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Specto Art Space, located at 91 North Main Street, Harrisonburg VA

Specto Art Space, located at 91 North Main Street, Harrisonburg VA

We turn the juried exhibition into something more.

Specto focuses on elevating the juried exhibition process. We install our exhibitions in sculptural, installation-art or interactive-art focused ways. Printing all shows in house allows us to do this without risking your work, the best of both worlds.

Specto focuses on elevating the juried exhibition process. We install our exhibitions in sculptural, installation-art or interactive-art focused ways. Printing all shows in house allows us to do this without risking your work, the best of both worlds.

Printing Example/Limitations

Printing Example/Limitations

REMNANTS: What’s Left Behind

INTERNATIONAL JURIED CALL FOR ART

DEADLINE | August 18th, 2019, 11:59:59pm EST

Show Dates | November 1st - December 1st

Considering what’s left behind is a consistent aspect of art creation. Whether it’s examining the changes in ourselves or the world, or simply choosing what not to include in an artwork. Art is a process of elimination, and we want to see what happens when we focus on what’s left behind. Explore this topic in anyway you see fit, just show us the world of remnants around you. Abandoned buildings or abandoned worldviews, the mistakes we make in creation, or the mistakes we make as a nation, anything. Turn the idea of whats left behind inside out.

APPLICATION FEE | $12 - 3 works

| $6 per additional work, maximum 10 works per applicant

ACCEPTED MEDIA |

  • Photography

  • Digital art/graphic/design

  • Painting, drawing/illustration, watercolor

  • Collage/mixed media

  • Sculpture

  • Video art

  • Printmaking

  • More!

AWARDS |

| Best in Show - $150 award

| Honorable Mention - 2 - $50 awards

Curator | Jeremiah Morris | Jeremiah is the founder, director and curator of Specto Art Space. Found out more here.


The Specto Process

We do things differently. At Specto we print all works we exhibit. Why? We want to turn the juried art exhibition into something more. Using sculptural and thematically powerful means of hanging and displaying works creates an exhibition that impacts viewers in a different way.

Step 1. Application

Our application fee is $12. This includes 3 artwork entries. Applicants are allowed up to 10 artworks per application. Each additional artwork beyond the initial 3 is $6 per entry. (5 Entries? $12 + (2 x $6) = $24 Total)

IF APPLYING ON OUR WEBSITE:

  • Files must be no larger than 3MB (if accepted you will upload print ready files)

  • Please try to format your file names as LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_1.jpg

IF APPLYING ON CaFE:

  • Follow normal CaFE procedures

Step 2. Jurying

14 - 21 Days after Deadline artists will be notified of jury results. All artists are notified, whether accepted or not. During the jurying process Specto considers each work on artistic merit alone, putting together the exhibition we feel will be most impactful and engaging.

Step 3. Acceptance

Congratulations! You’re accepted! The next steps are as follows:

  • You receive an email from us with a link for acceptance finalization (failure to finalize acceptance will result in Specto assuming you no longer wish to be involved)

  • You upload a 300 DPI, print ready version of your artwork:

    • Specto Prints using an Epson SureColor P-800, paper type varies depending on exhibition plans and needs.

    • Maximum 16 inches wide - this means we print your artwork in it’s native ratio, with the smallest side being 12-16”.

    • WE NEVER PRINT YOUR WORK WITHOUT YOUR EXPRESS PERMISSION

    • Artworks are never enlarged

  • You provide us with all the details we need about the artwork and yourself

Step 4. Promotional Materials

Specto will provide promotional materials in advance of the exhibition, including an instagram and facebook shareable, as well as a poster. An artist list will be posted on our site linking to your website as well.

Step 5. Opening Reception

We hold an opening reception for your work on the First Friday of every month. Here we celebrate with our local community and enjoy some art! 5-8pm

Step 6. Artsy Exhibition

The exhibition is listed for sale on our Artsy.net profile for 60 days.

Step 7. Sales

We do sales differently. Since we display an exhibition that is itself an art piece, we do not sell exhibition prints. This would take away from the integrity of the exhibition as a whole. As such, we offer Print-On-Demand Services for artists who are interested.

  • Specto prints a limited edition run of your work - you decide how many, we edition each print

  • We offer you a selection of paper types

  • At sale, we provide you with a certificate of authenticity to fill out and return to the buyer, hopefully with a personal message of thanks - we find this process allows you to connect with a buyer who would be nameless otherwise, creating lasting connections and customers

For artists who do not wish to utilize our print on demand services, create one-of-a-kind or physical works:

  • Specto focuses sales efforts on the sale of the original artwork

  • At sale, we organize delivery of artwork directly from you to the buyer, ensuring less time in shipping and less risk to the work itself

  • Since sales are also on Artsy.net, your work could be shipped worldwide - ensuring the work is coming from you allows an additional level of care and security for our buyers

Specto retains a 35% commission on all sales. Payment of sales will be remitted to artists within 14 days of sale.

Step 8. Archive

After exhibition, we take the prints we used in our installation and archive them. They are processed (cut down, placed in flat file) and prepared for future reference.

Questions? Check out our FAQS.

Or…

Don’t hesitate to contact us!

contact@spectoartspace.com