Jen Tough Gallery is moving exhibitions from gallery walls to printed pages.


The gallery is now publishing printed art books & exhibition catalogs, and we're offering open calls for artists interested in inclusion.

IDENTITY is the first book we have published, here is a digital version of the interior.


Check out our first printed & published book, Identity

Click HERE to see it live on Amazon.


current calls for entry

The gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming publication under the gallery imprint of three new full color books:

Artists of the Bay Area

Wild Lands

Fun Size: Art Under Six Inches

Each title will be published summer 2021, and available on Amazon & other retailers.

DUE TO DEMAND, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021

STEPS FOR ENTRY

1. GET THE ENTRY GUIDELINES

Select GET ENTRY GUIDELINES button below the book call you are interested in entering. Review the guidelines prior to submitting.

2. PAY YOUR ENTRY FEES

Pay your entry fees by clicking the "PAY" button below the call you are interested in entering. You will be asked to provide the Paypal Transaction ID, or your receipt / transaction number on your entry form as proof of payment. This number is found on your receipt, emailed to the address provided at checkout. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THE GALLERY YOUR RECEIPT.

3. SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

After paying your entry fees for the appropriate call, select the pink "Enter Submission Portal" button. Be ready to enter your transaction ID or receipt number in the entry form as proof of entry fee payment.

DUE TO DEMAND, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2021

GET THE GUIDELINES

ARTISTS OF THE BAY AREA

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAN 15 MIDNIGHT

An amazing opportunity for inclusion in a 200+ page full color published book featuring a wide array of the most talented artists of the Bay Area. Selected artists will each have a two-page spread, including 2-4 works of art, bio and/or statement, and artist website. 100 artists will be selected for inclusion.

Artists will be chosen by reviewing their body of work via their website. We will be looking for a mixture of creativity, talent, dedication, craftsmanship, and a strong sense of artistic direction and voice to create a book that is balanced in representation of styles, genres and levels of experience. Please have an up-to-date website with an accurate representation of your body of work before entering. The website itself will not be a factor in the decision process.

The review for Artists of the Bay Area will be much more in-depth than a standard call for entry, and submitting artists will only be submitting contact info and website address, with no images of their work with their submission. This is not a blind call, as we are reviewing each artist's collective body of work, experience, direction, voice and vision in our consideration. We aim to fully represent the beautifully diverse culture of the Bay Area in our selections.

Artists keep 100% of any sales derived from the publication of this book, and have no exclusivity contracts with Jen Tough Gallery.

For purposes of this call, the Bay Area is considered a 125 mile radius of San Francisco.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAN 15 MIDNIGHT

SELECTED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 15, 2021

ENTRY FEE: $46

WILD LANDS

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAN 15 MIDNIGHT

SELECTED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 15, 2021

ENTRY FEE: $32

NUMBER OF PIECES PER ENTRY: 2

Originally a group exhibition the gallery held in San Francisco in 2019, and later an online exhibition curated by Gina Tuzzi, Wild Lands will now be a full color published book.

This book will represent a diverse selection of work related to the theme "wild lands". Because this collection of work will not be in a gallery where it needs to be hung, we're open to all forms of art, and scale is also not a factor. Performance art or video is accepted with quality photo documentation.

Submitted photos here do not need to be print quality. If selected, we will be requesting professional, high-resolution photos.

Note: Artists keep 100% of any sales derived from the publication of this book, and have no exclusivity contracts with Jen Tough Gallery. This is a blind selection process.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAN 15 MIDNIGHT

SELECTED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 15, 2021

ENTRY FEE: $32

NUMBER OF PIECES PER ENTRY: 2

Order Summary
Entry Fee: Wild Lands Book

FUN SIZE: ART UNDER 6"

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAN 15 MIDNIGHT

SELECTED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 15, 2021

ENTRY FEE: $32

NUMBER OF PIECES PER ENTRY: 2

Tiny art has always been one of our favorite shows to do at the gallery, and this full color printed and published book will be fun sized as well, measuring approximately 8" x 8".

This book will represent a diverse selection of tiny work which can be of any medium, but must be no greater than 6" on any one side. Performance art or video is accepted only if it applies to the theme, with quality photo documentation.

Submitted photos here do not need to be print quality. If selected, we will be requesting professional, high-resolution photos.

Note: Artists keep 100% of any sales derived from the publication of this book, and have no exclusivity contracts with Jen Tough Gallery. This is a blind selection process.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: JAN 15 MIDNIGHT

SELECTED ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 15, 2021

ENTRY FEE: $32

NUMBER OF PIECES PER ENTRY: 2

Order Summary
Entry Fee: Fun Size Book

About Jen Tough Gallery

We're a contemporary art gallery founded in the Bay Area of California and now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We are now without walls, so we are happily focusing on printed books and an online artist community.

We’re known for thinking outside of the box with our popup exhibitions, workshop programming and art fair artist collective. In 2019, we created The Ladies Room, a boutique art fair for women, and we made national news for the exhibition of political artist Kate Kretz. At the onset of Covid-19 having lost our physical gallery space in Santa Fe, we created The Artist Alliance, an online artist community that was a featured innovator at TEDxMarin. The Artist Alliance is a membership based online community offering curated exhibitions, virtual open studios, resources and artists earn 100% on any sales.

Find out more at ArtistAlliance.space or Jen Tough Gallery

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