Call for entries Gems IV
Call for Entries:
Exquisite, Intricate, Intimate Small Works of Art
December 2 – 22, 2017
Extended Deadline: November 10, 2017
New Extended Deadline for Entries: Friday, November 10, 12 midnight, PST
Artists Notified: Tuesday, November 14
Art Drop Off: Monday, November 27, 4 – 6 pm or Tuesday, November 28, 10 am – 12 pm
Art Pick Up: Wednesday, January 10, 4 – 6 pm
Gems IV is a juried, small works show with a focused approach on exquisite, intricate, intimate works of art on a small scale. With a size limit of 12” X 12” (unframed), the works of Gems IV are intended to draw the visitor in close and create an intimate viewing experience. For example, if a piece that is 12” X 12” is submitted with a 24” frame, it is still eligible. Artists may submit up to 5 images. Multiple works can be submitted as a single piece or together in groupings/grids to create series, narratives, or a larger work as a whole. This exhibition presents an opportunity for artists who normally work on a larger scale to venture out of their comfort zone, and for artists who produce small works to shine.
Accepting: 2-Dimensional work (paintings, photographs, drawings and prints) no larger than 12” X 12.” Dimensions do not include frame. 3-Dimensional work (ceramic, glass, wood, metal, jewelry & fiber) with a base no larger than 12” X 12” in diameter. The height may be taller than 12” as long as the work is stable.
Sales: All accepted work must be for sale. Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.
Juror: Donna Seager
Gems IV will be juried by Donna Seager, owner/partner of the Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley. The Seager Gray Gallery specializes in contemporary fine art and exhibits painting, sculpture, works on paper and book-related arts. Partners Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray have established a premier gallery that garners critical review and is recognized beyond the San Francisco Bay Area. Donna Seager is a member of the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association and the San Francisco Center for the Book. She has distinguished herself nationally for her commitment to the book as a medium for art. The Gallery’s annual Art of the Book show has attracted both artists and collectors from around the world.
Fee: Entry fee (non-refundable) is $25 per artist for Arts Benicia Members and $35 for non-members for 3 images, $5 for each additional image up to 5 images. To join Arts Benicia click here.
Pay by phone: 707-747-0131
Pay by check: Make your check payable to Arts Benicia. In the note area write Gems IV.
Send your check to: Arts Benicia/Gems IV
991 Tyler Street, Ste. 114
Benicia, CA 94510
All entry fees must be paid prior to jury.
Please email your submissions to email@example.com
Email subject heading: Gems IV Submission.
- Please include complete contact information: Name, Address, Phone number and Email address.
- All images must have titles, sizes, value and media.
- Please attach your artist bio and resume to the email.
Images. The exhibition will be juried by digital images only. You may enter a maximum of 5 images for review. Only digital images will be accepted. The images must include the specific pieces you intend to submit to the exhibition.
Digital Image Requirements:
Send high-resolution images as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can submit a link to your online images. Title your digital files with your last name and the title of your piece, (for example: LastName_Title.jpg).
Shipping: Shipped artwork must include a return shipping label. Handling charges may apply.
991 Tyler Street, Suite 114
Benicia, CA 94510
DEADLINE: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 10, 2017 by 12 MIDNIGHT, PST IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
Notification: Artists will be notified by November 14 if their work has been accepted or not.
Delivery: Accepted work must be delivered to Arts Benicia on Monday, November 27, 4 – 6 pm or Tuesday, November 28, 10 am – 12 pm. No works larger than 12” X 12” (unframed) will be accepted.
Pickup: Unsold work must be picked up from Arts Benicia on Wednesday, January 10, 4 – 6 pm
Please note: Arts Benicia will be closed from December 23, 2017 – January 9, 2018.
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