Call for Visual Artists

Ends June 19, 2019


Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your work with The Slim Creative x Perk + Niel LLC! We have joined forces to present The Grey Area Art Showcase featuring the work of over 20 talented visual artists. The Slim Creative is a creative branding company, that focuses on underrepresented small businesses and brands in the RDU area and beyond. Perk + Niel LLC is an independent curatorial consultancy that highlights artists of color in the Raleigh-Durham area.


The Grey Area Art Showcase is a group exhibition that explores the spectrum of creativity in the absence of color.


This exhibit discards the ordinary means of expression and adapts the intentionality that is monochromatic art. Monochromatic art or “grayscale” artwork draws viewers in with its purpose. It is a pure and honest portrayal of the artists’ subject scaled down to their true essence. Efficacy must be present in producing artwork that extracts color and relies solely on the remaining elements of art: line, shape, space, value, form, and texture.


The Grey Area Art Showcase will evoke thought and engage attendees in a larger conversation about the complexities of the world.



Only submission ideas and examples of previous works are due on June 19, 2019


Types of featured art include:

  • Photography

  • Sculptures

  • Paintings

  • Sketches/Drawings


Terms of Entry:

  • There is no fee to submit your work for consideration.

  • Please send submissions to by 11:59PM EST June 19, 2019. Label all emails with the subject line “First Name_Last Name”.

            1. An artist bio (100 words max each)

            2. Three JPEG images of your previous works

            3. A brief description of ideas for possible works specific to the exhibit concept.



  • Artists have the opportunity to sell all artwork exhibited, however, sales are not guaranteed by The Slim Creative x Perk + Niel LLC

  • We will not take any commission from sales.

  • Transactions take place directly between the artist and the buyer.

  • Perk + Niel LLC provides artists with the opportunity to sell their unsold artwork through our online gallery for 25% commission.



Artist Call Ends: June 19, 2019

Artists Notified: June 24, 2019

Exhibition Date: July 27, 2019 | 5:00-9:00 PM | Smashing Boxes, Durham, NC

Artwork Removal: TBA


Artwork Removal:

Unsold works should be picked up on the specified date and time indicated. Any work not picked up during the specified time, or by other arrangement with Perk + Niel LLC, will be stored at the rate of $2/day.



All work will be handled with the greatest possible care, but pieces submitted for exhibition are at the artist’s risk. In the event of damage or theft, The Slim Creative x Perk + Niel LLC will not be held liable. If insurance is desired, the artist must carry it.


If you have any questions or concerns please email or visit | Instagram: @perkandniel


There is, simply put, no event without you and the energy you create.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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