GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS FOR THE ROBIN NANCE METZ ART COMPETITION
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT, DECEMBER 9, 2023
The RNMAC is competition sponsored by the Shelby County Arts Council (SCAC) and its partners. This juried art exhibit is open to all Alabama residents 18 years old and up.
*All artwork must be original. Copying other artists’ work is prohibited. Artwork cannot have been entered into any previous SCAC juried art competitions.*
Accepted art work categories and examples of mediums:
Drawing-Examples: pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk pastel, pen and ink, etc.
Painting-Examples: oil, acrylic, watercolor, oil pastel, etc.
Photography-Examples: digital and film
Sculpture-Examples: 3D work including steel, cast metals, wood, clay, found objects, 3D printing, assemblage of various objects or materials, installation, etc.
Printmaking-Examples: woodcut, lithography, linocut, engraving, collagraph, etching, monotype, aquatint, etc.
Fine Art Crafts-Examples: furniture making, pottery, blacksmithing, wood carving, basketry, etc.
Fiber Arts-Examples: soft sculpture, batik, painted fabric, weaving, rugs, punch needle, quilts, tapestry, etc.
Digital Art-Examples: 2D digital painting or drawing, graphic design, data-moshing, pixel art, digital collage, photo painting, vector painting, etc.
-Exhibition dates-January 19, 2023-March 9, 2023
-Submission deadline-December 9, 2022
-Notify artist (accepted or declined)-December 16, 2022
-Accepted work delivery dates- January 2-11, 2023 (unless otherwise arranged with SCAC. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.)
-Gallery opening reception/awards ceremony- January 19, 2023
-Show closes-March 9, 2023
-Artwork pick up-March 13-16, 2023 (unless otherwise arranged with SCAC)
Randy Gachet-Click here for Judge Info.
SUBMISSION & FEES
A maximum of two (2) works per person may be submitted and there is a $45.00 non-refundable submission fee. Submission fee is due at time of entry. Entry and submission fee do not guarantee acceptance to this show. After the submission deadline (December 8th) the juror will make entry selections and those accepted will be notified no later than December 16th. Entrants must complete an entry form through the SCAC website and submit digital images of work. Digital images must be in a high quality JPEG format. All artwork must be the artist’s original creation and must not have been exhibited in any previous SCAC exhibition. Artists are allowed to submit up to three (3) photos for each entry-a full shot of the piece and two detail shots. Remember, the judge uses the entry form photos to choose which pieces of art to include in the art exhibit. Include clear photos of the art piece with simple backgrounds that highlight the work.
All image files must be named as follows: title of work (underscore) artist’s first and last initial(underscore)medium category.
Primary image: title of work_first/last initials_medium.jpg
Detail image: title of work(detail)_fist/last initials_medium.jpg
It is best to complete entry form and upload photos from a computer, not a phone or tablet.
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Artwork must be original and ready to display (hanging wires/frames must be attached or ready for appropriate installation). Display pedestals will be provided for appropriate work.
For work requiring specific installation: If an installation work is accepted, the artist must provide specific installation instructions or be willing to deliver and install the work themselves. If the artist chooses to deliver and install, he/she is then responsible for the de-installation and pick-up of the work the week following the close of the exhibition at his or her own travel expense. The installation, if equipped with electronic functions, must be set up by the artist to be viewer activated or be able to run continually for 7 hours daily. Such lengths of time present problems of wear and tear on an artist’s machinery and should be considered before submitting an entry with electrical or mechanical components. All equipment must be provided by the artist, unless otherwise arranged. The SCAC is not held responsible for artwork damaged during the artist’s installation.
The SCAC cannot be held liable for lost or damaged work during shipping or transportation. The SCAC will be held liable for only the cost of supplies of the artwork should a piece become damaged while on display in the gallery. Proof of supplies cost is required for reimbursement.
ARTWORK DELIVERY & PICK UP
Artwork Delivery Dates: January 2-11, 2023
Artwork Pick Up Dates: March 13-16, 2023
Artists are responsible for the delivery and cost of all items shipped to and from the SCAC. Works must be shipped by common carrier (Fed Ex, UPS, USPS) or hand-delivered. Crated or boxed works must conform to standard carrier length and girth requirements. No oversized / freight shipments will be accepted. Artists who choose to hand-deliver their work must also pick up their work the week immediately following the close of the exhibition. The SCAC is not held responsible for work damaged during shipment. Artwork must be delivered to the SCAC by 5:00pm on January 11, 2023.
Best in Show-$750
Best in Painting-$250
Best in Drawing-$250
Best in Photography-$250
Best in Sculpture-$250
Best in Fiber Arts-$250
Best in Printmaking-$250
Best in Digital Art-$250
Best in Fine Art Crafts-$250
MEDIA / PUBLICITY
The Shelby County Arts Council reserves the right to use digital images of accepted artwork and to photograph or videotape exhibited works for use in print media, website, email, or social media marketing or advertising associated with the exhibition.
Please contact Lindsay Dyess, email@example.com, or call 205-669-0044 for information and questions.