by PRØVE Gallery   December 30, 2012

Duluth PRØVE Gallery announces an Open Call for submissions for the upcoming show, ‘Bitters’. Deadline January 28, 2013.

PRØVE Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota's independent and artist run contemporary gallery, is proud to announce ‘Bitters’, opening 8 February, 2012.

Show Description: Each year in early February, homes and businesses are stuffed full of gaudy, gilded cardboard and horribly oversized stuffed animals; flower petals abound. It is Saint Valentine’s Day. In an effort to counteract the phony treacle of this wretched holiday, Prøve Gallery will be hosting ‘Bitters’, a celebration of the misery and loneliness that we all share. We are seeking art that disturbs, disgusts, or brings dark thoughts into the viewer’s mind in any way.

Mission Statement: PRØVE Gallery is a cultural organization dedicated to the role of art exhibition as a conduit of powerful ideas and diverse viewpoints. Our mission is to foster a greater appreciation of the contemporary arts, to bridge cultures, to create and expand community, and to provide cultural exchange, networking opportunities, and educational outreach through regular interaction with the contemporary arts. It is the goal of PRØVE Gallery to present monthly gallery shows, collaborate with like-minded arts organizations, and provide an arts retail environment.

Work Guidelines:
• Any form and style of art is acceptable.
• Work cannot exceed 10' x 8' x 8' (h x l x d).
• All hung work must not exceed 50lbs, and must be READY TO HANG. • All freestanding works must support their weight and may not be attached to the floor.

All submission materials must be written in English. PRØVE Gallery will provide publicity, exhibition invitations, mailings, and an opening reception. We will not provide insurance for any works exhibited at PRØVE Gallery. PRØVE Gallery claims a 40% commission on all works sold while on display at PRØVE Gallery. All work is shown at the artist's own risk. All work shipped to PRØVE Gallery must be sent with return shipping or be picked up by the artist or an artist's representative.

Submission Guidelines: Please email submissions to or send via mail with enclosed return postage to:

PRØVE Gallery 21 N Lake Avenue Duluth, MN 55802

Please include the following:• Artist Statement as a PDF, including a brief statement on each piece if needed. • Up to ten images or video of work for consideration in pdf, jpg, mov, or avi format.

Deadlines: • Submissions are due by 28 January. This is not a postmark date, but an arrive by date. • Selected artists will be notified the end of the day on 29 January. • Drop off dates are 31 January through 2 February, from 3-7pm. All work shipped to the gallery must arrive no later than 6 February and MUST INCLUDE RETURN POSTAGE. • The opening reception for ‘Bitters’ will be 8 February from 7-11pm. • The show will run for two weeks and conclude on 23 February. • Pick up will be 28 February through 2 March from 3-7pm.

Please direct any questions to Kathleen Roberts,

PRØVE Gallery 21 North Lake Avenue Duluth, MN 55802