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Call to Artists!

The Glove Cities Arts Alliance (GCAA) is pleased to announce its 2021 Art Walk. This exhibition will feature only the works of artists who live or work in New York’s Fulton, Montgomery and neighboring counties. This art walk will encompass a large portion of the downtown area, with 30 businesses participating thus far.

GCAA is a new Arts Council in Gloversville, serving Fulton and Montgomery counties. Our mission is to help sustain the health and vitality of the arts in our local communities and to create an environment where the arts are accessible by all. We at GCAA believe there is a lot of unseen talent in Fulton and Montgomery counties and we want to help share that with the larger community.

Currently, GCAA is working toward hosting an art walk on Main Street in Gloversville on June 5th. Our goal for this event is to fill business store fronts with works by local artists. We feel this will be an excellent way to showcase the vast amounts of talent in our community, as well as enrich the downtown environment. This event will be heavily publicized through social and local media sources. The opening day of the art walk, June 5th, will be a fun day for all. There will be local musicians playing throughout the downtown area, craftivities for children, AND the Wine and Food Festival!

Art in all media and from any artist within the region is welcome. Pieces selected will hang in the business store fronts of downtown Gloversville.

Artwork will be selected by a curatorial committee from GCAA’s board.

Any artist in the Fulton/Montgomery or neighboring counties are welcome to submit work. There is no submission fee. All works must be submitted by April 30th via email to glovecitiesarts@gmail.com

Artists submissions should include:

Up to 5 images (jpeg) of your strongest works. Please title your images as follows: YourInitials_Title.jpeg Public Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Exhibition Closes: August 5, 2021 Removal of Artwork: August 6-9, 2021

Location: Downtown area, Gloversville, NY For more information about this artwalk and call to artists, please contact glovecitiesarts@gmail.com, or visit our pages on Instagram and Facebook.

Upload images as attachments in the email, not in the text body Have your JPG as close to the resolution of 1920 pixels @ 72dpi on the LONGEST side.

Three dimensional work may have two views  A brief description of submitted images. Include the following information: Title, year created, medium, dimensions A brief bio telling us about yourself, as well as your contact information

Eligibility:

All works must be original works of the exhibiting artist.

All entries must be of original design and personal execution.

Nudity Policy:

Due to the wide range of ages and cultures of the guests we anticipate at the art walk, we are not able to accept content that includes frontal nudity or is sexual in theme, or violent content. It is the sole discretion of the GCAA to accept or reject submissions that may fall under these guidelines. It’s possible that there will be more artists submitting works than there are window spaces available. We will do our best to be as inclusive as possible.

Selected Works:

Selection notification and exhibition contracts will be sent by email by May 5, 2021. Shortly thereafter, artists will  receive explicit instructions regarding artwork drop-off and setup. Artists will be responsible for coordinating with corresponding businesses to display their artwork.

Selected works must be set up in the assigned display by the evening of Wednesday, June 2nd.

Artists MUST make an appointment with the business they are working with to set up installation time.

Works must be delivered. Mailed pieces will not be accepted.

The Glove Cities Arts Alliance asks a 10% commission on all works sold.

All sales are to be made directly through the artist. Businesses are not to make sales on behalf of the artist unless explicitly instructed to do so, by the artist.

Selected artwork must be suitably framed and ready for installation.

Unsold work must be picked up promptly after the show closes on August 5th. Work that is not collected 60 days after the last day of the show will be forfeited to the Glove Cities Arts Alliance. Pickup dates for this exhibition are to be arranged with the specific business that the artist is working with, by the artist.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2021

Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2021

Work to be installed at location: June 1-2, 2021