4 Feb 2019

Competitions Fake News: A National Juried Exhibition

MSSU Spiva GalleryJoplin, Missouri, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: February 15, 2019 – Divisive, diverse, inflammatory- politics can’t be avoided and they are often difficult to navigate. Propaganda, laden with political slogans, on all sides, adds more ambiguity to the mix. Our political opinions, and those intrinsic beliefs, shape us, and our responses to the political chatter. This show seeks pieces that respond to the theme “Fake News”.

We are open to all interpretations of this theme. This is regardless of political party or belief system. The artwork can be literal, figurative, interpretive, etc. This is an open call- to all mediums. We value all beliefs and the manner in which these can be expressed artistically. The main criteria is that the artwork responds to the theme “Fake News”.

On display April 1- 19, 2019.

Any artist 18 years of age or older is encouraged to enter. All media will be considered, including video. No ceiling hung installations will be accepted.

AWARDS: Cash Awards

$30 Entry Fee (For up to 3 works of art)

Submissions must be made via email to bentley-c@mssu.edu by midnight on Friday, February 8.  Please let us know that you saw this announcement on “ArtDeadline.Com”. For sculptural work, please provide 3 high resolution .jpg photos (300 dpi) with the name of the file following this structure: firstname, lastname_01.

For video work please send a .mov or .mp4 file, or a link to view the full file. If there are specific installation instructions, or equipment necessary for installation, please include those in the submission information document as well.

Ceiling hung, or work with overly complex installations needs, will not be accepted. All work must be able to pass through a standard, single doorway and is limited to 75 lbs. All artwork must be ready for display upon submission.

ARTIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, February 22, 2019

If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at the MSSU Spiva Gallery no later than 4pm, Tuesday March 12. Hand delivered work can be dropped off from Friday, March 8- March 15th, 8 am-5 pm.

Accepted work must be ready to be hung or displayed in a professional manner. Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways with the return shipping paid for ahead of time. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap is acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, Plexiglas only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed. The MSSU Spiva Gallery is not responsible for work damaged in transit.

At the exhibitions conclusion, work will be packed by the MSSU Spiva Gallery in the shipping containers they arrived in, and returned promptly to the artists in late April, 2019. Pick-up of work will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 am-2pm. MSSU Spiva Gallery will not store work past the pick-up time.

Ship accepted work to:

Attn: Dr. Christine Bentley
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801

Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 100% of sale price goes to the artist. All work must be the property of the artist in order to be available for sale.

MSSU Spiva Gallery does not provide insurance for any piece during the “Fake News” show, though great care will be taken in handling your work. MSSU Spiva Gallery recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit.

By entering the competition, selected artists grant MSSU and the MSSU Spiva Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only.

For questions, email: bentley-c@mssu.edu.

The MSSU Spiva Art Gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery features contemporary artwork of national and regional artists.

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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