Our Walls Stay Fresh. 

With gallery lighting and pristine walls, each building in the Sawyer Yards complex hosts on average 6 exhibitions a year. Our exhibitions aim to showcase the work of our occupants along with local, regional, and national organizations and institutions. We welcome visual art in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, participatory, video and new media.

Our exhibitions aim to showcase the work of our occupants along with local, regional, and national artists, organizations, and institutions. We welcome visual art in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, video, and new media.

Sawyer Yards has three gallery spaces approximately 2000 SQFT. that are programmed out on a rotating basis. Each gallery hosts four exhibitions per year. 


Project Description:
 

  • Sawyer Yards is accepting exhibition proposals on an ongoing basis. We invite artists and curators to propose exhibition ideas for our gallery spaces.
  • The gallery spaces (3) are approximately 2000 SQFT.
  • Proposals are invited from individual artists, curators, teams, or groups. 
  • The Sawyer Yards Exhibition Program's goal in selecting proposals includes presenting a cross-section of media, content, and diversity over the year while showcasing quality art. 
  • Sawyer Yards Exhibitions reserve the right to refuse the exhibition of work that does not accurately reflect the original proposal. 
  • Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or loss or artwork while on view. 
  • Artists are encouraged to insure their work while on view at Sawyer Yards.
  • Publicity will be provided through the Sawyer Yards Exhibition Program. 
  • Open flames and animals are not allowed. Soundtracks and audio must be able to be set on timers to be silenced during theater performances. 

 Evaluation Criteria:

  • Artistic quality: Artists of the highest artistic caliber, as demonstrated by examples of past work.
  • Responsiveness: Letter of intent, proposal images, and final work successfully portray the overall goals of the project as well as engaging and inspiring the community.
  • Project management ability: Applicant(s) demonstrate that the Artist has the necessary capability to accomplish the project, and to create and deliver the work on schedule

 Application Requirements:

  1. Resume, no more than three pages.
  2. Letter of Intent, to include contact information, and a description of how the Artist intends to meet the criteria listed above (1,500 words maximum).
  3. Work Examples: Up to ten (10) samples of previous work. Only JPEGs up to 5 MB in size will be accepted. 
  4. Image List for all Work Examples, to include Artist name(s), title, date completed (as applicable), dimensions, and material/medium.

Timeline:

Once your proposal has been reviewed you will receive notification from Sawyer Yards. Upon selection, the gallery and timeline will be determined for the upcoming year. Applicants whose work does not fit the criteria will be notified in a timely manner. 

Please contact Grace Zuñiga with any questions: creativedirector@sawyeryards.com

SPRING STREET STUDIO - INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION


TITLE:  “Art Celebrates the Story”


EXHIBITION DATES:

Electronic Submissions due by:  2/25/22

Deliver Work on: 3/4/22

Exhibition on View:  March 12, 2022 - May 14, 2022

Reception Date:  Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 6:00-8:00 PM


OTHER INFO:

Open to:  All Sawyer Yards Residents (along with invited former Spring Street artists)

Submission Fee:  $20

# of Entries:  3 per artist

When Submitting, place your work on the brown paper following information posted on the wall for correct placement of each piece (Contact Cheri Randolph, 832.563.9902 if you are unable to locate the placement for your work.)


DESCRIPTION:

February, 2015 was the beginning of Spring Street’s exhibition program with, “Skin in the Game” curated by Angel Quesada.  Many of you have either been participants in our exhibitions or supportive of our efforts.  We are now inviting you to join us in “celebration” of our 20th exhibition, “Art Celebrates the Story”.

As artists we realize that every time we place marks on paper, we are telling a story of the world as we see it through our own eyes.  Whatever tools we use, our work tells a unique story about ourselves in a way that engages the audience.  Each work of art and the arrangement of the exhibition itself, has the ability to connect and communicate with people.  It forms a unique relationship between the artwork and the viewer.  For this exhibit, let your work speak to your personal viewpoint.


BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS:

Exposure of your work to Spring Street visitors

Opportunity to Invite clients to the Reception (Saturday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 PM)

All participant names will be published in the Exhibition Brochure


Exhibition Submission Guidelines

Works must:

  • have 2 paper tags attached giving tag info: Artist, Title, Medium, Size (H”xW”), Price, Building & Studio #, Contact info
  • be wired for hanging (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • use D rings
  • or wooden cleats
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips. Painting stretchers will NOT be hung on nails on drywall walls.
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed.
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media.)
  • Painting stretchers must lie flat against the wall
  • Small 3D works must provide a pedestal
  • Unframed works will be considered, but artist must be available to install
  • Artist must be available to hang their own heavy works (over 30 lbs). Most walls are drywall only.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have edges appropriate to the image or process
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners)
  • Artworks must be clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork
  • Please specify if an electrical outlet is needed before installation!
  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition


We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent
  • specific locations for specific works
  • multiple works by the same artist are hung together



A Summer Street Studios Tenant Exhibition
On View: Semi Permanent

The exhibition features a variety of artwork from artists at Sabine Street Studios.

Fee:  $0

NOTE: This is not a juried exhibit.  Please complete this submission form for artwork you have hung or plan to hang in the hallway.  Every attempt will be made to include artwork by each participating Summer Street Studios artist.  Labels will be printed from this form. 

Artists must work together and with building exhibition coordinator, David Hardaker, to curate the work in a cohesive manner and hang work correctly at 60" center.  Please ask if you need a hand.

Artwork may be removed from the hallway exhibition by the artist at any time as long as it is replaced with a similar sized piece.  Email Leslie programs@sawyeryards.com for a new label.

Exhibition Guidelines:
Works must:

  • be wired for hanging (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • use D rings
  • or wooden cleats
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips. Painting stretchers will NOT be hung on nails on drywall walls.
  • No Anchors
  • All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed.
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media.)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Unframed works will be considered, but the artist must be available to install
  • Artist must be available to hang their own heavy works (over 30 lbs) or provide special installation instructions and hardware. Most walls are drywall only.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have edges appropriate to the image or process
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners)
  • Artworks must be clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork
  • Please specify if an electrical outlet is needed before installation!
  • Works sold may be removed IF replaced with an artwork similar in scale and no holes are added to the walls within 48 hours and the exhibitions coordinator is informed. A new tag with the correct information must be placed on the wall alongside new piece of work. 
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way.
  • Please provide scrap cardboard/plastic to set delivered work upon.
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities.

 Installation Guideline Additions / Exemptions:

  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works.

Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or theft, however, we will follow professional standards when installing and handling artworks. In addition, we guarantee:

  • All works will be hung with weight specific hooks
  • Artworks not meeting the guidelines will not be included in exhibits to avoid damage to other artists’ work
  • If your artwork is difficult to hang/site, too delicate to handle, you will be contacted for assistance.
  • Artists will be contacted to pick up their work if it does not meet the specific guidelines. If it is an easy fix, the Exhibition Coordinator might give you time to do the fix. It is best to look over the guidelines before dropping off work.

 We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent
  • specific locations for specific works
  • multiple works by the same artist are hung together


Moving Forward | Artwork by Sabine Street Artists
On View: February 12th - April 9th, 2022

The exhibition features artists at Sabine Street Studios and explores the variety of mediums within the building. We would like to hang artwork thought the building in corridors that usually do not have artwork therefore, each artist maybe hang up to 8 pieces, if they so choose.

Fee:  $10 for up to 8 works
Entry fees are collected to pay for a reception and marketing. Any overage funds are earmarked for future building exhibition needs.

Entry Form Deadline:  Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM
NOTE: This is not a juried exhibit; every attempt will be made to accept all pieces submitted. Artists may submit up to ten pieces of artwork each. Works will hang in the South Gallery and throughout the corridors.

Artwork Drop Off:  January 29 - February 2,  2022 at 4pm
All artwork must include appropriate hanging hardware for your piece(s) and have an identification label secured to the back of each piece.  Artwork labels should include artists name, contact information, and piece title. If artwork is not dropped off by the deadline it will not be included in the exhibit. Artwork will be curated in the gallery Thursday, February 3rd. Please refer to hanging specifications for proper hardware and finishing of submitted artwork.  

Install Artwork: Friday, February 4 - Tuesday, February 8th
The artwork will be curated in the gallery and corridors and ready for you to hang yourself beginning Friday, February 4th. Lables will be left for you to hang with your artwork at this time. All artwork must be hung by Tuesday, February 8th at 5 PM.  Building exhibition coordinator, Justin Earl Grant, is available to help anyone who would like assistance hanging work.  Please see and follow hanging instructions here:
Hanging Instructions

Deinstall Artwork:  April 10th - 11th

Exhibition Guidelines:
Works must:

  • be wired for hanging (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • use D rings
  • or wooden cleats
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips. Painting stretchers will NOT be hung on nails on drywall walls.
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed.
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media.)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Unframed works will be considered, but artist must be available to install
  • Artist must be available to hang their own heavy works (over 30 lbs) or provide special installation instructions and hardware. Most walls are drywall only.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have edges appropriate to the image or process
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners)
  • Artworks must be clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork
  • Please specify if an electrical outlet is needed before installation!
  • Works sold may be removed IF replaced with an artwork similar in scale and no holes are added to the walls within 48 hours and the exhibitions coordinator is informed. A new tag with the correct information must be placed on the wall alongside new piece of work. 
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way.
  • Please provide scrap cardboard/plastic to set delivered work upon.
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities.

Installation Guideline Additions / Exemptions:

  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works.

Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or theft, however, we will follow professional standards when installing and handling artworks. In addition, we guarantee:

  • All works will be hung with weight specific hooks
  • Artworks not meeting the guidelines will not be included in exhibits to avoid damage to other artists’ work
  • If your artwork is difficult to hang/site, too delicate to handle, you will be contacted for assistance.
  • Artists will be contacted to pick up their work if it does not meet the specific guidelines. If it is an easy fix, the Exhibition Coordinator might give you time to do the fix. It is best to look over the guidelines before dropping off work.

 We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent
  • specific locations for specific works
  • multiple works by the same artist are hung together


On View: February 12 - April 9, 2022


Theme:   Love Story -   With each submission please include a short, one paragraph, thought about how love / passion defines your work.  This may be specific to each piece or to your work in general. These short paragraphs will be included on the artwork labels for viewers to read and enjoy.


Details:   This exhibition is open to all Silos tenants. Works will be on view in the corridors of the building except in Gallery 100 and Gallery 200.

Submission Guidelines:  Each artist may submit up to (5) five works.  Each artist is guaranteed at least (1) one artwork but no more than (3) three will be selected.   Work not included will be returned to the artist.

Please indicate which ONE piece you would like displayed nearest to your studio.  If you do not want your work hung outside of your hallway submit only one piece.  


Gallery Submissions: Gallery spaces can submit the maximum number of pieces per entry per each person on the lease. For example, if there are two leaseholders and the submission calls for five pieces,  the gallery will be able to submit a total of 10.  It is up to the gallery to decide which pieces are submitted for the exhibition. 


Installation: This exhibition will be hung by the exhibitions committee. (1) One piece will be hung directly outside or as close as possible to the artist's studio. Any others included will be placed to create interest and flow for the exhibition. 

*We need volunteers for the exhibition committee if you are interested in helping with this exhibition please check the box below.


*NO SUBMISSIONS PAST THE DEADLINE OR OUTSIDE OF SUBMITTABLE WILL BE ACCEPTED

Submission Fee: $0

Proposed Schedule:

  • Sunday, February 6th at 11:59 PM | Submissions due through Submittable by 11:59 PM
  • Monday, February 7th | Selected work brought to the hallways of the Silos ready to hang by 5pm
  • Tuesday, February 8th | Artwork placed throughout the building
  • Wednesday, February 9th - Friday, February 11th  | Installation  
  • February 12 - April 9, 2022 | Exhibition on View
  • TBD | Take Down Artwork

 
Exhibition Guidelines:
Works must:

  • WORKS MUST BE WIRED CORRECTLY FOR HANGING OR THEY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED  (wire MUST be firmly attached to the back of the piece)
  • NO sawtooth hangers or built-in cardboard clips 
  • No Anchor Bolts
  • All paintings must be dry (NO wet submissions in any media)
  • Painting stretchers must lay flat against the wall
  • Large or unframed paper works will be considered at the discretion of the exhibition committee, the artist must be available to install
  • Artist must be available to hang their own heavy works (over 30 lbs) or provide special installation instructions and hardware. Most walls are drywall only.
  • Works on canvas must be framed or have finished edges appropriate to the image or process
  • Frames must be in good condition (no scratches or loose corners)
  • Artworks must be clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork
  • Please specify if an electrical outlet is needed before installation
  • Headphones or a timer must be installed with all sound works
  • Sold works may be removed from the exhibition ONLY if replaced within 48 hours with an artwork similar in scale and no holes are added to the walls.   Email the exhibitions coordinator with an image of the new work and tag information : Rob Gladstone, robert_c_gladstone@yahoo.com 
  • All sales are handled directly by the artist. Management will not handle sales in any way
  • Packing materials will not be returned – We do not have storage capabilities

 
Sawyer Yards is not responsible for damage or theft, however, we will follow professional standards when installing and handling artworks. In addition, we guarantee:

  • All works will be hung with weight specific hooks
  • Artworks not meeting the guidelines will not be included in exhibits to avoid damage to other artists’ work
  • If your artwork is difficult to hang or too delicate to handle, you will be contacted for assistance.
  • Artists will be contacted to pick up their work if it does not meet the specific guidelines.

We cannot guarantee:

  • that every work will receive its’ own lighting source since all fixtures are permanent
  • specific locations for specific works
  • multiple works by the same artist are hung together or near an artists' studio