Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tamron Student Showcase contest: Deadline 15 October 2018

Tamron Education discount program


Welcome Back Students! Gear up with USave-ings 

Who Qualifies: 
Students and educators of accredited colleges or universities currently majoring or minoring in the following qualify for the Tamron EDU USAVE Purchase Program: Photography, Journalism, Video, Communications, Multi Media, Fine Arts and Design. 

Student Purchase Program Details: http://www.tamron-usa.com/tamronedu/index.html

http://www.tamron-usa.com/tamronedu/program/Student_Purchase_Jul1-Sep1_2018.pdf

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 22 October 2018

Announcing our next juried exhibit:
"Attention to Detail
Entry deadline Monday, October 22, 2018, 11:59 pm

Art Saint Louis presents "Attention to Detail," an all media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks that are predominately defined by the details of their composition: Artworks that are either marked by a density of detail or intricacy, or by details presented in isolation or contrast to surrounding elements-all works where significance, meaning or impact is achieved principally in or through detail. We invite all explorations & interpretations of this theme and encourage all media, styles and techniques. Open to artists 21+ in the St. Louis, MO region.

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: January 12-February 13, 2019. Free reception on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.
  • Artist also must be resident of the St. Louis region/200-mile radius when show begins (August 4) in order to submit work & participate, if selected for exhibition.
  • *ONLY artists from the St. Louis region may enter exhibit--if you live further than 200 miles, we appreciate your interest, but you are not eligible.

OUR JURORS
We are honored to work with M. Shawn Cornell and Marie Oberkirsch. M. Shawn Cornell is a plein air painter whose works have been exhibited nationally in gallery exhibitions as well as in plein air festivals and art fairs. Marie Oberkirsch is Director, Central Print, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization founded in 2015 that focuses on letterpress printmaking through workshops, classes & programs that focus on design and production using historic equipment.

AWARDS
Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Jurors for this exhibit and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence and (4) non-cash Awards of Excellence. All five Award recipients will then be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2020" ten-artist curated exhibit presented at Art Saint Louis, June 13-July 16, 2020.

ENTRY FORM/APPLICATION
Entries for this exhibition are accepted online only at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5689

ABOUT THE ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS
The online entry & image upload process does require time, depending on your advance preparedness and image sizes, so please allow yourself adequate time when applying for & submitting your work to this exhibit. Advance registration prior to entry deadline date and image uploads to a Portfolio are highly recommended. There is no fee to register to use the CallforEntry process, but there is an entry fee to register for our exhibit payable online or by check (see below).

WHAT IS A JURIED EXHIBIT?
  • A juried exhibition is a competitive exhibit process. The artworks that you submit will be in competition against all of the other artworks submitted for consideration for this exhibit. Some artworks will be selected for the final show, while others will not be selected. The exhibition Jurors make all final decisions as to which artworks are selected for the exhibit. If you do not wish to enter into a competition, then please do not submit your artworks for this juried exhibition.
  • At no point during the jurying process are our Jurors shown any artist-entrants names. This process is called a Blind Jury and your works are most fairly considered by the Jurors. The Jurors are shown a digital image presentation of only the artwork, the artwork title, year, media, dimensions--NO names of artists are shown and in fact, most Jurors do not see/know the name of the selected artists until the exhibition actually goes up on Gallery walls, months after jurying has taken place.
Artwork availability: Please do not double-book your artwork, do not commit it for other conflicting exhibits or sell it without possibility of exhibition availability if you plan on entering your work into our show. Please do not enter work for jurying if you are not able to follow through with the rules of entry/art & exhibit guidelines

SPECIFICATIONS-ALL ARTWORKS
  • Limit THREE (3) original artworks in all media, styles, and techniques that respond to the theme of the exhibit, "Attention to Detail." Theme described at top of this call for entry.
  • Artwork must be completed between 2015-2018.
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works.
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Works on canvas may be gallery-wrapped, strip-framed or framed.
  • Size limits: Final installation size on all 2-d and/or wall-displayed/hung work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, this includes frame.
  • Weight limit: 2-d works not to exceed 40 lbs.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis uses traditional hanging hardware (hooks/nails) to hang artworks from their wires on the back of the pieces- however, we will not nail or tack an artwork directly to a wall, nor will we velcro, glue or use any other substance to directly apply an artwork to the wall. ALL works must hang by/from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.; OR Art Saint Louis has one 20" monitor permanently mounted on gallery wall on which selected video artworks can be presented during exhibition. Headphones are provided if audio is a integral to artwork. Artist must provide MP3 or MP4 file on thumb drive.
3-D WORK/SCULPTURE
  • ALL rules/specifications as listed above pertaining to 2-D work also apply to 3-D work.
  • Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Art Saint Louis Artistic Director.
  • We are only able to exhibit pedestal-displayed or wall-hung sculpture.
  • Gallery owns a limited number of standard sized pedestals & will provide for display of 3-d work. If your 3-d artwork is odd-sized, excessively heavy, or requires a very specific sized pedestal, plan on providing that pedestal or platform yourself, please.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small bottom/base, are unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are not considered.
  • Do not submit any 3-d artwork that will not fully sit flat/level on pedestal or other display surface.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works. 
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.  
JURYING & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
  • Judging is done by JPEGs online only at CallForEntry.org.
  • LIMIT: 3 artworks.
  • The image limit reads 6, and this allows for either one detail or one alternate view per artwork. Do not exceed 3 artworks total or you will be disqualified.
  • IMPORTANT: IF you submit more than 2 images per artwork, the Jurors will NOT be shown your additional images. Any more than 2 images per artwork is not permitted and all additional images will be moved to the "withdrawn" category.
  • NOTE: Multi-paneled artworks count as one artwork, as long as they are presented as one artwork and the total size of the artwork does not exceed our size limit rules. An artwork that is a diptych (2 panels) = one artwork; a triptych (3 panels) = one artwork, and so on. Please photograph the overall artwork and only be sure to include one detail/close-up view. if you submit images of all 3 panels and a full view of your triptych, you have exceeded your image limit.
Please make sure that the digital images of your artworks are:
  • In focus.
  • Cropped to feature only your artwork.
  • Free of any watermarks or name imprint.
  • Free of a time-date stamp.
  • Please photograph your 2-d work before you have it professionally framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, please use image editing software to crop the frame out of the image. Your artwork is what will be judged, not the frame. 
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.
IMPORTANT:
Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

HOW TO APPLY
Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org or 303/629-1166. You can reach CaFÉ's staff during weekday business hours (they are located in Denver).

SALES & INSURANCE
  • If you are accepted for this exhibit and sell your accepted artwork prior to the show, we recommend that you please sell the artwork with the condition that it will be available for this exhibit. If that condition isn't possible, please do not enter that artwork to our exhibit. Remember that entry fee is non-refundable and artworks may not be substituted.
  • All works submitted for this exhibit must be available for the show dates. We will not exhibit substitutes.
  • All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS).
  • No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted.
  • Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline.
  • All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission.
  • Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit.
  • Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit.
  • Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL

FRAMING & FINAL PRESENTATION
  • All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
  • All rules listed in "Specifications" category also apply here.
  • 2-d work must be framed & equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork.
  • NO sawtooth hangers, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts.
  • French Cleat mounts okay.
  • Works on canvas may be gallery-wrapped, strip-framed or framed.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.; OR Art Saint Louis has one 20" monitor permanently mounted on gallery wall on which selected video artworks can be presented during exhibition. Headphones are provided if audio is a integral to artwork. Artist must provide MP3 or MP4 file on thumb drive.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & equipment required to present work.
  • Specific installation requirements must be resolved in advance with directions/devices provided by artist.
  • Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition or for security purposes.
ENTRY FEE
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist may submit up to 3 artworks for the one fee.
  • $35 Non- member entry fee; OR
  • $20/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee.
  • Fee payable by credit card or PayPal through https://www.callforentry.org or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  

ENTRY FEE SCHOLARSHIP UNDERWRITING
  • To provide as much opportunity as possible for artists at work in our region, Art Saint Louis is pleased to offer scholarship underwriting of entry fees for individuals for whom such entry fees might otherwise be a financial barrier to participation.
  • To be considered for scholarship underwriting, please submit a written request to info@artstlouis.org relaying your request, including the title of the exhibition/Call for Entry ("Attention to Detail"), and your financial need.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for each exhibition, and will be awarded by Art Saint Louis on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of Art Saint Louis.
  • Requests for scholarship funds do not guarantee approval or scholarship underwriting.
*MEMBERSHIP IN ART SAINT LOUIS
Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all. Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. Membership does have its benefits, including discounts on entry fees--the reduced Art Saint Louis member entry fee for this show is $20 and the non-member fee is $35. Benefits of membership discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, include a weekly e-newsletter, a Membership & Resource Directory, access to a Members Only area of our website, 10% discount on all art purchases from the ASL Gallery, 10% discounts at our Catalyst Coffee Bar, and more. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit the Art Saint Louis website (PayPal accepted). As an Art Saint Louis member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit. Entry fee payment is a the very end of the entry application process and there are simply two choices: non-member or member.

DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE ENTRY
VOLUNTEERING
  • As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions.
  • All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours per artwork selected of time to the production of this exhibit; OR artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), help out in the Gallery, OR may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. 
  • Volunteering, donating goods or buying out volunteer time IS required, this is not optional. 
  • Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of accepted artworks for exhibit.
  • Cash, contributions of goods, or in-kind services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Artist is responsible for record-keeping of donated items.
PUBLICITY
Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. Accepted artists will be required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition records/paperwork and publicity. 

DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORKS FOR EXHIBIT and PICK-UP of EXHIBITED WORKS at END OF EXHIBIT
  • Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on the following dates: Thursday, December 27 or Friday, December 28, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. or Saturday, December 29, 2018, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Works accepted for exhibit but not delivered by 3 p.m. December 29 will not be exhibited. 
  • Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Thursday, February 14 & Friday, February 15, 2019, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., or Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 8 a.m. Thursday, February 14. 2019.
  • ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019.
LEGAL
Having submitted artworks for jurying & having paid the entry fee, artist (1) accepts all conditions listed in the aforementioned rules of entry/exhibit prospectus; (2) represents, warrants and covenants that artist is not infringing on any proprietary right, copyright, patent right or any other right of any third party, and artist will indemnify Art Saint Louis and its agents, employees, affiliates, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees)incurred in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that the submission, ownership, display, sale or the presentation of your artworks violate any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party. This is legal & binding. Accepted artworks may not be substituted and prices may not be changed once submitted for jurying.

EXHIBIT or ART SAINT LOUIS QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org or 314/241-4810 (2#), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE or
HAVE ONLINE APPLICATION QUESTIONS?
  • If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register (free) and upload your images into an image Portfolio on CallforEntry.org sooner rather than later, just in case you face any challenges or require assistance. That way, when you do want to submit your works for our entry, you will be ready to go and the process will run smoothly--depending on your computer and internet service.  
IF you require assistance and are having technical challenges with the online application process, uploading images or any other issue, there is a HELP page you can visit for troubleshooting. Or, the good people at CallforEntry.org (also referred to as CaFÉ) are available Monday through Friday during business hours only and can be reached by email at cafe@westaf.org or 303/629-1166.

Art Saint Louis
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 25 November 2018


Outrageous Fortune, the country’s first nationwide online literary magazine for and by undergraduates, is currently accepting submissions for our fall issue. We accept all areas of work, including digital files such as video-recorded spoken word. Each semester we look for fiction, non-fiction, drama, art, photography, and poetry. As professors and department heads, we would greatly appreciate it if you let your undergraduates know about this opportunity to submit their work for publication.
While we operate on a rolling submissions basis, we’re accepting submissions under consideration for our Fall 2018 issue until November 25th to the email outrageousfortune@marybaldwin.edu . Please feel free to browse our website as well as our Submission Guidelines. We also encourage you to Like our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram @outrageousfortune.mag for regular updates on the magazine and content.
Liesel Lutz
Editor-in-Chief

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 24-26 August 2018

Call For Artwork exploring the thresholds we encounter in life

In an exhibit titled Thresholds, artists are being asked to examine any form of threshold, anything that is a measurable boundary that can be crossed, moved past, or possibly transitioned through. 

Open to all media, this exhibit offers a great opportunity for artists to display their work in a gallery setting in Historic St. Charles, MO. Artists who are interested in participating are invited to deliver up to four entries to Framations the weekend of August 24 - 26. Framations is open 10-6 Friday and Saturday, and 12-5 on Sunday. There will be an Opening Reception for the exhibit on August 31 from 6-9pm. The full entry details can be found at www.framations.com and at the gallery, located at 218 North Main Street in St. Charles. Thresholds be on display August 31 - October 11, 2018.

The Juror for this exhibit will be Ron Fondaw. Drawing and painting are important part of Ron’s work from temporary site specific sculpture to one of a kind cast metal drawings and ceramics. His current interest is in expression of the unseen forces that shape our culture and how new discoveries in physics are changing our perceptions of reality. Learn more about Ron on his website at www.ronfondaw.squarespace.com.           
 
Artists can find the full entry details, including size restrictions, at  www.framations.com.

218 North Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636.724.8313

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Call for Work: Deadline 5 September 2018



We’re excited to open the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2018, our search for the world’s top emerging photographers! We want to see work from all cultures, all points of view, and all ages around the world. Awards include an exhibition in New York City, exposure to our global audience of 3 million, inclusion in our 3rd international photobook, projection at international festivals, and more.

Call for Work: Deadline 13 August 2018

ART ST. LOUIS XXXIV, THE EXHIBITION
" Art St. Louis XXXIV, The Exhibition" is a juried exhibition featuring artworks in all themes, subjects, media, techniques, and styles. Open to artists 21+ in the St. Louis, MO region and 200-mile surrounding radius.

EXHIBITION SPACE & DATES
  • Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: November 10-December 20, 2018.
  • Free reception on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 5-7 p.m.
ELIGIBILITY
  • Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.
  • Artist also must be resident of the St. Louis region/200-mile radius when show begins (August 4) in order to submit work & participate, if selected for exhibition.
  • *ONLY artists from the St. Louis region may enter exhibit--if you live further than 200 miles, we appreciate your interest, but you are not eligible.
ENTRY DEADLINE
The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is August 13, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MST) 

OUR JUROR
We are honored to have the opportunity to work with artist Debra Drexler as our Juror for ur 34th annual "Exhibition." Ms. Drexler is Professor of Art, Chairperson, Drawing & Painting Area, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where she has taught since 1992.

AWARDS
Awards of Excellence will be selected by our Awards Judge for this exhibit. Awards include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence and (4) non-cash Awards of Excellence. All five Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2019" ten-artist curated exhibit presented at Art Saint Louis, June 15-July 18, 2019. "Honor Awards 2019" Curator: Jessica Mannisi, independent curator, St. Louis, MO.

AWARDS JUDGE
Awards for this exhibition will be selected by St. Louis artist & educator Robert A. Powell. Mr. Powell is the founder and Executive Director of Portfolio Gallery & Educational Center. Founded in 1989 in St. Louis, the mission of Portfolio is to educate, enrich lives and to foster a greater awareness of American artists of African American heritage.

ENTRY FORM/APPLICATION
Entries for this exhibition are accepted online only at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4972
  
ABOUT THE ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS
The online entry & image upload process does require time, depending on your advance preparedness and image sizes, so please allow yourself adequate time when applying for & submitting your work to this exhibit. Advance registration prior to entry deadline date and image uploads to a Portfolio are highly recommended. There is no fee to register to use the CallforEntry process, but there is an entry fee to register for our exhibit (payable at the end of the whole process for our particular entry).

WHAT IS A JURIED EXHIBIT?
  • A juried exhibition is a competitive exhibit process. The artworks that you submit will be in competition against all of the other artworks submitted for consideration for this exhibit. Some artworks will be selected for the final show, while others will not be selected. The exhibition Jurors make all final decisions as to which artworks are selected for the exhibit. If you do not wish to enter into a competition, then please do not submit your artworks for this juried exhibition.
  • At no point during the jurying process is our Juror shown any artist-entrants names-never. This process is called a Blind Jury and your works are given very fair & unbiased consideration by those who serve as Juror for Art Saint Louis. The Jurors are shown a digital image presentation of only the artwork, the artwork title, year, media, dimensions--NO names of artists are shown and in fact, most Jurors do not see/know the name of the selected artists until the exhibition actually goes up on Gallery walls, months after jurying has taken place.
  • Artwork availability: Please do not double-book your artwork, do not commit it for other conflicting exhibits or sell it without possibility of exhibition availability if you plan on entering your work into our show.
  • Please do not enter artwork for jurying if you are not able to follow through with the rules of entry/art & exhibit guidelines, including our volunteer obligation.
SPECIFICATIONS-ALL ARTWORKS
  • Limit FIVE (5) original artworks in all themes, subjects, media, styles, and techniques.
  • Artwork must be completed between 2015-2018.
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works.
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Works on canvas may be gallery-wrapped, strip-framed or framed.
  • Size limits: Final installation size on all 2-d and/or wall-displayed/hung work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, this includes frame.
  • Weight limit: 2-d works not to exceed 40 lbs.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis uses traditional hanging hardware (hooks/nails) to hang artworks from their wires on the back of the pieces- however, we will not nail or tack an artwork directly to a wall, nor will we velcro, glue or use any other substance to directly apply an artwork to the wall. ALL works must hang by/from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, cord covers, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.; OR Art Saint Louis has one 20" monitor permanently mounted on gallery wall on which selected video artworks can be presented during exhibition. Headphones are provided if audio is a integral to artwork. Artist must provide MP3 or MP4 file on thumbdrive.
  
3-D WORK/SCULPTURE
  • ALL rules/specifications as listed above pertaining to 2-D work also apply to 3-D work.
  • Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Art Saint Louis Artistic Director.
  • We are only able to exhibit pedestal-displayed or wall-hung sculpture.
  • Gallery owns a limited number of standard sized pedestals & will provide for display of 3-d work. If your 3-d artwork is odd-sized, excessively heavy, or requires a very specific sized pedestal, plan on providing that pedestal or platform yourself, please.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small bottom/base, are unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are not considered.
  • Do not submit any 3-d artwork that will not fully sit flat/level on pedestal or other display surface.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works. 
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.  
 JURYING & IMAGE REQUIREMENTS
  • Judging is done by JPEGs online only at CallForEntry.org.
  • LIMIT: 5 artworks.
  • The image limit reads 10, and this allows for either one detail or one alternate view per artwork. Do not exceed 5 artworks total or you will be disqualified.
  • IMPORTANT: IF you submit more than 2 images per artwork, the Juror will NOT be shown any additional images. 2 images per artwork is the limit and additional images of artwork will be moved to the "withdrawn" category.
  • NOTE: Multi-paneled artworks count as one artwork, as long as they are presented as one artwork and the total size of the artwork does not exceed our size limit rules. An artwork that is a diptych (2 panels) = one artwork; a triptych (3 panels) = one artwork, and so on. Please photograph the whole artwork in one image and if you wish, include 1 detail/close-up view. if you submit images of all of the panels separately and a full view of your triptych, you have exceeded your image limit (2 per artwork). Provide dimensions on the entire installed artwork.
Please make sure that the digital images of your artworks are:
  • In focus.
  • Cropped to feature only your artwork.
  • Free of any watermarks or name imprint.
  • Free of a time-date stamp.
  • Please photograph your 2-d work before you have it professionally framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, please use image editing software to crop the frame out of the image. Your artwork is what will be judged, not the frame. 
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.
IMPORTANT:
Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Juror. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

HOW TO APPLY
Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org or 303/629-1166. You can reach CaFÉ's staff during weekday business hours (they are located in Denver).

THE JURYING PROCESS
The method by which ALL exhibitions are juried at Art Saint Louis is always a fair and blind/anonymous process. What this means is that at no time before or during the jurying process do our Jurors know the names of entering artists. Exhibit Jurors are presented all entrants' JPEGs in an anonymous digital image presentation and the only information provided to them pertains to the artwork and includes the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions, and method of presentation (displayed on the wall, sits on a pedestal). To repeat: Jurors are never shown the names of any artists entrants during the jurying process. All artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation that the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your artworks/entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and information provided about the artworks, the jurors make their selections for the final exhibit. Artwork selection decisions are in part based on a set of specific jurying instructions & criteria relating to the theme of the exhibit as well as specific conditions & rules of the Gallery. This is a FAIR jurying process. Jurors often do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls, months after an exhibit has been juried. 

SALES & INSURANCE
  • If you are accepted for this exhibit and sell your accepted artwork prior to the show, we recommend that you please sell the artwork with the condition that it will be available for this exhibit. If that condition isn't possible, please do not enter that artwork to our exhibit. Remember that entry fee is non-refundable and artworks may not be substituted.
  • All works submitted for this exhibit must be available for the show dates. We do not exhibit substitutes.
  • All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS).
  • No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted.
  • Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline.
  • All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Your final sale price needs to include Art Saint Louis' commission.
  • Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit.
  • Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit.
  • Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. 
FRAMING & FINAL PRESENTATION
  • All work selected for exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install.
  • All rules listed in "Specifications" category also apply here.
  • 2-d work must be framed & equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork.
  • NO sawtooth hangers, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts.
  • French Cleat mounts okay.
  • Works on canvas may be gallery-wrapped, strip-framed or framed.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Oversized, heavy, or installation work must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, cord covers, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.; OR Art Saint Louis has one 20" monitor permanently mounted on gallery wall on which selected video artworks can be presented during exhibition. Headphones are provided if audio is a integral to artwork. Artist must provide MP3 or MP4 file on thumbdrive.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & equipment required to present work.
  • Specific installation requirements must be resolved in advance with directions/devices provided by artist.
  • Art Saint Louis reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for a well-designed exhibition or for security purposes.
ENTRY FEE
  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist may submit up to 5 artworks for the one fee.
  • $45 Non- member entry fee; OR
  • $25/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee.
  • Fee payable by credit card or PayPal throughhttps://www.callforentry.org or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  
ENTRY FEE SCHOLARSHIP UNDERWRITING
  • To provide as much opportunity as possible for artists at work in our region, Art Saint Louis is pleased to offer scholarship underwriting of entry fees for individuals for whom such entry fees might otherwise be a financial barrier to participation.
  • To be considered for scholarship underwriting, please submit a written request to info@artstlouis.orgrelaying your request, including the title of the exhibition/Call for Entry ("ASL34"), and your financial need.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for each exhibition, and will be awarded by Art Saint Louis on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of Art Saint Louis.
  • Requests for scholarship funds do not guarantee approval or scholarship underwriting.
*MEMBERSHIP IN ART SAINT LOUIS
Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all. Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. Membership does have its benefits, including discounts on entry fees--the reduced Art Saint Louis member entry fee for this show is $25 and the non-member fee is $45. Benefits of membership discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, include a weekly e-newsletter, a Membership & Resource Directory, access to a Members Only area of our website, 10% discount on all art purchases from the ASL Gallery, 10% discounts at our Catalyst Coffee Bar, and more. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit the Art Saint Louis website (PayPal accepted). As an Art Saint Louis member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit. Entry fee payment is a the very end of the entry application process and there are simply two choices: non-member or member. 

DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE ENTRY
 VOLUNTEERING
  • As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions.
  • All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer 4 hours per artwork selected of time to the production of this exhibit; OR artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), help out in the Gallery; OR may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork.   
  • Volunteering, donating goods or buying out volunteer time is not optional.
  • Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of accepted artworks for exhibit.
  • Cash, contributions of goods, or in-kind services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
COMMUNICATIONS RE: EXHIBITAll communications to artists in regards to this exhibition are made by email. Please be sure that you have a working email address. Save robin@artstlouis.org and info@artstlouis.org as safe senders. If you use gmail, please be sure to check your Promotions folder for any emails from Art Saint Louis, as sometimes our mail ends up there.

EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION
By submitting artwork to an Art Saint Louis juried exhibit, artist-entrants acknowledges that they will be subscribed to our email list, which includes notices about our exhibit opportunities, receptions, and special events. You can opt out of this list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

PUBLICITY
Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web use and publicity purposes. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. Accepted artists will be required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition records/paperwork and publicity. 
 
DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORKS FOR EXHIBIT  
and
PICK-UP of EXHIBITED WORKS at END OF EXHIBIT
  • Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on either Friday, October 26, 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Friday, December 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, December 22, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 26 through Friday, December 28, 8 a.m.-3:45p.m., or Saturday, December 29, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 8 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2018.
  • ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018.
LEGALHaving submitted artworks for jurying & having paid the entry fee, artist (1) accepts all conditions listed in the aforementioned rules of entry/exhibit prospectus; (2) represents, warrants and covenants that artist is not infringing on any proprietary right, copyright, patent right or any other right of any third party, and artist will indemnify Art Saint Louis and its agents, employees, affiliates, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees)incurred in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that the submission, ownership, display, sale or the presentation of your artworks violate any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party. This is legal & binding. Accepted artworks may not be substituted and prices may not be changed once submitted for jurying.

PRESENTER & SPONSORS 
This exhibit is presented by Art Saint Louis and is supported with funding from Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission.
  
EXHIBIT or ART SAINT LOUIS QUESTIONS?
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org or 314/241-4810 (2#), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE or
HAVE ONLINE APPLICATION QUESTIONS?
  • If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register (free) and upload your images into an image Portfolio on CallforEntry.org sooner rather than later, just in case you face any challenges or require assistance. That way, when you do want to submit your works for our entry, you will be ready to go and the process will run smoothly--depending on your computer and internet service.  
  • IF you require assistance and are having technical challenges with the online application process, uploading images or any other issue, there is a HELP page you can visit for troubleshooting. Or, the good people at CallforEntry.org (also referred to as CaFÉ) are available Monday through Friday during business hours only and can be reached by email at cafe@westaf.org or 303/629-1166.