Call for Art – Circus

  Call for Art – Circus!

A ringmaster under the big top! A clown parade under a daring trapeze! A caravan of performers and animals traveling through the American South.

Whatever you think of when you hear Circus! is fair game for this exhibit!

Eligibility and Fees:
Open to artists of all ages, and art in any medium will be considered. Each artist may enter up to three pieces for consideration. All work must not have been previously shown at Studio 659.

Members of Studio 659 may submit without fees. Non-members must pay a non-refundable $25 fee to be considered, which will include a one-year membership.

Studio 659 is temporarily and indefinitely closed until pandemic restrictions are lifted. Circus! will be our first exhibit once it is safe to reopen, so we’ve no set due date for submissions. You are free to send us your work as you are ready through e-mail to We will accept on a rolling basis, likely monthly until an opening date is scheduled.

Submit a photo of each submission in jpeg format as an e-mail attachment. All images must be labeled as firstinitial.lastname.title (K.Smith.ArtworkTitle). Use “Circus” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Include your name and an image list in the body of your email with the title, media, size, year completed, and price for each piece (list NFS if not for sale). Also include any social media, web, or store front information for your art that we can include on labels. Please denote any special installation needs in your email.

The Studio retains a 30% commission for all sales; please factor this into your retail pricing. Pieces which are not for sale should be labeled NFS.

Unfortunately, any improperly labeled submissions or those missing information will not be considered.

Artwork Acceptance and Notifications:
Artists will be notified of acceptance into the exhibit by email on a rolling basis and must be prepared to drop it off at least 10 days before the opening. When committing to display your work in this exhibit, you are also asked to advertise the show and its related events through your on-line presence and encouraged to attend the opening reception.

*Artists who ship their work must include return shipment label and proper reusable packaging.

Hanging work must be wired 1/3 of the way from the top. Hanging artwork which is not wired or not wired properly will not be hung. Sawtooth clips and pre-installed hoops on table-top frames simply do not work with our hanging system. If you need help with wiring, someone from the Studio can give you guidance.

No substitutions of submissions. The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the submission. Accepted artwork must remain in the Studio until the conclusion of the exhibit.

Artist Reception date to be determined.