Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Call for Entry: Ft. Wayne Museum of Art 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial

2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial
September 3 - November 7, 2010
April 2, 2010 - Deadline for submission

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial is a national invitational and juried exhibition which highlights the strength and innovation of America’s current trends in realism. Works by six recognized contemporary masters of the field will anchor this exhibition, including: Audrey Flack, Caleb O’Connor, Luigi Benedicenti, and Ralph Goings. Paintings, sculpture and drawings by over 60 additional realists will be juried into the exhibition.

Open to all artists who are 18 years and older who reside or exhibit regularly in the United States, and work in a realistic or representational style.

Only paintings, drawings, and sculpture are eligible.
Works submitted for jury process must have been created after June 1, 2004.
Two-dimensional work should not exceed 72 inches in any direction.
Three-dimensional work should not exceed 150 pounds and 40 inches in any direction.
All work must be prepared for display (no sawtooth hangers).

Important Dates:
April 2, 2010 - Deadline for submission
April 23, 2010 - Notification sent to artists
August 6, 2010 - Deadline for delivery of artwork
September 4, 2010 - Exhibition opens to the public
September 10, 2010 - Exhibition opening reception
November 7, 2010 - Exhibition closes
November 2010 - Return shipping of artwork

Awards and Catalog
Artists juried into the exhibition are eligible for three $2,000 cash prizes and the FWMoA Purchase Award. Awards will be presented at the opening reception on Friday, September 10, 2010.

A full color catalog will accompany the exhibition. Each exhibiting artist will receive five complimentary copies of the catalog.

Entry Fee
Each artist may submit up to 3 digital images for a non-refundable fee of $35 ($25 for Museum members) or up to 6 digital images for a non-refundable fee of $50 ($40 for Museum members).

Entry Procedure
Complete and sign Digital Entry Form and Image Checklist
Upload Digital Images
Include Artist Statement
Follow digital image requirements and file naming instructions
Selection of individual works for the exhibition and catalog will be made from submitted images. Artists whose works are accepted into the exhibition will be notified by April 23, 2010.
Payment of entry fees may be made online or via check or money order made payable to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Digital Image Requirements
Images should be in JPEG format
Pixel size should be approximately 1500 x 2100; images no larger than 3 MB; resolution 300
No slides will be accepted

File Naming
Files be titled according to the format below. Image number should match your numbering on Digital Image Checklist.

Last Name_Initial of First Name_Image Number.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph all exhibited works and to use these photographs, or submitted images, for educational and publicity purposes. Any requested CDs or transparencies become the property of the FWMoA and will not be returned.

All artworks selected for the exhibition will be covered by the Museum’s Fine Arts Insurance Policy at a mutually agreeable value while the artwork is on the premises.

Shipment of Artwork: Delivery and Return
Artists are responsible for all shipping expenses to and from the exhibition. Accepted artists will receive shipment instructions from FWMoA Registrar upon admittance to the Biennial. A limited schedule for hand deliveries will be available.

For further information or additional entry forms, please contact Sarah Aubrey, Curator of Exhibitions, at Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 or biennial2010@fwmoa.org.

To view the online application click [here].

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