The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The ArtSalon RED DOT DASH **Call for Artists**

Everyone is invited to apply!

Since 2009, The ArtSalon has introduced to the public some of the area’s most vibrant artists. These selected artists present their work in a Japanese style called PechaKucha (pronounced peh-chak-cha) for six minutes; twenty slides for twenty seconds each. The ArtSalon wants to provide an honorarium for these artists for their time and effort. To fund this endeavor The ArtSalon will host its FIRST ANNUAL RED DOT DASH BENEFIT EXHIBITION at the new 33 Hawley Street, Northampton Community Arts Trust Building on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 6-9 pm. It will coincide with the November Arts Night Out, Northampton. Come to our exhibition/party after checking out the gallery openings!

The RED DOT DASH will offer an affordable and exciting way to add to a collection, support art makers (50% of a sale goes directly to the artist), and fund honorariums at the same time! Buyers have the opportunity to acquire original 10” x 10” sized works by established and emerging artists for ONLY $88 EACH. Each piece is exhibited ANONYMOUSLY and is offered on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. The identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased.

Here are the details to participate:

DROP OFF/MAIL WORK to A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, November 3 – November 4. All work must be delivered/received by November 4.
Hours: Friday 12-8, Saturday 12-5

To participate, please apply at
Then download the fillable PDF form to attach to your artwork Red Dot Dash Forms. You will need this form when you drop off/send your piece.

– There is no fee to participate.
– Any and all artists over 18 years old are encouraged to submit ONE original work up to 10”x10”.
– Artwork can be in any medium ON PAPER OR BOARD, including drawings, photographs, paintings, printmaking and mixed media, as long as it is a maximum of 10”x 10″ inches, UNFRAMED. Please indicate TOP with an arrow.
– The exhibition and sale is not juried. All work that arrives by the deadline and meets the submission criteria will be displayed.
– All work will be displayed ANONYMOUSLY, however PLEASE SIGN and PRINT NAME on THE BACK ONLY.
– All participating artists will be listed in exhibition materials.
– Artists will be contacted via email 4-6 weeks after the event regarding sales and collector information.
– 50% of a sale will go to the artist (e.g. $88 artwork sale = $44 to artist via check)
– UNSOLD artwork must be picked up by Saturday, November 17, 2018 at A.P.E. Gallery. If you would like your UNSOLD artwork to be returned, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with your piece.

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