Thursday, January 19, 2012

Call for Work: Deadline late February 2012

Venus Envy seeks women from all backgrounds and experiences to submit proposals in any visual arts medium for the 13th Annual St. Louis, MO exhibition.The theme for this year's exhibit is Carnivale! Guidelines and Application are included here. All women artists, 18 years of age of older, living within a 300 mile radius of St. Louis, MO are encouraged to submit.

Everyone is invited to attend Venus Envy St. Louis 2011, which will take place the evenings of March 10, 2012 at Mad Art Gallery, located at 2727 S. 12th Street; St. Louis 63118. Additionally, a special Preview Party will be held Friday, March 09, 2012.

Entries must be received (not postmarked) by February 21, 2011 at 5pm. Please mail to Ultra-Color Corporation located at 1814 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Application processing fee is $20. Email notifications will be mailed to applicants on Feb 27, 2012, followed by return of submissions via snail mail.

Please email questions to Jeane Vogel, Exhibition Chair, at No calls, please.

(cut and past application into a new document, please)

IMPORTANT: This is the only form on which your name should appear.
DO NOT include your name on your images, image list, or proposal. This will help ensure an anonymous jurying process.

(as you wish it to appear on VE PR materials, wall text, etc.)

Address __________________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State ________ Zip ___________

Phone _______________________ E-mail _______________________________

Checklist of Submission Requirements:

__ Completed Application form
__ 3 numbered digital images on CD w/accompanying image list

__ Proposal (1 page only)
__ Brief resume or bio (1 page only)

__ SASE for return of slides or photos
__ Application fee of $20 - check payable to Venus Envy

I agree to the terms of the Jurying Process and Submission Requirements.

Signature Date

Mail Submissions to be received by Feb 21, 2012 to:
Venus Envy
c/o Paul Goldblum
1814 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103


Submission # _____ Date received____/_____/____


Venus Envy is an organization driven by women which positively affects everyone by empowering women through the arts.

The 12th annual Venus Envy St. Louis 2012 (VE12StL) exhibition is a multi-media, juried showcase of visual art by women living and creating in the St. Louis area.

All women* artists, 18 years of age of older, living within a 300 mile radius of St. Louis, MO are eligible.
* must have the anatomy of a women (a vagina, not uterus) and live life as a woman to qualify for exhibitions.

Submission deadline: Feb 21, 2012, 5pm
Notification letters mailed: Feb 27, 2012Delivery of artwork: Monday, March 5, 2011, 9 am -6 pm, and Tuesday, March 6, 2-8pm
Deliver to Mad Art Gallery: 2727 S. 12th Street; St. Louis 63118
Venus Envy 2012 St. Louis Preview Party: March 9, 2011
Venus Envy 2012 St. Louis: March 10, 2011

LOCATION OF EXHIBITION/EVENT The St. Louis event will take place at Mad Art Gallery located at 2727 S. 12th Street; St. Louis 63118.

Artists wishing to propose work for Venus Envy St. Louis 2012 (VE12StL) must submit the following prior to the submission deadline: (Any submissions received after 5pm on Feb 21, 2012 will be disqualified.)

Application – Complete the Application. To ensure an anonymous jurying process, the Application is the only place your name should appear.

Support Materials – 3 recent images (digital images on CD), numbered 1-3 and a corresponding image list. Do not submit original artwork. Digital image requirements: JPEGs only, 3"x3" @ 300dpi, 2.3MB or 1024x768 @ 72dpi, 2.2MB. The image list must include the title, media, dimensions and production year for each piece. Enclose a SASE for the return of support materials. VE will retain the Application, support materials and proposal of selected artists for curation and PR purposes. Information on the image sheet may be printed in the Exhibition Catalog.

Proposal – Please include a 1-page description of the work you intend to exhibit at VE11StL.The proposal must include title, media and dimensions; a statement detailing the concept of the artwork; and a description or sketch of the finished artwork and how it should be installed. All media will be considered for inclusion. Artists working in 2D media will have approximately 6 to 8 lineal feet maximum. Artists working in 3D media will have approximately 200 sq. ft of floor space maximum. Venus Envy (VE) understands that this is a working description and subject to moderate alteration. We do, however, request as complete a description as possible. Artwork that differs significantly from the original proposal will not be exhibited.

Installation – Please include an explanation of installation nneeds in your proposal. Artists are responsible for providing hardware and all special installation needs. The Exhibition Committee will designate exhibition spaces and is responsible for planning an exhibit that is cohesive, dynamic and aligned with the entire event. Artists agree to cooperate fully with the Exhibition Committee. Artists are expected to install their own work under the direction of the Exhibition Committee. Artists unable to install or deliver their work must make their own arrangements.

One page resume or bio – To be used for PR and curation purposses only. Jurors will not see this information.

Processing fee – Each Application must be accompanied by a $20 processing fee in the form of a check or money order (do not send cash) made payable to Venus Envy.

Juror(s) have no affiliation with the organizing of VE12StL and are chosen for their professional qualifications. Juror(s) will review images and proposals anonymously and select 35-50 women artists on the following criteria: 1) conceptual and aesthetic diversity, 2) feasibility of proposal, 3) overall artistic merit and 4) relevance to the VE mission statement.

Shipping, handling and delivery of artwork to and from VE11StL are the artist's responsibility. Artwork must be delivered by March 6, 2012. Artworks may not be removed prior to exhibition closing. VE does not provide insurance for artwork. VE encourages all artists to invest in insurance for their artwork.

VE will manage the sales of artwork at the exhibition. Artists are not required to exhibit work that can be sold. A 10% commission on work sold will be deducted to cover the cost of processing sales. VE will provide docents to manage sales; collect cash, check or credit card payments from buyers; and pay artists after the exhibition closing.

VE12StL is produced by a dedicated committee of volunteers. All artists selected to exhibit are expected to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours of time and/or work to the production of VE12StL.

If you are not able to afford the $20 processing fee or, if selected to exhibit, unable to volunteer your time, please contact VE for alternate arrangements.

The artist’s signature on this form constitutes agreement to all conditions stated in this document. Any breach of this agreement or failure to meet submission requirements may result in disqualification and/or removal from the exhibition.

Venus Envy is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Support is provided by donations from individuals as well as private and public agencies. All contributions are gratefully acknowledged. Throughout the month of March and May VE is hosting arts events in 2 cities spanning the Mississippi River. The St. Louis public event will take place the evenings of March 9-10, 2012 at Mad Art Gallery.

VE12 Exhibition Chair


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