Competitions Focal Point
International Deadline: August 10, 2020 – The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Focal Point”. This exhibit will be hosted as both a virtual and physical exhibition.
This juried exhibition will focus on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. Submitted works do not have to be purely photography but can be mixed media. A photographic element must be present for the work to be considered.
Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. 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 artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.
Robin Assner-Alvey is a practicing artist working with photography, video, and installation. Born in Boston, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut (2000) and her Master of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University (2002). Her work examines corporality and asks viewers to consider the experience of living in their own skin. Robin’s most recent solo exhibition was Embodied at the Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in January 2019. Her art has been exhibited in various solo and group shows throughout the US.
Robin is a Professor of Art in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art at Webster University. She just completed her 17th year at Webster, where she teaches all levels of photography and video. In 2017, she received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award and the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching.
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.
 Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition
 $150 Juror’s Choice Awards
 Community Choice Award
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.
A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration.
SALES, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE
The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to 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.
- Entries Due – August 10
- Notification of Accepted Work – September 3
- Deadline for Receipt of Shipped Work – September 25
- Deadline for Receipt of Hand-Delivered Work – Sept 27
- Exhibition Opens – October 2
- Pick-Up of Artwork – November 14 & 15
- Artwork Shipped – Week of November 16
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