As we embrace social distancing, and look for creative ways to share art and inspiration, CAA is launching a series of virtual studio visits. We will host these visits via ZOOM, allowing up to 100 guests to 'visit' your studio, ask questions about your work and progress, and share in community, from a distance. These events will be promoted through our website, social media, and email blasts, and we hope can generate interest in sales of your artwork as well. 


ARTIST REQUIREMENTS

  • Artists must have access to their studio space
  • Artists must have a laptop or smartphone with a camera and audio
  • Artists must be proficient in using their laptop or smartphone
  • Artists must have a website or active Instagram/Facebook presence 


HOW DOES THIS WORK?

  • After you have submitted your application, CAA staff will be in touch with more details. 

For a second year, Cambridge Art Association will offer members of the CAA the opportunity to curate exhibits as part of our annual exhibitions program in our Kathryn Schultz Gallery and University Place Gallery. 

This opportunity replaces our Small Group Show program. Our goal: to present visually or thematically cohesive exhibits of work by our 575+ members. Proposals will be reviewed based on a variety of criteria, with greatest weight given to the theme of the exhibit and the cohesion of the presentation. 


Proposal deadline for October 2020 and April 2021: April 15, 2020

Available Exhibition Slots: 

  • October 2020 (Kathryn Schultz Gallery)
  • October 2020 (University Place Gallery)
  • April 2021 (Kathryn Schultz Gallery)
  • April 2021 (University Place Gallery)

  
· Any installations must require less than 20% of floor surface area of the Kathryn Schultz Gallery.
· Any A/V equipment required for the exhibit will need to be provided by the artist(s). A/V equipment may not be used at University Place Gallery.
· Artwork by the proposing curator cannot account for more than 30% of the total proposed or exhibited artworks
· Exhibitions must be installed in under 3 days.
· We encourage you to visit the Kathryn Schultz Gallery or University Place Gallery before applying for this opportunity.


Who can submit a proposal?
· Any CAA Artist Member ($110 annual dues) in good standing. All other members of the group must be CAA members – Artist, Associate, Student, or Lifetime.
· Proposals must contain a minimum of three (3) artists. 

 · Proposals must be original, and must not have been exhibited elsewhere.
 

How often can I propose a Curatorial Exhibit at CAA?
· If your proposal is accepted, you may not propose another exhibit for three (3) years.
· If you propose an exhibit and it is not accepted, you may submit a different proposal the following year.
 

What should be included in the proposal?
· A curatorial statement – what is the focus of your proposed exhibit? What brings the artists/artworks together?
· Artist statements and CVs from all members of the group
· Images of the work you plan to include in the final exhibit. At least 75% of the images submitted in your proposal must appear in the final exhibit. All work in the exhibit should be for sale. If you are planning to present new, as yet created work, you must still present sample images of past work, or a plan for your proposed work. All CAA exhibition guidelines apply.
· A proposal for at least one public program, outside of the opening reception. 


What fees are associated with this Curatorial Proposal?
· Proposal fees: $75 per proposal
· Exhibition fees:
o Installation ($60/hour)
o Postcards (variable)
o Graphic design fees (If needed; $75 rate, plus additional $25/hour for revisions)
o The curator is responsible for creating and printing wall labels for the exhibit; price list; and other in-gallery materials. CAA will provide a templates for all exhibition materials.
o Exhibiting artists are responsible for all material fees and costs associated with creating and framing artwork for the exhibition.


Where/how do I submit my proposal?
· All proposals must be submitted through the CAA website via Submittable
· Documents must be saved as Word documents (.doc or .docx) or PDFs.
· All images must be saved as follows: ArtistName_title.jpeg

 Who reviews the Curatorial Proposals?
· Proposals are reviewed by the CAA Exhibition Committee, which is comprised of CAA members, Board members, and staff.


What criteria are used in the review process?
The CAA’s Exhibition Committee will review all submitted materials. Decisions will be made based on the quality of the proposal, available exhibition slots and will consider some or all of the following:
· An aspect of the exhibit is innovative
· The exhibit offers a new perspective or new insight on a topic; synthesizes and presents existing knowledge in a provocative way
· The exhibit includes innovative uses of media, materials, design elements
· The exhibit is particularly beautiful, exceptionally capable, profoundly memorable
· The exhibit evokes responses from viewers that are evidence of a transformative experience

Cambridge Art Association’s (CAA) Art Rental Program serves to further our mission to build a vibrant community through visual art by working with local corporate and non-profit partners to place artwork by CAA Members artists in workspaces. This program is a member benefit for CAA members, with participation limited to members in good-standing (Artist, Associate, Lifetime levels). Submission of work to the Art Rental Program does not guarantee participation. 

Please have the following ready before you begin the application: 

-Your Artist Statement 

-Up to 10 CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ARTWORKS. Image files must be saved as JPG, TIFF or PNG files. We require that you include pricing information for all artwork entered into the Rental Program. (Please note: The Program Manager will not contact you regarding availability of an individual work until *after* a client proposal is accepted. If images you have uploaded become unavailable please contact the Art Rental Consultant to notify them of this change in availability.)


Program FAQ:

Q: What kind of artwork are corporate clients looking for? 

A: Generally, our current clients prefer bold, abstract works. We currently have lending artists working in a variety of media, including: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor); photography; mixed media; printmaking; encaustic. If you have a question about your work being the right fit for the program, please contact our Art Rental Consultant, Deb Baskin, at deborah@cambridgeart.org. 


Q: I submitted my work to the Art Rental Program. How long will it take before my first rental? 

A: It depends. Submission to the Program does not guarantee that your work will be rented to a client. We custom curate each client space, so what works for one client might not work for another. 


Q: How long will my work be out on loan?

A: Cambridge Art Association's Art Rental Program offers rentals to corporate clients for 3, 6 or 12 month intervals. 


Q: Will I receive payment when my artwork is rented to a client? 

A: Yes! The rental pricing breakdown is as follows:

  • 3 month rental = 10% of the purchase price
  • 6 month rental = 20% of the purchase price
  • 12 month rental = 40% of the purchase price

So, let's say your artwork is priced at $500. The client would pay the following rates:

  • 3 month rental = $50
  • 6 month rental = $100
  • 12 month rental = $200

Those fees are then divided 50/50 between the Artist and the Cambridge Art Association. Cambridge Art Association handles all transport, delivery, installation, and deinstallation of the artwork. We work as a representative of our members, helping you to both expand the visibility of your artwork, and ensure you are fairly compensated. 

Most of our rentals are 6 or 12 months. 

Please select which Satellite Gallery you are interested in submitting work for. There are 5 portals to upload your artwork images, and information. These images must represent the work you would like to display. CAA Staff will get in touch if they would like to see more. 


ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

  • Refer back to the Satellite Gallery Information Page for artwork details for each space before submitting.
  • All mediums accepted: 2D work
  • All artwork must be listed as for sale.
  • Artwork must have been created within the past five (5) years.
  • Work must be original, no reproductions.
  • All work submitted must be available for exhibition dates.
  • Artwork must be gallery ready. See our Art Entry Information page for more details.
  • All wall mounted work must be wired for hanging. No exceptions.
  • Total weight of wall mounted work must not exceed 15lbs


Have questions? Please email Assistant Director, Rebecca Schnopp at rschnopp@cambridgeart.org, or call us at 617.876.0246


CAA is seeking entries of original artwork for website & digital marketing. Submitted images to be included in website banners, headers,  email blasts, etc. Artwork will be accepted on a rolling basis. All artists will be credited.


ARTISTIC REQUIREMENTS

  • All 2D and 3D medium images are accepted.
  • ONLY the digital version of the work will be utilized in promotional materials. Please take into consideration the  amount of detail for various uses.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Each individual MUST be a member of the Cambridge Art Association.
  • Submitted artwork must have been made within the last five (5) years.
  • Up to three (3) entries per individual.
  • Each submission MUST be high quality (atleast 2400px wide, 300dpi). Images that are not high quality will not be considered.
  • NO ENTRY FEE

CAA's Art Services Directory serves as a place the general public can go to find the help they need with a variety of art-related tasks. Whether it be installing artwork in your home, framing a new purchase, or getting professional headshots taken, consider any of our artists, sponsors or community partners below.

Are you a CAA Member, sponsor or community partner? Fill out the form below and we will be in touch!

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