The Tropic of Color / Calls & Submissions

July 22, 2021

Organization Name: Vestige Concept Gallery

Organization Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $25


It’s Time. Vestige Concept Gallery Presents: The Tropic of Color. This exhibit seeks to showcase works of art from any style that feature idyllic scenes of “Paradise”: islands, beaches, coves, hidden bays, tropical sunsets, oceans, pleasures, treasures, and romantic getaways. Vaporwave, Chillwave, Retrowave.. Artwork could also be night scenes, seaside bars, clubs, dancing, and/or a summer storm on the horizon…

We are seeking artwork of any kind, from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

“The Tropic of Color” In-Person opening reception party will be held Saturday, August 7th, at 6 PM. Special live performance or DJ will accompany the event.


“Paradise” is open to any artists over age 18, within the United States and Canada.
Work should ideally have been created in the last three years, and must be the original artwork, ready to display.
The specific work must not have been previously displayed in a Vestige Concept Gallery exhibit.
Work must be for sale. (No “NFS” or deliberate overpricing)
No Giclees or reproductions of original works will be accepted unless the work itself is a Giclee. Please note this in the media tag, if applicable.


All entries and fees will be processed through
Applicants may submit up to six (6) entries. Two (2) entries are included in the $25 application.
An additional charge of $5 per entry is charged for any additional submissions.
Application deadline is July 22st, 2021
Artists will be notified of acceptance by July 24th, 2021
Shipped works of art must arrive no later than Wednesday, August 4th, 2021.


Artists accepted into the show must send an email confirmation upon acceptance, plus be willing to provide an artist pic, short bio, and web/social links (if applicable). These items are necessary for the Online version of the show and other promotion. By submitting this information, you provide Vestige Concept Gallery all rights to post the work on their gallery website and within a paper brochure for the event.
Accepted artwork must be the actual artwork as seen in the submitted images. No substitutions. Vestige Concept Gallery reserves the right to pull any artwork that differs from the images in the accepted submission. Any Giclees will automatically be pulled from the show unless it was initially stated that the work itself is a Giclee.
Accepted artwork listed for sale must be for the price listed in the submission. No last-minute price changes.
Vestige Concept Gallery will retain a 25% commission for any artwork sold–please factor this into your pricing.
Artists are responsible for shipping & optional shipping insurance to and from Vestige Concept Gallery. A prepaid return shipping label must be included. Fedex or UPS only. No cash or checks.
Shipped work must be sent in reusable, sturdy boxes and marked with your name. No loose peanuts. Artwork framed with glass is the responsibility of the artist and is not recommended. Artwork with glass that arrives in broken condition may be pulled from the event if artist is unable to remedy the issue.
Late or damaged work will not be exhibited.
Art damaged in transit is solely the responsibility of the artist and shipper. Artwork may also be hand-delivered, if applicable.
Wall pieces MUST be securely wired, framed, and properly prepared for display. Painted edges and/or a clean edge gallery wrap (i.e. the gallery edges were masked off prior to painting), are acceptable. Sawtooths are ok for photography only, that weighs less than 5 pounds
2D Work must not exceed 30lbs, including frame. 3D work or audio/video must be available to discuss the display with gallery member, if selected, and you will be placed into “waitlist” status and be contacted by the gallery. 3D artists may wish to inquire with the gallery first before submitting.


JULY 22 Application deadline.
On or before JULY 23 Acceptance notification
AUGUST 4 Deadline for shipped or dropped-off work
AUGUST 7 Opening Reception
AUGUST — normal business hours
AUGUST 29 Show closes
AUGUST 30 Unsold artwork is packaged and shipped back

Any questions please reach out to:
All applications must be received through

Thank you for applying!

Opportunity Website

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