Exhibitions

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 document.
  • Entrythingy will allow four (4) images plus one (1) .pdf file to be uploaded per application.
  • 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; moc.e1524551208m@tta1524551208rpmht1524551208iduj1524551208
Annie Farrar (724) 825-6488; moc.l1524551208iamg@1524551208einna1524551208.rarr1524551208af1524551208

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)

Download the full PDF

 

LOCATION:

17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
www.sandyspringmuseum.org
Contact: Allison Weiss, gro.m1524551208uesum1524551208gnirp1524551208sydna1524551208s@ssi1524551208ewa1524551208
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 (moc.l1524551208oa@zc1524551208zscd1524551208) or Mimi Frank (moc.l1524551208iamg@1524551208119kn1524551208arfm1524551208)  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 gro.m1524551208uesum1524551208gnirp1524551208sydna1524551208s@ssi1524551208ewa1524551208.

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 — moc.l1524551208oa@zc1524551208zscd1524551208
or Mimi Frank 301-919-1764 – moc.l1524551208iamg@1524551208119kn1524551208arfm1524551208

 

An Exhibition Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Glen Echo Park Partnership

LOCATION:
Glen Echo Park Partnership (Popcorn and Stone Tower Galleries)
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812
www.glenechopark.org

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday April 8 – April 30, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6-8 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Entries must be posted on the EntryThingy website by February 22, 2017 (midnight).

ENTRY FEE: $5 + current WSG membership

JUROR: Allison Nance joined international Arts & Artists in 2013 as Director of Hillyer Art Space. Prior to this she was with the Torpedo Factory Art Center from 2008-2013. She co-founded Microwave Project LLC in 2010, a curatorial partnership that acts as a conduit between artists and businesses, exploring alternative exhibition venues with an emphasis on site-specific installation art. Allison is Vice-Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts, whose role it is to advise City Council with regard to policies that would strengthen the arts and further public access to the arts and cultural matters. She is the Chair of the Commissions Grant Committee, and for the last three years has worked on the Commission’s Annual Work Plan Task Force, outlining which new public art projects the city of Alexandria will initiate, indicating where the projects are located, and what the proposal budgets will be. Allison joined the ArtTable in January 2016, and is currently the co-chair for the membership of the Washington DC chapter.

CALL DESCRIPTION:
Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and Glen Echo Park Partnership (GEPP) will collaborate on a Sculpture REMIX: Craft/Technology/Art exhibition in 2017. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. manages Glen Echo Park, a lively visual and performing arts site in the Washington, DC area. Established by Montgomery County in 2002, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization charged with managing Glen Echo Park’s arts programs and facilities, including its historic buildings. The Partnership’s mission is to present vibrant artistic, cultural, and educational offerings at the Park, and to promote the Park as a unique destination for the region’s diverse population. In collaboration with Montgomery County and the National Park Service, the Partnership works with resident artists and organizations to develop distinctive arts programming. The GEPP is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists. New exhibitions are presented every four to six weeks. Many of GEPP resident visual artists and organizations also have galleries where artwork is displayed and for sale, including the Yellow Barn Studio, J. Jordan Bruns Studio, Photoworks, SilverWorks, Glen Echo Pottery, the Art Glass Center, and Glassworks.

ELIGIBILITY:
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members 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 checks, along with the membership forms, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. WSG members must pay their dues for 2017 to be eligible for this exhibition.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:
Sculpture REMIX 2017: Craft/Technology/Art is a material and process-thematic exhibition. Sculpture Remix 2017 invites new works by WSG members, finished within the last two years. Works submitted should use processes that are hand crafted, or industrially manufactured, or displayed through digital formats. Building and constructing shared principles across these fixed boundaries has the ability to create poetic juxtapositions for cooperative projects with local artists who could connect to innovative, long-term partnerships with other “makers” in the DC, MD and VA areas.

Three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall-hung and ceiling-hung sculpture, installations, as well as “New Media” and performance-based works are eligible for submission.

Glen Echo Park is very busy on the weekends with families participating in the various events in the park. To expand the audience interested in the exhibition theme, WSG members are encouraged, but not required, to propose a child-friendly activity or an adult-oriented workshop or panel discussion as a supplement to their proposal. The activity may be held in one of Glen Echo Park’s classrooms, the Bumper Car Pavilion, the Ballroom Back Room, or outside in the park, subject to availability. Proposals should describe the activity and space requirements and how the activity relates to the theme of the show and their proposal.

Basic technical and installation support will be provided by GEPP. Video, sound or other technical equipment must be provided by the artist. The art may be finished or in the form of a proposal by an individual or an art team. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show. Assistance with submissions is available by email request: contact: gro.s1524551208rotpl1524551208ucsno1524551208tgnih1524551208saw@s1524551208eirtn1524551208e1524551208.

ENTRY DIMENSIONS FOR DELIVERY OF ARTWORK:
A loading area is available. All sculptures must fit through the entrance doorway. Wall work must hang directly on the walls, and artists are asked to combine the design of a pedestal into the design of their work, which will allow the work to be freestanding. Walls have electrical outlets.
Artwork may be suspended from ceiling, but will have a weight limitation of 10 lbs.

Artists are solely responsible for delivery and installation of their accepted work on the installation date of Sculpture Remix 2017, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date. GEPP staff will be available on site to assist artists with installations. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show. WSG and the GEPP will not receive shipments of artwork or mail inquiries.

SALES AND COMMISSIONS : A commission based on the listed sales price of the work will be applied if the work sells either during the exhibition or as result thereof. GEPP takes a 30% commission on sales. Interested buyers will be directed to the Exhibition Director, and she will in turn work with a WSG representative to notify the artist involved.

INSURANCE : GEPP will insure work while on site, but NOT during transportation to or from the venue. Onsite insurance value will be computed as 75%f retail price, but does not guarantee that the insurer will agree with the value assigned by the artist. Selected artists must sign a loan agreement provided by GEPP to be insured.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATIONS: All images, videos, etc. and accompanying info will be presented anonymously to the juror for review. The EntryThingy software will allow you to submit a statement about how the work you are submitting relates to the exhibitions requirements. It will also offer you a chance to provide a brief description of each work along with a title, dimensions, etc. To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in either the statement or any of the description paragraphs. No mail or email entries will be accepted.

Artists/Artist Teams may submit up to five images of finished work (one work or different works) or artists can also submit a proposal that is accompanied by (4) four work samples of past projects, or photos of drawings of the proposal. The written proposal must be submitted in a 350-word essay. Please create the document in Word, and upload it as a PDF file as you would upload a photo. Take care not to state your name or the names of your team in the written proposal. The juror will obtain all names of the artists or artist teams involved after jurying.

Artists will make their submissions on the website www.Entrythingy.com. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi with a maximum of 2MB each. Video files are limited to at most 50MB each (about five minutes).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY:

The EntryThingy website allows entering information about your entries and viewing by the juror.
1) Applicants should go to http://www.entrythingy.com/ and click on the tab (at top) “for artists”.
2) Click on “list of current calls”.
3) Scroll down and click on theSculpture REMIX 2017: Craft/Technology/Artlisting.
4) Create a login account to http://www.entrythingy.com/ if you don’t have an account, or if you do, login to your existing account with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select theSculpture REMIX 2017: Craft/Technology/Artcall and complete the entry steps.
5) There is a $5 entry fee.
6) All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications via email.
Assistance with submissions is available by email request: contact gro.s1524551208rotpl1524551208ucsno1524551208tgnih1524551208saw@s1524551208eirtn1524551208e1524551208.

CALENDAR

Dec 19, 2016
CFE open call Entrythingy.com
Feb 22, 2017
Application deadline midnight (EST)
Mar 1, 2017

Artist Selection

Mar 3, 2017
Artist Notification
Apr 4-7, 2017
Artwork Installation
Apr 8, 2017
Opening Reception (7pm -9pm)
April 24, 2017 GEPP studios/MakerSpace/ FabLab/ Community Forklift panel (6pm -8pm)
International Sculpture Day
April 30, 2017
De-installation (11am -3pm)
CONTACT – WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS:
Assistance with submissions is available by email at: gro.s1524551208rotpl1524551208ucsno1524551208tgnih1524551208saw@s1524551208eirtn1524551208e1524551208
The Exhibition Managers:
Elsabé Dixon: moc.l1524551208iamg@1524551208klisg1524551208nidae1524551208r1524551208 (703) 470-4163
Julie Zirlin: moc.o1524551208ohay@1524551208nilri1524551208z.eil1524551208uJ1524551208 (301) 652-0772

MPA Exhibitions Director
Meredith Forster: gro.k1524551208rapoh1524551208cenel1524551208g@ret1524551208srofm1524551208

CLOSED

An Exhibition Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group
and the McLean Project for the Arts
*click here to download the full call (PDF)

LOCATION:
MPA at Chain Bridge (McLean Project For The Arts)
1446 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
(Located in the Chain Bridge Corner Shopping Center)
www.mpaart.org

EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday, February 2 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7 – 9 pm

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Entries must be posted on the EntryThingy website by January 10, 2017 (midnight).

ENTRY FEE: $5 + current WSG membership
Click here to view the complete Call For Entry on the WSG website.

JUROR: Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director of the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA). Nancy Sausser has been the Curator and Exhibitions Director at MPA since October 2005. A sculptor and arts writer as well as a curator, her writing has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post and FiberArts Magazine, as well as in many exhibition catalogs. Her sculpture has been shown around the Washington, DC area, most recently at Greater Reston Arts Center, Montpelier Arts Center, and Glenview Mansion. Nancy holds a BA in Studio Art from Kenyon College and an MFA in Sculpture form the University of Washington in Seattle

CALL DESCRIPTION: WSG and MPA will collaborate on a Sculpture Now show for 2017. The mission of McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region. MPA’s history dates back to 1962 with the founding of the Emerson Gallery by a small group of women artists. Many partners, including corporate and community sponsors, individuals, and foundations fund MPA’s exhibitions and educational programs. Each year MPA provides: 15 contemporary arts exhibitions; the MPA’s award winning ArtReach program; partnerships with the Fairfax County Public Schools; Community Centers; and community organizations. Sharon Fishel, the ArtReach program coordinator, will work closely with artists who are juried into Sculpture Now 2017 to develop strategies for exploring the history of the material while also harvesting ideas around meaningful encounters with the work. Through the ArtReach program, MPA will support artists to participate in a dialogue of contemporary art and its ability to illuminate the way we feel, remember, and comprehend a world where reality sound bites shift rapidly.

ELIGIBILITY: The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members 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 checks, along with the membership forms, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. WSG members must pay their dues for 2017 to be eligible for this exhibition.

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED: Sculpture Now 2017 is a non-thematic exhibition of new works, finished within the last two years. Three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall-hung and ceiling-hung sculpture, and installations as well as “New Media” and performance-based works are welcome.

Basic technical support will be provided by MPA. Video and sound-technical equipment must be provided by the artist. The art may be finished or in the form of a proposal. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal. The exhibition will be shown in MPA’s new gallery space, MPA at Chain Bridge, which will serve as the main gallery for the next two years while the McLean Community Center is under restoration.

Rooney Prize: An honorarium of $500 will be given to an artist/artist team selected by the juror whose work reflects the best qualities for the overall WSG Sculpture Now 2017 show.

SUBMISSIONS: 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.

ENTRY DIMENSIONS FOR DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: A loading dock is available. All sculptures must fit through the rear entrance 82’ x 36’ doorway. Wall work hangs directly on the walls (which are plaster) and artists are asked to combine the design of a pedestal into the design of their work which will allow the work to be freestanding. Walls have electrical outlets.
Artwork may be suspended from ceiling, but will have a weight limitation of 10 lbs.

Artists are solely responsible for delivery and installation of their accepted work on the installation date of Sculpture Now 2017, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date. Staff will be available on site to assist artists with installations. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show. WSG and the gallery will not receive shipments of artwork or mail inquiries.

SALES AND COMMISSIONS : A commission based on the listed sales price of the work will be applied if the work sells either during the exhibition or as result thereof. MPA takes a 25% commission on sales. Interested buyers will be directed to the Exhibition Director and she will in turn work with a Sculpture Now 2017 representative to notify the artist involved.

INSURANCE : MPA will insure work while on site, but NOT during transportation to or from the venue. Onsite insurance value will be computed as 75%f retail price, but does not guarantee that the insurer will agree with the value assigned by the artist. Selected artists must sign a loan agreement provided by MPA to be insured.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATIONS: All images, videos, etc. and accompanying info will be presented anonymously to the juror for review. The EntryThingy software will allow you to submit a statement about how the work you are submitting relates to the exhibitions requirements. It will also offer you a chance to provide a brief description of each work along with a title, dimensions, etc. To avoid being disqualified, do not include your name in either the statement or any of the description paragraphs. No mail or email entries will be accepted.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY:

The EntryThingy website allows entering information about your entries and viewing by the juror.
1) Applicants should go to http://www.entrythingy.com/ and click on the tab (at top) “for artists”.
2) Click on “list of current calls”.
3) Scroll down and click on the Sculpture Now 2017 listing.
4) Create a login account to http://www.entrythingy.com/ if you don’t have an account, or if you do, login to your existing account with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the Sculpture Now 2017 call and complete the entry steps.
5) There is a $5 entry fee.
6) All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications via email.
Assistance with submissions is available by email request: contact gro.s1524551208rotpl1524551208ucsno1524551208tgnih1524551208saw@s1524551208eirtn1524551208e1524551208.

CALENDAR

Nov 15, 2016 – CFE open call Entrythingy.com

Jan 10, 2016 – Application deadline midnight (EST)

Jan 15, 2017 – Artist Selection

Jan 18, 2017 – Artist Notification

Jan 27-28-29, 2017 – Artwork Installation

Thu Feb 2, 2017 – Opening Reception (7pm -9pm)

Thu Feb 23, 2017 – Artist & Juror talk (7pm -9pm)

Sun March 5, 2017 – De-installation (11am -3pm)

CONTACT – WSG EXHIBITION MANAGERS:
Assistance with submissions is available by email at: gro.s1524551208rotpl1524551208ucsno1524551208tgnih1524551208saw@s1524551208eirtn1524551208e1524551208
The Exhibition Managers:
Elsabé Dixon: moc.l1524551208iamg@1524551208klisg1524551208nidae1524551208r1524551208 (703) 470-4163
Artemis Herber: moc.e1524551208m@reb1524551208rehsi1524551208metra1524551208 (443) 660-8369
Lynda Smith-Bugge: moc.l1524551208uoseh1524551208trofe1524551208rutpl1524551208ucs@a1524551208dnyl1524551208 (703) 534-6316

MPA Exhibitions Director
Nancy Sausser: gro.t1524551208raapm1524551208@ress1524551208uasn1524551208

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