Submissions and Application forms FAQ:
The Rhonda Schaller Studio is the rapidly growing Chelsea
Gallery featuring photographers, emerging artists, and re-emerging
artists. We exhibit artists who are in Museum and public
collections, as well as artists who have never shown before
The gallery wants to play an active role at promoting opportunities
for emerging and established artists within the visual arts
community. We believe these juried exhibitions are a great
vehicle for promoting such opportunities.
How long has the gallery been in Chelsea?
We opened in September 2006.
Do you represent artists?
Yes, we have two categories. We represent a small number
of artists exclusively that we curate for solo shows, group
shows, and online curated projects. And we represent the
Art Link Network artists non-exclusively, a group from whom
we curate for 2-3 person shows, group shows, and online
When can artists apply for the Art Link Network?
Artists can apply for the Art Link Network at anytime throughout
Do you ever pick artists for representation from
your Open calls?
How many Open calls do you do each year?
Last year we hosted 4 juried exhibitions and a wide variety
of themes. This year we have added an online Projects Room
gallery to offer more exposure to more artists looking for
Chelsea, NYC exposure. We plan on doing 4 Juried calls for
the Main gallery and 6 curated projects for the online Projects
What is the difference between the Main gallery
and the online Projects Room Gallery?
The Main gallery is at our 547 West 27th street Chelsea,
NYC location. The online Projects Room is our new web-based
gallery, created to spotlight artists to the over 1.5 million
visitors to our website each year.
What are the curated projects?
They are a series of online exhibitions held in our web
Project Room Galleries.
Does the artwork you exhibit sell?
Yes. Approximately 20% of our exhibited inventory sold last
How do you pick artists to show with you?
We accept applications from artists all year long, based
on the strength of the work. We post calls for artists on
our website, on all major art publications, and send out
email invitations to selected artists. Gallery directors
and guest curators review jpeg entries and artist statements
over a period of time, looking for soulful, authentic visions
to create a conversation amongst selected works for a given
theme. Resumes and exhibition histories are secondary to
Is there an application fee for Open calls and
There is a $45 application fee. The money that is collected
from application fees helps to offset costs for invitation
and catalogue design, postage, signage, publicity, website
work, opening night receptions, rent, utilities, insurance
Do you promote the artists you exhibit?
We are in the business to sell artwork and help further
the careers of the artists we represent and exhibit. We
publish a color catalogue for every exhibition, whose primary
purpose is to market the artwork. We send out invitations
and catalogues to our proprietary list of critics, collectors,
and curators to promote the show, and the participating
artists. In addition, we send out monthly press releases,
and exhibition announcements, listing releases and email
announcements to online venues.
Do artists pay fees to exhibit in a juried call?
No. We charge an application fee, and artists pay for shipping/handling
to the gallery and back if the work does not sell.
Do artists pay to be included in the catalogues?
No. Artists may purchase a copy if they choose, but it is
Is the Entry deadline a postmark/email deadline?
Yes. Applications will not be accepted that are postmarked
after the exhibition entry due date, or emailed after the
Does the application have to arrive by the due
If emailed they can be sent by 12 midnight EST on the day
of the deadline, or if sent by snail mail, they must be
postmarked on the day of the deadline and arrive within
5 days. No need to mail in an application Express Mail or
FedEx, regular mail is fine, email is preferred.
What kind of artwork do you look for?
We exhibit all media including film and video, 2D and 3D,
abstract and figurative, painting, collage, and works on
paper. The thread that connects the artists we represent,
in the art link network and selected for the juried call
exhibitions is authenticity and personal vision. The Rhonda
Schaller Studio is comprised of one of the fastest growing
collections of independent, emerging and established artists
and photographers looking for Chelsea, NYC exposure.
Where do I find the application forms to send in
for a show?
We use a generic application form, which can be found on
Policy and Application forms page along
with a list of Calls for Art for upcoming shows. There is
also a link at the bottom of this page for the application
form. Please use a separate form for each show you would
like to be considered for.
If the gallery is your studio, why are you helping
Dave Jaquish and I wanted to create a fresh approach to
the art world. As a successful working artist, I simply
reached a stage in my own evolution where giving back became
as important as moving forward.
So my studio became a mentoring space, and an art gallery.
It is a place to give emerging and re-emerging artists a
chance to show in New York, document their artwork in exhibition
catalogues, and enable them to move their careers forward.
Through juried exhibitions, expanded website exposure, round-table
discussions and gallery exhibitions, we have exposed a greater
community to the engaging and thought-provoking work of
close to one hundred artists.
Currently, the gallery represents six artists exclusively,
and over 60 in its non-exclusive Art Link Network, artists
now at varying stages in their careers. The goal is to show
work that is not only of contemporary interest, but will
be of lasting art historical significance.
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Last updated August 26, 2007