The Present Group – Subscription Art – deadline 1 May 2007

The Present Group is an art subscription service. TPG subscribers receive 4 original pieces of art from 4 different contemporary artists in one year. Each work must be reproducible in intent; the piece cannot lose quality by being reproduced. The edition is limited to the current number of subscribers, plus a small percentage.

For more information please visit:
or download complete submission guidelines at:

What is expected of the artists:

Propose a project where the final product will be reproduced art pieces. This is an opportunity to branch out and test a different approach to art making. If you already work in multiples, that’s fine too. What we send to our subscribers could be a piece from a limited edition or parts of a larger work. The project will be made exclusively through The Present Group. We understand that similar themes and images may be used throughout your other work, however you agree not to create the exact project again.

Appreciation for Selected Artists:

– $500 (This is an honorarium; this does not go toward the making of the pieces)
– 4 of the produced work for your own collection or to sell on your own.
– A captive audience of Art Lovers and Collectors
– Non-Exclusive Representation of your other work to our subscribers at 65/35
– All the contextual information we create for your piece, including artist info, critiques, and video will remain free on-line as long as TPG exists

Your proposal should include:

– Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail, Website (if it applies)

-Project Proposal:

1. What you want to do.
2. How this work will relate to/expand on current themes in your work
3. Anything (sketches, photos. . .) to help you explain your idea.

-Links to Artist Resume, Statement, Work Samples


The deadline for our third artist is May 1st. Everyone who applies will be contacted by e-mail.

Email guidelines:

Include all of your contact information in the body of your email.
You may also include your project proposal in the body or .PDF.
We much prefer links to web sites or files. If you must use attachments, limit it to three. We will not open more. We prefer .PDFs or .JPGs. We will not accept attached video.

Snail Mail guidelines:

The Present Group
Attn: Submission
593 8th Street #3
Oakland, CA 94607

Send us anything you feel will help us understand your background and/or proposal. We will accept any form of media. If you’d like your sample material returned please include a SASE with proper postage.