Dear Friend,

We are delighted to announce that ARTcetera is returning on October 27th, 2018 at the Castle at Park Plaza. Started over 25 years ago by a group of Boston area artists who came together in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, ARTcetera has since grown to be New England’s premiere art auction and an essential funding source for the AIDS Action Committee. This iconic event celebrates the power of art and the art community’s power to galvanize change and support our movement

towards #gettingtoZERO deaths, infections and stigmas against love.

To prompt awareness for ARTcetera 18’, we are launching the DISCOVER THE ART OF LOVE Poster Campaign. Inspired by the lineage of the AIDS movement, current affairs and the hopes for a more loving future, we are asking graphic designers, illustrators & creatives to create positive protest signs responding to the prompt :

LOVE IS __________.

There are a few ground rules to maintain continuity for the final display. Please review the following guidelines…

Respond to the prompt LOVE IS ______________.

• Create design using a square composition.

• Deliver the design in a high quality digital 300dpi file in CMYK compatible colors.

• Ready to print at the scale of at least 24”x 24”

• 2-5 colors.

• Include name or company name in the bottom right corner.

• Submit design by July 31st, 2018

As a contributing artist you will receive …

• One (1) complimentary ticket to attend ARTcetera (a $300 value)

• Option to purchase one (1) ticket artist ticket at cost ($100.00) to ARTcetera

• One (1) complimentary ticket to each ARTcetera Pop Up event

• Invitation to Artist’s Preview Party

• Listing in program book and on website.

The final series of DISCOVER THE ART OF LOVE posters will be displayed at ARTcetera 18’ in a grid paying homage to the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The posters will be auctioned to forward our essential fundraising efforts that enable our mission to continue saving lives and achieving our goals of maximizing healthier outcomes for those infected and at risk, eliminating new infections, and tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS.

ARTcetera will not exclusively own the copyright or license of the design. However by submitting files you are granting permission to the organization to reproduce digital prints including but not limited to, reproduction in an edition of no more than 18 prints and the right to compile poster series in to a small edition of books.

Please tag @ARTceteraBoston if you post to social media and help share the LOVE. Please let us know if you are interested and able to participate in our DISCOVER THE ART OF LOVE Poster Campaign. Feel free to contact the Art Acquisition Chair with questions. Olivia Ives-Flores at Hello@OhOliveCreative.com

In Creativity,

Carl Sciortino,

Executive Director of AIDS Action Committee

&

Olivia Ives-Flores,

Art Acquisition

Hello, friends!

ARTcetera, a biennial pop up art fair to benefit AIDS Action Committee, remains one of Boston’s best venues for art discovery. Seasoned art collectors, leading philanthropists, bright new art world stars, and community members discover fine art, connect to one another, and support the vital work of AIDS Action. By offering to donate your art in 2018, you keep AIDS Action Committee alive and vibrant.

Thank you for your interest in submitting your work to ARTcetera 2018: Discovery! This event could not exist without you.


GUIDELINES FOR ART DONATIONS

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

This submission form requires:

  • a headshot
  • a brief biography
  • an image of the artwork
  • dimensions of the artwork

Please note that the "Payment" section is for optional donations.


 DEADLINE:
The final deadline for receipt of all SUBMISSION MATERIALS is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Pieces are chosen by a jury comprised of art curators, collectors, and patrons. If the jury selects your piece for the auction, you will be notified by August 3, 2018.  


VALUE: 

The minimum value must be $500 and above; historically the range has been between $750 and $5,000.


DIMENSIONS:

While there is no minimum or maximum dimension for the art, please take into account that most buyers want to take their piece home with them that evening, so art should be transportable.


FRAMING:

All accepted artists are encouraged to deliver their work framed and must be wired and ready to hang. Artists may be eligible for free or discounted framing - for details, please refer to the Artist Benefits below. Special considerations may be made by contacting us at scaplan@fenwayhealth.org or 857-313-6375.


DROP-OFF:
Artists will receive instructions for drop off procedures once they are notified of acceptance. Consolidated pick-ups will be coordinated in New York City and Boston.

 

ART DONATIONS AND BENEFITS:

We hope that all artists will consider making a 100% full donation of the final selling price of art to AIDS Action Committee to help further our mission of maximizing healthier outcomes for those infected and at risk, eliminating new infections, and tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS. However, we do offer an option of a 25% payback of the final selling price to the artist (Artists donating at 75% or 50% who benefit from complimentary framing will have their payback calculated based on art's unframed value). 

Our EARLY BIRD option for a 50% split is now closed.

Donation Levels and Artist Benefits

100% donation of Art

  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to ARTcetera*
  • Invitation to Artist’s Preview Party
  • Listing in program book and online catalog
  • Eligibility for free framing services

75% donation of Art 

  • One (1) complimentary ticket to ARTcetera
  • Option to purchase one (1) ticket at a discounted cost ($100.00) to ARTcetera*
  • Invitation to Artist’s Preview Party
  • Listing in program book and online catalog
  • 25% payback of selling price
  • Eligibility for framing services at a discount of 30%

50% donation of Art submitted before 5/31

  • Option to purchase up to two (2) tickets at cost ($100.00 each) to attend ARTcetera*
  • Invitation to Artist’s Preview Party
  • Listing in program book and online catalog
  • 50% payback of selling price
  • Eligibility for framing services at a discount of 30%


Silent auction bidding begins at 1/2 of the declared value of the piece. 

* Tickets are dependent on capacity. Please reserve early to guarantee your spot!

 




 

 

ARTcetera