Call for Artists for THE Gallery, Discover Quincy's FREE Summer Pop Up Art Gallery. DEADLINE - Midnight, June 8

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 3:25pm

THANK YOU to the 100+ artists who have applied to The Gallery. Applications are now closed.

Calling all local artists! Thanks to a local developer, Discover Quincy welcomes local artists with the opportunity to show and sell their work at no cost, at THE GALLERY! We will accept 40 artists, who will hang 4-5 pieces of their work for the duration of the show. Each week, we will have space for four artists selling handmade works (jewelry, fiber, ceramics, etc).  Zero cost to submit and show, you make 100% commission - the Gallery takes nothing! This is a non-profit 7 week Art Show with the mission of bringing Arts & Culture to the foreground in Quincy. We will continue to accept admissions until spots are full.

As part of its NEW program series "50 Days of FREEdom", Discover Quincy will host THE GALLERY on Friday nights this summer (see below for details) in Quincy Center. The revitalization of downtown Quincy creates a unique opportunity to give artists access to otherwise unaffordable retail space, before the building is demolished in the fall. Perfect for a pop-up gallery! Applicants will be juried and accepted until all spaces are filled. Priority will be given to Quincy area artists, with an area reserved for members of the Quincy Art Association. Each week, Discover Quincy will also provide space at THE GALLERY for 4 artists to show and sell unique, handmade works. Acceptance is based upon the quality and originality of the work as well as booth presentation. In order to ensure a balanced and varied selection of exhibitors, we may limit the number of exhibitors accepted in any single genre. This is an exciting opportunity for local artists to share (and sell!) their work within the up-and-coming art community in Quincy.

IMPORTANT DATES
June 8: application deadline
June 10: accepted artists notified
June 11-14: artwork drop off
June 19: show opens
August 1: artwork pick up

THE GALLERY will be free and open to the public on six Friday nights from 6:00-10:00pm: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Each of these Friday nights, THE GALLERY show will also include live entertainment, a cash bar, and great local art for sale!

For more information, please contact Margaret Laforest, Executive Director at 617-639-1117.

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