Competitions PaperWest 2017 – Works on Paper
U.S. National Deadline: September 22, 2017 – Organized by the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper by artists throughout the country. The exhibition will take place in the Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA
All artists (18 years and older) residing in the USA are eligible to enter up to 3 original works that are either constructed from paper, or utilize a paper support. Works in Book Arts, Collage, Digital Prints, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking (including Monoprints) and 3D Paper Works are eligible. Works must have been completed in the last two years (Students and employees of the University of Utah are ineligible to apply).
Maximum 2D framed size: 50 x 36 inches
Maximum 3D size: 24 x 24 x 24 inches
We will not consider offset reproductions, nor digital reproductions of artwork originally produced in another medium.
JUROR: Willie Cole
Willie Cole is contemporary visual artist whose work has been the subject of several one-person museum exhibitions: Montclair Art Museum (2006), University of Wyoming Art Museum (2006), the Tampa Museum of Art (2004), Miami Art Museum (2001), Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001) and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1998). Cole’s work has been acquired by many prestigious institutions including: the High Museum, Atlanta, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, to name just a few. He is represented by Alexander and Bonin Gallery, NY and Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham AL.
SALES & AWARDS
Sales will be encouraged and the organizers will put buyers in contact with artists. No commission will be collected on artwork sold through the exhibition. A number of awards will be given. The entry fee is used only to cover juror costs, cost of website registration and awards.
A non-refundable fee of $22.50 for up to 3 works.
Please enter up to 3 works. Images should be sized at 72 ppi, 2000 pixels at the longest dimension.
DELIVERY & RETURN OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Works accepted must be either hand-delivered or shipped ready for installation. Works must be framed under plexi (no glass permitted); works must be securely mounted and framed with all necessary hardware attached for hanging. Accepted works that require special installation must be accompanied with instructions and all necessary hardware for exhibition.
Square edged metal or wooden frames only. No ornate frames.
All shipping and insurance costs for artwork to and from the University of Utah are the responsibility of the artist. Make sure your shipping box is sturdy enough to reuse for return shipping and includes sufficient packing. PLEASE NO PACKING PEANUTS. Prepaid return postage and a pre-addressed mailing label must accompany all artwork. No cash payments for return shipping and no C.O.D.’s.
Accepted works must be delivered or shipped prepaid to:
Works on Paper Exhibition
University of Utah, Art & Art History Department
375 South 1530 East, Room 161
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0380
Hand-delivered works will be available for pick up from the Gittins Gallery: December 1st, 2017, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The University of Utah Department of Art and Art History will exercise reasonable care in handling but cannot insure works while in transit. Works are insured during the exhibition. The University of Utah Department of Art and Art History reserves the right to install the accepted works in the manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security reasons. Works that differ markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified. Accepted and exhibited artwork may be reproduced for promotional purposes. Sending an entry constitutes an agreement by the artist to the conditions set forth above. The names of all accepted artists, images of their work and images of the exhibition will be documented on the Art & Art History website.
Submission deadline: Friday, 22th September 2017.
Notification emails: Friday, 9th October 2017.
Accepted works deadline: Friday, 27th October 2017.
Reception: 6-8pm. Thursday, 9th November 2017.
Exhibition: 6th November – 30th November 2017.