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BECA gallery
11-20-2007, 11:45 PM
OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS - GULF SOUTH REGION
http://becagallery.typepad.com

BECA gallery presents the 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit' from January 5 - 31, 2008. This competition for group exhibition is open to all visual artists residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida working in 2-D and 3-D mediums. One artist chosen from this group exhibition will be offered a solo show at BECA gallery to open in mid-2008.

The purpose of the 'Gulf South Regional Contemporary Art Exhibit' is to discover and highlight new emerging Gulf South contemporary artists, their current work and the ideas that are motivating their creative processes. The exhibition is juried by gallery representatives who are seeking the most innovative works to feature during this inaugural group exhibit.
GALLERY INFO. - BECA gallery is an acronym that stands for Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art. We strive to serve as a bridge by which emerging contemporary art flows between New Orleans and the larger contemporary arts community abroad. The gallery is situated in the heart of the New Orleans arts district and is located directly across the street from the Contemporary Arts Center and within close walking distance to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Our gallery is artist run and will host 12 exhibits each year. Six exhibits feature local emerging contemporary art and 6 exhibits feature international emerging contemporary art.
ELIGIBILITY - This call is open to all visual artists without representation in New Orleans, LA residing in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida working in 2-D and 3-D mediums including painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, photography, digital art, graphics, etc. (We are currently unable to accept performance art, film or video submissions.) Artists must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by December 11, 2007 via postal mail or commercial carrier such as DHL, UPS, Fed Ex, etc. with no signature required. In addition, no in person delivery of applications can be accepted.
FEES - You may submit up to 5 images of your artwork for a fee of $20. If you wish to submit more than 5 images please include $5 for each additional image. Fee payment should be made by check or money order in US funds payable to ‘BECA gallery’ and included with your submission.
IMAGE SUBMISSION - Images of artwork being submitted for consideration may be sent as 8.5" x 11" prints (photographs, laser or high quality inkjet copies) or as 8” x 10” 72dpi jpeg images on a PC formatted CD. (We love macs but don't have one). Please label each print and/or CD with your name, contact phone and email along with the same image information listed on your submission sheet below.
RETURN OF MATERIALS - If you wish to have your submission materials returned, please include a SASE with sufficient postage along with your application.
NOTIFICATION - All artists will be notified of the selection results via email on December 15, 2007.
DELIVERY AND RETURN OF ARTWORK – All selected work must arrive ready to be hung or installed (with any applicable installation instructions included) no later than December 31, 2007. Please insure your artwork while in transit. BECA gallery only insures the artwork once it arrives at our location. In the event that an artist’s selected work/s do not sell, the artist is responsible for pick-up or return shipping and insurance charges.
SALES: All work selected will be subject to a 50% commission on sales made by BECA gallery.

SUBMISSION SHEET:

Artist Name_________________________________________________________

Address__________________________________________________________________

City___________________________________State___________Zip_________________

Tel ( ) ____________________ Email___________________________________

Images - Please list title, medium and dimensions below for each image. If you are submitting a CD of images, please list file names:
1. _______________________________________________________________________
2. _______________________________________________________________________
3. _______________________________________________________________________
4. ______________________________________________________________________
5. _______________________________________________________________________
6. _______________________________________________________________________
7. _______________________________________________________________________
8. _______________________________________________________________________

FEES: $20 for five (5) images, $5 each additional.
Remember to enclose:
1) Materials 2) Submission Sheet 3) SASE 4) Entry Fee

Please make checks payable to BECA gallery and mail completed application to:
BECA gallery, 527 St. Joseph Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Our phone number for express delivery services is (504) 483-7065.