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48th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper

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The 48th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper

September 12 through October 30, 2020

Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California announces its 48th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award.  All accepted artworks will be included in an online gallery and a printed exhibition catalog. This year we welcome as our juror Dan McCleary, a Los Angeles-based figurative artist who has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad for the past 30 years. His works are included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among many others. In addition to his own practice, he has taught painting and drawing at UCLA and USC and in 2012 was an artist-in-residence at the Getty Center. In 2010, McCleary founded Art Division, a non-profit dedicated to training and supporting under-served youth who are committed to studying the visual arts.

Brand 48 is organized by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, an all-volunteer non-profit that raises funds to support the extensive free and public events offered at Brand including gallery exhibitions, classical and popular music performances, film screenings, dance performances, and activities for people of all ages. Entry fees and sales from Brand 48 will be used to continue the important cultural programming that Brand Library & Art Center brings to the community.

Entry Deadline: May 18, 2020 

REQUIREMENTS: Media: Any artwork on or of paper, including collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and 3-dimensional works. Paper must be a visible component of the artwork. Images: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3. Entry Fee: $30.00 plus $15 each additional entry. Fee for one is $30, total for two is $45, and the total for three is $60. No more than three may be submitted. Applications will include a first-person artist’s statement .

All submissions must be made via CaFE (callforentry.org), a widely utilized on-line submission service that connects artists to exhibition opportunities. To submit, artists must create a free CaFE profile and upload images and information about the work(s) they wish to submit to the Brand 48 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper call. Help for artists new to CaFE is available on the website: callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml.

ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to artists residing in the United States. Entries must be original artwork created no earlier than 2017 and not previously exhibited at Brand Library & Art Center. Any artwork misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. The Brand Associates and Juror reserve the right to decline any artwork deemed unacceptable. No refunds will be given if entries do not meet the requirements or eligibility criteria noted above and will be excluded from the jury pool. Accepted artworks may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition; artwork must be available between August 22 and October 30, 2020.

Important Dates for Brand 48:

April 1                        Call for Entries Opens

May 18                      Deadline for CaFE Submissions

                                    (NOTE: the deadline is 11:59 pm Mountain Time)

June 1-6                      Notification of Acceptance

July 30-August 15     Shipped Artwork must arrive at Brand Library & Art

                                    Center between these dates

August 22                   Hand Delivered Artwork Due (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

September 12           Exhibition Opens

September 13           Opening Reception and Announcement of Awards

October 30                Exhibition Closes

October 31                Pick-up of Hand Delivered Artwork (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

November 23            Shipped Artwork Returned by this Date

No exceptions will be made to any of the above dates

CALLFORENTRY.ORG (CaFE) MEDIA REQUIREMENTS:

Before uploading images of artwork to their CaFE profile, artists should review the media preparation instructions provided on the CaFE website: www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml. Frames and mats should not be visible in the submitted image(s).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTED ARTWORK:

PRESENTATION: Framed artwork should be professionally prepared for hanging and exhibition. All artwork will be handled and hung following professional gallery protocols. Unframed artwork is accepted however artists submitting unframed work assume the inherent risk that the exposed surface may accidentally be damaged during the run of the exhibition.

DELIVERY AND RETURN: Accepted artworks must be hand-delivered or shipped to Brand Library & Art Center according to the schedule in this call. Shipped artworks will be returned within three weeks after the close of the exhibition in the same packaging in which they were received. A prepaid return shipping label (UPS or Fed Ex, not United States Postal Service-USPS) and a $30 handling fee are required for all shipped work. Additional instructions for shipped artworks will be included with acceptance letters.

SALES: Unless specified “NFS,” all artworks will be offered for sale. If a price is not indicated on the entry form, the piece will be considered NFS. The Brand Associates take a 25% commission on sales. Payment to artists will be mailed within three weeks after the close of the exhibition. Prices provided on the entry form are final and may not be changed.

CATALOG: A catalog of the exhibition will be available for purchase.

Prizes Details: 

Six artists are chosen for cash awards totalling over $4000, including a Juror's Award. 

Deadline: 
05/18/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$30 registration (includes first artwork), $15 each for additional artworks; maximum is three artworks total
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The Morgan Conservatory's National Juried Exhibition

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The Morgan Conservatory's 8th juried exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States!

The Morgan Conservatory's National Juried Exhibition will be on view March 27 through April 25, 2020.

Jurors:
Theresa Bembnister
Curator of Exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum

Aimee Lee
Artist

  • All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years.
  • Only artwork consisting of at least 50% paper is eligible.
  • Dimensions must not exceed 60 inches in any direction.
  • Each artist is welcome to submit up to two entries.
  • Artwork must be framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang or come with alternative hanging directions.

Submission deadline: February 1, 2020 at Midnight
Notification of selected/non-selected artwork: February 18, 2020
Accepted artwork must be delivered by: March 13, 2020
Exhibition Dates: March 27 – April 25, 2020
Public Opening Reception: March 27, 6-9pm
 

 

Prizes Details: 

Awards:
Best in Show: $500
Runner Up: $300
Three Awards of Merit: Morgan Conservatory Assorted Handmade Paper
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Morgan Gift Certificate

Deadline: 
02/01/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25
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Works on Paper Exhibition

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We are pleased to announce a new show for PAL, the inaugural first annual Works on Paper Exhibition. This exciting new exhibition encompasses drawing, fine prints, photography, and collage, allowing artists proficient in many media to enter their work for this juried exhibition. We are also excited to announce that this show will be hosted in our gallery for all of February and March.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all artistic works on paper. Limits on video and installation. Please contact the gallery manager with questions.

EXHIBITION DATES

February 2nd - March 22nd, 2018

OPENING RECEPTION

First Friday, February 2nd, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Monday, January 15th, 2018

AWARDS

1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions

JUDGE

Ric Ambrose is a prominent figure in the Bay Area art world with many connections to museums and galleries. Ric leads the Richmond Art Center as the Executive Director and is an acclaimed artist himself, creating expansive and intricately detailed graphite works on paper. Ric recently won the prestigious 2017 "Salon" show at the Triton Museum with the prize a one man show in main gallery in 2018. 

HAND DELIVER WORK

Friday & Saturday January 26th and 27th (10am - 4pm). All work must be hand delivered to PAL. No Shipped work accepted.

PICK UP WORK

Friday & Saturday, March 23rd and 24th (10am - 4pm ONLY)

SUBMISSION PROCESS

Submit your artwork electronically at https://pacificartleague.submittable.com/submit

ENTRY FEE

PAL Members Individual/Student/Senior: $40 first entry; $20 second entry, $10 each additional entry

PAL Members Family/Artists: $40 first entry; $10 second entry, $10 each additional entry

Non-Members: $50 first entry, $20 for each additional entry

SELECTION NOTIFICATION DATE

Thursday, January 18th, 2017 by email. Award winners are announced at the Friday, February 2nd opening reception.

EXHIBITION GUIDELINES

·         All work much be original and not previously exhibited at Pacific Art League.

·         All 2D work must be ready to hang on a wire.

·         All 2D work must be framed or on gallery -wrapped canvas with finished edges.

·         Size of work is limited to 40” wide by 50” tall, including frame. (contact below for inquiry)

·         All work must be labeled on the front with title and artist’s name.

·         Please contact the gallery manager if you have questions on pricing artwork. 

Deadline: 
01/15/2018
Fee Detail: 
$50 Non-Members, $40 Members, Discount for multiple submissions

There but for fortune: solo show by Susie Mendelsson

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There but for fortune: solo exhibition by Susie Mendelsson

There but for fortune – the lives of others

an exhibition of new artwork by Susie Mendelsson

Frame Workshop and Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TJ

3 – 27 May 2017

Susie Mendelsson was born in London to Jewish parents who both fled Germany because of the war. She has decided to donate the proceeds of her latest solo exhibition, There but for fortune, to Suffolk Refugee Support. Her exhibition of paintings and models of the human figure takes place at the Frame Workshop and Gallery, Ipswich from 3 – 27 May.

As an artist Susie has always been intrigued by representations of the human figure and she is particularly drawn to the work of outsider artists. Though the sources of her imagery are often autobiographical, her work communicates universal concerns and emotions. Despite herself, an element of humour often makes an appearance in her work.

Although she began as a painter, since moving to Woodbridge in 2010, Susie has worked exclusively in three-dimensions using paper, wood, wire and recycled materials. One phase of her work used coloured sugar wrappers to create large crowds of people in a variety of settings. More recently she has been collecting used and discarded dolls which she then dismembers and reassembles, placing them in new configurations.

“Most of the materials I use in my work have been discarded: unwanted dolls, magazines that have been read, items from second-hand shops, lost toys. These objects embody their own past and private history which has been abandoned by their owners. I then enhance and draw this past out by reconfiguration and distortion. Perhaps it is this act which allows me to take back control — something that I had very little of as a child.”

Rather than make a conscious effort to arrive at a particular end-product, the process has become more the focus of Susie’s work so the act of ‘play’ has become a priority. This seems to her to be a more valuable and honest way to work. Susie’s journey into the unknown ends up being an investigation into what makes us human.

The overarching theme of her latest solo exhibition is the idea that bad things only happen to ‘others’, never ‘us’. Yet we are all born under a single sky and these scenes from the lives of others could just as well be scenes from our own lives … “there but for fortune may go you or I.”

Susie completed an MA in Art in 2001 and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. Recently she has exhibited in London in an Outsider Art group show and “The Art of Caring” at St. Pancras Hospital.

You can see much of Susie’s work on her own website: www.susiemendelsson.co.uk.

There but for fortune – the lives of others – an exhibition of new artwork by susie mendelsson

Frame Workshop and Gallery, 22 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TJ

3 – 27 May 2017

Open Monday to Saturday 0900 to 1700 (Mondays opens 1000, Saturdays closes 1630)

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