Notification Date: 10/10/09
Drop Off / Set Up
Pick Up / Tear Down
Show Start: 05/22/09
Show Close: 05/22/09
the guerilla gallery
What we do:
Our goal is to expose the art of new, exciting and innovative artists working in all mediums to the demographics of people, which might never see them without our unique intervention. Based in Boston, we put on exhibitions of varying length depending on the location we choose for each show. Some will last a month while others will only run for the duration of the opening. Even though we originally started out with the intention of putting on these shows illegally, we came to our senses and now rent all locations.
Where we show:
We scout out alternative locations depending on the collection of work we compile for an individual show. We choose them in order to compliment, emphasize or contradict the collection as we see fit, always with the intentions of the artist in mind. Abandoned buildings, retired subway stations, warehouses, industrial buildings, private residences, public spaces both inside and out, burned out store fronts, college campuses, downtown offices and even other galleries that allow us to commandeer their spaces for short engagements. The first question most people ask is how we get people to come to these peculiar venues. Well its simple, we tell them about it. As curiosity has grown so has our mailing list.
What we are looking for:
We are seeking undiscovered, untapped and uninhibited creators with truly unique artistic vision. You are the reason we do this. If you?re a well-known artist, congratulations, but we want the next ones, not the last ones. We discourage works that have electrical components unless they are battery powered as many exhibitions are powered by generator. Apart from very rare instances we will consider almost all mediums as long as the work is exceptionally intentioned and executed.
We are now accepting applications for our fall season starting November 2009.
Application Details (Eligibility & Media):
Open to all contemporary artists, both domestic and international. Any media and genre are acceptable. Eligible Media includes, but is not limited to, drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, fiber art, wood sculpture, metal sculpture and mixed media. All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Work needs to have been created within the last two years.
All work accepted for exhibitions must arrive suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Sculpture must be clean and have display instructions. Installations pieces must be hung on location by the artist and with curatorial oversight. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from exhibitions. All work must arrive at the given address of exhibition by given deadlines. Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the images presented for consideration, at the curators discretion. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Artists will be responsible for deliver and return shipping of all their artwork. All work must be picked up, or mailing arrangements made for return of work.
Sale of Work:
All work must be available for sale during exhibitions (reasonable pricing encouraged). Trespass gallery will retain a commission of 35% on all artwork sold during exhibitions.
$15(US) for up to 10 submitted images for consideration. $2(US) for each additional work submitted for consideration. Maximum number of submissions per application: 30. Checks, POSTAL Money Orders, or for artists outside the U.S., send an International POSTAL Money Order or a Cashier's Check in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. Bank, payable to: Trespass Gallery.
In an effort to conserve resources Trespass Gallery accepts only digital images for consideration. (see details below). The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity (artists will be credited). CD's of works not selected will only be returned if accompanied by a SASE.
The images must meet the following specifications: File names = artist's last name followed by title of work, dimensions and medium (i.e. LastNameTitle10x10x10Media.jpg). The image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format or better, images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction and 72dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork). PLEASE follow these specifications carefully.
-Artist?s statement (as word file on image CD)
-Short bio (as word file on image CD)
-Resume of previous exhibitions (as word file on image CD)
-CD of images clearly labeled with Name and contact information
-SASE (only if you wish your materials returned)
Mail applications to:
111 Hillside Street
Boston, MA 02120
You may contact us with any questions you may have or join our mailing list by writing to us at: