Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Call for Work: Deadline 25 April 2014

juried exhibit

Jurors: Sara Choler Hale & Allyson Mace  

Deadline to enter: April 25, 2014 
Artworks submitted for this juried exhibit should be about or deal with the subject of food and/or beverages, including all aspects and interpretations of the theme. All techniques & styles are encouraged.

Art Saint Louis Gallery in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: July 26-September 11, 2014. Free opening reception with special events (to be announced) on Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2-7 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. 

April 25, 2014 is the deadline for all entries. No extensions to the deadline. We encourage you to get your your entry in before the deadline. Mail entry fee, entry form, JPEGs on CD, image reference sheet to: "Food, Glorious Food," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries mailed & postmarked April 25, 2014, but received after April 29 will be returned to artists. 

Allyson Mace, Publisher and Founder, Sauce Magazine, St. Louis, MO. Allyson is an avid photographer and fan & supporter of the local art community; and Sara Choler Hale, artist and Founder, Fair Shares CCSA, St. Louis, MO.

The entry form for this exhibit is required with all entries and is downloadable directly from the Art Saint Louis website here. If you are unable to download or open the PDF, email robin@artstlouis.org and she will email you a PDF of the form. Complete rules of entry are on the form.

Limit 2 original artworks in all media, techniques & styles. 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 at least 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. No clip-style, saw tooth or keyhole frames. No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall. Installation or complicated artworks must be installed by artist under direction of ASL Artistic Director. Extremely fragile, very small, or unstable pieces that do not sit flat on 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 (2012-2014). 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.

Since this exhibition is food-themed, our size limit for this show relates to the size of a place setting. All works submitted may not exceed 20" (any direction) for all artworks, regardless of media.

All artworks submitted for and selected for this exhibition must be for sale. The maximum sale price for artworks in this exhibit is $400. Artists get 70% of proceeds on all sales with 30% commission to Art Saint Louis. All sales are made through Art Saint Louis. Artist is responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit.

Judging is done by JPEGs on 1 (ONE) CD only. Do not submit multiple disks. DVD accepted for video entries only. Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view and either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. Take your best photographs of your artwork, and please, photograph your work before it is framed. Make sure that your image is sharp/in focus. 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 use 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. IF you are unable to send a CD, contact robin@artstlouis.org. Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the jurors. 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.


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, keyhole backs or clip-style frames; nothing accepted without a wire across the back. Paintings may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped. No loose plexi that is clipped/nailed to wall. No works that are nailed, 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 Artistic 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 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 (not applicable to renewals). 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 mailed with postmark by April 25, 2014. 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), plus your entry fee, JPEGs on CD, and printed image reference sheet.  Be sure that you provide all information requested on the entry form: Your contact info, including phone & email, address, and signature. For each entry: artwork title, year completed, dimensions (if 2-d, we need the artwork's final framed size; if 3-d, then height x width x depth), sale price (or, if not for sale, 50% retail value is required for insurance purposes). Please provide all of the requested information on your entry form, as it is all required for entry. Incomplete entry forms will be returned to artist unprocessed & will not accepted for jurying.

April 25, 2014 is the  DEADLINE for ALL entries. There are no exceptions to this deadline. We encourage you to get your entry in before the deadline--the deadline is simply the final day by which you may submit your entry. You may hand-deliver your entry by April 25, but only during our business hours. Submit entry fee, entry form (downloadable from our website here), JPEGs on CD, printed image reference sheet to: "Food, Glorious Food," c/o Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Entries postmarked April 25, 2014, but received after April 29 will be returned to artist.

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 help install the exhibit, monitor the Gallery during weekdays, help present a Saturday Artist Gallery Talk, donate office supplies (copier paper), or contribute beverages, flowers & other 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, donated goods, 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 submitted for jurying of accepted artworks may be used for publicity of this exhibit and Art Saint Louis in-general. This exhibit is publicized and promoted on the Art Saint Louis website, through e-blasts, on the ASL Facebook page, Twitter feed, other social media, in-print and online magazines, various publications, media resources, and more.


Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis July 11-12, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and picked-up at the end of the show, September 12-13, 2014, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 10 a.m. September 12. ALL works must be removed from Gallery by 4 p.m. September 13.

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

E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry
: April 25, 2014
NO exceptions to deadline.
We encourage you to get your entry in 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
or hand-delivered (during business hours only) by April 25, 2014
TO: "Food, Glorious Food," 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, May 30.
Accepted works delivered to ASL: July 11 & 12, 2014,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Install exhibit: July 15, 2014
Exhibition Dates: July 26-September 11, 2014

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2-7 p.m.
Special opening day events to be announced

Pick-up exhibited works: September 12-13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
in the historic Park Pacific Building
1223 Pine Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Gallery hours: M 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Download the entry form for "Food, Glorious Food" here.


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