Organic by Nature

On Display July 21 - Aug 24

Entries due July 14 - 16

CFE Entry Form

Exhibit Essentials

About the Exhibit Theme:
As an element of art, the term shape refers to an area that can normally be defined by line. Generally shapes  are described as either geometric or organic. Instead of focusing on the type of structure brought on by the focus on geometric shapes, here we ask artists to explore the more free flowing or irregular designs found in nature. Open still to the full spectrum from realistic to non-representational, here we focus on the more free form designs.    

Open to artists 18 years of age or older who live in the St. Louis region.

Eligible Artwork

· Open to all wall hung and 3D mediums. Max size for wall hung work, including frames, are not to
exceed  40” on the longest side.

· 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 previously 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.

· Each individual piece counts as one entry. A diptych/triptych counts as one entry only if priced as a whole. Anything individually priced 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)

About Entering

Entries must be hand delivered to Framations: July 14  & July 15: 10-6 or July 16: 12 – 5. Artists may print and fill out the entry form in advance or fill out at the gallery. Visit and follow the information on the homepage for Calls for Entry.

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.   

Artists will be notified concerning acceptance within 24 hours of jury process. Please plan to pick up any declined work before the
reception on July 21, or to make other arrangements.

Awards   First Place- $100  Second Place- $70  
             Third Place- $40  Honorable Mention Ribbons

Opening Reception Friday, July 21: 6-8 pm

Retrieval of Works  
Any unsold work will be available for pickup the  weekend following the close of the exhibit: Friday Aug 25 and Saturday Aug 26: 10-6 and Sunday Aug 27: 12-5.
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.

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.

American artist Victor Wang was born in China and attended the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, receiving his BFA. He then came to Washington University as a Visiting Scholar and earned his MFA at Fontbonne University in St. Louis MO, where he is now a Professor of Painting and Drawing in the Department of Fine Arts. Wang is the author of the books: Memoir of Sunflower and Three Major Traditional Techniques of Oil Painting. His incorporation of collages of figures from China’s Tang Dynasty represents his Chinese heritage and is a constant reminder for him of where he came from. The texture and earthiness on the canvas’s surface are inspired by the texture of the soil on the farm where he worked in China.  As an artist, Wang’s contemporary figurative work in oil often incorporates imagery inspired by the sunflower farms where he spent his childhood and later in life, in a “reeducation” camp during China’s Cultural Revolution. Wang uses the human face as a vehicle to paint human experiences - worry and wonder, sadness and pleasure - which reflect the emotional stage directly tied to his immigration experiences. His work has been featured in Solo and Group Exhibitions across the country, including galleries in Chicago, New York, Santa Fe, and Los Angeles. Learn more about Victor Wang and view his work at
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. 

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.  



Framations is dedicated….
to working with artists to enhance their work with affordable framing...and to provide exhibition opportunities in our beautiful historic area.

More Upcoming Calls for Entry (more available at our Call For Entry page. 

Connections (all media)
Sept 1 - Oct 12           
Entries Due: Aug 25 - 27

Memory: Joy and Loss (all media)
Dec 8, 2016 - Jan 18, 2017           
Entries Due: Dec 1 - 3



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