“Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the East End”
Celebrating life through the arts…
Opening Reception: Friday October 28th 6-9 pm
Calavera procession details TBA
Closing Reception: Friday November 11th, 6-9 pm
(Please note that closing date is not November 4th. Facebook now does not allow events to be longer than two weeks.)
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead in English) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have passed on. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl.
We continue the tradition of honoring our ancestors and remembering our loved ones by celebrating their life through art.
ARTIST CALL INFO:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS WED, OCT 19, 2016.
ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME! We are looking for work in the theme of Día de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead). Please email sketches or finished work you would like to be considered to email@example.com.
Entry fee to cover hanging and promotion is $25. Size limit 3′ X 3′ (unless otherwise approved) for 4 pieces. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission. You can sell prints of work submitted to the show through our East End consignment for the same commission.
Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but they are responsible for all shipping. Must include return shipping label in parcel. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 30% commission.
All work must be READY TO HANG. Drop off is Tuesday, October 25th, 5:30-8PM. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted. Frames must be secure. No Poster style frames or clip frames will be accepted. Artists with sculptures or other 3D work must provide either a shelf that extends no further then 3″-6″.
Vendors: (opening and closing shows only)
Please submit an example of you work to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. No art/prints will be permitted on tables. $40 vendor fee (covers opening and closing). EESG to provide table, and two chairs, you must provide the table cloth.