Call for Artists
33 Contemporary Gallery presents:
An exhibition of self-portrait works within the
confines of 12" x 12" x 12"
The 9th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition 2013
July 19 to August 10, 2013
"WITHIN" celebrates nine consecutive years of successful national self-portrait exhibitions. Over the years, over 900 artists have participated in this annual event which began nine years ago as 33 Contemporary Gallery opened its its doors to the public for the very first time at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
Unlike the past two years in which the exhibition had no size restrictions and took place in the entire first floor of the Zhou B Art Center, WITHIN will be hosted in the intimate gallery setting of 33 Contemporary Gallery. The works in the exhibition will not exceed 12 inches in any direction and will ask the viewer to experience the entire show in close proximity. This intimate setting will serve as an invitation for exporation, discovery and conversation.
Between July 19 and August 10 of this year, 33 Contemporary Gallery will become a national laboratory for the exploration and visual representation of the self. The exhibition will include works ranging from representational, non-representational and conceptual ideas of the self. It will feature works in a variety of media.
The National Self-Portrait Exhibition has become one of 33 Contemporary Gallery's most viewed and anticipated exhibitions. Now in its 9th year, the self-portrait exhibition will focus on the "miniature representation of self". All works selected will also be part of the online exhibition. This exhibition showcases high quality works from artists from all over the United States working in a wide range of media and styles.
This will be the last year of the Self Portrait Exhibition as a national open call. The 10th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition of 2014 will be open ONLY to artists who have participated in previous self-portrait shows. Therefore, this is your last chance to enter. After 10 years of successful exhibitions, the National Self Portrait will end with its las exhibition scheduled at the Zhou B Art Center in 2014.
WITHIN invites artists in all media to limit their self-portrait works to the confines of 12 inches because BIG is not always better.
Exhibition Dates: July 19 to August 10, 2013
Deadline for Submission: Sunday, June 23 at midnight
Notice of Acceptance/Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance no later than June 30th. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website and Facebook page on June 30 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received in the gallery by July 15, 2013
All artists living in the U.S. and its territories ages 18 or over. All media will be considered (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printmaking, video, installation, collage, mixed, textile, video, etc). Original work only. No works previously exhibited at 33 Contemporary Gallery will be accepted. Work may be representational, abstract, non-representational or conceptual.
Sergio Gomez, MFA
Sergio Gomez is a Chicago based visual artist. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. As an art student, Sergio was recipient of the Lincoln Laureate Medallion Award given by the Lincoln Academy and former Governor of Illinois Mr. Jim Edgar. Sergio’s work has been subject of solo exhibitions in the United States, Italy and Vienna. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in US, Mexico, Italy, Vienna and Spain. His work can be found in private and public collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Brauer Art Museum, and the MIIT Museo Internazionale Italia Arte among others.
Presently, Sergio Gomez is the Director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, owner & director of 33 Contemporary Gallery, contributor for Italia Arte Magazine, founder of VisualArtToday.com; a curated online exhibition space for international contemporary art. In addition, Sergio is an accomplished graphic designer, Art/Design faculty at South Suburban College, Creative Consultant for Idea Seat Marketing and Advertising and co-founder of 3C Wear LLC.
As a curator, Sergio has organized numerous important exhibitions such as “The National Self-Portrait Exhibition”, “Get Real: New Figurative Realism in Chicago” “CelebrARTE”, “Chicago’s Twelve”, “Chicago’s Twelve at Garfield Park Conservatory”, “Style Bombing” and the “National Wet Paint Biannual MFA Exhibition” which has become a catalyst for emerging painters across the country. Additionally, Sergio has established international art collaborations in Italy, Austria, Mexico, Spain, Chile and China.
• Self-Portrait Award of Excellence $400
• Self-Portrait Award of Distinction $300
• Self-Portrait Honorable Mention $200 (2 awards)
• More coming soon...
All works selected for the gallery exhibition will also be included in the permanent online exhibition.
Full color catalogs featuring all the works in the art gallery will be available for purchase at Blurb.com
12" x 12" x 12" INCLUDING FRAME
$20 non-refundable fee is required per artist and includes submission of up to 3 images for consideration.
All work remains on exhibit for the duration of the show. Gallery reserves the right to refuse work damaged or considered too fragile to exhibit, too large to handle, or misrepresented in digital image.
All work must be presented in a professional manner. Works that do not require framing should be properly protected for shipping and handling. Framed works must be wired, and ready to hang. No saw tooth hooks. All work must be ready to install. In order to protect the works on view, NO PAPER WORKS HANGING FROM PAPER CLIPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 33 Contemporary Gallery reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibit or security reasons.
33 Contemporary Gallery will retain a 30% gallery commission of the listed price on all work sold. Work may be listed as "Not for Sale" (NFS).
HAND DELIVERY days and times will be provided and arranged by 33 Contemporary Gallery. FOR THOSE WHO MUST USE SHIPPING, each artist is responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery. Shipped art should arrive at the Zhou B Art Center gallery during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm) no later than July 15, 2013. Any special opening and hanging instructions should be accessible on the exterior of the container. Return shipping is the responsibility of the artist. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with the package. They can be attached in an envelope on the exterior of the package. Please allow two weeks for return shipping after the end of the exhibition. Gallery is not responsible for works not collected after the pickup dates or without return prepaid shipping information. After 30 days of storage, works will become the property of 33 Collective Gallery. Avoid shipping works framed under glass.
Currently, works of art will not be insured by 33 Contemporary Gallery or the Zhou B Art Center. If this changes, this clause will be updated. All precautions will be made to handle and secure the work while in our care. Shipping insurance to and from the gallery will be the responsibility of the artist.
Your email submission grants the following: 1) Permission to 33 Contemporary Gallery and Zhou B Art Center to use digital images sent by the artist for publicity, catalog, promotional and/or educational purposes. 2) Placement of digital images on our website unless written notification is given to 33 Contemporary Gallery before exhibit opening. 3) Agrees with all the terms and conditions listed above. 4) Releases 33 Contemporary Gallery and Zhou B Art Center of any lost or damage of works.
HOW TO SUBMIT
First, you will be asked to pay the submission fee via PayPal, then email your images following the instructions online. Images received without the PayPal payment or without following the submission instructions will not be accepted. A confirmation email will let you know that we have received your images. If you wish to submit by mail, please follow the instructions in the submission page.
Please print this page for your own records.
Watch the 2011 Self Portrait Exhibition Video Taser