Exhibit in Main Gallery
The Alliance for the Arts welcomes proposals for submissions to our Exhibition Committee for opportunities to show during our seasons. We are interested in all media. Themes we are planning to explore included fine art quilts, site-specific installations, contemporary Florida, ethnicity, fiber art, photography, digital arts, or cultural phenomenon.
Proposals should include 20 cohesive images (jpegs), artists c.v. or resume, and an artist’s statement. Copies of reviews, articles, or other submission-supporting materials are also welcome. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of materials. Artists who submit may be offered the opportunity to show as part of a curated exhibit.
Proposals submissions should be mailed to:
Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33919
About the Exhibitions Committee
Exhibitions at the Alliance for the Arts are selected by committee. The Exhibition Committee is made of visual artists, art professionals, and art enthusiasts acting on a volunteer basis. The Committee is dedicated to visual art by supporting creative activity and maintaining the highest standards in contemporary visual arts. The primary goal is to provide a showcase for the finest art available.
Anyone may recommend, or solicit, artists or artist groups. An artist or group may apply to the Exhibition Committee for exhibition in the Alliance galleries. The Committee will approve acceptance and scheduling and then a schedule of recommended exhibits will be submitted to the Executive Committee for approval.
No work previously exhibited in the galleries of the Alliance for the Arts will be accepted, except for retrospectives. All work must have been executed within the last three (3) years.
Opening receptions are usually held on the first Friday evening of the month. Exhibitions generally run for three or four weeks. For the program we need a list of titles, media, and prices at the time the show is installed. Artists are encouraged to exhibit works that are for sale. All works sold as a result of the Alliance for the Arts Exhibitions are subject to a 40% commission.
The Alliance for the Arts operates on a calendar year determined by staff, closing holidays and at other specific periods of time. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to NOON. There is no admission fee for the gallery. We are closed on Sundays, except for special events.
Up to ten (10) pieces of work available for purchase. Digital submissions in the form of jpegs are preferred, and must be titled with title of work, year, and medium. Additional support material may also be submitted. CD’s will be returned only if a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope is included.
Price lists of work must correspond to slide number.
A current resume emphasizing collections in which your work is included.
One or two paragraphs about work or series submitted.
All work must be ready to exhibit: i.e., framed with wire, pedestals, supports, necessary wiring, extension cords, etc. Any work failing to meet these criteria will not be shown.