Exhibit Dates: July 2 - 31
- Entry Deadline: May 28, 2014
- Notifications Announced: June 4
- Accepted Works Delivered: June 25
- Reception: TBA
- Artists Pickup Work: August 1
- Shipped Artwork Returned: August 5
- Over $2000. in Prize Money Awarded
- 2-D and 3-D Fine Art Media accepted
- All entries are $10. per submission. Artists may submit any number of entries by digital image, but a maximum of 3 entries can be accepted in the exhibit.
Over $2000. in Prize Money
- $600 BEST of SHOW
- $350 1st Place
- $250 2nd Place
- $150 3rd Place
- $100 People's Choice
- $50 Honorable Mention
$600 Purchase AwardOne piece from the competition will be purchased for SAAC's permanent art collection. The Annual Purchase Award is made possible through an endowment from the family of Wilma Riley in memory of her commitment to the arts, her community, and SAAC.
Museum Manager for 21c Museum inside the 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville in northwest Arkansas, is the Juror for the 2014 competition. The 21c Museums, located in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Bentonville, Arkansas, are the first in North America devoted solely to 21st Century Art. Castleman’s works and interests include curatorial projects, art consulting, organizing artists, education, writing, and his own studio practice. He grew up in New Orleans and has called Jackson, Mississippi; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Chicago, Illinois, home. Castleman received an MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Castleman said, “I enjoy well-crafted artwork, but I see craft as a means to an end. I favor work that has pretty robust conceptual underpinnings, and work that suggests a knowledge of art history. Art is a way of engaging in an ongoing international conversation, and I enjoy work that embodies an awareness of that “larger” cultural dialogue. I’m not so much concerned with whether art is easily digestible to the viewer, but with whether it demonstrates an allusiveness and maturity that creates intrigue and requires deep reading and engagement.”
1. The exhibition is competitive and open to artists 18 years of age or older living in the United States, no international address accepted. All 2-D and 3-D fine arts media accepted, including photography and computer generated work.
2. Pieces must be original and completed in the last five years. Artwork completed under classroom supervision and/or reproduced from work by other artists or published material is not accepted.
3. 2-D works must be completely ready for gallery display - framed in a clean, neat and professional manner with a secure wire hanger and, if subject to damage, must be framed under plexi or glass. Work not framed and ready to hang may be disqualified.
4. 3-D works and Multi Media Presentations must be display ready. Work weighing over 50 pounds, presenting complex installation problems or requiring electrical power should be approved by the gallery manager prior to paying the entry fee. Work unsuitable for installation in the gallery may be disqualified.
5. The juror and gallery manager have final authority to define what constitutes an acceptable entry. Works may be rated unacceptable if considered unsafe or appear to be significantly different from the image submitted to the juror.
ENTRIES/FEE: All entries are $10 each. Artists may submit any number of entries by digital image but a maximum of 3 entries can be accepted in the exhibit. Payments online can be made with PayPal and Visa. Payments made directly through the SAAC office can be made with any credit card, check or cash. Make checks payable to SAAC. Entry fee is non-refundable.
DEADLINE: May 28, 2014 - Entries must be submitted online or delivered to the South Arkansas Arts Center by Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
JUROR: Dayton Castleman, Museum Manager for 21c Museum inside the 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville in northwest Arkansas.
ENTER ONLINE or BY MAIL: Enter ONLINE using the link above and follow the instructions. Or MAIL entry form, entry fee and image CD to SAAC Juried Competition, 110 East 5th Street, El Dorado, AR 71730.
IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Scan the work or take a digital photo. A second image of the work to show a detail or alternative view is allowed. If video is incorperated in a multi media presentation, do not send a video file but provide a link to where it can be viewed on the web. ONLINE ENTRY: Upload images with the online entry form. MAIL-IN ENTRY: Save all images on one CD and label it with the artist’s name, phone number and email. CDs will not be returned. Slides not accepted.
NOTIFICATION: Juror's notification of accepted works will be announced on June 4. A list will be posted online at www.saac-arts.org and artists will be contacted by email.
DELIVERY/SHIPPING: Deliver accepted work to SAAC by June 25. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all works. Return shipping instructions must be included when work is received. Work can be picked up in person on Aug. 1 and work being shipped will be ready on Aug. 5. If using a shipping company, please send a Prepaid Ground Label or make arrangements for a call tag to pick up your work on/after Aug. 5. Work not picked up will be charged a storage fee of $10.00 per day, and after 30 days the unclaimed work will become the property of SAAC.
EXHIBITION: All accepted works will be on exhibit in SAAC Galleries July 2-31, 2014. All work must remain for the duration of the exhibit.
SALES: Sales are encouraged. A commission of 35% will be charged on all sales resulting from the exhibition. Work that is not for sale must be clearly marked on the entry form as NFS.
LIABILITY: Artists are responsible for the transportation of accepted entries and expected to carry their own insurance if shipping the artwork. South Arkansas Arts Center is not responsible for damages during transport. Every precaution will be taken during packing and unpacking for the safety of each entry, but neither SAAC, its board, staff, volunteers, nor anyone connected with the exhibition will be responsible for loss or damage however caused during transport. The receipt of an entry in the juried exhibition will constitute agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in the prospectus.