Sitar Arts Center offers affordable multidisciplinary arts education in a nurturing environment to the Washington, DC’s youth who otherwise wouldn’t be have access to these opportunities. The Cafritz Gallery gives our students the opportunity to learn how to showcase their accomplishments and grow as artists, as well as learn about the process of creating, to the hanging and selling of artwork. The gallery series was created to educate the Sitar Arts Center community about the visual arts, how to view and talk about art work and to give young and emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit professionally.
This year, the theme for our annual Juried Exhibition is In Movement. The exhibition will allow the artist the opportunity to express their idea of how they perceive movement through various mediums. All work must show objects or images in movement or imply movement through use of color, brush stroke, imagery, tonal value or use of perspective. Work must have been created within the last five years.
Work must be created by the artist stated on the work.
Images must be appropriate for school age children.
Mediums accepted for submission are 2D art, found art, photography, painting, mixed media, drawing, digital art, ceramic, printmaking, clay, wood, fiber, paper and sculpture; no video, film, installation or performance art.
Two dimensional works must be no larger than 4’ in width or height and three dimensional works should not exceed 5’H x 3’D, and not have any potentially dangerous or hazardous parts. All two dimensional works must be able to be hung with our hanging system. Work must be wired in the back, holes will not be put into the walls to hang work.
Sitar Arts Center Procedure
Cost of submissions
Current Sitar Members: Youth & Young Adult: Ages 10 – 15: Free up to three pieces (parents must sign entry form)
Adults and volunteers: Ages 16 & over: $5 unlimited pieces
Non – Sitar Members: Youth & Young Adult: Ages 10 – 15: $5 up to two pieces (parents must sign entry form)
Adult: Ages 16 & over $10 up to two pieces
Jury Acceptance: Please note - All work may not be chosen
All work will be reviewed by the initial jury to determine entry into exhibit
Actual work MUST be delivered to Sitar Arts Center by the deadline to be considered
Initial jury is based on appropriate content, relation to theme and presentation
Work not chosen must be picked up by November 1, 2014
Pick up dates: October 28 & 29, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm, October 27 & October 31, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
For additional pick up times, please make an appointment
All works on exhibit are eligible for the final jury. Work will be judged on a point based system.
Final jury will be in two categories: Category type is determined by age of participant when work is submitted
Youth: Ages 10 - 15
1st Prize $50
2nd Prize $25
Young Adult 16 – 21
1st Prize $100
2nd Prize $50
Adult: Ages 22 and up
1st Prize $200, and solo exhibit at Sitar Arts Center
2nd Prize $100
Chosen works will be on exhibit from October 27 – December 6, 2014
Work does not have to be for sale, but sale prices are encouraged
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Thursday November 6, 2014 at 6:30pm
If you have any questions or want more information, please contact Lorenna Maysonet, Programs Assistant, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-797-2145 Ext. 104.