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The Dark Side | Second Edition | Call For Artists

Does a latent shadow reside in the heart of artistic creation and within the souls of the artists themselves?

If any figure could parallel the introspective solitude of a monk, it is the visual artist. Though it may stir debate, let us reflect. Consider the profound solitude, the palpable stillness of the studio where silent hours merge into days, as the artist labors and broods over their craft, fervently hoping for the world to awaken to the brilliance of their ideas, to feel the pulse of their passion embedded in their work.

In this sacred space, sanity often hangs by a delicate thread. In that dim studio corner, the artist’s once cherished chair becomes a silent sentinel, marking the site of internal battles. Here, in the quiet chaos reminiscent of Van Gogh’s own torments, the artist faces the relentless inquisition of their worth, questioning their identity with every fleeting moment: Is my art a true reflection of my essence?

The exhibition aims to bridge the gap between the artist's secluded atelier and the broader world, illuminating the enigmatic beauty that thrives in the shadows.

a group of women posing for a photo in an art gallery
a room with a lot of art on the walls
a display of paintings in a room
a woman is sitting on a bench reading a magazine

Submission Guidelines:

To apply, email us three images of your work (three different pieces), each with its title, size in cm, medium, price, and a short biography of no more than 150 words. Email submissions should be sent to boomergallery@gmail.com.

Eligible media include, but are not limited to, paintings, sculptures, photography, installations, prints, textiles, illustrations, digital art, Ai assisted art, poems, etc.

Application is free, but a £165 fee applies for each selected artist. This fee covers an extensive suite of benefits:

• Printed catalogs, posters, and brochures

• Admin support

• Graphic designer services

• Champagne & caviar at the opening event

• Professional photographer to document the event

• Hostess, security, and bartender services at the opening

•Printing and framing for the artists who opt for that (printing and framing is included in the price).

Our sales commission remains a modest 15%.

Printing and Framing Support:

If you're an accepted artist facing difficulties shipping your work to us, you can send us photos of your work. We'll print and frame them for you at no additional cost. Rest assured, we strive to match the quality of your original artwork as closely as possible.

Frame sizes available:

1. 32 x 32 cm

2. 30 x 40 cm

3. 40 x 50 cm

Important dates:

• Application deadline: 5th May 2024

• Artwork delivery date: 9th May 2024

• Exhibition days: 10 - 15th May 2024

• Opening event on 10th May, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm


This is a physical exhibition taking place in our iconic gallery space in the Tower Bridge district, London.

Beverages at the event:

Champagne, Cocktails, and Caviar.


When applying, please include "The Dark Side" in the subject line of your email.

Good luck to all entrants!

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