Call for Submissions Fitton Center for Creative Arts Solo & Group Exhibition Proposals
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International Deadline: November 24, 2019 – The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is accepting proposals in all visual art media for solo and group exhibitions for the 2020-2021 schedule. A community art center on the Great Miami River in arts-driven downtown Hamilton, Ohio, the Fitton Center provides experiences in the arts through exhibitions, classes, performances and other events.
The Anne Ruder Bever Galleries at the Fitton Center feature hardwood floors, light cool gray painted walls, beautiful wood grid drop ceilings, contemporary museum LED track lighting and ceiling suspension load up to 200 lbs. Display walls are backed with 3/4 inch plywood to support weighty works. These first and second floor galleries consist of 2,600 square feet of space in 4 separate gallery rooms and a corridor gallery.
Thousands of visitors experience the galleries monthly during artist receptions, group tours, gallery talks, rental and performance series events and while attending classes and other community-related activities.
Solo artists generally are asked to exhibit 10 to 30 works, depending on scale, media and available space. We also offer group shows of existing guilds or alliances and to individuals willing to be selected into a curated group show.
AWARDS AND SUPPORT
Artists invited into solo and group exhibitions will receive a modest honorarium (based on funds available in the exhibition series annual budget determined in spring 2020).
If current sponsorship holds, artists living over 2 hours away from the Fitton Center may also receive a complimentary night’s stay at a local hotel to support reception attendance or travel during installation.
Fitton Center staff, interns and volunteers will install artwork unless on-site assembly requires the presence of the artist. Fitton Center staff will design, produce and install signage associated with exhibitions.
Exhibiting artists have the opportunity to offer artwork for sale and will receive 70% of the listed retail price for each artwork sold.
A $25 non-refundable fee is required at the time of proposal submission.
A completed Online Submission Form that includes file uploads of 150-word Artist Statement, 150-word Presentation Statement, CV, 10 artwork JPEGS with corresponding Image List and $25 non-refundable fee are required for gallery proposals.
All fine art and fine craft media are acceptable for consideration. Proposals are selected based on quality of the work and how it contributes to the diversity of style, media and content for the year. Selections are made by a committee of experienced artists, academics and others with knowledge and enthusiasm for the visual arts and the community.
Questions? Please contact Cathy Mayhugh, email@example.com, (513) 863-8873 ext. 122.
During the 2017-18 exhibition schedule, an average of 8 artworks were purchased from each of 4 exhibitions. (The Fitton Center retains a 30% commission from gallery sales.)
Fitton Center for Creative Arts
101 S. Monument Ave.
Hamilton OH 45011
- Selected artists from this proposal review will be scheduled during the July 2020 – July 2021 programming year or beyond.
- Deadline for proposals for Anne Ruder Bever Galleries is November 24, 2019. Early submissions are welcome.
- The Fitton Center will make every effort to notify proposing artists of committee decisions by January 2020.
- Committee decisions may be finalized over the course of several meetings. Artists will be periodically updated through email regarding their standing in the proposal review process.
- Artists will be notified of final decisions through email.