APERTURES: Solo Shows in the Storefront

In a continuing effort to push the quality of work displayed at Tapp’s Arts Center, we have created the Apertures program, a spotlight series featuring selected artists’ work for 2 month periods in Tapp’s storefront windows.

APERTURES is an exhibition opportunity for artists without exclusive representation to gain professional gallery experience, possible sales and exposure. Tapp’s is looking for artists who produce original, innovative, thought- provoking works of art with an interest in site-specific installation,  and are ready to begin growing their audience and exposure. Tapp’s staff will be collaboratively working with each artist offering installation advice and support, instruction, and suggestions in regards to the display and promotion of your work.

APERTURE GUIDELINES

Proposal Submission Process:

Tapp’s Arts Center accepts proposals for art submissions to be displayed in one of our 13 storefront windows on a bi-monthly basis. We accept work in all media from individual artists and curators.

Once accepted, artists will  have the opportunity to display their work for a maximum of two consecutive months.

The submission process is rolling, however, the staff will review all submitted material and respond by the 20th of each month.

WINDOW RENTAL SUBMISSION FORM CHECKLIST –
Prepare these documents before beginning the process:

  • -Artist CV(s)
  • -Artist Statement
  • -2-D/Site Specific/Sculptural work proposal
  • -3-5 Images of previous work(s) to be considered for exhibition

Questions? Email matt@tappsartscenter.com, or call 803-988-0013

TAPP’S ARTS CENTER WINDOW CONSIGNMENT AGREEMENT:

– Tapp’s retains 50% commission on sales.
-We do not store artwork. Works must be picked up on the scheduled strike date or within 10 days of the end of the show.

TAPP’S PROVIDES:
-Publicity: Press Release to local and state media, internet outlets
-Promo on our website
-Social media notices and invitations via Tapp’s Arts Center
-Exposure through First Thursdays on Main Street
-Listing on Website
-Assistance during installation and de-installation

ARTIST’S RESPONSIBILITIES:
-It is preferable for all 2-D pieces to be framed. Pieces that are not professionally presented and ready to hang by the 30th of the month will not be accepted.*
-Transportation and Delivery of artwork to and from the gallery. Accepted artwork must be delivered by the 30th of the month.*

*Installation of accepted sculptural and site specific work must be completed no later than three days before the first Thursday of the month.

 

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Apertures Inquiry Form

 

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