Friday, September 14, 2012

Call for Work: Deadline 2 November 2012


juried exhibit
Deadline for entries: November 2, 2012

Misperception is an all media juried exhibit. Artworks submitted for this exhibit should explore the topic of misperception, including but not limited to: artworks that aren't exactly what we think they are; trompe l'oiel and works that fool the eye physically, conceptually or in any other way; works that appear to be one media but are really something else, such as a photograph that looks like a painting or a painting that looks like a photograph, a ceramic piece that looks as if it is made of glass, etc.; artworks that deal with concepts of being misunderstood, misleading behavior, even betrayal. All interpretations, techniques & styles are encouraged.


Art Saint Louis main gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: January 14-February 21, 2013. Opening reception Saturday, January 19, 6-9 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.

November 2, 2012 is the postmark deadline for all entries. Please mail all entries. Send entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Misperception," c/o Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. Entries postmarked November 2, but received after November 7 will be returned to artists unprocessed.

Artists may submit up to 2 original artworks in all styles & all media*. *NO ceiling installed work. *NO works that sit directly on the floor. *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 July-December 2012. Size limits: artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. Final installation size not to exceed 10' high and/or 13' wide.

Serving as jurors for this exhibit are St. Louis-based artists Linda Skrainka and Ken Wood, Assistant Professor, Drawing & 2-D Design, St. Louis Community College Meramec.

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 1 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 a printed sheet with color or b/w thumbnail reference image of each artwork you are submitting-this is not used for jurying, but is required for processing all entries. 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 postmarked (or hand-delivered) by November 2, 2012 will be considered. Jury notifications will be e-mailed to all artists by November 30, 2012. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from the exhibit at Director's discretion.

If you are not already aware, jurying an exhibition at Art Saint Louis is always an anonymous process. What this means is that at no time before or during the jurying process do our jurors know the names of entering artists. The jurors are presented all entrants' JPEGs in an anonymous digital image presentation and the only information provided to them about the artwork is the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions & method of presentation (i.e. wall, pedestal, floor). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. Both works that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your two entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and info provided about the artworks, the jurors make their selections for the final exhibit. Artwork selection decisions are in part based on a set of specific jurying instructions & criteria relating to the theme of the exhibit as well as specific conditions & rules of the Gallery. At no time are the jurors shown entrants' names and oftentimes do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view final exhibit.

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 not for sale. All sales are made 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 in a professional manner of presentation. 2-d work must be framed (or approved alternative) and equipped with hanging wire stretched across back of artwork. NO sawtooth hangers or clip frames, no keyholes, no loose plexi. Paintings may be gallery-wrapped or strip-framed. 3-d, oversized or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Artistic Director. Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video 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 Mr. West for this exhibit. In addition to receiving recognition as having outstanding work in this exhibit, our five Award recipients will be eligible for our prestigious "Honor Awards 2014" ten-artist exhibit (May 2014). Curator: tbd. Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2013 exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2014" exhibition.

Entry fee is non-refundable. Artist may submit up to 5 artworks for the one fee. Membership is not required for submission of artworks or acceptance in to any Art Saint Louis juried exhibition.$30/current Art Saint Louis members; $45/non-members; $15 reduced entry fee with new $50 Artist level 1-year membership. New members, please download a membership form from our website.

Fees payable to Art Saint Louis. Submit fee with entry form, CD, image reference sheet, & SASE (for return of CD). Entry fee payable by cash, check or money order or online entry fee payable by PayPal available on ASL website.

The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from our website here. Entries submitted without form will be returned to artist unprocessed. All entries require: entry form filled out in full (do not leave any areas blank), entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and printed image reference sheet.

November 2, 2012 is the deadline for ALL entries. We encourage you to mail your entry before the deadline. We prefer mailed entries, but will accept hand-delivered entries only during Gallery hours: M & Sat. 10-4, Tu-Fr 10-5. Do not leave entries under our door. Do NOT hand deliver any entries while the Gallery is closed October 6-29. Only mailed entries will be accepted during those dates.

MAIL your entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet by November 2, 2012: "Misperception," c/o Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. Entries postmarked by November 2, but not received in the mail by Art Saint Louis by November 7 will be returned to artist unprocessed.

As a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. For this show, 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. JPEGs of accepted artworks may be used for publicity of this exhibit and Art Saint Louis in-general. This exhibit is publicized and promoted on our web site, through e-blasts, on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, in-print and online magazines, various publications, media resources, and more.


Artworks juried into this exhibition are to be hand-delivered by artist or representative to Art Saint Louis December 22 or December 27-29, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the conclusion of the show, February 22-23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited artworks may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. February 22. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. February 23.

Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For over 27 years, Art Saint Louis has worked to cultivate an appreciation for the role that visual artists play in our community. We fulfill our mission by creating and presenting original exhibitions, educational programming and support services to benefit artists and the community. Our proactive efforts help artists achieve professional success and reach new audiences. Art Saint Louis is a registered not-for-profit organization with the State of Missouri and has Federal 501 (c)(3) status. Learn more at

Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis,


Deadline for entry: Postmarked* by November 2, 2012 We kindly as that you MAIL ALL ENTRIES, please.
If you must hand-deliver your entry, we can only accept entries during Art Saint Louis business hours. Please do NOT hand-deliver any entries October 6-29,
the Gallery is CLOSED and we will only accept mailed entries during those dates.

All entries
* go to:
"Misperception," Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101
(*entry form filled out in full, entry fee, JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet)

Jurying Notifications: All entering artists will be e-mailed jury results by 11:59 p.m., November 30, 2012.

Accepted works delivered: to Art Saint Louis December 22 or December 27-29, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Install exhibit: Friday, January 5, 2013, 1-5 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: January 14-February 21, 2013

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 6-8 p.m.

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

Pick-up exhibited works: December 28-29, 2012, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



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