Fort Worth Community Arts Center Call for Artists: (Due. May 1)
FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Solo Show[Down] 2019
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION - May 1, 2019
EXHIBITION DATES: July 5 – July 24, 2019 RECEPTION: Friday, July 12, 2019
CALL TO ARTISTS: International call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. The Solo Show[Down] will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
· Grand Prize Winner: Solo Show during a Gallery Night in the future. Gallery Night is an event that occurs twice a year. They are our most popular openings of the year were we anticipate more than 3000 visitors in a single night.
· Runners Up: A group exhibition.
· Each piece displayed will be represented in The Solo Showdown exhibition catalog.
· People’s Choice: Single artist who receives the most likes on Facebook will receive a cash prize of $250.
ABOUT THE JUROR: Christina Rees
Christina Rees is the Editor-in-Chief of Glasstire. Prior to joining Glasstire full-time in 2014, Rees served as an editor at both The Met and D Magazine, as a full-time art and music critic at the Dallas Observer, and has also covered art and music for the Village Voice and other publications. Rees lives in Dallas, where she was previously the owner and director of Road Agent gallery and the curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts.
ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Artists who are aiming for the grand prize are encouraged to submit as many as possible. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Make sure the file name corresponds with the title of the work and do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in the image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.
PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.
SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists.
RECEIVING: Hand-delivered work must arrive on June 28, 2019. Shipped work must arrive between June 15 - June 28, 2019. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition.
DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on May 1, 2019. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by June 1, 2019.
SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.
REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on July 25, 2019 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience.
· May 1, 2019 - Deadline for submission
· June 1, 2019 - Notifications emailed to artists
· June 15 - June 28, 2019 – Shipped delivery of artwork
· June 28, 2019 – Hand delivery of artwork
· July 5, 2019 - Opening, 6 -9 pm
· July 12, 2019 - Reception, 6 -9 pm
· July 24, 2019 - Closing
· July 25, 2019 - Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment
USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:
Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.