Entries Due March 2 - 4
Please note that an updated file has uploaded for the Call for Entry info below - The previous version had incorrect dates on when entries were due and included info about a Food Drive (which is now over). I apologize for any confusion! Please let us know if you have any questions!
Periodically over the last year, we have introduced exhibit themes that highlight the elements of art, which are line, shape, space, texture, value, form and color. In turn, we have arrived at color. The hue, saturation and intensity of color determine its overall feel or impact. Here we ask artists to focus on the power and significance of color in their imagery. Will it be bold or subtle? Warm or cool? Calming or exciting? Use color to speak volumes!
“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” ― Wassily Kandinsky
- We ask each artist to consider including with their entry a short statement (max 300 words) that describes how their artwork relates to the theme. This is optional for this exhibit, but it can enhance the viewer’s experience. Open to all wall hung and 3D mediums. Max size for wall hung work, including frames is 80 United Inches (United inches = Length + Width)
- 3D works must fit on a pedestal of 18” x 18” (if requiring a pedestal). Freestanding pieces must fit through a standard size door and use and area of floor space no larger than 4’ (2’ x 2’ or 1’ x 4’ for example) and a height no larger than 6’.
- Work completed in the past 3 years that has not been exhibited in any juried exhibition at Framations.
- Original work not completed under instruction. All imagery must be the artist’s original work. This includes collage images.
·- A diptych/triptych counts as one entry only if priced as a whole. Individually priced works will be considered as separate entries.
- Work must be suitably framed, wired and ready to hang. Some pieces, such as gallery wrap canvases, fiber work, etc. do not require frames. Framations reserves the right to reject work that is not properly prepared for hanging or is in any way unstable.
- Works in their original medium (a watercolor is an original, a reproduction of a painting is not the original medium, etc)
· Open to artists 18 years of age or older living in the St. Louis region.
Submissions Entries must be hand delivered to Framations: March 2 & 3: 10-6 or March 4: 12 – 5. Artists may print and fill out the entry form in advance from www.framations.com or fill out at the gallery.
Entry Fee Artists may submit up to four works for a non-refundable entry fee of $8.00 per piece. Entry fees are intended to help cover the costs incurred by hosting the exhibit. These include but are not limited to postcards, postage, reception costs, awards, etc.
Notification Artists will be notified concerning acceptance within 24 hours of jury process. Please plan to pick up any declined work before the reception on March 9, or to make other arrangements.
Awards First Place- $100 Second Place- $70
Third Place- $40 Honorable Mention Ribbons
Opening Reception Friday, March 9: 6-8 pm
Retrieval of Works Any unsold work can be retrieved the weekend following the close of the exhibit: Friday April 20 & Saturday April 21: 10-6 & Sunday April 22: 12-5.
Sales Sales are encouraged. Framations will retain a 25% commission on any work sold through the exhibition. All works must be clearly marked upon entry with price or designated NFS. The gallery offers Installment Plans on artwork purchases, up to 90 days depending on the purchase amount. If a customer purchases your work in this way, you are paid the amount due once the contract is complete.
About Juried Exhibits
Dependent on the juror’s decision, an artist may find that all, some, or possibly none of their pieces are chosen to be a part of the exhibition. Framations strives to promote excellent exhibitions that are juried to fit the exhibit space but also display the best quality work chosen from what is entered.
Juror Terri Shay has been working in art and design for 12 plus years and is currently a professor at St Louis University teaching color theory and design. She has a B.F.A from Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH and earned her MFA from Fontbonne University with an Emphasis in Painting. In her personal career as an artist, Terri has had her work in countless shows, exhibits, and publications. As a top rated botanical artist in the St. Louis area, Terri was also Elected to the Society of Botanical Artists and exhibit in the Chelsea Flower Show 2008-2013. There, she also received the RHS Gold Medal and Best in Show award in 2007 and has paintings in the RHS Lindley Library Collection and also the Shirley Sherwood Collection. She is versatile and business-minded with a broad perspective, exceptional color sense and a proven ability to manage creative projects seamlessly from concept through delivery. Learn more about Terri Shay at www.terrishay.com.
Promotional Information Framations reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works for use on our website, email announcement for the exhibit and for use in press releases and exhibition promotions.
Liability and Insurance
While reasonable precautions are taken to safeguard entries, Framations does not insure work submitted to the gallery for Exhibitions and is not responsible for loss or damage to any work submitted while on display or in transit. Artists are strongly encouraged to insure their own artwork.
Discounts In appreciation to the artists who make our exhibits possible, artists who are juried into an exhibit will receive a 20% discount off both gallery purchases and framing while their work is on display. If an artist’s work receives the People’s Choice award, the discount is extended for the length their work is on display. We thank you for being an active part of the Arts in St. Charles!
Entry in this Exhibition indicates agreement with all conditions in this prospectus.