Finder Quigley // Call for Art // Extended!

Finder Quigley
Pittsburgh, PA
Entry deadline: Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Finder Quigley is a quarterly pop-up exhibition put together by The AP Collection and held at a secret location in Pittsburgh, PA. Twenty-five guests are invited to connect one-on-one with artists in an intimate setting and are able to purchase original work at an incredibly affordable price. This event is a re-formatting of the AP Collection podcast—instead of listening to a conversation between two creatives, new and established art collectors / art enthusiast can connect with local artists in a meaningful way by asking questions and getting a better idea of the artist’s process. (There’s complimentary food and booze of course). See how the June 2015 event went!

Next event: October 15th from 6:30-9PM
Location given after work is accepted.

We are looking for 10 artists to show up to three original prints at the one-night only event on October 15th and be available during the whole event to talk to collectors and engage about their work. Artists must live within a 50 mile radius of Pittsburgh.

A non-refundable entry fee of $15 entitles the artist to submit up to three (3) images of original prints completed in the last 3 years (2013–2015).

Type of work we are accepting:

  • Screen prints
  • Lithography
  • Intaglio
  • Digital prints
  • Photos

We are not accepting reproductions of original work (a print of an oil painting, for example, is a no-go). Work must be no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches, matted and either wrapped in a plastic sheath or framed, and ready to hang. Artists are responsible for submitting work that is properly archived and protected.

Our goal is for every artist to sell out. In order to do this, we ask that pieces should be priced between $50–$650, and not to exceed the maximum for a single work. There will be a 20% commission on all works sold.

Still interested? It's just two easy steps.

Step One

Pay entry fee and complete the included form below

 

Step Two

Please send an email with the subject line "Finder Quigley 10/15" to  theapcollection@gmail.com. Include your attachments of three (3) images for consideration. (Please keep file sizes below 1.5MB. PDF, JPG, and PNG preferred.)

Applications missing any part of the requested items will not be considered.

Questions? Email theapcollection@gmail.com

Timeline

  • Submission due date: September 8th (UPDATED) 
  • Notification of acceptance: September 15th (UPDATED)
  • Exhibit opens: October 15th from 6:30 PM until 9PM (artists must be available in person for the entire show to interact with guests). Unsold work will return home with the artist that evening.
  • Artists will be responsible for dropping off their work taking their artwork with them after the show.

The Jury

Learn more about the jury for the next show here.

Jury for Finder Quigley

Finder Quigley is a quarterly art exhibition held in a nondescript location in Pittsburgh with a limited guest list. The goal is to develop a low-key (not totally secret) society of people who love art and want to connect with people who make it in an intimate setting. Artists are there to talk with guests about their work, answer questions about pieces, and everyone learns something from one another. At the first Finder Quigley in June 2015, the AP Collection put together a successful event on a shoe-string budget with a lot of help. Eight-five percent of people who showed up purchased something. More info here.

We want to create a different kind of exhibition each time we do this. When we started this process, the goal was to create a fun event where people who'd chatted for the podcast could come work together and throw a cool party. This next event has an open call for art within a 50 mile radius of the City of Pittsburgh. We want to meet new friends and work together to connect with art enthusiasts in the region—building interest in regular purchases of artwork.

In the spirit of working with people we love to keep doing things we enjoy, two artists who have exhibited in the first FQ show make up the jury to help us put together the latest event. They were the first people who came to mind when thinking about a jury. Both are extremely talented artist an prodigious dreamers in their own right, they get what we are trying to do, and are passionate about art in this region. Learn a little bit about them and think about applying for the next show!

Jurors for the Second Finder Quigley Show

Naomi Walker

Naomi Walker is a visual artist creating in Pittsburgh. Her interests lie in producing work that viewers and collectors find both exciting yet peaceful—exuding the love she gives and is given. Currently, Naomi is raising funds at Dream Cream Ice Cream to purchase her childhood home and transform it into studio spaces. #BirthdayBash

@namoibdaygirl on Instagram

Jordan Wong

Jordan Wong is an artist, graphic designer, and illustrator living in Cleveland, Ohio. He is originally from Pittsburgh, having lived there for 20 years. Since his first solo exhibition in 2011 at Image Box, Jordan has showcased his artwork many times throughout the city. He is most known for his illustrative style, quirky sense of humor and optimistic themes.

@wongface on Instagram

Journal 05 // I Have Returned

It was hard to come back from vacation but it's so good to be home and to look forward to the future. Below are some random picture from the trip—including but not limited to the Baron Batch piece in the Pittsburgh Airport, wandering around New York City gathering colors for palettes and biking across Schoodic Point in Maine. Salt Box in Hancock Maine is totally worth the trip to the state. New Jersey traffic is the fucking worst.