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Solo Show[Down] ($2,250 and Solo Show in Prizes) deadline May 15

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FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Solo Show[Down]

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – May 15, 2017

EXHIBITION DATES: July 7 – July 30, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, July 7 2017

CALL TO ARTISTS: International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. The Solo Show[Down] will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.

PRIZES:

·         Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area. The Grand Prize winner will also receive a honorarium of $2000.

·         Runners Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back section of the Art7 Gallery.

·         People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Jennifer Casler Price has held the position of curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell Art Museum since 1993. During her tenure, she has curated over 20 exhibitions covering a diverse range in subject matter including Buddhist sculpture, Chinese antiquities, Japanese ukiyo-e painting, Tibetan Esoteric Buddhist painting, Mughal painting, African sculpture, Oceanic art, Maya art, and most recently a retrospective exhibition on the architect of the Kimbell, Louis I. Kahn. As a curator she has traveled widely – to China, Japan, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey, Cuba and Peru. She has also juried exhibitions for the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, the San Antonio Art Museum League and the Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival. Jennifer has been a commissioner on the Fort Worth Public Art Commission since October 2014 and currently serves as Chair of the Commission. She has been a member of the Association of American Museum Curators (AAMC) since its founding in 2001.

ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.

SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each.  Artists who are aiming for the grand prize are encouraged to submit as many as possible. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.

PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass. 

SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists. 

RECEIVING: Hand-delivered and shipped work must arrive between June 15 and June 30, 2017. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition. 

DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on May 15, 2017. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by June 1, 2017. 

SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment. 

REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on July 1st, 2017 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

·         May 15, 2017 – Deadline for submission

·         June 1, 2017 – Notifications emailed to artists

·         June 20th – June 30th, 2017 – Delivery of artwork

·         July 7, 2017 – Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm

·         July 31, 2017Closing

·         August 1, 2017 – Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:

Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager

1300 Gendy Street

Fort Worth, TX,  76107

direct: 817.298.3021

jlevy@artscouncilfw.org

LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.

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