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Sea of Change Mid-Atlantic

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Sea of Change Mid-Atlantic 2020

The Virginia Beach Art Center invites you to submit to our a showcase of all media artwork from the Mid-Atlantic states.  There is beauty in all the waterways that surround us, but our climate is changing and perhaps our lives as well.   Artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania celebrate our present and warn of our future.

The exhibition is juried by Gary Ryan, Executive Direcetor of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and features an award total of $2000! The opening reception is June 5th, 6-8 pm.

The Virginia Beach Art Center is a popular venue for local and regional art, with a loyal following of patrons as well as a high daily visitor count.  We invite you to join our art family for the month of June and help us bring attention to the crisis that our oceans face.

Exhibition:  June 5 - June 28, 2020

Submission Deadline: April 20

Notifications Sent: April 30

Delivery:  Shipped works received May 20- June 2, Hand-delivered works received May 29 - June 2

Reception:  June 5, 6:00-8:00 pm

Exhibition ends: June 28, 4 pm

Pick up in person/return shipping:  June 30-July 1

 

Submission Fee:

$35 for up to three works (non-refundable)

Eligibility:  

Open to artists who reside in the Mid-Atlantic states (SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, NJ & PA) who are 18 or older. All media welcome.   Please advise of any special installation instructions in the description of your artwork (when you add the artwork to your CAFE portfolio).

All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit.  Work needs to have been produced within the last two years and not previously exhibited at VBAC. The Artist certifies that he/she created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.

All styles and aesthetics will be considered. All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition.  The Virginia Beach Art Center is a public non-profit facility open to patrons of all ages.  The content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.  

Artists must include an interpretative statement (limit 700 characters) that will be displayed with the artwork.  

Submission process:  

All entries and payments must be submitted via CAFE (callforentry.org).  Please follow the directions on CAFE to set up your artist profile and then submit to this call.  If you have exhibition questions, please contact create@artcentervb.org.  Questions relating to the online submission process should be directed to CAFE.

Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration.  A maximum of three photos may be uploaded.  If multiple views of a single artwork are uploaded, clearly label the photos as “Title-VIEW 1,” “Title-VIEW 2,” etc.

The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00.  Commission for works is 65% (to the artist) and 35% to the Virginia Beach Art Center. Payment for sales will be made within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition.  The artist will be contacted if a W-9 is required.

Limitations:

Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds.  

Hanging works (2D) may not protrude more than 12” from the wall.  Works must be wired for hanging (no claw hooks), and the flexed wire must be a minimum of 3 inches from the top of the frame.  Gallery wraps are accepted only if the image is continued onto all four sides of the canvas.  Free-standing (3D) works may not exceed 24” in length or width (height may be taller). Those that require presentation other than a standard pedestal must include those displays with the works.  (Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis--please contact us before submitting.)

Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions.  Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist.  We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/or for craft issues.

Liability:

The art center staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition.  However, the Virginia Beach Art Center, its staff, volunteers and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur.  We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves and purchase insurance from the shipping company used.  Shipping your work means that you agree to this.

Shipping:

The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the art center.  All shipped works must arrive between May 20- June 2, 2020 without exception.  Hand-delivered works are accepted May 29 through June 2, 2020.  Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx to be returned.  We do not arrange return shipping in any other manner.  Please, NO packing peanuts.  Works should be shipped in reusable packaging and containers for return.  Clearly indicate any unpacking and re-packing instructions for return of works.  Works that do not include a return label and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the Virginia Beach Art Center.

Prizes Details: 

A total of $2000 in cash awards will be given.

Best in Show:  $750

Award of Excellence:  $500

Award of Merit:   $250

Most Creative: $200

3 Honorable Mentions: $100

Juror:

Gary Ryan, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).  

Born and raised in Norfolk, Ms. Ryan has more than twenty years of leadership experience, which includes running the Katonah Museum of Art as Interim Executive Director, as well as spearheading business development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and strategic initiatives at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

Thrilled to be back home, Gary currently resides in the Virginia Beach neighborhood of Shadowlawn.

Deadline: 
05/01/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$35 for up to three pieces
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Aquatic wildlife and human relationships with watersheds

Submerge is a research residency for artists interested in water. The week long residency will facilitate 12 – 15 workshops, lectures and excursions lead by scientists and ecologists who work with water.

The program will focus on biodiversity and ecology but also feature lessons on history, infrastructure and physics.

Outline of activities:

We invite you to give a private artist talk to share your work with the group.

Tour a working hydro electric dam.

Workshop on Underwater sound recording.

Visit the Hogs Back Lock keeper and learn about how the canal works.

Visit the Water & Ice Research Laboratory to learn about diatoms, freshwater microbes and microplastics.

Test water for traces of pesticides with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Sail the Ottawa River on a 29 foot sailboat.

Visit University Labs that study drinking water purification.

Attend a talk on contemporary artists who work with water.

Explore the Gatineau River with the River Keeper.

Talk to the Director General of Oceans Management at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Collect pond water samples and view micro-organisms under a microscope.

Attend a series of demonstrations of the physics of water.

 

 

Deadline: 
02/28/2020

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wa - ter : rain, tears, agua, springs, drink, rivers, wet, steam, flood, moisture, lakes, humidity, damp, soak, ocean, wash, aquatic, splash... 

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the theme "water" to A Smith Gallery by December 16, 2019. The entry fee is $38 for the first 5 images and $7 for each additional image. Entries of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of submitted entry images by the gallery directors. Fifty to fifty five images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the gallery from January 31 to March 15, 2020.  A reception will be held on February 29, 2020 from 4 to 8pm. A Blurb full color catalogue of the exhibit with all the accepted entries will be available for purchase.

Juror for "water" will be Doug Beasley, photographer, instructor and editor of Shots Magazine.

Prizes Details: 

Awards are $325 for Juror’s Award, $250 for Director’s Award, five Honorable Mentions each receiving an exhibition catalogue and $100 for Visitors’ Choice Award.

Deadline: 
12/16/2019

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Fee Detail: 
$38 for 5 images, $7 for each additional image
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