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Geometric By Design II 

Dec 11, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021  
Entries Due: Dec 1 - 5: 10-6

 PLEASE NOTE  we have made some changes to the entry dates to allow for more time to space out walk in entries. Also note that right now we are closed on Sundays. If you have concerns about the entry process, please be in touch and we will work with you. Our goal is to proceed with offering opportunities to artists, while accommodating new safety procedures. 

An all media juried exhibition that focuses on fundamental geometric shapes. 

When studying the elements of art, you learn of line, shape, form, color, texture and space. Shapes tend to be either geometric or organic in nature. Geometric shapes refer to those that are more orderly and rely on fundamental designs such as circles,  squares, rectangles, triangles, lines, etc. In this exhibit, we ask artists explore these shapes through their work. Will you focus on architecture or go symmetrical? Abstract or realistic?

Geometric by design
  "Boathouse" Acrylic Painting by Stephen J. Davis. First Place, Geometric By Design (2017)

Call for Entry Etry Form

Looking for a no-contact way of entering your work?
Have your entry form filled out entirely before coming and bring either exact cash or check to drop off with your form.

 

Exhibit Essentials

About the Exhibit Theme:
When studying the elements of art, you learn of line, shape, form, color, texture and space. Shapes tend to be either geometric or organic in nature. Geometric shapes refer to those that are more orderly and rely on fundamental designs such as circles,  squares, rectangles, triangles, lines, etc. In this exhibit, we ask artists explore these shapes through their work. Will you focus on architecture or go symmetrical? Abstract or realistic?

Eligible Artwork

· Artists are encouraged to write individual statements specific for each entry (max 300 words) - NOT an overall statement or bio. - that describes how their artwork relates to the theme. This is optional for this exhibit, but it can enhance the viewer’s experience. If you type it, please also email a copy to us at framations@gmail.com.

· 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) & 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 is considered 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)

About Entering

Open to artists 18 or older living in the St. Louis region.

Submissions  Entries must be hand delivered to Framations: Tuesday December 1 - Saturday December 5: 10-6.  This will
allow for more time to space out walk in entries. Also note that right now we are closed on Sundays. If you have concerns about the entry process, please be in touch and we will work with you. 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.

Notification  Artists will be notified concerning acceptance within 24 hours of jury process. Please plan to pick up any
declined work by December 11, or to make other arrangements.

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

Opening Reception  Due to social distancing guidelines and the size and layout of our gallery space, we feel it is not advisable to hold receptions at this time. We will announce awards via facebook, email & via our website. The exhibit will be ondisplay for 6 weeks.

Retrieval of Works   Any unsold work can be retrieved the weekend following the close of the exhibit:
Friday Jan 15: 10-6            Saturday Jan 16: 10-6 
Tuesday Jan 19: 10-6         Wednesday Jan 20: 10-6 
Thursday Jan 21: 10-6 

Please DO NOT plan to pick up work before Jan 15.  If you cannot come on these dates, please make arrangements with the gallery for afterward. Due to the COVID situation, we will be accommodating and work with artists on pick up, but please remember that we are unable to store artwork long term. Artwork left more than 60 days after the close of an exhibit becomes the property of Framations. Mark your calendar for retrieval NOW.

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.

Mark Schatz
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 Mark Schatz has been an artist and educator for over 40 years, holding degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago and the Rochester Institute of Technology. After a 30-year career teaching studio art and art history in the Wentzville, Missouri school district, he currently teaches at St. Charles Community College and Maryville University. He usually spends the summers teaching in Europe. He and his wife live outside St. Louis where he works on genre paintings inspired by quiet observation. 

Learn more about Mark Schatz and see examples of his work at www.markschatzartist.com

Airport Hotel, London.  Acrylic on Canvas by Mark Schatz. 36" X 48". 

 

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. 

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.

 

The images contained on this site are copyrighted by the artists
and cannot be downloaded, copied or used without written permission. 

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