Call for Entries - The Bitters 2

Whitdel Arts

Detroit, MI


In times of cynicism, disgust and hopelessness, we look for outlets to express our frustrations, as well as our aspirations for action and change. We decided to take one of our favorite exhibitions and reboot it in this current time of disillusionment and subjective truth. Whitdel Arts is currently accepting submissions for The Bitters 2: We’re Fucked.   This exhibition will explore how we currently cope with lies, greed, conflict, inequality, and paranoia - with all the sarcasm, and overall disenchantment that made the first “The Bitters” exhibition so satisfying. This exhibition will be held at Whitdel Arts’ new home at 1111 Bellevue St., Suite 110, Detroit in February to April 2018.

Exhibition dates: February 23rd - April 14th, 2018            Reception: February 23rd, 7-10pm

Criteria:   Work in all media is eligible. Work must have been created within the last 2 years.



Entry Fee: $15 for non-members. Free for members of Whitdel Arts. A $24 annual Whitdel Arts membership can be purchased through PayPal at:

Submissions:   All entries must be submitted via email. No mailed in entries, slides or CDs will be accepted. Entries can be submitted to [email protected].

Submissions must include:

Each artist can submit up to 3 works, with one overall jpg image for each work and one detail image for each work, if necessary. Include each image as an attachment to the submission email. Images must be in:

  • jpeg format, at least 150 dpi resolution, No more than 2 mb
  • Longest dimension should be at 1000 pixels (maximum)
  • Name each image as follows: lastname_firstname_entrynumber.jpg (example: king_jamie_01.jpg, king_jamie_02.jpg) OR lastname_firstname_entrynumber_detail.jpg

A corresponding slide list in .doc or .docx format must be attached to the submission email. On the slide list, please include:

  • Entry number, Artist’s name, Title, Medium, Date, Dimensions, Price

       (Example: 01 – Jamie King, Self-Portrait, serigraph, 2011, 18” x 24”, $200.00)

  • If work is not for sale, please indicate NFS. If no price is labeled for an artwork, it will be presumed NFS.


A brief artist’s statement, in .doc or.docx format, no more than 200 words. Please attach the file to the submission email.

Submissions of images must be received by no later than February 3, 2018, 11:59pm.

Artists will be notified of jurying results no later than February 9th, 2018 via email.



For artwork sold during the exhibition, Whitdel Arts takes a 33% commission fee of the sales price, regardless of other gallery affiliation. Artwork need not be for sale.


Work Drop Off & Installation

Accepted work must be delivered or hand-delivered to Whitdel Arts by February 17th, 2018.

Specific times for drop-off dates, installation schedule and shipping information will be sent to artists via email. For questions or additional inquiries, please email JenClare Gawaran at [email protected].

Accepted artists reserve all rights of reproduction of their consigned work, provided Whitdel Arts may publish photographs of all such work for promotional and/or educational purposes as it may deem appropriate.


Work Pick-up

Unsold, hand-delivered artwork must be picked up by the artist by April 15th, 2018. Whitdel Arts will return shipped artwork that has return postage included.



February 3rd, 2018 ………...Emailed submissions/proposals due

February 9th ………………...Notification of jury results

February 17th ..…………….Accepted artwork due for installation at Whitdel Arts

February 23rd, 7-10pm….Reception

February 23rd - April 14th…………………..Exhibition

April 15th ……………………...Pick up artwork at Whitdel Arts



Artist Checklist:

All submissions must be electronic submissions. You must email the following information to: [email protected]. Attach each item to your submission email:

  • Up to 6 jpg images (2 per piece of work)
  • Complete slide list, in .doc or .docx format
  • Artist statement, no more than 200 words, in .doc or .docx format
  • $15 entry fee for non-members, new membership ($24), or free current Whitdel Arts members (paid via PayPal)

For a schedule of exhibitions and events at Whitdel Arts, please visit Questions and inquiries can be sent to JenCare Gawaran at [email protected]


Whitdel Arts is a non-profit organization serving the community through contemporary art exhibitions and arts-based activities and professional development. It’s programming is run by Whitdel Arts’ volunteers and is supported by its members base of artists and general supporters.

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