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

Entry Deadline: 8/2/19
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Entry Fee: $35.00

EXHIBITION DATES: September 17-October 31, 2019

Webster Arts invites art submissions for our fall exhibit, BLUE. Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme broadly. Works depicting the color blue, the state of feeling blue, or Blues music is welcome. Are you inspired by the Pale Blue Dot that represents our planet from afar? How do you respond to BLUE? No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video. Call or email if uncertain.

Webster Arts is growing regional non-profit arts center that hosts national juried exhibitions in it's 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. Artists may be selected for solo or 2 - 3 person shows in the future.

Friday, August 2, 2019: Submission deadline
Monday, August 19, 2019: All artists notified by email
September 3-6 & 9 2019: In person delivery of artwork during office hours, 9 am -4:30pm
Monday, Sept 9: Deadline to receive shipped artwork
Tuesday, September 17, from 6-8 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception
November 4-15: Pre-paid artwork return and in-person pick-up during office hours

$35 for up to three entries

Entry fees are non-refundable

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older, residing in the US or abroad. 

Andrea Pierro is the director of the Visiting Artists Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Prior to joining SAIC, Pierro was Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. She was also an adjunct lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. Pierro often participates as a juror for exhibitions, contributes essays, and guest lectures. Pierro received a BFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.

The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 48″ X 48″ and weigh no more than 20 lbs. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 60″ or weigh more than 50 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.

Submit up to three JPEG digital images. 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

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Webster Arts using FedEx, UPS, USPS 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 Webster Arts on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times.

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.

Photographs of accepted artwork may be used for promotional purposes.