CONTEST RULES & REGULATIONS
After the huge success of our monthly Online Virtual Art Shows, we are now accepting submissions for the April 2021 edition! Deadline is April 26th 2021 for submissions! Voting begins April 27th and ends May 5th. Enter today for your chance to win $500 and a solo show! Get Exposure ! Showcase and hopefully sell your art ! We NEVER take any commission of sales. Artists Keep 100% of the sales!
So far we have already given away $3,500 in prizes as we try our best to help during these difficult times while desperately trying to hang on and avoid having to close the gallery for good. In the 17 years since its founding, the Greenpoint Gallery has faced its share of crises, some more challenging than others. However, the collective volume of the current emergency and its undeniable effect on each one of us is something we can’t fix through troubleshooting alone. Our primary goal as a community arts organization, other than opening our doors again, is to continue to provide a venue for local artists. If the only way we can currently do this is virtually, we’d like to make the best of it by holding our Virtual Gallery Open Call and Exhibition. We’d love to hear from our regulars as well as anyone looking to share their work on our online platform. After covering the prize and advertising cost, any funds raised go directly to keeping the lights on here as we struggle to survive with out our usual source of income from our weekly art exhibitions and space rentals.
We would also like to take this opportunity to create a fundraising opportunity for The Greenpoint Gallery, as truthfully, we could use all the help we can get. Just as in our salon shows, we will be using our "People's Choice Salon Show" format, but with a fundraising twist.
Artists and patrons will be able to vote for their favorite artists/works via our virtual gallery. Each vote will cost $1, with a minimum requirement of 3 different votes! All contest proceeds will go directly to combat the financial hardships suffered at The Greenpoint Gallery during the times of COVID-19, as we are unable to have our traditional events and space rentals.
The winner of the Popular Vote in our online show will receive a $500 cash prize and a solo show at The Greenpoint Gallery when we open back up for business (as soon as we can!). There will also be an additional "Curator's Choice" winner (selected by gallery owner Shawn James) who will also receive their own Solo Show when we can open back up.
The creative process can be isolating even without the current circumstances at play, and we encourage submissions in any medium in the hopes that a group exhibition can reduce the distance between fellow artists and provide further inspiration. Your ideas and efforts as painters, illustrators, photographers, printmakers and sculptors remain relevant as markers of time, place and identity and we can’t afford to lose them now.
Stay Safe! Be Strong ! And GET YOUR ART ON