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Flat File Program Open Call (Brooklyn, NY)

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York (Brooklyn, NY) presents an opportunity for artists to participate in the fifth year of our annual Flat File Program. The 2017-2018 program will run for one full year, from December 2017 through November 2018. The program will kick off with an event in our gallery in December 2017 comprised of works selected from the new season’s flat file.

Individual works from the Flat File Program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, on our website, through social media (Facebook/Instagram) as well as shared as part of our press releases with our mailing list; the Flat File will also be accessible to gallery visitors for browsing. Works included in the Flat File Program will be available for purchase throughout the year on our website. The Flat File will be on view during the heavily trafficked 2018 Bushwick Open Studios weekend, concurrently with our regularly scheduled exhibition.

Submission Details:

Open to professional working artists only. Currently enrolled student are not eligible to apply.
Artists who currently have work in our Flat File are not eligible to apply this year.
All work for consideration must be unframed and unmounted.
Dimensions should be no larger than 16 x 20 inches, with a maximum thickness of ¼ inch or less.
Submission fee is $20, non-refundable and for up to four jpegs.
Maximum retail price of each work submitted should be less than $1,000.
All submissions must be in by 11:59pm EDT on July 31, 2017 for consideration.
Selected Artists will be notified in early Fall of 2017.
Specific works submitted to the open call must be available for the Flat File. If an accepted work is not available for any reason it may not be switched with replacement.
Each image should be no larger than 1000 pixels at the largest dimension.
Files must be numbered and named following this naming convention: LastnameFirstname#.jpg for example ObamaBarack1.jpg.
Check the FAQ section on the website for answers to commonly asked questions.
Double-check your submission against the requirements before submitting. Submissions that do not meet the parameters will be automatically disqualified. If accepted artwork does not meet the parameters when received at TSA NY it will not be included in the flatfiles.

Q: Can foreign artists apply?
A: Yes, foreign artists are welcome to apply as long as they can ship their work to New York.

Q: Can I submit multiple images to document one artwork?
A: Yes, but a maximum of four JPGs may be submitted total.

Q: Can I switch out works in the TSA flatfile.
A: No, if included your work is committed to be in the flat file for the duration of the program.

Q: What is the consignment percentage breakdown between TSA NY and the artist?
A: The artist receives 70% of the sale price, TSA receives 30%.

Q: What if I found a buyer for my work while it’s in the Flat File?
A: For the duration of the year your work is in the Flat File TSA and the artist will split sales according to the consignment agreement

Q: Must the work be on paper?
A: No, but it must be no more than ¼“ thick.

Q: What if my artwork is comprised of multiple parts?
A: That is fine as long as the entire work is 16x20” or smaller.

Q: If accepted what should I do to prepare my work for presentation?
A: Nothing, please sent us only the work, do not frame or mount the work.

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