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440 Gallery Call for Entry, Call for Artists 9th Annual Small works Show


9th Annual Small Works Show
December 12, 2013 - January 12, 2014

Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 8, 2013

Click here to go to our online form.

440 Gallery is hosting its popular, annual small works show. This juried exhibition will feature any artwork which is small in scale, but large in impact. The exhibition will run from Thursday, December 12, 2013 through Sunday, January 12, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 PM.

Juror: The juror for this year's Small Works Show is Jessica Porter, director of Porter Contemporary Gallery in New York City's Chelsea art district. In addition, Porter runs a consulting business that assists foreign galleries in navigating the U.S. art market, teaches courses on the basics of art collecting, and launched an online art business in October 2008. (See below for More About Our Juror.)

Eligibility: Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 years old. Work must be no more than 12" in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. This will be strictly enforced. There is no theme, but we welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture in any medium, and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount with a maximum footprint of 12" x 12." Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.

Acceptance: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Sales: The gallery will take 20% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked "N.F.S." in the Price section of the submission form. No "P.O.R." (price on request) sales.

Entry Fee: The fee is $35 for 1 - 3 works, $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically.(See below for link to online submission form.) Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. This includes PowerPoint Presentations or any other imaging software. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, and at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB.

JPEG images MUST BE labeled LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work's placement on the Entry Form (1, 2, 3, etc.), for example:


Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist's name will not be viewed by the juror.

The size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. The gallery will not correct dimension errors. Entry form must be filled out completely. Failure to follow instructions may result in the nullification of your entry. Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.

Delivery of Work:
1. Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, 12 noon - 6 PM. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery. Floor stand or wall mounting shelf must be brought with sculpture.

2. Shipped work must arrive at the gallery Tuesday, December 3 - Friday, December 6, in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR C.O.D. RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK.

Return of Work: Hand-delivered work must be picked up on Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4 - 7 PM or Monday, January 13, 2014, 6 - 8 pm. Shipped works will be returned the week of January 20. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.

Liability: Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. 440 Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Important Dates

NOV 8: SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all properly formatted materials
NOV 25: Notification of acceptance
DEC 7, Saturday: Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM
DEC 8, Sunday: Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM
DEC 12, Thursday: Opening Reception, 6-9 PM
JAN 12, 2014: Show closes
JAN 12, Sunday: Pick up of unsold work, 4-7 PM
JAN 13, Monday: Pick up of unsold work, 6-8 PM

More About Our Juror

Jessica L. Porter is the founder and director of Porter Contemporary Gallery, based in New York City's Chelsea district. Her stated mission is two-fold: to showcase emerging and established artists from around the world whose work embodies both skill and risk taking, and to open contemporary art collecting to a broader audience.

Porter began her career with a dual degree in Art History and Foreign Languages (French and Japanese). This led her to the curatorial department of the Smithsonian's American Art Museum. After a short stint through sales and marketing in the art shipping industry, Porter became consumed with the research and investigation of issues surrounding stolen art, primarily during World War II. She soon entered law school focusing on art law and intellectual property issues at the University of Maryland School of Law. After obtaining her Juris Doctor, she moved to New York and began practicing law. Her passion remained in the art industry and she continued to be involved in the art market by working in galleries on weekends, assisting friends and colleagues purchase art and volunteering in museums. The seeds for opening an art gallery were soon planted and officially launched in 2006. Currently, in addition to running Porter Contemporary, she runs a consulting business utilizing her art and law background that focuses on assisting foreign galleries navigate the U.S.art market, she teaches courses on the basics of art collecting and launched an online art business in October 2008. Porter has a resounding commitment to being a leader and resource to other women and is the founder and president of Raandesk Women, a collaborative women's networking group, a member of the Leadership Advisory Board for the Girls Scouts of Greater New York and is an active member and committee leader of ArtTable.


Inquiries: show@440gallery.com

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