Community Holiday Show

Spark the Gift of Making

Hygienic’s annual holiday show, “Art=Gift” is back with a new spin! Presented by Spark Makerspace, this year’s show features handcrafted, affordable art by local and regional makers! Showcasing special pieces with gift-giving in mind, all works are priced to be especially affordable for the holiday season. Spark the Gift of Making!

Opening reception will be Saturday, November 25th from 7pm – 10pm. The exhibit runs until Saturday, December 30th

Submission info
Artwork Drop-off: Nov 19th
General Public Fee: $10pp (Spark Members can submit for free!)
Other info: We prefer items are priced under $100 each (affordable gift-giving in mind) and in multiples (minimum series of 5)

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Submission Form

Juried Exhibitions

The f-Stops Here

Hygienic is going through its next stage of development and we’re inspired by this change. We want to see how you can capture the essence of change or metamorphosis. This year the f-Stops Here is only accepting submissions for work that fits within this theme. Through your lens, we want to see what kinds of metamorphosis is happening in your life or the world around you.

Metamorphosis is described as
1). a complete change of physical form or substance
2). a complete change of character, appearance, etc;
3). a person or thing that has undergone metamorphosis.

All photographers from the region are invited to submit up to three works in color or black & white, within the theme of “metamorphosis, for consideration in this year’s juried photography exhibition at the Hygienic Galleries. Offered only once per year, this will be the sixth iteration of The f-Stops Here. Opening Reception will be Friday, October 27th, 7pm – 10pm in the Main Gallery.

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Hygienic Exhibitions

Submissions for 2018 exhibits are now open.
The curatorial committee will review all submissions after the August deadline.

To be considered you will need:

  • Artist statement
  • Artist resume, which will include show history
  • Show concept
  • Portfolio of representative works (jpeg.s Digital Submissions please) 4-10 representative images
  • Contact information

Artists are encouraged to work in groups to develop show concepts. Show concepts include artwork, participating artists and show name. When applying with a group show please include information representing each artist: resume, statement and representative works. Solo art shows will be considered, but for a better chance to being accepting please consider forming a group conceptual show.

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