FAQs::Starry Night Exposure NYC
Before stepping into any water pool, it’s only natural to dip a toe in to check what you’re getting yourself into! Scratching that curiosity pinch is always encouraged throughout the experiences provided in our programs!
So, here are some FAQs that we’ve answered for you about the Exposure NYC Program:
How much does it cost to participate?
First things first right?
The cost for the Exposure Program is $3,000.
Now you may wonder, How come it is so expensive?
We believe that the money spent by you to participate really goes to gain exposure at a very high-traffic art fair that would otherwise be completely closed to an individual artist such as yourself. Aside from selling work (which many of our artists always do), there have been many intangible benefits for artists who exhibit with us. Our artists have been invited to participate in shows in new cities, been asked to do speaking engagements at groups of collectors and artists, they have even had their work in our exhibition photographed and published in Vogue Italia! Because a Vogue Italia photographer came in and loved our artists’ work so much, he said he just had to photograph it! Furthermore, we have been selected by Amazon.com to sell art on their online platform. This means that we will now be able to put our artists’ work on a platform that has 200 million buyers, which is something we only do for our Exposure artists. The possibility for getting picked up by a gallery, making new prestigious contacts, getting featured in various print publications, and gaining the experience you need to sustain the momentum of your career- that is what we work hard to make happen for our artists, and let me tell you, it’s not cheap! We promote heavily for our artists by sending out a mass national press release, creating a print catalogue, handing out show fliers and showcasing all of our artists and their work in our online Exposure gallery. Plus, we pay a good price for the booths, for lighting, insurance, tables, chairs, advertising, transporting furniture and all art to and from the show, plus we have to pay for a team of dedicated staff to make this all happen! And the list goes on.
& here’s a recap, just to make sure you get it right:
“The possibility for getting picked up by a gallery, making new prestigious contacts, getting featured in various print publications, and gaining the experience you need to sustain the momentum of your career-“
What’s not included in the fees of the program?
The participation fees do not include artist’s travel/ lodging (if you choose to attend in person), framing of artwork, shipping of artwork to and from the Fair, or personal liability insurance.
Now if you’re an artist considering our Program, one of the most important question answered for you may be: What kind of work do you accept for the Exposure Program?
We accept 2-D and 3-D contemporary artwork from emerging or established artists. Your submissions may not exceed 30″ in any dimension due to the tight space restrictions of our booths.
We are very flexible with just one caveat!
What does non-exclusive representation mean?
Mind the bolded font!
With many galleries, there is a contract for exclusive representation that you, the artist, sign on for. This means that you can only show with that specific gallery unless they approve of it. With us, that is not the case. We represent you for the time that the Fair is going on, during Select Art fair, New York. During this time we are actively talking with other gallerists and collectors about your work, and letting them know you are available to sign on with their gallery at the end of the Fair. After the Fair is over, you are free to sign on with any gallery that wants to pick you up. In fact, that is our goal for you. If the Exposure program can leverage your work into gallery in New York, Los Angeles, London, or anywhere else, we will consider ours a job well done. This is as much about getting your top quality work picked up by a gallery as it is about getting your best work in front of serious collectors.
Now to the second basics…
Do I have to travel to New York City for the exhibition?
No, you do not have to attend the fair. We leave that decision up to you, though. If you’d like to join us in NYC, you may. If you don’t wish to attend, or you can’t, then all you have to do is send us your work, relax, and we’ll do the rest.
In a nutshell, you are more than welcome! However, if the trip isn’t possible for you for whatever reason, we would happily offer to step in your shoes and treat your work with the same respect you would have given it in person!
What do I need for my application?
Applications are accepted on our website.
You will need:
A current CV or Artist Resume in PDF or DOC format
An artist Statement in PDF or DOC format
Work samples – A minimum of 8, maximum of 10, work sample images submitted in at least 300 dpi resolution and no smaller than 1500 pixels. Filmmakers may submit a video or a link to a video, although stills will also be considered. All instructions for submitting work samples are on the application.
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