Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Art St. Louis call for work: Deadline 24 May 2010

Entries now accepted for Art Saint Louis' next juried exhibit, "Blink"

Art Saint Louis presents "Blink," a juried multi-media exhibit. Artworks submitted for this exhibit should capture, depict, or describe a very brief moment in time, as in "the blink of an eye." Open to all styles & interpretations.

This exhibit will be presented in the Art Saint Louis main gallery in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Exhibition dates: July 12-August 26, 2010. Free opening reception Saturday, July 17, 6-8 p.m.

Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region or surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible.

Artists may submit up to 2 original artworks in all styles & all media*, (*NO ceiling installed work or works that rely on use of Internet for display). Work must be completed in the last two years (2008-2010). Size limits: artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. Final installation size not to exceed 10' high and/or 15' wide.

St. Louis-based artists Bill Barrett, Director, May Gallery, and Professor, Department of Electronic & Photographic Media, School of Communications, Webster University, Webster Groves, MO, and Jane Barrow, Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL.

Entry postmarked or hand-delivered* to Art Saint Louis during Gallery hours by May 24, 2010. No late entries accepted. NO hand-delivered entries accepted after May 24. Gallery hours: M-F 10-5, Sat. 10-4. Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits.

Judging is done by jpegs on CD only. No slides, no e-mailed images, no photos. DVD or video only for film & performance, NOT for documentation of 2-d or 3-d artwork. Limit 2 artworks. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view & either 1 detail or alternate view. JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. Only 1 CD per artist is permitted. Other than the jpegs of 1-2 artworks you are submitting, do not include any additional files, images, iPhoto library, or unrelated documents on your CD. Only JPEG format accepted. JPEGs must be RGB Color, 300 dpi preferred, and minimum 800x800 pixels and not to exceed 1600 pixels on longest dimension. Title each jpeg file to correspond to image 1 or image 2 on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1.jpg (i.e. smith.image1.jpg). Do NOT add an extra .jpg extension to the image title. Include separate printed reference sheet with color or b/w thumbnail prints showing each artwork on the CD. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. On your entry form please specify ALL media used (i.e. Oil on Canvas; Collagraph on Paper). All information requested on the form is required. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. Only entries postmarked or hand-delivered by May 24, 2010 will be considered. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by jpegs may be removed from the exhibit at Director's discretion.

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to & from ASL. All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer.

All work selected for exhibition must be ready to install. 2-d work must be framed (or approved alternative) and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. Paintings may be gallery-wrapped or strip-framed. NO sawtooth hangers or clip frames. 3-d, over-sized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. 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.

Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2011" exhibit (April-May 2011), curated by Marilu Knode, Executive Director, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO.

Entry fee is non-refundable. $20/current Art Saint Louis members; $30/non-members; $5 reduced entry fee with new $50 Artist level membership (membership forms available on our website). We accept cash, check, money order or PayPal online through our website. Check/money order payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet, & SASE (for return of CD).

Required for entry. Available as a PDF download directly from the Art Saint Louis website, www.artstlouis.org/callforentries.html

All exhibiting artists are required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours (per artwork selected) of time and/or work to the production of this exhibit; or artists may buy-out their volunteer time at $5/hour.

Art Saint Louis reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for web site, educational, and publicity purposes.

Artworks juried into the "Blink" exhibition are to be hand-delivered by artist or representative to Art Saint Louis on June 25-26, 2010, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the conclusion of the show, August 27-28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited artworks may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. August 27. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. August 28. Artists who are not able to pick up their works in-person by August 28 must send a representative to do so on their behalf and provide Art Saint Louis will first and last name of person at least 24 hours in advance of pick-up.

For more information on this exhibit or other Art Saint Louis exhibits & programs, contact Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director: robin@artslouis.org

Entry postmarked or hand-delivered* to Art Saint Louis during Gallery hours**: by May 24, 2010
*NO hand-delivered entries accepted after May 24.

Jury notification e-mailed to all entering artists: by June 3, 2010

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis: June 25-26, 2010, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Install exhibit: June 29-July 1 and July 5-7, 2010, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

NEW DATE Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 6-8 p.m. FREE

"Blink" Exhibition Dates: July 12-August 26, 2010

Art Saint Louis **Gallery hours: M-F 10-5 & Sat. 10-4 Closed Sundays & holidays

Pick-up exhibited works: August 27-28, 2010, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1239


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