Submission Suggestions for Green Street Gallery proposals:
The Green Street Gallery is most interested in innovative approaches
to both subject matter
and media. We want to create an environment that encourages experimentation
directions for artists that are established or emerging. We strive to
exhibit the very best local and regional work.
Please understand why we want to exhibit Boston Artists in Boston! Too
often any work from elsewhere gets priority over "Local" artists
because of its novelty due to a change of context (ie: being Imported).
We want to provide reasons for artists to stay in our community , instead
of leaving in search of greener pastures - and more exhibition opportunities
keeps artists here!
( we are NOT soliciting work from outside the
The gallery also tries to exhibit work that has been overlooked by the
existing gallery system
(read: it is too big or too hard to sell or not pretty enough or asks
hard questions...) We feel
therefore that some very talented artists with good work may not be
exhibited at Green Street
because they can take advantage of "mainstream" galleries
and should show at more established
commercial venues. This makes room for the new or experimenting established
artist to exhibit.
We lean toward artwork which is thoughtful, has more than
a few levels of connection with the
viewer and pushes things a bit. Often work will have a conceptual element
or challenge a norm of
representation. We also look at new techniques and media as well as
three dimensional work.
Quality is first and foremost, we want to live up to
the level of the artists already exhibited in both concept and crafting
of a work.
So, as you can see, we have some guidelines but show a
large stylistic range of work that we
believe meets all or many of these criteria. These criteria are for
your assistance and are NOT
the structure of a pass / fail decision making mechanism at the gallery.
We exhibit work that our 8
artist panel really likes and thinks is original, challenging and introduces
new ideas or fresh approaches to old ideas.
-- James Hull, Founding Director /Curator
General Format of Submissions: (We want digital files!) The time and
money it will save you to send or update your submission is reason enough,
plus they are ready to use for invites and email promotion.
-email with attached images,
or CD/ DVD (by mail) or
Link to web site >> please include an email about
which work is available and what YOU want US to look at on the site!
-image info list with information about size and medium
and DATE (labeled to match name/images on DVD or CD)
-resume, CV or exhibition history, this can be short
or long for you new artists, but should have a
good phone number and address, college or school where you studied if
you went to art school,
Not Required but may be added
-Specific proposal for space ( If you have a specific idea, installation
-Artistic statement, Statement of purpose etc.
And Thank You For Your Interest In Our Gallery!
Mail DVD/CD submission to:
Green Street Gallery
141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130
* submissions may take up to 6 months for review