Why the @#&! Do You Paint? Painting Show | Call for Submissions 2019
Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the Gladstone as part of Why the @#&! Do You Paint? (October 10 - November 24, 2019 / Opening Reception October 17, 7-10pm). SUBMISSION DEADLINE JUNE 30TH 11pm EST

Hashtag: #WTFDYP @GladstoneHotel

The Gladstone's 5th annual Why the @#&! Do You Paint? (#WTFDYP2019) group painting show introduces 'What Does It All Mean?'. The introduction of the camera aided in changing the focus of painting away from representation and realism towards many different forms of expression. With this the meaning of the work has surpassed the aesthetics. This fifth year anniversary of Why the @#&!; Do You Paint focuses on the meaning or message within the work. In this call we are looking for work, packed with meaning and painted to "perfection".

Participation Fee: $75 + HST (Fee applies only upon acceptance after the jurying process, this fee confirms attendance into show and entitles the artist to 100% of their artwork sales)

***There is no fee to submit a proposal.

Please take a minute to answer the following questions about your proposal for work / expression of interest that you have. Disclaimer: This is indeed a Painting show and will only be accepting works using / working around painting.

Opening Night (October 2018 / photo by Shane Fester)
Artist Name *
Please indicated how you would like to be recognized.
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Title of Project *
Please identify a working title for your project - a final title is due to the curator 6 weeks prior to the exhibition opening.
Your answer
Dimensions of Work / Number of proposed pieces
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Website / Social Media
Please indicate a website where we can direct inquiries. If you do not have a website it's a good idea to make a blog, instragram or tumblr that can be followed.
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Primary Contact Email *
Please indicate a primary contact email
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Date that work was produced *
WTFDYP jury seeks expressions of interest based on recent / in-progress works that have not been shown publicly.
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Primary Phone Number *
Please indicate one phone number for your group that we can use if we need to contact you at any time.
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Project Description 50 Words *
Please describe your project idea for the purpose of promotion (web, print, etc)
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Artist Bio or Collective Bio 50 Words *
Please describe yourself or your collective practice for the purpose of promotion (web, print, etc)
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3-5 Images for consideration *
Please provide us with a link where we can download images such as dropbox, google drive, wetransfer or similar. Make sure images are jpg format titled as followed: ArtistName_Title.jpg and indicate image captions below as well.
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Sale Price (if applicable) *
Of the selected images for consideration, please state the price of each work (if applicable; the curators will use this number to provide to prospective patrons).
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Can these images be shared press?
Press images are due 4-6 weeks prior to opening, please share images of your work in progress with your curator or on social media and tag @gladstonehotel
Installation Details
We occupy a heritage building with special features which sometimes prevent work from being hung in certain locations and limits ceiling suspension. Please specify if you're work has an special installation needs (note. all paintings must be equipped with D-ring backing for installation purposes)
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