Sunday, March 04, 2012

Call for Work: Deadline 23 March 2012

Art Saint Louis is currently accepting entries for our next juried exhibit, "Blur." Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. March 23, 2012.

Artworks submitted for this juried exhibit should explore the theme of blur, as in: blur the lines, blurred concepts, blurry vision. May include but is not limited to: works that are blurred, smeared, smudged, obscured, hazy, indistinct in outline or appearance; works that deal with depth perception, focus (or lack thereof), ideas of sharp/unsharp; and/or imagery, content, subject matter that blurs concepts. ALL interpretations & styles are encouraged.

Presented in Art Saint Louis' main gallery at 555 Washington Avenue, #150 in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: June 11-July 26, 2012. Opening reception Saturday, June 9, 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.

Artists may submit up to 2 original artworks in all styles & all media*. *NO ceiling installed work. *NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 2-d works must be framed or pre-approved presentation. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. 3-d, over-sized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. 3-d works that are extremely fragile, unstable or do not sit flat on a pedestal are discouraged. Video or works that require electricity: Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present artwork, including cords, DVD player, monitor, etc. Work must be completed in the last two years (2010-2012). Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in the Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in the St. Louis region December 2011—May 2012. Size limits: artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. Final installation size not to exceed 10' high and/or 13' wide.

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

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. No slides, e-mailed images, or photos. DVD only for video or performance. Video saved as Quicktime file. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view & either 1 detail OR alternate view. JPEGs on ONE CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color, 300 dpi preferred. Rename JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: lastname.image1.jpg (EXAMPLE: smith.image1). Include title of artwork on entry form. Include separate printed sheet with color or b/w thumbnail reference image of each artwork you are submitting for jurying. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD. NO iPhoto folders. JPEGs only. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. Only entries received by 5 p.m. March 23, 2012 will be considered. Jury notifications will be e-mailed to all artists by April 6, 2012. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from the exhibit at Director's discretion.

Completed entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries. Entries submitted without form will be returned to artist. Download required form here.

Entry fee is non-refundable. Membership is not required for submission of artworks or acceptance in to any Art Saint Louis juried exhibition. $20/current ASL 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). Entry fee payable by PayPal online.

5 p.m. March 23, 2012 is the deadline for ALL entries: mailed and hand-delivered. Gallery hours are M & Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tue-F 10-5. Closed Sundays & between exhibits. We highly recommend that you mail or deliver your entry before the deadline. Send/deliver entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Blur," c/o Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. Entries received after 5 p.m. March 23 will be returned to artists unprocessed.

Artworks are insured at 50% of retail value during exhibit. Artist responsible for work in transit to/from ASL. Works may be for sale or NFS. 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 exhibit must be delivered to Gallery ready to install. 2-d work must be framed & equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. NO saw tooth hangers or clip frames. Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. No works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. 3-d, oversized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Gallery Director. Video must be presented on min. 9" monitor; monitor weight not to exceed 20 lbs. Video & works that require electricity: Artist must provide any cords, cord protectors & all 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.

Five non-cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the jurors for this exhibit. Award recipients will be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2013" exhibit (March-April). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2012 exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2013."

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 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 volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Cash, contributions or in-kind goods or 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 May 24-25, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the conclusion of the show, July 27-28, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited artworks may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. July 27. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. July 28.

  • Entry mailed or hand-delivered by 5 p.m., March 23, 2012
  • Jury notification mailed by April 6, 2012
  • Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis May 24-25, 2012
  • Install exhibit June 11, 2-5 p.m.
  • Opening Reception Saturday, June 9, 6-8 p.m.
  • Blur Exhibition Dates June 11 through July 26, 2012
  • Pick-up of exhibited work July 27-28, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art Saint Louis Gallery hours: M 10-4, T-F 10-5 & Sat. 10-4. Closed Sundays & holidays and between exhibits.

*Entry form, fee, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet by 5 p.m., March 23, 2012
555 Washington Avenue, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63101-1239


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