5 Sep 2017

Competitions Small Works 2017

Main Street ArtsClifton Springs, New York, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: October 2, 2017 – A national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches  or smaller in any direction). Open to artists working  in all media  excluding video/sound and installation art.  Exhibition  open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age.

$2,000 in cash awards. Best in Show receives $1,000.

Cory E. Card is an independent artist, curator, and educator. Cory holds an MFA from Rochester Institute  of Technology and has held previous positions in the Exhibition Departments at the George Eastman Museum  and the Albright Knox Art Gallery. He has taught courses in critical theory, professional practices, drawing,  2D design, and studio survey at Rochester Institute of Technology, The College at Brockport, University  of Rochester, and Monroe Community College.

As the former Curator at View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY, he has organized over 80 exhibitions.  Curatorial highlights include Synthesizing Nature (View, Old Forge, NY and The Center for Contemporary Art,  Bedminster Township, NJ), Myths and Legends of the Adirondacks Vol.1 (View, Old Forge, NY and Lake Placid  Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY), Forest for the Trees Vol.2 (The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY), and Common Ground: A Ceramic Arts Invitational (View, Old Forge, NY). Card resides in Old Forge, NY, and is a practicing visual artist whose current body of work, Sweepings, is an investigation into the microcosm of dust and debris.

$30 for entry of up to 3 images.
$35 for entry of 4 to 6 images.
Once entry is submitted, fees  are non-refundable regardless  of acceptance into the exhibition

All entries must be submitted electronically. Judging will be done entirely from  JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, at least 1200 pixels in one direction.

All entries must be of original design and personal execution. No reproductions. Two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang. Work on paper must be suitably  framed. Acceptable display of three-dimensional work may be floor-based,  pedestal-based, or wall mounted.  The artwork itself must be 12 inches or smaller in any direction, framing may be larger  if necessary with a maximum dimension on all framing of 16 inches. Artwork which differs  greatly from submission images will not be accepted.

All sales will be handled by gallery staff at Main Street Arts. The gallery retains 40% commission  on all sales, please price your work accordingly. All work accepted must be for sale. Online sales  will be an option for artists who are selected for the exhibition. Sales made in Main Street Arts online store will be under the same terms as in-gallery sales.

Artists will pay shipping to and from gallery, pay close attention to shipping dates after  notification of acceptance.

Artwork will be insured against loss, damage, or theft while on gallery premises. Artists should  insure work during shipping to and from the gallery.

• Submission deadline: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
• Notification: Week of Oct. 16, 2017
• Work due to gallery: Nov. 14–17, 2017
• Exhibition dates: Dec. 2, 2017–Jan. 4, 2018
• Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 2, 4–7 p.m.

Main Street Arts is a commercial art gallery specializing in showcasing contemporary art and fine craft from emerging and established Upstate New York artists. Located in the historic, picturesque village of Clifton Springs, NY, the 3,600-square-foot space has two floors offering bi-monthly exhibitions.

Main Street Gallery
20 W. Main Street
Clifton Springs, NY 14432

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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