Call for Artists

Summer of Love: Reflections on Pulse is a themed exhibition based around the concept of art transcending hate. This is your opportunity to comment on the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. What moves and uplifts you? How do you visually interpret love or brotherhood? We want to see your interpretation on this event, but more importantly, we ask that submitted works have a message of hope, upliftment, and acceptance. Help us celebrate diversity and keep our community dancing!

The exhibit will run from Tuesday, May 9 – Sunday, September 3, 2017

You may submit up to three (3) works.

All art mediums accepted both 2D and 3D works. Media/and conceptual installation will also be considered. Collaborative works are welcome. Outdoor entries will also be considered, but please note how outdoor sculptures will installed safely on our grass lawn. Out-of-state submissions are encouraged, with the understanding the artists is responsible for the cost of shipping sculpture to and from the Museum.

Artists must drop off selected work on Thursday, May 4, 2017 by 6:00 p.m.

Please fill out the form below or submit a PDF with the below information to by March 1, 2017 at 5 p.m.

If submitting by email, please remember to include two (2) different views of up to three (3) works.

Summer of Love Application

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Please explaine the concept of your work and how it relates within the theme of this particular exhibition. (You may want to explain what or how you were inspired or why you choose particular materials.)

Two (2) different views of your work(s), up to 3 works; 300dpi JPG

Please provide captions for each piece submitted that include: title, dimensions, medium, value, and weight (if 3D)

Indicated if you would like your piece to be for sale by checking the box below. If you would like the opportunity to sell, you much agree to share proceeds with the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. The Polasek Museum is entitled to 30% commission for any art sold from its gallery. The artist will receive a check for 70% of the retail value. Please indicate the retail value, adjusting for the split proceeds. The artist sets the price.

Please indicate any installation requirements. All 2D artwork will be hung using our cable/J-hook system, which requires hanging hardware (frame D-rings) to be installed on the back of each piece when works are dropped off for installation. Presentation should be professional, framed and ready to hang. If you are submitting 3D, wall-hangings/mixed media/sculpture, please indicate their approximate weight, whether you have a sculpture pedestal (if needed) for your particular piece and the dimensions of your pedestal. Please note that all pedestals will need to be painted alike in Behr brand interior paint in shade "Gallery White." Artists with pedestals must bring their painted pedestal when they drop off their accepted work(s) for installation. If the artists does not have their own pedestal, please indicate the dimensions required to fit the base of the sculpture (what is its footprint?). Sculpture pedestals may be provided by the Polasek Museum, but on a first come basis. Artists may need to build or make arrangements for their own pedestal if the Polasek Museum cannot provide one.

Copyright of the artwork remains the sole property of the Artist. Artist grants the Polasek Museum permission to use printed or electronic images of artwork and the Artist's name on promotional materials including but not limited to the Polasek Museum web site, social media, marketing collateral (posters, rack cards, programs, etc.), advertisements and articles in newspapers, magazines and other periodicals, publications and direct & electronic mailings.

By submitting this application, you acknowledge and agree to permit the use and publication of the following information (excluding personal contact information) and images by the Polasek Museum to create marketing materials, to promote Summer of Love: Reflections on Pulse deemed appropriate by the Polasek Museum. The Polasek Museum may use the content in its sole discretion.