Art @ 967 Payne is hosting the 2019 Rejected! Exhibition

Art @ 967 Payne

We are extremely proud to have the 2019 Rejected! Exhibition hosted by Art @ 967 Payne, on St. Paul’s East Side. Having our show hosted there brings a lot of attention to artists in the area as well as highlights what St. Paul has to offer the arts community.

The show will hang for a little over three weeks giving multiple public viewing events:

  • September 20th – Rejected! Exhibition Public Opening
  • September 28th – Payne Avenue Harvest Festival Parade (informal public opening)
  • October 11 – 13th – St. Paul Art Crawl

Artists are encouraged to come to the second event on the 28th, if possible. The secondary opening will allow for a chance to connect with the public. The gallery will be holding an event, i.e. ice cream social, for the public that day.

Art @ 967 Payne is a collaborative studio and co-working space for

  • Artists
  • Creatives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Makers
  • Nonprofits in the Arts
  • Community Development

Their mission is to make tangible contributions to the cultural vibrancy and economic vitality of St. Paul’s East Side.

There’s more to come on this!

Burning Brothers is Back!

We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with  Burning Brothers Brewing! Burning Brothers Brewing will be providing some of their locally made craft beer for the Rejected! Exhibition!

Burning Brothers Brewing, in Saint Paul, is one of the regions only gluten-free breweries. They offer a full range of brews ranging from their signature “Pyro” to the soulfully crafted coffee ale, “Roasted”, which is my personal favorite.

If you’re looking for a new haunt, or a fun place new place for happy hour, check out their taproom located at: 1750 Thomas Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

Free Beer

In the taproom, near the restrooms, is a sort of a Pay It Forward board where people can provide a free beer to someone who matches their stated condition, i.e.: single mother, starving artist, animal lover, etc.  There will be three beers added to that board for Rejected! Exhibition participants.  The only requirement will be that you show the cashier your rejected photo.  The beer coupons are available now.

Stop in and grab a beer at Burning Brothers!  If you go in the latter half of the week, there are usually food trucks with gluten-free fare.  It’s all delicious!

We’ll see you in the taproom!

Photo by Rejected! Exhibition participant Heather Elizabeth Photography.

2019 Rejected! Exhibition

Congratulations on your rejection from the State Fair Fine Arts Competition!  You’re in fine company!  As the rejection notices are sent, we’re excitedly working on the next Rejected! Exhibition.  If you’ve been to any of our openings, you know it’s a great time!

As usual, some of our setup process is in flight.  Our host for last year is no longer doing shows, so we are in the final stages of selecting a site.

Here is the information we can share right now:

  • We’re hoping to provide the same number of openings as we have in years past
  • We’ll maintain a digital gallery of submitted images on the site
  • We are sponsored, again, by Burning Brothers Brewing.
  • We have an entry fee of $10 that gets put back into the show.

As we work out the final details we will send them out.

Rest assured, the show goes on, and it’s going to be awesome!

Registration is open!

 

…And by Burning Brothers Brewing

We have a new sponsor for the event: Burning Brothers Brewing! Burning Brothers Brewing will be providing some of their locally made craft beer for the Rejected! Exhibition!

Burning Brothers Brewing, in Saint Paul, is one of the regions only gluten-free breweries. They offer a full range of brews ranging from their signature “Pyro” to the soulfully crafted coffee ale, “Roasted”, which is my personal favorite.

If you’re looking for a new haunt, or a fun place new place for happy hour, check out their taproom located at: 1750 Thomas Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.

Free Beer

In the taproom, near the restrooms, is a sort of a Pay It Forward board where people can provide a free beer to someone who matches their stated condition, i.e.: single mother, starving artist, animal lover, etc.  There will be three beers added to that board for Rejected! Exhibition participants.  The only requirement will be that you show the cashier your rejected photo.  The beers coupons are available now.

Stop in and grab a beer at Burning Brothers!  If you go in the latter half of the week, there are usually food trucks with gluten-free fare.  It’s all delicious!

We’ll see you in the taproom!

Photo by Rejected! Exhibition participant Heather Elizabeth Photography.

Ch-Ch-Changes To The Rejected! Exhibition

The Rejected! Exhibition is moving to Praxis Photographic Arts Center!

The show must go on!  However, due to some unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had to change locations which will impact the event.

We’ll start with the changes, and the impact:

Just to be clear, the show will be over a single weekend during the LOLA Art Crawl.  This change brings with it some significant advantages – especially the foot traffic over the weekend.  We’ll also be able to put all the event fees directly into the event!  The event may be shorter, but it’s going to be awesome!

We’re really looking forward to working with the group at Praxis on this endeavor, and believe we’ll have as much of a good time as we did last year – if not more!

More information will be coming out about event times in a few days.

If you would like to withdraw your entry due to the change, please let us know and we’ll provide a full refund.

Rejected! Exhibition 2018 is Here!

Congratulations on getting rejected! It might be the best news you got today! As the state fair sends out rejection notifications, we’re gearing up for another show this September! If you were at last year’s opening party, you know it was a good time.

There are some changes for this year:

  • We have 60 openings – a third more than last year
  • We are going to be linking to the websites and social media accounts of each artist
  • We are investigating a digital gallery for the images that don’t get hung
  • We have an entry fee of $10.

A fee?  Yeah, unfortunately, things aren’t really free.  Jeff and I, our cohorts and volunteers foot the bill last year in time and money.  We focus heavily on the experience and strive to make it as good, if not better, than the state fair opening party.  Considering we market this event heavily, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck.  In comparison, the state fair sneak peek party is $40.

Here’s the pertinent information:

  • Opening Date: September 14th
  • Current Location: Minneapolis Photo Center
  • Closing Date: October 19th

The details above may potentially change.

Registration will open soon.

 

The Exhibition Opening is Tomorrow

Oofda! Months of work are about to pay off!

Tomorrow night is the big opening of the Rejected! Exhibition at the Mpls Photo Center!

The big, super-deluxe, opening!

Ok. Maybe it’s not just about the opening. Hmm…. Of course it’s about the opening!

Tomorrow night kicks-off five weeks of Rejected! viewing pleasure.

Strangely, I’m out of words. We’ll be posting photos of the event here and our (soon to exist) Facebook page.

See you tomorrow night!

The Entry Deadline is Looming

Greetings Artists!

The entry deadline is 11:59:59 PM August 12, which is a couple of days from now. Late entries will not be accepted.

Ok, now that the official statement has been made, let’s talk about the project. We’ve received roughly 35 entries over the last week. I’d say that’s pretty good! I know there’s more out there and we want to get as many as we can to give as many people as possible another chance to show their work. The team has been working on administrative tasks to keep things smooth for us and you. There’s not a ton of other news as we await the final entries. As things progress, we’ll post about them.

Keep the entries coming!

Enter Now!

The site is live and the links are out, but we still need your help.  Most likely, we haven’t addressed everyone’s concerns and answered all the questions people might have, so we need your feedback as well as your signup.   So, if you can’t find specific information, please let us know so we can address it.

Be sure to check out the blog for the latest information and details.  We’ll post them on social media, but sometimes that doesn’t get to everyone’s feed.

Right now, the door is open.  Get your image submitted and share the link to make sure everyone gets the chance to enter.

Almost There!

Sometimes things go from zero-to-sixty in a hurry.

Before you know it, you’re building a website and trying to create a process to squirrel people through so they can get another chance to display their art in bona fide art gallery.  It’s worth it, though.

In order to pull this off, we had to accept some compromises.  MPLS Photo Center has limited gallery space and we may get flooded with rejected images, and thusly, have to reject rejected images.  We have do address this by using a panel jury.  We’ve used panel juries for Minnesota Exposure to make sure a single taste didn’t always prevail.  We’ll use panel jury in this case to do the same.  All the work submitted to the fair is welcome here.  There are no specific categories or styles that need to be adhered to regarding submissions.

Another compromise is the quality of the finished art piece.  Because your photo is going into a gallery where Vivian Maier‘s work has been displayed, as well as the work of many other professional photographers from around the world, we need to meet a quality standard in terms of fit and finish.  For this reason, we ask that each piece be professionally printed and framed.  Here is where we have an advantage with this exhibit: once your in, you won’t have spent money on an art piece that won’t hang.  To reduce expenses, we’ve contacted our friends in the business to help fast-track the printing and framing process.  Justin Strom of Paint Addict Studios (printing), and Khanh Tran of the Dow Art Gallery (framing) have generously provided discounts on their services. This pair of entrepreneurs have been extremely involved in the art community in the Twin Cities and work to make sure it continues to thrive.   This means that when the exhibition is complete (and you haven’t sold your work for a gazillion bucks), you’ll have a high-quality piece of art you can proudly display.

So, those are our main compromises, and we’ve countered them with a fairer selection process and super-high-quality discounted services.

…And maybe you’ll sell your image during the exhibition for a gazillion bucks!