Exhibitions

Zenith Gallery and the Washington Sculptors Group Present:
Washington Sculptors Group’s 5@35

A juried group exhibition to celebrate WSG’s 35th Anniversary

This exhibition celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Washington Sculptors Group.  We are honoring the uniqueness of work created by its members. Five WSG members will be selected to showcase their work in the heart of downtown Washington DC’s Arts District.

1111 Sculpture Space

LOCATION
Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space
1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC, 20004

EXHIBITION DATES
August 19, 2019-January 4, 2019

JURORS
Margery Goldberg, Sandy Bellamy, & Nancy Nesvet

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Saturday June 15, 2019 11:59pm

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Apply Here https://goo.gl/forms/ziD8nWQFZ9vhZbf92

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Washington Sculptors Group.  We are honoring the uniqueness of work created by its members.

ABOUT THE SPACE
In the heart of downtown Washington DC’s Arts District, Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space is in a law firm’s public lobby. The building was completely renovated in the early 2000s. The lobby is designed with high ceilings, wood walls, and granite, stone and metal finishes. When renovated, the DC Government mandated inclusion of an arts space that became Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space.

ABOUT THE JURORS

Sandy Bellamy runs the Percent for Art Commissions at the DC Department of General Services. Ms. Bellamy curates and manages competitive art commissions and acquisitions for DC public buildings including schools, recreation centers, shelters and other buildings. The Commission sponsors about 40-50 works per year representing all media, interior and exterior, two and three dimensional.

Margery Goldberg is the owner and director of Zenith Gallery, as well as the Executive Director and Founder of The Zenith Community Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in Washington D.C. Since founding Zenith Gallery in 1978, Ms. Goldberg has curated hundreds of Washington Area and traveling exhibitions; and more than 100 corporate collections and projects, including major outdoor sculptures and a permanent installation at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum. She is a wood sculptor and is a member of the Washington Sculptors Group.

Nancy Nesvet is an internationally recognized art critic and writer/correspondent for Artscope Magazine. She writes the blog for Zenith Gallery, has curated numerous art exhibitions and has served as judge for art contests including Maret School, the National Science Foundation Vizzies and Visart’s Photo Competition. She holds a BA in Art History, an MFA in Studio Art and Theory and has taught Curatorial Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). New members may join by downloading a membership form from the web site, www.washingtonsculptors.org and making payment by mailing a check or through PayPal online. WSG members must renew their dues for 2019 to be eligible to apply to participate in this exhibition. The mailing label should read 2019 to show your membership is up to date.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional work, wall-relief sculpture, or mixed media installations.
  • The space requires that no artwork shall be overtly religious, political or display nudity.
  • Each artist should submit 8 works (only two images per work, for a total of 16 images).
  • Jurors will select five artists for this exhibition, and may select multiple works from each artist.
  • The space has tall ceilings, but work must be no more than ten feet tall. Hanging/wall work should be no more than 60 inches tall and 44 inches wide. All hanging work must be fitted with d-rings.
  • Artists are strongly encouraged to visit the space before making their submissions.
  • All artwork accepted must remain in the show for the duration of the exhibit. (If a piece is sold, we will replace it with a similar piece by that artist.)
  • All accepted artwork must be delivered on Sunday August 18th between 12pm-3pm at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, 20004. Work should be picked up on Sunday January 5th between 10am-12 noon at the same address.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the installation date, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date as specified above. Staff will be responsible for installations (artists wishing to assist in the installation of their works are welcome to do so). The gallery cannot receive shipments of artwork and is unable to store work not picked up by the pickup date.

INSURANCE/COMMISSION
The 1111 venue will insure the artwork for the duration of the show but insurance during transit is the responsibility of the artist. A 50% commission will be taken on sales by Zenith Gallery, unless otherwise discussed.

The artworks exhibited will be posted on Zenith Gallery’s website and Artsy.com, unless otherwise agreed with the artist. Zenith Gallery will promote the exhibition with a printed mailing, evite, press release and through social media. Each artist will receive 100 printed invitations.

CALENDAR

Call for Entry Posted: May 12, 2019

Submission Deadline: Saturday June 15, 2019 11:59pm

Jury Period: June 16 – July 17, 2019

Artist Notification: July 22, 2019

Exhibition Dates: August 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Drop Off Dates/Installation: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 12pm-3pm

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist: Wednesday, September 18, 5-8pm

Artist Talks: Each artist will be able to present a solo artist talk on a Friday at 5. Specific dates will be announced later.

Pick Up/Deinstall: Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10am-12pm

 

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

Zenith Gallery Since opening our doors in 1978, Zenith Gallery has established deep roots in the nation’s capital and with artists and collectors across America. Throughout our history we have pushed boundaries and broken ground with an ever-changing selection of paintings, sculpture, neon, photographs, tapestries and mixed-media pieces that stimulate, engage and have profoundly enhanced our clients’ residential, corporate and public-space environments.

Now celebrating 41 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.

 

1111 Sculpture Space

Zenith Gallery est. 1978
Celebrating 41 Years in the Nation’s Capital
1429 Iris St., NW, Washington D.C.20012-1409
202-783-2963
www.zenithgallery.com

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

An Intersection of Color and Material in Sculpture

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the Northern Virginia Fine Art Association at the ATHENAEUM

LOCATION: The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

DATES: June 6 – July 21, 2019

JUROR: Mollie Berger Salah

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Sunday, April 14, 2019 (11:59pm EST) received through the submission site Entrythingy

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Notes of Color is an exhibition exploring the materials of both the painter and the sculptor, as inspired by the unique multi-media practice of Hilda Shapiro Thorpe, Color Field painter turned sculptor, 1919 – 2000.

Painter turned sculptor, Hilda Thorpe (1919 – 2000) was a fixture of the Alexandria and Washington, DC arts scene. Her studio was on the third floor of the old “Why Not” store on the corner of King and Lee Streets for over thirty years. The Athenaeum, located on the same block as Thorpe’s former Old Town Alexandria studio, is a suitable exhibition space for area sculptors to explore color and materials within their artistic process, just as Thorpe did. Thorpe’s work demonstrates her lifelong interest in the visual and visceral properties of color, a trait she shared with her contemporaries such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Anne Truitt. While the study of color remained constant throughout her artistic career, it was her bold use of conventional and unconventional materials that set her apart from other artists of her time. Not only an abstract expressionist and color field painter, Thorpe was a sculptor using a wide variety of materials such as, balsa wood, piping, sheet metal, and gauze. She later worked in textiles and handmade paper works. Her practice is a challenge to artists today who wish to push the boundaries of how they use materials, while retaining one of the most critical elements of artmaking: color. WSG would like to extend an invitation to its members to participate in this exhibition with sculptural work that investigates color as an integral part of the sculptural process while rethinking the ways in which they use materials.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Mollie Berger Salah
Curatorial Assistant: Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Mollie Salah has worked in the Prints and Drawings department at the National Gallery since graduating from George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Art History in 2014. While at GWU she held internships in the Prints and Drawings departments of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art. Mollie has also worked at the Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, VT, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME. An adapted version of her graduate qualifying paper on Kenneth Noland’s circle paintings and the psychoanalytic therapy of Dr. Wilhelm Reich was recently published for Refiguring American Art, a research project organized by Tate, London. She has also published essays on Thomas Downing and Mary Pinchot Meyer. Mollie’s research interests include artists who have lived and worked in Washington, DC, early twentieth century American landscape painting, and the cultural impact of the Cold War.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, April 14, 2019 (11:59pm EST)
Participating artists can upload submissions through Entrythingy (https://www.entrythingy.com/login.html). NOTES OF COLOR will be juried from digital images submitted through Entrythingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee for uploading images. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). New members may join by downloading a membership form from the web site, www.washingtonsculptors.org and making payment by mailing a check or through PayPal online. WSG members must renew their dues for 2019 to be eligible to apply to participate in this exhibition. The mailing label should read 2019 to show your membership is up to date. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional sculptures or mixed media installations that fit the theme. New media works are acceptable as long as they do not require an external power source.
  • ALL work must be able to be wall hung using simple hooks. Works must weight less than 15 lbs and protrude no more than 12 inches from the wall.
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) works, with two images per work (maximum of ten images).
  • Submissions MUST be anonymous—please remove any identifying labels from titles, file names, images, etc. Submissions that are not anonymous will be disqualified.
  • Gallery has 22-foot high ceilings, steps and standard double door to enter the gallery. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show.
  • Accepted work must be delivered in person on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 4-6pm or Monday, June 3, 2019 from 10am-2pm at the Athenaeum (201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Work must be picked up in person at the same address on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 4-6pm. The Athenaeum can neither receive nor return entries by mail.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the installation date, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date as specified above. Staff will be solely responsible for installations. The gallery cannot receive shipments of artwork and is unable to store work not picked up by the pickup date.

INSURANCE/COMMISSION
The Athenaeum will insure the pieces for the duration of the show but work in transit and work left at the Athenaeum after the closing date is the responsibility of the artist. A 40% commission will be taken on sales by the Athenaeum. Interested buyers will be directed to the artist or agent.

CALENDAR

EXHIBITION DATES:                         Thursday June 6 – Sunday July 21

CALL FOR ENTRY POSTED:            Thursday, February 21, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:                Sunday, April 14, 2019 (received by 11:59pm EST)

JURY PERIOD:                                     Monday, April 15 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

ARTIST NOTIFICATION:                   Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DROP OFF DATES:                               Sunday, June 2, 2019 (4:00pm – 6:00pm) &
Monday, June 3, 2019 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)

Work must be delivered through the main gallery entrance at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

EXHIBITION INSTALLED:              June 4-5 2019

OPENING RECEPTION:                    Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

CURATORS DISCUSSION:               Sunday, June 23, 2019 (2:30pm – 4:00pm)

ARTIST MEET AND GREET:           Sunday, July 21, 2019 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

DEINSTALL & PICK UP:                   Sunday, July 21, 2019 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Exhibition directors can be contacted for dropping off and picking up work.

  • Laura Jamroz
  • Judith Pratt

 

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

 

About the Athenaeum
The building now known as the Athenaeum was constructed in 1851- 1852 as the Bank of Old Dominion.  Robert E. Lee banked here, as did many other prominent Alexandrians.  During the Civil War occupation of Alexandria, the building was commandeered by Federal troops and used as the Chief Commissary Office of the U.S. Commissary Quartermaster.  An authentic Civil War site, the Athenaeum is on both the Virginia Trust and National Register of Historic Places. The building is part of the Virginia Trust and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980

 

About the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA)
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area.  As the primary site for these activities, the NVFAA own, and maintains the historic building called the Athenaeum. For additional information on the organization, please visit www.nvfaa.org.

WSG Contact for Exhibits:

Help with Entries:

This call for entries is closed as of March 14, 2019

Image: Marie Ringwald

 

WSG members may submit up to five (5) jpeg images or one (1) video of their work for the Annual Members Image Show. Please carefully review the instructions below for preparing media. If you need assistance, please contact a team member at the email listed below. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for all members to show current work and receive feedback from the audience. DC area gallerists, curators, collectors, and art representatives will be invited to attend. During intermission, refreshments will be provided, and WSG members are welcome to bring light fare to share.

 

Instructions:

All images and videos will be arranged in a single PowerPoint presentation and will include a title page and notice of copyright protection for each artist. Audience members can talk with artists during intermission or at the show.

 

First to Submit, First to Show! Maximum 20 Presenters

 

2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS IMAGE SHOW INFORMATION

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 4 – 7pm

Location:
Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies – House A
3100 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Free and open to the public
Parking on premises and Whitehaven Street

Presented by Brentwood Arts Exchange in collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group

Sculpture Show at Brentwood

LOCATION
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD, 20722
arts.pgparks.com

DATES: January 14 – March 9, 2019

JUROR: Spencer Dormitzer

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 30, 2018 (midnight)

CALL DESCRIPTION
Brentwood Arts Exchange is collaborating with the Washington Sculptors Group members for an exhibition titled Sculpture Now 2019. Begun in 1987, the Sculpture Now series provides an annual snapshot of up-to-the-moment works by artists in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The series also includes the Tom Rooney Award of $500. Sculpture today is a rapidly evolving genre that reflects the volatile changes in global conditions. Whether conceptual, political, cultural, environmental or personal in context, the biography of the artist continues to be central to the artwork. In this spirit, Sculpture Now 2019 does not have a particular theme. It is an open and inclusive platform that invites artists to put forward their latest ideas on conceptual theory and best practices regarding materials used in sculpture. The exhibition is designed to give WSG artists free rein, to propose work to the juror, or to show work produced within the last two years. The exhibition will be installed at the Brentwood Arts Exchange main gallery in Brentwood, MD. This exhibition will take place separately, but in conjunction with the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational exhibition at the Salve Regina Gallery and the Mullen Library on the campus of the Catholic University of America. Works by Tom Rooney and past Tom Rooney Prize winners from 2007-2019 also will be shown at CUA. Both shows – Brentwood Sculpture Now 2019 and the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational – will honor the late Tom Rooney (1924- 2018), sculptor, educator, and WSG volunteer. During the Brentwood exhibition, the juror, Spencer Dormitzer, will award the 2019 Tom Rooney prize, and the chosen artist will show works in both the Brentwood and Salve Regina exhibition spaces.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Spencer Dormitzer, Director of Brentwood Arts Exchange, oversees the administration and development of the facility, as well as the changing annual exhibitions. Mr. Dormitzer attended The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and has been a working artist for over 25 years. He has acted as the studio manager for New York abstractionist David Reed, and as an executive producer for the New York Cosmos. Dormitzer has just concluded his tenure at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC after 3 years of service, where he managed or curated over 15 exhibitions. Spencer lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be current or new members of the Washington Sculptors Group to submit. To become a WSG member, download a membership form from the WSG website at www.washingtonsculptors.org, and join online with your submission to the exhibition. WSG members must have paid their dues for 2019 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. The address label on the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2019).

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED
The exhibition will be located in the Brentwood Arts Exchange main gallery. Please note the floor plan below. Three-dimensional freestanding and wall-hung sculpture, installations, and video/film-based work are welcome, though there is limited access to electrical outlets. Brentwood Arts Exchange does have selected A/V equipment. Please inquire if selected. Individual artists as well as collaborative groups are permitted, though no individual should be included in more than one submission.

SITE CONDITIONS
Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the delivery dates provided, and removal on the pick-up date. The trained staff at Brentwood Arts Exchange will install all exhibiting artwork unless there is a specific reason for artist assistance. All work accepted must remain on display for the full duration of the show. WSG and Brentwood Arts Exchange will not receive shipments of artwork.

A loading dock is not available. Work must fit through an entryway measuring 120”H x 84”L x 80”W. Some pedestals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the gallery does not have a pedestal to meet the needs of a selected work, it will be the artist’s responsibility to supply the pedestal. Arrangements for installation should be made in advance. Brentwood Arts Exchange staff will contact selected artists to establish details.

SUBMISSIONS
The juror will consider a maximum of 5 images of 5 different artworks per artist or team of artists. Proposals (for prospective works to be made), pre-existing works, and videos may be entered for the exhibition, plus supporting images of the artist’s previous works should be uploaded to www.entrythingy.com (See instructions for ENTRYTHINGY below) Assistance with submissions is available by email request. Email to:

If your work is site or situation specific, please make it clear in your submission. We highly recommend that artists research the site and its history, and visit the gallery. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Administrative appointments are also available on Mondays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATION
Artists may submit up to 5 images of existing works made in the last two years or, proposals specifically for this exhibition. To be clear, please add the word SUBMISSION to the title of the images that represent the work(s) you would like to have included in the show. For past work you are submitting as part of your portfolio review, please add the word PORTFOLIO to the title. These additional portfolio images will display the artist’s ability to create what they are
proposing, or offer examples of past work that might be related to the project being considered. Submitting fewer images will not take away from your entry.

Please include the following information in your submission proposal:

1. Description of the physical aspects of the project (site, materials, positioning, etc. (not an interpretation of the work).

2. If you are proposing a new piece that is not represented in your images, please include one or more illustrations of the work in situ that will give the juror a clear idea of the project being proposed, what it will look like, and how it will be constructed and installed.

3. A project description that includes:
-background or narrative information about the project
-an explanation of how the project relates to the site
-any maintenance that will be required during the course of the exhibition
-if there is light, sound, or movement that may impact the ability of others to experience nearby artworks
-to avoid disqualification, do not include your name in either the statement or any of the description paragraphs on Entrythingy.

Please note: the project description can be a word document with text and images saved as a .pdf file. You can then upload the .pdf file as one of your 5 images on Entrythingy. Acceptable files include .jpg, .pdf, .doc, .mov. Video artists must upload one or two videos according to the specifications listed on ENTRYTHINGY. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each. Video files are limited to at most 50MB each (about five minutes).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at top.
Click on “list of current calls”.
Scroll down and click on the “Sculpture Now 2019” listing.
Create a login account if you don’t have one, or if you do, login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the “Sculpture Now 2019” call and complete the entry steps.
There is no entry fee for Sculpture NOW 2019. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications.

INSURANCE/COMMISSIONS/SALES
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will insure indoor artwork on-site during the dates of the exhibition. Transportation insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

The Gallery will retain a 25% sales commission on work sold during the exhibition. A price list will be available at the front desk, and Brentwood Arts Exchange will handle the sales/invoicing and payment to artists. If artwork is sold, Brentwood Arts Exchange will send a check to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing date. All selected artists must register as a vendor with M-NCPPC prior to the exhibition to receive proceeds from sales. Brentwood Arts Exchange staff will assist with this process. Washington Sculptors Group does not receive a commission on sales of artwork.

CONTACT
WSG Exhibition Team: Elsabé J Dixon (703) 470-4163
Gallery Contact: Spencer Dormitzer, Director (301) 277-2863
Natalie Fulgencio, Assistant Director:

EXHIBITION CALENDAR: Exhibition Dates: January 14 – March 9, 2019
• CFE deadline: November 30, 2018
• Works Chosen: December 10, 2018
• Artists Notified: December 15, 2018
• Artwork drop off to Brentwood Arts Exchange: Monday, January 3, 5, 6, 2019 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
• Opening reception and Tom Rooney award: Saturday January 19 (5-8pm)
• Artist and Juror Talk: February 16 (2-4pm)
• Artist pick-up dates: March 11-12, 2019 (Time to be determined)

Brentwood Arts Exchange is a proud part of the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and serves as an anchor for the arts-based community development of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. We support artist and community development by welcoming diverse audiences to experience high quality visual art exhibitions, concerts, and affordable art classes for all ages, and a local artisans craft store.

Hours: Monday –Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm, Sunday: Closed
Gallery Contact: Spencer Dormitzer, Director (301) 277-2863, 
Natalie Fulgencio, Assistant Director: 

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit http://www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter. WSG P.O. Box 42534, Washington, DC 20015, 202-686-8696, .

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
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Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

Gallery Floorplan Click to Download
Call For Entries PDF Click to Download

 

 

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the American Center for Physics

LOCATION: American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
Exhibition Venue: ACP Rotunda, Conference Rooms and Hallway

DATES: October 23, 2018 – April 12, 2019

JUROR: Sarah Tanguy
Curator Sarah Tanguy worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Art, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, as well as the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Hechinger Collection. In 2004, she became a curator at the office of Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, while continuing to pursue freelance projects. Tanguy has produced many exhibitions in the local DC area and written for Sculpture, and American Craft among other publications. Tanguy has curated an exhibition series for the American Center for Physics, which put her in touch with the latest in theoretical physics and led her to discover artists who explore the intersection between art and science.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 6, 2018 by midnight ET at www.entrythingy.com

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at top. Click on “list of current calls“.
Scroll down and click on the “Sculpture Now 2018: ShadowLands” listing. There is a $5 entry fee charged by entrythingy. Entrythingy will give artists the opportunity to submit a total of 9 images and one proposal or documentation of the sculptures and drawings submitted. Artists should submit drawings, which relate to their sculptures.

Please note the size of the Rotunda, Conference Rooms and Cabinet spaces in the Call For Entry.

BACKGROUND:
Since the fall of 1997, the American Center for Physics (ACP) has hosted two exhibitions a year on the ground floor of its headquarters located on 24-acre wooded site in College Park, Maryland. From Dark Matter to Chaos Theory, the program mines the intersection of art and current trends in science/mathematics around broad themes. Each exhibition lasts approximately five and a half months. An illustrated brochure with an essay by consulting curator Sarah Tanguy documents each exhibition, which features sculpture, painting, photographs, and works on paper.

  

CALL:
Art and Physics have always been “great attractors” to adapt a term that describes a gravitational anomaly in intergalactic space. Art interprets the visible world. Science, in particular Physics, charts its invisible workings. The two visions may appear opposed but the committed passion, the insatiable curiosity, and the ongoing risk-taking make artists and scientists kindred spirits who use different languages, the language of mathematics on one hand and on the other, the language of visual images. Most importantly, their fundamental quest is the same—to understand why things are the way they are.

The ACP exhibition calls for sculptors working in a series, and encourages work on paper that would describe or illustrate the sculptural forms, which will be on display in a large rotunda area, three conference rooms and two passageways. The exhibition would accommodate multiple works (2D and 3D) by the same artist.

 

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org and send in a check, or may join online. WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 to be eligible for this exhibition. The address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, Washington Sculptor, will show the year 2018 if your membership is up to date. Notices for 2018 dues were mailed in November 2017.

Cabinet measurements

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED
In this exhibition artists are asked to explore the interrelation of art and science through the notion of gravity, including but limited to the effects of light and mass in the way that sculpture responds to gravity, interacts with space, and sometimes, moves through time. Artist’s visions have often anticipated or inspired the breakthroughs of physicists throughout history. Let’s continue the dialogue. Artists are encouraged to also submit 2D drawings and photographs, describing, inspiring or accompanying their sculptures.

Three-dimensional freestanding and wall-hung sculpture in relief, as well as smaller works for the wall vitrine installations are encouraged. Please see the dimensions of this below. Please do not submit video/film-based work there is a limited capacity for work that requires access to electric outlets. Basic technical support will be provided by the American Center for Physics.

Typically, the exhibitions include large and medium-scale, flat work or relief work and small-scale three-dimensional or relief work. The six niches in the conference rooms measure 89 (h)” x 140 (w)” and are usually earmarked for paintings. The six niches along the East-West Corridor measure 72 (h)” x 177 (w)” and are dedicated to photographs. The glassed-in vitrines in the Rotunda feature a minimum of 16 sculptures. These sculptures cannot exceed 9-1/2” in depth but can be wider and taller. Details below.

ACP Rotunda, Conference Rooms and Hallway
a. Rotunda Cabinets (10” x 24” x 55”)
b. Conference Walls (11’ x 7’ x 22” – six areas)
c. Passage Way (14 ‘ x 6 ‘ x 8”- six areas)

The work may be submitted in finished form or as a proposal. We highly recommend that artists research the ACP site, and visit if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal. The exhibition will be located in the rotunda and conference wall spaces as well as a passage space that are tangent to the building. Artists are encouraged to submit multiple works or a series of sculptures, drawings and photographs.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK AND ENTRY AND GALLERY DIMENSIONS
SALES AND COMMISSIONS
Artworks will be listed, and sale and inquiries directed to the artists. The ACP nor Consulting Curator will take a commission.

INSURANCE
ACP will insure work while on site but NOT during transportation to or from the venue. On-site insurance value will be computed as 60% of retail price, but does not guarantee that the insurer will agree with the value assigned by the artist. Artists selected must sign a loan agreement provided by the Washington ACP. The Washington Sculptors Group will serve as the sole representative of the art in the show and sign an agreement with the ACP. Therefore, WSG will negotiate terms on behalf of the artists as outlined in the individual agreement between WSG and the Artist.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATIONS
Artists may submit up to 10 slides. For existing work, please be clear about the images which represent the work you would like to have included in the show, vs work that you are showing as part of your portfolio of past work. Those making proposals for new work must provide images of design drawings which clearly show the piece/pieces you would like to make, as well as how it will be constructed. Additional portfolio slides should display the artist’s ability to make what they are proposing, or offer examples of past work that might be related to the project being considered.

Acceptable files include jpg, pdf, doc. but entrythingy responds best to jpg uploads. Written proposals should be turned into jpg files and uploaded. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each.

All images, and accompanying info will be presented anonymously to the juror for review. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive accepted or not accepted notifications.

CALENDAR:

Exhibition Dates: October 23, 2018- April 12, 2019

May 23, 2018                           Call for Entry

July 6, 2018                             Application Deadline

July 18, 2018                           Juror’s Selection

October 20-21, 2018             Installation

October 23, 2018                   Opening Reception 5:30-7:30pm; Artist Talk at 6:15pm

April 13-14, 2019                   De-installation

Resources for American Center for Physics: http://www.acp.org/

CONTACT: WSG EXHIBITION MANAGER:
Elsabé Dixon (703) 470- 4163;

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

Deadline for Submission: May 18, 2018

Presented by IA&A at Hillyer, in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group

MICRO-MONUMENTS

MICRO-MONUMENTS (installation detail) Salzlandmuseum, Germany, 2015

EXHIBITION: MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

LOCATION:

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space)
9 Hillyer Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008.
www.athillyer.org.

EXHIBITION DATES: September 7– October 28, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 18, 2018

JUROR: Laura Roulet

ABOUT THE JUROR

Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the citywide public art project, 5×5, a major initiative sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2012. She has organized exhibitions in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S., including at the OAS Art Museum of the Americas, the American University Museum, Katzen Center, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Artisphere, Hillyer Art Space, Project 4, Fusebox, and the DC Art Center. Recent exhibits and programming include A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall (Mexican Cultural Institute), Foon Sham: Escape (Katzen Center), Come Back to Rockville! a participatory, public art project for VisArts (Rockville, MD), Washington Produced Artists (40th anniversary for Washington Project for the Arts), the National Drawing Invitational (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR), CSA: 40 Years of Community-Sourced Art (Arlington Arts Center, VA), and Medios y ambientes in Mexico City. She was a mentoring curator for DCAC and the first mentoring curator for VisArts in Rockville, MD in 2015.

Roulet is a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, encyclopedia entries, articles in American Art, Art Journal, Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art, the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective, organized by the Hirshhorn Museum in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

To enter, use www.entrythingy.com (instructions below).

THE WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP AND IA&A AT HILLYER
The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts, and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs, and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is the Washington-area initiative of International Arts & Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public. Hillyer fulfills this mission through a series of exhibitions and public programs that feature local, regional, and international artists. Hillyer’s exhibition series focuses on under-represented artists, both emerging and established, that have not had a major solo exhibition within the last three years.

ELIGIBILITY:
This call for entries is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org, and send in a check, or may join online with your submission to the exhibition.

WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. Check the address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2018). Notices for 2018 dues were mailed Dec. 2017.

EXHIBITION CONCEPT FOR MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND

MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND aims to generate a new dialogue that resonates with sacred places, sanctuaries, native lands, excavation sites, and extraordinary scientific findings.

The inaugural MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibition took place in 2015 at the Landesmuseum in Schönebeck, Germany, as a collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group, in a cross-cultural, trans-Atlantic project. Building on the themes and success of this exhibition, MICRO- MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND will include the overall context of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary monuments across cultures. How does a diverse cultural artistic exchange generate questions about how we as human beings have an impact on the land we occupy, extort, and exploit? How can we learn from deep time and history to understand ourselves in a larger context, and what do we learn from the past that has not yet been practiced? How do we as a society address situations of protracted political instability, and situations that then arise out of long-smoldering unresolved conflicts?

The intention of MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is to reveal a deeper understanding of people’s lives in history, and to allow contemporary artists to interpret topics of the cosmos and nature in order to reimagine monuments in our current culture.

Since the beginning, Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger, State Secretary for Culture in the State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, has supported MICRO-MONUMENTS. He continues to be instrumental in making this collaboration happen between IA&A at Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group. Artemis Herber, former WSG President and curator for the previous MICRO-MONUMENTS exhibitions, will return and serve as the Coordinating Curator to create a new exhibition that combines the work of WSG artists with curated work by German artists.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:

One of Germany’s most spectacular historic finds, the “Nebra Disc,” an object of 32 cm [12.6 inches] in diameter has become one of the most important, yet mysterious, reliquaries. It displays the world’s oldest known concrete depiction of astronomical phenomena. In tribute to the “Nebra Disc,” submitted work should be created no larger than 32 cm [12.6 inches] in any direction. The overall exhibition design consists of multiple free-standing pedestals. Each pedestal will be 40 cm (15.75 inches) square. These pedestals will be arranged in a manner that will represent underground formations, which will allow diverse and various perspectives and varying viewpoints from around Hillyer’s gallery space. Artwork must be installed on the pedestals provided without kinetic or light-related components.

An aerial orientation will be used to install MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND, bringing the viewer’s perspective of the work on pedestals down to ground level. Artwork will be installed on pedestals of varying height, from 12 inches up to 16 inches. The pedestals will also be fitted with wheels so that they can be moved into different configurations.

The juror will select 15 WSG member works for this exhibition.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  • A maximum of 4 images of existing work or 4 images of proposed work (drawings) per artist will be considered.
  • A statement (not to exceed 250 words) should be included as a .pdf file.
  • To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in either the statement or any of
    the description paragraphs on Entrythingy.
  • Entrythingy will allow four (4) entries for images, plus a 5th entry for the .pdf file.
  • All work must not exceed the dimensions of 12.6 inches in any direction. Maximum sculpture dimensions should be 12.6” h x 12.6” w x 12.6” d.
  • Submitting fewer than 4 images will not negatively affect your entry.
  • Works with kinetic or light-relationed components are not permitted.
  • Acceptable files include .jpeg, .pdf, and .doc.
  • Submit all images with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 5” x 7” and a maximum file size of 2MB each.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at the top of the browser window. Click on “List of current calls.” Scroll down and click on the MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND listing. Create a login account if you do not have one, or login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND call and complete the entry steps. There is a $5 entry fee. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive “accepted “or “not accepted” notification.

INSURANCE, COMMISSIONS, AND SALES
IA&A at Hillyer will insure the works for the duration of the exhibition period starting with the time the artwork is dropped off and signed over to the gallery. Said insurance will cover all losses normally covered by fine art insurance, but will not cover losses that are uninsurable through standard fine arts insurance policies. The proceeds of any insurance claim in respect of the work will be paid to the artist without deduction. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery does not handle sales and does not take a commission. If anyone is interested in purchasing artwork, the gallery will put said person in direct contact with the artist.

EXHIBITION CALENDAR

March 23, 2018                                   Call Opens (using Entrythingy.com)

May 18, 2018                                      Call Closes (midnight EST)

May 21 – June 11, 2018                     Juror selects artwork

June 12 – June 15, 2018                    Artist notification

July 18, 2018                                      Press release goes out

September 3, 2018                             Artists deliver artwork to gallery 10am-9pm

September 4-5, 2018                          Artwork Installed in gallery

September 7, 2018                             Exhibition opening 6-9 pm

October 28, 2018                                Last day of Exhibition

October 29, 2018                                Artwork pickup, 12-9pm

CFE open call selected artists are asked to attend the opening reception.

CONTACT: WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS:
Judith Pratt (703) 472-5305; 
Annie Farrar (724) 825-6488; 

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

  

MICRO-MONOUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND is presented by IA&A at Hillyer in collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group and State Chancellery and Ministry of Culture of the State of Saxony-Anhalt.

This project is supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

ARTINA 2018, Introspective – Sculpture Park at Sandy Spring Museum

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and Sandy Spring Museum (SSM)

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LOCATION:

17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Contact: Allison Weiss,
Open: Wednesdays–Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm. Open after hours for programming. Grounds are accessible any time

EXHIBITION DATES:

June 21– October 6, 2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Monday, April 9, 2018

 

WSG is accepting proposals from established and emerging sculptors for its third consecutive annual exhibition of outdoor sculptures at Sandy Spring Museum’s Sculpture Park. The exhibition is from June 21 to October 6, 2018, with installation the week prior to June 21, and de-installation the week following October 6.

Sandy Spring Museum, located in Sandy Spring Maryland, serves as a catalyst for community building by providing opportunities for creative engagement in a range of cultural arts. The museum offers the environment and inspiration for artists and community members to create and host events, performances, activities, and exhibits, which engage, stimulate, and bring people together. The SSM grounds are open daily and many special events and programs are offered throughout the year, as are private rentals. For more information about the museum please visit www.sandyspringmuseum.org

Sandy Spring Museum is located on 7+ acres of land, 3 acres of which are heavily forested. The remainder is naturally landscaped with mature trees. Sculptures can be installed throughout the property, including upon two 12’x 12’ concrete pads. Artists can also use a wooden trellis that blooms with wisteria in the spring, and extends the entire length of the property.

 

INTROSPECTIVE wishes to explore through sculpture our conscious thoughts, feelings, psychological processes, or other human acts of self-reflection as they relate to the landscape. Existing and site-specific proposed sculptures may be submitted for consideration. Innovative and interactive outdoor works that create a dialogue between art and nature, site-specific, time-based, or ephemeral work that engages visitors, or creates experiences with nature through the arts, are encouraged.

In thinking through the relation between introspection and the natural world, we might look to the poet William Wordsworth for one possible model. In his poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” Wordsworth reflects on the power of natural scenes and objects to remain in our memory and imagination. After seeing a “host of golden daffodils,” the poet describes how

In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

William Wordsworth “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

Please note: A guided tour of the sites will be offered to interested artists on Sunday, March 18, 2018 starting at 2 pm at Sandy Spring Museum. Please contact Diane Szczepaniak () or Mimi Frank ()  for details.

Works should be suitable for long-term, outdoor exposure, as well as fabricated and installed in a viewer-safe manner. Artists are responsible for any maintenance of the work.

Artists should detail their installation requirements when submitting the application. All sites are on grassy areas although there are two concrete covered areas 10’ X 10’ that are situated next to each other.

Self-guiding maps of the exhibition will be available at Sandy Spring Museum and on the websites of WSG and SSM. Exhibition cards will be distributed to WSG, SSM members, and the community. Promotion of the show will be actively pursued.

ELIGIBILTY:

The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org, and send in a check, or may join online with your submission to the exhibition.

WSG members must have paid their dues for 2018 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. Check the address label on this Call or the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2018). Notices for 2018 dues were mailed Dec. 2017.

JUROR: Cecilia Wichmann

Cecilia Wichmann is assistant curator of contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. From 2015 to 2017, she led the University of Maryland’s Stamp Gallery, an experimental exhibition space for contemporary art, and served as curator and advisor of its innovative Contemporary Art Purchasing Program. Cecilia earned an MA in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015, and a Hon. BA at the University of Toronto in 2007.

She will select up to 20 sculptures.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:

A maximum of 2 sculptures/installations per artist or team may be submitted for consideration. You may include up to 3 images per sculpture for a total of 6 images.

In addition, please include:

  • A description of where the project pieces are to be placed
  • The brief background or narrative information about the artwork or proposal
  • An explanation of how the project relates to “Introspective”
  • And whether there is light, sound, or movement that may impact the ability of others to experience nearby artworks

Artists may choose to install their work with public participation and involvement during the installation period, or if required, over the life of the artwork.
Artists will submit a proposal in .doc or .pdf format. The proposal should include the project description, concept sketches or renderings, and any other information pertaining to the proposed project. In addition, artists will provide up to 5 images of existing work in .jpg format titled “portfolio001”– ‘portfolio005”.jpg.” Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each. It is recommended that artists visit Sandy Spring Museum to get a sense of the surroundings and possibilities prior to submitting an application. Artists can visit the site seven days a week, at any time. If you wish to meet with museum staff, please call Allison Weiss ahead of time at .

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY:

Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at the top of the browser window. Click on “List of current calls.” Scroll down and click on the “ART IN NATURE” listing. Create a login account if you don’t have one, or login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the “ART IN NATURE” call and complete the entry steps. There is a $5 entry fee. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive “accepted “or “not accepted” notification.

INSURANCE, COMMISSIONS, AND SALES:

SSM will insure the work up to $10,000 after the work is delivered and the exhibition loan agreement is signed. Insurance during transportation is the responsibility of the artist. All purchases during the exhibit will go through the museum. The museum charges a 30% commission fee.

CALENDAR:

Call Opens February 15, 2018 (using Entrythingy.com)
Call Closes: April 9, 2018 (midnight EST)
Suggested SSM site visit: Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m.
Artist notification: April 30 – May 4, 2018
Artwork installation days: June 17-20, 2018
Exhibition dates: June 21 – October 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6 to 8p.m.
De-installation: October 7 –14, 2018

CFE open call selected artists are asked to attend the opening reception. The reception is open to the public to engage visitors with hands-on activities. SSM reserves the right to make photo documentation for promotional and archival purposes, both print and electronic.

CONTACT:
WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS
Diane Szczepaniak 301-332-1458 —
or Mimi Frank 301-919-1764 –

 

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