We jut received this question and thought we'd post it and the answer to our blog. Please, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask us!
Hello Kim & Jill,
Yes, I would be interested in your exhibit. I have a couple of questions.
I assume the subject matter and media is open to what the artist would like to create? Are you saying that if the work does not sell, I/we would not have our painting returned?
Thank you.....a wonderful opportunity!
The subject and medium are open, absolutely! It is about the individual artist's response to the theme - International Women Celebrate! The material and format that the work is presented on is uniform (24" x 24" canvas). This will provide a poignant contrast of all 100 works.
The book will be fashioned so it will inform collectors before and after the exhibition. All unsold works will be presented again as part of next years AyrSpace Christmas Market with the same terms as the exhibit. After that we will confer - we do not have the budget to ship back to artists further afield so all participants must be treated equally - perhaps we collectively decide they be hung in Women's Shelters or a similar thought.
Let's cross that bridge when we need to. Please know that we want to act in a manner agreeable to our collaborators.
Some further thoughts: The theme, International Women Celebrate is aimed at extracting a response from each participant as an individual.
As women of many different cultures and geographies we are called on to "celebrate" both the joys and sorrows of our lives.
Please provide us with your feedback on this call - we wish to have as many of you represented as possible.