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JUROR Mike Carroll, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Mike Carroll is an artist who also writes and speaks on art, studio practices and exhibition spaces. He has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast and has had studios in Boston, Provincetown and Florida. His work is in numerous collections and has been written about in Art New England and Provincetown Arts, among other publications. Carroll’s paintings incorporate sculptural shapes, unusual colors, and forms that appear to jostle for the spotlight in quirky, layered compositions; alive and defiant pieces of a legacy of art being necessary and distinct. He works primarily with oils and produces works that incorporate self-discovery, the quest for ‘right-ness’ as everyday circumstance observed and conveyed, the beauty of tension, paradox, and inquisition and as part of the artist’s strategy.

Carroll has been a gallerist in various forms for over 25 years. He attended Emerson College and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston until he became involved in Boston’s then thriving underground scene. He ran the live performance and video section at The Boston Film Video Foundation when video was in its black and white reel to reel infancy. Carroll opened his first gallery, The 11th Hour, near Boston’s South Station where he produced early exhibitions by Mark Morrisroe and performances by Human Sexual Response, Jack Smith and The Clam Twins, among others. Since then he has woven his own art making practice with fine art presentation in a variety of ways. He was the Executive Director at Provincetown’s Schoolhouse Center from 1997 through 2004 and has been the owner of the Schoolhouse Gallery since 2005 where he is well known for presenting the finest in collaboration and new thought in the gallery and at a variety of outside exhibition projects.

 

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration, your birth-date must be after January 1, 1983 and you must have completed high school.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS
All Media accepted (2D, 3D, audio, video, etc)
Work must not have been previously been shown at the Sharon Arts Center in the past two years.
Artwork MUST BE GALLERY READY
NO Sectional metal frames, saw tooth hangers OR unframed matted work.
ALL 2D/WALL MOUNTED WORK MUST BE WIRED FOR HANGING.
Original work only
Reproductions and giclee prints will be refused
2-D work must not exceed 100 lbs, and must not exceed 84 inches on the longest side.
3-D work must not exceed 100 lbs, and wall mounted 3-D work must be wired for hanging.
Accepted sculpture must have its own pedestal or method of presentation.
Accepted video work must provide a viewing monitor and video on continuous loop.

FEES and AWARDS
There is a $25 fee to submit up to five works.
Payment is accepted via PayPal.
$500 Best in Show, two $100 Honorable Mentions.

SALES
Art sold during the show is subject to a 40% commission taken by Sharon Arts Center, please price your work accordingly.
All work MUST be for sale – and will be sold at the price indicated on the entry form, no exceptions.

IMPORTANT DATES
August 31, 2013 Entry Deadline
September 16 Selection Notification
October 25 and 27 Art Delivery (Shipped/Local)
November 1 Opening Reception, Award presentations
December 28 Last day of show
December 29 Pick-up for sold work (buyers) and unsold work (local artists)
January 4 Artwork shipped back to non local artists**
**Artists shipping their work must provide a prepaid shipping tag for returned work.

Categories
Oil
Watercolor
Acrylic
Pastel
Pen and Ink
Graphite
Color Pencil
Charcoal
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
Jewelry
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)
Sculpture
Other
Ceramics
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