Competitions & Contests

MCA Gallery Shop

Entry Dates 2021-10-03T23:59:00 - 2021-08-18T10:55:00 8 Days Left

Description

Call to Artists & Makers: The Shop at The Brick

(For Consignment: OCTOBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022)

Prospectus: MCA seeks to add a variety of fine arts & artisan crafts to its Gallery Shop that showcases our local creative community. Located in the heart of downtown Ocala, The Brick Gallery has been the hub for artists and art lovers since 2001. Items will be carefully selected by our Gallery Committee with an eye for quality, representation of the area, broad retail appeal, and price. Jurying artwork supports MCA’s goal be THE place to find unique, one-of-a-kind works crafted with technical capability, skill, and quality.

Eligibility: Must be an active MCA artist member. Local and regional artists can join online anytime at mcaocala.org/membership for only $30 per year.

Mediums: We are looking to showcase our region’s creative bounty by including fine arts & artisan crafts including but in no means limited to; original paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, artist-made notecards, reproduction prints, textiles, artist-made wearables, home décor items, holiday items, and uniquely Ocala items. Have something else not on this list? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you.

Compensation: The sale of artwork is split with 70% going to the Artist and 30% to support MCA’s mission of championing the arts in Marion County, Florida. Checks and a statement of sales will be available for pick up along with any unsold items at the end of the consignment period (90 days).

Important Dates: MCA will be rotating consignment on a quarterly basis. The Shop will be debuting the first selection of artists / artworks on October 15, 2021 with a grand re-opening reception in the gallery. The deadline to apply for this first selection is October 3, 2021 by 11:59 pm. This first consignment will run through January 15, 2021.

Entry Guidelines: To be considered for The Shop, artists must apply through ArtCall by midnight on October 3, 2021. MCA’s guidelines ensure that we can represent your work fairly and display it to its best effect. We reserve the right to refuse to display any work that does not meet these guidelines:

Artists must set up a profile and submit each piece separately at www.mcashop.artcall.org, along with high-res images, contact info, title of artwork, dimensions, sale price and a brief statement and/or bio.

Artwork must be handmade, original art created by the artist – no kits or mass-produced items!

Artists may submit a maximum of 10 original works for consideration.

Artwork must be display-ready based on the medium and manner of presentation.

All artworks have a size limit: suggested size is up to 20” (inches) in any direction.

Specific Fall / Winter / Holiday items are encouraged for this consignment period.

Other Information: MCA Gallery Committee will review submissions made via ArtCall only, no exceptions. Artists will be notified of their status via email by 6pm on Friday, October 8th. Selected applicants must drop off their items on Tuesday, October 12 from 10am - 4pm, and/or Wednesday, October 13 from 10am – 1pm. Only pre-approved pieces will be added. Accepted artists will be asked to sign a Consignment Agreement and bring a Submission Confirmation receipt for each of the approved artwork(s), which may be downloaded from the “Calls to Artists” section on our website. It is the artists’ responsibility to complete the Inventory Sheet clearly, with each piece labeled with price and inventory number. Further information and the consignment agreement will be sent along with notification of acceptance or rejection. If your art is not selected, please do not be discouraged! Space is limited and very competitive. We encourage you to try again next season!

Contact: MCA Gallery Director; Ashley Justiniano | Email: ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-4.

TO DOWNLOAD CALL AND FOR HELPFUL RESOURCES, PLEASE VISIT MCAOCALA.ORG/CALLS-TO-ARTISTS.

Having trouble navigating ArtCall? Click here for a quick step-by-step tutorial guided by MCA! 

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