“BITEme” is an open-call juried exhibition inviting submissions exploring everything and anything about food. All styles and media are welcome to submit.


~  Judging this exhibition  ~ 

Joel Kane & Monkut Sayasit
Cocktail and Culinary gurus

Judges Joel Kane and  Chef Monkut Sayasit have been working in culinary industry in Cedar Rapids for a total of 33 years. They have been working together at Betas Restaurant in NewBo since 2013 pushing the limits of both food and cocktails creating amazing flavor combinations that surprise and delight even the most sophisticated pallets. Both have multiple awards, locally and regionally, in their areas of expertise. Monkut has competed in, and won several competitions including Iowa’s Taste of Elegance, the annual competition put on by the Iowa Pork Producers. Joel was recently awarded Iowa’s Top Mixologist of 2017 and continues to bridge the gap between classic cocktails and unique, modern combinations.

Exhibition Duration:

This exhibition is scheduled for March 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018

Opening Reception Thursday March 1, 2018


Eligible artists must be 18+ years of age and ship work from within the United States.

2D and 3D work is welcome.


Submission Deadline:    Tuesday, February 6, 2018 (by midnight)­­

 Submit at this site >


Submission of images:

Submission fee is $25 for 3 images.

Additional images may be submitted for $10/per image.


For the best results for uploading images for jurying, please submit your images as JPG, TIF, or PNG files not greater than 2MB. The longest side should be a minimum of 1,280 pixels. See the side bar in the entry system for information about file sizes less than 800 pixels on the longest side.


For questions contact

Submission fees are non-refundable whether or not work is selected for exhibition.

Submission indicates artist agrees with the terms of the show.



Artists will be notified on or before February 9, 2018 regarding participation in the exhibit.


Receive artwork:

Artwork for “BITEme” must be received

between February 14, 2018 – February 24, 2018

Late shipments may not be guaranteed a spot in the show.

Art work, if not sold, will be returned after the close of the show.




Artists are responsible for all shipping/delivery costs to the gallery AND the return costs.

Shipped work must include pre-paid, return postage for unsold work.


You may drop off and pick up your art with prior arrangements.

Call Anne at 319-431-2669


Shipping address is:

Black Earth Gallery

Attn: Anne Stamats

1010 3rd Street SE

Suite 2

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401



Black Earth Gallery does provide insurance coverage for work during the exhibit but not during shipping.


Artist / Gallery split is :  artist 80% / gallery 20%

*there will be purchase prize from the BITEme exhibit by a private collector.


Black Earth Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of the NewBo Art and

Entertainment District in Cedar Rapids, IA. NewBo is a part of the “Mainstreet” historical area that includes the NewBo City Market, CSPS/Legion Arts – an international art and music venue, The Ceramics Center with their artists in residence program, many restaurants, bars, artists’ studios, art galleries and Czech Village. Black Earth Gallery uses juried shows to expand their repertoire of artists used for corporate, business and personal art consulting projects.


Owner, Anne Stamats, is an Art Consultant and an Art Rep.