Jury now open for LALUZAPALOOZA 2013 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery!
“LALUZAPALOOZA” (Exhibiting March 2013)
THE JURY IS OPENED!
We’ll be accepting submissions VIA EMAIL ONLY for next year’s jury from October 1 through December 31, 2012.
All work submitted must be: less than one year old – never have prior exhibited – available for sale. Artists may submit 1-5 low resolution (72 dpi, 1000 pixels high), unzipped jpegs. File names must be saved in this format: LastName_LG_Title-of-Piece.jpg (the “LG” is a filing aid, so leave it in there!)
Indicate within the body of the email (NOT AS AN ATTACHMENT) the following for each: Your Name – “The Title” – Medium (Oil on canvas, etc) – Dimension, Width” x Height” (x Depth” – if applicable) – Framed dimension, Width” x Height” (x Depth” – if applicable) – $ Retail price.
Also include your complete contact information: Your name – Mailing address – Phone number – Email and website address.
We are not accepting submissions that would require returning artwork to an address outside the continental USA. E-mail jpegs to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Group Show Submission”
Submissions that do not follow this format will not be reviewed. Do not submit work that is for sale elsewhere or otherwise likely to be unavailable for sale in this show. If you are accepted and any of the pieces you’ve submitted are not available, you will be disqualified. We will not put any of your work in the show, and you will not be invited back. It is not necessary to send a follow up email. If your work is accepted, we will get in touch with you by the second week of February 2012. If your work is accepted, it is expected to be display ready, meaning that paintings must be wired for hanging, and sculptures must be free-standing or pedestaled. We showcase mainly figurative, narrative paintings and unusual sculpture. Our focus is not abstract expressionism and we are not accepting photography, video or digital art, edition prints or environmental installations. Please also bear in mind that wall space is limited, so we are imposing a limit of 24″ on the largest side, and strongly encourage much smaller work.
The annual group show has gone by different names over the years: “Noncommercial Art by Commercial Artists,” “Everything But the Kitschen Sync,” and now, “Laluzapalooza.” It is a gigantic, no-theme exhibition that consistently features work from the freshest and most relevant artists working today. We invite commercial illustrators, graphic designers, tattooists, scenic painters, students, and animators to submit, and sorted through tens of thousands of submissions before finalizing the contributor list. The show is open to all artists we have previously exhibited, as well as to brand-new, undiscovered, and underground talent.
Since opening our doors in 1986, the focus has always been to grant exposure to emerging talent while continuing to showcase our established stars. This important annual exhibition is a wonderful forum for reaching our extensive list of collectors and patrons, and establishing a fan base beyond your circle of regular buyers. Previous shows have featured the biggest names in post-pop contemporary art. This show launches careers, solidifies reputations and has previewed work by artists showcased in the Whitney Biennial. We welcome you to extend this invitation to friends and colleagues. We look forward to your submissions, and wish you all the best of luck.
Matt Kennedy, Gallery Director