Call For Artists…
This September we will host the Favell Museum Invitational Art Show featuring artists using various media including: painting, drawing, photography, bronze sculpture, woodcarving and glass. The opening of the indoor show will take place on September 27-29, 2013. The art will remain on display throughout October. It will feature contemporary, representational art.
Last year, thousands of people visited what America’s Byways magazine called “one of the three best such museums in the United States.” We expect to draw hundreds of art enthusiasts to experience our diverse artwork and beautiful natural surroundings. We anticipate that this show will become widely recognized as one of the premier cultural events in Southern Oregon.
We currently have commitments from a growing number of West Coast artists, including several Oil Painters of America Award of Excellence winners, and an internationally recognized award-winning bronze sculptor whose art is on display worldwide.
In an attempt to design a show that is reasonable for both artists and the museum we have established the following fee structure:
Handling Fee: A $30 handling fee will be assessed to artist who ship artwork to the show. The artist is expected to pay for shipping both ways, if necessary.
Museum Commission: 35% percent of total sales.
We recommend that each artist submit one large piece and three smaller pieces (because of the smaller space requirements and favorable cost comparisons). Maximum size including the frame: 42 inches by 36 inches vertical and 36 inches by 36 inches horizontal. There is minimal room to accommodate large horizontal painting. Although it is not mandatory, we suggest the artists leave their art on display throughout the month of October.
Opening Weekend – Schedule of Events:
Artists are encouraged to attend the opening events on September 27-29, 2013.
Artist Preview Party (Friday, 9/27 – evening) – Artists, museum patrons and invited guests will have an opportunity to view the art and mingle before the opening. The evening will include delicious fare and entertainment.
Invitational Art Show (Saturday, 9/28 & Sunday, 9/29) – Visitors will appreciate the works of acclaimed artists along with music, wine, and cuisine. A variety of events will round out the three-day invitational show.
We are also planning to add workshops to the weekend’s schedule of events.
In addition to the many activities planned around the show, the Klamath Basin is home to Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Sky Lakes Wilderness area, Upper & Lower Basin U.S. Fish and Wildlife Refuges, and Oregon State Game Refuges. Hiking, boating, biking and fishing opportunities abound. To learn more about Klamath Falls, visit www.discoverklamath.com.
Invitees to this event will include gallery owners and art collectors from throughout the country. In addition to inviting hundreds of the Favell Museum’s patrons and collectors, we will partner with Discover Klamath (a leading tourism and community development organization) to promote this show throughout Oregon and Northern California as well as through national advertising.
The Favell Museum, located at the site of a historic Klamath Indian fishing village along the shores of the Link River, recently celebrated 40 years of protecting and preserving some of the nation’s finest contemporary western art and Native American artifacts. The art collection includes Charles M. Russell, Edgar S. Paxson, Frank McCarthy, Roy Anderson, and John Clymer along with impressive displays of bronzes, sculptures, and carvings.
From 1973 to 2001, museum founder Gene Favell successfully hosted art shows that featured both established and lesser-known artists. Collectors and artists from around the country attended his three-day event—guests included John Clymer. Today several successful artists credit Gene Favell with giving them their start.
As we renew the Favell Museum Invitational Art Show, we hope to continue Gene Favell’s tradition of supporting and promoting exceptional artists. If you are interested in taking part in the Favell Museum Invitational Art Show, please send three or four digital images that represent your work to email@example.com by May 31, 2013.