Artist In Residence: Only One Spot Available!

a poster with the words artist in residence open call

Boomer Gallery is pleased to announce “Artist In Residence”, a program of twelve consecutive exhibitions exclusive to the artists who have exhibited with us in the past.


The newly opened program “Artist In Residence” is meant to connect the emerging artists with a wider and international audience and also to build a permanent trust between the artists and the established community.


Having your works permanently exhibited in an art gallery will give you more credibility in the larger art scene.


Often times an art collector is more interested about the artist’s consistency then the work itself and for good reasons.

When a collector chooses to invest in a piece of work, the first question that comes in his mind is “Will the artist continue to work on this level, will it be consistent”?


As mentioned previously this opportunity is exclusive to the artists who have exhibited with us before.


We much appreciate those who have been close to our organisation and we want to reward their commitment and their trust and also to make their artistic journey much easier.


We usually charge £165 per show so in a year that would come up as £1980 but the artists who have previously exhibited with us will get a 50% discount on this package bringing the total price per year to £990 or £82.5 per exhibition.


How does it work?


The primary purpose is to connect the emerging artists with a wider audience and to build a permanent trust between them and the established community.


In a year period (12 months) we will host twelve group exhibitions with different themes and different approaches to art and this is exactly what the selected artists will get- Inclusion in twelve different group shows!


Is there a deadline to this call?


No, this is an ongoing open call.


When does it starts?


It starts as soon as we get the confirmation and it lasts for 12 months/ 12 exhibitions.


Eligible media but not limited.


painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | Installation | video | prints | textile | illustrations | poems | etc.


Is there a size limit?


No more than 180 cm high and 140 cm wide.


What if the artist is struggling to send the physical works?


We have a lot of enquires from foreign artists to exhibit with us but sometimes shipping the works to London might be a bit difficult, that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative! If you find it hard to ship your work to us, you can send us high resolution photos of your work and we can print it and frame it for you at no additional cost.


What kind of frames do we use?


We use black frames with a transparent glass or acrylic display.


What kind of paper do we use for the prints?


We use 350 gsm semigloss fine art paper.


We have 3 available sizes for the frames.


1. 32/32 cm

2. 30/40 cm

3. 40/50 cm


Where will the exhibitions take place?


In our Iconic gallery space from Tower Bridge Area, central London, Uk.


The gallery space is located in one of most iconic places in the world and the most visited place in the whole UK.


The space is nestled between modern and classic London icons: The Shard 4 minutes away, Tower Bridge 1 minute away, London Bridge 2 minutes away.

tower bridge in london at sunset
the shard in london at dusk

With a blend of traditional Victorian brick walls and a central private bar just for our audience, the space is unique in the whole city of London.

a group of people standing around in a barn
a room with a lot of framed pictures on the wall
a room with a lot of paintings on the wall
a group of people at a party with bottles of wine
a group of people looking at paintings in an art gallery
a room with a lot of paintings on display
a room with a lot of art on display
a group of people standing in front of a wall full of paintings

How long does each group show usually last?


Usually between five and seven days.


How many works each artist is allowed to include in each show?


That totally depends on the exhibition theme and the curatorial process but it can be anywhere between two or three works per show.


How does a show looks like and how many visitors we get?


We have have an average of 300-400 guests for every opening with a total of 600- 700 guests for the whole duration of each show, we have a strong community of art collectors and art enthusiasts and our events are always packed to the limits.


Does the artist needs to attend the openings?


If you have the possibility yes but that’s not a must, attendance is not mandatory.


What will the artists get after each show?


•digital catalogs

•promotional posters

•100 professional photos from each opening event


What is the gallery’s commission on each sale?


We charge a 15% commission on each sale.


Is there a submission fee?


We don’t charge a submission fee, only the £990 annual fee.


This is what comes included in the price.


•12 exhibitions during the course of 12 months •catalogs

•admin

•graphic designer

•champagne & caviar at the openings

•professional photographer

•legal aspects such as contracts and accounting •recommendations

•printing and framing services if needed

•written articles by well known curators and art critics and so much more.


Is there any extra fee along the way?


No.


Will there be an agreement?


Yes.


How To Apply?


To apply simply email us 5 images of your work (different works) please include- Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price for each image and a short bio, no more than 150 words at [email protected].


Important.


As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for.



Good luck to you all!

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