First Juried Art Exhibition
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FIRST JURIED ART EXHIBITION

September 14 – December 2, 2012

CALL FOR ENTRIES

POSTMARK DEADLINE: June 18, 2012

The Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science is seeking submissions for its first juried art exhibition. The exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 in all visual media per the conditions and requirements stated within this prospectus.

CALENDAR

Postmarked deadline for entries.................................................................................June 18, 2012

Notifications of selected works sent............................................................................July 23, 2012

Accepted artworks to arrive by...............................................................................August 22, 2012

Exhibition opens..............................................................................................September 14, 2012

Reception ........................................................................................................September 15, 2012

Exhibition closes.................................................................................................December 2, 2012

Work returned/retrieved..............................................................................December 3 – 14, 2012

AWARDS

$1,000 first place, $500 second place, $250 third place

JUROR

MEGAN JOHNSTON, Director of Curatorial Affairs & Interpretation, Plains Art Museum, is an arts activist with a socially engaged curatorial practice centered on fundamental questions about art, its display and mediation. She is particularly interested in where sociopolitical/historical issues and creativity converge with visual culture and civil engagement. Johnston has curated and organized hundreds of projects locally, nationally and internationally. She has worked for more than 20 years in leading museums and galleries both in Ireland and the United States, including the Walker Art Center and Weisman Art Museums both in Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown, Northern Ireland, and the LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange, Georgia. Johnston received: a BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota; a MA in Irish Visual Culture from the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland; and is currently researching a PhD at Ulster on curating in contemporary contexts, focusing on socially engaged curatorial practice, display and mediation.

CONDITIONS

Works in all visual media completed in the last 3 years may be submitted. Each artist may submit up to 3 works. Works must be dry and free of toxic or hazardous materials. Work may be rejected if it is deemed to pose a risk to safety or security for staff or the viewing public. 2-D works must be ready to hang with d-rings or wire and glazed works must be covered with Plexiglas—glass is not acceptable. Work must be maintenance-free with no special handling or excessive installation instructions. 2-D works may not exceed 60lbs in weight and 8 x 10' in dimension per divided section. 3-D works may not exceed 150lbs in weight and 8’H x 10’W x 6’D per divided section. Accepted works are considered a temporary loan and may not be withdrawn by the artist prior to the close of the exhibition.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applications consist of a completed and signed entry form, a non-refundable $25 application fee and one disk of images for up to 3 works (1 image for 2-D works and 2 images for 3-D works). Slides will not be accepted. Video work must be on DVD-R. Images must be JPG or TIFF at 1-3 MB file size, 300-400dpi. Images should be labeled with the following file format: Last Name_First Name_entry #. Exact copies of entry forms are acceptable. Accepted works that do not conform to the images submitted may be rejected.

PUBLICITY

Images of works included in the exhibition, including those submitted by the artist, may be used for the purposes of education, documentation and/or publicity.

SHIPPING

Artists are responsible for the transit of works accepted into the exhibition and for making arrangements with Visual Arts Center staff for the hand delivery or retrieval of works during normal operation hours. Shipped works require a check for return shipping charges or a pre-paid FedEx shipping label and will be returned in the same material they arrived in. The Visual Arts Center reserves the right to reject artworks with inappropriate packaging. Artists assume liability for the packaging of their shipped works. No packing peanuts are allowed.

INSURANCE

Artists are responsible for providing insurance for works during transit. The Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center will provide insurance on all works selected for exhibition during its possession. All entries that are not for sale must include an insurance value on the entry form.

SALES

Sales to the public are encouraged. The Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center will retain a 20% commission on artwork sales. Listed prices must incorporate this commission. Insurance values must be listed for works that are not for sale. Prices of accepted works may not be changed.

QUESTIONS?

Email vac@washingtonpavilion.org or call 605-367-7397 x 2412.

For full entry form follow the link below

https://www.washingtonpavilion.org/Online/WebImages/Other/PDF/Prospectus1.pdf

POSTMARK DEADLINE: June 18, 2012

SEND ENTRIES TO:

FIRST Juried Exhibition

Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center

301 S. Main Ave., PO Box 984

Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0984 

 

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