Calls for Art

March 2020: Spring Dreams

The Vernal Equinox is on March 19th, and our art community will celebrate by imagining all the wonders Spring can bring from the tiny mushroom homes of our fae friends to majestic fluffiness of clouds unburdened by rain. Our bird friends have returned to the neighborhood, and bees are once again buzzing in the early spring flowers, but what might they get up to when humans aren’t observing them? Allow yourself a trip into the surreality of the natural world and all its possibilities within and beyond our capitalist hellscape. Including light refreshments.

This show will be open to the public during our regular gallery hours (posted on our website), and there will be a closing reception on April 15th from 5-7pm.

Show dates: 3/15/20 – 4/15/20
Call date: 2/10/20
Submission deadline: 3/5/20


February 2020: Odyssey Below the Tides

This time of year it rains so much that there might as well be an entire ocean under our feet. It leads a body to wonder what’s really out there in the deeps. For this show we want to feature 2D and 3D work depicting sea monsters, seascapes, and the general mystery of Davy Jones’s Locker.

In choosing or composing your submissions for this show consider the following ideas: what the heck is down there? What is the cost of human activity for underwater beings? How far down must one go to hear the Heartbeat of the Earth? Are there, or have there ever been advanced societies thriving below the surface of the ocean? What is so special about the Dead Sea? Why are humans so intrigued by merfolk? What metaphorical significance can water hold?

Fees: $10 per accepted piece. If you cannot afford the Showing Fee, it may be possible to have it waived. (Showing Fee does not apply to Tidal Artist Haven members and resident artists.) If a piece sells, TAH will collect a 30% commission (20% for TAH members and resident artists).

Submission guidelines:
*2D and 3D works accepted (it may also be possible to screen video artwork)
*2D art MUST BE WALL READY. We will not be attaching wires or brackets to your work, and dislike hanging canvases that have no hanging hardware. If you need help making your pieces wall ready, special arrangements can be made. We will do our best to accommodate display requirements of 3D works that cannot be hung on a wall.
*Accepted works must be delivered to Tidal Artist Haven by February 6th at 7pm. If you cannot deliver your work, special arrangements can be made. Any unsold works may be picked up from Tidal Artist Haven after the closing reception on March 11th. If you cannot pick up your work by March 19th, special arrangements can be made, but we will not store work indefinitely.

Show Dates: 2/16-3/11
Call Date: 1/23
Submission deadline: 2/6


January 2020: Making Time

This is the call for art, for information about the opening reception go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504075896424589/

Time is a fundamental aspect of human existence, but it is so amorphous and mysterious that everyone relates to it differently. How we relate to it changes every second of every day from the point we are aware of time, until the point where it stops being relevant. The means by which it is measured and what it means has changed so much throughout human existence, that just about every culture relates to time differently. Much of the industrialized world is driven by strict linear time, but cultures less dependent on industry have a more cyclical understanding of time.

In choosing or composing your submissions for this show, please consider the following ideas: How do you relate to time as an artist? What do you think time is? What is it about? How do you measure and experience time? Is time Real? What will happen to your art over time? What is the best way for art to communicate across long stretches of time?

Fees: $10 per accepted piece. If you cannot afford the Showing Fee, it may be possible to have it waived. (Showing Fee does not apply to Tidal Artist Haven members and resident artists.) If a piece sells, TAH will collect a 30% commission.

Submission guidelines:
*2D and 3D works accepted (it may also be possible to screen video artwork)
*2D art MUST BE WALL READY. We will not be attaching wires or brackets to your work, and dislike hanging canvases that have no hanging hardware. If you need help making your pieces wall ready, special arrangements can be made. We will do our best to accommodate display requirements of 3D works that cannot be hung on a wall.
*Accepted works must be delivered to Tidal Artist Haven by January 15th at 10pm. If you cannot deliver your work, special arrangements can be made. Any unsold works may be picked up from Tidal Artist Haven after the closing reception on February 14th. If you cannot pick up your work by February 16th, special arrangements can be made, but we will not store work.
*Submit up to 5 pieces thru this webform: https://forms.gle/W8mZ7pcjg757M6dk7
*We will begin going thru submissions on January 6th

facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2489253501346659/