minds.

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, mixed media, collage, assemblage, ceramics, fiber art, artist book – Original artwork only. No giclee reproductions.

JURORS
Arc Gallery & Studios partners: Michael Yochum, Priscilla Otani, Stephen C. Wagner, & Matthew Frederick

EXHIBITION DATES
January 18 – February 1, 2014

“Impulse” OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, January 18th, 7-10PM

“Impulse” LAST CHANCE SALE
Saturday, February 1st, 12-2PM

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Each artist must bring two works of art of the same size, one to exhibit and one to replace it when sold. No work may be over $250 retail. There is no on-line submission. The two works must be submitted and delivered in person on Thursday, January 16th – between 12 noon and 7PM. Works not selected must be picked up on Friday, January 17th – between 11AM and 2PM. While every precaution will be made in the care of submitted work, Arc is unable to insure work during the jurying phase. (This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.)

ELIGIBILITY
Artists residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE
2D works: no more than 20 inches high by 20 inches wide including frame / 3D works: no more than 12” x 12” x 12”

ARTWORK PRESENTATION
Artworks must arrive “ready to hang” and be presented professionally. Wire or sawtooth hangers only. No push pins. No magnets. Framed artwork must use black wood, white wood, or natural wood frame.

NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
Payment of $10 for two entries in cash or check at time of delivery of submissions.

SELECTION OF WORK
The jurors will select works to be on display at the Arc Gallery on 1246 Folsom Street.

NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS
All artists will be notified by email on the evening of Thursday, January 16th, no later than 10PM. If you do not receive an email, please be sure to check your spam folder. Artists not accepted must pick up their artwork on Friday, January 17th, 11AM-2PM. Artwork not picked up may be discarded.

SALES OF ART
60% of the sale will go to the artists, 40% of the sale will go to Arc. All artwork will be sold off the wall at time of sale and be replaced with another piece when sold. Checks for sold art will be mailed by February 15, 2014.

PICK UP OF UNSOLD ARTWORK
Unsold artwork must be picked up on Saturday, February 1st, 2-3PM or Monday, February 3rd, 5-6PM.

EXHIBITIONS AT ARC GALLERY
Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. We are delighted that various artists who have submitted works to our juried shows have been given additional exhibition opportunities at Arc and other venues.

An important aspect of Arc Gallery’s mission is supporting the making of quality art and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the City of San Francisco. Juried and curated group exhibitions are our primary means of showcasing and discovering artists. Publicity through Bay Area publications and social media, as well as personal invitations to jurors, gallerists and art admirers generate an average of 200 to 400+ attendees at our openings.

ABOUT ARC
Arc Gallery & Studios is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. Our website is www.arc-sf.com.

Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists. Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.

QUESTIONS?

ArcGallerySF@gmail.com

For more information please visit http://www.arc-sf.com/impulse.html

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