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Submission FAQs

The Art Garage has an open submission policy for group call for art exhibitions and accepts artwork from emerging and established artists in all types of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media to name a few. All artwork submitted is reviewed and considered by the Art Garage staff and/or a juror or jurors for each of our themed group exhibitions. We select and show artists based on theme alignment and talent only. Participating artists who have been selected to exhibit will receive an acceptance email following the entry deadline for each exhibit.

Who can participate? All visual artists in Wisconsin and surrounding areas.

What type of artwork is acceptable to submit? All artwork submitted must follow the theme of the call for art. We accept 2D and 3D work, all creative medias are welcome for most shows unless stated otherwise. There are no size restrictions, however all work must be able to fit through a standard doorway. 

How is artwork selected? The Art Garage staff and/or a juror or jurors review and select submitted work. The panel votes through a process of elimination based on theme alignment and talent only.

What is the cost for submitting and exhibiting? You may submit up to 6 images for a curative fee of $15 ($10 for STUDENTS ONLY) per exhibition. (Per show submission-NOT per piece.) Payment of this curation fee is final and non-refundable.

If you are accepted into an exhibition, The Art Garage charges 40% commission on all artwork sold while displayed in the gallery. Please mark your prices accordingly, prices cannot be adjusted after pieces are accepted. Once artwork is dropped off, all sales must be made through the Art Garage for the duration of the exhibition.

How do I submit my work? The artwork submission form can be found while a call for art is open under the For Artists and "Call For Art/Artwork Submission" tab on our website!

What do I need to submit? Please be ready to provide your contact information, artwork details (i.e. title, artist name, medium, dimensions, price for each piece), and images of your work. Please include a photo of how the piece will be displayed, and any special display requirements if applicable. You can upload multiple images of one piece if you wish.

Save and label all your image files: Title, medium, dimensions, retail price (ex: Untitled, Paint on Canvas, 16x20, $200). These images must be attached to the artwork submission form. 

Do my pieces have to be for sale? No, if you are submitting a piece that is not for sale, please put NFS instead of a retail price.

What are the expectations if I am accepted? Selected work must arrive by the end of the specified drop off dates outlined in the call for art and listed in the acceptance email. They must be ready to display (on either a wall or pedestal. If artwork requires special display accommodations, the artist must provide the required display necessities.) If your piece will be hung, it must be ready to hang (by wire is preferred.)

After you have received an acceptance email, all artists are required to send an artist statement about their piece(s) and an artist biography (about your artistic background and process - we are NOT looking for a CV) that is one page long or less.

Can I ship my work if it is selected? Yes, if you will be shipping work you must send a prepaid return label with your package and work must still arrive by the end of the specified drop off dates. Work can be sent to The Art Garage, 1429 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54302.

How do you promote exhibitions? The Art Garage advertises and promotes exhibitions through our online media channels and hosts a formal opening reception for each exhibit.

What is an opening reception? An opening reception is hosted by the Art Garage to celebrate the beginning of an exhibition. Artists, their friends and family, and the public are welcome to join us. These events are a great opportunity to meet artists displayed in the gallery. Receptions typically take place the first Thursday of an exhibition. 

Are there awards? Yes, jurors choose awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and also choose 1-3 honorable mentions at their discretion. Awards are announced at the opening reception.

What are The Art Garage gallery hours?
Sunday - Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

**Gallery is also CLOSED during exhibition installation**