Call for Art – The Year of the Metal Rat

Call for Art - The Year of the Metal Rat

The Rat is the most respected sign of the Chinese horoscope. Highly intelligent, strategists, cautious, and can cope with any of life’s problems. Durable material represents strength, firmness, and decisiveness. The color of the year, white or silver symbolizes purity, wisdom, and flawless perfection.​

Work Media: All media welcome for submission (i.e. painting, drawing, glass, ceramics, fabric, photography, fiber-arts, silkscreen, mixed media works). The work theme “The Year of the Rat” must incorporate one of the metal pieces provided by the Livingston Center (available at sign-up).

Work Size: Metal material is in various sizes from 7 1⁄2 X 7 1⁄2 to 12 X 12. The size of the metal material does not [have to] dictate the size of the finished piece.

Entry Requirements: Sign up through the Livingston Center.

Timeline: The Call for Entries is open now and the metal pieces, to be incorporated into each piece, are available at the Center Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5 PM, or Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM until the supply runs out. The exhibit begins January 28th, 2020 coinciding with the Lunar New Year.

Entries Due: January 25th, 2020. Please provide electronic Artist Statement to by January 17th, 2020.

Selection Process/Notification to Artist: If the artist takes a metal piece then this is notification to the Center that the artist is participating.

Accepted Artwork: Art must be ready to hang or display on a stand (or floor).

Delivery: January 25th, 2020 at 119 South Main Street, Livingston, MT 59047 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

Reception: Tentative Reception date February 7th, 2020.

Exhibit or Event Ends: February 22nd, 2020.

Pickup Artwork by: Unsold items may be picked up on February 25th, 2020.

Publicity: This event will be advertised using social media and postcard mailings to our members. Postcards will also be made available to the artists.

Sales: Sale of work will be conducted through the Center with a 65% (Artist) – 35% (Center) split.

Contact: Kathy Bekedam, Executive Director. Email: