Call For Entries – Parke Green Galleries Two Sendak Themed Shows
AUGUST THEMED SHOW - “Walk on Our Wild Side”
The Dover Library is hosting the Maurice Sendak Retrospective exhibit opening July 29, 2016, that is so large it will also house works at the Biggs which runs through September. Related events will be held throughout the capital during the length of the exhibit to complement the theme. You are invited to submit works to Parke Green Galleries’s show in the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Gallery highlighting your interpretation of something wild, something inspirational. Works can be studio pieces or plein air
“Walk on Our Wild Side” August 5 Opening Reception 5-8 PM
Artists are given free rein to explore their views on this subject. This can include interior and exterior views in any medium. As plein air painters we explore the wilds of Delaware quite a bit. This is a chance to let your imagination run wild as well. Abstract expressionist, impressionistic, realistic are just a few of the ways artists interpret the world. Run wild. Have fun with this.
Drop off Dates – Aug 2 and August 3 from 10 – 5 PM at Parke Green Galleries
Pick up Dates – August 31 or September 1
Entry Fee - $5 per painting up to 3 pieces. Gallery takes a 25% commission of works sold. (our space is limited so we may have to limit total number we can accept. Please label each work with name, title, medium and price. We can accept small unframed works as well as framed pieces.
SEPTEMBER THEMED SHOW - “Artists In the Kitchen – Night and Day”
“In the Night Kitchen” Sendak explores an underlying theme of childhood insecurities. Many of his books delve into real life tragedies and horror. What do you conjure up in your kitchen? What midnight snack or five-course meal do you prepare from your well-stocked artistic pantry? Show us your colorful bounty or your burnt toast. We await your artistic spice.
“Artist’s In the Kitchen – Night and Day” September 2 Opening Reception 5 – 8 PM
Drop off Dates – Aug 31 and Sep 1from 10 – 5 PM at Parke Green Galleries
Pick up Dates – September 30 or October 1 10 AM – 5
Entry Fee - $5 per painting up to 3 pieces. Gallery takes a 25% commission of works sold. (our space is limited so we may have to limit total number we can accept. Please label each work with name, title, medium and price. We can accept small unframed works as well as framed pieces. Email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or on FB messenger if questions.
Please feel free to use this sample press release to help with publicity. The more info we can get out about the show, the greater the attendance. We are seeing an increase in tourists and with the additional publicity the Sendak exhibt is generating, we think attendance will be up.
Sample Press Release:& Social Media sharing info:
(Artist) is exhibting at the Parke Green Galleries at 331 South State Street in Dover, Delaware. The show is entitled (Insert Show title) and (artist name) will be exhibiting X works. (include mention of work's title and submit with photo. Include a short bio statement of two sentences.) Opening reception is (insert date and time). The show runs through (end date). The City of Dover Library and The Biggs are co-hosting a Maurice Sendak national retrospective through Septembeer 16. Please plan to visit related events throughout the months of August and September. For info call (your name and contact info.)