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General Guidelines

Updated June 2, 2019

Our members whether through Patreon, yearly, or monthly subscription may submit to as many PoetsArtists calls as *they qualify for ($10 and yearly) and then some. All our upcoming submissions are found HERE.

Basic Information

  • We will only contact members if the work is accepted.

  • Artists are responsible for shipping to and from the venue.

  • All artwork submitted must be available to sell unless otherwise noted.

  • Not all artwork has to be new or created specifically for a call. Read each call to verify.

  • If an artwork for a call is requested where we state NEW that means it may not have been shown previously online or exhibited.

  • If a new artwork created for a specific call is accepted then PoetsArtists reserves FIRST PUBLISHING RIGHTS for said piece and expects to be the first to publish the image or poem.

  • Images of artwork accepted into our exhibitions will be used to promote the exhibition and publication. We will use social media and articles to help promote the artist and exhibition.

  • Images will be sent to the press to see if they have an interest in writing articles to further promote the exhibition.

  • Artists whose work is accepted are encouraged to contact their local newspapers and send information about their work in the exhibition.

  • Requests for attributions back to PoetsArtists group exhibition (name of the exhibition) should be mentioned in all future publications.

Images and Files

  • Images should be 300 DPI with a minimum of 3000 pixels wide and not larger than 5MB.

  • Images should be in JPG format RGB color and not TIFF or any other format.

  • Title all images like this: First Name_Last Name_Title of Work_medium_Size in inches_Year.

  • Title all text files with your name and what it is. For example: Your Name_Bio, Your Name_CV_, Your Name_Artist Statement

What happens upon acceptance.

  • If your artwork or poetry is accepted for an exhibition or publication please do not submit it to another curator or publication. If you prefer to have your work in another venue then send a formal letter to have it withdrawn to dididmenendez at icloud.com. 

  • All artwork must be available to sell if there is a physical exhibition.

  • Artists are responsible for the shipping of their work to and from the venue. No exceptions.

  • You will be contacted by the publisher and/or the curator if your work has been accepted and may be asked for additional materials which may consist of additional images and copy for the publication/catalog.

  • A group on Facebook will be utilized for the purpose of teamwork to organize for the exhibition.

  • An artist agreement for publication and/or group show will be provided after acceptance.

  • All email correspondence will serve as confirmation of acceptance for publication and/or group exhibitions.

  • Missed deadline for publication will exclude artists from the exhibition. In other words, if you are not in the publication, you are not in the show.

  • Where stated galleries and/or museums directors will select from the curated publication the works to be hung unless otherwise noted.

  • Artwork received for shows which were not properly represented in the original images submitted will be withdrawn.

Selling Tools
Our primary selling tool is our publication. Whenever a PDF is available to download, it is encouraged that it be shared especially to art collectors. It should be included in the CV of the artists under Bibliography or Publications. Artists and galleries should buy print copies to have readily available in their studios and openings.

Complimentary Copies
We do not offer complimentary print copies to our contributors. We offer a complimentary PDF if a catalogue is prepared. It will be posted in the Facebook group. Our members are also offered one and copies will be sent to our database of collectors and VIP’s.

Artsy, Artnet, Internet Shop, and PA Online Gallery
For virtual exhibitions, one of the online venues we collaborate with may be chosen for virtual exhibitions and sales on Artsy, Artnet or the online PA Gallery. The artists who are granted this benefit will be sent an artist agreement and/or request to have in writing the pricing, specs and other important information confirming the work may be up to sell online.

Honorary Fees
If your work sells from one of our publications or through the efforts of Didi Menendez, an honorary fee is requested. This is usually 10% of the price sold. It is not mandatory but will reflect future efforts from our sales team when it is not honored.

PoetsArtists aka PA is a publication of GOSS183, editor, curator, publisher Didi Menendez. Our staff includes Jay Menendez (web design, personal assistant to various members), April Carter-Grant (Graphic Designer), Sergio Gomez (curator), Lorena Kloosterboer (curator/writer), Walt Morton (curator/writer), David Molesky (writer), John Dalton (curator/podcaster).

Our online editorials are encouraged to be shared in blogs, and other social media websites attributing PoetsArtists and the writer of the article. We cover various exhibitions in the USA whenever possible and abroad.