Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Call for Work: Deadline 18 October 2013

Entry form now available for "Pictorialist" juried exhibit
Jurors: Jennifer Silverberg & John Nagel

Deadline to enter: October 18, 2013
Pictorialist is an all media exhibit designed to revisit the Pictorialism movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through innovative use of contemporary methods and technologies, including, but not limited to, cell phones, iPads, digital notepads and similar devices. Traditional media methods, drawing their inspiration from the 21st Century technologies, are also invited to add their voices to the exhibit. 

Pictorialism-a style where manipulation of typically "straight" photographic materials were incorporated to create new, more expressive, painterly, altered interpretations-was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer's realm of imagination. This exhibit encourages all artists to employ their own methods, techniques, tools, imaginations, and personal styles to technology-inspired art. 

The exhibit is combines multiple concepts taken from the Pictorialism movement and all it represented to that time period with the current explosion of image-making devices such as cell phone cameras, iPads, computer-generated methodologies and how they impact every aspect of current art trends, not just photography, but every genre & media. The only limitation on how artists approach their interpretation of this exhibit is their own imaginations. Whether a painter, sculptor, fiber artist, photographer, or any of the myriad methods styles of art being created, artists are encouraged to consider how your own vision can be presented in a "Pictorialist" manner, how you can communicate your vision of Pictorialism in a fresh new way.

Art Saint Louis Gallery at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: January 11-February 20, 2014. Free opening reception on Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6-8 p.m.

Open to ALL artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius. Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are not eligible. 

October 18, 2013 is the 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: "Pictorialist," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked October 18, 2013, but received after October 23 will be returned to artists. 

St. Louis-based artist Jennifer Silverberg is a freelance photographer and photojournalist whose works have been published in numerous local & national publications; Artist John Nagel is Executive Director of the International Photography Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO. From 1974-2007, John was Professor at St. Louis Community College Meramec.

Limit 2 (TWO) original artworks in all techniques & media. NO ceiling installed work. NO works that sit directly on floor. Sculpture that otherwise would sit on floor must have platform provided by artist that displays work min. 2' up off of 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. If you have an alternate presentation & work is not framed, then email robin@artstlouis.org for pre-approval on final presentation before submitting it for consideration. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. Size limits: Final installation size not to exceed 6' (72") wide or 7' (84") high. 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 Art Saint Louis Gallery. Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates. All artwork must fit through standard sized double doors. 

Judging is done by JPEGs on CD only. DVD only accepted for video entries only. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view & either 1 detail OR 1 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. Do NOT send low resolution images. 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 and fair 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 artworks 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 on the Gallery walls. 

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. NO works that sit directly on floor. Sculpture that otherwise would sit on floor must have platform provided by artist that displays work min. 2' up off of floor. 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 2015" exhibit (Summer 2015). Only artists who receive Awards of Excellence in our 2014 juried exhibits are eligible for the "Honor Awards 2015."

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. $20/current Art Saint Louis members; $30/non-members; or $5 reduced entry fee with NEW $60 Individual 1-year membership = $65. 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 postmarked by October 18, 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. Please MAIL your entry.

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 on the form blank), entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and printed image reference sheet.

October, 2013 is the  DEADLINE for ALL entries. We encourage you to mail your entry in before the deadline--the deadline is simply the final day by which you may submit your entry. MAIL entry fee, entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Pictorialist," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked October 18, 2013, but received after October 23 will be returned to artist. PLEASE MAIL YOUR ENTRY.

As 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 December 27-28 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the end of the show, February 21-22, 2014, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. February 21. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. February 22. 

Art Saint Louis is a non-profit artists' organization & gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. For nearly 30 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 www.artstlouis.org

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

Pictorialist C A L E N D A R
  • Deadline for entry: October 18, 2013
    We encourage you to MAIL your entry before the deadline.
    The deadline is the LAST date by which you can send your entry, not the only day... just the final day.
  • All entries* MAILED to:
    "Pictorialist," 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 end of day, November 15
  • Accepted works delivered to ASL: December 27-28, 2013, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Install exhibit: January 5-8, 2014
  • Exhibition Dates: January 11-February 20, 2014
  • FREE Opening Reception:Saturday, January 18, 2014, 6-9 p.m. 
  • Pick-up exhibited works: February 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Questions? robin@artstlouis.org
Art Saint Louis  and Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters
in the historic Park Pacific Building
at 1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Gallery & café hours: M & Sat 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m.


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