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GALLERY MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Founded in 1974, PLEIADES is an artist run gallery maintained by its officers and members. The Officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer are elected annually by the members. The gallery’s policy allows each member artist to assume an equal share of responsibilities in a collegial and professional environment.

Located in Chelsea, New York City, PLEIADES GALLERY is one of the oldest and most successful artist run galleries in Manhattan.

The mission of the Pleiades Gallery is to create, maintain and perpetuate a community of highly talented and committed artists, with a handsome, professional gallery for the exhibition of their works. It is the further mission of this artist-run community:

Provide a fresh alternative to the constraints and dictates of the commercial gallery system;

Encourage the highest standards of imagination and creativity;

Foster a collegial atmosphere for art discussions, explorations and debates;

Widely publicize the Gallery’s events, news and accomplishments;

Stimulate and stir the sensibilities of the visiting public, art lovers, collectors and critics;

Encourage the sale of the exhibited art works.

MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES

Currently each member is entitled to a 4-week solo show (approx 100 linear ft wall space) The dates of the solo show are determined by lottery.

Members may have one solo show approximately every 18 -24 months. (Depending on membership numbers) Artists exhibiting in a solo show are encouraged to seek advice from the Gallery’s Exhibition Committee. Dues must be current at time of show and new members who have a solo show before the end of 12 months must be paid up through 12 months.

*ACCEPTANCE: When art work is accepted by the gallery’s members, and an opening for membership is available, the potential member is contacted and interviewed by one or more members to determine if the artist understands and can contribute to the co-op gallery experience.

*UPON ACCEPTANCE as a new member, you will be given a LETTER OF AGREEMENT to sign. This letter outlines your privileges & responsibilities to the gallery. The Gallery provides listings in the Chelsea Art Map for each show.

*SALES: PLEIADES GALLERY does not charge commission. All sales are handled and arranged directly by the artist.

*MEETINGS: Held on the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 AM, our meetings are an invaluable part of belonging to PLEIADES. Here we develop an artistic community and express our individual views. In addition, members are expected to be actively involved in Committee Work and to volunteer for projects that come up.

*MEMBERSHIP FEES AND DUES:

New members must pay a one time initiation fee of $500 (payment installments may be arranged). Dues must be paid on time to ensure efficiency in running the gallery.

There are 2 categories of membership: Active and Less Active:
ACTIVE: All Gallery Officers included. Must choose a Gallery Job. Pays $210 dues per month. Must fulfill 4 work days per season or pay remaining work hours.
LESS ACTIVE: Cannot fulfill a Gallery Job. Pays $260 dues per month. Must fulfill 4 work days per season or pay work hours.

*REQUIRED WORK: Each member must complete 4 days of mandatory work in a 12-month period for the benefit of the gallery. Solo and Group Shows are not included in the 4 day work requirement. Members who fail to fulfill this obligation will be required to pay $100 per day to hire a replacement.

*ANNUAL EXHIBITS: Friends of Pleiades Invitational & Annual Members Group Show

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday: 12 am to 6 pm

*FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, comments, or current shows, please visit us on the web at www.pleiadesgallery.com

Location: 
547 West 27th street, suite 304 New York City, NY
Deadline: 
01/September/2022

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Democracy - A Visual Exploration

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Overture Galleries in the Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce “DEMOCRACY- A Visual Exploration.” Artists are invited to submit all visual art, including paintings, sculpture and prints as well as performance art and social practice.

All varieties of exploration about democracy are welcome, but Overture will not display artworks that demonize individuals or political parties. A few potential questions for exploration:

• What is the history and definition of democracy?
• How does a democratic political system work?
• What conditions are necessary for democracy to work?
• How well is US and/or world democracy functioning?
• What is the relationship between capitalism and democracy?
• What is the relationship between democracy and freedom?
• How does polarization impact our democracy?
• What is your vision of a healthy democracy?

Exhibit dates: Tuesday, March 7 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

An informational Q&A about the exhibition and open call will be held via Zoom on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 6-7pm CST.

Location: 
Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street Madison, WI 53703
Deadline: 
26/September/2022

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CALL FOR ART - BRINGING COLOUR TO THE WORLD online exhibit

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Art Mums United - a global platform highlighting artist mothers - is excited to announce a new call for art for an online exhibit “BRINGING COLOUR TO THE WORLD”.

We are honoured to have Sari Shryack, an oil and acrylic painter based out of Austin, Texas, as a guest curator for this opportunity.

Her colorful works cover many different subjects and techniques including landscape, still life, portraits, disco balls and even memes. Born in 1991, Sari attended Drury University and studied under painting professor Todd Lowery; she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts in 2014.   She is also the founder of Not Sorry Art School. Sari lives with her husband and two young children.

WE ARE INVITING ALL ARTIST MOTHERS TO SUBMIT TO THIS CALL FOR ART TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THE WORLD. WHETHER YOU CREATE ABSTRACT PIECES, FIGURATIVE ART OR LANDSCAPES, IF COLOUR IS THE MAIN FEATURE OF YOUR ART, THIS ONE'S FOR YOU.

Deadline for submissions 17 June 2022!

10% of the submission fees will be donated to a humanitarian organization People In Need / peopleinneed.net currently running a mission to support people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

Deadline: 
17/June/2022

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EUR 25
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Landscapes Virtual Exhibition

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The online, environmental art gallery and blog, The Syzygy Project invites artists from all creative backgrounds to apply to this quarters theme, “Landscapes”. Syzygy encourages you to consider the spaces you inhabit every day, your ties to the landscapes that have shaped you, and the traces we all leave upon these treasured spaces.

All creative mediums are welcome.

All accepted works will be featured in a virtual gallery on the Syzygy website and on the Syzygy Project’s social media pages.

Submission Deadline: April 28th 2022

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28/April/2022

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Submit to The Mobile Library Magazine Vol 2 Issue 3: Fairy Tales

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The Aerogramme Center publishes quarterly free submissions to The Mobile Library Magazine. The Mobile Library provides a multi-digital exhibiting experience for artists and writers to showcase their work during the pandemic closures. Each publication is unique, pairing 6 artists and 6 writers together at different stages in their career to build a collaborative experience.

For Issue 3, we are seeking 6 artists and 6 writers that explore our theme of 'Fairy Tales'. We are looking for artists and writers to reinterpret classical stories like Cinderella, but with a focus on elevating obscure lore traditionally not portrayed in Western media. This issue seeks to showcase the rich and diverse stories of heritage, culture, and knowledge that explain the natural world, narrate the beginnings of our world, and reinforce notions of honesty, bravery, cleverness, mystery, and love typically portrayed in fairy tales.

  • FREE to apply
  • Deadline April 22, 2022
  • International and national artists welcome to apply
  • 18+ eligible to apply
Deadline: 
22/April/2022

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5-50 Gallery Open Call - Winter / Spring 2022

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5-50 Gallery is inviting all artists to apply to our Open Call! All submissions will be considered for various exhibitions coming season. 

Artists are welcome to submit works in any medium. Please upload 3 – 5 images, information on the works you are submitting, your Artist Statement and Resume. 

Works need to be ready to hang, and works on paper must be framed. Artist are responsible for delivery of work to and from the gallery. 

Thank you very much for applying! We're looking forward to seeing your work!

– The 5-50 Gallery Team

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APPLY: https://5-50gallery.submittable.com/submit
DEADLINE: April 3th, 2022
FEE: $35,–

Deadline: 
03/April/2022

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