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Call for Art: Teen Art Expo

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Alter Egos Gallery & Studio

108 Gillespie Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

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We're hosting our first ever Teen Art Expo at the gallery opening February Fourth Friday (February 23rd). We're looking for artists ages 12-20 to display their work in our teen event.

How this works:

1) Bring your works (framed and ready to hang! No loose pieces of paper!) by February 18th to be submitted

2) At the gallery, you will fill out a form that states the name of the piece, your name, what you created it with, and a price if you want to sell it.

3) We will help you with the pricing because the gallery takes a commission. For this event, we're taking 30% from non-gallery members, and 20% from members.


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What's a commission?

A commission is basically a portion of your selling price. Let's say you sell a painting at the exhibit for $100, the gallery will take a commission of $30 if you are not a member, and you will get a check for $70. But wait! That's not our work, how can we take from the artist? How is this fair?

So we get it, it sounds like we're trying to take something from you. We're artists too, so we're okay with being fully transparent and straightforward with you. The money we collect from art sales goes toward promoting and paying for the gallery space itself, not to make any profit. So art that was sold in a previous exhibit helps us pay to promote your art in this exhibit as well as it helps us keep our doors open so that we can have many more exhibits! (Everyday stores do this too, but instead of calling it commission they call it buying at "cost" - they buy items at a low cost and then upsell them to customers.)

The bottom line is we want you to sell your art and get what you deserve while we keep the lights on and the doors open. So we can also tack the 30% on top of your price for you and save you from doing the math. So instead of just listing it at $100, we would list the painting for $143, so you could go home with $100.10 (30% of 143 is $42.90) This way, you don't feel shorted for your great work.

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4) We prep and hang your work for the show. We also take pictures of the work and list it for sale online. We then create graphics for Facebook and Instagram to showcase your art on our social media to show to potential buyers that may not have time to walk into the gallery.

5) The grand opening is Fourth Friday, and you come out, with your family of course, and view all of the work on exhibit. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite pieces in the show.

6) On March 22nd, the show comes down, and you have until April 27th to pick up your art. We also announce the Top 3 People's Choice winners on the 22nd online and reach out to the winners to give out prizes.

Things to know:

1) Your frames need a WIRE for hanging. This is because our cable system doesn't work well with little holes on the back or those little metal teeth (aka sawtooth hangers) so to make sure they hang well and safely make sure to use a wire. Here's a link to a youtube video on how to wire your own frame at home.

2) You don't have to sell your paintings if you don't want to.

3) You can use any medium of art: paintings, digital, photography, videography, sculpture, textiles, fabrics, jewelry, found objects, drawings (pencil or pen), woodwork, etc. We're also interested in people who want to come out and perform during opening night in the gallery.

4) If you're a little too old or too young we're sorry but we can't accept your work for this exhibit. BUT no worries, we do call for art for kids and for adults.


The People's Choice Prizes:

3rd Place:

  • 3rd Place Ribbon
  • 1 free ticket to a teen night at the gallery
  • Art featured on the website, with mini bio

2nd Place:

  • 2nd Place Ribbon
  • 2 free tickets to teen night at the gallery
  • Patron Membership

1st place:

  • 1st place ribbon
  • 2 tickets to teen night at the gallery
  • Patron Membership
  • Solo exhibition


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Alter Egos Gallery & Studio

108 Gillespie Street

Fayetteville, NC 28301

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