Open Call for Entries - the final theme show from Front Street Gallery
"When Darkness Falls"


It's always night, or we wouldn't need light.
-- Thelonious Monk


Deadline for entries: Monday, September 17
Opening: Sunday Friday, October 12, 5-8pm

This show will be part of the 2018 Arteast Studio Tour.   ArtEastdutchess.com draws art lovers from all over for two weekends at the peak of color.

Important Dates:
Monday, September 17  -   Entry Deadline
Saturday, September 21 -  Selection of work, notification of artists
October 5-7   -  Delivery of selected work to gallery
Friday October 12th -  Opening Reception, 5-8pm
October 13-14; 20-21 - ArtEast weekends, extended hours
November 17, 18 - Removal of unsold work


There are different kinds of darkness. There is the darkness behind your eyes. The darkness of the coming night. There is darkness that frightens. There are blessings in darkness--without it, one could not see the stars. Darkness can be soothing, when the sky tones down its colors and the sky seems to expand.

There is darkness inside all of us, in our thoughts, in our actions or our words. What is it about darkness that scares us? Or that helps us grow when we experience a hurtful event in the depth of our soul? What is it that makes us feel restful or restless when we enter sleep? We all have a part of our soul damaged by the trials of dark experiences. We are what we are because of it.

Is the darkness inside unconscious?  How do we understand darkness?  Something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light.  Or is it a creature that touches your skin, slipping into your breath to hide unseen, gliding through our thoughts like an unwelcome passenger.


Up to four images may be submitted. Email images to submit.frontstreet@gmail.com. In the subject line please write “Dark”.  Image files at 72 DPI, RGB, Jpegs, at least  6 inches on the longest side.  Please label image files clearly: Artist name, title, medium, dimensions of work and price of each item submitted.  Links may be submitted as long as all of the above information is included.   Works in all mediums will be considered. We prefer that some of the artwork be created for this show, keeping in mind the theme.

Hanging fee: $25 for each accepted work.  Fees due upon delivery to gallery. An artist statement reflecting on the body of work represented is optional. Curated by Jeanette Rodriguez.  If you have any questions feel free to email us at info@frontstreetgallery.org.


Eligibility:  Hangable artwork including prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and mixed media, plus sculpture.  Works may not exceed 48" in any dimension.  All works must be suitably prepared to hang and include wire or fixed hardware.  No sawtooth hangers.  All work must be for sale.  A 40% commission will be charged by the gallery, and must be included in artist’s set price. Hanging fees are non-refundable.  Every care will be taken to provide for the safety of all artwork.  FSG its officers and agents will not  be responsible for any loss or damage.  FSG does not insure entries and exhibits. Works will be handled and exhibited at artist’s own risk.  Front Street Gallery reserves the right to reject or replace any work that it deems substantially different from the work as represented in digital form and description.  All packaging material must be removed by the artist at the time of drop off.  Packing material WILL NOT be stored or provided at time of drop off and pick up. Reasonable requests will be considered.