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Shriners International 150th Anniversary Art Show

Entry Dates 2022-06-10T23:59:00 - 2022-03-11T13:04:00 16 Days Left


Shriners International 150th Anniversary Art Show

We are hosting the first ever celebration of Shriners through fine art!
Artists are invited to create and submit work that includes Shrine Icons and imagery or includes the core Shriner values of fun, fellowship, and philanthropy as its subject matter.
The theme of the show is a celebration of Shriners International 150th Anniversary. For a work to be accepted it must relate to the core theme of Shriners or Shriners values.  Shriners values are: Fun, Fellowship, Philanthropy.  Some ideas, this is not an inclusive list of all ideas, and we encourage you to explore further ideas: Helping children in need through our hospitals and clinics, our symbols (ex: red fez, simitar and crescent), parading, circuses, and more.  Feel free to use inspiration from images on the art call site,, or other locations.
The fraternity established Shriners Children's as its official philanthropy in 1922 and continues to support it today. It is now one of the largest pediatric sub-specialty healthcare systems in the world, with locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In addition, the healthcare system holds hundreds of outreach clinics annually, with medical staff members routinely traveling to places around the world to provide pediatric medical care. The staff of Shriners Children’s is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals.
Shriners International is a brotherhood of men of great character, compassion and strong values who are committed to family, fellowship and making the world a better place. We seek to attract men of different backgrounds, career paths, ages and interests, and the unique ideas, beliefs, and perspectives they bring to our global Shriners family. Our members are known for their loyalty, camaraderie and their steadfast support of each other and their communities in times of need. We have members on six continents.
Although Shriners International is a brotherhood, it is also an organization that celebrates the importance of family. Many of our events and activities are designed to include spouses, children and grandchildren, and to promote shared values. If you are a working professional with a busy schedule, this allows you to spend quality time with your brothers while simultaneously strengthening your family bonds. Shriners and their extended families are a large, compassionate, supportive group where lasting relationships are formed.
A variety of affiliated organizations for both women and children, emphasizing personal growth, fun and friendship, participate along with Shriners.
Opening Reception – There will be an open reception in coordination with the public opening of the Imperial Session on Sunday, July 3, 2022.
The Shriners International Imperial Session Art Gallery 2022 will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  This venue will include also the marketplace, general session rooms, parade unit competitions and more. 
The gallery will be open to the public for the duration of the convention during posted times.
The gallery will be publicized via Shriners International website, Shriners International Imperial 2022 website, all social media connected pages related to Shriners International Imperial 2022.  As well, you will be allowed to cross promote and use descriptive hashtags calling out the event and location.  There will also be various publicity opportunities with the Imperial line of officers and Shriners Children’s patient ambassadors. 
Important Dates:
Art Call Submissions – March 1 – June 10, 2022
Physical drop-off/Submission of Art – June 23 – June 26, 2022
Gallery Set-up – June 30 – July 1, 2022
Opening Reception – July 3, 2022
Gallery Open – July 2 – July 7, 2022
Tear Down – July 7 - 8, 2022

Sales – Shriners International 150th Imperial Session, Inc retains a 45% commission on all exhibition sales in gallery & online, being split 35% to the Imperial session and 10% to Transforming Lives (a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the treatment of scoliosis).  Artwork and artists selected for exhibition will be listed on the Shriners Art Call website. All sales remittances are paid by Shriners International Imperial Session 2022, Inc. Remittances are sent after the close of exhibition. Payment to Artist will be provided within 60 days after the exhibit concludes and receipt of full payment from Buyer to Shriners International Imperial Session 2022, Inc.
Art Call Donation Description – 10% of the purchase price will be donated to Transforming Lives.  Transforming Lives focuses on highlighting ways Shriners Hospitals helps kids realize their potential, especially patients who have scoliosis.
Contact – Please email for all inquiries regarding this call.  Be sure to include the name on your account and date of submission. 
Gallery Requirements – All work must be original, unsold work, & the artist must own the sole copyright to art. Frames, mats & wiring must be professional quality & in good condition. No saw- tooth hangers. Frames must use plexiglass, no glass. Wiring must be securely fashioned & support weight of the artwork. 2D Artwork selected for exhibition MUST BE READY TO HANG. 
Work that arrives in an state not ready for the wall, will not be included in the show.
Shipping Requirements – Absolutely no packing peanuts. Crates, boxes, even small packages containing packing peanuts will be resealed & immediately shipped back to you, no exceptions. Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping & insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS OR FED EX return label & be shipped in a container suitable to re-use for return shipping. Work sent through the US Postal Service, must include a shipping label, USPS stamps will not be accepted. 
All art work to be shipped to: Shriners International Art Call, c/o Zuhrah Shrine, 6120 Blue Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343
Accepted Artwork – Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Functional works, Photography, mixed media and New Genres. Submissions may include multiple disciplines.