Qualifications and restrictions:
-Traditional preferred, limited digital will be allowed. Must be signed by the artist.
-All artwork must be no larger than 16X20″ (some exceptions may apply please contact)
-All 2D artwork must be in a black, antique gold, or old antique looking frame ready to hang
-Canvases welcome. Edges must be finished
-3D work – please contact with portfolio
-Photography entered must include information about techniques used and only original photography will be accepted. Portfolio required.
-Artists will be able to sell prints of their work (more details when accepted)
-The gallery will be accepting applications via email.
-3 or more digital photos of your work. (Please take in natural light to capture your work at its best)
-Shipping detail will be provided when accepted.
-You are responsible for shipping both ways.
-Physical drop off/pick up at the gallery is accepted
What we are looking for but not restricted to:
-Inspirations/ color palettes can be viewed on this pinterest board.
-Restrict the use of primary and vibrant colors
-Jenna Paper Evers: Pratt Institute alumni, former lecturer in art history, and PhD candidate in Art History at LJMU
-Lauren Beacham: Shepherd University Alumni, local entrepreneur, artist and founder of Yougen Tribe
-April Alayne: Gallery owner.
-Best in show -Picked and awarded by judges on Sep 30th. First featured artists in 2018 in Always April Gallery. Featured artists have a dedicated space in the shop to sell their creations.
-Crowd favorite- Submitted by guests starting September 30th. Votes will be tallied and the winner will be announced October 31st. Prize will be announced.
By submitting a piece you are agreeing to a 25% commission on any originals sold at Always April Gallery
Please submit all pieces of work by September 19th to AprilAlayneArt@gmail.com
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Have questions? I am happy to help you! Email the address above
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THANKS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND YOUR PIECES!
Officially 60% funded with 8 days to go! We can do this!
I just remembered these little sweeties from early in my career and thought I would share them with you.
Like a gemstone and a flower each month is also represented by a bird! Let’s take a look shall we?
January- The Great Horned Owl with the Carnation
February- North Pygmy Owl with the Violet
March- The Robin and the Daffodile
April- The Wilson Warbler with the Sweet Pea
May- The Egret with the Lily of the Valley
June- The Acorn Woodpecker and the Rose
July- The crow and the Larkspur
August – we have the Humming Bird with the Poppy
September – Mocking Bird with the Morning Glory
October- Morning Dove with the Calendula
November- The Swallow with the Chrysanthemum
December- The Chickadee with Holly
With a pledge of $50 you get all twelve 5X7″ illustrations. These are perfect to hang in your home and display a nice little collection. Or you can share these lovelies with your friends. They will be reproduced on 5X7″ 120lb satin finish cardstock and signed
Signed and dated, and shipped with the most care.
If you would like these added to your donation simply increase your pledge and send me a message saying you would like these as well!
Get your new art here!
ORIGINALS ARE FOR SALE
These guys were created on a fine textured watercolor paper using graphite. Each piece of paper is 12 X14″ and they come as is. They will need to be cropped and framed. They range from $50 to $100 each.
Send me a message if you are interested in an original and I will make a listing for you. I am happy to answer any and all questions and look forward to your emails.
Remember If I do not reach my goal by May 30th I get nothing of the amount I raised already to make this dream happen. This means no commissions! So please continue to support and spread the word.
As always thank you so much for your support! I couldn’t do it without you!
As a lot of you know I am currently running a kickstarter to open a shop in Baltimore. It has come to my attention a lot of you fine folks don’t know exactly what Kickstarter is. Well I am here to help! Kickstarter is a crowd funding opportunity with an all or nothing policy. Meaning if I don’t make my goal by May 29th I get 0% of the money I have raised.
So the clock is ticking to get these awesome rewards I have put together for each donation! That’s right. You get to know you helped with a dream AND get mailed some some swag.
Lets take a look at these rewards you can ONLY get through Kickstarter for these prices.
$10 and up
You will receive a postcard or 4 of my illustrations! over 10 designs will be available for random selection. Also I will hand write a love note to thank you
$25 donations will receive 3 prints.
They will be reproduced on 8.5X11″ 120lb satin finish cardstock and signed Three for the price of one.
#1 They best sellers “Mermaid“, “Sailor Beard“, and “Kitten Beard“.
$25 – Star Wars Bun Series!
My newest work!
$26- New T- shirt with original Sea Monsta’ design with print!
This t-shirt was created especially for this project! Designed by myself and the Killustrator himself Steve A Becker ( a frequenter in Baltimore) and screen printed by locals. Choose between a scoop neck and v neck on a super soft classic black tshirt. Size XS- 4XL.
Also recieve 3 randomly selected post cards AND 8.5X11″ 120lb silk coated print
$27 Water Colors!
Three of my eariler water color pieces. “Caitlyn” “5am” And “Ginger Wren”
$35 – You will not only get an art postcard but you will get a handmade art pendant. Choose either my new print “Holly” specifically illustrated for Kickstarter or the ever so popular “Mermaid” illustration.
$55 -A limited edition print of “Holly”, a work in progress that is near a dear to my heart. I am creating her for this project. You can follow her being created onInstagram
$100- SWAG BAG Choose your tote :Sea Monsta, Sailor Beard, 5am, Kitten Beard, Sugar Skull, Mermaid and Begonia’s Sister.
Chose a ring from reward #3 and A necklace from #5 AND receive an 8X10 signed and dated print of the new Illustration “Holly”.
$150- A quick original portrait sketch! Usually between 4-6 hours. The first 50 donations only (I can only draw so much!).
$270 and up- Couples quick sketch portrait!
You and a lovey will be sketched!
I will have artistic freedom with this piece. I would love to get to know a little more about you two and then create something wonderful and meaningful!
Your new portraits will be created with graphite on a 9X12″ piece of cardstock.
PETS ARE WELCOME
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BECOME MY NEXT PIECE!
With this pledge I will go nuts on your portrait to make you into my next creation.
After getting to know you a little better of course. I will take all the elements of you and create a stunning one of a kind portrait.
$250 to $1500
This is where it gets wild! In addition to full commission pieces I will have originals available. The originals I have for rewards are from the start of my artistic career. I want to share them with you and make you be a part of my goal. I have reduced the original prices on nearly all of them. This is your only opportunity to have an original piece for this price. Most all of these come as is, unless specified in the listing.
Click on each name to get the details of each piece.
So if these goodies look like something you or a loved one would enjoy head on over and SUPPORT THE DREAM!
COMMISSIONS WILL ONLY BE DONE IF I AM 100% FUNDED BY MAY 29TH
So please spread the word! Share this link on your social media pages.
and or print and hang this flyer on your local bulletin boards.I am happy to answer any and all questions you might have about this project.
Thanks so much for looking and as always I appreciate your support so so much!
Hey guys! I have put together some new rewards for you.
I am so excited!
The first is for $15
This reward is for a handmade art ring. Choose from 4 different designs to wear your support. This piece is perfect for someone who loves unique jewelry and art. Though these custom pieces can withstand getting caught in a rainstorm they are not waterproof. Material Brass material that is silver plated. All products are nickle and lead free. Quality print under a glass dome. Measurements 25 X 18 mm image with an adjustable ring band.
Choose from “Iris”, “Sea Monsta”, “Forgotten Crab-Apples”, or “Mermaid”.
The next reward is what I am super excited about! It is a CUSTOM swag bag!
You will receive a 13X13″ illustration tote bag FULL of goodies. Including a ring, a necklace, 4 randomly selected post cards and an 8X10″ print of the new illustration “Holly”.
First you get to pick from 7 designs to put on your bag.
Then you choose a ring from the new reward #3 (mentioned above) and a necklace from reward #5. Then you get to not only have 4 small prints of my work, but the newest illustration “Holly” 8X10″ signed and dated.
For only $85 it is a reward that you can keep for yourself or share with friends for unique gifts!
Thanks again for taking a look! Feel free to spread the word. I appreciate your support.
Hey guys! You saw correctly! I have been such a busy bean getting this together.
For the past 3 years I’ve focused all my energy on illustrating and creating art based goods, in order to share that passion with everyone. To keep this dream alive I have been traveling nearly every weekend to promote my work. While I am grateful for the adventures, I would also love a home base to truly call my own.
This is where I need your help! On Sunday, May 1st I will launch my kickstarter campaign and hopefully raise enough money to make this dream come true.
I have put together some amazing awards including Kickstarter exclusives,
and limited edition portraits and commissions.
Not to mention 19 originals for sale. Originals!!! These pieces are from the start of my artistic career. I want to share them with you and make you a part of my goal. I have reduced the original prices on nearly all of them. This is your only opportunity to have an original piece for this price.
I am so excited about this project and I know it will be something wonderful.
I will be launching Sunday, May 1st.
Thanks so much for reading and I will see you guys Sunday!