Call for Artists


Holiday mART  

Sale Dates: November 28-December 6, 2015

Seeking artists for Holiday mART, Sweetwater's annual sale of handcrafted, unique wares created by local and national artisans. Holiday mART is a free and open to the public with a variety of events coinciding and promoting the sale. Holiday mART features a large selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, home decor, ornaments, children's gifts, stationary, prints, photography, fine art and much more! Sweetwater has been hosting Holiday mART for over 20 years.

Holiday mART is an annual fundraising event. As a nonprofit organization, Holiday mART proceeds support Sweetwater’s numerous art programs for children and adults held throughout the year in addition to providing support to participating artists.

* Holiday mART is a juried sale.
* There is no table fee, just a one-time submission fee of $20.
* Artists DO NOT have to attend the sale. The entire process is streamlined and run by Sweetwater staff and volunteers.
* Artists only need to inventory their work online, label it, and hand deliver or mail it to Sweetwater. We handle it from there.
* Sales are subject to 40% commission.

Submission Deadline: October 12, 2015


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Poetic Logic: Collage and Assemblage

Exhibition Dates: January 16 - February 26, 2016

In the early 20th century, with the advent of mass production of materials and media artists like Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Kurt Schwitters began developing collage as a way of reappropriating and repurposing materials and images as a way of imbuing their works with juxtaposed information that expressed a kind of poetic logic of association.

In our current culture of mass information and media it is not surprising that artist are finding a continued purpose in investigating such relevant processes. This is a call for artists working in Collage, Assemblage and any other processes of incorporating elements of repurposed materials as a way of expressing our contemporary experience.

Submission fee $25  

Submission Deadline: December 14, 2015

Artist Notification: December 28, 2015

Best in Show/Purchase Award

Open to all artists residing within the United States

Poetic Logic is juried by Shawn Watrous. Shawn Watrous is a painter and collage artist from San Francisco who currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally including shows at The Painting Center in NYC, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and the Mattress Factory Museum, among others. Shawn received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Kent State University. He is an Adjunct Instructor at Penn State University teaching an art overview class that focuses on western art history.  www.shawnwatrous.com 

To submit:

1. Email 4 images to awatrous@sweetwaterartcenter.org

2. Label images with your initials_title of work_submission number. example:EM_TheScream_1.jpeg

3. In the body of the email include: Artist's Name, Address, Phone number, Email, and List of Works including: Submission number, Title of work, Size, Medium, Year, Price.

4. Pay $25.00 submission fee via paypal by clicking on the button below.