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"Call to Artists and Craftspeople: ART MART Exhibition Program at the Community Arcade at Boston City Hall Plaza "
2001-05-02 until 2001-05-11
City of Boston, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Boston, MA, USA United States of America

Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the Trust for City Hall Plaza and the Office of Cultural Affairs are looking for Boston area artists and crafts-people to participate this summer on City Hall Plaza in a weekly ART MART, located in the newly constructed Arcade along the Cambridge Street side of Government Center. The ART MART will run each Friday through Saturday from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM, June 1 through the summer. Deadline for submissions must be postmarked May 11, 2001.

Program Design
Seeking Boston area artists, craftspeople, and arts organizations for exhibition and sale on the Community Arcade at Boston City Hall for summer 2001. The ART MART is a juried show; work selected will be of the highest quality and provide an interesting variety of art types and craft.

The ART MART is a juried show; work selected will be of the highest quality and provide an interesting variety of art types and craft.

All work must be original, executed by hand, or with the use of appropriate tools, and created by individuals (sales representatives and agents are not eligible). Each artist or artist collaboration must be juried individually. Exhibition Space
The Community Arcade is located on the Boston City Hall Plaza along Cambridge Street near the Government Center T stop. There is no fee to exhibit. Each exhibitor will be provided with an 8' x 8' area with one table and 2 chairs. The artist provides all table coverings. There will be one space per artist.

Artists are responsible for transporting artwork to and from the site and for its installation and display. All work must be appropriately priced for sales. Exhibitions are displayed for public enjoyment and provide a unique opportunity to exhibit and sell works by the Boston art community.

You or your assistant must be in/or near your space ALL hours of operation, Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

Sale of Work
Artist(s) retain 100% of sales. The artist is responsible for collecting sales tax. The City Of Boston is not responsible for damage to work caused by the elements, theft, and or vandalism. Each artist should secure his or her own insurance.


All Boston area artists are eligible regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disabilities. The Community Arcade Exhibition Committee will make the final exhibition selection. The committee may request a visit to the studio.

Please include the following items with completed proposal:

1. Applicants must submit 6 slides or photographs of the work that will be represented for sale. All slides must be 2 x 2, including the cardboard or plastic mount. Glass slides are not acceptable. Each slide should include: name of artist, arrow indicating top of image, and the number of each slide or picture as it corresponds with the description on the application form.

2. A resume or brief description of your art experiences.

3. Artists statement of concept (a one-paragraph summary about the type of work you are presenting).

4. An SASE (self addressed stamped envelope .68)

5. All submissions not chosen will be returned.

Deliver or mail completed applications to:
Sarah Hutt
Director of Technical Assistance for Visual Art
Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Boston City Hall Room 716
Boston MA 02201
V 617/635-3245 F 617/635-3031

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