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Emerging Artist Series





Emerging Artists Series


The Foundry Art Centre is now accepting proposals for a rotation of solo exhibitions by promising emerging artists. The Emerging Artist series provides a venue, the Ameristar Gallery at the Foundry Art Centre, for early-career artists to show their work to a regional audience. The ideal Emerging Artist would be out of school (not a student) and would not yet achieved significant recognition for his or her work. Proposals must include 10 images of a cohesive body of work, an artist statement, and an artist bio. This opportunity is available to artists 18 years and older, worldwide. The deadline to submit a proposal is Saturday, February 29, 2020. Selected proposals will be assigned exhibition dates upon completion of the jurying process. For complete guidelines and to apply, visit www.foundryartcentre.org. 



The Emerging Artist Series is coordinated by the Foundry Art Centre Artist Advisory Board. Members of the Artist Advisory Board volunteer their collective wisdom and expertise to assist in the overall development and implementation of exhibitions. The deadline to enter is February 29, 2020. The selections will occur in March 2020. Artists will be notified and exhibition dates assigned upon completion of the jurying process.



The Ameristar Gallery is an exhibition space of approximately 1400 square feet located on the first floor of the Foundry Art Centre. This gallery is best suited for two-dimensional work as it is also used as a meeting space for guests and organizations. Images of previous Ameristar Gallery exhibitions are available in our Emerging Artist Series Archive on our website, www.foundryartcentre.org.

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the Arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances and educational classes.



The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.



Submit 10-12 jpegs of prepared pieces. Please no video submissions. Limit each jpeg to 1024 pixels on the longest side. No ceiling-hung work will be considered.

Artists may submit entries the following ways:

1. the FAC website using the online form

2. via email to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org.

Entries over email must be accompanied with an image list. All jpeg images must be labeled to correspond with this list. For example, a jpeg labeled 1_File will be the first image listed, followed by 2_File, 3_File, etc. The image list must contain the following information for each piece of artwork submitted: Title, Dimensions, Media, Year Completed, Price or Value if not for sale. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented for the jurying process. Artists must also submit an Artist Statement and Artist Bio. No CV or resume should be included.



The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 35% commission. The price will remain the same for the duration of the exhibition. The Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artists are responsible for work in transit to and from.



Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3”x5” card listing Artist’s Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition. Hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.

Prizes Details: 

Once juried in the accepted artists will have the chance to display their work in our Ameristar gallery during a scheduled exhibition in our other gallery spaces. This is a great chance for up and coming artists to get their feet wet with their work held in a professional gallery space. This upcoming season of Emerging Artist Series will span from Spring of 2020 to Summer of 2021, consisting of around a dozen shows hosting different artists from all walks of mediums and from all across the world. You can see more examples of past exhibitions by going to http://www.foundryartcentre.org/ameristar-gallery-archive.


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