2-D and 3-D Fine Art Media
Artists 18 and Older in the US
Over $2000 in Prize Money

Juror Alejo Benedetti
from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

All entries are $10 each.
Submit any number of entries by digital image.

Online Entry Deadline: May 25
Notification Date: June 1
Exhibit: June 29 – July 29

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BEST of SHOW • $600
1st Place • $350
2nd Place • $250
3rd Place • $150
Honorable Mention • $50
Peoples’ Choice • $100
Purchase Award • $600
One 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.

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. 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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. All entries are $10 each. Artists may submit any number of entries by digital image. Payments online can be made with PayPal and Visa. Payments made directly through the SAAC office can be made with credit card, check or cash. Make checks payable to SAAC. Entry fee is non-refundable.
DEADLINE: May 25, 2016 – Online entries can be submitted as late as Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Entries delivered to the South Arkansas Arts Center need to be received by Sunday, May 22, 2016.
ENTER ONLINE or BY MAIL: Enter ONLINE at www.saac-arts.org and follow the instructions. MAIL entry form, entry fee and image CD to SAAC Juried Competition, 110 East 5th Street, El Dorado, AR 71730.
IMAGE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Digital images only accepted. Take a digital photo or scan the work. A second image of the work to show a detail or alternative view is allowed. If video is incorporated 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 1. A list will be posted online at www.saac-arts.org and artists will be contacted by email. To receive juror notification by mail, send a self addressed stamped envelope.
DELIVERY/SHIPPING: Deliver accepted work to SAAC by June 21. 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. 3. 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. 2. 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: June 29 – July 29, 2016 All accepted works will be on exhibit in SAAC Galleries June 29 – July 29, 2016. All work must remain for the duration of the exhibit.
SALES: 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, nor volunteers will be responsible for loss or damage caused during transport. If artwork is accepted in the exhibit, artists agree to allow the artwork to be reproduced for promotional purposes. The receipt of an entry in the juried exhibition will constitute agreement by the artist with all conditions set forth in the prospectus.

Crystal-Bridges-imageAlejo Benedetti is a curatorial assistant at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Benedetti’s research has focused on Contemporary art in the United States over the past 50 years with a particular emphasis on art of the West Coast since the 1980s. He has examined the artwork of Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw and how their works blur the barriers between the traditional art world and the world of comics.

At Crystal Bridges, he has assisted Curator Chad Alligood with the development of the 1940s to Now portion of the collection while also assisting with the traveling version of State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now. This exhibition, which first opened at Crystal Bridges in 2014, included over 102 artists, featured 227 works, and covered 19,000 square feet of exhibition space. The exhibition is currently traveling to other venues around the country in two different versions touring simultaneously.

Benedetti is a Texas native who earned his bachelor of arts in Art History and a bachelor of fine arts in Studio Art from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and his master’s degree in Art History from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. While completing his degree at TCU, he worked as a curatorial intern at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, assisting with the exhibition Framing Desire: Photography and Video. While in Fort Worth, he also served as an art critic for Glasstire: Journal of Visual Art in Texas. As a critic, he reviewed contemporary exhibitions occurring at museums and galleries across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Entry DEADLINE • May 22
Notifications Announced • June 1
Accepted Works Delivered • June 21
Opening • June 29
Reception • July 16, 6-7:30pm
Last Day of Exhibit • July 29
Artists Pick-up Work • August 1
Shipped Art Returned • August 2
Enter Online or by Mail
For more information or assistance with an entry contact the South Arkansas Arts Center 870-862-5474 or e-mail juriedart@saac-arts.org