ART SHOW SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
The Third Offering: A Sacred Gallery Space at Paganicon.
Twin Cities Pagan Pride is pleased to continue our Annual The Third Offering Gallery sacred art exhibition, to be held during the Paganicon conference. Inspired to gather and create beauty as our third offering to our gods and our community, this exhibition welcomes sculpture, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, oils, photography, drawing, metalwork, woodwork, and all types of visual media by artists who are capable of expressing a Pagan, polytheistic or earth-centered spiritual aesthetic. The Third Offering Gallery, will be focusing on our 2017 theme, Through the Looking-glass: A Journey to the Underworld. The process is now open to interested artists in all media, with a closing date of Jan. 1, 2017. Guidelines and details are included below the submission Form.
ART SHOW GUIDELINES AND DETAILS:
Art Show, Artist Vendor Space and Print shop!
The Third Offering at Paganicon Gallery space will remain in the large ballroom located at the first floor conference area. The room provides artists with almost three times the display space, an entire wall of windows for natural light, and room to expand the print shop. The first floor conference area has its own entrance into the hotel and will allow for easy public access to the gallery.
Paganicon will still manage and run the print shop, as well as handle sales of any original art displayed in the show that is offered for sale, for a 25% commission. Artists who wish to participate in the print shop will need to provide a list of the prints they will be bringing several weeks in advance of the show so that sales slips can be printed by Paganicon. Copies of the slips for your prints can be emailed to you in ahead of time, or you can attach them when you drop off your prints at the shop. Prints without one of our slips will be removed from the print shop and not sold.
In addition, there are a limited number of Art Sales tables available adjacent to the Gallery area for artists in the show who would like to sell their own product. These are $40 for a 4′ x 4′ space and a table is provided (half of an 8′ table). You can purchase up to 2 spaces. You may be in your Sales space as much or as little as you would like during Art Show hours. There will be someone in the Gallery area at all times that the Art Show is open, however, Twin Cities Pagan Pride is not responsible for any loss of sales or product if you leave your merchandise unattended at a sales table. Click here if you would like to register for an art sales space.
Open to all artists 18 and older who are able to deliver or have their piece hand-delivered by a previously designated representative to the art show in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, during the event. As a temporary art installation, we do not have the infrastructure to receive shipments or store your art. All pieces must be original to the artist. Pieces deemed not original to the artist will not be considered. Contact us using the form below for questions or clarifications. Artists do not need to be registered participants of the Paganicon conference to submit art or to visit the gallery. Gallery space will be open to the public.
Sculpture, ceramics, watercolor, pastels, oils, photography, drawing, metalwork, woodwork, pen and ink, pencil, fiber, glass, video, or other visual mixed media will be considered.
Condition and Size
Oil paintings must be fully dry and framed. Two dimensional pieces must be ready to hang, including wires. Labels identifying the name of the work and the artist should be attached to the back of each work, or wherever feasible on sculptures. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total size of all submitted 2-D artwork is under two square yards. All technological needs for video pieces must be provided by the artist.
Submission of Pieces
A small jury will evaluate all submissions via internet in January. To enter your piece(s), send .jpgs which clearly show your work (from multiple angles if not two-dimensional) or .mov files for video works. Images should be no larger than 1024 x 768 at 72dpi (and not much less). Do not embed the images in power point or flash album. Video samples should not be longer than 5 minutes in length, even if the whole piece is longer. Images may be a maximum of 5MG per file, videos a maximum of 50MB per file. Selection will be based on both artistic execution and artistic sensibility, and attention to the theme of the show is of utmost importance. Our aim is to present a wide range of styles and abilities: first-time artists are welcome. The jury will select as many pieces as will reasonably fit our space. Submissions can be entered below.
The Third Offering art show will award prizes for people’s choice, guest of honor’s choice, best representation of theme, and best in show. Anyone exhibiting in the show will be unable to participate in judging.
Entry Fees & Sales
If your piece or pieces are selected for exhibition in the show, a hanging fee of $25 will be charged to those who choose not to buy a registration to the conference – all artists will have a choice to register or pay the hanging fee. Sales of exhibited originals and/or prints (supplied by artist) will be handled by Paganicon staff during opening hours of the art show (see below) for which it will collect a 25% commission. Works may also be displayed that are Not For Sale (NFS) and will be designated as such in the gallery.
Liability & Insurance
Artists must make their own arrangements for insuring their pieces if desired. Artists will be required to sign a waiver before the show confirming their acceptance of this provision.
Image submission deadline: January 1, 2017
Selection notification: February 1, 2017
Hanging fee/registration due: March 1, 2017
Artwork delivery: 1-3pm, March 17, 2017
Exhibition dates: March 17-19,2017
Artwork pick-up: Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 12pm-3pm for buyers, 3pm-5pm for artists.
Art Show Hours
Buyers of original art must pick up their purchases on Sunday Afternoon 12-3pm.
Artists (or their previously designated representatives) must pick up their unsold art Sunday after the show closes, before 5pm.
Connect With Us!
Interested artists and supporters are encouraged to join the Third Offering Gallery Facebook group to receive news and updates on events relating to the gallery: https://www.facebook.com/groups/paganicon.art.gallery/