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How to Exhibit

HOW TO EXHIBIT

Carré d'artistes actively seeks the work of artists who want to exhibit in our galleries. All 2-D styles are accepted and sought after, all techniques and mediums considered (abstract, figurative, pop, illustration, landscapes, street art, collage, photography, etc). This permanent dynamic simultaneously ensures true artistic diversity and the promotion of artists from around the globe.

Each Carré d'artistes gallery exhibits between 12 to 25 artists at any one time. Each artist is invited to display 40 pieces in a dedicated space (10 pieces for each size category: 13 x 13 cm; 19 x 19 cm; 25 x 25 cm; and 36 x 36 cm).

Successful applicants exhibit their works in the various towns and cities of our Carré d’artistes galleries in France and abroad: Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Lyon L´EXPO, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, Lisbon, The Hague, Milano, Utrecht, Istanbul, Seoul, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Sedona, New York, and Philadelphia. The minimum temporary exhibition time is four months per gallery. At the end of each exhibition, the artworks are transferred by Carré d’artistes to another gallery.

WHY EXHIBIT WITH CARRÉ D'ARTISTES?

An exhibition with Carré d’artistes allows you to:

  • Promote your work internationally in every capital of contemporary art.
  • Focus your full efforts on creation. Carré d’artistes takes care of the logistics (mounting of art works, hanging, exhibition follow-up), and ensures you are promoted.
  • Make a better living from your art thanks to high sales volumes and regular payment for your works (invoices made out every two months).
  • Maintain your freedom to exhibit at shows and in traditional galleries simultaneously, provided that the prices displayed are in-line with the pricing practices of Carré d'artistes.

HOW DO I EXHIBIT WITH CARRÉ D'ARTISTES?

Step 1: Apply by email

Send the following to infoartistes@carredartistes.com:

  • 10 photos representing your work
  • A description of your artistic pathway and approach
  • A link to your website (if you have one)

Note: Carré d'artistes only exhibits unique and original works. We do not accept digital works without their accompanying physical version.

 

Step 2: Monthly Selection Panel

If you are short-listed, Carré d'artistes will send you an application form to fill out and sent back to us with 4 pieces of original artwork.

SPONSORING AN ARTIST

Carré d´artistes is always looking for new talent from anywhere in the world. All forms of expression are considered. Carré d'artistes artists are invited to participate in this prospection by sending the work of foreign artists interested in collaborating to the artistic department (infoartistes@carredartistes.com). They will then be sent a sponsorship form and an application pack.

If the artist is chosen, their sponsor will receive a prize of €150 by way of thanks for playing their part in Carré d'artistes’s development.

Artists from the United States, Russia, the Netherlands, S. Korea, China, and the Persian Gulf are especially encouraged to apply.

FAQs FOR ARTISTS

HOW TO EXHIBIT IN CARRÉ D'ARTISTES GALLERIES
Go to the "How to exhibit" section (above) to find out more

HOW TO EXHIBIT ON THE FRENCH WEBSITE, WWW.CARREDARTISTES.COM
The Carré d’artistes website is for artists exhibiting their works in Carré d’artistes galleries. A selection of 100 artists from the 600 artists exhibited is shown on this website. Every month, two artists are replaced by new ones so that new artists can promote their work on the site.

CAN AN ARTIST EXHIBIT IN ALL CARRÉ D’ARTISTES GALLERIES?
In order to respect the creative process and allow the necessary time for inspiration, an artist only exhibits in one gallery at a time. At the end of an exhibition in one gallery, the artist’s works are transferred by Carré d’artistes to another gallery.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO EXHIBIT IN OTHER GALLERIES?
Yes, it is possible to exhibit in other galleries. Carré d’artistes encourages artists to promote and exhibit their work provided that the prices are consistent with the Carré d'artistes prices. However, exhibitions in galleries like Carré d’artistes must be approved by Carré d’artistes.

IS CARRÉ D’ARTISTES® ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT IN OUR GALLERIES?
Carré d’artistes is constantly on the look-out for new talented artists. Our aim is to exhibit artists from all over the world and support creative endeavor worldwide. In order to support foreign and multi-cultural artists in exhibition spaces, a system of recommendation has been set up for artists.

IS A SIRET REGISTRATION NUMBER REQUIRED? (IN FRANCE)
Yes, a SIRET number is compulsory for artists resident in France. You can apply for one at your local tax office. Foreign artists do not have to submit any specific paperwork when they are registered in their own country.

WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT THE TAX RULES APPLICABLE TO SELF-EMPLOYED ARTISTS? (IN FRANCE) The legal and tax requirements guide for artists and artistic businesses may provide the information you need (written by Véronique Chambaud, published by Dunod) or the CNAP website. You need to officially apply for the status of independent artist with the relevant authorities. You can get a great deal of information on the www.lamaisondesartistes.com and www.agessa.org websites.

DO THE ARTWORKS NEED TO BE ON A STRETCHED CANVAS FRAME?
No, all works exhibited (sizes: 13x13cm, 19x19cm, 25x25cm, 36x36cm) are mounted on a mat by Carré d’artistes®.

WHAT KIND OF CANVAS SHOULD BE USED?
Any kind of good quality canvas can be used: cut canvas, canvas board, paper, board, wood, metal… For thicker works (more than 2mm thick), cuts must be done carefully and the edges must be painted.

WHAT EXACT SIZES ARE REQUIRED FOR CARRÉ D’ARTISTES® EXHIBITIONS?
For thin works (less than 2 mm):

Carré d’artistes mat in cm Works to be delivered in cm
Art work size 13x13 12x12 Between 13x13 et 14x14 max
Art work size  19x19 18x18 Between 19x19 et 20x20 max
Art work size  25x25 24x24 Between 25x25 et 26x26 max
Art work size  36x36 35x35 Between 36x36 et 37x37 max

For thick works (more than 2 mm thick), cuts must be done carefully and edges must be painted.

WHERE CAN I GET THE CARRÉ D’ARTISTES TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EXHIBITION?
If your contribution is pre-selected, Carré d'artistes sends you the terms and conditions on request.

DO YOU ORGANIZE OPENINGS?
Carré d’artistes galleries do not organize openings for each new artist exhibiting. New exhibitions are announced 2 weeks before the opening date, with one 36x36cm work being displayed in the gallery. Events such as dedications are organised several times a year in order to promote exhibitions and allow artists to meet their audience.

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