November 2019 Theme
An open call for art focused on nourishment for the body and/or mind. All art mediums are eligible for submission.
APÉRO Catalogue is a juried and curated fine are publication accepting art submissions from established and emerging artists around the world. All art entries must be the artist’s original work.
Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Photography, Airbrush, Spray Paint, Beads, Collage, Pastel, Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Mural, Digital, Installation, Ceramic, Glass, Wood, Metal and various 3D Sculpture.
A free submission has no fees. Additional submissions are $15 for 3 entries and no additional fees are required if an entry is accepted into the catalogue. All submission fees are non-refundable. APÉRO does not broker any art sales and refers art patrons directly to the artist. APÉRO has no commission fees and the artist retains all rights to any art work submitted.
1st place - Catalogue Cover and Curator Review
2nd place - Curator Review
3rd place - Curator Review
Honorable Mention - Curator Review
Curator reviews will only be written for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place and Honorable Mention.
October 27, 2019
10:00 pm Pacific Standard Time
Submitting artist will receive a notification email at the end of the month regarding acceptance or non-acceptance for APÉRO Catalogue.
Online Catalogue & Printed Books
The online catalogue is 100% free to view and download. The printed hardcover and softcover books become available a few days after the 1st of each month.
Catalogue Live Dates
Each new catalogue and featured artists will be displayed directly on our website for the entire month.
All past and current published catalogues are available to download for free in the archive.
100% Digital Submission
APÉRO does not accept any physical art work. Only digital submissions are accepted.
December 2019 - Dreams
An open call for art featuring your interpretation of dreams. All art mediums are eligible for submission.
Are there any additional fees if selected?
No. The free art entry is 100% free. The 3 for $15 art entry option is the only fee required.
Does submitting guarantee entry into the catalogue?
No. All entries are juried (selected) into the catalogue.
Do I have to show my headshot photo?
A photo or a self portrait of the artist is required.
How are the art entries chosen?
APÉRO determines which pieces are selected for each catalogue based on certain criteria. This criteria includes:
How closely the work relates to the theme
The level of expression in the work
The merit of each individual piece
Jury selections are not based on the background of the artist
Do art entries need to be for sale?
Art entries can list a sale price, NFS (not for sale) or POR (price on request).
Are there any date of completion limits?
No. However, many artist tend to show their current work.
When are the printed books available?
Printed books generally become available to order a few days after the new catalogue has been posted.
A free art entry or purchased art entries are categorized as submissions. All submissions must agree with APÉRO policy terms to complete the submission process.
APÉRO may use any previously published catalogue entry for use in promotional material by advertising future open calls on our social media platforms. APÉRO protects the artist’s original work from any unauthorized print duplication with low resolution online posts. Only the hardcover and softcover printed books feature high resolution art images.
APÉRO makes no claim to any rights, interest or copyrights for any submission. Each artist fully owns their original works. Artist agrees to APÉRO publishing their artwork, likeness, and artist details in the free digital catalogues, printed hardcover books and printed softcover books. Artist makes no claim to any of APÉRO’s published art catalogues in part or in whole.
APÉRO has the sole responsibility for selecting the art entries published in the catalogue with no exceptions.
Non-selections are submitted art entries which are not selected for the catalogue. Non-selections are not kept on file and are not used, shared, posted or promoted by APÉRO.
Any and all credit card data is processed through a secure third party (Stripe or Square). APÉRO does not keep any payment data on file and APÉRO does not share any sensitive information. Since July 1, 2019, APÉRO no longer requires the artist phone number and no longer displays a phone number on the artist page of the catalogues. APÉRO protects all artists under the age of 18 who are selected for the catalogue with all contact information replaced with APÉRO’s contact information to vet any inquiries.
One free submission each month is 100% free for each open call. A paid submission requiring a fee is considered incomplete and will not be accepted into the open call until the fee is paid in full. All submission fees are final and non-refundable.
APÉRO provides a free commission platform. The artist retains 100% on the sale of any art work featured in any of the catalogues. Any inquiries related to the artist work are directed back to the artist.
All submissions must be original works created by the submitting artist. Any artist found submitting non-original art work, will not be accepted in future catalogues.
Open Call Deadline
APÉRO will only accept art entries during the open call time frame. Any submission attempts sent after the close of an open call will not be accepted.