WSG CALLS FOR ENTRY


Sculpture Now 2012 *printablepdf link
Platforms
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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 gloriachapa@msn.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:

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.  

ENTRY SPECIFICATIONS:

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.

CALENDAR:
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'


Platforms

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:   

  • Outdoor three-dimensional freestanding and wall hung sculpture, installations, and new media. No pedestals or audio/visual equipment will be provided. Artists are encouraged to visit the space. The garden is accessible by outside steps or artwork can be lifted over the 14’ high wall. Some weight restrictions will apply. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show and must be safe and able to withstand normal weather conditions for the four months outdoors.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery and installation  of their accepted work on the specific agreed installation date and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date. Staff will be available onsite to assist artists with installations. The museum will not receive shipments of artwork. Only AU Museum staff are allowed to drill into the concrete walls or floor of the sculpture garden
JUROR: JEFF SPAULDING   Jeff Spaulding is a DC-based artist known for his use and recombinations of cultural artifacts that allude to issues of politics, sex, violence, and loss of innocence. He exhibits with G Fine Art, Washington, DC. Recent exhibitions include: Corridor, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC; Catalyst: 35 years of Washington Project for the Arts; Closer to Home: The Corcoran 48th Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Mine: G Fine Art Washington, DC; Highlights of the Collection: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Fifteen for Philip: Curator's Office, Washington, DC; Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection, National Traveling Exhibition. Other exhibitions include: The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD; and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. Spaulding's works are included in the permanent collections of The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Artery Organization, Furioso Development Corporation, The Washington Post, The Ukrainian House Museum, Kiev; and the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection among numerous others. His work has recently been reviewed in ARTFORUM and Artnews.

ENTRY SPECIFICATIONS:
  • PLATFORMS is a juried exhibit requiring digital files to be submitted through the washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com web service. No mail/e-mail entries accepted. Artists must use and follow directions on washingtonsculptors.slideroom.com to enter their artwork for “Platforms”. 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. Proposals as well as completed work will be accepted.  Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi having a maximum size of 5MB each and PDF files having a maximum size of 10MB 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: 
    AU Museum will insure work while on site but not during transportation. No prices will be listed and no commission will be taken on sales. Interested buyers will be directed to the artist or agent.    

    CALENDAR:  

    March 10, 2012 - May 11, 2012  
    (midnight) – Open period for entries June 8, 2012  - Notification of accepted artists
    August 27 - September 1 2012 
    - Delivery of work 10 am – 3 pm    AU Museum will schedule specific times for individual installations
    Saturday September 15, 2012 
    Artist Reception
    To be determined 
    Juror Talk
    December 17- 21, 2012
     De-installation/Artist Pick-up     AU Museum will schedule specific times for individual de-installations  


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