You are invited to submit to the ZACC staff and friends show. The deadline to sign up is November 1st. Pieces will need to be dropped off by November 26th. The opening will be 1st Friday, December 7th, in conjunction with our Holiday Open House. Woohoo! Big crowd. This show is for all past and present staff, board members, volunteers, studio holders, instructors, students and zacc collaborators. You are welcome to put something old or something new in the show. There is no need to submit a picture of your work to be accepted into the show- you are automatically accepted with this invite. But if you do upload a pic of your piece, we will be excited to have it for promotional materials. When committing to the show, please add a few sentences about how you are associated with the ZACC and why you love the ZACC. These quotes will be printed below your work. All work will sell at the ZACC gallery's standard rate of 70% to the artist and 30% to the ZACC gallery. We are proud to have you in the ZACC Family. Thank You!
The ZACC Gallery hosts a new artist each month, with an opening reception occurring each second Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.
We have two gallery spaces optimal for artists.
Our Main Gallery has a beautiful combination of a high ceilings, three crisp white walls, and a gorgeous brick wall with several windows that look out onto the railroad tracks. The 1500 square foot room has just the right ambiance for works of art and special events and has hosted many emerging and established artists over the years. Our Main Gallery doubles as our classroom space throughout the month, offering an array of viewers.
Our Hallway Gallery offers 2 crisp white walls and high ceilings. Our Hallway Gallery is one of the arterial pathways of the ZACC leading to our popular Paint Your Own Pottery studio as well as our Glass Fusing Studio. Throughout the month works in the Hallway Gallery receive an eye-full by patrons, schools, and fellow artists.
Both galleries are uncurated, offering artists the chance to express themselves fully by choosing how to display their own work. We love artists who think outside the traditional and challenge the space to be used in different ways. We have had a graffiti artist spray paint our walls for an exhibition, a plexiglass installation, youth exhibitions as well as punk rock bands accompanying a traditional painter's work. We love group shows too. Our second Friday openings are always lively, vivid, and fun.
After Submitting you will receive an acceptance or a decline notification via email within one month of your submission date. Depending on our existing shows and jury we may choose for you to showcase your work ether in the Hallway or the Main Gallery.
Community Engagement - All artists are expected to present a gallery talk (or slide presentation) during the opening, or teach a two hr class in the discipling you are displaying the following Sat. Artist may do both. Artists supply all snacks and beverages.
To provide leadership, governance, and oversight to the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) in order to assure that the public’s interest are met and the mission fulfilled.
The ZACC is looking for creative, passionate, and strong community leaders to serve as volunteer board members. You must be willing to devote your time and energy to this dynamic and growing organization to help further our mission to deliver all ages arts education, foster sustainable community development, and promote accessible, life-enriching art experiences. We’re especially looking for individuals with financial experience, communications/marketing background, donor development, or previous board experience.