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WADA Member Artist Show 

"I Need A Drink! Cocktail Hour"

August 2020 (Dates may change depending on COVID-19 Response)

Warehouse Arts District Association

Artist Prizes Sponsored by:  WADA Business Member Damien Bertucelli, Vantage Point Advisors of Raymond James

Contact Email: joinwada@gmail.com

Call Type:WADA Member Exhibit

Eligibility: Members of the Warehouse Arts District Association in St. Petersburg, FL (Non-member artists eligible to participate after joining membership 

Entry Deadline: Submissions accepted on a rolling basis until the next in-person Art Walk is confirmed!



Images - Maximum: 3

Dimensions: no larger than 20 in x 20 in (maximum on each side) including frame

Entry Fee: No entry fee, must be a member.

Exhibit Dates: July 11 – August 28, 2020

Opening Reception: July 11

Location: Burka Lounge at ArtsXchange, 515 22nd Street S., St Petersburg, FL 33712

Call for Entries:  The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) proudly announces an Artists Member Art show with the theme “I Need A Drink! Cocktail Hour”. Selected artworks fitting this theme submitted by WADA members, will remain on exhibit for 2 months in the Burka Member Lounge of the ArtsXchange located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. The ArtsXchange campus is one of the most widely visited galleries included in the Second Saturday Artwalk.  Fill out the entry form here

WADA Selection Committee will select one work from 20 to 30 artist members from those who submit to this artist call.  Announcement of selected artists will be made by June 27.  Selection committee will make selections based on overall impact, originality, imaginative quality, composition and mastery of techniques. Attention will be paid to creativity and craftsmanship as well. Selections will also be constrained by exhibition space.  Decisions by the selection committee will be final. When submitting your entry, please list all the media used in the description field for your entries. 

Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Business Member Damien Bertucelli with Vantage Point Advisors of Raymond James, the Warehouse Arts District Association is able to offer 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes for submitted art works.  Read more about Damien's passion for the arts here.

  • 1st Prize will be $300
  • 2nd Prize will be $200
  • 3rd Prize will be $100

Prizes will be given based on assessments by the WADA Selection Committee based on overall impact, originality,creativity, composition and mastery of techniques, and also taking into account Sponsor preferences and audience preference.

Conditions and Rules for Entry

  • All accepted works of art must be “GALLERY READY” when brought to the event facility (i.e. all hanging works must include an installed horizontal wire). NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. 

  • Artists with 3D work requiring a pedestal MUST provide one (them) before show opening. Pedestal(s) must be stable, white/black and tall enough for the work to be near eye level. 

  • Works should not weigh more than 35 pounds.

  • WADA reserves the right to reject works if they are not presented in the format specified. Please contact joinwada@gmail.com if you have concerns whether your work meets gallery presentation requirements.  

  • Artist may not substitute another work for the accepted work. 

  • Entries must be for sale and priced with the intent to sell. A gallery commission of 25% will be deducted from sales. 

  • Artists grant permission to WADA to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional uses in both printed and electronic forms.

  • Artists will be expected to attend opening reception and will be asked to sign up to take turns to be present during both artwalk dates and times, and potentially other special events.

Acceptable Media File Types for Images: Email: joinwada@gmail.com 

Write in the subject line: WADA Member Show Cocktail Hour. Attach jpgs of your work and label them: ArtistLastName 1_Name of Painting, ArtistLastName 2_Name of Painting.  Send all photos in the same email. Do not exceed 15 mb per email.

  • File format: JPEG or JPG only

  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest dimension

  • File size: under 5 MB

Notifications Finalists will be notified by email and will need to return signed, dated, and scanned consignment agreements by July 1. Artists whose work has been selected will be responsible for delivery and pick up of work to the Burka Lounge.  

Important Dates:

    • June 19: Deadline for entries.
    • June 27: Notifications of acceptance emailed
    • July 1, 9-12:30pm: Artwork drop off at the Burka Lounge. Signed consignment agreement due. Artists must be able to drop off and pick up their works.
    • July 11, 5-9pm: Opening reception and Second Saturday Artwalk. Artists should be available to attend.
    • August 8: Second Saturday Artwalk
    • Throughout August: Exhibition viewable by appointment. 
    • Exhibit closes:
    • August 28, 9 am -12.30 pm: Pick up artwork

Questions: email: joinwada@gmail.com

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