Non-Fiction Gallery

Entry Deadline: Dec. 19

1522 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

EXHIBITION DATES: January 16 – 27, 2015
THEME: Small figurative work inspired by famous divas.

** This is a reposting of Non-Fiction’s call for entries for the show TINY DIVAS. Originally scheduled for October 2014, the show needed to be postponed until January 2015. The gallery has extended the deadline and revised a few of the theme guidelines to help clarify the theme and allow more artists to the opportunity to submit. **

• Friday, December 19: Submissions due by MIDNIGHT EST, complete with images and payment.
• Monday, December 22: Entrants notified of acceptance.
• Tuesday, January 13: Accepted art due.
• Friday, January 16: Opening Reception: 7-10 pm.

Bold. Talented. Demanding. Idolized.
Whether they are known for their powerhouse vocals and intoxicating talent or their over-the-top life and style, a true diva is a muse to the masses. Divas captivate, terrify and inspire. They demand devotion while remaining utterly unapproachable, keeping the world at a measured distance.

Non-Fiction Gallery wants to bring the celebrity divine within reach. Rather than choosing the more obvious route of “large persona, larger artwork,” the gallery’s juried show Tiny Divas will feature the world’s favorite superstars on a pocket-sized scale. Show us your smallest works inspired by the biggest and boldest doyennes. It’s time for that close-up, Mister DeMille.

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The gallery encourages a wide range of media and interpretation, but will only accept work within these guidelines and specific to the theme.
• Size: Small works only please! Unframed artwork may not exceed 20” in any direction. If your work is (or will be) framed, please include those dimensions as well – frames may not exceed 24” in any direction.
• Pricing: The artist price for each of the works submitted should not exceed $400. (See ‘Sale of Artwork’ for more details).
• All Media is Welcome: Send us your brilliantly original artwork in the form of illustrations, sculptures, paintings, digital caricatures, conceptual tapestries, miniature installations, puppetry & masks, photography, video or other! Artwork must have been completed within the last 2 years.
• Entry Fee (Non-refundable): $20 for up to three works, $5 per every entry thereafter.Fee can be paid through Paypal, using the link on the website


Artwork Due & Shipping Accepted artwork is due by Tuesday, January 13 – NO EXCEPTIONS. Artists pay for shipping and insurance both ways, or can make arrangements to drop artwork at the gallery during business hours.

Installation: All accepted work must be ready to hang or install. 2-D works need to have hanging wire firmly attached, no saw-tooth hangers! Any special sound or viewing equipment required must accompany accepted art.

Awards: Cash prizes for Best of Show, 2nd Place and Honorable Mention artists will be awarded. All artists selected for the exhibition are also eligible to win the People’s Choice award.

Sale of Artwork: The artist price is the amount you would like to receive for the artwork if sold. The gallery price of accepted work will reflect a 30% increase for the gallery commission. For example: $100 artist price = 30% = $130 gallery price. Gallery will only collect the 30% commission on works sold during the course of the exhibition, and artist retains copyright. Works are not required to be for sale to be considered for the show, but the gallery will limit the number of NFS pieces to twenty-five percent of the total number of works in the exhibition.

A point of reference for artists uncertain about naming an appropriate value for their art: The price range that currently attracts the most buyers & collectors at Non-Fiction and other Savannah galleries for this type and size of work is between $50 and $175.

Other Important Considerations: No entries will be considered until submission payment has cleared. No changes of images can be made after you submit without another entry fee. Your submissions do not guarantee inclusion into the shown, and Non-Fiction Gallery reserves the right to refuse to exhibit an artwork if it is radically different from the image that was submitted. Additionally, if any artwork is not ready to hang, it will not be included in the exhibition. While every precaution and great professional care will be taken in the handling, installation, and shipping of artwork, Non-Fiction Gallery will not be held responsible for any loss or damage that may occur to entries. Artwork is not insured by Non-Fiction Gallery. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, each artist agrees to these conditions.

Non-Fiction is pleased to announce guest panelists Max Arnzen, Clinton Edminster, and Patrick Suggett, as jurors of the exhibiton Tiny Divas. Arnzen and Suggett have been collaborating for the last seven years on a variety of art-centered projects, sharing an extensive background in film festival curation and organization. Edminster currently operates as the Executive Director of Art Rise Savannah, where he has overseen the development of multiple community programs including the award-winning First Friday Art March.

Not only do Arnzen, Edminster and Suggett lend a myriad of prodigious talents to the Savannah art community, they are also contributing members of the Savannah based House of Gunt. Co-founded by Arnzen and Suggett, House of Gunt is a new performance collective themed around the visual and conceptual fusion of socially opposed dichotomies: the feminine and the masculine, the pretty and the ugly, the straight and the queer, and the real and the fake. Envisioning a poetic world where 2 + 2 = 13 or even 21, Non-Fiction’s selected guest jurors are thrilled to embrace the many facets of the paradoxical nature characterizing the exhibition Tiny Divas.

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