SOLO, GROUP, & CURATORIAL SUBMISSIONS
2019/2020 SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
To propose a exhibition at the Dairy Barn Arts Center Complete the Exhibit Proposal Form
Completed proposal forms must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is now accepting exhibition proposals for the 2019/2020 calendar year. After a successful renovation to the premises, the DBAC now has an additional gallery space that will be open to proposals from artists of all types.
The museum-quality End of the Barn Gallery is made up of 638 square feet. The total running wall length is approximately 29’ x 22’ feet, all being 9 feet height. All exhibit spaces are track-lit. Artists will not be responsible for installation unless special needs are required.
Artists submitting a proposal must pay a $25 submission fee, click here. Proposals may suggest a gallery or indicate the need for a specific type of space. We encourage you to stop by and look at the spaces before you submit a proposal.
Accepted exhibitions will be on display for 4 – 6 weeks. Our galleries are open Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 5pm. Artists accepted are welcome to host a reception for their show, and will be responsible for their own food. The DBAC has a cash bar that can be open for such events.
Accepted artists are also welcome to proposal a workshop. Once your proposal is accepted, you can reach out to Lyn@diarybarn.org for workshop proposals.
Four Gallery spaces
1) “End of the Barn” Gallery (old gallery shop)
2) Multi-Purpose Room (framed pieces only)
3) Hiftery Silo Gallery (framed pieces only)
4) Second Floor Loft Gallery
Outdoor Installations: We have 32 acres of woods, a new hiking trail and a beautiful front and rear lawn at the Dairy Barn. We will accept outdoor installations, but we cannot insure these.
Holzer Community Gallery: You may submit up to 12 pieces for consideration. To apply for a small installation at the Holzer Clinic Community Gallery. Works at Holzer are up for 2 months. (Framed, 2D works only).
- Completed Complete the Exhibit Proposal Form
- Fee paid by check or credit card ($25)
- Digital images formatted as specified below
- Please send images and any other additional information to email@example.com
Types of Proposals: – Solo exhibitions – Group exhibitions – Curatorial projects
Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should maintain a consistent and strong body of work when creating a proposal.
Media / Genre: The DBAC is open to all traditional and non-traditional media.
Delivery / Return of Work: Artists MUST cover the cost to transport artworks to and from the gallery. The artist is responsible for all shipping costs. All work selected must be ready to install. Works that are not gallery-ready differ significantly from submitted images, or show poor craftsmanship can be disqualified. Work may be shipped or hand delivered. Artwork should be shipped in a substantial, reusable container. The DBAC is not responsible for damage due to incorrect packing or an insufficient container. All artwork will be handled with care and returned in the original packing material. The artist is responsible for notifying the DBAC in writing a change of address. The DBAC will not accept personal checks or cash for return shipping. A printed return label from the shipper is preferred and should be provided before the close of the exhibition or in shipped box(es). Please keep a record of the size and weight of your box(es) for this purpose.
Insurance: The DBAC cannot insure any artwork for an amount in excess of 65% of its fair market value, and reserves the right to limit the amount of insurance coverage on a particular piece. In the event of loss or damage, it will be the artist’s responsibility to provide documentation concerning the value of the artwork and the extent of the claim. Insurance values will be in effect for as long as the artwork is part of the exhibition.
Sales: Artists whose artwork is not for sale (NFS) must write NFS. In the event of a sale, the artist will be paid 65% of the retail price listed on this form. The DBAC will retain a 35% commission on artwork sold during the exhibition at the DBAC. An artwork identified as FOR SALE (e.g. with an established retail price in U.S. Dollars) must maintain that status for as long as it is part of the active collection. Artists are also invited to sell works in the Gallery Shop. In the event that the artist sells work in the Gallery Shop, the DBAC will retain a 35% commission on any sold work.
Images: The DBAC accepts only digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The DBAC reserves the right to reproduce and distribute the images through print and electronic media for promotion of the exhibition and exhibitors. Submission CDs will not be returned. emailed entries strongly preferred, online form is required)
Digital Format: Digital images can be submitted by email or CD (send to firstname.lastname@example.org). Images submitted through email are highly preferred, as it makes our job more efficient. Entry images must meet the following specifications:
File Naming: All entry files regardless of media must be named with the artist’s last name, underscore, first name, underscore, title of the work (i.e. Doe_Jane_Title.jpg). Please do NOT include any other information on the file name.
Detail, installation or alternate view images must include the word detail in the file name (i.e. Doe_Jane_Title_Detail1.jpg). Any images without the word DETAIL will be counted as an additional entry or discounted.
Image files should be high quality JPG format, and no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (13”) and 72 dpi.
Images should be oriented properly (top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text or borders that are not part of the actual work.
VIDEO, MOTION OR INTERACTIVE works should be submitted by providing a viewable online link, shown in its full length (YouTube, Vimeo, DropBox etc.). A JPG image should still be provided to represent the entry, and the title should include the term ‘video.’
By submitting, you agree to the terms and conditions of the entry and exhibition. You agree to make the work submitted available to the DBAC and that you will ship/deliver it to the DBAC should you be selected for exhibition.