Dig the Digital Call for Art | Due August 16, 2024

Dig the Digital Call for Art | Due August 16, 2024

Thank you for your interest in showing your work in Dig the Digital. This exhibition will feature digital artworks, graphic design, and manipulated art prints in the Augusta & CO Gallery for the gift giver in mind.


APPLY HERE: Dig the Digital – Augusta & CO Gallery Application (wufoo.com)

Digital Art is a medium that has taken over the world in recent years. With a climbing market for graphic design, ready-to-print artworks are available and affordable. This form of visual art is a perfect option for the giver with a unique gift in mind this holiday season. Dig the Digital will highlight affordable, local artworks and prints in the gallery and in the shop priced to sell at $200.00 or less.

Dig the Digital will be featured in the Augusta and Co. Gallery, which is located in back of Augusta & Co. at 1010 Broad St from Sept 26, 2024 – January 2, 2025 with a reception TBD.

Augusta & Co. acts as Downtown Augusta’s visitor’s center and shop. It features “local only” as a way to represent all that Augusta has to offer to visitors and residents alike. As a result, artworks are not required to be themed around Augusta’s River Region, but are strongly encouraged to have elements that show Augusta from a unique perspective. This includes landscapes, cityscapes, portraits of local icons, and more.

Artists should plan to print and frame their selected digital artworks. Artists may also be selected to sell prints of said works in the shop.

Application deadline is Friday, August 16th by 11:59 p.m.

Selected participants will be notified by no later than Tuesday, August 27th by 6:00 p.m.. There are no fees to participate or submit.

Early drop off is by appointment only starting September 9, 2024. Artists must schedule an early drop off time with Heather Dunaway by calling the Arts Council at 706-826-4702 ext 104. Day of drop off (recommended) for the exhibition will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Augusta & Co. Gallery on the day of hanging – Thursday, September 26th, 2024. No late drop offs will be accepted or hung in this exhibition.

The Augusta & Co. Gallery is managed by The Greater Augusta Arts Council in partnership with the Destination Augusta as a visual arts space. Gallery Director Heather Dunaway acts as curator, creating unique exhibitions of local artworks. The goal being to support local artists by showcasing their artworks in a high traffic location for locals, city officials, and visitors alike to better understand the vibrant arts we have in Augusta’s River Region.

Submissions can be new or older works. All works must be digital creations, printed and framed to hang in the gallery. Artists must reside in the following counties. Georgia: Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington and Wilkes in addition to the 5 counties in western South Carolina: Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale, Barnwell and McCormick.

APPLY HERE: Dig the Digital – Augusta & CO Gallery Application (wufoo.com)

To be considered for this showcase the following must be met:

1. Artworks must be family friendly. Works may not feature nudity or violence of any kind.

2. Artworks must be made by the Artist submitting. No AI generated artworks allowed.

3. Artists must live in Augusta’s River Region.

4. Artworks no larger than 36 ” x 36″ or 3ft x 3ft. We have limited space available.

5. All artworks must be hangable from a Walker System, which is a rod-rail system that utilizes 4″ wide, vertically adjustable French cleats on rods suspended from a rail system. Please visit our gallery page (www.augustaarts.com/galleries) for more info.

6. All selected works must be finished, dry, presentable and ready to hang (from wire) by drop off. Please, no hole, claw or single ring hangers on frames. Works that are not compatible with the Walker System will not be hung in this showcase. All works must be labeled on the back with artist’s and artwork’s information.

7. Artists agree to the gallery’s commission is 60% / artist, 40% / gallery. Pricing provided should reflect this. There will also be a State Sales Tax of 8% added by the Arts Council for each sale. This commission helps to cover the cost of organizing, hosting and promoting the exhibition.

8. Artists must sign the Gallery Contract and submit a W9. The Arts Council files Artist W9s for one calendar year. Artists who have submitted a W9 for other exhibitions in 2024 do not need to resubmit unless their information has changed.

All gallery sales will be processed through the Gallery. Checks for all sales will be mailed to the address of each artist (provided on their W9) at the end of each quarter by Destination Augusta.

Any sold works will be distributed to the buyers by the Greater Augusta Arts Council or Augusta & Co Staff. Any unsold artworks will need to be picked up by the artist or a representative of the artist in the week following the close of the exhibition. All works will be need to be picked up from the gallery on January 2, 2025 between 10:00 am and 4:00 p.m. Unless otherwise arranged with the Arts Council. Any works left behind, after a 60 day period, per our contract, will be considered abandoned.

Space is limited! Each artist will be able to submit up to four works per application to be featured. This does not guarantee that all works will selected. This depends on the amount of wall space, submissions, and general feel for the show. We encourage all artists interested in showing to visit the Gallery at 1010 Broad St.

APPLY HERE: Dig the Digital – Augusta & CO Gallery Application (wufoo.com)