Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Call for work: Deadline 2 November 2012

Artworks submitted for this juried 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.

Presented in Art Saint Louis' main gallery at 555 Washington Avenue, #150 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 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 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.

St. Louis regional artists Linda Skrainka and Ken Wood, Assistant Professor, Drawing & 2-D Design, St. Louis Community College Meramec. www.lindaskrainka.com http://kenwoodstudio.com

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. 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 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.

Completed entry form for this exhibit is required. Entries submitted without form will be returned to artist. Download entry form: http://www.artsaintlouis.org/index.php/2011-10-05-01-05-26/2011-10-10-15-50-15/calls-for-entries

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: www.artstlouis.org.

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.

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 tacked, pinned, taped, velcroed, painted on, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls or floors. 3-d, oversized, very heavy work, or installation work 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 2014" exhibit (May 2014). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2013 exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2014."

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 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.

Download entry form: http://www.artsaintlouis.org/index.php/2011-10-05-01-05-26/2011-10-10-15-50-15/calls-for-entries

  • Postmark deadline to enter: November 2, 2012—MAIL ALL ENTRIES, please
  • Jury notification e-mailed by November 30, 2012
  • Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis December 22 or December 27-29, 2012
  • Install exhibit Friday, January 5, 2013, 1-5 p.m.
  • Opening Reception Saturday, January 19, 6-8 p.m.
  • "Misperception" Exhibition Dates January 14-February 21, 2013
  • Pick-up of exhibited work February 22-23, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Art Saint Louis Gallery hours: M 10-4, T-F 10-5 & Sat. 10-4
Closed Sundays & holidays. Gallery closed October 5-29, while we install our new shows. Visit us online: www.artstlouis.org
*Entry form, fee, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet postmarked by November 2, 2012

555 Washington Avenue, Suite 150
St. Louis, MO 63101-1239

Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis
robin@artstlouis.org 314/241-4810, 2#


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