call for artists: 2019 International Juried Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey

EXHIBITION DATES: November 8 – December 21, 2019
Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception: Friday, November 8 from 6 – 8 p.m.

JUROR: Garth Johnson

ABOUT THE JUROR: Writer, curator, and educator Garth Johnson is the Paul Phillips and Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York. Johnson is known for his irreverent wit, which can be explored through his weblog, www.extremecraft.com. He has also exhibited his work and published his writing nationally and internationally, including contributions to the books Handmade Nation, Craftivity, Craft Corps, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nation Building. His book, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse, was published by Quarry. He is a self-described craft activist who explores craft’s influence and relevance in the 21st century.

AWARDS:
Special Exhibitions Committee Award: Solo Exhibition at The Center for Contemporary Art
First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $250
Third Prize: $100

DATES & DEADLINES:
Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 15th at 11:59 p.m. MT
Artist Notification: Friday, October 11th (by email)
In Person Delivery: October 29 – November 2nd during office hours
Deadline to Receive Shipped Artwork: November 1st
Exhibit Opening Reception: Friday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m.
Pre-paid Artwork Return and In-Person Pick-Up: January 2 – 10 during office hours

ENTRY FEE:
$35 for up to three entries
$25 for Members of The Center and art educators
Entry fees are non-refundable

ELIGIBILITY:
The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older

SPECIFICATIONS:
The exhibition will consist of three-dimensional ceramics work. Wall-mounted pieces must be prepared and ready for hanging and no larger than 36″ X 36″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 48″ or weigh more than 75 lbs. including box or crate. Work across a variety of display solutions is encouraged including video or film related to clay. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Please contact The Center with questions about oversize pieces or other shipping concerns before you apply.

SUBMISSION:
Submit up to three JPEG/JPG digital images. Upload options for image files:
File format: JPEG or JPG only
File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side
File size: 5 MB maximum
Information on how to resize your file can be found here.

VIDEO
File Type: MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
File Size: Under 100 MB.
Currently, linked media from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. is not accepted.

HOW TO ENTER!
2019 entries should be submitted through CallforEntry.org starting June 1.
You must set up an account to enter.
If you run across a problem while applying or have questions, please contact CallforEntry.org at cafe@westaf.org.

SHIPPING/DELIVERY OF ARTWORK:
The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from The Center for Contemporary Art using Fed-X or DHL. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from The Center for Contemporary Art on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times.

INSURANCE AND SALE OF ARTWORK:
All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through January 10, 2020 while it is on the premises. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit.
The Center for Contemporary Art receives a 30% commission on all exhibition sales.

MEDIA/PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Center for Contemporary Art reserves the right to use digital images of exhibited artwork for media, website, PR and advertising.

call for entry: Material Hard + Soft

The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists.

2020 ENTRY GUIDELINES

HOW TO ENTER
Our entry deadline for the 2020 exhibition is September 29, 2019. Please review the upcoming schedule below for more information on the next steps in the competition.  A downloadable 2020 Prospectus is available for entry guidelines and procedures questions. Entries can be submitted online or through the mail.

AWARDS
The Greater Denton Arts Council will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250. Winners will be determined by the juror and will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition on February 7, 2020.

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
Works produced in any of the craft media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media, are acceptable. Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Works can be a collaboration piece, all collaborators must be listed in the space provided on the entry form. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted. All work must have been completed within the past two years (2017-2019) and not previously exhibited at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES + ENTRY FEE
Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.

SIZE LIMITATIONS
All work must be ready for installation. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. GDAC reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex installation or assembly problems.

SALES
A 30% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).

PUBLICITY
The exhibition will be publicized regionally, nationally and internationally. GDAC reserves the right to use photographs or digital images of any accepted work for the purpose of publicity.

DELIVERY + RETU RN OF WORK
Artists are responsible for pre-paying all shipping charges to and from the exhibition site upon selection by the juror. Accepted works must be hand-delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided in the Artist Contract. Entries will be insured by GDAC while in its custody. Insurance value for pieces NFS should reflect fair market value. No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Sending an entry to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.

DEADLINES AND EXHIBITION DATES

September 29, 2019 | Deadline for acceptance of online entry materials (by 11:59 PM)

November 15, 2019| Notification forms sent to all artists

December 6, 2019 | Artist contracts are due

January 5 – 11, 2020 | Shipped and hand-delivered artwork due at the Arts Center

February 7, 2020 | Opening Reception 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Award Ceremony 7:00 PM.

February 7 – May 9, 2020 | Exhibition on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

May 11 – 23, 2020 | De-installation and return of artwork

For additional questions about the competition and exhibition, contact exhibit@dentonarts.com

Find out more HERE plus view the previous years exhibitions.

 

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Shary Boyle on Hyperallergic with a must listen podcast!

“I chose to become an artist to try to pursue a life of true questioning and subversion and an alternative position to what I saw as a common drive towards capitalist values of growth and progression and I want to just to continually have access to watching and observing and questioning that.” – Shary Boyle

Read the article and hear the podcast HERE.