ART CALLS

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Autism Awareness Month: April 2021

Autism Awareness Month will be here soon, and Killian “Peach Cinnamon” Nauman is curating an exhibition for The Millet House. Interested in participating? Email themillethouse@gmail.com for information. Please include at least one image that represents your work. For any image that you send, please include title, size, medium, suggested price. We will send you a form to sign giving us permission to virtually display your art. Have other ideas for Autism Awareness? Let us know in email and we will forward to Peach and her committee. She has planned regular Friday night zoom meetings that may need presenters, and Saturday live music concerts!

2022: Call for Featured Artists

The Millet House normally holds 4-6 exhibitions per year. In 2021 these have been virtual. We expect this to change by the end of 2021. Our first Real Life show is planned for Fall 2021 and will feature Tiesha Harrison and Therosia Reynolds.

Prediction: for 2022, we expect that some of our virtual solutions – notably Zoom, along with Real Life meetings, and virtual exhibitions that will most likely accompany Real Life exhibitions. Some of the expected requirements for Featured Artists may change. For the present, please read the Call below.

We will be looking for featured artists for 2022!!

Featured Artist Responsibilities:

  • Propose a theme for featured show.
  • Create a Call for Art for the theme, for works to be exhibited in conjunction with the exhibit.
  • Create an announcement for the exhibition which will include featured artist and juried artist
  • Hang their own art, if this is a Real Life show, or provide someone to do so.
  • Must be able to fill the front room portion of the gallery for Real Life shows.
  • Take down their show (if this is a Real Life show) and prep the gallery for next exhibition, or provide someone to do so..

A Millet House Gallery liaison will be available to help and guide the featured artist responsibilities.

Submission Guidelines 

  • Submit a written proposal for the theme of the show. The proposal must include: Title of show, Description for theme of the featured artist show, and Description for Call for Art for juried accompanying artists.
  • Contact info: Name, Mailing address, Email, Phone number, Website address
  • Artist Statement; include picture of yourself
  • Submit 5 examples of recent work (preferably in the last 2 years.) Each image can be no larger than 2MBs

Each example should include: 

Title 

Medium 

Dimensions of each artwork

  • All 2 dimensional mediums are accepted. 3D work may be acceptable depending on the size.
  • IF THIS IS A REAL LIFE SHOW: Submit only if you are able to prep, hang, and take down show at The Millet House Gallery, located at 440 West 1st St, Mesa AZ. Note: if you are not in the Phoenix area, you may still be able to apply, but you will need to provide someone to take over Real Life duties.
  • It is preferred that featured artist be able to attend opening and closing of the show, as well as volunteer for open gallery hours. You may also be asked to attend a Zoom opening. We are still working on policies in this regard.
  • Submit ALL information to SubmitMHG@gmail.com

Gallery Commission

Artist 70%, Gallery 30% commission for each work sold. Artist 80% commission for virtual shows.

This Call for Art application does not commit The Millet House Gallery to enter into an agreement, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposal to this request or in subsequent negotiations or to produce any contract for the project referenced herein.

The Millet House Gallery reserves the right to reject any or all applications, reissue the application process, revise the project terms. While reasonable care will be taken, The Millet House Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage to materials included with applications.

Millet House Artist Call- “Imagine: What Keeps Us From Unity”


In honor of the life and work of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Millet House Art Gallery and Community Space welcomes artists to explore the theme, “Imagine: What Keeps Us From Unity”. The life’s work of Dr. King was to end segregation, build unity and equality for all mankind. He did this by exposing the barriers and bondages that keep us divided as well as offering bridges for humanity to come together.Artists are asked to enter work that is an interpretation of the call in any medium or artistic expression.  This includes but is not limited to: visual artists, actors, dancers, singers, poets, comedians, etc. All are welcomed.   This will be ONLINE ONLY experience. Please be advised of the offerings and requirements below.

3 – 5 Artists will be offered a stipend and the opportunity to advertise during the exhibition to expand their platform. There are 3 requirements:

#1 Artists must be able to pre-record and send in a 30-minute presentation of their work on this theme.  
#2 Artists must participate in a Zoom artists’ discussion panel on the date to be determined.

 #3 Artists must sign a photo/video release and consent forms.  Artists will in no way lose their intellectual property rights.Failure to do all three will result in the loss of stipend and advertisement.

Millet House will be celebrating the unity that Dr. King dreamed of and that we all desperately need. We hope and know that this exhibition will be an extravagant display of the continuance of that dream with the aid of talented artists during challenging times!

Social media attention will be focused on this exhibition for 1month.

Call for Art: “Celebrate”

The theme is “Celebrate” because, as we emerge from the darkness of 2020 into who-knows-what, we might as well think positive and celebrate. As usual we took the decision to the artists, who brainstormed the following prompts/interpretations for your possible use:

Hope

Renewal

Sacred

Journey

Fortitude

Resolute

Reconnect

Transformation

New Beginnings

Joy

“Celebrate” will run through January 2021. An Opening Reception on Zoom will take place on December 4, the first Friday of the month. 

Please submit by November 22. As with the other two shows in this series, to apply just send a good photo of the work suitable for online viewing. This time, please use our special Submission email address, submitmhg@gmail.com. We will send you the contract: please complete the contract as early as possible. 

This is our third show in a series of three 2020 online shows. We’ve learned a lot, and hope to continue having an online version for our shows even when our real-world gallery opens again in 2021

And, as always this strange year, if an artist just cannot think of anything to celebrate, they can make that statement in art as well and we will uphold it for them. 

Gift Shop

We are planning an online Gift Shop that will open alongside the “Celebrate” show. People out there are thirsty for art, we’ve noticed, but they also will be looking for small gifts. Our real-world in-house gallery Gift Shop has had macrame projects; prints; mobiles; tiny works of art; cards and envelopes; magnets – we could go on and on!

To apply for the Gift Shop, send a photo of the piece(s) asap (by Nov 15) to submitmhg@gmail.com, along with relevant information i.e. materials used and size. We will choose the works to offer. Make sure that you label the piece as being for the Gift Shop. And, once you receive the contract, please return as soon as possible.

Pricing

For our 2020 shows, knowing how many artists had events cancelled, we are taking a discounted commission of 20%, with 80% going to the Artist. (Normally the split is 30%-70%.)

Since the Gallery itself is closed, the artist will be shipping any work sold, from either the “Celebrate” show or the Gift Shop. Please factor this into your price, or tell us to mark your work “plus shipping.”

This Call for Art application does not commit The Millet House Gallery to enter into an agreement, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposal to this request or in subsequent negotiations or to produce any contract for the project referenced herein.

The Millet House Gallery reserves the right to reject any or all applications, reissue the application process, revise the project terms. While reasonable care will be taken, The Millet House Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage to materials included with applications.

Final Art Call

Our show asks this question: did you find a silver lining in the midst of the pandemic and the quarantine? Perhaps you found quiet time to paint, or grew closer to loved ones, or realized how important Nature is for you. Perhaps in slowing down you realized that life is better lived at a slower pace.
We understand that for some, there may be no silver lining as yet, and we invite you to make that statement also.

We will have three virtual rooms in the Silver Linings show, so choose one subtheme and send a photo of the work you are submitting in an email to themillethouse@gmail.com. We will respond with the online application.

The rooms:

Embrace the Weird (you may also choose to embrace something else)

Eye of the Storm

Masquerade/Maskerade

Please submit by September 24. Show runs online October 1-31.

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Call for Art:

“Circles/Spirit of Our Collective Consciousness”

The February-March 2019 show will feature the work of Rainbow Westlund,
accompanied by Juried Artists and the Millet House Art Collective

Show Title: Circles

Theme: Spirit of Our Collective Consciousness

The spirit of our collective consciousness has many faces. The ideas expressed through art display a portion of what makes up the collective spirit. The spirit is expressed through the many shapes and colors of Rainbow’s paintings. Come experience The Circles with us in Mesa, Arizona.

Exhibition dates: February 8 (Second Friday) through March 8, 2019

Submission Dates: Submit by February 3 at midnight; jury meets February 4.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit up to 3 artworks to SubmitMHG@gmail.com
  • Include: Artist name and Contact phone
  • For each submission include the following info:
    Title
    Medium
    Dimensions of each artwork (including frame)
    Price
    (Note: Artist 70%, Gallery 30% commission for each work sold)
  • Include images of artworks, no larger than 2 MB each
  • All 2-dimensional mediums are accepted, ideally no larger than 26 x 26 inches, including frame. However, 3-dimensional and larger works may be acceptable depending on space.
  • Work must be ready to display and hang. (Must have a hanging wire or bracket to attach to the wall)
  • No damaged work will be accepted.
  • Submit only if you are able to drop off and pick up your artwork to The Millet House Gallery located at 440 West 1st St, Mesa AZ

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Call for Art: “Circus”

The November-December 2018 show will feature the work of Patricia Bomberg-Roth,
accompanied by Juried Artists and the Millet House Art Collective

Show Title:  Circus

Patricia writes, “The world of a circus has many layers. It is all at once whimsical, vibrant, exciting, dangerous, and dark. Performers in a circus wear makeup and masks to transform themselves into characters. Their characters are able to take their audience to different places. A tight rope walker balances on a thin wire, a trapeze artist flies, a clown makes us laugh at ourselves. In ways we can all relate to balance, flight, and laughter. The Millet House Gallery seeks the submission of artworks that explore the theme of Circus, to support the featured artist. Artwork does not have to explicitly represent a circus, but the artist should be able to identify how the artwork relates to the theme.”

Exhibition dates: November 9 – December 22, 2018

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit up to 3 artworks to SubmitMHG@gmail.com
  • Include: Artist name and Contact phone
  • For each submission include the following info:
    Title
    Medium
    Dimensions of each artwork (including frame)
    Price
    (Note: Artist 70%, Gallery 30% commission for each work sold)
  • Include images of artworks, no larger than 2 MB each
  • All 2-dimensional mediums are accepted, ideally no larger than 26 x 26 inches, including frame. However, 3-dimensional and larger works may be acceptable depending on space.
  • Work must be ready to display and hang. (Must have a hanging wire or bracket to attach to the wall)
  • No damaged work will be accepted.
  • Submit only if you are able to drop off and pick up your artwork to The Millet House Gallery located at 440 West 1st St, Mesa AZ

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Sunday October 28, midnight
  • Notification date: Friday November 2, by midnight
  • Drop-off Dates:
    Sunday November 4, 2 pm – 7 pm
    Monday November 5, 10 am – 7 pm
  • Opening Reception: Friday November 9, 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Mesa Second Friday Night: Friday December 7, 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Closing Reception: Friday December 22, 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Pick-up Dates: Friday December 22, 9-10 pm, (After Closing Reception)
    Additional pick-up dates and times by arrangement.

Artists are expected to share the event, attend the opening reception, and schedule other open hours at least once. You are encouraged to offer workshops and to place items in the gift shop as well. We can’t sell art when the gallery isn’t open!

We look forward to seeing your art. Good luck!

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The current September-October 2018 show features the work of Mesa artist Craig Thornton, accompanied by Juried Artists and the Millet House Art Collective.

Call for Art: Contemplation in the Wasteland

Exhibition dates: September 14-October 26, 2018

Craig Thornton, Featured Artist, writes that his exhibit willexplore the theme of identity as revealed through various figures in relation to beautiful yet harsh environments. Both the figures and the environments will draw from elements of fantasy and science fiction, filtering these items through my own lens to reveal a personal mythology.”

Please submit work that speaks to or explores the theme, Contemplation in the Wasteland. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Submit up to 3 artworks to SubmitMHG@gmail.com
  • Include: Artist name and Contact phone
  • For each submission include the following information:
    Title and Medium
    Dimensions of each artwork (including frame)
    Price (Note: Artist 70%, Gallery 30% commission for each work sold)
  • Include images of artworks, no larger than 2 MB each
  • All 2 dimensional mediums are accepted. No larger than 26 x 26 inches, including frame.
  • Work must be ready to display and hang. (Must have a hanging wire or bracket to attach to the wall)
  • No damaged work will be accepted.
  • Submit only if you are able to drop off and pick up your artwork to The Millet House Gallery located at 440 West 1st St, Mesa AZ

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Saturday September 1, by midnight
  • Notification date: Thursday September 6, by midnight
  • Drop-off Dates:
    Sunday, September 9, 2-5 pm and Monday, September 10, 10 am -7 pm
  • Opening Reception: Friday September 14, 6-10 pm
  • Closing Reception: Friday October 26, 6-10 pm
  • Pick-up Dates: Friday October 26, 9-10 pm, (After Closing Reception)
    Monday, October 29, 10 am -7 pm

Artists are encouraged to share the event and attend the opening reception as well as other open hours.

We look forward to seeing your art; good luck!

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2019 Call for Featured Artists


 
The Gallery is looking for featured artists to exhibit in 2019.
 
Featured Artist Responsibilities:
· Propose a theme for featured show.
· Create a Call for Art which will be in conjunction with the exhibit.
· Create an announcement for exhibition which will include featured artist and juried artist · Hang their own art.
· Must be able to fill the front room portion of the gallery.
· Take down their show and prep the gallery for next exhibition.
 
The Millet House Gallery liaison is available to help and guide the featured artist responsibilities
 
Submission Guidelines
· Submit a written proposal for the theme of the show. The proposal must include: Title of show, Description for theme of the featured artist show, and Description for Call for Art for juried accompanying artists.
 
· Contact info: Name, Mailing address, Email, Phone number, Website address
 
· Artist Statement; include picture of yourself
  • Submit 5 examples of recent work (preferably in the last 2 years) Each image can be no larger than 2MBs
Each submission must include:
Title
Medium
Dimensions of each artwork
  • All 2 dimensional mediums are accepted. No 3D work accepted at this time.
  • Submit only if you are able to prep, hang, and take down show at The Millet House Gallery, located at 440 West 1st St, Mesa AZ
  • It is preferred that featured artist be able to attend opening and closing of the show as well as volunteer for open gallery hours. (Hours vary and are flexible.) Submit ALL information to SubmitMHG@gmail.com
Important Dates:
  • Submission Deadline: Dec 1st, 2018
Gallery Commission:
Artist 70%, Gallery 30% commission for each work sold
 

This 2019 Call for Art application does not commit The Millet House Gallery to enter into an agreement, to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposal to this request or in subsequent negotiations or to produce any contract for the project referenced herein.
 
The Millet House Gallery reserves the right to reject any or all applications, reissue the application process, revise the project terms. While reasonable care will be taken, The Millet House Gallery is not responsible for loss or damage to materials included with applications.
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