Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Call for Work: Deadline 7 July 2016

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Don't miss the opportunity
to submit artwork for Art Saint Louis'
juried exhibit 
Entry deadline: July 7, 2016 

" Mix Tape" juried visual art exhibition featuring artworks that are about, or influenced by, all genres of music or that are about/or influenced by musicians.

Artworks can be about music of any genre--from classical to classic rock, country to jazz, hip hop to folk. Artworks might also be about, or influenced by, musicians--from Clara Schumann to Beyoncé, Johannes Brahms to The Clash--anyone who has written a score, recorded a song, made music of any style/kind.

The resulting art exhibition will be a visual mix tape. All explorations of this theme are invited. Artworks in all media, techniques and styles are encouraged. Videos of musical performances will not be considered for this exhibit.

Art Saint Louis Gallery, 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, MO. Exhibition dates: October 1-27, 2016. Free reception on Saturday, October 1, 6-8 p.m.
Open to artists 21 years of age and older living in the St. Louis, Missouri region and surrounding 200-mile radius*.
*ONLY artists from the St. Louis region may enter exhibit--if you live further than 200 miles, we appreciate your interest, but you are not eligible. Sorry, but Chicago, IL and Kansas City, MO are further than 200 miles and are not in the St. Louis region.

The deadline to submit works for this exhibit is July 7, 2016 (11:59 MST).
We encourage you to enter before the deadline. The entry & upload process can take some time, so we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the online entry process in advance of the deadline. We recommend that you do this days before the deadline--not on the deadline day, please. Register to use CallforEntry.org (free), prepare your images to the appropriate sizes (the guidelines are on the CallforEntry.org website), upload your images to a Portfolio, and do all of the prep work in advance of the entry deadline. 

Cat Pick and Eddie Silva. Cat Pick is a fixture of the St. Louis music community with her on-air program, Emotional Rescue, on KDHX 88.1 FM. She has been with with station since 1989. Cat is a music writer and co-creator of the Married With Music podcast. She is also an artist and owner of TinyMontgomery and has been creating original designs and selling at area festivals and shows since 2005. Eddie Silva is External Affairs and Publications Manager for the St. Louis Symphony, where he has worked since 2003. Silva interviews musicians for broadcast on St. Louis Public Radio, writes the STL Symphony Blog and Playbill, and collaborates with arts and media organizations including Carnegie Hall, amongst other projects. Prior to joining SLSO, Eddie was Arts & Culture writer for Riverfront Times, where his writing included fine art, architecture, and music, as well as investigative reporting and criticism.

Online only at https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3361&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes 

Located on the ground floor of the historic and beautifully renovated Park Pacific building at 1223 Pine Street in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis is home to one of the most popular and frequently visited exhibition spaces in the St. Louis region. Created in 2013 and built upon the organization's 31-year success in connecting St. Louis regional artists and audiences, our 2,700 square foot space Gallery boasts a year-round series of professionally juried group exhibitions showcasing the best of the region's contemporary visual art. Highlighting each exhibition, Art Saint Louis opening receptions are a cultural mainstay in downtown St. Louis and are followed throughout the run of each exhibit with extensive viewing hours Monday through Saturday and an average of over 500 visitors per week. Uniquely designed as a gallery/café hybrid, the space is also the one and only café home of St. Louis coffee roaster Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters Café, making it a cultural and social destination like no other in the St. Louis region. Find Art Saint Louis on Facebook to view highlights from our previous exhibits in our photo albums.
  • Limit 3 original artworks in all media, styles, themes, and techniques that respond to the theme of the exhibit, "Mix Tape."
  • Artwork must be completed between 2013-2016.    
  • Works not exhibited in any juried exhibit in St. Louis region during 6 months prior to exhibit dates.
  • Works not previously exhibited in any exhibit in Art Saint Louis Gallery.
  • NO ceiling installed work, this includes installation works.
  • NO artworks that sit directly on Gallery floor.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • Size limits: Final installation size on 2-d work not to exceed 6' (72") WIDE or 7' (84") HIGH/TALL, including frame. Size limit applies to all media.
  • Larger sculptures, oversized 2-d work or installation works must be installed by artist under direction of Art Saint Louis Artistic Director.
  • We are only able to exhibit pedestal-displayed or wall-hung sculpture--no ceiling installed work and no artworks that sit directly on the Gallery floor. We have a limited number of standard sized pedestals & will provide those for display of 3-d work. However, if your 3-d artwork is odd-sized, excessively heavy, or requires a very specific sized pedestal or platform, plan on providing that pedestal or platform yourself, please.
  • 3-d works that are extremely fragile, very small, that have a very small bottom/base, are unstable, or do not sit flat on a pedestal are NOT considered.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls. Art Saint Louis uses traditional hanging hardware (hooks/nails) to hang artworks from their wires on the back of the pieces- however, we will not nail or tack an artwork directly to a wall, nor will we velcro, glue or use any other substance to directly apply an artwork to the wall. ALL works must hang by/from standard picture hanging hardware.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Artist must provide all equipment necessary to present video or artwork requiring electricity, incl. cords, adapters, DVD player, monitor, etc.

  • Judging is done by JPEGs online only at CallForEntry.org.
  • LIMIT: 3 artworks.
  • The image limit reads 6, but this allows for a detail or alternate view for each artwork submitted. Do not exceed 3 artworks total or you will be disqualified.
  • Limit 2 JPEGs per artwork: 1 full view is required and you may also submit (not required) either 1 detail OR 1 alternate view. IMPORTANT: IF you submit more than 2 images per artwork, the Jurors will NOT be shown your additional images. Any more than 2 images per artwork is not permitted and all additional images will be moved to the "withdrawn" category.
Please make sure that the digital images of your artworks are:
  • In focus.
  • Cropped to feature only your artwork.
  • Free of any watermarks or name imprint.
  • Free of a time-date stamp.
  • Please do not photograph your artwork framed. If the only image you have of your artwork is of the work framed, use image editing software to crop the frame out of the image.
Upload options for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only.
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest size.
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution).
  • File size: 5MB maximum.
Upload options for video files:
  • File formats: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS.
  • Resolution: minimum 620x480; max. 1920x1080.
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9.
  • Bit rate: recommended above 240 kbps.
  • Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps. The frame rate of the original video should be maintained without re-sampling. In particular, pulldown and other frame-rate re-sampling techniques are strongly discouraged.
  • Codec: h.264, h.263, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, Windows Media Video, and motion jpeg mpeg-1 muxed, Apple Lossless
  • Container: 3gp, asf, avi, mov, mpeg, mpeg-2, mp4, ogg
  • Video file size: 100 MB maximum.
IMPORTANT: Please be reminded that this is a VISUAL art exhibition-videos submitted for this exhibit must be visual art-please, NO musical performances-that is not what this exhibition is about.  
Submissions that do not comply with rules of entry will not be presented to the Jurors. Artworks selected for exhibition that are not accurately depicted by JPEGs may be removed from exhibit at Artistic Director's discretion.

Click here for a Step-by-Step guide on how to apply to exhibits through CallForEntry.org. You can also watch a short video on How to Apply here. The good folks at CallforEntry.org are better suited to assist you with technical issues with your online entry. For assistance, please contact cafe@westaf.org during weekday business hours only, Mountain Standard Time.

The method by which ALL exhibitions are juried at Art Saint Louis is always a fair and blind (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 pertains to the artwork and includes the following: artwork title, year, media, dimensions, and method of presentation (displayed on the wall, sits on a pedestal). Jurors are never shown the names of any artists. All artworks that you submit for jurying are presented one after the other in the presentation that the jurors view. So, if you are artist #25, your artworks/entries are in the presentation after artist #24 and before artist #26. From the jurying presentation and information 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. For non-thematic exhibitions, a well-rounded exhibit is based on the Jurors' aesthetics along with general exhibition criteria established for all exhibits by Art Saint Louis' Artistic Director. This is a blind and FAIR process and at no time are the Jurors shown entrants' names, and oftentimes they do not even see names for selected artists until they arrive to the Gallery to view the final exhibit on the Gallery walls. Ours is a fair jurying process.

  • All artworks must either have a sale price or be marked Not for Sale (NFS).
  • No works marked POR (price on request) will be accepted.
  • Artist's sale prices listed with original entry submitted for jurying may not be changed after entry deadline (May 12, 2016).
  • All sales are through Art Saint Louis with 30% donation/commission on work sold to ASL and 70% to artist. Sale price includes Art Saint Louis' commission.
  • Artist responsible for delivery of sold work to buyer at end of exhibit. 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 sawtooth hangers, clip-style frames or keyhole mounts.
  • French Cleat mounts okay.
  • Works on canvas may be framed, strip-framed or gallery-wrapped.
  • 2-d works must be framed or, if not framed, pre-approved presentation.
  • NO works that are nailed, pinned, tacked, taped, velcroed, painted on, glued, adhered, or affixed directly to/on Gallery walls.
  • No loose plexi that is clipped or nailed to wall.
  • Oversized, heavy, 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.
  • Artworks requiring electricity: Artist must provide all cords, adapters, cord protectors & 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 cash Awards of Excellence will be selected by the Jurors for this exhibit and include (1) $250 Best of Show Award of Excellence and (4) $100 Awards of Excellence. All five Award recipients will then be eligible for our "Honor Awards 2017" ten-artist curated exhibit (June 17-July 20, 2017).

  • Entry fee is non-refundable.
  • Artist may submit up to 3 artworks for the one fee.
  • $35 Non- member entry fee; OR
  • $20/Art Saint Louis member* entry fee.
  • Fee payable by credit card through www.CallforEntry.org or by check to Art Saint Louis, 1223 Pine St., St. Louis, MO 63103.  
Membership in Art Saint Louis is open to all. Membership is not required to have your work considered for or juried into this or any ASL exhibit. However, membership does have its benefits, including discounts on entry fees--the reduced Art Saint Louis member entry fee for this show is $20 and the non-member fee is $35. Benefits of membership discounts on entry fees to juried exhibits, include a weekly e-newsletter, a Membership & Resource Directory, access to a Members Only area of our website, 10% discount on all art purchases, special exhibit opportunities, and more. To download a Membership brochure and join Art Saint Louis today, visit our website (PayPal accepted). Then, once you are a member, you can take advantage of the reduced member entry fee for this & every exhibit. 

The direct link to the online entry is https://callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3361&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes  You can also find information about the "Mix Tape" exhibit on our website here.

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 to the production of this exhibit. Artists may contribute food or goods for the opening reception (value $20/per artwork), help out during the reception or other special events, with weekday Gallery monitoring or cleaning, OR may buy-out volunteer time at $5/hour or $20/per artwork. Volunteer sign-up upon delivery of artworks for exhibit (December 29-30/January 2). 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. Art Saint Louis reserves the right to use digital images submitted for jurying for publicity of exhibition including but not limited to email, web use and social media. Accepted artists will be required to send high resolution JPEGs of accepted artworks to Art Saint Louis for exhibition records/paperwork and publicity. 

DELIVERY of Accepted works FOR EXHIBIT  
  • Artworks juried into exhibit are to be hand-delivered to Art Saint Louis Gallery on either Friday, September 16, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited artworks are to be picked-up at the end of the show on Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Exhibited works may not be removed from ASL prior to 9 a.m. Friday, October 28, 2016.
  • ALL exhibited works must be removed from Gallery by 3:45 p.m. October 29, 2016.
This exhibit is presented by Art Saint Louis and is supported with funding from Missouri Arts Council and Regional Arts Commission.
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis, robin@artstlouis.org or 314/241-4810 (2#), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • If this is your first time using this online application process, it's in your best interest to register and upload your images into an image Portfolio on CallforEntry.org sooner rather than later, just in case you face any technical challenges or need assistance from the good folks at CallforEntry.org. That way, when you do go to submit your works for our particular exhibit/entry, you should be ready to go and the process will run smoothly (depending on your computer and internet service).  
  • IF you are having challenges with the online application process, uploading images or any other issue, there is a HELP page you can visit for troubleshooting. Or, the good people at CallforEntry.org are in their offices weekdays (M-F), 9-5 in Denver, CO, and they can be reached by email at cafe@westaf.org Give them at least 1 day to respond, please.

E X H I B I T   C A L E N D A R

DEADLINE for entry:
July 7, 2016, 11:59 MST
 The online entry process requires advance preparation, so allow yourself plenty of time before the final entry date & time. Advance registration and image uploads to a Portfolio are highly recommended.

Jurying Notifications: Jury results will be emailed to ALL entering artists by August 12, 2016.

Accepted works delivered to Art Saint Louis:
September 16, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Install exhibit
: September 20-21, 2016, 5-7:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: October 1-27, 2016

FREE Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 6-8 p.m.
Pick-up exhibited works: Friday, October 28, 2016, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. or Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Robin Hirsch-Steinhoff, Artistic Director, Art Saint Louis,
Weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 314/241-4810 or  robin@artstlouis.org


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