Artist Open Call - Textures

The theme, Textures, invites artists to experiment with different textures within their artwork. Whether a physical texture or visually created. Both realism and abstract art will be considered. Our gallery features contemporary art and the concept is considered in judging.

Overt Space Gallery + Gift is a vibrant and creative space for artists and makers, split between gallery and gift shop. Perfect for emerging and mid-career artists seeking places to share their work in a gallery setting with lots of foot traffic as well as a high conversion rate with online sales.


Important Dates For Participating Artists

Deadline for Receiving Entries April 29nd, 2024

Results Emailed to Artists May 8th, 2024

Accepted Artwork Shipped to Gallery May 21st, 2024

Art Exhibition Opens June 7th, 2024

Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived July 21st, 2024

Entry Fee: $25.00 for 3 entries

Award Info: Winners(1st-3rd) will split cash prizes ranging from $500-1,000 - depending how many submissions we receive. Honorable mentions for 4th and 5th place.

All accepted entries will be featured in a printed publication by the gallery and blog. Awarded artists will receive more space for interviews. All entries will have their name listed in our printed publication.

Location: All artists residing in the USA are eligible to participate. This group show is located at Overt Space Gallery in Stoughton, WI. Artwork will need to be shipped to the gallery before the exhibition. Artwork will also be available on our website. Artists do not need to be present for the show.

Artwork Requirements: Artwork must be ready to hang and must not exceed 60” in either direction and must not stick out from the wall 6”. Photography is not accepted for this show. Artwork must be for sale. 

The commission split is 60% artist/40% gallery.

All original works will be considered; All 2D artwork and 3D wall hangable artwork. Our gallery uses the STAS Hanging system and cannot be nailed to the wall. 

Overt Space is family-friendly and has people of all ages walk through the gallery. Please keep this in mind when submitting artwork. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Judges: Katherine Simdon, Monica Miller

Shipping Artwork: Artists are responsible for shipping artwork to the gallery and must provide a prepaid return shipping label addressed to themselves from the gallery.

Hand-delivered work must be delivered by May 26th, 2024 and picked up by July 28th, 2024. Special arrangements can be made for alternate pickup dates.

Application Requirements

  • Up to 3 pieces may be submitted on each application, one image per piece.
  • Images must be of the actual work to be exhibited.
  • Photography not accepted.
  • Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit).
  • Work must have been completed in the last three years.
  • Piece(s) must not have been shown previously at Overt Space Gallery.
  • All pieces must be for sale.
  • Artists Statement - All applicants must submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters.

Liability: Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork while in transit to and from the gallery and for the duration of the exhibition. All accepted artwork will be handled with professional care; however, Overt Space Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to artwork while in transit to and from the gallery and while on the premises.

Damaged boxes and crates will remain unopened pending notification to the artist.

Work unclaimed by the sender at the return address on the crate is not the responsibility of Overt Space Gallery.

Artwork not picked up by the artist by June 9th, unless special arrangements have been made with Overt Space Gallery, is not the responsibility of Overt Space Gallery.

How to apply: 

Open Calls are submitted through SlideRoom and you will need to create an account. It only takes about 2 minutes and it will save all your info for future submissions! You will be able to start the application and finish later if you need more time.

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