ELIGIBILITY This call out is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works which address the theme in some considerable way. Open to all media besides video and all genre (abstract, narrative, realism, conceptual, etc.)
MEDIA Open to any and all traditional and non-traditional visual arts 2d and 3d media applicable to the theme.No video
ENTRY FEE £10 for up to three entries submitted. 5£ per each additional entry. Number of entries is 6. Fees are non-refundable. Entry fee must be paid by credit card via PayPal. (If paying by PayPal PLEASE use the paypal link provided on the page .)
What is my fee used for? All proceeds from entry fees fund project-related expenses. Not unlike paying a fee to enter a marathon race, this democratically enables our organization's projects to happen.
HOW MANY WORKS SHOULD I SUBMIT? Artists can submit as many as they wish especially if they have a couple different bodies of work which they'd like our gallery to consider, or if they have a suite of works that are interrelated. While we have absolutely no minimum number required (other than one), nor do we give an advantage to those who submit more, it is helpful to have a few options to select from. If for any reason you submit the entry form (linked at the top and bottom of this page) more than once, only the most recent form will be retained in our system. All previous forms will be deleted. If you decide to submit additional work later, you'll need to submit a new form containing ALL the works for the exhibit.
Detail images should only be included if truly necessary for understanding the nature or quality of the artwork and these files must be named as instructed below.
JURY AND CURATOR This exhibit will be juried by the exhibit curator and anonymous professional guests whom will make the final selections
SUBMISSION OF IMAGES Laura I. Gallery accepts only digital images/files for consideration. See specifications below. The Gallery will retain the submitted images of accepted artwork and reserves the right to use the images in publications and gallery publicity. Beyond such use, the artist retains full copyright of exhibited work. No CD Submissions . Entry images must meet the following specifications:
FILE NAMING: All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist's last name (underscore) first name, followed by the titled of the work (i.e. Goldberg_Sue_Untitled.jpg). Please DO NOT include any other information in the file name, such as medium of work, size,etc.
Detail, installation, or alternate view images must include the word 'detail' in the filename (i.e. Goldberg_Sue_1_detail1.jpg). If you do NOT include the term DETAIL as part of the filename for any additional, extra, installation, or close up images supporting your entry these will be counted as additional separate entries and our system will expect a corresponding fee for them. The copy of your entry form sent by email will provide samples for file-naming.
Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work. When emailing images, it is preferred that you do include this message in the body of the email: “Now That`s What I call Art Submission” and attach the completed application form ,a 200 word statement about the work submitted plus you CV.
Maximum size and weight limits for artworks The maximum artwork size for both 2D and 3D works is 60cm x 60cm inclusive of the frame, and the maximum weight is 15kg. Artwork sizes and weights are maintained to ensure Laura I.Gallery can manage the installation, display and safety of the artworks on temporary exhibition.
How do I price my artwork? The pricing of your work is up to your own discretion with a maximum value set at £5000. Please ensure you include the 25% commission fee for the total price of your artwork.
You you are welcome to ask for information about pricing artworks from one of the visual arts team using the contact details below. If your artwork has not been made or completed at the time of entering, you need to estimate your price - the price nominated at the time of entry is final and cannot be altered.
AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE Submitting the entry form indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in this prospectus, that you are reserving spots in our jury, that you will send the entry fee, and that you agree to make your work available and will ship/deliver it to the gallery should it be selected for exhibit.
DO NOT submit an entry form if you cannot follow through. Do not double-book your work, commit it to other conflicting exhibitions, or sell it without securing its availability for our exhibit, after submitting to this project.
ONCE WORK IS SELECTED
PRIZES: Laura I. Gallery believes that everyone should get an equal chance of winning, so it’s organising a prize draw, in which Laura Iosifescu and her sponsor will pick one lucky artist to support his or her practice with a prize.(more details on our open call page) Laura I.Gallery wants to make all the artists appreciated by giving them an opportunity to have their names in this draw, without being judged on the quality of the work. No artwork will be treated as the best from all the selected works, as all the artists will have already proven that their work is worthy of this exhibition.
Filming Artists who are participating in the exhibition agree to accept to be filmed on the day. In addition, the Laura I.Gallery have the right to copy and/or reproduce the Works and to communicate and/or issue such copies to the public in connection with the exhibition, for advertising the sale of the Works, for educational and public workshops, and for general marketing or promotional purposes, and other related activities, including without limitation the incorporation of images of the Works within promotional and marketing materials, postcards, catalogues, posters, DVDs, on Laura I.Gallery website, in workshop presentations and on information screens throughout the exhibiting gallery and any media now known or hereafter devised.
PUBLICATION Laura I. Gallery will produce a high quality online publication documenting each entire season of exhibits, artists, and works shown. This continues Laura I. Gallerie`s commitment to long-term documentation and dissemination of our projects, and the expansion of physical exhibits into a broader geography and time frame, while also bringing all exhibits together under one cover each year to create a better product which will be more valuable to the public, teachers, libraries, and exhibiting artists.
DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. Accepted work that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation and craftsmanship is a must. Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in an easily reusable container/packaging with return shipping prepaid. Works will be returned in the same manner as delivered or via UPS/USPS. All work must arrive at Laura I. Gallery by the specified date (see calendar below). Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Works not claimed within 30 days of the end of the exhibit will become the property of Laura I. Gallery. The artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery. The artist are responsible to collect the work on the specified date, failed to do so the gallery will have the right to charge the artist 5 pounds a day for storing the painting in the gallery.If the artist refuses to pay the work will be thrown away.. We cannot go to the post office and drop the artwork for you, doing so will force us to close the gallery which is not good for the business.
INSURANCE Works will be insured while on gallery premises. Insurance covers theft, vandalism, damage caused by gallery patrons or staff (in accordance with insurance policy). PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason, including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage caused to work by failure of the work itself, its mounting systems installed or provided by the artist, disintegration/degradation due to the nature/quality of materials or craftsmanship, or incidental damage to works whose artist-directed presentation methods put them at risk.
SALE OF ARTWORK Artworks are required to be for sale in order to be included in our exhibitions. It is required that you are writing the prices . Laura I. Gallery will retain a commission of 25% of the sale price on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Artists set the sale price on the email, and in doing so should account for all logistical costs, framing, etc. related to making the work exhibit-ready.
Apply Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
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