WOW! It's been 12 consecutive years...soon to be 13! Who knew in the year 2000, when I started Reader's Art in East Lansing, Michigan, that it would still be an annual event 13 years later!
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Reader's Art 13:New Beginnings
March 8-April 26, 2013
A show of artists books with a focus on new beginnings…political or otherwise.
In this election year, it seemed reasonable to consider new beginnings. Certainly the politicians are always declaring a "new vision" for America. What new beginnings might you like to see?
While politically motivated work will have an advantage, all work that deals with the wide open theme of New Beginnings will be considered.
This is show of ARTISTS BOOKS. All media and structures that can be construed as a book or refer sufficiently to bookness will be considered. Artists should send between 3-10 jpg's and a resume and/or artists statement.
Applications are due Jan 15, 2013
2-d and 3-d are welcome.
All media welcome, all approaches, even installation and performance. Editions or one of a kind books and book objects or book referential work. I am always willing to expand the reaches of book art to the edges of the known universe and beyond.
HOW TO APPLY
Send accurate slides,photos, MAC compatible cd-rom of the work you plan to show, with SASE for return, or Email high quality jpg’s.
Written explanation of the work is welcomed.
Appointments may be made for in-person viewing of work.
Accepted artists will be expected to provide a resume and artist’s statement about their work and press clippings. Accepted artists will be asked to provide client lists as well.
SALES AT SUSAN HENSEL GALLERY are encouraged. but not required. You may send NFS work.
All work is sold on consignment. The gallery keeps 40% of the sale price. The artist receives 60% of the sale price.
INSURANCE, SHIPPING, SECURITY
Susan Hensel Gallery carries a basic loss policy that will pay the artist 60% of the sale price in the event of theft or total loss. The gallery building also has a security system and residential occupancy.
All shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Accepted work must be sent with return UPS or FedEX barcoded shipping label enclosed; You can set up an online account at UPS or FED EX. No charges accrue until your package is shipped. If a piece sells, return shipping is not charged as the box will not be shipped. All return shipping MUST be by FEDEX or UPS. No exceptions. No COD’s.
1000 postcards will be distributed
local, area and national press kits will be sent
email and fax publicity
and your help planning guerrilla marketing
DATES and CHECKLIST
• slides, jpg’s, photos for up to 10 works, w/ SASE, slides/jpg’s due: Jan 15, 2013.
• resume and/or artists statement
• Accepted work due March 1, 2013. Return shipping MUST be enclosed with the actual pre-paid labels. Accepted work must be sent with return UPS or FedEX barcoded shipping label enclosed; You can set up an online account at UPS or FED EX. No charges accrue until your package is shipped. If a piece sells, return shipping is not charged as the box will not be shipped. All return shipping MUST be by FEDEX or UPS. No exceptions. No COD's.
• artists reception Saturday, March 8, 5-9 pm
• all work picked up at end of show April 27 -29, please call for times.
Susan Hensel Gallery
3441 Cedar Ave. S,
Minneapolis, MN 55407
phone/fax 612 722-2324