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Flat File Program

at Arlene's

October 2023 through August 2024

The R Gallery at Arlene’s is pleased to announce a call for art for our second annual Flat Files Program at Arlene’s. Artists are invited to submit artwork for consideration to be included in this exciting opportunity to show their work. The objective of the program is to promote selected artists’ two-dimensional work, develop a marketplace for people to add affordable, original artwork to their personal collections, and further grow our creative community. This a juried program. We are thrilled to work with juror MaryK Weeks, a fine artist and educator from Delmar, NY.  The deadline to apply is Saturday, July 29, 2023 (5 PM).


Flat File Program at Arlene's Submission Guidelines:

Please read the guidelines carefully before you submit your application. Artwork that does not meet the guidelines will not be considered. In the event that accepted work does not meet the guidelines when received at R Gallery at Arlene’s, it will not be included in the Flat Files Program. 


Submission Fee:

  • There is no fee to apply to the Flat File program at Arlene’s


Artwork Submissions Criteria:

  • All artists wishing to participate in the Flat File program at Arlene’s must submit a complete application prior to the deadline of 5 pm (EST) on Saturday, July 29, 2023, and be selected by our juror committee. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • All artwork must be original done by the applicant. Artwork done in editions will be considered.

  • Artists must submit a separate PDF of their artist statement and bio.

  • Up to 5 works may be submitted. Image file size must be at least 300 dpi and labeled in the following format: FullName_Title_#.jpg or FullName_Title_#.png. 

  • Applicants will be asked to provide links to their social media accounts if applicable.

  • Artwork submitted in the application must be the same work to be exhibited in the Flat Files Program at Arlene's. Artists are not permitted to change or replace pieces of the original submissions without prior permission from the R Gallery at Arlene’s.

  • Artwork cannot exceed 11”x14” with a maximum thickness of ¼".

  • All selected work must be unframed, and unmatted.

  • All selected works must be flat and prepackaged in an archival clear acetate sleeve appropriate to the size of the work. 

  • A variety of media are welcome, including photography. All artwork must be durable as they will be handled often throughout the duration of the program. NOTE: Delicate works, like charcoal, pastel, or other loose dry media, will not be considered as they are at too high risk for damage.


Artwork Sales:

  • Artists will receive 60% of the sale with a 40% commission to the R Gallery at Arlene’s.


Visibility and Promotion:

  • Artwork selected for the R Gallery at Arlene's will be available to view and purchase in person at the R Gallery at Arlene's located inside Arlene's Artist Materials.

  • Artwork included in the program will be featured on the gallery's website, social media posts, and newsletters.

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