Call for Submissions 2nd Annual Portal Art Fair
International Deadline: January 17, 2017 – 4heads Inc. is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines; Sculpture, Installation, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Video, and Sound Art.
New York’s newest, most brilliantly located, independent exhibition – will once again feature 30 artists of exceptional talent, each awarded exhibition space in the strikingly beautiful and monumental Federal Hall – a masterpiece of American architecture.
Portal is managed by 4heads, the group of New York artists who present the massive Governors Island Art Fair every September since 2008. Portal and GIAF both champion a new art fair model that puts the artists first.
Once selected by the 4heads jury, your exhibition space is free. The entire 10-day event is free to the general public. And as an emerging or established artist, you are exposed to an incredible amount of art world visibility and press, at this acclaimed independent art fair in the heart of New York City. All sales are referred to and conducted by the artists themselves and the 30% commission paid to 4heads is optional.
Half of the artists are selected from this open call and the other half are invited to exhibit by the 4heads selection committee. Because 4heads works hard to keep artists’ costs to a bare minimum, gallery scouts, journalists and collectors know that this is where to find the freshest talent, and they come back every year to see what’s been discovered. Many past Portal and GIAF artists have launched their art careers at our events. We hope you can too. – 4heads
APPLICATION – Application Fee: $35 – No Additional Charges
Visit us online for complete details and easy online entry.
Fair Dates: May 3-12, 201
Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall Street
New York, NY
The goals of 4heads are to foster community by offering space for artists, to provide arts-education for the underserved, and to expose hidden culture. We support a collaborative DIY spirit while catalyzing dialogue between artists and people from all walks of life.
4heads is the New York City non-profit organization created by artists for artists that has produced Governors Island Art Fair since 2008. Touted as New York’s largest independent exhibition, GIAF welcomes over 40,000 visitors annually in New York Harbor.