Saturday, January 4, 2014

CallForEntries: The Temporary Show
“Archival.” “Acidfree.” “Neutral pH.” We usually take steps to ensure artwork stands the test of time, but sometimes truly remarkable things only exist for a short while. Let’s call attention to the ephemeral: that of which is temporary, fleeting or transitory. Whitdel Arts is currently accepting submissions and proposals for an exhibition centered around the idea of impermanence. This exhibition will feature artwork that changes over time or explores the concept of ephemera.
Exhibition dates: March 7 April 19, 2014 Reception: Friday, March 7, 710pm
Criteria: Whitdel Arts welcomes submissions of 2D or 3D pieces in all media. Submissions must focus on the idea of impermanence and ephemeral qualities, so pieces may or may not be sitespecific. Artwork may also potentially change/evolve/decay/grow or deteriorate over the course of the exhibition. Proposals for work to be created for this exhibition will also be accepted. Work which already exists must have been created within the last 2 years.
Entry Fee: $15 for nonmembers. Free for members of Whitdel Arts. A $24 annual Whitdel Arts membership can be purchased through PayPal at:
Submissions: All entries must be submitted via email. No mailed in entries, slides or CDs will be accepted. Entries can be submitted to Each artist can submit up to 3 works, with one overall jpg image for each work and one detail image for each work, if necessary. If submitting a proposal, please include a detailed description of the work to be created, along with any reference images and sketches.
Images must be in:
  • ●  jpeg format
  • ●  72 dpi resolution
  • ●  No more than 2 mb
  • ●  Longest dimension should be at 1000 pixels (maximum)
  • ●  Name each image as follows: lastname_firstname_entrynumber.jpg (example: king_jamie_01.jpg,
    king_jamie_02.jpg) OR lastname_firstname_entrynumber_detail.jpg
    In addition, a corresponding slide list must be uploaded. On the slide list, please include:
  • ●  Entry number, Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Date, Dimensions, Price (Example: 01 – Jamie King, SelfPortrait, serigraph, 2011, 18” x 24”, $200.00)
  • ●  If work is not for sale, please indicate NFS. If no price is labeled for an artwork, it will be presumed NFS.
    Also, please include a brief artist’s statement, no more than 200 words.
    Deadline: Submissions of images and/or proposals must be received by no later than January 10, 2014.
    Artists will be notified of jurying results no later than January 24, 2014 via email.
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(The Important Fine Print You Need To Know:)
For artwork sold during the exhibition, Whitdel Arts takes a 33% commission fee of the sales price, regardless of
other gallery affiliation. Artwork need not be for sale.
Work Drop Off & Installation:
Accepted work must be delivered or handdelivered to Whitdel Arts by February 22, 2014. Sitespecific work to be installed by the artist can be installed during installation time for the exhibition. These specific details will be communicated to the artists by the exhibition coordinator.
Artists living in the Metro Detroit area are responsible for transporting their works to Whitdel Arts by the dropoff date and completing installation (if installing the work themselves) at least 2 days before the exhibition opening on March 7, 2014.
Artists living outside Metro Detroit and shipping their work to Whitdel Arts are responsible for making sure their work arrives by February 22. 2014. Detailed instructions and/or diagrams for installation, as well as any specific hardware, material, etc. needed for installation must accompany the work. Please include visual photographs of how the final installation is to look.
Artists having their work delivered by a third party carrier are responsible for all shipping costs and insurance. Return shipping must be included with the work upon its arrival at Whitdel Arts. Whitdel Arts will not ship any artwork back to the artists until return shipping is received. Shipped artwork must come in a sturdy, reusable shipping container; please no packing peanuts or glass. Please include instructions for installation.
Whitdel Arts reserves the right to omit any accepted work not ready for installation or if it is not as described in the artist’s submission.
All artists are responsible for insurance of their work while is it at Whitdel Arts between the drop off date and the day it is picked up/returned.
Specific times for dropoff dates, installation schedule and shipping information will be sent to artists via email. For questions or additional inquiries, please email JenClare Gawaran at
Work Pickup: Unsold, handdelivered artwork must be picked up by the artist by April 20, 2014. Whitdel Arts will return shipped artwork that has return postage included. Whitdel Arts will not ship any artwork back to the artist until return postage is received. After 30 days after the end of the exhibition, any unclaimed artwork, sold or unsold, remaining in the gallery becomes the property of Whitdel Arts. Whitdel Arts reserves the right to dispose of any artwork remaining in the gallery after 30 days after the end of the exhibition.
January 10, 2014 ............Emailed submissions/proposals due
January 24, 2014 .....................Notification of jury results via email
February 22, 2014 ..................Accepted artwork due for installation at Whitdel Arts March 7, 2014, 7
March 7
April 19, 2014.......................Exhibition
April 20, 2014 ...........................Pick up artwork at Whitdel Arts


Artist Checklist:
All submissions must be electronic submissions. You must email the following information to:
  • ●  $15 entry fee for nonmembers, new membership ($24), or free current Whitdel Arts members
  • ●  up to 6 jpg images (2 per piece of work)
  • ●  Complete slide list
  • ●  Artist statement, no more than 200 words
    For a schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit Questions and inquiries can be sent to JenClare Gawaran at
    A division of CAID, Whitdel Arts is an 1800 sq. ft. professional exhibition space that showcases the work of local and international established and emerging artists. Whitdel Arts is located at 1250 Hubbard Street, Suite B1, Detroit, MI 48209 and at
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