Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Call for Artists - Wings Tails and Scales

Entry Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2009

Entry Fee: $25 non-refundable - 4 entries max
Show Dates: February 25-28, 2010

Midwest Veterinary Conference
Greator Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High St

Columbus, OH 43215

Mail Entries to :

Wing, Tails, and Scales
c/o Christina Stepp
3168 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

February 25-28 will mark the sixth art exhibition held in conjunction with the Midwest Veterinary Conference. This annual conference is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is presented by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. The Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) draws over 6,000 attendees from every aspect of the veterinary profession. We invite you to join us in this exhibition celebrating animals and their impact on our lives. Proceeds from Wings, Tails, and Scales will be donated to the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of animal health.

Residents of all 50 states and Canada who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter original works of art. Works must be original and portray animal subject matter. 2D and 3D pieces of any medium will be considered. Entered artwork and pieces must be prepared for display and ready to sell as is.

Entry Information:
A maximum of four entries per artist may be submitted for the non-refundable entry fee of $25.00. Entries must be accompanied by the $25 non-refundable fee. Forms of payment include personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Checks should be made payable to OVMA.

Digital images must be submitted as JPG with minimal or no compression; recommended 1200 x 1800 pixels or 1500 x 2100 pixels. The maximum dimension for digital image submission is 7" or 2100 pixels. The minimum dimension for digital image submission is 4" or 1200 pixels. Digital images may be submitted on the MVC website ( or on CD-ROM. Each digital file must be saved separately to include the artist's first and last name along with the title of the image (i.e. LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg). For entries on CD, please list all included digital images on the CD or in the case with number as on the entry form.

Wing, Tails, and Scales
will be juried from the submitted CD. Images of accepted pieces will become the property if OVMA which may be used for promotional materials. Images of all show pieces will be posted on a special section of the OVMA website after the conference.

As Wings, Tails, and Scales is a fundraiser, all entries must be for sale. Mail all entries to:
Wings, Tails, and Scales
c/o Christina Stepp
3168 Riverside Dr
Columbus, OH 43221
All entries with CD must be received by the deadline of Friday, December 11, 2009.

Notification of Acceptance:
Jury notices will be postmarked on or before December 28, 2009.

Cash awards will include Best of Show at $250 and a People's Choice award at $150. Images of all show pieces will be posted on a special section of the MVC website.

Entrants are responsible for insurance of works during transit to and from the exhibition. All reasonable care in handling works of art will be exercised by the OVMA and its agents, but the organization and its agents are not liable for loss or damage of work submitted for the exhibition. Security attendants will be present throughout exhibition hours.

Delivery/Pick-Up of Work:
Accepted works must be shipped to and from the exhibit at the artist's expense. Dates and times will be offered for on-site delivery and pick-up. Details will accompany the juror's notices.

Other Terms to Note:
Artists exhibiting in the show grant permission to the exhibit hists to photograph or use accepted works for promotional purposes.

Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, December 11 - Entry Deadline
Monday, December 28, 2009 - Postmark deadline for notification of juror's selection
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Wings, Tails, and Scales opens
Sunday, February 28, 2010 - Wings, Tails, and Scales closes

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