CALL TO ARTISTS
for A Fresh Look
Art Exhibit and Competition

Southern Arts Society is proud to present A Fresh Look, an annual art competition and exhibit open to all artists in the region. This is a judged art show with cash prizes ranging from $50 to a $250 first prize. There is no theme for the show, just bring your latest work that takes a fresh look on the world around you.

ELIGIBILITY: All work Must be Your Original Creation (not from any copyrighted source), not previously exhibited in a judged show at SASi, and completed within the last three 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 specifications below. Work requiring special installation or that is inadequately prepared 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 (after Aug. 1st). Work may be listed not for sale (NFS). SASi encourages all entries to be for sale.

SPECIFICATIONS: Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media, fiber, and fine crafts are eligible. Two-dimensional work is restricted to 48″ by 48″ including frame. Watercolors, pastels, photographs, prints and drawings must be protected by glass or Plexiglas. All work must be properly framed, or gallery wrapped canvas and wired to hang. Mats should be clean and neutral. 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, giclee’s, photocopies or computer-generated art. NO clip frames, saw-tooth hangers, cardboard, string, or tape. NO side staples on canvas. Larger work may be accepted depending on gallery space.

LIABILITY: 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 with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

JUDGE: to be announced

AWARDS: First Place – $250; Second Place – $150; Third Place – $75; Merit Award(s) – $50 each

DELIVER ART: Saturday, June 11, 10 am – 4 pm,  and Sun June 12, 1 – 4 pm. Early entries accepted during gallery hours.

RECEPTION & AWARDS: Public Reception Sat June 25th from 6-8 pm • Awards presented at 7 pm • Exhibit Dates: June 15 thru July 29

PICK UP OF ART: Sat July 30, 10 am – 4 pm; Artwork must be picked up on the scheduled date. Artwork left beyond 30 days will become property of SASi.

GALLERY HOURS: TUES–SAT, 10 AM – 3 PM

INFORMATION: For more information, please call 704.739.5585 or email southernartssociety@gmail.com 

PROSPECTUS: A Fresh Look Prospectus is available for download here