Spring into Dreams Prospectus

Pour Coffeehouse Exhibit May 2024

woman laying the white clouds looking up at a dark starry sky

GEAG presents “Spring into Dreams,” an exhibition featuring original artworks that examine the theme of Spring into Dreams. What are your dreams for spring, what springs from dreams, daydreams, sleeping dreams, are your dreams in color or black and white?  Works submitted should consider, address, celebrate, or explore the meaning of Spring into Dreams. 

We invite all explorations & interpretations of this theme and encourage all media, all themes & subject’s styles and techniques. Works must be no less than 6 inches and no more than 14 inches in any dimension to include the frame and able to hang on a wall. Limit 2 entries per artist. Artwork must be created 2020-2024. All exhibition rules apply.

Rules

  • Eligible works must be the original work of the exhibiting artist, completed within the last three years.  Work must not infringe on copyrights or works of another, nor be completed under instruction.
  • To better understand the creative process of works submitted, all artists are to provide a four-word description of the artistic process for each piece entered. An oil painting may be described as “oil on canvas”. A photographic entry should be described as a “35mm color print” or “digital photo w/color enhancement.”
  • No early drop off or retrieval. Art sales will be conducted by the Pour @ 322 Coffeehouse. There is a 10% commission. Work sold may be removed at the time of sale by the purchaser. Payment to artists made at the end of the exhibit, regardless of when work sells.
  • All work must be framed as appropriate to the medium. Hanging work must have wire properly attached; saw tooth hangers or clips are not permitted. Art work must be labeled with artist name and title of work. Gallery wrapped canvas must have painted edges to hang with no frame. Framing details can be found HERE.
  • Work must be no less than 6 inches and no more than 14 inches in any dimension to include the frame. Three-dimensional work must be no less than 6 inches and no more than 14 inches in any dimension to include the frame nor weigh more than 5 pounds. 
  • Entered work must be for sale.
  • GEAG reserves the right to reject deficiently prepared work and work that is considered unsuitable for display.   No nudes will be accepted for this show.
  • GEAG will safeguard artwork with due diligence but do not take responsibility for damage beyond its control.
  • There is a 10% commission on art work sold. 
  • Signed release forms must be included with application.

Requirements

  • There is a $10 entry fee per piece. ($10 for one piece, $20 for two pieces)
  • Submit applications on GEAG.net by 12:00 pm, April 29, 2024. Entries are accepted in the order they are received until exhibit space reaches capacity. Late applications will not be accepted. 
  • Artwork will be received at Pour @ 322 Coffeehouse, 322 East Main St, Belleville, IL May 2, 2024, from 3:00 – 5:00. Contact us if you need alternative arrangements. 
  • Four Awards of Excellence will be awarded. 
  • Each artist may submit two pieces of art for the exhibit. Entries are accepted in order they are received until exhibit space reaches capacity of 36 pieces. 
  • Submit digital image in .jpg format no larger 5mb. Image must be named as follows: lastname.dream.entry1.jpg or lastname.dream.entry2.jpg
  • Submissions of entry implies consent to all terms.
  • Artists may retrieve their work Friday, May 31, 2024, between 3:00 -5:00. Unclaimed work becomes the property of GEAG. Absolutely NO early pickup is permitted.

Important Dates

  • April 29, 2024 – Entry deadline
  • May 2, 2024 – Drop off art – 3:00 – 5:00 
  • May 2, 2024 – May 31, 2024 – Exhibit open during Pour@322 Coffeehouse normal hours of operation.
  • May 31, 2024 – Pickup art – 3:00 – 5:00
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