Image: Crawl Space, solo presentation from Guen Montgomery. January 13 - February 11, 2023.
For Immediate Release: Buckham Gallery announces 41st Season Open Call for Exhibition with Partial Shipping Reimbursement for Artists.
Buckham Gallery: 41st Season Call For Entry Solo, Group, and Curatorial Submissions Partial Shipping Reimbursement for Artists Deadline: June 9, 2023
Submission Fee: $30
After reviewing the full prospectus below, find the required application form HERE.
It is the mission of Buckham Gallery to enrich the cultural life of its surrounding communities by presenting a broad range of innovative contemporary art, both visual and nonvisual, of the highest quality and standard.
Buckham Gallery, also known as Buckham Fine Arts Project, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1984. It is Buckham Fine Arts Project’s vision to actively encourage and support artists who are making unique and significant statements in their chosen disciplines, providing opportunities for our greater community to engage with sometimes challenging works of art or finding new ways to view and think about art.
We are currently accepting applications for Buckham’s 41st Exhibition Season, October 2024 - September 2025. The museum-quality gallery is located in downtown Flint, Michigan. Our exhibitions are open to the public four days a week and by appointment. The Buckham Fine Arts Project is pleased to announce partial shipping reimbursements available for artists selected to exhibit during our 41st Exhibition Season.
Details: Solo, group, and curatorial proposals of all media are welcome to apply. Buckham Fine Arts Project, aka Buckham Gallery, will be celebrating its 41st season running from October 2024 to September 2025, ten exhibitions will span four to five weeks. Solo shows generally run concurrently with one or two other artists.
Proposals must be submitted via Buckham Gallery Website. Artists must submit to 2024 - 2025 Season Call For Entry to be eligible for partial shipping reimbursements to offset transportation costs.
Any special A/V (audio/video) equipment required for the exhibit will need to be provided by the artist(s). Gallery staff will assist as possible, but cannot guarantee availability of equipment.
Gallery staff handle all installations unless artist(s)/curator(s) request to assist with complicated or site-specific installations. Installation work must be able to be installed within three days due to our short turn over time between shows.
Eligibility: Anyone can submit a proposal. Artists should submit a strong and consistent body of work. Selected proposals should not have been exhibited at Buckham Gallery previously. Likewise, we expect artists to act in good faith and not exhibit the same work or show within a 90 mile radius for two months before and after the Artist's show at Buckham Gallery. Staff will coordinate with selected artists when scheduling shows to avoid conflicts. 2024-2025 Season Partial Shipping Reimbursements: The Buckham Fine Arts Project was founded in late 1983 by a group of Flint-area artists, who sought to fulfill the city’s need for a local exhibition and performance venue that would direct its creative attention to presenting ambitious work. After the inception of its cooperative membership, Buckham Gallery mounted its first exhibition in May of 1984. As Buckham Fine Arts Project, an artist-led nonprofit organization, celebrates its 40th anniversary it continues to look for new and better ways to support artists. Artists selected for exhibition in the 2024 - 2025 Season will be eligible for Partial Shipping Reimbursements.
The purpose of Partial Shipping Reimbursements is to support artists creating innovative contemporary art and help defray the costs associated with shipping and transportation of work to Buckham Gallery. It is acknowledged that the reimbursements will not cover all shipping costs associated with work transportation.
To be eligible Artists must apply and be accepted to the 41st Season (2024 - 2025) Call For Entry.
The scale of the work and the distance of the artist(s) from Flint, Michigan will determine the amount of award.
Funds will be remitted when artwork arrives for exhibition.
Buckham Artist Members are not eligible to receive shipping reimbursements as they are intended to offset transportation costs.
Jury: All submissions are juried by the Buckham Arts Collective and finalized by an Exhibition Committee. Our committee is composed of community arts professionals and Buckham Artist Collaborators. Selections are final.
Delivery and Return of Work: Artists must cover the cost to transport the artwork to and from the gallery. All work selected for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the submitted images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified.
Artworks must be structurally sound and ready for exhibition.
Please note that professional-level presentation is a must.
Work may be hand delivered or shipped.
Shipped works must be sent in easily reusable packaging.
Exhibited works will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
Artists MUST make all shipping/transport arrangements.
Works Not claimed within 10 days of the end of the exhibit will become property of Buckham Gallery.
Insurance: Buckham Gallery staff will demonstrate careful handling of your work while it is in the gallery’s possession. Works will be insured while on premises. In the event of loss or damage, all claims will be determined at the discretion of the insurance company, not exceeding the retail amount. Buckham Gallery’s insurance does NOT cover damage that occurs during shipping and transport. Please make sure to properly prepare your work for transport.
Sale of Work: All artwork is available for sale during the exhibition, unless listed as Not For Sale (NFS). Artists determine the retail price of their work and finalize it on the inventory list. Buckham Gallery retains a 35% commission on all work sold. Funds from sales (65% of retail) are remitted to the artist within 30 days of exhibition close. Artists will need to complete a W-9 form for sales totaling $600 or more.
Guidelines: Works must be presentation-ready and structurally sound. Buckham Gallery staff make all final decisions regarding installation and exhibition space.
Submission Fee: $30
Each proposal requires a submission fee for review.
Submission fee ($30) is nonrefundable.
All submission fees must be paid at the time of submission, by June 9, 2023.
The Buckham Fine Arts Project is a 501(c)(3), non-profit charitable organization whose goal is to provide exhibition opportunities for artists and to bring contemporary art to Flint, Michigan. We receive most of our funding by the generosity of individuals and organizations who support Buckham Gallery.
Images: Please send 8-12 images for consideration. Group and curatorial proposals may submit up to 20 images. While not absolutely necessary, it is strongly recommended for works submitted to be available for exhibit if selected. Please state in your exhibition narrative if this is a proposal for future work and images are solely an example of potential and quality.
Solo and Group proposals: CV/Resume(s) Artist Statement or Exhibition Narrative (one page max, describe the exhibition as you perceive it) 8-12 digital images (or as needed up to 20 for group proposal)
Digital files must be named with artist’s last name (underscore) first name (underscore) title
Example: Last_First_Title.jpg or Last_First_Title_detail.jpg
List of image titles, sizes, and medium
Curatorial proposals: CV/Resume Exhibition Narrative (one page max, include possible artists) 6-20 Images and/or up to 3 videos in support of proposal