"SWART: Social Work Works: Artwork By NJ Social Workers & Art Therapists" (March 4 - April 4, 2016) Submission Guidelines

Artwork By NJ Social Workers & Art Therapists 

March 4 - April 4, 2016
March is National Social Worker month and Gallery U is honoring the important work social workers and art therapists do in our society. This exhibition will feature work that represents the diverse talents of NJ Social Workers and Art Therapists. This exhibition will include various mediums and styles by both established and emerging artists who work in the profession of social work or art therapy. 
Gallery U is an extension of Universal Institute, which services adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The gallery acts as a vocational training program whose goal is to introduce people with TBI back into the work force and community. Clients at Universal Institute take part in all aspects of running the gallery. Gallery U is a fully functional art space that holds monthly group art shows, poetry readings, and community events. Gallery U is located at 439 South Avenue W in Westfield, NJ. (908) 232-1895. 
Current and retired social workers and art therapists, as well as students in the process of certification, qualify to submit to this exhibition.
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. DIGITAL SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS:
Submit up to 5 images. Artists are requested to submit digital images in JPEG format to Please use “SWART Submission” as subject of e-mail. 
Each digital image must be saved in JPEG format. If selected for the exhibition, you will 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_1; Last name_ First initial_ Title _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 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
January 4 - February 15, 2016: SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: On-line entries must be submitted to Please use “SWART Submission” as subject of e-mail.
February 17, 2016: Announcement of accepted artists. Accepted artists will be contacted via email.
February 18 - February 29, 2016: Accepted work will be delivered to Gallery
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.
March 4, 2016: Show Opens / Opening reception (6-8 PM)
April 5 - May 9, 2016: Pick up of unsold work during gallery hours. Artwork remaining after May 10, 2016 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.  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 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. Artwork remaining after May 10, 2016 will be donated.
DROP OFF:  February 18 - February 29, 2016
Gallery U reserves the right to reject work delivered at the time of the exhibition that is not the artist's accepted work. Selected artwork must be wired, framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang (no saw-tooth hangers). Canvases must be gallery wrapped or framed. Artwork must be less than 5 feet in height or width and able to fit through a standard door. All artwork must be able to be hung on a wall. Entered and accepted work cannot be substituted. All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
PICK-UP unsold work:   April 5 - May 9 2016 during gallery hours
Call (908) 232-1895 for gallery hours

Artwork remaining after May 10, 2016, will be donated. 

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