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The Gift You Never Wanted
For International artists

The Gift You Never Wanted
Call for Submissions - Juried Show
Non-Fiction Gallery - A Program of Art Rise Savannah
1522 Bull Street, Savannah, GA, 31401

Deadline for Submissions: November 7th, 2015

Notification of Acceptance: November 16th, 2015

Exhibition Dates: December 18th-January 2nd, 2015

Opening Reception: December 18th, 2015, 6-9PM

Awards: $175 to First Place Winner

Application Fee: $20 for Art Rise Members for four images; $25 for non-members for four images; $25 for Art Rise Members for six images; $30 for non-members for six images

All media are eligible.

4-6 images per application.


We are often given gifts that are unsightly, unseemly, or straight out of a nightmare. Often these “gifts” stay with us, sometimes for the better. The gifts we never wanted take many forms, both physically and emotionally. In the end we have to ask—are gifts given for the sender or the receiver?

For the exhibition The Gift You Never Wanted, Non-Fiction Gallery seeks works of art that explore the idea of the gift as a burden or a blessing. Artists of all media and practice are invited to submit to this open-ended theme.

To submit to The Gift You Never Wanted, please pay your application fee and send between four and six images to by midnight on November 7th.

Please label each image in the following manner:

Artist Name _Title _Medium _Dimensions _Year

The subject line for the email should be The Gift You Never Wanted. 

In your submission email please also include a current artist statement, your phone number, address, and artist website. 

Your submission will not be reviewed and considered for The Gift You Never Wanted until payment is received, and ALL of your information is accounted for. 

For a full exhibition prospectus, and to apply to The Gift You Never Wanted, please visit the show’s website at:

Deadline: 11-07-2015
Non-Fiction Gallery/Art Rise Savannah
Savannah, GA

Contact: Alexandra Chamberlain

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