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  • 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

  • 13 Jun 2013 8:55 PM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

                   

    Salem Arts Association Artist Call for the

    Grand Opening of OPUS ART GALLERY

     

    Opus is passionate about supporting our local artists and we are pleased to be showcasing your work within the larger Salem community. The Opus Art Gallery is one way we have found to not only support local artists, but to connect your work with the Salem Arts Association and the Salem Education Foundation and create a win/win for the entire community. The theme of the first show is “OPENING” a  group exhibition of Salem Arts Association members that will hang for the month of July 2013. Subsequent shows will be solo artist exhibitions. If you would like to be considered for a future show please indicate a preferred month with your JPG submissions.

    Exhibit Date: The group exhibition will hang for the month of July. The opening reception will be July 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Location: Opus Art Gallery,
    87 Washington Street, Salem Mass.

    Work Sought: All artists are invited to show
    fine art work only, framed or presented professionally. Please submit frame size with JPGs submissions.

    Eligibility: Open to all SAA members. 3 JPGs of work you would like to hang must be submitted by June 24th to <EGH.ARTS@gmail.com>. Accepted pieces will be notified by June 28th.

    No size requirement. OAG reserves the right to choose accepted pieces based on room.

    Fees: no fee

    SAA Commission: SAA/OAG will not take commission on works sold. 90% is given back to the artist and 10% is being given by Opus Art Gallery to the Salem Education Foundation (SEF)

    Arrival to set-up: Tuesday July 2, 3 -7 p.m.,

    Take down: July 29th, after 5 p.m.

    Acceptance Notification:  Artists will be notified by e-mail what work is accepted.

    Insurance: Works of Fine Art  (not to exceed $15000) are covered for 75% of its retail value. Opus is not responsible for damage due to flood, earthquake, natural disaster, or climactic conditions.

    Salem Arts Association  “OPENING”  undefinedfirst exhibition in the Opus Art Galleryundefined

    Please include the following information:

    Artist Name

    City/State

    Email

    Title

    Size

    Price

    Medium

    Phone

    2nd Phone


     

  • 31 May 2013 9:03 AM | Tommy Gagnon (Administrator)

    Call for Art! 2013 Season

    We want your artwork

    for Sale at the SAA Gallery Artists’ Row Retail Shop.

    Take-in

    Friday May 31 5PM-7PM

    and

    Sat June 1 11AM-1PM


    The SAA Gallery is located at Artists’ Row on New Derby Street in Salem. Parking

    is available adjacent to the Gallery in Klop Alley.

     Please bring items for drop‐off only at the stated times in the call.

     Members of the retail committee who can sign work in will be there only at these times. Otherwise a special appointment must be made with a Retail Committee Member.

    At other times, the person gallery sitting may not be familiar with the Take-In process!

     For new Inventory items entered during the month, item numbers in the Inventory

    Log and on price labels at the Retail Shop will begin with the number 6.

    (see examples below)

     New work entered in retail will be numbered by your three initials and 601, 602, 603 etc. This

    is so that the retail committee can keep track of changing Inventory. (ieg... ABC-601, ABC-602,

    ABC-603)

     REMINDER! IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO SWITCH OUT YOUR WORK FREQUENTLY TO KEEP THE

    GALLERY LOOKING FRESH, NEW, AND INVITING!

     We will not require inventory change every month but we would like to encourage a lively turnover of your work. Visitors want to see new art when they visit next time! A six week maximum time frame is recommended to switch things out. If you have not stopped by to drop off new work, this Take-in might be a good time for that.

     • Bring in new pieces for the Retail Shop and take home previous pieces on the same day.

     • If possible have your work for the Retail Shop on the Inventory Form and labeled with the price and item number ahead of time. A copy of the Inventory Form is available from the website and there are copies in the gallery. You can fill out your form in advance to save time. Please number each item individually for inventory tracking purposes.

    • Also, considering the amount of space available please try to avoid overly large pieces of work.

     

    For a complete description of the retail guidelines see the "Retail Store and Gallery" section of the SAA website. If you have any questions, contact us by e‐mail at Webmaster@salemartsassociation.org

  • 19 May 2013 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE:
    A Group show sponsored by the Salem Arts Association

    To open the 2013 season, the Salem Arts Association presents work in its gallery to be voted on by the public. Come by to visit and see what our members have been up to all winter!

    • All member artists are invited to submit 2 pieces

    Exhibition Timeline

      • Drop-Off Artwork on May 19, 2–4 & May 20, 6:30–8 p.m.
      • Pick up of work not accepted: May 23, 4–6 p.m.
      • Show Dates: May 23–Saturday, June 30

      Exhibit Dates: May 23–June 30. Accepted work must remain on view until the exhibit closes.

      Exhibition reception: Saturday, June 8, 4–6 p.m.

      Exhibit Location: Artists' Row, 24 New Derby St.

      Work Sought: All artists are invited to submit 2 pieces for voting by the public. No theme, bring your best work. 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.

      IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER WE WELCOME
      YOU TO JOIN. COME TO THE WEBSITE:

      www.salemartsassociation.org

      Artwork Drop-Off:  MAY 19, 2013, 2–4 p.m. and MAY 20, 6:30–8 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, May 23, 4–6 p.m.

      Exhibit Closing Pick-Up: Saturday, June 30, 3–5 p.m. 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 Artists' Call here:

      2013-June Peoples_Choice_call.pdf

      We look forward to seeing all of your work!!!
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