Monday, May 21, 2018

Vote for Sunset Mermaid

Hello beautiful people!

The first round for Art Ties Us is here.
If you would like to see my mermaid make the top 10 to raise funds for Public Art Project and printed on a tie to be worn by the Birchwood staff for a year PLEASE VOTE for her here:
https://arttiesus.com

You can vote once each day through Friday.
Please feel free to share with friends and family.
Thank you!
John G.

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Call for Art: Barbara S. Ponce Library


The Barbara S. Ponce Public Library is currently seeking proposals for solo and group exhibits for their main lobby. Art should be appropriate for a community public space and "family friendly". Submit inquiries, work samples and proposals to Adult Services Coordinator Angela Pietras via email to apietras@pinellas-park.com 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Call for Art: XOXO


A new year is here and before we know it Cupid will be buzzing about aiming his arrows at the rumps of lovers young and old. XOXO celebrates love, romance, hearts, the color red, chocolates and all things VALENTINE. 

Pom Pom's Teahouse & Sandwicheria, St. Pete invites Tampa Bay artists to submit entries for this upcoming exhibit. Artists may submit up to 5 quality images of their choice of available works. Each entry should measure no smaller than 8" x 8" and no larger than 30" x 40". All work must be properly wired and ready to hang on a display system upon delivery (no sawtooth hangers, wire only). This exhibit will run through the month of February and March 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: January 27, 2018
Acceptance emails will be sent by Monday January 29, 2018.
All accepted works must be delivered on Sunday February 4, 5PM
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: