Thursday, October 14, 2010

Call for Work: Deadline 3 December 2010

Entry form now available for "Beholder" juried exhibit

Works submitted for this juried exhibit should explore the theme of beauty as well as what is considered unconventionally beautiful, as in the "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" idiom. All interpretations are encouraged.

Presented in Art Saint Louis' main gallery at 555 Washington Avenue, #150 in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Exhibition dates: January 17-February 24, 2011. Opening reception Saturday, January 22, 6-9 p.m.

Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and 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. No works that are directly nailed, taped, painted, or affixed to Gallery walls. Work must be completed in the last two years (2008-2010). Works not previously exhibited in any juried or curated exhibit in the Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works not exhibited in any juried exhibition in the St. Louis region in the past 6 months. Size limits: artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. Final installation size not to exceed 10' high and/or 15' wide.

Catharine Magel, artist, public art specialist, St. Louis, MO; and Eric Woods, artist, founder/owner, Firecracker Press, St. Louis, MO.

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. No slides, e-mailed images, or photos. DVD only for film & performance. 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. JPEGs must be RGB Color, 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Title each JPEG file to correspond to image # 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 reference images of each artwork you are submitting for jurying. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD-NO resumes or artist's statements. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. Jury notifications will be e-mailed to all artists who enter this show by 11:59 p.m., December 13, 2010. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from the exhibit at Director's discretion.

The entry form for this exhibit is required. A downloadable PDF of the form can be accessed directly from our website by clicking here.

December 3, 2010 is the deadline for ALL entries: postmarked and hand-delivered. Gallery hours October 8-23 and November 8-December 3 are M 10 a.m.-4 p.m., T-F 10-5, Sat. 10-4. Closed Sundays, holidays & between shows. Gallery closed: October 24-November 7, so please do not hand-deliver entries during those dates. We highly recommend that you mail your entry before the December 3 deadline. We will not accept any hand-delivered entries after 5 p.m. December 3-no exceptions. Mailed entries with the December 3 postmark but not received by Art Saint Louis by December 6 will be returned to artists unprocessed.

Entry fee is non-refundable. $20/current Art Saint Louis members; $30/non-members; $5 reduced entry fee with new $50 Artist level membership. Payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet, & SASE (for return of CD). Online entry fee payable by PayPal available on ASL website by clicking here.

Mail entry fee*, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet by December 3 to: "Beholder," c/o Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. *Fee may be paid in advance online.

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Works may be for sale or NFS. 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 delivered to the Gallery ready to install. 2-d work must be framed (or approved alternative-check with us first) and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. NO sawtooth hangers, clip frames. Paintings may be framed, gallery-wrapped or strip-framed. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. No works that are directly nailed, taped, painted, or affixed to Gallery walls. 3-d, oversized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. Works that require electricity: Artist must provide any cords, cord protectors and equipment required to present work. Video work: artist must provide all equipment necessary to present & view the 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.

Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2012" exhibit (March-April 2012). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2011 exhibits are eligible for "Honor Awards 2012."

As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help operate the Gallery and present our exhibitions. 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; artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), or artists may buy-out their volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. All cash, food/goods contributions or in-kind services are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

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

Artworks juried into this exhibition are to be hand-delivered by artist or representative to Art Saint Louis January 3-8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the conclusion of the show, February 25-26, 2011, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited artworks may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. February 25. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. February 26.

Contact Robin Hirsch, Associate Director & Gallery Director of Art Saint Louis at or 314/241-4810, 2#.

Entry postmarked or hand-delivered* to Art Saint Louis during Gallery hours**:
by December 3, 2010
*December 3 is the deadline for ALL entries, postmarked or hand-delivered.
NO hand-delivered entries accepted after 5 p.m. December 3.
** Gallery hours October 12-23 and November 8-December 3: M 10-4, T-F 10-5, Sat. 10-4.
Closed Sundays, holidays & between exhibits.
Gallery closed October 24-November 7--Mailed entries accepted, but no hand-delivered entries on these dates.

Jury notification e-mailed to all entering artists: by 11:59 p.m., December 13, 2010
Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis: January 3-8, 2011, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Install exhibit: January 10-14, 2011, time tbd
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 6-8 p.m. FREE
"Beholder" Exhibition Dates: January 17-February 24, 2011
Pick-up exhibited works: February 25-26, 2011, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mail or deliver entries to: Beholder, Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101
Questions? or 314/241-4810, 2#

555 Washington Avenue, #150
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1239

Art Saint Louis is FREE & open to the public
Monday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sundays, holidays, and between exhibits.

Art Saint Louis is located at 555 Washington Avenue in the heart of downtown St. Louis (on Washington Avenue between Broadway & 6th Street). Please enter the Gallery through our front doors on Washington Avenue. The entryway is marked by two beautiful artist-designed Art Saint Louis banners.

There are several parking garages & surface lots near Art Saint Louis. Download a free Downtown Parking Guide here. The Gallery is also easily accessible by MetroLink with the Convention Center Station at 6th & Washington mere steps away from our front door.

Art Saint Louis | 555 Washington Avenue, #150 | St. Louis | MO | 63101


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