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Gallery Call for Entries

Call for Entries:  We're curating a new collection to showcase local artists work.

Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery is well-known for presenting interesting exhibits and being very supportive of the local art/photographic schools and societies.

Thank you for your interest in our gallery.

Entry Deadline:


January 4, 2018




Show Theme:  "Elements: Earth, Air, Wind & Fire"
Artists should submit work that portrays or represents an element or elements - earth, air, water and fire. Any medium, from an abstract painting with colors representing an element/elements to photographs or sculptures will be considered.

Media:  Entries must range in final framed/display size from 20x24" up to 48x72". All 2D mediums and smaller 3D mediums, dependent upon display needs of the piece, will be considered. Submissions outside these guidelines will not be considered.

Eligibility: Everyone is welcome, professionals, amateurs and students alike. Eligible images are ones that have not been previously exhibited and were created within the past 12 months.

Selection & Viewing Process:  Works will be viewed and selected by the Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery Curators and a jury of two-three artists.

AwardsChromatics Gift Certificate of $200 will be awarded to the piece voted "Best in Show." Up to five pieces will be awarded $50 Chromatics Gift Certificates for "Honorable Mention."

Limit & Entry Fee:  Limit 5 entries per person. There is a $10.00 per piece non-refundable entry fee. Entry fee must accompany submissions. It can be paid by check payable to Chromatics or by PayPal to

Number of Submissions

Files & File Name Requirements:

  1. Files should be high quality .jpg, no smaller than 1 MB and no larger than 2 MB
  2. Orient images correctly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork).
  3. Artist’s Last Name must be first in the filename.
  4. File names for any alternate views must include the word “detail”.
  5. Include a document file (Word .doc or .docx preferred, .pdf is okay, too) detailing the entrant’s Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address.
  6. Add a list of each entry with File name, Title, Medium, Final Framed Dimensions, and Sale Price.

Two Entry Methods:   Files attached to an e-mail (preferred), or mail files on a CD.

Entering by E-mail:

  1. Send a single email to with all files attached.

  2. Write  GALLERY ENTRY in the Subject Field.

  3. Entries without complete contact information, as listed above will be rejected

Entering by CD:

  1. Label CD with artist’s name, number of entries and telephone number. 

  2. Entries without complete contact information, as listed above, will be rejected.

  3. CD’s cannot be returned.

  4. Ship or Deliver CD to:
    Attn: Jennifer Cornett
    625 Fogg St., Nashville, TN. 37203

Delivery and Return of Work:

All accepted work must arrive “installation-ready”.
Installation-ready means with a hanging device or pedestal (sculpture only).
Works not gallery-ready, poorly crafted or differing significantly from the entry images may be rejected.

 Work may be hand delivered or shipped.
Shipped works must be in a reusable container with a prepaid return shipping label included.

 Display/Framing Requirements:

All traditionally framed works shipped to Chromatics must use acrylic.
DO NOT SHIP GLASS-FRONTED PIECES. No partial frames such as clips or brackets will be accepted.

We reserve the right to rescind our acceptance of any piece that is received to display in a substandard or non-professional method.

Please attach a label to the upper left corner on the BACK of the work that details the artist’s name, phone number, title, medium, and price.


Chromatics PhotoImaging, Chromatics Second Floor Gallery and Borum Photographics, Inc., will not be responsible for works damaged, lost or stolen. Artists may provide their own insurance.

Sale of Work:

All work, unless indicated as NFS (not for sale) will be available for sale during the exhibit. Chromatics Second Floor Gallery will retain a 30% commission on all work sold during the exhibition.  

Calendar:  Accepted and Sold work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. 

Noon, January 4

Entry Deadline

January 17

Acceptance notifications sent via email

February 12-14

Artwork Due Date, for installation

February 22

Show Opens/ Artwork on Display

February 22

Public Reception honoring Artists

May 24

Final Day of Exhibition

May 28 - 31

Pick-up/ Ship Artwork

Printable Call for Entries