The 5th Annual 8×8* Art Gallery (*with a twist!)
Call to Artists

Art for the Heart 2023

Donation Drop-off open through September 6, 2023 or until 150 pieces are collected

Thursday, September 28, 5:30-7 pm – Join us for the Artist Reception

Gala Online Catalog opens at 8 pm for your 8×8 art purchases and donations!

The Arts Center (TAC) invites you to participate in this year’s Expressions of Community Art for the Heart 2023, the annual fall fundraiser celebrating arts engagement that contributes to community well-being.

*NEW Twist: In our fifth year the 8×8 Art Gallery is changing things up by inviting works as small as 6×6 inches and as large as 10×10 inches!

Artists are encouraged to submit original works for this exciting exhibit. Established, emerging, and youth artists will see their artwork promoted, hung in the Corrine Woodman Gallery, and shared online while showing their support for The Arts Center.

multicolored dachshund painting
a ceramic green and terracotta colored square vase with a lovely simple understated symbol in the center design

All sales are donated 100% in support of TAC.

All artwork will become available for purchase at a Preview Event for $75, September 28, 5:30-7 pm until the day before the Gala, October 6.

Any artwork available after the Preview period will be available for $40 at Art for the Heart on October 7.

  • Finished work may be 6 x 6, 8 x 8, or 10 x 10 inches in all directions, including the frame for 2D work and including supports for sculpture and other 3D formats.
  • A limited number of 8 x 8 inch wood panels or “cradleboards” are available from TAC for $5 and may serve as frames or part of the work. Use of cradleboards is optional. Assistance to purchase cradleboards is available. (Contact the ArtShop for availability.)
  • You may also create or purchase your own 8 x 8 inch art base.
  • All work must be original to the submitting artist.
  • All artwork must be display ready. Hanging pieces must include a wire or securely installed hanging mechanism installed by the artist prior to delivery. Sculptures must have supports or stands included, if needed. These will only be returned if work is not purchased.
  • All themes, styles, and media are encouraged. Square 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 10 x 10 inches or close to these dimensions is the preferred size. 
  • Diptychs and triptychs welcomed. Artists may donate up to 3 pieces.
  • Artists may include contact information and/or a website address as a form of promotion.

Drop Off Info

Drop off artwork to the Art Shop located in The Arts Center during hours of operation beginning June 1 until September 6, 2023 or until 150 pieces are collected. Please print, complete and attach the 8×8 Gallery Donation Form to pieces to be submitted prior to drop off.

Any unsold work may be picked up at the Art Shop on 10/15/22 through 10/22/22. Any art not collected during this time will be donated to TAC and sold through the Art Shop with 100% of proceeds donated to TAC.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Long

Interested in sponsoring Art for the Heart 2023? FMI: Expressions of Community 2023 Art for the Heart Gala

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