Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Call for Work: Deadline 19 July 2012

Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition is our 29th annual all media featuring artworks in all techniques, styles and themes. 

Presented at Art Saint Louis' new Gallery, 1223 Pine Street in the Park Pacific Building in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: October 26-December 26, 2013. Free Juror's Gallery Talk on Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6-7 p.m. followed by free reception, 7-9 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.

July 19, 2013 is the postmark deadline for all entries. We encourage you to mail your entry in before the deadline. Mail entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked May 19, 2013, but received after July 24 will be returned to artists. 

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, adhered, 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. Final installation size not to exceed 8' any direction. 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, very small, 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 (2011-2013). 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 during the 6 months prior to exhibit dates. All artwork must fit through standard sized double doors.

Art Saint Louis is very pleased to announce that serving as juror for this exhibit is Buzz Spector. Buzz Spector is an artist and critic whose artwork has been the focus of exhibitions in such museums and galleries as the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Mattress Factory, Orange County Museum of Art, and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.  Spector works in a wide range of mediums including sculpture, photography, printmaking, book arts, and installation. Spector is the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman Jr. Professor of Art and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. DVD only accepted for video, film & performance. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & either 1 detail OR alternate view. JPEGs on ONE (1) CD that MUST be readable by both Mac & PC. JPEGs must be RGB Color (NO grayscale), 300 dpi preferred, minimum 800 pixels. Title each JPEG file to correspond to image # on the entry form using the following format: yourlastname.image1. Include printed image reference sheet with thumbnail-sized images of each artwork on CD. Do not include any unrelated files, folders or documents on CD. Label CD with artist's full name and place in protective case for mailing. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the juror. Works selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic 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 the 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. Sold artworks must remain in exhibit through conclusion of show. Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at conclusion of exhibit.


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/nailed to wall. No works that are tacked, glued, 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 are eligible for our curated ten artist "Honor Awards 2014" exhibit (Summer 2014). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2013 exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2014."

Entry fee is non-refundable. Artist may submit up to 2 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; or $15 reduced entry fee with new $60 Basic 1-year membership = $75. 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) postmarked by July 19, 2013. We encourage you to send your entry before the deadline. Entry fee payable by check or money order by mail 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.

July 19, 2013 is the POSTMARK DEADLINE for ALL entries. We encourage you to mail your entry in before the deadline. MAIL entry fee, entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition," c/o Art Saint Louis, 555 Washington Ave., #150, St. Louis, MO 63101. Entries postmarked July 19, 2013, but received after July 24 will be returned to artist.

VOLUNTEERINGAs a non-profit artists' organization, Art Saint Louis relies on volunteer support to help present our exhibitions. For this exhibit, all accepted/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 website, through e-blasts, on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, in-print and online magazines, various publications, media resources, and more.

Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis on October 11-12 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the end of the show, December 27-28, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. Dec. 27. Art Saint Louis does not have storage--all works MUST be picked up from Gallery by artist or representative by 4 p.m. December 28.

Robin Hirsch, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org

Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition 


Deadline for entry:
Postmarked* by July 19, 2013  
We encourage you to MAIL your entry before the deadline

All entries* MAILED to:
"Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition,"
Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO  63103
(*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., September 6

Accepted works delivered to ASL: October 11-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Install exhibit: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 1:30-5 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: October 26-December 26, 2013

FREE Juror's Gallery Talk
& Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 6-7 and 7-9 p.m.

Pick-up exhibited works: December 27-28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The new Art Saint Louis Gallery space is currently being built and will open in July 2013! 
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