Competitions Concerning the Spiritual
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International Deadline: October 1, 2016 – One distinguishing quality that sets human beings apart is our curiosity beyond ourselves. “Concerning the Spiritual” asks the artist to interpret this mystery in their artwork. Welcoming all-media and all viewpoints, the exhibition explores the wonders we all seek beyond the corporeal & tangible.
Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
Bob Langnas is a printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. Much of his studio work deals with the theme of entropy and its societal implications.
Michael Quintero is primarily a sculptor and his work is informed by interests in Buddhist and existentialist philosophies.
 “Going Solo ” Exhibition or $500
 $200 Juror’s Choice Awards
Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. Foundry Art Centre members may submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.
All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.
A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways:
- through the FAC website using the online form here
- on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned)
- or via e-mail to email@example.com.
For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & 1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with the # on the entry form as such: yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the longest side. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.
The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.
SALES, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE
The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices (including frame and matte) set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit to and from.
DELIVERY & PICK-UP
Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a single reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3’’x5’’ card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of 2D work or base of 3D work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.
Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition.
Hand-delivered works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.
- All Entries Due | October 1
- Notification of Accepted Work Mailed | October 18
- Deadline for Receipt of Shipped Work | November 11
- Deadline for Hand-Delivered Work | November 12 & 13
- Exhibition Opens | November 18, 2016
- Opening Reception | Friday, 5:30 – 8:00pm | FREE
- Exhibition Closes | January 6, 2017
- Pick-up of Artwork | January 7 & 8
- Artwork Shipped | Week of January 10
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive interdiscplinary arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to bring together the arts, artists, and everyday people through exhibitions, studio space, performing arts and educational programs. The Foundry serves as a rich cultural resource for the entire region. Featuring a Smithsonian-caliber gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301