Call for Art
Due to the fantastic response and success of last year’s online version of the NEMAA 10×10 fundraiser, we are continuing with the online format for 2021. The NEMAA 10×10 Online Shop will launch on September 25, 2021 at 5pm. This virtual event will serve as both a fundraiser for NEMAA as well as a promotional and sales opportunity for NEMAA artists who donate work. Your art donations and their sale help NEMAA keep member dues low and sustain our operational capacity throughout the year. Last year we raised over $18,000 with 534 pieces of art donated and 91% sold. This year, with over 820 artist members, can we make it to 750 pieces, or 1,000?
Keeping things fun and mysterious, all available artwork will be initially displayed anonymously and available for purchase for $35.00. Once a piece is purchased, it will be marked “sold” and the artist’s name and link to their nemaa.org shop/profile will appear, directing viewers that like the work to explore and potentially purchase more of the artist’s work from their own site. Art buyer information will be shared with the artist.
We invite all current NEMAA members to exhibit and donate original 2D and 3D artwork that is, or fits within, a 10×10-inch or 10x10x10-inch parameter. Members are encouraged to donate as many pieces as they would like, in any and all mediums. NEMAA will photograph and store all artwork, and package 2D artwork in plastic sleeves.
Artist Submission Guidelines
- Use one form per each artwork submission (form will be shared with buyer).
- Artwork does not need to be mounted or framed, but it should be dry!
- Please give each piece a different title and label artwork on the back if possible.
- Please package 3D pieces for transit, 2D artwork should be kept flat.
- It is okay to include business cards with the artwork.
THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT WORK IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021.
VIEW & PRINT THE SUBMISSION FORM
Note: Artists who donate by August 14th, 2021 will be eligible to be included in 10×10 promotions.
Wet Paint is donating 10×10-inch wood panels and watercolor paper to NEMAA artists creating work for 10×10. Click here to fill out the order form. Wet Paint will fulfill your order within 24 hours, and you must order by September 1, 2021.
NEMAA will accept artwork until Saturday, September 11, 2021.
By Mail (postmarked by 9/1/21):
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE, #499
Minneapolis, MN 55413
By In-person Drop-off in the lobby of Northrup King Building:
Friday, August 13th, 2021: Noon-5pm
Saturday, August 14th, 2021: 11am-4pm
Friday, September 10th, 2021: Noon-5pm
Saturday, September 11th, 2021: 11am-4pm
Questions? Read the following FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long will the 10×10 shop site be up and items for sale?
We will keep the shop up until the end of the year, however, 50% of the pieces sold during the Preview Hour last year and 90% by 9pm. Unsold pieces will sort to the top to make finding them easy for art buyers.
Do I have to be a current NEMAA member to participate?
Yes. Interested in joining NEMAA? Check out our member benefits.
How many pieces can I donate?
As many as you would like. If every NEMAA artist donated three pieces, we would have well over a thousand!
Does the work I donate have to be original?
Yes, please. Unless it is a photograph or digital photographic print.
Can I sell prints or copies of the original work I donated to 10×10 in my shop?
Yes, feel free. And it can be priced as you see fit.
Will NEMAA return unsold work?
You may request that unsold artwork be returned to you after December 31st, 2021.
Do I need to provide a digital image of my piece?
No. NEMAA will handle photographing all donated pieces, unless you wish to provide the image. If that is the case, email the image to email@example.com after you have submitted work.
Can I provide more than one image of my piece?
No. One image per piece. For 3D pieces we will create a sidebar of thumbnails within the image.
If my piece is sold, will NEMAA share the buyer info with me?
Yes. You will receive an email notification with the buyer’s contact info.
How will buyers pick up purchased work?
NEMAA will handle artwork shipping and in person pick-up by providing a paid shipping option or free pick-up at Northrup King Building during specific days and hours after the initial 10×10 launch.
Do I need to be doing something when the shop launches on September 25th?
Please share the 10×10 shop link with your networks and make sure your nemaa.org shop or profile is up-to-date. Watch your email for notifications about possible sales from your own personal shop.