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Call to Artists - Colorful Expressions

Call for Entries

The Warehouse Arts District Association

is happy to announce

an Artists Member show with the theme

Colorful Expressions

How does color make a statement, convey a mood or send a message? 

We invite you to take advantage of this WADA member benefit to exhibit in the Burka Member Lounge for our February/March show. 

Artworks selected from the entries that best fit the theme will remain on exhibit in the Burka Member Lounge on the ArtsXchange campus during February and March 2023. They will also be featured in our virtual gallery and the WADA Online Art Store. 

This Call Closed January 31

Step 1. Complete the Entry Form

Step 2. Email us images of the artwork  warehouseartsdistrict@gmail.com

Conditions and Rules for Entry:

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

    Entry Deadline: January 31

    Entry Fee: No fee, but you must be a member of the Warehouse Arts District Association

  • 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 (more details below)

  • Notification: Artists will be notified of acceptance no later than February 2.

    Drop Off: Works selected must be dropped off at the Burka Lounge on Monday, February 6 or Tuesday February 7 between 10 am and 4 pm (515 22nd St South, Unit D). Art that is not received by the deadline cannot be included in the show.

    Commission: WADA will take a 35% gallery commission on all sales made during this exhibition.

    Exhibit Dates: February 11 to March 29

    Opening Reception: Second Saturday Art Walk, February 11, 5 pm to 9 pm

    Location: The Burka Member Lounge at the ArtsXchange on the Deuces Corridor, 515 22nd St S, St Petersburg, FL 33712

WADA Selection Committee will chose work from artist members who submit to this artist call. The selection committee will make choices based on overall impact, originality, creativity, and mastery of techniques as it fits the theme. Selections will also be constrained by exhibition space.  Decisions by the selection committee will be final.

Addition Specifications:

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 us 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.
  • 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:

  • January 31 --  Deadline for entries
  • February 2 -- Notifications to all artists
  • February 6 and 7, 10 am - 4 pm -- Artwork drop off at the Burka Lounge, 515 22nd St South, Unit D
  • February 11, 5 – 9 pm -- Second Saturday Art Walk opening reception. Artists are encouraged to attend. 
  • March 29 -- Show closes
  • March 30 and 31, from 10 am - 4 pm -- Pick up artwork from the Burka Lounge, 515 22nd St South, Unit D

The show will be viewable to the public during WADA's gallery hours and through our virtual gallery.

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