Open Theme Annual 2020

A NATIONAL CALL FOR ART IN ANY MEDIUM

Open to all artists, aged 18 or older, residing in the US

Entry Deadline: DECEMBER 9, 2019
Entry Fee: $35.00
APPLY AT CALL FOR ENTRY:
https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7108

EXHIBITION DATES: JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Webster Arts invites art submissions for our Open Theme Annual 2020 artists are encouraged submit 2D & 3D work that on any theme. Send us your best work! No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video.

Webster Arts is growing regional non-profit arts center that hosts national juried exhibitions in its 2000 square-foot gallery, a nationally ranked juried art fair, art outreach for recent refugees, a plein air competition, an autumn music series, and other community events. Our patrons are sophisticated art consumers. An independent juror will select work for inclusion in the exhibit and for cash prizes ($250 Best in Show, two $100 Awards of Excellence.) Sales are encouraged.


DATES & DEADLINES
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019: Submission deadline
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019: All artists notified by email
Jan. 6-9, 13, 2020: In person delivery of artwork during office hours, 9 am -4:30pm
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020: Deadline to receive shipped artwork
Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 6-8 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception

ENTRY FEE
$35 for up to three entries

Entry fees are non-refundable

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older, residing in the US or abroad. Work created under instruction is not eligible.

JUROR
Melody Evans studied for four years at the San Antonio School of Art and Craft and started her career as a potter but soon moved into making sculpture, large scale installations and drawings with collage and digital manipulations. This change coincided with her pursuit of a Master’s degree in the influential area of Northern California.  Evans studied with nationally acclaimed artists Robert Brady, and Stephen Kaltenbach, and has received numerous awards in her career; including first place in the National Visions in Clay, awarded at the University of the Pacific in CA. Her drawings have also been juried into and awarded in several regional shows. She has been represented by the California gallery, Solomon Dubnick. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Paul F. Dauer Ceramic Collection and The Sony Kamm International T-pot collection. She has large-scale permanent installations at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, Alton Illinois and the New St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City.

SPECIFICATIONS
The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in any medium. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 48″ X 48″ and weigh no more than 20 lbs. Free-standing pieces on pedestals may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 60″ or weigh more than 40 lbs. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. No floor or ceiling installed work. No video.

All work must be the original conception and execution of the artist listed on the application. No reproductions. Please do not submit work that has been exhibited in any Webster Arts gallery in the past, including Paint Webster.

SUBMISSION
Submit up to three JPEG digital image of the work. 

Upload options for image files:

File dimensions: 1000 to 1920 pixels on the longest side

File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum

SHIPPING/DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Webster Arts using FedEx, UPS or DHL. A pre-paid return shipping label must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from Webster Arts on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times. Do not send stamps.

INSURANCE AND SALE OF ARTWORK
All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through the time it is picked up by the carrier. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit. Webster Arts receives a 30% commission on all exhibition sales. Sales are encouraged.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographs of accepted artwork may be used for promotional purposes.