Gallery Exhibition Proposals
Starfangled Press is excited to announce an open call for Solo Exhibition Proposals.
Each year, from April - November the Starfangled Press gallery is dedicated to showcasing solo-exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists working in print media, with preference given to emerging or early career artists.
The gallery features 25 feet of wall space with 8 foot 9-inch ceilings. A storefront window that is approximately 7 feet wide with a 33-inch deep platform is also available for potential installations.
Artists are responsible for delivery, return, and pricing of all artwork. The Gallery commission is 40%. Exhibitions install/deinstall the fourth week of each month with opening receptions held on that Friday night in conjunction with the Brevard Fourth Friday Art Walk. Exhibitions are open to the public six days a week, with two large storefront windows providing excellent public exposure of the artwork 24/7.
Cradled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Starfangled Press is located in downtown Brevard, NC at the crossroads of Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Gorges State Park, and Bracken Mountain Nature Reserve. Filled with tremendous cultural and natural opportunities, visitors from around the globe come each year to partake in the many music festivals, waterfalls, and cycling trails that surround Brevard.
Eligibility: Anyone working in print media may submit a proposal. This includes artists who use traditional printmaking techniques, such as etching, lithography, relief printing, and screen print. It also includes artists who make hybrid prints, monoprints, artists books, and print installations. Artists should bear in mind the need for a consistent and very strong body of work, and the gallery preference for emerging and early career artists.
Curator: Starfangled Press will curate all gallery artist selections, with occasional assistance from professional advisors. Invitations to exhibit at Starfangled Press are extended on a rolling basis.
Delivery and Return of Work: Artists must cover the cost to transport the artwork to and from the gallery. All work selected for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may not be shown. Accepted work that differs significantly from the submitted images or suffers from poor presentation, may not be shown. Please note that professional-level presentation is a must. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. Exhibited work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become the property of Starfangled Press.
Sale of Work: All work, unless indicated as not for sale (NFS), will be available for sale during the exhibit. Starfangled Press will retain a commission of 40% on all artwork sold during the exhibition.
Insurance: Works will be insured while on gallery premises by our Business Owner’s Policy as the Property of Others. If any of the Artworks are lost, destroyed, or stolen, the Gallery will reimburse the Artist the ACV (Actual Cash Value) of the Artwork - as determined by our Insurance Agency - thereof within thirty  days after the receipt of the insurance proceeds. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by a failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed by the artist, or disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship, or incidental damage to works whose artist-directed presentation methods put them at risk. The artist must be capable of providing proof of value in the event of any necessary insurance claim. In general, we recommend artists to have separate insurance coverage on their artworks to ensure full coverage and protection while in transit, and as a supplement to gallery and other venue insurance.
How To Apply
Entry ChecklistSubmit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the process and formatting described below:
- Email Subject Line - "Artist's Full Name - Exhibition Proposal Submission"
- Please Be Sure To Include In Your Message:
- Your Name
- Your Website Or Social Media Links
- A short description of the proposed exhibition, including a statement on how your work is a perfect fit for the Starfangled Press gallery
- Please Attach To Your Message:
- 3- 5 high-quality images of recent work
- An Image List
- Artist Bio + Statement (1 page)
- Artist Resume (1 page)
Images: Please submit 3-5 images of recent work. The image files should be in high-quality JPEG format, with a minimum of 1500 pixels in any direction at 300dpi.
File Naming: All entry files must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the entry number as noted on the entry form (i.e. Smith_Jane_001.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as title of work, etc.
How To Submit
Email: All applications are to be submitted via email. (send to: email@example.com). The email should include the artist's full name as subject along with 'Exhibition Proposal Submission.'
Images and Info: Starfangled Press accepts only digital images for consideration. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity should the artists be invited to show at the Gallery. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work.
Review of Entries: Starfangled Press will review entries and extend invitations to exhibit in our gallery on a rolling basis.