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This Weekend! Submit Your 8x8x8!

April 26, 2010, 12:00 am
By SFR Staff
This weekend ONLY, the Center for Contemporary Arts is accepting submissions for its 10th annual Collect: Inside 8 exhibit.

The submission guidelines are pretty simple; all artwork must be 8x8x8 inches and must be ready to hang (no electrical cords, pedestals, shelves, sculptures, etc). Each artist can submit up to two pieces, and the submission fee is $30 apiece. Artists set the retail price and receive 85% of the money in the even of a sale (sweet!).

Submit your pieces between Friday, April 30 and Sunday, May 2 between noon and 5 pm.

The opening reception for Inside: Collect 8 will be held Friday, May 7 from 5-7 pm at the CCA's Spector Ripps Project Space (1050 Old Pecos Trail, 982-1338). It will run through June 5.


These sorts of "anyone and everyone" shows are gaining popularity in Santa Fe, which is fitting, since this town is so full of artists—some of whom are talented and some of whom are well-known, some of whom are not as talented and some of whom are still struggling to be seen.

For example, on April 9 of this year, SITE Santa Fe hosted SITE Unseen 6, an event in which artists from all over town submitted 5x7-inch paintings. The artists signed the back of each piece, but the public wasn't allowed to know who painted what until the piece was purchased (everything was priced at $250). And then we all know about Meow Wolf and its marvelously egalitarian attitude, perfectly personified in February by its second birthday party show, which invited anyone and everyone to submit work. All submissions were guaranteed to hang until the walls were full (and everyone got in).

So, in short, take this opportunity to get your art out there!

 

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