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Call to Artists - Exceptional Abstractions

  October WADA Member Artist Show 

The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) proudly announces an Artist Member Show with the theme of "Exceptional Abstractions"

Location: The Burka Member Lounge  at the ArtsXchange Campus on the Deuces Corridor


Opening Reception

Second Saturday October 9, 2021

Call for Entries:  The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) proudly announces an Artists Member Art show with the theme "Exceptional Abstractions". Abstraction is:

  • The quality of dealing with ideas rather than events.

  • The process of considering something independently of its associations, attributes, or concrete accompaniments.

  • Strictly speaking, the word abstract means to separate or withdraw something from something else.

The main purpose of abstraction in art is not to tell a story, but to encourage involvement and imagination.

Selected artworks fitting this theme submitted by WADA members, will be on exhibit for the month of October in the Burka Member Lounge at the ArtsXchange on the Deuces Corridor located in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. The ArtsXchange campus is one of the most widely visited spots during Second Saturday Artwalk.  Fill out the entry form:

Exceptional Abstractions Registration Form

  • Contact Email: info@whereartismade.com

  • Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all WADA artists members If you are not a member, join now.

    Entry Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021. 

    Entry Fee: None

    Specifications:All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video, and digital/ graphic art are eligible for review. Nothing larger than 40”x40” including frame; must be gallery ready to hang (see below)

    Notification: Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than Tuesday October 5, 2021. 

    Drop Off: Accepted works must be dropped off at the Burka Lounge on Thursday & Friday, October 6th & 7th from 10am to 4pm.

    Commission: WADA will take a 25% gallery commission on any sales made during this exhibition.

    Exhibit Dates: October 9, 2021 thru November 29, 2021

    Opening Reception: Second Saturday Art Walk October 9, 2021

    Location: The Burka Member Lounge at ArtsXchange on the Deuces Corridor, 515 22nd Street S., St Petersburg, FL

WADA Selection Committee will select one work from approximately 20-30 artist members from those who submit to this artist call. The selection committee will make selections based on overall impact, originality, creativity, and mastery of techniques. 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. 

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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 SAW-TOOTH HANGERS. 
  • Artists with 3D work requiring a pedestal MUST provide one 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 WADA Email 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. 
  • By submitting artwork for this show, artists grant permission to WADA to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional uses in both printed and electronic formats.

Submission of Images:

Images are submitted on the Entry Form (see above for the link)

Artists whose work has been selected will be responsible for delivery and pick up of work to the Burka Lounge.  Artist must sign consignment agreement prior to or during drop off. 

Important Dates:

  • Friday October 1, 2021:                          Deadline for entries.
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021:                      Notifications of acceptance emailed
  • October 6-7, 2021,10:00am-4:00pm:     Artwork drop off at the Burka Lounge.
  • Saturday October 9, 5 – 9 pm.               Second Saturday Art Walk Opening reception. Artists are encouraged to attend. 
  • November 29, 2021                                 Exhibit closes
  • November 30 - December 1, 2021         Pick up artwork from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm or by special arrangement, email


Please fill out this form and bring it with your art to the Burka Member Lounge  Signed Consignment Agreement

Exhibition will also be viewable by appointment and under safety guidelines in accordance with COVID-19.

Questions??   email: WADA Email

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