An Exhibition Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group
and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts,
Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, curated by Claudia Rousseau.
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King Street Gallery
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6 - 8 pm
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted through the EntryThingy website by midnight, June 27, 2016.
ENTRY FEE: $5 + current WSG membership
To enter, use www.entrythingy.com (instructions in complete call)
JUROR: Claudia Rousseau completed her PhD at Columbia University in New York, and has taught at Montgomery College since 2003. An internationally published scholar, she is also a recognized critic of contemporary art and a curator of art exhibitions in the region. Dr. Rousseau is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She serves as a panel member of the Public Arts Trust Steering Committee of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, as well as the Art Review Panel for the Maryland -National Capital Parks and Planning Commission for public art.
What is a landmark? It may be built by human hands, or be something that exists in nature. It often connotes an idea of place, a direction, or a turning point. It could be a totem, a flag, or a magic symbol. It could be a mark on the ground, or a tall structure. It might also be understood in terms of time, a marker between one period and another, or between one people and another. It can be seen as a mark of importance, such as a “landmark decision,” or “landmark legislation.” Landmarks are everywhere in our world, and in our language. How can they be expressed in sculpture?
ABOUT THE VENUE:
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, just off of Georgia Avenue. The King Street Gallery is the largest exhibition space in the Arts Center. This 1,050 square foot gallery is in the main atrium of the building. Its prominent location, open design, and extremely high ceilings (over 30 feet) make it a great venue for major exhibitions. While much of this gallery space is visible from the main lobby of the building and through the windows that front onto the street, it does maintain gallery hours, and is locked after hours. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 8 am-4 pm, and Saturday 9-3 pm. Parking is available in the West Garage located immediately behind the Cafritz Art Center. For other information, call (240) 567-5821 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu . For maps and directions visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps
The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group. Artists may join WSG by paying the annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Artists who elect to pay dues in order to submit an application must do so before their work can be reviewed by the juror. Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org/meminfo.php . One may join directly through the WSG website, or download and complete a form to mail to WSG with a check. To be eligible for this exhibition, WSG members must have a membership that is current by the entry deadline. Persons who received a postcard about this announcement can tell if their membership is current if the date on their mailing label shows the date 2016. You may also refer to the mailing label on your most recent copy of The Washington Sculptor (WSG’s newsletter).
WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:
Three-dimensional freestanding and wall-hung sculpture is accepted. Suspended (ceiling hung) works are also acceptable, but must be displayed at approximately eye level at least one foot above the floor. All work, especially suspended work and floor pieces, must not be so fragile as to be easily damaged by slight or incidental contact. Individual artists as well as collaborative groups of up to three individuals are permitted to apply, though no individual should be included in more than one submission. Performance artists must be able to provide some physical objects or accessories to their presentation that can remain on view for the duration of the show. New media and performance work will be considered, but proposed work and installations are not being accepted for this show. Submitted images should have a resolution of 300 dpi for a 5” X7” image, and be no larger than 2MB. Each video artist must upload one or two videos according to the specifications listed on EntryThingy. Audiovisual equipment is available; video/film based works must be submitted on a CD/DVD with written instructions for their presentation.
All images, videos, and accompanying information will be presented anonymously to the juror for review through the EntryThingy website. Submitted images shall be available for promotion of the exhibition. All images must faithfully represent the intended work. Artists may submit images of up to four finished works with two more images allowed for different views or details, if necessary. All works must be for indoor display and completed within the last five years.
INSTALLATION OF WORK : Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the installation dates and for removal on the pick-up dates. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the show's full duration. All artist’s works are installed by gallery staff except if it requires special care, or involves some peculiarity that only the artist can handle, in which case the artist should stay and work with gallery staff. Otherwise, the work should be brought in ready to hang or install. Indications of orientation, etc. should be provided. WSG and the gallery will not receive shipments of artwork. All accepted work must be able to fit through the gallery doorway measuring 84” high by 45” wide. Artists who receive an honorarium in connection with a panel or talk will be expected to complete an IRS W-9 form. Accepted artists will sign a contract with WSG.
SALES & INSURANCE : Montgomery College insures artwork while on site for an amount not to exceed the sale price (or stated value) minus commission. All selected artists are expected to sign a loan agreement with WSG. Persons expressing an interest in purchasing works will be referred to the artist.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY:
The EntryThingy website allows entering information about your entries and viewing by the juror.
1. Navigate to EntryThingy.com and click on the “For Artists” tab at the top of the page.
2. Then click “List of Current Calls” on the list below.
3. On the list page, scroll down and click on LANDMARKS.
4. At this point you will be asked to log in or create a new account if you do not already have one.
5. After logging in, you will see a brief summary of this LANDMARKS call for entry where you can click on the ”Apply Now” box in the upper right corner of the screen.
6. Look over the additional instructions, click on the “I have read the instructions” box, and then “Continue” to next step.
7. Provide a brief description of your work with keywords such as wood, metal, ceramic textile, etc., and click on “Continue.”
8. On the next page, click on “Add File,” and fill in all information blocks. For your description, you may include references to “hanging,” “free standing,” “sculpture,” “wall sculpture,” “pedestal,” “performance,” etc., then click on “Choose File,” then navigate to the image (.jpg or .mov) on your computer that you want to submit, and when the name of the file appears, click on the upload button.
9. Wait while your image uploads in order to see it and the info you entered about your work. Edit or re-upload your information as necessary.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for each image or file to complete your submission.
11. To finish, click on “Submit My Entry,” and complete the steps to pay the $5 fee.
STATEMENT ABOUT THE WORK : Artists who wish to supplement their application with a statement about how their work relates to the theme of the show should provide a short paragraph of no more than 250 words. To include this and/or other information, since there are no boxes or blanks offered by the EntryThingy software specifically for this purpose, prepare the information in the form of text that can be saved as a .pdf file and upload it as you would an image. When you upload this file, it is necessary to fill in all the blanks provided, even though they are intended for artworks. Describe your .pdf file with helpful information such as a title, additional information, zeros or letters and the current date. No image will appear when you upload your .pdf file, but you will see its title, etc. Files that are not images will count against the maximum number of files allowed. To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in any title, statement or descriptive text. Other information in addition to the statement that might be in your .pdf file includes special maintenance requirements, if an electrical connection for lighting is necessary, if the work emits sound, or you wish to include supplemental information about a performance, video, and other new media etc.
June 27th , Monday
|Deadline for Submissions|
July 25, Monday
|Notification of Acceptances|
Oct. 25, Tuesday
|Opening 6-8 pm|
Nov 27, Sunday
|Last Day of Show|
September 22 , 2016
|Artwork Installation TBD|