The Monthly Message:  October2 018
 
 
"The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense."

- Pablo Picasso
Co|So Resources

Proposal Info
Current Exhibitions

ALONG THE CHARLES
[Upper Gallery]
Through November 11, 2018

MATTHEW MCCOSCO: BOSTON LANDMARKS
[Boston Private Bank in the Prudential Center]
Through November 2018

SMALL WORKS: IN FULL COLOR
[Lower Gallery]
Through November 8, 2018
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Dates

DROP-OFF DATES

November 9-11
Holiday Small Works*
Membership Required

PICK-UP DATES

November 10, 11, 13
Along the Charles

November 13-15
Along the Charles

***Please contact the gallery if you need to make alternative drop off or pick up arrangements.
The Copley Society of Art takes the coveted honor of Best Art Gallery in Boston Magazine's 2018 Best of Boston issue!

 
Through November11, 2018
[ Upper Gallery]
Juried by the CoSo Art Committee
Celebrating the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, stately Boston architecture, and scenic river views.

Closing the Gap by Chris Firger
Through November 8, 2018
[Lower Gallery ]

Anthony Bourdain by Raymond Gilbert
Matthew McCosco: Boston Landmarks
Through November 2018
[Boston Private Bank in the Prudential Center ]

Fairmont Copley by Matthew McCosco
***CALL TO ART***

Design the logo to celebrate the Copley Society of Art's 140th Anniversary. The logo will be used by the Copley Society through 2019, to celebrate the founding of our organization in 1879. The logo may, but need not, incorporate the existing CoSo logo. The winning logo will be selected by the Art Committee.

Click here for all the specifications.
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events:

HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS
[Upper and Lower Galleries]
November 16 - December 23, 2018
Member artists are invited to drop off up to 4 pieces no larger than 200 square inches, framed. $10 fee per piece applies. We hope to get about 25 Boston-themed works.
Digital submission required. Submissions deadline November 11.

SHOW AT THE SALMAGUNDI CLUB
47 Fifth Avenue, NYC
May 2019
For artists who are members of the Salmagundi Club and the Copley Society of Art. Thinking of applying to the Salmagundi Club? Click  here!

Resources for You:

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SOLO
SHOWS IN THE BACK BAY ROOM
The Art Committee is now accepting applications for small, solo exhibitions. The back room of the Upper Gallery, the Back Bay Room, will be available for small exhibitions of artist members' work at a cost of $1,000. The intention is to make the room available for artists who have not yet compiled a body of work necessary for a full exhibition or solo show. Proposals will be considered at the regularly scheduled October and April meetings of the Art Committee, but may be submitted at any time. Artists can indicate a preference for which month and year they seek to exhibit. Please review the full Guidelines for the Back Bay Room (formerly the Red Room Gallery) Exhibition Proposals in the "Resources" tab in your profile on the website for further details. 

SMALL EXHIBITIONS ON THE BACK WALL OF THE LOWER GALLERY
Artists may propose to have their art featured for a small exhibition on the back wall of the Lower Gallery. The intention is to make the wall available for artists who have not yet compiled a body of work necessary for a full Back Bay Room exhibition or solo show in the Upper Gallery. Proposals will be considered at the regularly scheduled October and April meetings of the Art Committee, but may be submitted at any time.   Find more information on the Co|So website in the "Resources" tab on your artist page: Lower Gallery Wall Proposal Form.
Announcements:

MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2018-2019
Membership dues for the 2018-2019 year were due on June 30, 2018. To renew online from the CoSo homepage: Click "profile" then click "renew." Current membership is required for submission to exhibits.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS INITIATIVE
The gallery is planning a children's program initiative in which local schoolchildren can learn from our artist members. If you are interested in participating in these programs, please contact the gallery.

GOOGLE WEBSITE ANALYTICS
At the September Annual Meeting, Co|So staff provided analytics on social media usage during the past year. Instagram continues to be the social media platform that users engage with most. We have found a large spike in the number of users that come to our website through Instagram, although most people come to the Co|So website through Facebook because Instagram does not allow clickable links in posts. However, people who find us through Instagram spend a significantly longer time on our website. We found that our website visitor rate is up 15% from last year, and that we received a large spike of attention in July and August when it was announced that Robert Klein was the guest juror for the National Photography Show.

DIGITAL ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS
Images for work being dropped off must be submitted digitally. If artists do not submit their work online, their work will not be accepted and hung as part of the exhibition. In digital images, frames should not be visible, and colors should match those of the original piece as closely as possible.

ARTIST EXCHANGE COMMITTEE SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
We are seeking volunteers for the Artist Exchange Committee to plan the Artist Exchanges. Committee meets monthly and refreshments are provided. Interested candidates can email us at  info@copyleysociety.org.

SUBMISSIONS TO JURIED SHOWS
All images submissions to juried exhibitions must be high-resolution photographs. Please send us 300ppi JPEG images at 4x6" (or 1200 x 1800 pixels per inch)

ARCK BENEFIT
1001 Artful Nights, The Annual ARCK Auction, Benefit, and Gala to support art programs in Boston Public Schools, will be held at the Taj Boston Hotel on October 26th. CoSo artist member Jack Morefield is donating a painting to the silent auction to benefit the cause.

ARTWORK IN STORAGE
After 30 days, CoSo is no longer responsible for artwork left in storage. Artists must pick up their artwork during the designated pick-up dates, which are listed on the exhibition schedule. If an artist cannot pick up their work in time, please make other arrangements with the gallery.

ARTWORK LABELING
Please label the backs of artwork with ONLY your name and the title of the piece. 

ARTWORK DIMENSIONS
When submitting artwork for exhibitions, please include the frame in the dimensions.

SALES IN JURIED SHOWS
Buyers may wish to bring home their purchased artwork from juried shows right away. Please notify the gallery if you would like to require that your artwork stays the length of the juried show, although this may risk the loss of a sale.

INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRESS
If you are interviewed by a member of the press, please be sure to mention that  you are a member of the Copley Society of Art.

ART COMMISSION INQUIRIES
If you are contacted by an outside party for art commissions, please be sure to ask them how they became familiar with your work. If your work was initially seen at the Copley Society of Art, please refer them to us so that we may process their inquiry.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ARTSY
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Co| So  Exhibition Policy
 
Please contact Co|So at 617.536.5049 or info@copleysociety.org if an individual other than yourself will be picking up for you. If you are unable to physically drop-off/pick-up works during the outlined dates, shipment of works is available (at the artist's expense). 
 
Artworks submitted to Small Works show must be 200 square inches or less, including the frame. Please be sure to adhere to these size requirements.

*Artwork previously shown in a Co|So exhibition may NOT appear in subsequent Co|So exhibitions.* 
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