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Highly regarded Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, announces a call for artists for “Games: Marbles to Minecraft”, a national juried exhibition on display Oct 28 – Jan 16, 2017, at Annmarie’s award-winning Galleries.

This exhibit invites artists to submit works that are inspired by games and gaming culture. The jury seeks works that explore the role that the visual arts have played in the invention, development, design, production, packaging, and marketing of games.

Open to U.S. artists age 18 and older. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.

CASH AWARDS
Annmarie will present cash awards to outstanding work. Juror(s) will review installed works (not application images) for award selection.

EXHIBITION SPACES
The Main Gallery – 4000 sq. ft. indoor exhibition space. Accommodates floor, wall, and ceiling mounts. Electricity available. Internet access. Delivery door dimensions 8’ x 8’. Lifting capabilities, include a pallet jack, an elevator for second floor deliveries, and a 2-ton Max. pulley system. Centralized 24-hour temperature and humidity controls. Building-wide security. When applicable, outdoor works will be installed in the sculpture garden, adjacent to the Murray Arts Building.

The Mezzanine Gallery – 3300 sq.ft exhibition space; accommodates floor, wall and ceiling mounts; electricity available; Internet access; delivery door dimensions 8’ x 8’; lifting capabilities, including an elevator and 2-ton Max. pulley system; centralized 24-hour temperature and humidity controls; building-wide security. When applicable, outdoor works will be installed in the sculpture garden, adjacent to the Murray Arts Building.

JURY & SELECTION PROCESS
Annmarie exhibit are typically juried by a 1-2 member panel; typically, one member of the panel is drawn from the Smithsonian Institution. Artists will be selected based on skill, technique, and originality.

ENTRY FEE
Artists must submit a $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to four entries.

SALE OF WORKS
Works selected for exhibition cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition. Should a sale resulting from the exhibition occur, Annmarie will retain a 40% commission of the listed sale price.

CALENDAR
Important Dates:

Deadline to apply: August 18, 2016
Notification of decision: August 29, 2016
Delivery of artwork: October 16-20, 2016
Annmarie After Hours Opening: October 28, 2016, 6-9pm
Exhibit: October 29, 2016 – January 16, 2017
Artwork Return/Pick-up: January 17- 22, 2017

APPLY ONLINE
Visit Annmarie Garden online for details and easy online Application.

Deadline: 
08/18/2016
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