Wonderful time at Art San Diego last weekend! Looking forward to our next fairs!
Artists are invited to submit up to 5 two-dimensional works to our juried show, "Guilty Pleasures". The exhibition runs November 10 - December 3, 2017. Opening night is during Vallejo's Art Walk, Friday, November 10, 5:00 - 9:00. An Artist's Reception will be Saturday, November 11, 5:00 - 7:00. In addition to regular hours, the gallery will also have extended hours opening weekend for Vallejo's Open Studios weekend, so there will be extensive opportunity for exposure of your work if selected for inclusion.
Local, national and international artists welcome to submit up to 5 works per entry, 2-dimensional works only (must be able to hang on the wall), 4' wide max, 8' high max, and all hanging hardware must be included with your work.
THEME: Guilty Pleasures is open for your interpretation and does not have to be a literal interpretation. For example, you may be a landscape painter and your guilty pleasure is to escape to the outdoors to paint. If so, please title your work accordingly and in reference to a guilty pleasure. Sorry, but we do not accept sexually explicit work. All styles and media (or mixed media) accepted as long as it is wall hung work. The relation to the theme could be in title only.
DEADLINE MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 1
_Entry fee is $25 for 5 pieces
_Pay your entry fee HERE
_Proof of payment must accompany your emailed submission. Proof can be a printed, scanned receipt of payment or a screen grab showing payment, attached to an email. Submissions without proof of payment will not be reviewed.
_please send proof of payment with your submission images (not in a separate email as it may get lost)
_Submissions must be digital, sent via email
_images must be attached to an email (not embedded in the body of the email)
_Please send images as: jpeg (.jpg), med to low resolution, RGB (not cmyk or lab color). Just use common sense with this... nothing too large or or too pixelated
_Please do not use any compression software or google drive/etc. If you need to compress images, please lower resolution to send
_Artist is responsible for all shipping charges to and from gallery
_Local, international and national artists welcome to submit work
_Submission does not guarantee inclusion in "Guilty Pleasures" exhibition
IN THE BODY OF YOUR SUBMISSION EMAIL, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
_Artist Name, Phone Number, Short Bio (one paragraph max)
_List the TITLE of each attached work, medium, size, year completed
_Subject line of your email: YOUR NAME_GUILTY PLEASURES SUBMISSION
TITLE YOUR ATTACHED JPEG's LIKE THIS:
_Artist Last Name_Title of Work
EMAIL TO: ToughGallerySubmissions@gmail.com
Not so small print: By submitting to Jen Tough Gallery, you agree to all of the following: to pay for all shipping expenses to and from gallery, that your work(s) will be for sale on a consignment basis at the gallery, and if sold Gallery and Artist split retail price 50/50, that artwork is fully insured while at the gallery, that gallery is not insured or responsible for shipping loss or damage, and that if work is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair while at the gallery, gallery will pay artist their 50% as if the work had sold. Phew!
Visit us at booth 210 this year at Art San Diego!
Discover Art San Diego—a contemporary art show in the heart of southern California featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, Art Labs, events, and Art Talks focused on collecting. Now in its ninth year, the four-day event attracts over 15,000 high-net-worth collectors. Join us for an unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events. Link here.
Don't miss the opening reception for STRANGE NATURE, Friday, August 11, 5:00 - 9:00 during Vallejo's Art Walk! Running from August 11 - September 3, this small group invitational includes Veronica Mortellaro, Anthony Riggs, Nick Sheehy and Matthew Metzger and is going to be incredible!
Anthony, a Bay Area painter and part of the upcoming show, 'Strange Nature' will be speaking about his work at the gallery on Sunday, August 13 from 5:00 - 7:00. Don't miss this talk!
Don't miss this Sunday's artist talk with Michael Shemchuk (Shem)! This Sunday, July 30, 5:00 - 7:00. Casual meet and greet with the artist along with Q&A. Michael Shemchuk (Shem) is an artist based in the Bay Area of California. Shem is known for his large abstract, mixed media collage works, where he "mines" for hidden textures, colors and visual remnants through layers of paper, paint and found media, revealing spellbinding compositions with formal attributes. His work is reminiscent of both urban decay and discarded periodicals and advertising, where he finds the often overlooked beauty within.
Join us this Sunday, July 23, 5:00 - 7:00 for 'Earthly Evidence' artists Carol Dalton and Mark Eanes as they discuss their work in a casual meet-and-greet format. Light refreshments served.
On Sunday, July 30, 5:00 - 7:00, Artist Michael Shemchuk will discuss his work and creative process in a meet-and-greet style talk in the gallery. Light refreshments served.
Join us Friday, July 14, 5:00 - 9:00 for TWO openings and the grand opening of our new Inner Gallery space! It will be Vallejo's Art Walk, and this month Georgia Street will be closed to accommodate food trucks, artist tables and music! Parking should be plentiful on nearby side streets and city lots.
OUTER GALLERY: "Earthly Evidence", a small group invitational with artists Carol Dalton, Mark Eanes and Michael Shemchuk, running through Sunday, August 6.
INNER GALLERY: "The Little Things: Small Art 6" and Under" Artists include: Karen Gallagher Iverson, Jeffrey Tover, Carol Dalton, Rick Weyrich, Suzanne Long, Eileen P Goldenberg, Ridj Johnson, Irene Nelson, Sara Post, Lisa Kairos, Mira M White, Susan Stover, Chuck Potter, Diane Williams, Melissa Mohammadi, Hector Badillo, CJ Trujillo Justin Preyer, Adam Cochran, and more!
Happy to announce the gallery will be exhibiting at two upcoming art fairs! Art San Diego Sept 29-Oct 01, and Art Expo Contemporary in Las Vegas (during Winter Market) Jan 27-31. Come visit!
Join us Friday, July 14 from 5:00 - 9:00 during Vallejo's Art Walk for the opening reception of 'Earthly Evidence' a group invitational featuring Carol Dalton, Mark Eanes and Michael Shemchuk.
Join us for the opening reception July 14, 5:00 - 9:00 during Vallejo's Art Walk! The first show in our new "inner gallery" space, The Little Things: Art 6" and Under will be on view July 14 - September 3. This is a group invitational and artists include Karen Gallagher Iverson, Jeffrey Tover, Carol Dalton, Eileen Goldenberg, Ridj Johnson, Sara Post, Mira M White, Lisa Kairos, Chuck Potter, Diane Williams, Melissa Mohammadi and more.
Super excited to announce we're opening an "inner gallery" in our gorgeous Victorian-era building which will be an amazing second space for showing outstanding contemporary art. Our first show will be a group invitational 'The Little Things: Works 6" and Smaller" opening July 14, and the second show is a site-specific installation by artist Jeff Snell in conjunction with the Visions of the Wild Festival opening September 8. Openings will be held on the same night as the front gallery, 2nd Fridays from 5:00 - 9:00.
I'm so excited about our next show! Women in the Abstract features (female, of course) abstract painters working in varying mediums in primarily expressionistic abstraction. Artists include: Melissa Mohammadi, Diane Williams, Sara Post, Joyce Conlon, Rebecca Crowell, Theresa Stirling, Lisa Pressman, Zoe Cohen, Suzanne Jacquot, Irene Nelson and Pamela Caughey. On view June 09 - July 09.
Opening reception: Friday, June 9, 5:00 - 9:00 during Vallejo's Art Walk. Don't miss it!
Learn from Gallery Artists
Jerry McLaughlin teaches a cold wax workshop
Several gallery artists have workshops and classes coming up in the next year and into 2018. If interested, sign up quickly as they fill up almost as soon as they are announced. Many gallery artists offer private instruction, please see the artist's website for details.
October 20-23 Cold Wax Workshop, Berkeley, CA
October 26-29 Cold Wax Workshop, San Luis Obispo, CA
Sign up and get additional info at Jerry's website
Waiting list only. Please see Rebeccas' website to sign up.
July 10 - 14, 2017 Exploring materiality: Fiber and encaustic intensive, Graton, CA
September 8 and 9, 2017, Intro to Painting with Encaustic 2-day workshop, Graton, CA
October 16-20, Concept, passion, materiality and craft with Susan Stover and Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch, Graton, CA
Sign up and get additional info at Susan's website
July 18-20, Get Bold, Brave and Wild! Paint Big! Abstract Art Workshop, Santa Rosa, CA
September 15, 16 and 17, 2017, Express Your Wild Creativity: Cut Loose, Get Wild! Abstract Art Workshop, Santa Fe, NM (Taught by Julie Schumer and Suzanne Jacquot)
June 03, Ignite Your Wild Creativity Through Mark Making, Abstract Workshop, Marin, CA
For more info and registration, go to Suzanne's website
Find out more about Lisa's workshops here
Find out more about Sara's classes here