Call for Artists!
Artist Application Guidelines & FAQs
For 2020 Geek+Tea is looking for two Canadian Artist to create cover art for our Geeky Teas. Will you be the next Geek+Tea Artist?
Pack Artists: We accept artist submissions from all Canadian-based artists. To see examples of past selected artists and mediums, and to learn more please look at our Local Artists Series and Fine Art Prints.
Mediums: All mediums are accepted except still life photography. We are always looking for a diversity of mediums including but not limited to watercolour, linocut, embroidery, oil, collage, quilting, carving, assemblage, stained glass, etching, handmade paper, seed mosaic, plant material collage, wood burning, metal work, clothing, fabric, and functional pottery. Vector / Digital Illustration images may be considered if they are an element (less than 50%) of the work.
Submissions: Submit two images of pieces from your existing works that you feel best represent your style. These do not need to be pop-culture or geek-culture related. We are looking at your work originality, craftsmanship, composition, medium, consistency, not necessarily the subject.
Name, Address, Phone, Email
Short bio and resume
Link to website (if you have one)
2 images 300dpi, no bigger please.
Questions: Due to the number of submissions, we do not have time to respond individually to questions. Please do your best to follow our submission guidelines. We've made them as simple as possible. If you have any technical issues with using the Submission Form please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Semi-finalists will be contacted mid-June. We do our best to notify all applicants of their status, however this process can take some time.
The winning artists receive: Exclusive cover art for a Geek+Tea blend featuring your work, $200, 10 Geek+Tea samples with your cover art from the 2020 collection, a percentage of sales of your fine art prints or postcards, front page exposure on our website, your art displayed in our mobile tea shop at comic cons and events, great exposure in homes, shops, blogs, your name on the pack, link on geekandtea.ca, geeky satisfaction, and geek+tea love.
NOTE: Your subject line must read “Geek+Tea Art Submission 2020”. We get too many emails to find them all if they have different subject
lines. Emails with the correct subject line will be filtered into the correct folder. Emails with subject lines other than “Geek+Tea Art Submission 2020” may be missed.
Also, we do not have time to respond individually to questions. Please do your best to follow our submission guidelines. We've made them as simple as possible. If you don’t have a website or resume, don’t worry, we will consider anyone who submits images. Semifinalists will be contacted in June. Sketches will be due mid-July. Final pieces will be due in August.
Thank you for offering your creativity to Geek+Tea - may the odds be ever in your favour!