CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS / ARTIST BOOKS

Deadline: August 22, 2017

The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre located in Calgary, Alberta on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. TNG is mandated to support socially relevant and politically informed contemporary art practices, and does this through a broad range of activities, including exhibitions, publications, residencies, and community collaborations. This October, TNG will partake in the 2017 Vancouver Art Book Fair (VABF), hosted by Project Space at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 13 to 15, 2017. TNG’s booth will include a variety of printed matter published by TNG Press throughout the organization’s history.

TNG will also be using this opportunity to showcase the excellent work being done by Alberta-based artists working in the medium of artist books and publishing. Artists can apply with a selection of their work to be sold through TNG’s booth. Artists are responsible for determining the retail price of their work, and for delivering any selected materials to TNG no later than Tuesday, September 26, 2017. TNG will be responsible for the transportation of all materials to and from the event, the booth set-up, sales, and marketing of the materials. Thanks to a generous project grant from Calgary Arts Development, there will be no consignment fees, and all artists will receive their full sales from the event. Any remaining stock will be returned and sales will be paid out to participating artists by the end of October 2017.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE /

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Artist Book Summary: Briefly describe each work or series that is to be considered for the fair. Multiple works can be included in one submission, but not all works may be selected.
  2.  Support: Please include up to fifteen digital images and/or PDFs of support material pertaining to the content of the specific works summarized above. Please include a corresponding numbered image list detailing each work’s title, physical size, date of completion, and any other necessary descriptors. Note that adjudicators will review no more than 10 minutes of combined support material.
  3.  Curriculum Vitae: Describe your artistic background to a maximum length of three pages. Please include all relevant contact information.

TNG only accepts digital submissions via e-mail. Please format all written materials as a single .PDF document. Images must be numbered RGB .jpeg files with a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels at 72 DPI or PDFs. Total support material must be no larger than 15 MB in size. TNG also accepts links to work hosted online, please include these links on the image list. E-mailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.
Send completed submission packages to:

ATTN: Programming Committee, Artist Books to submissions@thenewgallery.org
Successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of September 2017. Regrettably, TNG does not contact unsuccessful applicants due to high volumes of submissions. If you have not heard from us by early September and would like to request feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.