Call for Artists: "Home for the Holidays"

Call for Artists

"Home, for the Holidays"
On View: November 24 - January 15
Deadline for Submissions: November 15, 7pm

> We are looking for (manicured or disheveled, intriguing or comforting, innovative, and intimate) artwork relating to the show’s theme. What does “home” mean to you? While this is a holiday show, we are not looking for holiday-themed artwork.

> As always, we are looking for artwork that is well-crafted, pieces that make us think and feel, and work that gives gallery visitors an experience that they’ll want to keep (purchase for their own home) or share (giving the gift of art for the holidays).

Show Theme


The Call
All artists who have work in the show’s theme are invited to submit. You may submit as many pieces as you wish, filling out the Submission Form separately each time. All mediums are welcome, though our small space prevents us from showing exceptionally large work.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: November 15th, 7pm
Notification Day: November 17th
Drop-Off Days: November 18th-20th, 12-7pm
Show Opens: November 24th, 12pm
Reception/Holiday Party: December 17th, 7-9pm
Show Closes: January 15th, 7pm
Pick-Up Days: January 16th-21st


Before You Submit

Before you submit, make sure you are familiar with our shop’s Gallery Guidelines. Pretty much every FAQ is answered there. By submitting your work, you are agreeing to follow these guidelines.

Our Holiday Shows are slightly different from our other shows in two ways: 1. Every piece accepted will need to be priced for sale. This is to encourage visitors to purchase and give art for the holidays. 2. Generally, when a piece is selected for a show, it hangs for the entire duration of the show. During our holiday shows, however, we allow buyers to take the work home with them immediately after they purchase it -- again, this is to encourage them to choose artwork for their holiday gifts.

> We will let everyone know if their work was selected on Notification Day, November 17th.

> If selected, you'll need to drop-off your work (or have a trusted representative deliver it) between 12-7pm on November 18th, 19th, or 20th.

First, read our Gallery Guidelines.
Then fill-out a Submission Form for each piece you'd like to submit.
Remember, the deadline to submit is November 15th at 7pm.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing your work and potentially hanging it in “Home, for the Holidays” (2017-2018).

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    I would love to show one of my pastel pictures in your show. I think the idea is wonderful I have a picture of a lady holding a cake called “Her Best Cake” It reminds me of home because all the women always seen to rise to the occasion over the holidays and make their best dishes. The lady in the picture has such a beautiful smile and it makes me smile with her. I think that’s part of the holidays – food!

    Stephanaie Ruby

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    René Shoemaker

    René Shoemaker is a contemporary artist focused on silk painting. Born in New York City, she maintains studios in Athens, GA, USA and Aubusson, France. Spanning four decades and embracing a variety of mediums, her artwork highlights a sense of place while capturing the ways spaces work together and how people inhabit and interact with those spaces. Architecture and public places are often highlighted in her work.

    René received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia (UGA), building a career of painting with dyes to create flowing, colorful work on radiant silk glowing with light. After retiring from her profession as a university librarian at UGA, René continued refining her art and sharing her techniques while discovering new ways to describe the world we collectively share.

    Exhibiting in solo and group shows internationally, Shoemaker delights in exploring our everyday experiences through color and line. René has exhibited in museums in Georgia, Mississippi, and Paris and in galleries and public spaces in Georgia, New York, the UK, and France. Her solo exhibitions include museums in Georgia and Mississippi, where her work is held in permanent collections. Shoemaker was awarded the Fiber Forward Focus Fellowship from AIR Serenbe in Georgia, and 2024 exhibits are now scheduled in San Francisco, and Paris, and she will lead workshops in Athens, GA, San Francisco, CA and in a castle in southwest France.