The BIG Exhibit (May 3-June 22, 2019)

The BIG Exhibit

May 3rd – June  22nd

Opening May 3rd, 6:30-8pm

The Arts Mill announces the Call for Entries for The BIG Exhibit 2018. This national, juried exhibition celebrates the innovation of artists who create work on a large scale, in a broad range of media and styles. The exhibition will be on display in the Arts Mill, May 3rd – June  22nd, 2019.

Juror: Paula DeStefanis, Arts Mill Director

Eligibility: Open to artists who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry and who have a US shipping address. Work must not be smaller than 36 inches (36”) in any direction including the framing or mounting, or video monitors. And no larger than 72 inches (72”) in any direction.  The artwork may represent any 2 dimensional subject matter. All 2D media—including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, fiber, drawings, collage, printmaking, photography and digital media—will be considered (no sculpture). Accepted work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Wall mounted monitors must be provided for videos. These eligibility requirements will be strictly enforced and work will be refused if it does not comply with the requirements. Arts Mill studio artists are not eligible to apply.

Acceptance: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely no substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Sales: The gallery will take 35% commission on any work sold. The gallery will NOT accept NFS works.

Entry Fee: The entry fee is $30 for 1 – 2 works.

Prizes: Three artists will be awarded “Best of Show”.  With this award, the 3 artists will have a group exhibit together in 2020.  In addition, each of the 3 artists will be awarded a 2 week residency in the studios of the Arts Mill to showcase their artistic process to the public.  Time of residence will be made at a mutually agreeable time.

Entry Requirements: All entries must be submitted electronically by April. (See below for link to online payment form.) Judging will be done only from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. JPEGs must be 72 dpi and at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB. For video works, please upload a still image in the application and email the gallery with a link to the video on youtube or vimeo to view the entry.

JPEG images MUST BE labeled Last Name_FIRST Name_1, 2, 3, etc.

 

For example:

smith_joe_1.jpg

smith_joe_2.jpg

Smith_joe_3.jpg

 

Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist’s name will not be viewed by the juror.

Entry email must be filled out completely. Failure to follow instructions may result in the nullification of your entry. Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus. Fees are non-refundable.

Delivery of Work:

  1. Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on April 19th & 20th, 12-4pm. Packaging may be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery.
  2. Shipped work must arrive at the gallery from April 17th – April 20th, in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS or FedEx websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR C.O.D. RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK.

Return of Work: Hand-delivered work must be picked up on June 28th & 29th 11-4pm. Shipped works will be returned the week of June 23rd. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up dates.

Liability: Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own work if they wish. Arts Mill Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery. The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

To Enter:

  1. Email JPEGS of your work to Paula DeStefanis at paulac@northshoreacademyofthearts.org   

JPEG images MUST BE labeled Last Name_FIRST Name_1, 2, 3, etc.

 

     2.) In the subject line enter: “The BIG Show entry”

 

     3.) In the body of the email include the number of the piece, title, size, medium and price   of each artwork in the attachment.

    For example: #1

                 “Winter Fields”

                 36” x 40”

          $900   

      4.) You can submit up to 2 pieces.

      5.) Pay your entry fee ($30) online at:

           http://northshoreacademyofthearts.com/online-registration/wrap-registration/

       Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this    prospectus. Fees are non-refundable.

 

Dates to remember:

All entries must be submitted electronically by April 6th.

Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on April 19th & 20th, 12-4pm.  

Shipped work must arrive at the gallery from April 17th –April 20th.

Exhibit Dates: May 3rd – June  22nd.

Opening: May 3rd, 6:30-8pm

Hand-delivered work must be picked up on June 28th & 29th 11-4pm.

Shipped works will be returned the week of June 25th.

Questions – Paula DeStefanis at paulac@northshoreacademyofthearts.org    

 

THE BIG EXHIBIT       

The Arts Mil

1300 14th Ave

Grafton, WI 53024

262-377-3514

www.theartsmill.org