Interested in showing art at merge?

To apply, We require:

- An artist statement, jpegs of your pieces, titles, prices, and piece dimensions.

- We are looking for artists who express a unique perspective about the human experience or who have developed unique techniques and ways of using their chosen medium.

To show, We require:

- Help hanging the work. We provide the hardware.  We will curate & hang with you.

- Help promoting your opening or closing event (We typically you to create a FB event or postcard.)

- $150 hanging fee for the month, to pay for party appetizers, hardware, and promotion, but we do not take any other commission on sales.

- Prompt pick up of work on date/time we set.

Some artists have asked their musician friends to come play during the opening or closing party to help set the  ambiance even more.

Shows generally run about a month, from set up to take down.

Please apply via email with jpegs of your work and your artist statement to

November 5th - December 28th:


ARTISTS:  Samantha Platt & Mary Gurtler

Samantha is an Artist and Photographer.  Mary's background is in Design.  Art and Design inspired by Nature is their common theme and the foundation of a Business venture---Chickadeedee.  The featured series @ Merge, "Nature's Window", presents art illuminated utilizing a special printing process.  The frames are designed to allow easy changes of art to celebrate turning seasons--bringing the pulse of nature a little closer.

Future plans for Samantha and Mary with Chickadeedee include custom designs for small gardens--keeping nature close and reflecting life outside.

*All illuminated art is available to order - contact Mary at