CALL TO ARTISTS for Gateways 2018

Judged Art Competition and Exhibit

THEME: Artwork must relate to Southern history and culture, i.e.: landscapes, historical sites, people, events, still life and scenes from our past to the present. All entries should reflect the theme. This is an open show.

ELIGIBILITY: All work Must be Your Original Creation and completed within the last two years. Artwork must remain the duration of the exhibit. This is a judged exhibit. All entries will be displayed unless they do not meet the criteria specified below. Work requiring special installation may be declined.

FEE: (non-refundable) $20 members, $25 non-members, for two entries. Additional entries $5 each for members, $10 each for non-members (5 total).

SALES and PRICING: SASi will retain 30% Commission from all sales by Members, and 40% from all sales by Non-members. Artists will be paid for work sold following the close of exhibition. Work must be priced or listed NFS (not for sale). No PORs (price on request) accepted.

SPECIFICATIONS: All work must be original, completed within the last two years. Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media and fiber are eligible. Two-dimensional work is restricted to 48″ by 48″ including frame. (Larger work may be accepted depending on gallery space.) Works on paper (including photography) must be protected by glass or Plexiglas and framed. All work must be properly framed or gallery wrapped (sides properly finished), and wired for hanging. Mats must be neat and clean (no signatures or titles on the mat). Fiber art must be ready to hang, with rod supplied by the artist. Three-dimensional work is limited to 2’x2′ of floor space, less than 6′ tall and weigh less than 50 lbs. Three-D work Must sit solidly on a flat surface or be properly mounted for hanging. The following will NOT be accepted: wet paint or inks, reproductions, giclees or copies. Unacceptable framing includes: clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, staples, string or tape. Art must be presented in a professional manner. Inadequately prepared work will not be considered for exhibit.

PICK UP OF ART: Artwork must be picked up on the scheduled date. Artwork left beyond 30 days will become property of Southern Arts Society.

LIABILITY: Southern Arts Society (SASi) accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage of artwork. Concerned artists should provide their own insurance coverage. SASi reserves the right to decline any works that do not meet our standards or specifications and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion. SASi reserves the right to photograph, video, and reproduce any entry submitted for educational, marketing, or publicity purposes. Entry in the exhibition constitutes agreement by the artist to all conditions in this prospectus.

JUDGE: to be announced

AWARDS: 1st Place – $200; 2nd Place – $150; 3rd Place – $75; Merit Awards (3) – $50 each

SCHEDULE: Deliver Art Sat Sept 29, 11 am-4 pm, Sun Sept 30, 1– 4 pm. No Late entries will be accepted. Please deliver art on scheduled dates.

Reception: Oct 6 (Saturday) 6 – 8 pm ~ Awards Presented at 7:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: Oct 2 thru Nov 2, 2018

Pick up work: Sat. Nov 3, 10 am – 4 pm (gallery hours)
GALLERY HOURS: Tues – Sat 10 am – 4 pm, and by appointment.
INFORMATION: Ph 704.739.5585 Email

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