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Call For Artists - Sheltered, an art benefit for animals at risk

Sheltered, an art benefit for animals at risk in our communities, is seeking artists for a curated exhibition to be presented at Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA.

The five-week show is open to all residents of the US, 18 years and older. The theme of the show is “shelter.” Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme broadly from their own unique perspective. All art mediums will be considered (painting, drawing, photography, multimedia, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, etc.) Works can be abstract, symbolic, realistic, representational, pastoral, urbanesque, minimalist. We want to see your vision! A percentage of net sales (artists can choose from 50% to 100%) will be donated to national and local  nonprofit animal welfare agencies selected by organizers as Beneficiaries.
Entry Deadline: ongoing until July 31, 2014
Event Dates: 10/10/14-11/15/14
Opening Reception: 10/10/14
Submissions Manager Portal: CLICK HEREWe’re using Submittable, a simple, secure platform as our submission manager. This makes it easier to keep track of all the submissions. There is no fee to enter. If you need to, you may also submit through email to
Sheltered seeks to raise awareness of the staggering number of homeless animals who will never find shelter. In addition to the art show, lectures, workshops, clinics, and other outreach activities are planned. The events coincide with Adopt a Shelter Dog and Adopt a Senior Pet months. The opening show and reception will be included in the 2nd Friday ArtAbout in Davis.
The Exhibition will be curated by Philadelphia-based artist and professor Ryann Casey.
Davis Arts Center
1919 F Street
Davis, CA  95616
SUBMISSIONS:Artists are invited to submit images, audio, or video* of up to six (6) separate works of art for preliminary review. Submission may be the actual work you are proposing or a sample of your work.  Please Note: acceptance of artist and/or work based on electronic images is contingent on the artistic integrity of the finished piece and how it relates to theme of the exhibit.
Due to space restrictions, artwork may not exceed 48″ overall height nor weigh more than 25 pounds (unless artist is local and can hang/install).
*Limited infrastructure for video and audio installations.
The artwork exhibited in Sheltered will help raise awareness of homeless animals and raise funds for specific non-profit animal rescues.  On submission, you will be asked an approximate selling price for your pieces of art.  Keep in mind that we want your artwork to sell and price accordingly.
The date shipped work and hand delivered work needs to arrive at the Davis Arts Center will be announced in 2014. Artists are responsible for all delivery costs.
All exhibited work should be self-insured by the artist during shipping and delivery.
By submitting work to Sheltered, the Artists confirm they have read and agreed to the following conditions: Permission is granted to Sheltered and  Davis Arts Center to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. One or more images of artwork may be chosen for the cover design of invitation and other materials associated with the benefit show. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist agrees to release and discharge representative of Sheltered and Davis Arts Center from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damage of  work while in the possession of Davis Arts Center or in transit.
SALE OF ART:Davis Arts Center processes all sales and retains 20% of revenue collected during art benefit to cover use of building, staffing, and administrative costs.
Artist agrees to donate a percentage of net sales (50% to 100%), which will be donated to selected animal welfare nonprofit agencies to be announced in December 2013.  Work will be available for viewing at Davis Arts Center and online at
Sold works will remain in show until closing.  Artists can choose to participate and set minimum bid for a Buy-or-Bid Silent Auction, to be held Nov. 15, 2014. It is the responsibility of Artists to pick up unsold work. Shipping of unsold art will be professionally packaged and shipped by a packing company. Artists are responsible for all packing and shipping fees. If artists do not wish to pay for shipping of unsold artwork, Sheltered will donate work to area shelters for display in those facilities.
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