Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Call for Art: "Violence" (A Juried Exhibition)


sponsored by the Womenʼs Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter
in cooperation with the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists

PROSPECTUS
THEME:

We live in a violent world. Sandy Hook, Nickel Mines and Columbine. September 11 and Oklahoma City. Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea and two World Wars to end all war. JFK, RFK, MLK and Harvey Milk. Lisa Steinberg and JonBenét Ramsey. And the millions of others whose names weʼve forgotten or have never known.

When is violence justified and when it is not? Are violent acts committed by ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances to be judged differently? If nature itself is inherently violent, is human nature any different?

We are seeking artworks that address these complicated questions. They might offer hope; they might scream out in despair. They might be political; they might be very personal.

To begin the conversation, weʼve started compiling a list of topics. We assume there will be many more:

self-defense
torture
war
guns
landmines
human trafficking
mental illness
bride burning
gay bashing
self-immolation
human shields
school shootings
car bombs
kidnapping
child abuse
battered women
rape
infanticide
murder
suicide bombers
drones
fundamentalist extremists
dictators
ethnic cleansing
collateral damage
chemical warfare

DATES OF EXHIBITION:
April 9 through May 3, 2013

LOCATION:
SPP Galleries
The Philadelphia Inquirer Building
Route 23
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

Map and directions at: mcgopa.org

ELIGIBLITY:
Open to MCGOPA artists, and members of the Womenʼs Caucus for Art: PhiladelphiaNew York and DC Chapters.  WCA National and Chapter dues for 2013 MUST be paid before entry is submitted.

MEDIA ACCEPTED:
Open to all media except electronic (i.e. there are no provisions for video or sound)

ENTRY FEE:  NONE

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
• digital submissions only
• JPG format, not to exceed 500 pixels in the longest dimension
• no more than three images (sculptural submissions may include one additional
image/each for a total of six)
• files must be labeled: lastname_title; in the case of sculpture, if more than one view is
submitted, files must be labeled: lastname_title_1 and lastname_title_2
• email subject line: VIOLENCE
• if your mailing program limits the number of attachments, send them in separate
emails with subject lines VIOLENCE 1; VIOLENCE 2; VIOLENCE 3; etc.
• 1-paragraph Artist Statement (PDF format)
• 1-2 page Resume (PDF format)
• completed entry form must accompany submission
• emai submission to: phila_wca@yahoo.com

DELIVERY/PICKUP OF ARTWORK:
• artists are responsible for hand delivery and hand pickup of artwork on the dates
indicated in the calendar portion of this prospectus
• the gallery has no provisions for accepting mailed or shipped packages

INSURANCE:
• NONE. Although we will handle everything with care, insurance will NOT be provided by the WCA, MCGOPA or The Philadelphia Inquirer. We will not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss of artwork. Artists must provide their own insurance coverage if so desired.

SALE OF WORK:
• any sales of artwork will be handled through MCGOPA. A 30% commission will be retained on all works sold.

JURORS:

Karen Love Cooler, artist; former Gallery Director for Montgomery County Guild of
Professional Artists; Exhibitions Coordinator for the Philadelphia Chapter of the
Womenʼs Caucus for Art http://www.karenlovecooler.com

Virginia Maksymowicz, artist; Associate Professor of Art at Franklin & Marshall College; Treasurer for for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Womenʼs Caucus for Art. http://www.tandm.us

ACCEPTED WORK:

Artists chosen for exhibition are responsible for —

• delivering artwork to the gallery at the appointed date and time in a form ready for display (see guidelines below); otherwise, the jurors reserve the right to refuse acceptance
• signing a release form
• providing their own insurance if desired
• taking all packing materials back with them
• picking up their artwork at the gallery at the appointed date and time

The WCA Philadelphia Chapter is responsible for —

• jurying the exhibition
• hanging the artwork
• arranging a reception
• designing a digital postcard, which will be sent to accepted artists
• publicity
• deinstalling the artwork

GUIDELINES FOR HANGING:

• Framed works must be outfitted with the proper hardware (picture wire, etc.).
• Standard frames only: no clip frames or poster mounts.
• If two-dimensional work requires alternative presentation, please confer with the jurors
prior to delivery to determine if installation is feasible.
• 15-lb weight limit and 5-foot width maximum for wall-hung art.
• There is a display case and a minimal number of pedestals. You might be required to
provide your own stand. Please confer with the jurors prior to delivery.

AGREEMENT:

Entering your work in this exhibition constitutes an acceptance of all the requirements
set forth in this prospectus.

CALENDAR:

Application Deadline: March 15

Notification (by email): March 18

Delivery: Sunday, April 7 (2-5 pm)

Reception: Saturday, April 13, (5-7 pm)

Pickup: Saturday, May 4 (1-3 pm)

To download the full prospectus, click here.

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