Sculpture Now 2012
LOCATION: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8 th Street, NW, Washington, DC
DATES: June 19 – July 13, 2012
JUROR: Sarah Newman, Curator Contemporary Art Collection, Corcoran Museum
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10, 2012 (midnight) Received by http:// washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com
SCULPTURE NOW 2012 – A broad survey of sculpture, installation and video art being done today, will be juried from digital images by Sarah Newman, Curator, Corcoran Museum (See her bio below). Ms. Newman will select and WSG will award funds for the Sculpture NOW First Place “Tom Rooney Prize” of $500, (named after long-time/founding WSG member and Board member.) The award will be presented at the exhibition reception scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2012.
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 download a membership form from our web site, WSG members must have paid their dues for 2012 to be eligible for this exhibition. The mailing label should read 2012 to show you are paid up to date. Notices for 2012 dues were mailed to members in October, 2011. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10, 2012 midnight. No mail/e-mail entries accepted. Received by washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com SCULPTURE NOW2012 will be juried from digital images submitted through the washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com web service. NOTE: Applicants will pay $5 to slideroom.com per entry. Maximum number of entries is two (2) per artist.
WORK TO BE CONSIDERED:
Three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall hung, and very lightweight ceiling hung sculpture, installations, and new media. No pedestals or audio/visual equipment will be provided.(Artist must provide such equipment if selected) Pepco Edison Place Gallery has 8 feet high ceilings, loading dock with standard double door to enter the gallery, movable walls and track lighting. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show.
Wall work to be compatible with the Arakawa System: http://www.arakawagrip.com/. No hook can hold over 40 lbs.
Artists are solely responsible for delivery and installation of their accepted work on the installation date, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date. Staff will be available on-site to assist artists with installations. The gallery will not receive shipments of artwork.
JUROR: SARAH NEWMAN Sarah Newman is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran. Since joining the museum in 2006, Sarah has curated the exhibitions - Chris Martin: Painting Big; Spencer Finch: My Business, with the Cloud (2010); Washington Color and Light: Works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art (2010) (co-curator); Elena del Rivero: Home Suite (2008); The American Evolution: A History through Art (2008); and Looking for the “There There”: California Art from the Collection, 1950-2000 (2007). She has taught contemporary art history at the Corcoran and at George Mason University, has published on the relationship between painting and film, and is a co-author of the book Essential Modernism. Sarah is currently working on a major exhibition of contemporary British art entitled Vile Bodies (upcoming, 2014). She holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Sculpture Now 2012 is a juried exhibit requiring digital files to be submitted through the washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com web service. No mail/e-mail entries accepted. Only Washington Sculptors Group members can apply and will require a $5 submission fee for this call. Technical support for Slideroom.com is available from 9 am - 9 pm, Monday - Saturday by emailing questions to Support@Slideroom.com.
Sculptures and mixed media sculptural installations: Artists may enter 1-2 works, up to 2 digital images per artwork, for a maximum of 4 images per artist. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi having a maximum size of 5MB each. Check with Slideroom.com to determine which formats can be uploaded.
Video and New Media installation: Video and new media artists may enter 1-2 works, up to 2 digital images or video files (10 minute limit) per work, for a maximum of 4 files per artist. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi having a maximum size of 5MB each and video files having a maximum size of 60MB each. Check with Slideroom.com to determine which formats can be uploaded.
INSURANCE/COMMISSION: WSG will insure work while on site not during transportation. No commission will be taken on sales. Interested buyers will be directed to the artist or agent.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Deadline for entries (received by midnight)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Notification of accepted artists completed
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – Artwork delivered to gallery
Thursday/Friday, June 14-15 – Installation
Tuesday, June 19 – Show begins at noon
Saturday, June 23, 2012 – Artists’ reception 6-8 pm
Friday, July 13, 2012 - Exhibition closes
Saturday, Tuesday, July 14-17 – De-installation/Artist Pick-up.
**Panel Discussion Date** TBA
'Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts'
LOCATION: American University Museum, Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden , 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
DATES: September 3 – December 15, 2012
JUROR: Jeff Spaulding, Artist in Residence American University
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 11, 2012 ( midnight) Received by washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com Slideroom.com requires a $5 fee per applicant.
PLATFORMS “A platform is something that we build upon. It functions as a support. We build them to extract the oil from under our seabeds. To deploy our weapons. To dive for Olympic gold. We stand on them to address an audience. To strut and fret for an hour. We tie them to our feet and dance to the Disco beat. Or we leap from it to catch the last train to Hogwarts. Politicians construct platforms to convey their principles, beliefs and agendas: jobs, Change, a chicken in every pot, bases on the moon. We find platforms in the landscape, a product of geology and erosion. We build our cities there, hoping they might shine and keep safe from the floods. Our temples and cathedrals too are platforms that bring us closer to the heavens. We design virtual platforms as operating systems to guide, protect and structure our lives, to free us from that responsibility. Galleries, art fairs and publications now traffic in multiple curatorial platforms. Knowledge, entertainment, friendship, commerce, targeting niche audiences. Although the function of a platform, broadly defined, is to provide support and focus, its value lies in what is supported. What is now possible? This exhibition is meant to address what that might be.” – Jeff Spaulding 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 download a membership form from the website, http://www.washingtonsculptors.org/jw_memform.html. Payments may be made by check or PayPal . WSG members must have paid their dues for 2012 to be eligible for this exhibition. The mailing label should read 2012 to show you are paid up to date. Notices for 2012 dues were mailed to members in October, 2011. Questions can be sent to Jeff Chyatte (Manager) at Chy8art@aol.com .
WORK TO BE CONSIDERED: