Welcome to Hamilton Street Gallery, located in downtown Bound Brook, New Jersey, is an exhibition space for contemporary visual art. We welcome both emerging and established artists residing in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. All media is considered and we encourage work that is new and experimental. There will be 6 or 7 annual group exhibits, some of which will be juried and curated by our gallery staff, and others by guest curators. Shows will run between 6 and 8 weeks. They will be thematic and versatile in nature, ranging from whimsical to the audacious, providing artists with the means to articulate their ideas about the world. Also, we hope to stimulate the creative pulse of the community by conveying an atmosphere in which to experience a focused, personal and enriching engagement with art.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

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November 12th to December 29th
Opening Reception Saturday, November 12th, 2 to 5 pm

For this juried exhibition we’re seeking out artists who use wood as their primary media and source of inspiration. Any incarnation of the wood can be used, including, tree trunks and branches, tree bark, wood shavings, and saw dust, as well as found wooden objects such as table legs and tooth pics. Works can range from wooden sculptures and constructions to wood engravings, carvings and marquetry and anything else that criss crosses the imagination.

Eligibility
1. Exhibition is open to residents 18 years or older, living in NY, NJ and PA.
2. All media will be considered and must be original and by the artist.
3. We prefer that work be hand delivered to the gallery, but will accept pre-paid shipment of work
preferably through the Post Office with return packaging to and from the gallery.
4. Art work must be ready for hanging and/or  installation and must not exceed 60” in any direction.
Please no saw tooth hangers. Size limitations for sculptural and video pieces will be considered individually.
5. Two dimensional works on paper and other fragile surfaces must be framed with glass or Plexiglas.
6. All accepted art work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. *Upon delivery of work, the gallery has the right to reject work that is not consistent with submitted digital images.

Fees There is no entry fee to enter the exhibit. Accepted artists pay a nominal fee of $25, by cash, check or money order payable to Hamilton Street Gallery to cover costs for promotional mailing, hanging, lighting and installation. Hamilton Street Gallery charges 25% commission on art work sold. Sales will be finalized at the end of each exhibition.

Insurance Hamilton Street Gallery will provide insurance for work upon receiving art, during exhibition and up until work is picked up. We are not responsible for artwork while in transit to and from the gallery.

Submission Guidelines
There are two ways to submit work:
A. Up to 5 digital file submissions will be accepted via email to info@hamiltonstreetgallery.com or
B. Up to 5 images on a CD rom can be mailed through the Post Office
1. All submissions must be in JPEG format in the order you would like them viewed with artist name and title of work. Images cannot be larger than 800 x 800 pixels at 72 DPI.
2. An image list on paper, numbered in the order in which they appear on the CD, including title of work, media, dimensions, date, and price.
3. One page resume (please include phone number and email address)
4. An artist statement (optional but encouraged)
5. An SASE for return of materials is requested
6. Video and performance artists should submit DVDs labeled with name, title, date and price
*(All submissions should be received, not post marked, by the deadline date.)

Please mail completed submission package in an envelope no larger than 9” x 12” to: Hamilton Street Gallery, P.O. Box 710, Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805. or email submissions to info@hamiltonstreetgallery.com
Gallery Hours: Thursday 12 to 5 pm, Fridays 5:30 to 8 pm, Saturdays 1 to 5 pm and by appointment

Important dates to remember:
Submission Deadline –  Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Notification of acceptance by email – Saturday, October 15th, 2016.
Delivery Dates – Thursday November 3rd., 12 to 5 pm. Friday November 4th, 5 to 8 pm
and Saturday November 5th 12 to 5 pm
Opening Reception – Saturday November  12th, 2016  2 to 5 pm.
Pick up dates – Thursday December 29th 12 to 5 pm,
Friday December 30th, 2 to 5 pm