Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Call for Art: Gallery U Boutique

CONTACT: Deneise Hyatt-Murad at

QUESTIONS: Deneise Hyatt-Murad at 908-232-1895

EXHIBITION THEME: “Out of the Box"
“Out of the Box” is an expression that describes non-conformal, creative thinking. We are looking for artwork with this same expression. Submit your  most creative works - the ones that seem a little “off the wall”, different, or not like your others.

All local artists, established and emerging.

Artwork will be considered through digital jpeg submissions. Submissions are limited to a maximum of FIVE pieces. Acceptance into the exhibition is not guaranteed with entry. 

Submit up to 5 images. Artists are required to submit digital images in JPEG format to Please use “Out of the Box Submission” as subject of e-mail. 
Each digital image must be saved in JPEG format. If selected for the exhibition, you may be requested to submit a higher resolution image for possible use in advertising.
Label images with consecutive numbers from 1 - 5. Save in the following format: Last name_ First initial_ Title_Medium_Size_1; Last name_ First initial_ Title_Medium_Size _2. 
A list of the images labeled in consecutive order must accompany your submission. List must state the following: Image #, artist name, title, medium, dimension (h x w), year of completion, and price. 
Include an artist statement (not more than 3 short paragraphs) on the work submitted. Briefly explain your choice of media, artistic vision, process, subject matter, influences, etc. This will be used for reproduction in a complimentary exhibition catalog
July 26 - August 10, 2016: Submissions Accepted: On-line entries must be submitted to Please use “Out of the Box Submission” as subject of e-mail.
August 11 - 12, 2016: Artists’ will be notified of acceptance/rejection.
August 22 - 26, 2016: Accepted work to be delivered to Gallery U Boutique during opening hours (10-5, M-F). Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the image entry. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. All selected work must be available for sale.
September 1, 2016: Artists’ Reception (THURSDAY, 6-8 PM)
October 10 - 14, 2016: Pick up of unsold work during gallery hours. Artwork remaining after November 14 will be donated. 

Accepted works will be considered for sale at the price indicated. If sold, 70% of the selling price will be paid to the artist and 30% will be retained by Gallery U Boutique.  Artists will receive payment within 60 days of artwork sale date. 

Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish.  Gallery U Boutique will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. Artists are advised to obtain their own insurance.

Artists will be responsible for delivery and return shipping of all their artwork. Shipped work must be packaged in a reusable container. NO STYROFOAM PEANUTS. A prepaid waybill for its return must be enclosed. Please make shipping arrangements through the U.S. Postal Service, DHL, FedEx, or UPS. COD returns are not acceptable.  The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on the pick-up date.

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