The Mechanical Circus

Deadline: 18/01/2019  |  Published: 19/12/2018  |  City: Jamestown  |  Country: United States  |  Debra Eck

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Call for artworks on themes of circus, sideshows or mechanical art

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with a performance at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts of Cirque Mechanic, We are looking for work which might fit the themes of the circus, sideshows or mechanically inspired, or even mechanical /moving works of art. 

The exhibition will be held in a fully staffed gallery space which is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday from 10-6. There is no admission fee to enter the gallery space. The exhibition will run from February 11 until March 1, 2019. 


  • Accepted work must be delivered to the gallery between February 2-9, 2019.
  • All work is fully insured while in the possesion of the gallery, but our insurance does not cover transit or shipping.
  • Entries for artists in any region of the USA or other countries is welcome, but the gallery does not have a shipping budget and artists will be responsible for their own shipping costs.
  • Work does not have to be for sale.
  • The gallery charges a 20% commission on all sales and final payments for sold works will be made to the artists in US dollars within 30 days of the end of the exhibition. 


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artist willing to cover their shipping costs
When is the deadline?
January 18th
How many works can I submit?
Up to 3 works per artist
When is the delivery date?
Feb 2-9
When do I need to collect my work?
March 2-9
How much does it cost?
no costs, but the gallery does charge a 20% commission
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes there will be a public reception March 1st from 5-7PM
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Feb 11- March 1, 2019, the gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-6 daily
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
we have a PR department which will handle social media, news releases and print publicity for the event
Do I need to be present?
No, but artists are encouraged to attend the reception if that is possible
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be notified by the curator via CuratorSpace. All exhibiting artists are required to sign our standard exhibition contract
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Circus, sideshow themed art
What are the selection criteria?
Work will be chosen on the basis of how well the curator feels it meets the theme, and in order to present a cohesive exhibition in the space.

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