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Art

Switchboard Art Gallery

Welcome to the Switchboard Gallery, a place for artists to connect, create, and collaborate!

The Switchboard has quickly become the local art hub of Columbia and it's our goal to provide as many opportunities as possible to the local arts community. Whether you are a professional looking to make connections or fresh on the scene and looking for experiences hanging your work in a local gallery, we want to use our Open Call For Art shows to help support artists of every skill level and medium.

Check out  upcoming Call For Art themes and deadlines below!
 

ENTRY INFORMATION:

All mediums welcome

Up to 3 entries per artist- NO ENTRY FEE

All ages welcome

Send digital images and the following art specs for each individual piece to switchboardstudiosandgallery@gmail.com

"Title of Piece

Dimensions

Medium

Artist Name

Price"

ALL ARTWORK MUST BE WIRED/ READY TO HANG. The Switchboard will not be responsible for attaching hanging wire and hardware on individual pieces due to damage liability. Any artwork that is delivered without proper hanging attire will not be hung. Thank you for your understanding.  

Artwork will hang for the entire month unless notified otherwise by the gallery. Artists will receive notification for artwork and payment pick-up via E-mail the week before the next 4th Friday.

*PLEASE NOTE: Switchboard collects 10% commission off of all works sold. Please adjust your prices accordingly to make sure you get the most value out of your pieces. 

Open during Kettle Works hours, all artwork can be purchased by private appointment with the Gallery Operator, Miss Alison. Contact info below! 

E-mail: switchboardstudiosandgallery@gmail.com

Call/ Text (717)779-9363

Message Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SwitchboardStudiosandGallery

Message Instagram: @switchboardstudios_andgallery

Gallery Policy

Upcoming  "Call For Artists" and Exhibits

Upcomin Gallery Show

September 4th Friday- Switchboard Figure Drawing Show featuring Carol Harnish, Darren Jordan, and works from various artists that frequent our Thursday Figure Drawing sessions

October 4th Friday- OPEN CALL FOR ART- THEME: WOLVES

Submissions due by MIDNIGHT OCT. 21ST. See top of page for submission details. Artists will be notified by E-mail on OCT. 22ND if accepted with drop-off and pick-up information. 

November 4th Friday- OPEN CALL FOR ART- THEME: ROBOTICS

Submissions due by MIDNIGHT NOV. 18TH. See top of page for submission details. Artists will be notified by E-mail on NOV. 19TH if accepted with drop-off and pick-up information. 

December 4th Friday- OPEN CALL FOR ART- RECOVERY

Submissions due by MIDNIGHT DEC 16TH. See top of page for submission details. Artists will be notified by E-mail on DEC. 17th if accepted with drop-off and pick-up information. 

This month will feature an Artist Talk w/ Susan Darling

January 4th Friday 2024- OPEN CALL FOR ART- THEME: ROSES

Submissions due by MIDNIGHT JAN. 20TH. See top of page for submission details. Artists will be notified by E-mail on JAN. 21ST if accepted with drop-off and pick-up information. 

February 4th Friday 2024- OPEN CALL FOR ART- THEME: LIFE

March 4th Friday 2024- SOLO SHOW

April 4th Friday 2024

May 4th Friday 2024

June 4th Friday 2024- 

July 4th Friday 2024

August 4th Friday 2024

September 4th Friday 2024- OPEN CALL FOR ART- THEME: ORIGINAL COMIC BOOK ILUSTRATIONS

Upcoming Art Workshops

Open Figure Drawing

The Switchboard will be the new home to Open Figure Drawing here in Columbia on the second and 4th Thursdays of every month from 6-9PM starting February 9th.

Darren Jordan will be organizing and hosting these sessions so please direct all inquiries his way!

Artists are encouraged to bring their own art supplies and easels. Beer from the brewery downstairs always welcome. 

$10 Cover

Elevator access through brewery.

For the off weeks that we don't have sessions in studio, (1st and 3rd Thursdays) artists are welcome to join Miss A at Hell in a Bucket Brewery in Wrightsville. Starting at 7PM, Bjorn Jacobsen hosts Open Mic with a very talented crew of local musicians that make for great models and quick figural sketches. The movement, speed, and music keep your brain from getting too caught up in little things.

 

Music and Art are developed in the same portion of the brain, it's always great to find ways to mesh the two. Get in the zone with other creatives!

 

See y'all very soon!

Open Figure Drawing

Kids Programs

The Switchboard currently offers regular monthly 2-hour paint events geared towards your little mini creators!

Switchboard Homeschool Programs are in the works! We are currently taking on reservations for private group classes here at the studio in Columbia. Some of our artists will travel for classes depending on the medium. We are able to offer art-history, painting, drawing, yoga, collage, pottery and clay. 

Stay tuned for updates and e-mail the Switchboard at switchboardstudiosandgallery@gmail.com to request group sessions. 

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