We are starting to make plans for our BIG annual SUMMER ART PARTY
#3DMISSISSIPPI SCULPTURE EXHIBITION on June 24th
This year’s exhibition theme is titled
What and why Dirt Cheap?
Some of you are already familiar with the big salvage box stores, Dirt Cheap and Treasure Hunt, that wholesale close out items and all sorts of salvage materials. We are looking to add an element of unpredictability and chance, unique creativity to this annual sculpture group exhibition by asking the artist to use materials they find in these fringe chain stores.
Dirt Cheap and Treasure Hunt are FULL of unpredictable objects,
multiples of random items and many useful (and useless) supplies that could be utilized in creating a fabulous sculpture. The stores are a mix of super organized to overwhelmingly disorganized…..which makes the hunting fun.
WHAT are we looking for?
Pretty much anything that you want to create with the rules of using at least 75% of the sculpture from materials you find at Dirt Cheap or Treasure Hunt, leaving 25% of the sculpture for your materials to make it all work…..example, hardware materials, paint, etc.
Think of this the sculpture the same way you would approach making a piece for a gallery show. The name Dirt Cheap certainly doesn’t mean you make it cheap. Your voice and identity are important, the scale, permanence and construction are your choice.
Think of going inside a box (full of random stuff) to think outside of the box?
If this sounds interesting to you,
please click the submission form below.
#3D MISSISSIPPI- DIRT CHEAP EXHIBITION Information for the ARTIST-
ALL submissions are due: JUNE 5th
with your information and photo of your completed work. Since we are asking you to make a sculpture for the show, we are hoping to include all submissions, making it a large group of artists/artwork. If we have questions or concerns about your piece then we will contact you directly to discuss it.
ARTWORK Submission Categories:
1. GALLERY SCULPTURES CATEGORY
2. LIVE AUCTION CATEGORY will be juried for “BEST SELECTIONS”
3. EXTERIOR/ OUTDOOR LARGER SCALE SCULPTURES CATEGORY
4. TOY-SCULPTURES by Adult & Kid Collaboration Teams
5. REAL DIRT CHEAP FASHION CATEGORY
6. “BARGAIN BIN" (for small, wacky, up cycled, great deal sculptures under $500)
*To Submit your sculpture (or multiple sculptures) please click the submission form below. If you would like to participate in multiple categories we would like you to submit your information to each category one at a time …..even if it’s redundant.
It will help us keep the artwork organized in the proper categories. As for the size of your work, we are pretty much open to wall, hanging, pedestal, free standing....but please consider that we will have a large group of artists.
Please feel free to call us if you would like to discuss something special. The gallery commission is 35%/65% artist.
Delivery Dates: JUNE 10th-16th, 11-4.
We will send out an email with more information about scheduling, gallery opening details after May 31st.
Opening Night : June 24th, 4-8PM
Exhibition Dates: June 24- July 29th
Please contact Erica Larkin Gaudet if you have any questions.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE STORE DIRT CHEAP!
“Dirt Cheap is an extreme value retailer giving major brand customer returns and excess inventory a second chance. This helps employ thousands of people, keeping millions of items out of the landfill, and allows us to offer great value to our customers. Our mission is to improve lives and communities in a sustainable way.
First opening its doors in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Dirt Cheap has since grown into a local favorite throughout the southeast. Over the past 30 years, our business has expanded to over 100 stores, growing to be the largest buyer of insurance claims in the United States, while also adding manufacturer and retailer buybacks, closeouts, bankruptcies, overstocks, liquidations, customer returns, and out of season goods.
ARTWORK SUBMISSION FORM