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Open Call for Exhibitions at Art Centre ITÄ, Finland 2025

Open call  /  12 Feb 2024  -  10 Mar 2024
Published: 12.02.2024
Exhibition by Elli Hukka, 2023.
Exhibition by Elli Hukka, 2023

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Intro
Art Centre ITÄ is a gallery space and art rental shop maintained by The Artists' Association of South Karelia and The Finnish Jewellery Art Association. It is situated in Lappeenranta, South-East Finland. In the exhibition programme contemporary jewellery plays a special role. Art Center East is open from Tue-Fri 11-17 and Sat 11-14 (during the week exhibition is changed the gallery is closed on Tuesday, also Public Holidays will chance opening hours slightly).
 
>> Exhibition period SPRING 2025

Call for exhibitions:

You can apply for exhibition time for the following months: January-June 2025. You can apply for either space, Gallery RIUTTA or Gallery ROIKKA, or both. Exhibition time is 4 weeks and it contains the time for building up and taking down the exhibition. Gallery rent: 585 euros for one gallery space (Roikka or Riutta), and 1080 euros for both spaces. If you are a member of either association, prices are 420 euros / for one space and 800 euros for both spaces. Selling provision is 30 %.


Gallery rent contains:
  • Supervision of the exhibition
  • Printable posters
  • Sending invitations by email and social media
  • Contacting the press 
 
How to apply:
You can apply the exhibition time with an informal application which contains a plan for the exhibition, curriculum vitae and 4-7 pictures of your work. If you want a specific time for the exhibition (for example February 2025) or specific gallery space (for example you want to apply only to Gallery Riutta), mention this in your application. The application must be sent as one .pdf file, sized a maximum of 7MB. Name the application “Firstname_Lastname_aplication_spring_2025”. The deadline for applications is the 10th of March 2024.


The working committee for choosing the exhibitions has members from both associations.
The decisions will be made by 31st of March 2024.
Send the application to the address: taidekeskus.ita@gmail.com (.pdf file size max 7 MB)

Floor plan, pictures and information: https://www.taidekeskus-ita.fi/english/
For further information contact: taidekeskus.ita@gmail.com


Gallery Roikka
Gallery Roikka is an excellent space for sculptures, three-dimensional art and paintings. Together the length of the walls is 17.5 m, and the longest solid wall is 11 m. The walls have hanging rails in the ceiling. Connecting art pieces directly to the wall is possible but has to be negotiated beforehand. Opposite the longest wall there is a big window, in front of the window there is a low white table, a depth of 1 m. Gallery Roikka has ca. 56 square meters and the height of the room is 3,15 m.

 
Gallery Riutta 
Gallery Riutta is a square space of 46.5 square meters and is suitable for different kinds of art. Hanging rails are available with every wall, altogether there are 16 m wall spaces. Items can be connected directly to the wall but this has to be negotiated beforehand. Also, this space has a big window and in front of it white low tables with a depth of  75 cm. The height of the space is 3,3 m and it can be darkened.


Opening Hours
Art Centre ITÄ is open from Tue-Fri 11-17 and Sat 11-14 (during the week the exhibition is changed the gallery is closed on Tuesday, also Public Holidays will change opening hours slightly).
 
Kimmo Ylönen — Skyball event July 30 – August 22, 2020.
Kimmo Ylönen — Skyball event July 30 – August 22, 2020

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Art Centre ITÄ, space RIUTTA - Exhibition "Kotona" by Sirja Knaapi, 2022. Photographer: Mikko J Savolainen.
Art Centre ITÄ, space RIUTTA - Exhibition "Kotona" by Sirja Knaapi, 2022. Photographer: Mikko J Savolainen

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Reetta Ahonen — Woodcuts 24.9-17.10.2020.
Reetta Ahonen — Woodcuts 24.9-17.10.2020

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Art Centre ITÄ, space RIUTTA - Exhibition "Skin Flora" by Minna Markkanen, 2022. Photographer: Minna Markkanen.
Art Centre ITÄ, space RIUTTA - Exhibition "Skin Flora" by Minna Markkanen, 2022. Photographer: Minna Markkanen

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From Jussi Nykänen's exhibition Nahanluoja. Photo: Jukka Kosonen.
From Jussi Nykänen's exhibition Nahanluoja. Photo: Jukka Kosonen

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