Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 16, 2012

Free Fall Friday – March – Heads Up Illustrators


“From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children”

June 28 – July 22, 2012

Deadline for submissions: May 10, 2012

440 Gallery is hosting “From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children.” This juried theme exhibition will feature children’s book illustrations, published or unpublished, and any work which focuses on children as an audience. The exhibition will run from Thursday, June 28th, through Sunday, July 22, 2012.

The juror for “From Mice to Monsters: Illustrations for Children” is Buket Erdogan. Buket has illustrated children’s books for Orchard Books, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins. Three of Buket’s “Mouse’s First” series were New York Times Best Sellers.

Eligibility: All artists who currently reside or work in the USA are eligible to apply. We are open to all media: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, prints, mixed and new media, as long as the content appeals to children.

Requirements: Work must be ready to hang. Sculpture must be provided with shelf and anchoring for secure wall mounting, wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos.

Fees: The entry fee of $30 will cover the submission of up to three (3) works of art. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be considered. The preferred payment is through PayPal on our website or by credit card at the gallery. Money orders should be made payable to “440 Gallery Ltd” and mailed to: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY11215. No personal checks.

Sales: All submissions must be available for sale. The gallery will take 20% of sales as a commission.

Submissions and Digital specifications: Deadline is May 10. Submit JPEG images by email to, making sure the full image will fit on a laptop screen, 72 dpi resolution and RGB color mode (no CMYK). Label each image with your name and a number corresponding to a title list in a separate document file, attached to the email with each entry listed: artist’s name, title, medium, size (HxWxD in inches) and price.

You may send a CD with the same specifications to: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215. U.S MAIL ONLY, NO FEDEX or UPS. DO NOT use a mailing method that requires a signature upon receipt.

Important Dates

MAY 10: SUBMISSION DEADLINE for all properly formatted materials

JUNE 5: Notification of acceptance

JUNE 23, Saturday: Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM

JUNE 24, Sunday: Drop off of accepted work, 12-6 PM

JUNE 28, Thursday: Opening Reception, 6-9 PM

JULY 22: Show closes

JULY 28, Saturday: Pick up of unsold work, 12 noon to 6 PM

Here is the First Page Prompt for March:

WRITERS:  Deadline to submit is March 25th. I will announce who our guest critiquer will be next Friday. Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “March 25th First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

ILLUSTRATORS: Here is your chance to show off a little. Since the old saying is that, ”March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” I am looking for an illustration that incorporates some type of weather in with the piece. This gives you a lot of leeway. Heck, just some wind in someone’s hair would fill the bill. I may post soem during the month, but will definitely post all on March 29th, so I need to receive your illustrations no later than March 27th. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and includes a blurb about you and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “March Illustration” in the subject box.

Talk tomorrow,


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