Each month, Litmus Gallery & Studios offers local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work for a full month in our gallery. We also have juried shows with multiple artists on an ongoing basis. All exhibits at Litmus can be viewed as part of downtown Raleigh’s First Friday ArtWalk, from 6pm to 9pm on the first Friday of each month.

CALL FOR ART

CALL FOR ART

Transitivity - February 2-21 2018

 First Friday reception, February 2, 6:00pm-9:00pm

 OK, you rebel artists listen up! Are you tired of seeing that soulless, generic, nonart that frequently attempts to class up the walls of businesses and even some homes! It is Crazy that it happens when there is so much original art available. You are invited to participate in a radical statement making art exhibit. For this exhibit artists will transform a generic reproduction or mass produced nonart into an original, one of a kind work of art. This is a non- juried exhibit.

In conjunction with this exhibit, at Litmus Gallery, on February 3, 1:00pm, Leatha Koefler will lead an open discussion on what to look for when you buy Art.

Step one-Enter the show: Each participating artist will find and purchase a generic looking reproduction or mass produced “art” piece. I see them at Goodwill all the time. Big box stores are also a good place to find them. You CAN NOT use an original work of art, only a reproduction or mass produced piece.  Send a digital image of the reproduction to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your name and contact information. You will be sent an entry form to be delivered with your work. Deadline to enter is January 10 2018. We will print a picture of the reproduction for display alongside your finished artwork.

Step Two-work your magic: The Artists will transform the reproduction into a work of unique art by working directly on top of it. Artists may use any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), any medium to transform the reproduction. However 10% of the reproduction must remain visible. That 10% can be in one area or it can be broken into many little parts.

Step Three-deliver your art: There is a nonrefundable entry fee, in cash or check/money order (made out to Leatha Koefler), due at the time of delivery: $20 for one entry, $25 for two and $30 for three entries. Deliver your transformed reproduction ready to hang, along with the completed entry form to Litmus Gallery, 312 W. Cabarrus St, Raleigh, January 25 or 27 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Calendar:

January 10 --Entry Deadline: Send a digital image of the reproduction along with your name and contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

January 25 and 27 - 10:00am – 2:00pm Deliver your art, entry form and entry fee

February 2 - 6:00pm-9:00pm First Friday reception at Litmus Gallery and Studios.

February 3 -- 1:00pm, Leatha Koefler will lead an open discussion on what to look for when you buy Art. This is free and all are welcome.

February 22 and 24 10:00am – 2:00pm pick up unsold work

Contact Leatha Koefler with questions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transitivity - Logic describes a given relation between terms such that if it exists between "a" and "b" and between "b" and "c," then it also exists between "a" and "c." Typical transitive relationships include "is greater than," "is equal to," and "is similar to."  (Encarta Dictionary)

Art To Be Treasured Holiday Market

ART TO BE TREASURED HOLIDAY MARKET

Prospectus

This exhibition is a non-juried exhibition to showcase outstanding original visual art that is priced at $99 and under and appropriate for the gift giving season. It is open to both professional and emerging artists who are 18 years or older using any visual media. Artists may submit 2-D and 3-D art, up to three (3) works. All works of art must be for sale. The exhibit will open Sunday December 10, 11:00am to 3:00pm and there will also be a reception on First Friday January 5, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Artwork will be on view through Jan 25th.

Artists who wish to participate should:

  1. Complete the entry form.
  2. Indicate your understanding and agreement with all exhibit rules and specifications.
  3. Do your best to promote the event on social media. We will advertise the event on Facebook, but collectively we can make more of an impact if everyone helps get the message out.

 

Rules and Specifications

  1. Works must be priced at $99.00 or less. It must be original and made by the submitting artist and committed to the show for the entire exhibition period. However if your works sells and is taken by a customer you may replace it with a comparable piece. Litmus Gallery & Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented, requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate by the Litmus Gallery committee.
  2. Presentation Specifications:
    – All 2D work must be completely prepared for hanging.

-  All artwork should have a label with the artist’s name and artwork title/price on the back.

– Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction.
– 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.

  1. Fees:There is a $15.00 fee to be included in this exhibit. The fee, cash/check/money order made out to James Fatata, will be collected at the time the art is delivered to Litmus Gallery.
  2. Deadline:For those wishing to submit art, Litmus Gallery & Studios must receive the art and entry form no later than December 2.
  3. Liability:Works are entered at the risk of the artist. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.
  4. Sales:Sales will be encouraged. A 5% commission will be collected on art sold during the exhibition. The artist is committed to the sale price submitted.
  5. Delivery of Art:All art must be hand-delivered to Litmus Gallery on the delivery date and time specified. Special arrangements for delivery at a different time may be possible: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to determine if a different delivery date is possible.
  6. Removal:Unless sold, all artwork must remain on view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works should be picked up on the specified date and time indicated.

Artist Calendar

Thursday, November 30: Accepted works hand-delivered to Gallery: 10am to 2 pm

Saturday, December 2: Alternate delivery date of art work: 1 pm to 3 pm

Thursday, January 25: Unsold art may be picked up: 10 am to 2pm

Saturday, January 27: Alternative pick up of unsold art: 1 pm to 3 pm

Exhibit Calendar

Sunday, December 10: Holiday Open House 11 am to 3 pm

Friday, January 5: First Friday Exhibition / Wine Reception 6-9 pm

December 7 – January 24: Exhibition open Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm and by appointment (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

ART TO BE TREASURED HOLIDAY MARKET

ENTRY FORM

 (Please print this entry form and bring a completed copy along with cash or check/money order (payable to James Fatata) to Litmus Gallery on the designated drop off dates. When you drop off your work we will provide labels for you to hand write and attach to your art.)

Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________________ State: _________ Zip: ________________

Best phone contact #: (          ) __________________________________ (___Home or Cell ___)

Email: ________________________________________________________________________

Website: ______________________________________________________________________

Entry #1Title: __________________________________________________________________

Medium: ______________________________________________________________________

Dimensions (H, W, D): ____________________________________________Price: _________

Entry #2 Title: _________________________________________________________________

Medium: ______________________________________________________________________

Dimensions (H, W, D): ____________________________________________Price: _________

Entry #3Title: __________________________________________________________________

Medium: ______________________________________________________________________

Dimensions (H, W, D): ___________________________________________ Price: __________

I hereby acknowledge that the entries submitted to be solely my work of original concept and to be entered at my own risk.  I understand that the utmost care will be taken handling my work, and that Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.  I agree to allow images or photos of my work to be reproduced for use for publicity for the exhibition.  Submitting works of art to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on my part to the conditions set forth in the prospectus. 

Signature: ________________________________________________ Date: ______________

DOWNLOAD - October 2017

Resident Litmus Artists Jayne Walther and Leatha Koefler created the DOWNLOAD exhibit. The exhibit is an ongoing collaborative exploration that playfully examines the connectedness of humanity and technology. For further information visit www.downloadexhibit.com.

Reception October 6th • 6-9pm
on view through October 24th
Litmus Gallery and Studios
Litmus Gallery & Studios
312 West Cabarrus Street
Raleigh NC 27601
919-571-3605