Frequently Asked Questions

The third annual juried group exhibition, FRESH!, will take place at JanKossen Contemporary’s Manhattan location from June 8th – July 17th, 2016.

You can find additional information regarding shipping, framing, pricing, and artist statements by following the respective links.

  1. Who may apply?
    Calls are open to all local, national, and international emerging and established artists. Artists must be 18 years of age or older as of May 2nd, 2017.
  2. When can I apply? Submission deadline: May 2nd 2017
  3. Where do I submit my work?
    We accept submissions HERE.
  4. What types of artwork are accepted? All still visual art mediums that can be hung on a wall are accepted. This includes but is not limited to photography; wall sculpture; fabric; mixed media; paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Sizes up to 4 x 7 feet in height are acceptable. Only a small number of 3D artworks will be displayed due to space constraints.
  5. Can I submit video work, Performance or poetry? No.
  6. Can I submit 3D sculpture or Jewelry? Yes.
  7. What is the cost to apply?
     The application entry fee is $40 for 3 files, $45 for 4 files and $50 for 5 files.
  8. How do I pay?
    Application form FRESH! Follow the steps on Paypal. Payment must be received to finish submissions.
  9. I cannot use PayPal. Is there another alternative?
    We understand select counties do not allow the use of PayPal. Please send a check or cash to our gallery location at JanKossen Contemporary, 529 W. 20th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10011. You will need to e-mail fresh!@jankossen.com to complete your application.
  10. Can I send more than 5 files?
    No. To ensure a fair platform for all applicants, we are accepting a maximum of 5 files per applicant.
  11. Is there a minimum or maximum size the work needs to be?
    There is no minimum size. Works should not exceed 200 H x 120 W cm/ approx. 7 H x 4 W ft.
  12. Must I submit an artist statement?
    Yes. If you are unsure how to write one, click here.
  13. By applying does that mean I am automatically accepted?
    No. By applying, you will join a group of other artists who will be considered for inclusion in the show.
  14. If I am not accepted, will I get a refund?
    No. The cost of the entry fee is a nonrefundable fee that covers the administrative duties of our staff in relation to the show.
  15. How Should I price my work?
    Pricing is entirely up to the artist, but please note that we retain 50% commission based on selling price. For a guide how to price your artworks, click here.
  16. Do I have to sign/submit an artist’s contract if I want to participate in the live show?
    Yes, ultimately there are other factors a contract addresses with regards to the type of representation we provide in the case of a sale.  The contract not only sets out some ground rules for sales procedures, but solidifies your participation in the live show.
  17. How do I ship my work?
    Please read carefully our shipping and delivery guidelines accessible here.
  18. I am from overseas. Can I ship my artworks unframed?
    Yes.  Artworks arriving from overseas are welcome to be shipped or unstretched (in a roll). Please plan ahead, and have your artwork arrive at least 2  weeks  before the opening to allow us time to frame your art. For more information regarding framing, click here.
  19. To where should I ship my work?
    A: JanKossen Contemporary , 529 W 20th Street 6th floor, New York NY 10011, USA
    Tel: 631-903-5564   Att: Jasmin Kossenjans

Artist are invited to the opening reception in the gallery the evening of June 8th 6-8pm. Friends and family are welcome!

Additional information:

General Guidelines
Artist Statement
Shipping & Delivery

Questions are welcome and can be directed to fresh!@jankossen.com.


How to Write an Artist Statement

Please note, as JanKossen Contemporary is a professional gallery, we reserve the right to proof-read and edit Artist Statements. As such, your statement will be subject to edits, and where necessary, constructive critique.  Why write an artist statement? From the viewer’s perspective, some insight as to what your work is about makes the difference between … Continue reading How to Write an Artist Statement

Pricing Your Artwork

The question of how art should be priced is an especially common one, particularly for emerging artists with little access to feedback on their market rate. In general, artists tend to undervalue their art. Fresh graduates fear price standing in the way of a final sale, while some artists are simply unsure of their talent. As such, … Continue reading Pricing Your Artwork