Call for Submissions: Divergent Offerings

Now accepting submissions for our second curated fall show, Divergent Offerings, running ‪November 2-18 at The Show Gallery Lowertown, in St. Paul, MN.


Divergent Offerings 

Divergent – Tending to be different or develop in different directions; relating to or being an infinite sequence that does not have a limit

 Offerings – A thing offered, a gift or contribution


Divergent Offerings is a curated WARM pop-up Show and collaboration with The Show Gallery Lowertown and Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) featuring work from WARM Members, Mentors and our partner curation team from Avivo ArtWorks.

Submissions welcomed in 2d (max size 6’ x 6’), sculpture, light, spoken word/writing, performance, small & lightweight suspended works, textiles, film, book arts and music!

Important Details:

Submission Deadline – ‪Monday October 23rd Complete your submission entry using our form on Judgify here: https://www.judgify.me/divergent-offerings

Artists Notification – ‪Sunday, October 29

Display dates – ‪November 2-18‪

Entry fee – $35 (submit up to 4 pieces – Guaranteed 1 in the show)

Art drop off (no need to make an appointment) 

Either:

Oct 30-Nov 1 – 11am-5pm at Clay Squared, Minneapolis

or

Nov 1 – 9am – 1pm at The Show Gallery Lowertown,  Saint Paul

Exhibition Hours

Thursdays & Fridays, ‪11am ‪6pm (‪till 8:30 for Opening reception ‪on 11/3)

Saturdays & Sundays, 11-3 (open ‪at 10am for Mentor Artist Talks, ‪11/11)

Closed ‪Mon-Wed (open ‪till 8:30pm for Annual Meeting, ‪11/15)

Gallery Sitting

To ensure the gallery is open to visitors, artists in the exhibition will sign up for at least two hours of evening or weekend gallery sitting during the run of the exhibition.

Awards

People’s Choice Award $100 – Thanks to Clay Squared to Infinity

 Events

Opening Night Reception, First Friday November 3 -5:30-8:30pm

Mentor Artists Talk, November 11 – 10-noon

WARM Annual Meeting, November 15th – 7-8pm with socializing till 8:30

Closing Event, November 18 – 3:30-5:30pm (time tentative) and art pick up

Art pick up

Either November 18 – 3:30-5:30pm at The Show Gallery Lowertown (no need to make an appointment), or

Schedule a time November 20-21 with Tara (president@thewarm.org)


Fine Print:

WARM handles all sales – 40% WARM / 60% Artist; art does not need to be for sale.

Buyers will pick up purchases after the show closes.


About our collaborators:

Our Curation Team is from Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks). Avivo ArtWorks supports artists who are committed to their art careers and fighting mental heath stigma.

As a collective of artists, we embrace diversity, build community and present publicly. In doing so, we are challenging mental health stigma, and demonstrating that people living with mental illness can achieve success in art and life. We also aim towards building personal leadership, encouraging individuality, and supporting one another in our lives and in recovery.

 

The Show Gallery Lowertown is a unique success story in creating an inclusive, professional space that opens creative doors for artists with disabilities.

We exist because of the combined vision of creatives and social service professionals who came together around their passion for the arts, and their quest to create more than just therapeutic art opportunities for those with disabilities.

We settled into one of the most well-established historic arts communities in the nation – Lowertown Saint Paul – where our unique vision for what a truly inclusive arts community could be was not just welcomed by our creative neighbors, but embraced with passion. And now, every day, art happens here.