Handmade in America

Handmade in America CALL TO ARTISTS

Singing Stone Gallery Art Exhibition
Ybor City - Tampa, Florida

Singing Stone Gallery is proud to present 'Handmade in America,' a juried exhibition featuring handmade fine art and contemporary craft. This multi-media show exhibits a wide array of the handmade, which is rich in traditions and expressive of regional craft artisans, and their contributions to America's cultural heritage. The juried exhibition will showcase contemporary jewelry, photography, paintings, glass, fiber, wood, ceramics, metals, and mixed media handcrafted by American Artists.

Singing Stone is a working studio and gallery featuring Dan Balk designer jewelry, eclectic contemporary craft and fine art produced by local artisans. The Gallery is owned and managed by Nataly Balk, who takes pride in exhibiting and supporting local and regional artists' work.

Singing Stone Gallery is located in Ybor City, a registered national historic district. Ybor City is a popular destination that boasts 45,000+ visitors on any given weekend. It is a entertainment district offering dining, shopping and cultural art. The Gallery, adjacent to Trolley Stop # 1, will be included within the event zone for the Republican National Convention. This exhibition is independent but will run concurrent with The R.N.C.

Singing Stone Gallery is located at 1903 N. 19 St., Tampa, FL 33605. For more information, call (813) 247-2787 (ARTS), visit www.SingingStoneOnline.Com.

Artists in all mediums are invited to submit a photo of their work, tell us why they love making handmade American art and what their vision is for the submitted works.

Show dates: July 4th-September 1st, 2012
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, June 20th : Closed Jurying at 6:00 pm
Opening Reception:Wednesday, July 4th
Closing Party: Tuesday, August 28th

American artists are invited to submit work for our juried exhibition which will be held at the Singing Stone Gallery in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. This exhibition showcases handmade contemporary paintings, jewelry, fiber, wood, ceramics, metals, glass, photography and mixed media.

Open to American artists and craftsmen.

Work Eligible:
A maximum of three (3) entries per artist may be submitted in any fine art or craft medium, including paintings, jewelry, clay, wood, fiber, metal, glass, photography and mixed media. Exhibition criteria is based on craftsmanship, concept and design. All art must be family friendly and handmade in America.

Singing Stone proprietors and a select panel of artists, will jury the digital images submitted. Notification of acceptance or declined action will be emailed to the artists no later than Friday, June 22, 2012. Singing Stone reserves the right to refuse actual work which differs from the digital image submitted.

Rules of Entry:
1. Complete this application. Sign the agreement.
2. Email your digital image(s) of the work you will be sending.
3. Art must remain on exhibit throughout the show. All works must be tagged for retail sale. Artists are responsible to pay for their own item to be shipped to and from the gallery. All sold art will be shipped to the collector at the end of the show.

Submitting Work:
All submissions must be high quality digital images labeled with the artist's name.
Number each image for identification purposes. (ie: Smith1.jpg)
All images should accurately represent the work that is going to be submitted.
Each image should be 300 dpi and 5" x 7".
Email or Mail submission information along with digital images of the work being entered.
The jury fee and show fees are waived for this exhibition.
Entries received after June 20, 2012 will not be accepted.
The artist agrees that images of accepted work may be used for marketing and educational purposes.

Mail or hand deliver the entry form to:
Singing Stone Gallery & Studio, 1903 N. 19 St., Tampa, Florida, 33605.

Artists will receive 80% of work sold.

Liability and Insurance:
Once in the possession of the Singing Stone Gallery & Studio, all works will be insured. The Singing Stone, LLC is not responsible for work in transit to or from the gallery and advises artists to properly insure work in transit. Shipping and Hand Delivery Accepted works may be hand delivered to Singing Stone Gallery on Sunday July 1st, between 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. or delivered by no later than July 1st, 2012.


Wednesday, June 20 Entry deadline for application and digital images

Friday, June 22 Notification to artists of accepted and declined work

Sunday, July 1 All accepted work must be received by Singing Stone Wednesday,

July 4 Exhibition open for viewing

Wednesday, July 4 Opening reception

Tuesday, August 28 Closing Party

Saturday, September 1 Last day – exhibition ends at 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 2 Artists removal of hand delivered work from 10 am & 2 pm

Monday, September 3 Packing and shipping of work to artists begins