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Call for Art- Imaginary Spaces and Far Out Places

Call for Art  - Themed Exhibit:

Imaginary Spaces and Far Out Places

GALA Galleries At LynnArts

25 Exchange St, Lynn, MA 01901

Theme / Media:  With this exhibit we want to take you on a journey through the worlds of reality, fantasy and the abstract.  Any media may be submitted – photographs, painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, craft, etc. We are interested in sharing artwork that is experimental in addition to the traditional art you find in a gallery.  We encourage artists to show us their “Place” . Is it emotional, physical, symbolic or alien? Take the viewer on a trip to the unknown. We are also seeking inspiring/unique performances/acts/talents to create a one-of- kind experience for the evening.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Work should have been completed in the last 2 years.

  • Up to 3 pieces of art may be submitted. All works will be considered by the curating committee.

  • Size limitations:  7’x7’ and up to 50 lbs.

  • Artwork must be ready to be installed.  Hanging artwork should be framed or sides appropriately finished.  Hanging method is gallery style with wire – no saw teeth. There are a limited number of pedestals available so if you will require one, please discuss your needs at drop off.   

  • Form with Artist Information must be attached to the back of artwork.  

  • NEW:  The first two pieces that you submit should be $300 or under and the 3rd piece may be any price.  Please note that artwork must be for sale.  We will not accept artwork with the label of NFS (Not For Sale) for this show.

Submission Requirements:

  • Artist’s statement and images of your submitted works should be emailed to  Statements will be included in our artists’ statement / bio binder.  Images will be used for social media marketing with artist credit always included.

  • Business cards if you would like them displayed during the show.

  • Exhibit fee of $20.00 (nonmember) / $5.00 (member) to be paid by cash, check or money order for up to 3 pieces.  Make check or money order payable to GALA.


  • Drop off your work in person on one of the following dates to have it juried:

Thursday, June 20th,, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Friday, June 21st, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday, June 22nd, 11:00am-5:00pm

Or by appointment

  • Artists whose work is not accepted will be contacted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 and the work will need to be picked up by Friday, June 28th, 2019.   

  • Opening Reception:  Friday, June 28th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • We’d love if you can bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert and share your cooking talents too!

  • Exhibit ends: Saturday, July 27th.  Work to be picked up between 11:00am-5:00pm, unless alternate arrangements made.

Publicity:  The Galleries At LynnArts will promote the exhibition through its website, mailing lists, traditional media and social media regularly throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Sales: GALA staff will oversee the sale of art.  GALA receives 30% commission on sold items. GALA members pay a discounted commission of 25% on sales.  All artwork must remain at GALA until the exhibit ends. Payment to artists will be made within 45 business days of the end of the exhibit.

Contact:  Annette Sykes - Gallery Director, GALA President


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.