Featured image by Marjorie Schlossman, “Bombs Bursting in Air,” 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 84 in
24TH ANNUAL SPRING GALA ART AUCTION | SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2020 • 7PM – MIDNIGHT
Plains Art Museum is excited to invite you to submit artwork to be juried into the 24th Annual Spring Gala Art Auction | Saturday, May 2nd, 2020. Like every year, Plains Art Museum will host an art auction in conjunction with our Spring Gala that will include dozens of diverse, original artworks made by some of the most talented and prolific contemporary artists from around the region. Selected artworks will be featured in the Art Auction Preview Exhibition in the Museum’s first floor Jane L. Stern Gallery and in the Spring Gala Catalogue that is sent to 3,000+ regional households and businesses. In addition, artists selected for the auction receive two (2) complimentary Gala tickets ($250 value). Artists who are selected for the auction can choose to receive up to 50% of the sale of their artwork or they can donate the sale (in varying percentages) to the Museum as a charitable tax donation. The remaining auction proceeds support the Museum’s many educational programs and our PlainsArt4All program that keeps the Museum general admission free– which has helped the Museum enjoy a 33% increase in attendance since July 2017.
Please find submission instructions below. If you have any questions I look forward to you contacting me regarding the auction, submission process, or to arrange a studio visit. On behalf of the Museum’s staff and Board, thank you for considering participation in Plains Art Museum’s 24th Annual Spring Gala Art Auction. As an event that brings together hundreds of guests and helps to connect art lovers and artists through the sale of original art, the Gala Art Auction has been a highlight for the community, and for us.
BASIC SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Please supply your name, address, email, and phone:
Send JPEG images (minimum 300 dpi, 1 MB) of your work via email (5 MB cap per email) or send via Dropbox, or wetransfer.com. The images must be good, clear photographs of your artwork.
Include a list with the artworks’ information in the email along with your jpegs:
Artist name, Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions, Price
o Starting bids will be 60% of the “price” at the auction
Please indicate what percentage of the sale of your artwork you would like to donate to the Museum: 100% 75% 50%
Artist Biography (750 characters max):
About the artwork (750 characters max):
DEADLINES & DATES
I am aware that there is no guarantee my artwork will be selected for the Art Auction; submission does not guarantee selection. If my artwork is selected, I grant Plains Art Museum permission to display my artwork in the Art Auction Preview Exhibition, to publish the image and information provided in the Spring Gala catalogue, and to use any and all of this information for promotional purposes. I acknowledge that during the evening of the Spring Gala attendees will be drinking and eating in the gallery where my artwork is installed, and I relinquish Plains Art Museum of any and all responsibility in the event my artwork is damaged due to these circumstances.
I agree that if my artwork is not sold I will pick it up from the Museum by June, 2020. If the work is not picked up 2 months past June 2020 the Museum will not be held responsible for storing the work and the return of the work to the artist and the artwork will become a part of Plains Art Museum property. At least 3 attempts to arrange return of the work will be made for each artist, by the Museum, if the work is not sold on Gala evening.
Date: Electronic Signature:
For questions please contact:
Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Collections
Plains Art Museum
704 First Avenue North
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
701.551.6126 • direct