Bees (& the Birds) Art Show

SUBMISSION CALL FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL

Bees (& the birds) Show 2017

Artists helping pollinators! #artistssavethebees #artistshelpingpollinators #beesandthebirdsartshow2017

 

OPEN CALL for ARTISTS Want to make a difference with your art and help the bees?

NEW this YEAR!

We're looking for BOTH Fine Artists and Craftspersons to participate in the

3rd ANNUAL Bees (& the birds) group show

to raise funds & awareness for our friends the bees

The show will be held once again at the TEST Gallery (Graven Feather Gallery) 906 Queen St. W., Toronto from JUNE 7th to JUNE 20th, 2017.

SHOW HOURS:

Wednesday, June 7 12-5,

Thursday, June 8 12-7

Opening night reception 5-8

Friday, June 9 12-7

Saturday, June 10 12-6

Sunday, June 11 12-6

Wednesday, June 14 12-5

Thursday, June 15 12-7

Friday, June 16 12-7

Saturday, June 17 12-6

Sunday, June 18 12-6

CLOSING DAY Tuesday, June 20 12-5

 

Details for this open call show For FINE ARTISTS

NEW Fine artists can submit bee or pollinator themed 2D original artwork up to 24 x 30 inches total size. Only 20 fine artists will be accepted in the salon style show.

  SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 30, 2017 Apply by emailing the following information to beesandthebirds@rogers.com
  • Your contact info including name/website/email/cell
  • A short (1 paragraph) bio *include in the body of the email please. NO word attachments thanks.
  • A working website link, or 3 jpeg images of work similar to what you wish to display at the show.
  • Note: a $35 + hst hanging fee is payable upon acceptance and must be paid in full by May 25, 2017.
  • The gallery retains a 15% commission + 3% credit card charge on sold work.
  • NEW this year, the commission rate is LOWER, but the bees will still receive 10% of fine art sales.
  • In addition to sold work, a portion of all show fees will go to the David Suzuki Foundation's bee program.
 

For CRAFTSPERSONS

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 30, 2017

Apply by emailing the following information to beesandthebirds@rogers.com

  • Your contact info including your name/name of your business/your webite/email/cell
  • A short (1 paragraph) bio included in the body of your email. NO word attachments please.
  • If not apparent on your website, an explanation, picture or link to your bee theme work and/or how your work fits the theme of the show.
  • NEW This year Craftspersons work will be displayed at the discretion of the show organizers, retail style.
  • You are not responsible for being with your work, or setting up your work. If your work needs special display furnishing, show organizers would appreciate if you provide them.
  • The number of pieces you leave at the show will depend on the size of your work. A good rule of thumb to begin is @10 pieces. You will be welcome to replenish stock during the two week show.
  • Note: Craftspersons will pay a $20 + hst admission fee upon acceptance and must be paid in full by May 25, 2017.
  • A portion of all show fees will go to the David Suzuki Foundation's bee program.
  • Craftspersons work will be subject to a consignment split of 60% to the artist - 40% to the gallery.
  • All consignment proceeds, less 10% to the gallery and any credit card fees, will be donated to help the bees. The remaining 60% will go to the artist.
 

Bees (& the Birds) Show runs June 7 to June 20, 2017

OPENING NIGHT JUNE 8th Our address is: TEST Gallery 906 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1G9

Contact email for show: beesandthebirds@rogers.com. SEE FAQ’s below.

Bee show FAQ’S

Common questions about the show answered

Who gets the proceeds?

All the funds raised are directed specifically to the David Suzuki Foundation's bee program.

For fine artists - Can I submit more than one piece?

You can fit one piece that fits within the 24 x 30 inch space per artist. If your work is small, then you can submit another piece, keeping in mind appropriate spacing between pieces. Also, you will be welcome to replace sold pieces during the show as long as the piece stays within the show theme.

Do you accept prints?

Yes we accept prints. If you are exhibiting as a fine artist, prints need to be hand printed and in limited runs. NEW this year, we also welcome additional artist prints in a flip style display unit. Prints in this area will be accepted on consignment only at the discretion of the show organizers. The prints will be subject to a consignment split of 60% to the artist and 40% to the gallery. All consignment proceeds, less 10% to the gallery and any credit card fees, will be donated to help the bees.

For craftspersons - how many pieces do I bring as a craftsperson?

The number of pieces you bring for the opening of the show will depend on your work. The average to begin with is @10 pieces per craftspersons. There is limited storage at the gallery, but the show organizers will be in touch during the show and are happy to replenish your stock during the run of the show.

Is there an opening?

Yes! There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. You will be welcome to invite friends, family and patrons to attend the reception and encourage them to come anytime during the show's run. Show opening hours will be clearly posted in your acceptance information package.

Where does my show fee go?

Ten percent of your show fee goes directly to the David Suzuki Foundation's bee program. The rest of the show fee goes toward renting the gallery space, publicity and to provide refreshments for the opening night on Thursday, June 8th. The above noted percentage of your sales will go directly to the same bee charity. The show is completely volunteer run.

As a participating artist, how can I help?

The show is volunteer run and as such relies on active participation from the artists. Please plan to attend the show some time during the run, and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Helping promote the show using your social media to spread the scope of the reach is essential to the success of the show! The show organizers will provide you with show hashtags in your acceptance package.
 

SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT

We'll be at Patagonia Toronto (500 King Street West) to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and raise awareness about the bees. We'll be joined by the founder of the Heritage Bee Company, Debbie Gray, who will bring one of their hive boxes!

   

Scene from bee show 2016.

Scene from bee show 2015

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