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2024 Red Dot Open Call

Deadline: May 1, 2024, 11:59pm

Hello Artist! Thank you for your interest in participating in Contemporary at Blue Star’s 34rd annual Red Dot Art Sale Fundraiser. All submissions must be received by May 1, 2024, 11:59pm. An overview of the call is detailed on this page. For full guidelines click the apply button and head to the application portal at Have more questions? Register for the Q&A session.


You may submit 3-5 artworks for review. These submissions must be works you are actually able to contribute to the fundraiser if invited to participate. Contemporary at Blue Star’s Curator will select one work to be included in the Red Dot Art Sale and subsequent show.

Your submission will include:
-Resume: 2 page(s) maximum
-Work examples: 3 – 5
-Artist Statement: 100 word maximum
-High resolution photographs of artwork
-Description information

-Artwork title
-Year work was produced
-Size in inches (HxWxD)
-Edition number
-Price in USD
-Courtesy of
-About this piece
-If an editioned work, is the Contemporary authorized to sell more than one work? YES or NO? If yes, how many?

– Artist must have at least 5 years of relevant experience and/or specialized arts training, such as a degree or certificate.
– Demonstrate a clear investment of time and resources into their artistic practice and/or derive a portion of individual earned income from their artistic practice or areas related to their field.
– Have professional portfolios that include publicly displayed and possibly published works.
– Must not be a current student.
– Must currently reside in Bexar County and/or conduct a significant portion of your artistic practice/outreach in San Antonio, or has exhibited at the Contemporary in the last 5 years.

*please note Red Dot is a FUNDRAISER and not a part of our exhibition program, thus the Contemporary DOES NOT offer a honoraria, cover production, finishing, or shipping/delivery costs for artworks included in the fundraiser as with normal exhibition support. It is at the artists discretion if they choose to submit older, existing works, or newly completed work.

-March 29, 2024 Red Dot Open Call open for applications
-Friday April 19, 2024, 12-1pm Pricing your work and Red Dot Q and A zoom session
-Application deadline May 1, 2024, 11:59pm.
-Artist notification by June 2024
-Artist paperwork due two weeks following invitation to participate
-Artwork delivery to the Contemporary September 23- October 4, 2024
-Red Dot Installation by Contemporary staff October 2024
-Red Dot Art Sale party November 13, 6-10pm (selected artists receive 2 tickets)
-January 5, 2025 Red Dot Closes
-January 8-10, 2025 Artwork pick up by artists for any unsold works and collectors

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