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  • 01 Aug 2014 4:12 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)


    THE SALEM ARTS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS ITS

    ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW.

    EXHIBIT LOCATION: Artists’ Row Building #2, 24 New Derby Street in Salem

    WORK SOUGHT: Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces, no larger than 18 x 24”and wired to hang with no sawtooths.

    ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 6 pm. and Monday, July 28, from 5 to 7 pm. In person drop-off only. Unsolicited mail will not be returned and artists will be notified via email if work is not accepted.

    Participation is free for members of the Salem Arts Association.

    INSURANCE: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under 51000 are insured for catastrophic loss only. Works With a value of over $1 000 are not insured by the SAA. Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they Wish additional coverage

    If your work is accepted into the exhibition a two undefined hour volunteer slot is required. Please the two-hour slot you are available .

    To sign up for a "Sitting" please navigate to our "Retail Sign Up" page and click the orange button at the bottom of the page. There you can register for a day to sit in the gallery if your work has been accepted or sign up for a day if you have items in the retail section of the SAA. Thank you!
  • 03 Jul 2014 9:50 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

                   


    A Call for Art!  The theme for SAA’s July exhibit is “From the Earth”.  What does that mean to you?  Do you think of planting and gardening, or fossils, rocks and volcanoes?  Supporting locally grown crops?  Do you think of Astrology?  How the Earth was formed?  Do you think of Earth tones?  Or being grounded?  Salt of the earth?  Life on Earth?  Nature?  Earthlings?  Your work can reflect any aspect of or about the earth, in anything from a literal translation to “what on Earth”?  Be adventurous and share your work with the community! 


    Exhibit Dates: July 3-31, 2014.  Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.  Exhibition reception: Saturday, July 12thth from 4-6 p.m.

    Exhibit Location: Artists' Row

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooths, and professionally presented.

    UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS.  NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS - THEY WILL NOT HANG.

    Size Limits: What fits through the door

    Eligibility: Open to all artists

    Fees: SAA Members: Free.

               Non-Members: $5.00 fee per entry.

    Artwork Drop-Off:  Sunday June 29th from 3-5 and Monday June 30th from 4-6 pm
    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY.  Unsolicited mail will not be returned.

    Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted. 

    Work Not Accepted:  Pick up on Thursday, July 3rd from 4-7 pm

    Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only.  Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA.  Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage


    SALEM ARTS     From the Earth SHOW ENTRY FORM         JULY 2014

     

    Artist Name __________________________________________________________________

     

    City/ST/Zip ___________________________________________________________________

     

    E-mail ______________________________ Website _________________________________

     

    Best Phone: ____________________________ 2nd Best Phone ________________________

     

    If your work is accepted into the exhibition, a two-hour volunteer slot is required. Please fill-in the two-hour slot you are available____________________. 

    ____________________________________          ________________________

    (signature please)                                                    (date)

     

    You may also signup through SignUp Genius :

    http://salemartsassociation.org/Retail-Sitting-Sign-Up

     

    JUDGED BY CLAUDIA KAUFMAN:

    A resident of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Kaufman is a member of the Copley Society of Art, North Shore, Rockport and Marblehead Arts Associations and has been a frequent exhibitor and award winner in greater Boston area exhibits. She also is an oil painting instructor.

     

    After receiving an undergraduate degree in fine art, she worked as a commercial artist in New York City and Boston followed by a career as marketing executive/creative director of a national healthcare technology company. 

     

    Kaufman has studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mass College of Art and completed a post baccalaureate residency program in painting at Brandeis University. Her studio practice is in Marblehead, MA.

     

    Claudia will decide the following awards for this show: Best of Show, Outstanding work and Honorable Mention.

     


    SAA INFO  (DO NOT CUT THIS)

     

    Artist ______________________________________

     

    Title _______________________________________

     

    Medium ___________________________________

     

    Dimensions _______________________________

     

    Price _______________Value if NFS ___________

    Artwork 1 Tag (FOR ARTWORK & LABELING)

     

    Artist ______________________________________

     

    Title _______________________________________

     

    Medium ___________________________________

     

    Dimensions _______________________________

     

    Price _______________Value if NFS __________



    SAA INFO   (DO NOT CUT THIS)

     

    Artist ______________________________________

     

    Title _______________________________________

     

    Medium ___________________________________

     

    Dimensions _______________________________

     

    Price _______________Value if NFS __________

     

     

     

    SAA INFO   (DO NOT CUT THIS)

     

    Artist ______________________________________

     

    Title _______________________________________

     

    Medium ___________________________________

     

    Dimensions _______________________________

     

    Price _______________Value if NFS ______

    Artwork 2 Tag (FOR ARTWORK & LABELING) 

     

    Artist ______________________________________

     

    Title _______________________________________

     

    Medium ___________________________________

     

    Dimensions _______________________________

     

    Price ______________Value if NFS ___________

     

     

     

    Artwork 3 Tag (FOR ARTWORK & LABELING)

     

    Artist ______________________________________

     

    Title _______________________________________

     

    Medium ___________________________________

     

    Dimensions _______________________________

     

    Price _______________Value if NFS __________



  • 20 May 2014 8:44 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
              


    Fire & Spice

                   June 1- 29, 2014  Artists Reception June 14th,   4-6 pm

     

    This year the theme of the Salem Arts Festival is “spice” because it was such an integral part of Salem's early history and this year June 25th marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Salem Fire. Your work can reflect any aspect of what that might have meant to live in the community during the fire and it's aftermath or work that expresses what “spice” means to you.

    • All member artists are invited to submit 3 pieces

    Size Limits:  What fits through the door

     

    Exhibit Dates: June 1-29, 2014.  Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.  Exhibition reception: Saturday, June 14thth from 4-6 p.m.

    Exhibit Location: Artists' Row

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooths, and professionally presented.

    UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS.  NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS / THEY WILL NOT HANG 

    Size Limits: What fits through the door

    Eligibility: Open to all  members for free 

    Fees: SAA Members: Free.

    Artwork Drop-Off:  Sunday June 1st from 3-5 and Monday June 2nd from 4-6 pm
    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY.  Unsolicited mail will not be returned.
     

    Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted.

    Work Not Accepted:  Pick up on Thursday,  June 5th from 4-7 pm

     Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only.  Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA.  Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage

    DOWNLOAD THE CALL HERE




  • 13 Jan 2014 6:34 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

         


    The Beauty of Form:
    Celebrating Architecture and the Opening of Ames Hall

                   February 6-8, 2014  Artists Reception February 8th,   1-4 pm,  R.S.V.P. required


    The Salem YMCA has asked Salem Arts Association to exhibit art during their grand re-opening of Ames Hall on February 6-8, 2014.

    There are three spaces: Beautiful Ames Hall, the marble and stained glass foyer, and the reception gallery room. We will hang in the reception room which has 4 large high walls and we can spill out into the foyer with easels if submitted. All work will be locked up when there is no reception.

    It is a Grand new space in Salem.

    The first few days will be private receptions for donors but any artist whose work is in the exhibiton will be admitted for free on Saturday February 8th from 1-4 p.m.

    Artwork in the vicinity of 18"x 24" is acceptable.

    Artwork larger than that must have an easel.

    No room for installations.

    Free to members and Non-members are invited to submit at $10 per piece. 100% of any sale goes to the artists.

     

    • All member artists are invited to submit 3 pieces

    Size Limits: 18” x 24” maximum, 5 lbs. maximum each, hung with multiple 3M to not disturb the wall

    • Larger pieces are welcome but must be accompanied with an easel for display

    Exhibit Dates: February 6-8, 2014.  Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.  Exhibition reception: Saturday, February 8th from 1-4 p.m. RSVP required so you do not need to pay admission. Private receptions will take place from February 6-8th.

    Exhibit Location: 1 Sewall Street, Salem MA

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooth hardware, and professionally presented.

    UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS.  NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS / THEY WILL NOT HANG

    Size Limits: 18” x 24” maximum unless accompanied with an easel

    Eligibility: Open to all  members for free and non-members $10 per piece.

    Fees: SAA Members: Free.

    Non-members: $10 per piece

    Artwork Drop-Off:  Monday and Tuesday February 3 and 4th from 4 pm to 7 pm
    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY.  Unsolicited mail will not be returned.

    Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted.

    Work Not Accepted:  Pick up on Wednesday, February 5th from 4-7 pm

    Exhibit Closing Pick Up: Sunday, February 9th, 3pm-6 pm.  IN-PERSON PICK-UP ONLY. No works will be mailed. SAA is not responsible for work damaged, lost, or stolen, after the deadline pick up date.

    Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only.  Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA.  Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage

    The YMCA will display the work throughout all their private opening receptions. Work is available for sale and 100% of the sale goes to the artists. Customers will contact the artists directly after the opening weekend. Please put you preferred method of contact on the take-in form. It should include your email and your telephone number.

     Artists are invited to the Saturday open house from 1-4 pm.

    DOWNLOAD THE CALL HERE

  • 02 Jan 2014 6:29 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)



    4th Annual Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition at the Hawthorne Hotel

    Limited space is available to participate in our 4th Annual Artists & Authors Winter Exhibition.

    Exhibit Date: February 19, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m.

    Artists must arrive by 4 p.m. and be set up completely before the 5 p.m. opening. Breakdown will occur directly after the event at 9 p.m. Tables will be provided by the Hawthorne Hotel.  

    Exhibit Location: The Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom, Salem, MA

    Work Sought: All Visual Artists are invited to show fine art work only, framed or presented professionally for sale. (Send  2  JPG’s  of  actual  work  to  be  presented  to  the  email  address  on  the  application  form.) Writers and Poets whose work has been published are invited to present their publications for sale. (Send a JPG of your publication cover and/or your jacket bio pic.)

    Eligibility: Open to all artists 18+ (SAA Student Artist Member work is eligible for entry regardless of age). Fees: SAA Members, $20; Non-member, $30; Writers Groups $30

    DEADLINE: JAN 29, 2014

    SAA Commission: SAA will not take commission on works sold. Table fees pay for room set-up, bartender, and promotional expenses.

    Acceptance Notification: Artists/Authors will be notified by e-mail of acceptance.

    Insurance: Works of fine art with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only. Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA. Artists must provide their own  insurance  if  they  wish  additional  coverage.


    Download the call here

  • 26 Sep 2013 10:54 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

                  

                   October 3-November 2, 2013   Reception: October 12 from 4-6 pm          

     

    • All member artists are invited to submit 3 pieces

    Size Limits: 16” x 20” maximum including frame

     

    Exhibit Dates: Oct 3- Nov 2. Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.

    Exhibition reception: Saturday, Oct 12, 4-6 pm

     Exhibit Location: Artists' Row Building #2,
    24 New Derby St., Unit #4

     Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooths, and professionally presented.

     UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS.  NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS / THEY WILL NOT HANG

     Size Limits: 16” x 20” maximum including frame

     Eligibility: Open to all  members.

     Fees: SAA Members: Free.

    Artwork Drop-Off:  Sunday, Sept. 29  Noon to 6 p.m. and Monday, Sept 30  from 6-8 p.m. 
    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY.  Unsolicited mail will not be returned.

     Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted.

     Work Not Accepted:  Pick up on Thursday,

    October 3 from Noon-7 p.m.

     Exhibit Closing Pick Up: Sat., Nov. 2 from Noon-4 pm  IN-PERSON PICK-UP ONLY. No works will be mailed. SAA is not responsible for work damaged, lost, or stolen, after the deadline pick up date.

     Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only.  Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA.  Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage


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  • 26 Aug 2013 5:50 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Mini Marvels Exhibit


    September 5-29, 2013 Reception: September 14 from 4-6 pm
    Music by Dave Bailin & friends
    • All member artsts are invited to submit 3-5 pieces
    • Size Limits: 8”x 10” maximum including frame

    Exhibit Dates: Sept. 5-29. Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.

    Exhibit reception: Saturday, Sept. 14, 4-6 pm
    Exhibit Location: Artists' Row Building #2, 24 New Derby St., Unit #4

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooth, and professionally presented.

    UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS / THEY WILL NOT HANG

    Size Limits: 8”x 10” maximum including frame
    Eligibility: Open to all members.

    Fees: SAA Members: Free.
    Artwork Drop-Of: Saturday, August 31, Noon to 6 pm and Sunday, Sept 1 from Noon-6 pm IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY. Unsolicited mail will not be returned.

    Acceptance Notification: Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted.

    Work Not Accepted: Pick up on Thursday, September 5 from 3-7 pm
    Exhibit Closing Pick Up: Sunday, Sept. 29, 3pm-6 pm. IN-PERSON PICK-UP ONLY.

    No works will be mailed. SAA is not responsible for work damaged, lost, or stolen, after the deadline pick up date.
    Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only. Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA. Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage

    Download the "Call" here .PDF format
  • 14 Aug 2013 8:34 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
    THE GIFT

    Salem Arts Association’s


    7th PEM Inspirational Show based on the Peabody Essex Museum’s
    Fabergé Revealed Judged by Dean Lahikainen, the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, Peabody Essex Museum
    A Call for Art! Submit your art to SAA’s signature exhibit. After visiting the PEM’s show Fabergé Revealed, be inspired to think about: What is a gift? What does it mean to give a gift?, Have you created a gift you’d be willing to share with the community? Dean Lahikainen, PEM curator of Fabergé Revealed, will jury this special exhibit. The exhibit will be located on PEM property, at 181 Essex St., first floor (the former Signatures clothing store on the pedestrian mall) in historic Salem, Massachusetts. The exhibit will run September 6-29. Take in is August 30 and 31, 4-8pm at the exhibit location at 181 Essex Street. 2-3 pieces can be submitted: all pieces need to framed and WIRED appropriatelyundefinedsaw-tooth hangers will be rejected. $5 entry fee for SAA members per piece. $10 entry fee for non-SAA members per piece. NO size limitations, but the pieces must fit through the door! We can accommodate sculptures and installations within reason.

    ALL accepted exhibiting artists are requested/required to Gallery sit at the gallery location during the open hours of the exhibit. A Sign-In sheet will be provided at Take-In. A minimum of four hours sitting is required for the month; more hours are encouraged. The SAA takes a 25% commission on any sales. NFS pieces will be accepted. Mail-in pieces
    are accepted, with postage paid for sending and return postage included. A 50% commission will be levied on all mail-in art sales. Mail to: P.O. Box 226, Salem MA 01970 to arrive by August 30, 2013. A private preview, invitation-only champagne reception for accepted artists, SAA benefactors and sponsors is scheduled for September 5, 4-8pm. Artists are encouraged to attend this special opening. The Gift public opening is September 7, from 5-8 p.m.

    Music by B.J. O’Reilly
    For more info contact president@salemartsassociation.org.

    Visit the "Call to art" page or Download the call
  • 01 Aug 2013 8:08 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)
         August 1- September 1, 2013   Reception August 10 from 4-6 pm


    SALEM ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY

     

    • All member artists are invited to submit 3 pieces

    Size Limits: 18” x 24” maximum


    Exhibit Dates: August 1-Sept. 1. Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.

    Exhibition reception: Saturday, Aug. 10, 4-6 pm

    Exhibit Location: Artists' Row Building #2,
    24 New Derby St., Unit #4

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 3 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooths, and professionally presented.

    UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS.  NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS / THEY WILL NOT HANG

    Size Limits: 18” x 24” maximum

     Eligibility: Open to all  members.

     Fees: SAA Members: Free.

    Artwork Drop-Off:  Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 4 to 6 pm and Monday, July 29  from 5-7 pm 
    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY.  Unsolicited mail will not be returned.

     Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted.

     Work Not Accepted:  Pick up on Thursday, August 1st from 3-7 pm

     Exhibit Closing Pick Up: Sunday, sept. 1, 3pm-6 pm.  IN-PERSON PICK-UP ONLY. No works will be mailed. SAA is not responsible for work damaged, lost, or stolen, after the deadline pick up date.

     Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only.  Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA.  Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage

    Download the submission form

  • 20 Jun 2013 12:59 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

                 

     

          July 4- July 31, 2013   

    Opening Reception

    July 13 from 4-6 pm

    Faces of Salem

    Details

    • All member artists are invited to submit 2 pieces

    Size Limits: Fits through the door.

    Exhibit Dates: July 4- July 31. Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes. Exhibition reception: Saturday, July 13, 4-6 pm

    Exhibit Location: Artists' Row Building #2,
    24 New Derby St., Unit #4

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 2 pieces. It should be wired to hang, no saw tooths, and professionally presented.

     UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE INSTALLATIONS.

    Size Limits: Fits through the door.

    Eligibility: Open to all  members.
    Fees
    : SAA Members: Free.

    Artwork Drop-Off: 

    Salem Arts is still receiving work for the FACES OF SALEM show because drop-off times were inconsistent.  Please contact <EGH.ARTS@gmail.com> through July 3rd if you have an entry. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

    IN-PERSON DROP-OFF ONLY.  Unsolicited mail will not be returned.

    Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail if work is not accepted.

    Work Not Accepted:  Pick up on Friday, July  5 from 3-7 pm

    Exhibit Closing Pick Up: Sunday, July 29, 3pm-6 pm.  IN-PERSON PICK-UP ONLY. No works will be mailed. SAA is not responsible for work damaged, lost, or stolen, after the deadline pick up date.

    Insurance: Works of Fine Art and Craft with a value under $1000 are insured for catastrophic loss only.  Works with a value of over $1000 are not insured by the SAA.  Artists’ must provide their own insurance if they wish additional coverage

    Entry Form - Salem Arts Association 

        Faces of Salem Checklist

    • -  Submit up to 2 pieces
    • -  Complete this entry form and attached Artwork Tags (on the next page) to the respective artwork.
    • -  Drop-off artwork, entry form, non-member fee and Artist Statement during hours noted

    -->DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM<--


    Faces Of Salem

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