Call for Submissions - Salon of Inclusiveness 2018, Holiday Show + Sale

$25.00

THIS YEAR WE ARE BRINGING OUR ANNUAL SALON SHOW TO A  NEW AND LARGER VENUE!
For the 5th year we bring our annual SALON OF INCLUSIVENESS to our brand new space, Black Cat Showroom, at 1785 St Clair West!
 
ATTENTION ARTISTS - WORKING IN ALL MEDIUMS, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Black Cat Artspace's 5th annual, Salon of Inclusiveness 
 
Exhibition runs from December 6th 2018 –Jan 17th 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 25th, 2018
To celebrate the end of the year, we are using the fundamental idea of crowdsourcing to bring together a large and inclusive group show.
 
No medium or work will be rejected from this show,
the only requirements are as follows:
 
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
- Artwork must be able to be hung on our gallery walls
- Sized no more than 4 and a half feet in width or height, the submission fee is PER sq. Foot
- The submission fee is $25.00 per 12 inch x 12 inch square foot of wall space
- No more than 2 artworks by any one artist
- Artwork must be priced between $50 - $500 with nothing over
- The gallery will not take commission on any work sold
 
Photos from previous years:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBlackCatTO/photos/?tab=album&album_id=688932324609575
As an alternative space, Black Cat Artspace doesn't have to answer to any particular set of aesthetics or rules, and as a result has held a wide variety of shows, in a number of mediums grace the walls over the past four and a half years.
 
The Salon of Inclusiveness is a playful and positive take on the Salon des Refusés. In 1863 two thirds of paintings submitted for the Paris Salon were refused by the conservative French Academy. Rejected work included that by artists such as Courbet, Édouard Manet, Camille Pissaro and Johan Jongkind, whose work didn’t align with traditional tastes. So many artists protested this vast rejection, that a new exhibition was organized – the ‘Salon des
Refusés’, held in another part of the Palais de Industrias. The attention from this event undermined the French Academy and served to legitimize the emerging forms of avant-garde art.
 
Due to the popularity of the show in previous years we will be hosting TWO Opening reception(s):
December 6th, 2018 - 7pm - 10:30pm
December 7th, 2018 - 7pm - 10:30pm
 
Near the beginning of each opening there will be time for a friendly and informal critique where anyone showing can explain their work and others will have a chance to offer a critique or ask questions.
 
Exhibition runs from December 6th 2018 – January 17th 2019
 
Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday: 2-7pm
Monday-Wednesday: Closed
We've determined a safe estimate of the usable wall space of hanging a show salon style in the space, allowing for varying sizes and shapes and have determined a set hanging fee of $25.00 per 12 inch x 12 inch square, with a limit of maximum of 2 works per artist and no work can be over 4 and a half feet in width or height.
 
And, like many shows we host, the work can be for sale, commission free!
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