Previous Call for Artists

HINDSIGHT 2020

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This first show of 2021 has the theme of ‘Hindsight 2020’. This show will highlight the artists’ interpretation of the past year, subject to imagination, as well as the artist’s representation and originality. All mediums are welcome. Please note that this first show is in lieu of the annual Student Show (due to Covid, the logistics of having a Student Show are more complicated, hence the change). HOWEVER, students grade 6-12 are welcome to enter this show and there will be awards of ribbons only (no monetary awards) presented in two divisions – adult artists and student artists. Please be mindful of the intake dates and reception dates as noted below. This will be a six week show.


Open to:
All Artists – members and non-members as well as high school and middle school students.

Prizes:

Note one ribbon each will be awarded to the Adult entries and also separately to the Student entries.
First Place Ribbon
Second Place Ribbon
Third Place Ribbon
Honorable Mentions – 2 each per adult entries and student entries.

Categories:

  • All mediums are included in this show.

Show Intake: – Please note change in Intake Dates.
Friday, February 12th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Please Note:
Please be sure to have your Gallery Registration form completed in advance and your work ready to hang, including Intake Label tags attached to art, before you come to the gallery for intake. Your fee, entry form and work can then be submitted at the door or inside the gallery with the proper restrictions, i.e., mask, distancing, etc. Mint Hill Arts now provides an “Online Gallery Registration” form option. Please view the form HERE. Here you can fill out the Gallery Registration information INSTEAD of the physical paper form used in the past. You will also pay the entry fee using this form. Once completed, the form will be sent to the Intake committee. Please let Intake know you used this option when you drop of your artwork. Intake Label tags will still need to be printed and attached to art prior to Intake.

Opening Reception:
The Hindsight 2020 reception will take place on Friday, February 19th for the awards presentation, which will begin at 8:00 p.m. Please note that this reception will likely be viewed via Zoom again due to the ongoing uncertain status of Covid-19. If this changes, a notification will be sent out.

Pickup:
Friday, March 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Entry Fees:
For Mint Hill Arts Members, $15 per artist for up to 2 pieces.
For Non-members, $40 per artist for up to 2 pieces.
Students – No fee. *Student ID may be requested

Rules:

  • Each artist may enter up to two (2) individual pieces in any 2-D or 3-D discipline, including, oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencil, ink, dyes, fabric, wood, metal, glass, plastic, chalk, charcoal, paper, mixed media, foam, cardboard, plaster, ceramics, welding, casting, resin, photography (conventional photography or computer enhanced or generated), lithographs, serigraphs, batiks, paper mache’, or any other material.
  • All work must be original. No giclees. We understand that photography is, by nature, a print and will be regarded as original art.
  • All 2-D artwork must be properly framed and wired (see below for more information). If your 2-D work does not require a frame, hanging must be thought out so it is ready to be displayed. 3-D work that is designed to hang should also be ready to be displayed.
  • All artists must fill out our Gallery Registration Form and affix our Intake Labels. See our Forms webpage HERE to access these forms. Completing them ahead of time is recommended, but they will be available at Intake for those who choose to fill them out in the gallery.
  • Mint Hill Arts reserves the right to turn down any artwork that it deems as inappropriate, unsafe for public display or too difficult to install.
  • Entering artists must be 18 years old or have written permission from a parent/guardian.

Sizes:
Please pay attention to your sizes. We have limited wall and floor space, so no exceptions can be made for oversize artwork.
2-D work cannot exceed 60″ x 60″ vertically or horizontally.
3-D work cannot exceed a 36″ footprint x 7′ in height. It must fit through the door.

Commissions:
Mint Hill Arts requires a commission (20%) on all work sold through our gallery. All sales are run through the gallery and checks are made payable to Mint Hill Arts. Artists are paid within 30 days of the sale. All proceeds from sales go to Mint Hill Arts, an all-volunteer non-profit art organization. You do not have to put your work up for sale; whether to sell, and the price of your work, is determined by you. Sold work can be taken from the gallery at the time of the sale.