An Eye not Told what to See, Sees More…

Opening Reception

Sep 29 2023

6:00 pm

An Eye not Told what to See, Sees More…

Sep 29 2023 - Oct 10 2023

Call for Entries : APPLY

Group Exhibition
September 29 – October 10, 2023

Opening Reception
September 29, 2023, 6 – 9 p.m.

First Friday
October 6, 2023, 6 -9 p.m.

Bitfactory Gallery is pleased to announce a national call for entries for the An Eye not Told what to See, Sees More… exhibition to be held September 29 – October 12, 2023.

A quote from Prof. Jake Berthot “…an eye not told what to see, see more…” while viewing art in the juror’s studio has given birth to this call for entries. Show us what this quote means to you. We are really looking for how the artist interprets the phrase, idea, concept of “An eye not told what to see, sees more”. Whether you interpret it through your work. Literally or figuratively. The statement about your work. If it refers to classical art training or not. How a viewer or what a viewer sees in your work, etc. The interpretation is completely up to you, the artist.

Schedule for 2023
September 15, 2023 – Deadline for entries (entries must be received by midnight)
September 18, 2023 – Artist Notification
September 25, 2023 – Deadline for receipt of all shipped artwork
September 26, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Accepted artwork delivered in-person to Bitfactory Gallery
Friday, September 29, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Exhibition Opening Reception
September 29, 2023 – October 12, 2023 – Exhibition dates
​October 13, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Artists pick up work at Bitfactory Gallery
October 16, 2023– October 23, 2023– Artwork shipped back to artists

About the Juror:

The juror for the exhibition is Dan Drossman. Dan Drossman grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, received his BA from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and holds an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York. He is represented by Ruler Art in New York City and his works have been exhibited at David Zwirner Gallery, The OpenAir Museum in Sardinia, Italy, and several solo and group exhibitions throughout New York, North Carolina, and Colorado. Along with making and exhibiting his own work, Drossman is the former founder and director of The Waiting Room Gallery in Denver, and currently the founder and event organizer of “Visible Planets: Renowned Rappers and Their Visual Art, Two Days of Art and Hip-Hop,” which will be held on August 4th and 5th, 2023.

For more information, visit @visibleplanets2023 on Instagram, or read: https://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2023/07/visible-planets-renowned-rappers-and-their-visual-art-art-show-and-concert/307419/

Drossman works out of a space in Bitfactory Studios on Santa Fe Drive and can be found online at www.dandrossmanart.com and on Instagram @dandrossmanart.

Artists may submit three pieces for consideration with an additional charge for additional pieces.

Submission Criteria

  • Entries will only be accepted through the CaFE online system.
  • Artwork must be of original design and personal execution, completed within the last three years and not previously shown at Bitfactory Gallery.
  • Artists may submit up to three individual pieces of work with a maximum of 3 images in total. This may be any two-dimensional work.
  • Additional images of artwork may be submitted for $5.00 an image.
  • The maximum size for two-dimensional work is 48 X 48 inches (including frame).
  • Entries must be original art in any form of two-dimensional media, including photography, painting, collage, fiber/textile, mixed media, wood, glass, and printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition will be accepted. No open-ended or poster prints. Giclée prints are not permitted.
  • The entry fee is $35.00 for up to 3 artworks and $5.00 for each additional image. All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Works submitted must be ready for installation upon arrival at Bitfactory Gallery. All artwork must be wired and ready to hang. NO sawtooth, D-loop, hook type hangers, etc.
  • Any wall hanging Artwork must weigh less than 35 pounds.
  • Unframed artwork edges must be finished. No staples. Canvas or cradled substrates may be no less than 1 3/8″ deep.
  • Any works submitted or delivered that are not deemed ready for installation will not be hung.
  • Artists are responsible for any and all insurance covering their artwork while on display in the gallery.

Work must be available for sale. Bitfactory Gallery will retain a 30% commission of all sales.

How to Apply

  • Entries will only be accepted through the CaFE online system.
  • The deadline for entries is September 15, 2023, at midnight.
  • The entry fee is $35 for up to 3 artworks. $5.00 for each additional submission. All fees are nonrefundable.
  • Artist statement (optional)

Bitfactory Gallery reserves the right to images of artwork in the exhibition for promotional and sales use.

Delivery of Work:

  • Artwork may be shipped to the following address:

                     Bitfactory Gallery c/o Bill Thomason
4750 W Princeton Ave
Denver, CO 80236-3200

  • Shipped artwork must arrive at the above address on or before September 25, 2023. Late artwork will not be hung. Please plan accordingly.
  • Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping charges and shipping insurance. Do not require a signature for delivery.
  • All shipments must include a prepaid return-shipping label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping. NO packing peanuts will be accepted.
  • Artwork can be shipped to an agent of your choice who will then hand-deliver the artwork to Bitfactory Gallery. Any fees will be handled between the artist and agent.
  • Hand delivery of artwork to Bitfactory Gallery will occur on September 26, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. No late deliveries will be accepted.
  • Artists are responsible for any and all insurance covering their artwork while on display in the gallery.

Pick-up of Work:

  • All unsold artwork can be picked up from Bitfactory Gallery on October 13, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Any work left at Bitfactory gallery 5 days after the close of the exhibition will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee.
  • Any work left at Bitfactory Gallery for more than two weeks after the close of the exhibition will be considered abandoned and will be subject to sale or disposal without notification.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

Artworks must be original works by the submitting artist.

If you do have any questions about these guidelines, please contact us prior to submitting. We will do our best to promptly answer.

The entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE, so please be certain you are ready to enter before doing so.