Sylvia White Gallery 5th ...

Application period opens APRIL 1
Deadline for receiving applications: JUNE 30, Midnight
Exhibition Dates: AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 1. 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 3-5pm

Sylvia White will jury this exhibition. Three artists will be invited to have concurrent solo exhibitions at the Sylvia White Gallery next July 2013. You can check out our exhibition schedule and past winners HERE

Open to all US/International resident artists at least 18 years of age.
Eligible entries include paintings, mixed media, works on paper, photography, sculpture, installation art, digital media, video and performance. There are no size restrictions, site specific installations are encouraged.

APPLICATION PROCESS (click here for more details and to apply:Applicants must apply through the CaFÉ™ online application system at™. CaFÉ™ is a project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. (You will thank me later) Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply. If you are a first time user, please allow at least 24 hours to set up your free CaFE account and familiarize yourself with the system. Once you have registered at CaFÉ™, you can work on an application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until it is completed and ready to submit. You can apply at any time up until the deadline; however, applications must be successfully received by 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on June 30, 2012. Applications that are incomplete, or not received by the deadline, will be excluded from consideration. We recommended applying well in advance in order to avoid technical problems.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information
Submission of Work: The entry fee of $35 includes review of 3 images. More images may be submitted, at your discretion. $5 each additional image, no maximum. Images must be Standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 DPI, any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.
Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions
(Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.

Additional Help and Information provides detailed instructions and tutorials on How to Apply, Image Prep, and a Help/FAQ that will answer most questions. CaFÉ™ Tech Support staff is available via email to respond to technical questions or problems.
Optional Website review/critique: Add $50 All artists may request 15 minute telephone consultation that will be scheduled after the jury process is completed. This is particularly helpful to artists who are not invited to participate, but all artists will benefit from candid feedback about their application. Good luck!

Accepted work must be received July 25-28. For deliveries, please note the gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday, 11-5
All work must be picked up work Saturday, September 1 or Wednesday, September 5, 11-5
Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the image entry, at the Juror’s discretion. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit. All selected work must be available for sale.
Artists will be responsible for delivery and return shipping of all their artwork.

Unless otherwise specified, accepted works will be considered for sale at the price indicated and 30% of the selling price will be retained by Sylvia White Gallery. A purchaser may not remove work until the end of the exhibition.

Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. Sylvia White Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. Artists are advised to get their own insurance.

All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging, or installation. Graphics, prints, watercolors and pastels must be framed under plexiglas. NO GLASS.
Shipped work must be packaged in a reusable container. NO STYROFOAM PEANUTS. A prepaid waybill for its return must be enclosed. Please make shipping arrangements through the U.S. Postal Service, DHL, FedEx, or UPS. COD returns are not acceptable. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on the pick-up date.