Call For Entry

Survey of Contemporary Encaustic

Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Deadline for entry: Nov.24, 2018

Call Description:

Eligibility 

This Exhibition is an international exhibition, open to all encaustic/cold wax artists. The exhibit venue is the Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario, CA, a fine art museum located 40 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. www,chaffeymuseum.org 

Artwork 

This competition is open to all artists working with or incorporating encaustic and/or wax media, including cold wax and mixed media. There is no stated theme, although the juror may at his discretion select work around a theme he discerns from the submitted entries. 

Only one (1) piece per artist may be selected for the exhibition. Do not send 'detail' images of paintings. ALL PAINTINGS MUST BE FOR SALE. Artists can enter up to 3 (three) images with a maximum size restriction of artwork being 24 inches x 24 inches for 2-d work, and 24 inches in any direction for 3-d work. 3-D work may be pedestal or floor based. Artists will receive 55% of final sale, 35% will be retained by the Museum, and 10% will be paid to IEA. Shipping costs of sold artwork will be the responsibility of the buyer. 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES 
This is an open call. The primary medium must be encaustic or cold wax and all work must be for sale. 

Members of IEA will pay an entry fee of $10, and nonmembers will pay an entry fee of $35. Up to three pieces may be submitted. Entries must be submitted online via Entrythingy.com by 12 midnight PST Friday, November 16, 2018. 

Submission of work to this exhibition constitutes an agreement to the conditions stated in this prospectus and a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition. 

The Museum reserves the right to reject any artwork that does not meet the standards shown in the images supplied. No substitutions are allowed. To be exhibited, entries must be ready to hang or display. 

Artwork Requirements: Both 2D and 3D art will be considered including painting, prints, mixed media, sculpture and artists books made with encaustic or cold wax media and techniques. Encaustic or cold wax must be the primary media in the finished art work. Work no larger than 24 inches in any direction may be submitted. The gallery can accommodate hanging works that are wired and ready for hanging (no sawtooth hangers will be accepted), and can provide pedestals for sculptural work. Sculptural work may at the artist's discretion be displayed from the floor rather than a pedestal. 

Entries must have been completed within the past 2 years and not previously exhibited at CCMA. There is no theme for this exhibit, although the juror may discover a theme among the accepted works. 

Digital Submission requirements: 
File Format: jpeg only 
File Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side 
File Resolution: 72 dpi 
File size: 2 MB maximum per image 
Color Space: RGB 

Artists should retain a high resolution image (300 dpi) of each piece and be prepared to provide such for the purposes of a print catalog. 

Artists will receive 55% of final sale, 35% will be retained as a commission by the Museum, and 10% will be paid to IEA as the sponsoring organization. Shipping costs of sold artwork will be the responsibility of the buyer. This competition is open to all artists working with or incorporating encaustic and/or wax media, including cold wax and mixed media. 

Chaffey Community Museum of Art representatives will make every reasonable effort to protect art from the time it is received until it is returned to the artists. However, neither the Museum staff nor IEA and/or its members will be held responsible for any damage or theft of artwork. Artists should take care to insure their own artwork for the exhibition and shipping period. 


Juror - Matt Gleason 
IEA is pleased to announce that the juror for the exhibition is the acclaimed Los Angeles editor, art critic, gallerist and curator Mat Gleason. Founder of the highly controversial Coagula Art Journal, Mat Gleason is an internationally recognized art critic and curator of contemporary art. Coagula, his brainchild, was the pioneer of institutional critique aimed at the myriad centers of power in the art world. While blogging, writing about art and continuing to publish his magazine, Gleason operates Coagula Curatorial, his gallery of contemporary art on Chung King Road in L.A.’s Chinatown. 

Important Dates 

Deadline for applications: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 

Acceptance and non-acceptance letters go out: 
November 30, 2018 

Shipped work must arrive at the museum between December 21, 2018 and - January 4, 2019. 

Hand delivered work may be dropped off at the Museum on Saturday, January 12th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm or Sunday, January 13th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. 

RETURN SHIPPING LABELS ARE MANDATORY, please acquire them as you are shipping your package. Artists are responsible for paying the return shipping of unsold art. 

Detailed shipping instructions will be provided to all selected artists. 


Gallery Exhibition: 

January 17, 2019 to March 9, 2019 

Artists' Reception: 
February 10, 2019, from 2 to 4 pm 


 

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