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Saturday, August 15, 2015

CALL FOR ART- Old Enough to Know Better

OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER



DEAR APPLICANTS: 


Please be aware that your application WILL say "Not Submitted" until we verify payment information, WCA status and number of pieces. 

We will change it manually to "Show to Jury". You can edit it during the time it is not submitted and changes will happen automatically. 

After you have paid through PayPal you don't need to do anything else. Please do not pay twice trying to resubmit. You CAN pay with any credit card on Paypal.

Also- please note that Entrythingy needs your images to be 1500px in WIDTH, not longest dimension as stated in a version of our prospectus. We are sorry for this oversight and any inconvenience it may have caused.


If you have any other questions, please email us at wcaphiladelphia@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your entry and good luck!


Sincerely,
Kristin Osgood Lamelas and Jude Lang

PROSPECTUS

OLD
ENOUGH
TO KNOW
BETTER
November 1—November 28, 2015
A juried exhibition sponsored
by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter, of work by mid-career and emerging women, and women-identified, artists
35 years and older.


THEME:
The contextual space of this show is the stubbornness and persistence of artistic vocation.

LOCATION:
Crane Arts Gallery 105 1400 North American Street Philadelphia PA 19122

ELIGIBILITY:
International call; open to mid-career and emerging women and women-identified artists, age 35 and older.

JURORS:
DIANE BURKO has had solo shows at the Locks
Gallery over the past 30 years. She has shown at the Zimmerli, Tang and Michener Museums, Tufts and Princeton University. She has received grants from the Independence, Lila Acheson Wallace, the Rockefeller and the Leeway Foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Delaware and Woodmere Art Museums. She is the founder of Philadelphia’s FOCUS on Women in the Arts, a series of ground breaking events and exhibitions in 1974. In 2011, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Women’s Caucus for Art.
http://www.dianeburko.com

EILEEN NEFF’s work is represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia and by Bruce Silverstein in New York. Her work has been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Institute of Contemporary Art; the Rosenbach Museum and Library; the Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery; and at Artists Space and P.S.1 in New York. She has received grants from the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Leeway Foundation. She wrote for Artforum from 1989–2012. She currently teaches in the MFA programs of the University of the Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. http://eileenneff.com

DATES:
ENTRY DEADLINE: August 15, 2015 NOTIFICATION: Sent to artists (by email): Sept. 15
DELIVERY: Monday, November 2, 2015 (for shipped work; see instructions).
DROP OFF DATES:
Sunday, November 1, 2015: 12:00-4:00 pm Monday, November 2, 2015: 3:00-7:00pm
RECEPTION: Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6-9pm
CLOSING DATE: November 28, 2015
PICKUP: Sunday, November 29 (1-3 pm)
MEDIA ACCEPTED: Open to all media. (Video artists, if accepted must supply ALL their own equipment.)

ENTRY FEE:
Entry Fee: $25 for WCA members /$35 for all others

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
  • Each artist is strongly encouraged to submit up to ten images through Entrythingy. http://www.entrythingy.com/d=phila-wca.blogspot.com
  • Digital submissions only
  • JPEG file format images only. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized at 1500 ppi in WIDTH
  • No more than ten images (3D submissions may include three additional image/each for a total of forty, 2D can have one detail if necessary)
  • Files must be labeled: lastname_title; in the case of 3D work, if more than one view is submitted, files must be labeled: lastname_title_1 and lastname_title_2
  • Provide one artist statement (max 500 characters) for the pieces you are submitting, please edit carefully.
  • Completed Entrythingy form and non-refundable fee must accompany submission; incomplete applications or improperly formatted images will be disqualified.

ACCEPTED WORK:
Artists chosen for exhibition are responsible for:
  • the delivery of their artwork to the gallery at the appointed date and time in a form ready for display (see guidelines below); otherwise,WCA reserves the right to refuse acceptance
  • signing a release form
  • providing their own insurance if desired
  • if delivering in person taking all packing materials back with them
  • picking up their artwork at the gallery at the appointed date and time or arranging for return delivery.
The WCA Philadelphia chapter is responsible for:
• jurying the exhibition
• hanging the artwork
• arranging a reception
• designing a digital postcard, which will be emailed to accepted artists
• publicity
• deinstalling the artwork • sta
ffing the gallery.

DELIVERY/PICKUP OF ARTWORK:
Shipment:
  • Artists are responsible for round-trip transportation
    of accepted works. Schedule for FedEx delivery on Monday November 2, 2015, with prepaid return slip enclosed. Works may be hand delivered or shipped prepaid with a return shipping label included in the package. Shipping and labeling instructions will be detailed in the acceptance letter. Shipped works will be returned in the same packaging materials in which they arrive, thus shipping containers must be strong enough for the return trip. Hand-delivered works must be wrapped or boxed for their protection.
  • The gallery has no provisions for accepting shipped packages aside from the drop off dates in this prospectus.
INSURANCE:• NONE. Although we will handle everything with care, insurance will NOT be provided by the WCA. 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 WCA. A 20% commission will be retained on all works sold.

GUIDELINES FOR HANGING
• Framed works must be outfitted with the proper hardware (picture wire, etc.)
• Work must be professionally ready to hang or display.
• If two-dimensional work requires alternative presentation, please confer with the jurors prior to delivery to determine if installation is feasible.
• 25-lb weight limit for wall-hung art
• If your work has special display requirements, please discuss this with us before delivery. All special requirements must be addressed well in advance.


SMALL PRINT:
Copyrights – All of the images that you must be submitting are images of original artwork created by yourself. Images submitted by you should not violate
the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.

Juror – If for any reason an announced juror is unable to judge the entries, the entries will be judged by the remaining juror.
Selected Artists – If your work is selected it will be your exclusive responsibility to deliver the actual artwork to the gallery and to make sure it is framed and/or gallery wrapped and ready to be displayed.
Usage of Images – We will have the right to publish images of your artwork selected by the jurors on all our social media and promotions.
Retention of Images – By uploading your artwork, you authorize us to retain the images of such uploaded artwork on our system until the conclusion of the show.
Changes in Schedule: WCA/Philadelphia reserves the right to change competition deadlines and dates due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
Fee – You agree that all competition fees are non- refundable.
Indemnity – You agree to indemnify and hold WCA/ Philadelphia, its officers, agents, representatives and employees harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, relating to any claim made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of any of the foregoing terms
and conditions and/or any breach of your covenants, representations and warranties set forth above.
Agreement – Entering your work in this exhibition constitutes an acceptance of all the requirements set forth in this prospectus. 

Any questions please email wcaphiladelphia@gmail.com

22 comments:

Unknown said...

I am interested in applying to this call, but I'm 35 this year. Am I eligible?

Kathryn Johnson said...

Hello exhibition organizers!

I have a technical problem. I used entry thingy to submit my work, completed the application and paid through Paypal. I got my receipt from paypal, but for some reason, Entry Thingy lists my application as incomplete. I can't resubmit without paying again, so I wondered if someone could check to see if my entry actually was received,and if not, how should proceed.
Thanks
Kathryn Jill Johnson

Unknown said...

I too am having the same technical problem as Kathryn Jill Johnson. I completed the application process through Thingy.com and paid the entry fee through PayPal. I do have a copy of the PayPal receipt but Thingy.com shows that my entry has not been submitted. The site sends me to the PayPal step again.

I've contacted Thingy.com. They responded that I should contact the organizers of the event.

Help?

Thanks!
Sandra Camomile

Unknown said...

I apologize...I did not label my entry files correctly. Please reset my submissions to not submitted so that I may revise and resubmit. Thank you for your patience and help!

Regards,

Leanne Avellino

TheNeonPeanut said...

Surely you wish you had no comments like those above, and this to follow, but...please reset mine to "Not Submitted" also, and also thank you for your patience and help.

Marsha Heck

What I did was - for entertainment value (?) - my fault entirely - I answered what I thought was a question about how I picked these 10 pieces given my artist statement.
I realized this morning that there was no place to enter my WCA membership number, and that I had pasted over my 500 character statement with an explanation of why I chose those pieces. Not sure how it flew at the member rate without my number, but sad that the wrong cut and paste showed up in the statement. Thanks for whatever you might be able to do.

Unknown said...

I am having difficulty uploading my images. The entry form specifies images should be 1500 ppi on the longest side, which mine are. (My images are 1500 ppi high x 504 ppi wide). However, the message I am getting is that there is not 1500 ppi on the width. could you please clarify? My e-mail is thosealiens@icloud.com, and also patsy2pauline@gmail.com.

Is PayPal the only payment method? Or can I submit my Visa credit card number, or send you a certified cheque?

Pauline Dalby

sandi said...

Hello exhibition organizers!

I have a technical problem. I used entry thingy to submit my work, completed the application and paid through Paypal. I got my receipt from paypal, but for some reason, Entry Thingy lists my application as incomplete. I can't resubmit without paying again, so I wondered if someone could check to see if my entry actually was received,and if not, how should proceed.
Thanks Sandi Neiman Lovitz

Unknown said...

"JPEG file format images only. For good image quality and fast upload, your image files should be sized at 1500 ppi in the longest dimension "

This is incorrect. Your uploader calls for 1500 as the minimum WIDTH of the work.

Unknown said...

I am also having difficulty uploading my images. The entry form specifies images should be 1500ppi on the longest dimension, which mine are. When I try to upload I get a message that my image is too small. My image is 1400 pixels wide by 1500 pixels high. It seems that it is only measuring the width when the longest side is the height. Please help. My email is jwsilp1@gmail.com.

Also, is PayPal the only method? Can I pay by credit card?

Thank you,
Jennifer Schwartz

Unknown said...

Yes!

Unknown said...

Hi Kathryn,
Applications will say not submitted until we manually submit on our end after verifying information. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandra,
Applications will say not submitted until we manually submit on our end after verifying information. No need to do anything else on your end. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Leanne,
Please email wcaphiladelphia@gmail.com to have your submission unlocked. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Hi Marsha,
Please email wcaphiladephia@gmail.com to have Jude unlock it for you. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi Sandi,
Applications will say not submitted until we manually submit on our end after verifying information. No need to do anything else on your end. Thank you!

Unknown said...

You're correct. I am sorry we missed that in writing the prospectus. Sorry for the inconvenience. It should be 1500 as the width.

Unknown said...

Hi Jennifer,
You can pay with a credit card through PayPal. The images need to be 1500 width. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. Best of luck to you.

Unknown said...

Hi. I too am having the same problem of Entry Thingy saying that my "Entry is Not Submitted." I hope that the only problem is what you explained in a previous response of the applications not saying that they are submitted until you "manually submit on our end after verifying information." The "Submit This Entry" box never showed up on my page and therefore is showing my entry as "incomplete."
Hope to hear a confirmation that this is indeed, what is happening. Thank you!

Unknown said...

I don't know why emails are coming to me from artists having problems with Entry Thingy. I am not the go to person. I posted a comment, see above, got a reply from Kristin Osgood Lamelas and since then my email address has gotten around. Kristin, can you do something about this.
Thank you.

Jennifer Schwartz

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