Gems and Geology Holiday Gift Show / Calls & Submissions

September 11, 2020

Organization Name: Confluence Gallery and Art Center

Organization Location: Twisp, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


A Call To Artists
Gems and Geology Holiday Gift Show

Hello Artists,

We invite you to contribute to our exhibit “Gems and Geology” at the Confluence Gallery in Twisp,
WA. The show will open on Nov 28th and will run thru January 9th, 2021.
Our Earth is full of a myriad of hidden treasures just beneath our feet. Throughout the millennia, very
slow but constant changes in the earth’s crust and mantle produce the world’s most precious natural
works of art in macro (mountainous and rock formations in our landscape) as well as micro
(gemstones). While human intervention is often needed to bring out some of that intrinsic beauty, there
still remains the mystery and wonder in each and every stone.

This exhibit seeks to mesmerize, capture the imagination, and inform about the geological, gem,
mineral, fossil, and jewelry world. We invite artists to capture the magic of underground gem wonders
as well as the majesty of the above ground rocky landscape. We hope to exhibit both 2D works
representing rocky formations as well as 3D works of custom cut faceted gemstones, cabochons, and
jewelry featuring precious and semi-precious gemstones. We would like to offer the opportunity for
jewelers in the exhibit to create custom jewelry items from loose gemstones purchased by clients at the
exhibit. Please contact us if you are interested in participating in this feature and we will provide the

Number of pieces to submit: max up to 10 unique pcs per artist.
Here are the rules- Each piece must be:
 Your own original work (except mineral specimens).
 Available for sale.
 Retail under $500 per piece.
 Created in the last 3 years (except mineral specimens).
 Never previously been shown in the Methow Valley area.
 Any Size (but remember, under $500)
 Mediums: 3D – Any jewelry medium but must include stone(s) & 2D – Any Medium,
 2D works must be ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (works
without hanging hardware will not be hung)

Please note the curator(s) have the right to refuse work , even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it
does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, or available space of the show. We are looking for
high quality execution and thoughtful content that contribute to the vision of the show as stated above.

 Intent to Submit and digital samples of work or website by Sept 11 (email to
 Image Jpegs of accepted work by Oct 24 (email to 300 dpi jpg
format for online promotional materials.
 Completed works, Inventory Form, Confluence Gallery Contract, Artist Statement, and
Bio by Nov 21 (email to (pdf prefered)
 Show Opens November 28 (new COVID safety protocol: NO opening gala event)
 Show Closes January 9, 2021. Work will be available for pick up after 3pm by appointment.

The Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit gallery. All shipping costs to and from the
gallery of unsold works is each artist’s responsibility. See Confluence Gallery Shipping Procedures
form for details.

Please email or call the Confluence Gallery & Art Center
(509) 997-2787 if you have any questions about the show or the requirements. We are looking forward
to hearing from you.

Joanne Marracci & Sarah Jo Lightner
Exhibit Coordinators

Opportunity Website

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