We're Looking for Artists for WILL SHUSTER'S ZOZOBRA ART SHOW 2017! Is that YOU?
Ignite your creative side by portraying your love for the 93rd Annual Burning of Zozobra!
2017 is flying by, and before we know it Zozobra will make his dramatic return to Santa Fe! Also known as “Old Man Gloom," this towering villain has a sneaky way of coming back, much like the nagging worries that haunt our lives. As an artist, this only means one thing: It's time to start producing more artwork in the image of the Santa Fe icon we love to hate. As the date draws ever-closer to Old Man Gloom's fiery demise, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe wants to celebrate with your Zozobra-related artwork. We are actively seeking submissions to fill our exhibition space, located adjacent to Old Man Gloom himself, at an exciting new location, Santa Fe Place Mall! Please find the specific submission requirements & official entry rules below, along with all the important dates to remember.
Artwork in the ZozoFest Art Show should be primarily of Zozobra. Other relevant subject matter includes characters from the Zozobra performance, including the Fire Spirit, Gloomies and Torchbearers. Images inspired by, or representing Will Shuster or the Los Cincos Pintores will also be considered. Artwork depicting the Santa Fe Fiesta is welcome, as Zozobra coincides with this event. ZozoFest is a family friendly event, and any pieces depicting nudity or controversial political and religious messages will not be accepted. This year we are celebrating the 1950’s decade as part of our longterm Decades Project, which you can read about here:https://burnzozobra.com/the-
All media are accepted, including Acrylic, Oil, Collage, Mixed Media, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Digital Art, Photography, Water Color, Sculpture, encaustic, resin, wax, layered media, video, and functional art. As far as media, your only limitation is your imagination, since our gallery space is huge! Your ideas for installation-type artwork are welcome and open to consideration.
Photographs submitted for consideration in the art show may be digital or shot on film. Alternative processes, mixed media, digital manipulations, montages, photo-grams, etc. are all acceptable, as long as the images are photographically created.
Work that is not for sale is definitely welcome to be included in the exhibition!
Entering art into the ZozoFest Art Show is free! To reserve a spot in our art show, we require every artist to complete a submission via email, which includes a description of the work and JPEG files of your artwork. Image size must be at least 1500 pixels on the longest side (but no larger than 3000 pixels). You will be informed of your acceptance after Kiwanis Club members have had a chance to review the entries. Again, any artwork you wish to display in the show must be previously submitted online! Emails must include the following information for each piece:
Title of Art:
Uploaded JPEG of artwork:
Email all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
All artwork received through on-line submission is required to be dropped off by the artist at our gallery space within The Marketplace at Santa Fe Place Mall, 4250 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Artwork is expected to be dropped off and displayed in the food court near the children’s carousel. Please refer to calendar dates below. It is each artist's responsibility to ensure that artwork is well protected by placing it in a sturdy box or other carrying system. Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 is not responsible for any damage caused to unprotected artwork.
Mark Your Calendar with these important dates!
Deadline for online entry: Monday, August 14, 2017- by 11:59 PM
Artwork drop-off at Santa Fe Place Mall on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 4:00PM- 9:00PM and Wednesday, August 23 from 4:00PM– 9:00PM. (August 23 is the final deadline for artwork drop-off. Any artwork not delivered by this time will not be included in the show!)
Gala Opening Reception at Santa Fe Place Mall: Friday, August 25, 2017, with official ceremonies beginning at 6 PM
Zozobra Art Exhibition Continues at Santa Fe Place Mall: Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 10 AM to 7 PM
Unsold Artwork Pick-up at Santa Fe Place Mall: Sunday, August 28, 2017 from 4 PM- 6 PM
Final opportunity to pick up unsold artwork at Santa Fe Place Mall on Monday, August 28, 2017 from 3 PM- 7PM
Unsold artwork not picked up by official deadline will be considered a donation to the the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club. NO EXCEPTIONS!
All artworks must be framed or have another form of wired hanging device and arrive at Santa Fe Place Mall ready to hang. Presentation is very important, so we encourage you to professionally prepare your art for exhibition and sale. Other presentation items including business cards, 8 x 10's, posters, prints are also acceptable.
Anyone may enter! There are NO restrictions on age or artist location. Anyone in the world may enter! All we require is that artwork submitted is original and created by the person who enters the work. Entries previously submitted to the Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show are eligible for consideration as long as the the digital criteria defined above is met.
Unlike submitting to many other art exhibitions, entering artwork for consideration in our art show is FREE and there is no limit to how many art pieces you may submit. Kiwanis members will select what we feel are your strongest pieces, and we will show as many art pieces as can reasonably fit within our gallery space.
The on-line submission must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, August 19, 2017 MDT (New Mexico Time) to reserve a spot in the show. Email submissions should be sent to email@example.com with the requirements outlined above. The final deadline to drop-off artwork is on Tuesday, August 23, 2017 from 4 PM- 9 PM at Santa Fe Place Mall. Please refer to the Calendar above for available drop-off times.
Final acceptance of entries in the Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show exhibition is at the curator's discretion after viewing the delivered framed prints. If a print does not match the appearance of the JPEG entry, or if the print quality or the framing (presentation device) are not suitable quality for gallery presentation, the curator may ask the artist to replace whichever element is not suitable. We aim for a truly excellent show, so all of the artwork needs to be presented in a top-notch manner. Reminder: All artwork must be ready to hang, or it will not be displayed.
Exhibited work will be available for sale (unless the artist designates entries as Not For Sale or NFS). The price for each framed print is at the artist's discretion. Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 will retain a commission of 30% on all sales that occur during the exhibit or which occur later as a direct result of the exhibit. The 30% commission will be used by Kiwanis to offset the cost of ZozoFest and to contribute to our grant fund, which supports the children in the Santa Fe community. The 70% balance will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the closing of the show. When pricing your pieces, please factor in your material cost, your time and effort. The 70% you receive should reflect the amount you feel your piece is worth to you. Do not undercharge for your work!
It is also worth noting that artwork is more likely to sell when the artist is present to talk about his or her work. As an entrant in our art show, please expect to spend several hours on one or both of the days to talk about your work as the public explores our gallery.
All artists will be required to fill out a W-9 form (which we will provide) when you drop off your artwork. If you earn $600 or more from ZozoFest, we are required to submit a W-9 form on your behalf, and it will be your responsibility to declare your art show income on your personal tax return. If you earn under $600, no further steps need to be taken.
Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 carries no insurance for loss or damage to artwork in the gallery or in transit, nor assumes any liability for same. However, every precaution will be taken for the safety of the exhibited work. Artists can and should provide their own insurance coverage.
If you are an artist located outside of Santa Fe and must ship your artwork, please contact Scott Wiseman at firstname.lastname@example.org to make shipping arrangements. Entries which are accepted for exhibition must be shipped to Santa Fe (or delivered in-person) and arrive no later than Monday, August 21, 2017. Entries must be securely packaged in a sturdy shipping box, even if the artist delivers his/her work in-person. Artwork that is not sold must be shipped back at the artist's expense, with shipping arranged by the artist (or picked up in-person) by Monday, August 28, 2017. The Santa Fe Kiwanis Club will retain all of the original packaging box/materials in which the artist's work is shipped. If the artwork does not sell, we will re-use the packaging to send the work back to the artist.
Use of Images:
All entrants agree that any image they submit to the Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017. This use may include, but is not limited to, publication in any Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, internet, television, catalog, DVD, magazine, gallery shows, and online at www.burnzozobra.com. Any image used by the Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 shall carry the credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain in the hands of the artist.
Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017, its staff, Board of Directors and anyone connected to the exhibition will not be responsible for loss, damage, breakage or theft of artwork while at the gallery. Your entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with these terms and conditions as set forth in the prospectus.
Will Shuster's Zozobra Art Show 2017 is part of the Burning of Zozobra, organized by the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe. Kiwanis is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities, resources, services to youth.
Ray & Scott
Raymond G. Sandoval, Esq.
Zozobra Event Committee Chair
Telephone: (505) 428-9013
Scott E. Wiseman
Art Show Committee Chair