"Craft Forms 2019" Open Call: (Due Sep. 5)

http://www.craftforms.org/call-for-entries/

Call For Entries

Entry deadline ($45 fee) is Friday, September 15, 2019.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Thank you for your interest in applying to Craft Forms 2019. The exhibition will run from December 6, 2019 to  February 1, 2020 and will be held at  Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087, 610-688-3553, craftforms.org.

Juror – Jane Milosch, Executive Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution

Wayne Art Center is pleased to welcome Jane Milosch, Executive Director, Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, as the juror for the Craft Forms 2018 exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  •    Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

  •    Works submitted must be original in design. Collaborative works are accepted.

  •    Work must have been completed in the last 2 years. (Created after January 1, 2017)

  •   Work previously exhibited at Wayne Art Center is not eligible.

  •     All work must be for sale.

  •     Work must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.

AWARDS

$10,000 in prize awards will be presented by juror, Jane Milosch at the Craft Forms 2019 Preview Party December 6, 2019.

ONLINE ENTRY INFORMATION

Artists may submit up to 2 works per application. A maximum of four images may be uploaded to show alternate views or details of work.

Entry fee is $45 per application.

Artists are permitted to submit additional applications. The artist should use the same name and contact (including email) information for both applications but must use a different username and password for additional applications.

Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal will be accepted for application fee payment. United States applicants may pay by personal check. Checks should be made payable to Wayne Art Center. The application will not be finalized until the entry fee has been paid.

UPLOADED IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS

Be sure to have upload-ready JPG files:

·      File format: JPEG or JPG only

·      File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

·      File size: under 5 MB

Please name each jpg file with the title of the work and specify full, alternate or detail view.

IMPORTANT ENTRY WINDOW DATES

MARCH 6, 2019, Midnight MST

Call for Entry Online Submissions Opens

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019,  Midnight MST

Call for Entry Online Submissions Close

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPT/DECLINE

OCTOBER 1-5, 2019

Notification of Accepted and Declined Work

Jury result notification will be communicated by email only.

Multiple submissions may receive two different email notifications – one for accepted work and one for work that has been declined. Email notifications will specifically list the work(s) selected or declined for Craft Forms. Do not send email inquiry requesting notification confirmation until after October 5th. Please check SPAM.)

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY OF WORK

Shipped and hand-delivered work should arrive at Wayne Art Center from November 18–20, 2019.

Monday-Wednesday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. The work must be shipped via FedEx or UPS and A PRE-PAID RETURN-SHIPPING LABEL MUST BE ENCLOSED WITH THE WORK. No work will be exhibited that does not include a prepaid shipping label. If an artwork is purchased, the return shipping label will not be used and therefore the noted account will not be billed.

Crates or extra-large boxes must arrive on a straight truck (24’ trucks are the max capacity for the Wayne Art Center property). No tractor trailers are permitted on the property. Artist or Gallery delivery instructions must state that the shipment must be delivered into the building premises (no exterior deliveries can be accepted). Crates or extra-large boxes cannot exceed 100 lbs. and must be moveable with a hand-dolly. No forklifts or loading docks are available to receive or to return ship crates and extra-large boxes. All delivery boxes and crates CANNOT exceed 55” x 75.”


INSTALLATION

There will be a $25 fee for handling of work, which must be paid upon confirmation of participation in the show.

If the artwork installation is overly complex the artist should contact Patti Hallowell to discuss. The artist may be required to assume financial responsibility for additional assistance to install pieces with numerous parts or works that involve carpentry, alterations to gallery walls, site-specific pedestals, armatures, lighting, electrical, etc. Artists are responsible to install their complex artworks. Unusual installation requests must be made in advance and approved by Wayne Art Center.

OPENING RECEPTION WEEKEND

Friday, December 6, 2019, 6 – 9:00 pm

Craft Forms 2019 Preview Party

Saturday, December 7       1 – 3:00 pm

Craft Forms 2019 Juror’s Lecture and Meet the Artists

EXHIBITION DATES

December 7, 2019 – February 1, 2020, Free and Open to the Public.

Monday–Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed on Sundays and Holidays

HAND PICK UP OF UNSOLD WORK

February 3 – February 8, 2020

Monday–Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed on Sundays

RETURN PACKING AND SHIPMENT OF WORK FROM WAYNE ART CENTER

Work will be repacked and ready for shipping around February 10–14, 2020.

All works must be delivered to Wayne Art Center with a return shipping label.

COMMUNICATIONS

The artist contact email provided on the online application must remain active during the submission and exhibition process. The artist is responsible for checking email (and SPAM) for acceptance and/or decline and other information regarding the Craft Forms 2019 exhibition.

SALES POLICY

All work submitted to Craft Forms 2019 must be available for sale and, once accepted into the show, remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibition. NFS or POR submissions will not be accepted. There is no threshold for the level of artwork pricing; however, Wayne Art Center recommends that works not exceed $10,000.

The sale price submitted on the entry form must remain throughout the duration of the show. Wayne Art Center will retain 40% commission of the sale price, or on any sale that results from mediation by the Wayne Art Center staff.

WAYNE ART CENTER CONTACT

Patti Hallowell, Exhibition Coordinator.

Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Avenue

Wayne, PA 19087

610.688.3553

craftforms.org

If you have any questions about the exhibition, please contact Patti Hallowell atpatti@wayneart.org. If you have technical questions about the online system, please contact theCall for Entry support team at Cafe@westaf.org.

Jamie Earnest