KickstART Gallery Call for Art


KickstART Gallery in Farmington, Michigan, is seeking artist entries for their first annual call for art exhibition to be held September 1 – October 30, 2021. 

Emergence is the process of coming into view or becoming exposed after being concealed. After more than a year of uncertainty many of us are emerging from one type of isolation or another and longing for “normalcy”. But what does it mean to you to emerge? What will you bring with you and what will you leave behind? Have you grown or changed or will you emerge the same? Artists are invited to consider issues like collective trauma, recovery, fear, isolation, community, togetherness, love, transition, hope. 

This call is open to artists residing in Michigan and the entry fee is $25.00 for three pieces or $40.00 for five pieces.

There are 2 steps to apply for this open call:

Pay the fee here:

# of pieces of art submitted

Fill out the form here

Artists may submit up to five pieces ready to hang. Open to all mediums — both two and three dimensional work is accepted. Space is limited so work 18” x 24” or smaller will be given preference. Larger pieces will be considered after smaller works are curated.

All artwork must be for sale and on display and cannot be removed for the entire exhibition, even if the work is sold. 

KickstART Gallery will receive a 30% commission on all sales. 

Key dates:

August 3rd – submissions close

August 7 – artists notified via email 

August 20 and 21 – artwork must be dropped off/received at the gallery

September 1 – exhibition opens

September 16 – opening reception

October 30 – exhibition closes

November 3-6 – pick up of unsold works unless other provisions have been made

*All decisions of the curator/jurors are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry you give KickstART Gallery the right to publish your images for publicity purposes (All credits to artist will be included). Artists will be featured on social media (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) and the KickstART Farmington website.