Ciel Gallery a Fine Art Collective in Charlotte, NC, Calls for Entries for “Back to The Garden” – Deadline Mar. 1, 2015


Ciel Gallery a Fine Art Collective in Charlotte, NC, calls for entries for “Back to The Garden”, A National Juried Exhibition, which will show from April 3 – 24, 2015.

Entry Deadline: Sunday, March 1, Midnight PDT

Birds, Bees, Flowers, Trees, Adams, Eves (and just a little bit of Woodstock) … our famous Spring show returns! Artists are free to interpret the theme as desired. We invite your participation in any medium, whether 2-D or 3-D. There are no size restrictions; however, space will be a consideration. All US artists are welcome to apply. Apply online at (

Prize: $500

Juror: Wendy Hickey, a National Sales Representative with Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte, is the founder and curator of ArtPop, a hugely successful program showcasing the work of local artists on billboards across the city. After only two years in Charlotte, Wendy is a local icon for her work supporting local art and local artists. In its second year jazzing up the streets of Charlotte, ArtPop currently features 20 local artists. ArtPop comes to Lehigh Valley, PA in 2015, and Wendy’s hope is to bring this program to as many cities as possible. Originally from Murrells Inlet, SC, Wendy currently resides in Plaza Midwood.

Submission Guidelines:
All entries must be of original design and created by the artist submitting the work. Artists submitting non-original work will not be accepted in future exhibitions. All work must be clean, securely wired (no sawtooth hangers), and ready to hang for exhibition. Any special requirements or equipment to install pieces must be provided by the artist. Submitted images must reflect the actual work as closely as possible. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold during the exhibition, or within 30 days as a direct result of the exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Work need not be for sale, but preference may be given to salable pieces. All artists should supply their own insurance for the run of the show, if desired. Accepted artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement with Terms & Conditions. Ciel Gallery reserves the right to reproduce the supplied images for all media and publicity purposes with credit to the artist. Ciel also reserves the right to decline gallery space for pieces that arrive without adequate wiring, or in a condition other than as shown in submission materials.

Image Specifications:
Image entry will be by JPEG digital files; review will be by digital image only. JPEGs should be at least 1500 pixels in the shortest direction. Images of up to two works may be submitted for the entry fee; additional work may be submitted for $10 per work up to 5 entries total. Only one detail image for each work may be included. All digital files must be in JPEG (.jpg) format and must include the artist’s last name, comma, and title of the submission in this format: Last Name, Title OR Last Name, Title, Detail. Example: Doe, Counting Crows, Detail. Submitted photos may be used on the website and Ciel Gallery Facebook page, so high quality images will best reflect your work. Additionally, only the highest quality images will be used on any publicity materials generated. Submissions may be refused if photographs are poor quality or digitally altered beyond accurate color correction.

Online Entry:
Go to ( to complete the online application. Requested information will include include artwork dimensions (H x W x D format) in inches, medium, price (or insurance value if NFS), artist’s statement for each piece, and contact information. Once all items marked with an asterisk* are completed on the application and images have been uploaded (see Image Specifications noted above), press Submit. You will receive a confirmation. Once your submission has been confirmed, use the PayPal link on the art call page to submit the entry fee, and select the fee that applies to the number of entries submitted.

Entry Fee:
A non-refundable fee of $35.00 must accompany each entry, allowing submission of 2 pieces. Add $10 for each additional piece submitted. Payment may be made through PayPal to (, or by check, credit card or cash in person at the gallery. Payment may also be mailed to Ciel Gallery, 128 E.Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203.

Delivery and Pick-Up
Artists are responsible for shipping or delivering accepted artwork. Shipped work must be received by 5pm on Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, and MUST include a UPS or FedEx prepaid label. Hand-delivered work will be accepted Monday, Mar. 30, 1-6pm at Ciel. After the exhibition closes, work must be picked up by arrangement on Saturday, April 24 or will be return-shipped with pre-paid label within two weeks of exhibition close.

Ciel Gallery is a Fine Art Collective featuring the work of 27 local artists. Located in the South End Arts District of Charlotte, NC, Ciel is open Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 – 6:00, and participates in the First Friday Gallery Crawls each month. Ciel offers juried local and national exhibitions, member salons, and art workshops. Member artists are available for commissions and public art opportunities.

For more information, visit ( or e-mail to ( Member Society of American Mosaic Artists, British Association for Modern Mosaics, Community Built Association, North Carolina Arts Council, and Arts & Science Council of Mecklenburg County.

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