Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Call for Work: Deadline 2 May 2012

Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition is a biennial juried, all-media, all-content, all-styles exhibition, open to artists across the United States.

CD Submissions Due Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Opening Reception Sunday, June 17, 2012; 1pm–3pm

Exhibition Dates June 17–August 11, 2012

Submissions: three entries per artist may be submitted.

Cash prizes will be awarded by the juror. Available prizes for this year's "Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition" are
* Ann Metzger Award for Best of Show: $500
* Edgar L. Metzger Memorial Award for Photography: $250
* JHL & J Memorial Prize: $150
* Cynthia Berg Prize: $100
* Fred & Mildred Carpenter Annual Prize for Painting: $100
* Jill Hill Prize: $100
* William K. Bixby Annual Bequest Prize: $100
* Alice Gerdine Prize: $100
* Viola Longmire Memorial Prize: $100

Exhibition Juror: Marla Prather
Marla Prather is a Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which she joined in 2008. From 2005–2007, she was the Curator for American Art at Tate Modern, London, and from 1999 to 2004, the Curator of Postwar Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Exhibition Timeline
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm
Wednesday, May 2: CD Submissions Due (must be postmarked on or before this date)
May 16: Artists notified by this date
June 3: Deadline for delivery of accepted artwork
June 17: Opening reception from 1pm–3pm
August 11: Exhibition closes
August 13: Artwork retrieval and shipping begins during regular gallery hours (Tuesday–Sunday, 12pm–4pm)

Exhibited artwork cannot be removed from the gallery until August 13, 2012. All hand-delivered works must be retrieved from the St. Louis Artists' Guild galleries (or the artist must make arrangements with the Exhibitions Director to retrieve the work) by September 1, 2012, or else the work will become the property of the St. Louis Artists' Guild.

Shipped work will be returned within 30 days of the end of the exhibition.

All correspondence concerning acceptance or non-acceptance of artwork will be done via email.

Entry Procedures

Each artist may submit up to three entries.

Submissions should be 150 dpi jpeg images on a CD, image proportions maximum 5" x 7". Label as follows: Lastname_Firstname_1.jpg, etc.

3-D artwork: 2 views of the work may be submitted. Label as follows: Lastname_Firstname_1A.jpg and B.

Include a corresponding typed and printed image list with title, media, dimensions, price and year for each piece.

Write name, phone number, and email address on CD. CDs will not be returned. The St. Louis Artists' Guild is not responsible for the loss or damage of any submitted materials. Blank CDs or corrupted image files are automatically rejected.

***Entry Fees***

St. Louis Artists' Guild members may submit up to three pieces for a non-refundable fee of $7 per entry. Non-members may submit up to three entries for a non-refundable fee of $35 total. Please make checks payable to the St. Louis Artists' Guild.

Sales are encouraged. The St. Louis Artists' Guild retains a 35% commission on all works sold from this exhibition.

The St. Louis Artists' Guild is located at Two Oak Knoll Park in Clayton, MO. Oak Knoll Park is at the intersection of Big Bend Boulevard and Clayton Road. Enter the park on Big Bend. The Guild is the second stone building on the left.

Artists are responsible for shipping of artwork to and from the St. Louis Artists' Guild, Two Oak Knoll Park, St. Louis MO 63105.

Artwork must meet these requirements
• Artist must be at least 18 years of age
• Up to 3 entries may be submitted
• Originals (not copied from other art)
• Completed within the last two years
• Not shown previously in the St. Louis Artists' Guild's galleries
• Works should be priced and marked for sale or not for sale (NFS)
• 2-D: Shall not exceed image size of 72" h x 84" w x 30 lbs. Diptychs and triptychs which exceed maximum size limitations for a single entry will be considered as two or three entries depending on total size.
• Hanging work should have wire and screw eyes. No saw-tooth hangers. No clip frames.
• Canvases must be framed or gallery-wrapped
• 3D: Must not exceed 85" h x 35" w x 50" d and 100 lbs.
• Installations will be considered with detailed instructions
• Video (and other works that require electricity): Artist must provide cords, projectors, and any/all equipment needed to display work
• The St. Louis Artists' Guild has the right to reject any work that is unstable, unusually fragile, or does not meet the above requirements.

Submissions Checklist
• CD with images of submissions
• Corresponding typed and printed image list
• Check made payable to the St. Louis Artists' Guild
• Signed exhibition agreement (download one here:

Special Membership Offer: Those who purchase a NEW SLAG Membership at $65 will receive free entry of up to three pieces into the Ann Metzger exhibition.

If you have any questions about the exhibition, delivering or picking up artwork, etc, please contact Kathryn Nahorski, Director of Exhibitions and Education, at or 314.727.6266.


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