Thursday, July 12, 2018

2018-2019 Calls for Art


Curator John Gascot and The Cider Press Café would like to share with Tampa Bay artists the upcoming art calls for the remainder of 2018 into 2019.

September 2018
Unbound 
Artists reach beyond the boundaries of representational art to explore shape, color, texture, line and composition. Non-representational artworks.
Submission Deadline: Friday, August 17
Delivery: Saturday, August 25

October 2018
Dia de Los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Art celebrating Mexico's iconic holiday.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 28
Delivery: Saturday, October 6

November/December 2018
Give Art!
No gift is as meaningful as that which reflects the person who receives it and no gift is as personal as that which was made by creative hands. This non-themed show runs through the holiday gift-giving season. Artworks priced at $500 and below.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 26
Delivery: Saturday, November 3

January/February 2019
The Life Aquatic
Artworks depicting and exploring oceanic themes and marine life.
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 28
Delivery: Saturday, January 5

March/April 2019
Souvenir 
Springtime is peak tourist season and this show offers tourists a chance to take a piece of the Tampa Bay home with them. Think St. Pete beaches, landmarks, events; any and everything which makes the Sunshine City an iconic destination. Artworks priced at $200 and below.
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 22
Delivery: Saturday March 2

June 2019
Pride Without Prejudice 2
This exhibit celebrates the vast diversity of the Tampa Bay community. We invite artists (LGBTQ and allies) to submit artworks celebrating LGBTQ Pride as well as gender, orientation and racial equality. Keyworkd: DIVERSITY!
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 24
Delivery: Saturday, June 1

July/August
Female Persuasion 3
Artworks by female artists exploring and celebrating the Female Experience.
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 28
Delivery: Saturday, July

Artists may submit up to 5 quality images of available works. Please do not submit sooner than 1 month prior to each exhibit. Each entry should measure no less than 6" x 6" and no larger than 48" x 60". All work must be properly wired across the back and ready to hang upon delivery. Works not ready to hang or shoddily framed will not be included in the exhibit.

If you wish to receive email notifications about future artist calls or if you are submitting for this one please join the Artist Call email list via the link below:



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Call to Artists: Pinellas Arts Village Art Walk



The Pinellas Arts Village invites local artists to participate in its monthly  4th Saturday Art Walk.  The City of Pinellas Park seeks 5 artists per art walk to showcase samples of their work and live-paint/demonstrate during each event. There are no submission or participation fees. Selected artists are responsible for their own tent/table set up and art sales. Space is limited and eligible artists will be featured on rotation basis. Submissions do not guarantee a vendor spot.
Please send 5 quality images and a brief description of your work to: esnyder@pinellas-park.com
Submissions will be reviewed by the Pinellas Arts Village Artist Selection Committee and artists notified promptly.


4th Saturday Art Walk is a monthly event that supports local upcoming and working artists.  The Pinellas Arts Village consist of the Pinellas Park Art Society, Donnelly COVE, Complete Sweet Shoppe, Pompei Factory, Studios @5663, Painting with a Twist, Bottles Pub, and Swartz Gallery; there are also vendors, activities, food, and drink set up throughout the Village. 


Friday, June 8, 2018

Call for Art: Female Persuasion 2



Curator John Gascot and The Cider Press invite female Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for their upcoming second installment of Female Persuasion.
This group exhibit will feature artworks by contemporary female artists. While open-themed, expressions and depictions celebrating and exploring the female experience are encouraged. Artists may submit up to 5 quality images of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 6" x 6" and no larger than 48" x 60". All work must be properly wired across the back and ready to hang upon delivery. Works not ready to hang or shoddily framed will not be included in the exhibit.

Female Persuasion 2 will run for the months of July and August 2018.
Commission is 70% Artist-30% Curator.
Submit all images along with Title/Medium/Size/Price info for each to jgascot@gascot.com

Submission Deadline: Sunday, June 24.
Acceptance Emails will be sent by Monday, June 25.
All accepted work must be delivered on Saturday, June 30 at 11 am (promptly).
An opening reception will be held for this exhibit on Saturday, July 14, 6-9pm.

If you wish to receive email notifications about future artist calls or if you are submitting for this one please join the Artist Call email list via the link below:

Monday, May 7, 2018

2nd Annual Come OUT St. Pete Art Exhibit & Contest




This Fall St. Petersburg, FL will come alive in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The 2nd Annual Come OUT St. Pete will be comprised of a series of events in October and will focus on, celebrate and raise awareness about self-truth, pride, community and acceptance. An important preceding event will be Come OUT St. Pete Art Exhibit & Contest, at which prizes will be awarded and an image will be chosen to represent this year's festival on the guide, merchandise and promotions. 

Come OUT St. Pete and curator John Gascot invite Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for the upcoming pop up exhibit, Come OUT St. Pete. Artists may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500 x 500 and no larger than 1000 x 1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 8x8" and no more than 30x40". First Place winner agrees to grant Come OUT St. Pete copyright of winning image for use in merchandise and promotion of the festival. Artists must be able to provide high quality 300dpi image of their submission to be considered for prizes as 1st place will be printed on merchandise and promo materials. Note: While submissions should translate well to print and keep in mind the theme of Come OUT St. Pete and what it promotes, this is not a logo contest.

The Come OUT St. Pete Art Exhibit & Contest will run from September 8 to October 11, 2018 at Woodfield Fine Art.

Prizes:
(18 yrs and over):
1st Place- $500 in cash and prizes and inclusion in Come OUT St. Pete 2017 Merchandise.
2nd Place- $150 in cash and prizes.
3rd Place- $75 in cash and prizes.
Young Artist Award (under 18 yrs)- $150 in cash and prizes.

Grand Central Proud Festival Booth- All artists accepted into the exhibit will receive a free booth space at the Grand Central Proud Festival held on Saturday October 6, 12-6pm.


Jurors:
John Gascot, Artist, curator and gallery coordinator at Studios at 5663
2 more jurors soon to be announced.


Please  submit images along with Title/Medium/Size information for each to jgascot@gascot.com

Commission split on sold works is 40% to Woodfield Fine Art and 60% to the artist.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2018
Email Notices: August 6, 2018
Delivery of work: September 4 & 5, 11am-5pm

Opening Reception: Saturday September 8, 6-9pm

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Call for Artists: One Pride, Two Venues!



June is coming and we are bursting at the seams with pride! St. Pete Pride is just around the corner and we are celebrating with two shows in one night. That's right, there's so much pride it cannot be contained under one roof so I'm curating sister-shows across the street from one another, hosted by Cider Press Café and The Emerald Bar.
You won't want to miss out on these celebrations.

PRIDE WITHOUT PREJUDICE
The Cider Press Cafe, St. Pete and curator John Gascot invite Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for their upcoming exhibit Pride Without Prejudice. 
This group exhibit celebrates the vast diversity of the St. Pete/Tampa Bay community. We invite artists (LGBTQ and Allies) to submit expressions and depictions celebrating LGBTQ Pride as well as gender, orientation and racial equality. Keyword: DIVERSITY!
Eligible Tampa bay area artists may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500x500 and no larger than 1000x1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 6" x 6". There is no size limit and medium to larger works are encouraged and welcome. Medium to smaller (easy to travel with) works are also encouraged as the exhibit will run during St. Pete's Pride festivities, which attract large number of tourists. All work must be properly wired and ready to hang upon delivery.


Pride Without Prejudice will run from June 4, 2018 through July 1, 2018. Commission split is 30%,with 70% to the artist. Please submit images along with Title/Medium/Size info for each to: jgascot@gascot.com
Submission deadline: Friday, May 25.
Acceptance emails will be sent by Monday, May 28.
All accepted works must be delivered on Saturday, June, 2, 11 am.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 9, 6-9 pm.

The Emerald Bar and curator John Gascot invite Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for their upcoming exhibit Pride and Joy.
This group exhibit celebrates St. Pete Pride 2018. We invite artists (LGBTQ and Allies) to submit artworks celebrating LGBTQ Pride and love equality in bright, colorful and joyful styles. Cheeky, tongue-in-cheek, humorous imagery encouraged! Eligible Tampa bay area artists may submit up to 5 quality images (at least 500x500 and no larger than 1000x1000 pixels) of available works. Each entry should measure no less than 6" x 6" and no larger than 24" x 30". Easy-to-travel-with sizes are encouraged as the exhibit will run during St. Pete's Pride festivities, which attract large number of tourists. All work must be properly wired and ready to hang upon delivery.






Pride & Joy will run from June 9, 2018 through July 7, 2018. In Emerald tradition there is zero commission on sales of this exhibit. Please submit images along with Title/Medium/Size info for each to: jgascot@gascot.com

Submission deadline: Friday, May 25.
Acceptance emails will be sent by Monday, May 28.
Delivery date TBA.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 9, 6-9 pm.


If you wish to receive email notifications about future artist calls or if you are submitting for this one please join the Artist Call email list via the link below:


Friday, March 23, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Gascot Latinpop T-Shirt Designs

Three brand new t-shirt designs are now available exclusively through my Latin Pop Shop online store! Each comes in at least two colors. CHECK THEM OUT.
Charlie's Joint

Good Hair

Midnight Jam