“Secret” National Juried Exhibition

Arc Gallery

Entry Deadline: Sep. 13

1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


“Secret” National Juried Exhibition – at Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
DEADLINE: September 13th, 2015

Do you have a secret? What deep place do you keep it? What does your soul whisper in the dark and where does that voice come from? Is it made up of your fantasies, dreams, desires, fears, transgressions or lies? Arc is looking for artwork that tells of your heart’s desire and/or manifests with hidden nightmares. These can be portrayed through texture, form, words, narrative, symbols or codes. Secrets can be shared overtly or be obscured. Don’t you have an aching need to show and tell? Reveal your secret to us.

Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

JUROR: Joan McLoughlin of The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The McLoughlin Gallery is an approachable, inviting gallery with a social conscience. The mission of the gallery is to educate and intrigue by showcasing established mid-career and emerging contemporary artists whose work is unique, integrating bright, bold colors and conveying an emotional punch. Artwork that makes you think.

A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

November 7, 2015 – December 6, 2015

Saturday, November 7th 7-9PM

Saturday, December 5th, 1-3PM

There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.

September 13th, 2015. Works must be submitted online before midnight (in your time zone) to be considered by juror.

Artists residing in the United States.

2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet – including frame
3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.

Artists will be notified by October 2nd, 2015. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email. You may receive multiple notifications for acceptance into the Arc Gallery and On-Line Gallery. You will receive notification even if no artwork has been selected. If you do not receive notice by October 2nd, please check your email spam folder and contact us if you do not hear from Arc.

60% of the sale will go to the artists, 40% of the sale will go to Arc. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. Arc will mail a check to the artist for any sold artwork within six weeks after the close of the show.

Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. We are delighted that various artists who have submitted works to our juried shows have been given additional exhibition opportunities at Arc and other venues.

An important aspect of Arc Gallery’s mission is supporting the making of quality art and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the City of San Francisco. Juried and curated group exhibitions are our primary means of showcasing and discovering artists. Publicity through Bay Area publications and social media, as well as personal invitations to jurors, gallerists and art admirers generate an average of 200 to 400+ attendees at our openings.

Arc Gallery is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. Our website is www.arc-sf.com.

Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists. Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.

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