Call for the Art@Work Lookbook
ArtsWorcester calls for submissions to the Art@Work Lookbook. The Art@Work program connects area businesses with artist members through curated corporate art exhibitions. In addition to inspiring creativity in workspaces and engaging employees, clients, and visitors, the Art@Work program supports artist members with a stipend for each artwork on loan.
Clients range from real estate developers to biotech companies and insurance firms.
The lookbook offers clients a sampling of the type of work available for installations in their offices.
The next submission deadline is October 25, 2023.
We serve a variety of clients with varying interests. Client favorites tend towards bold abstractions, colorful landscapes, collages, and photographs of natural and urban landscapes, particularly those in Worcester County.
Artwork that contains nudity, political messaging, or suggestions of violence and pain is never placed through Art@Work. Portraiture is typically not desired by clients.
We are able to place both two-dimensional work and three-dimensional free-standing floor sculpture. We do not place sculptures that require pedestals or plinths.
Two-dimensional artwork should be at least 18” inches tall.
All works on paper must be framed and matted. Your framing for all pieces does not need to be identical, but should be complementary. Frames should be sturdy, simple, and not distracting from your work.
Canvases and panels that are at least ¾” thick may not need frames.
Most Art@Work clients invest in an Arakawa rail-and-cable hanging system, which requires specific placement of D-rings. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
Framing is the responsibility of the artist, though ArtsWorcester can offer guidance on framing and hardware options.
Artists receive $150 per artwork placed in a year-long corporate loan. Support is available for transport of large artworks.
Artwork may be sold while on loan. ArtsWorcester processes all sales, and artists receive a 60% commission of their sale price.
Submitting to the Lookbook
All submissions to the lookbook must go through this Submittable form. We do not accept applications via email.
Submitted images should represent your artwork in general, and what might be available at any given time. You may exhibit or sell artworks representing your practice in the Look Book at any time. Our clients understand that if they select your artwork, they are likely to have something like the work you’ve submitted, and not necessarily that work itself.
You will be asked to submit the following materials:
/// Five artwork images (one image per artwork, five artworks)
/// Up to one detail image per artwork
/// Title, medium, size, and price or insurance value of each artwork
/// One to three images of your typical framing style or installation views of your floor sculpture
/// Artist Bio (written in the third person, no more than 120 words)
The call for additions to the lookbook will open twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The fall deadline has passed. This call will re-open in the spring of 2024.
You will receive a notification of whether or not the submitted artwork will be included in the lookbook within three weeks of the deadline. If you are not selected for the lookbook, you are welcome to submit another body of work when the call reopens.
Inclusion in the lookbook does not guarantee placement in a corporate venue. You will be notified if a client is considering your work for a corporate exhibition.
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