Call For Art > California Realism: ArtZone 461 Statewide Juried Competition Deadline FEB 19
California Realism: ArtZone 461 Statewide Juried Competition Deadline FEB 19
ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco -- Feb 10, 2012 --

CALIFORNIA REALISTS

STATEWIDE JURIED EXHIBITIONS 

 

 

The Gallery announces its search by juried competition for “Introductions 2012” Artists.  The subject is REALISM.  Five winners will be selected to participate in a group show at ArtZone from March 10 to April 8, 2012.  Following the group show, and an extended entry deadline, ArtZone 461 Gallery will offer one winner a solo show from April 14 - May 20. The exhibition space has 14’ ceilings, 525 square feet and slightly over 60 linear feet of white walls.'

 

ArtZone 461 Gallery, founded in June 2008, has become one of San Francisco’s premier fine art galleries promoting Bay Area talent.  It placed 4th in the 2011 “Best of the Bay” Contest, chosen by online popular vote.  Considered an Anchor location for Valencia Street merchants from 16th to Market Streets, it has a prominent presence on (arguably the City's most happening) Valencia St. 

The Gallery has had over 28,000 visitors since opening; its artists and exhibitions have received national press coverage as well as mention in worldwide blogs.

 

EXHIBITIONS DATES

  1. Group Exhibition:    March 10 - April 8, 2012

  2. Solo Exhibition:      April 14 - May 20, 2012

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Subject: REALISM 

  2. Open to all artists 18 years or older residing in California and that have been CA residents for a minimum of 2 years. 

  3. Artworks created between 2008 and 2012 are eligible.

  4. Artists must submit an artists' statement and a current CV.  

  5. Media: Traditional or modern, only unique original artworks.  Purely digital or photographic images, photomechanical reproductions of original works, abstract, multiples or sculpture will not be considered at this time.

  6. Size of work cannot exceed 40" in any dimension.

  7. All artworks submitted should be available for sale:  The split will be 60% to the Artist, 40% to the Gallery.

  8. Artists applying to the Solo Exhibition Award should not have gallery representation within a 50-mile radius from ArtZone 461 Gallery.

 

FIRST PRIZE: 

  1. A group show for five artists from March 10 to April 8, 2012 at ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco.

  2. Winning artists will be promoted online as ArtZone's Guest Artists.

  3. A public reception for the artists on Saturday March 10, from 5 - 8 pm. 

  4. An ongoing presence at www.artzone461.com as part of the gallery's permanent online archives.

  5. Also, five honorable mentions for accomplished artworks will be selected for the online installation exhibition.  A popular vote award will be given to the entry with the highest number of Facebook likes.

  6. Exhibition promotion to over 400 press and event listing venues and over six thousand direct email invitations to gallery clients, friends and visitors.

 

GRAND PRIZE: 

  1. A solo exhibition from April 14 to May 20, 2012 at ArtZone 461 Gallery, San Francisco.

  2. Online promotion as ArtZone's Grand Prize Winner Guest Artist.

  3. An opening reception on Saturday April 14, from 5 - 8 pm. 

  4. An ongoing presence at www.artzone461.com as part of the gallery's permanent online exhibition archives.

  5. Targeted promotion to over 400 press and event listing venues and over six thousand direct email invitations to gallery clients, friends and visitors.

  6. Prize winning submissions may be reviewed for future consideration to participate in a solo or group shows in the Gallery.

 

ENTRY DEADLINES:

  1. February 19, 2012: Group Show Application deadline 

  2. March 18, 2012: Solo Show Application deadline

 

ENTRY FEES: (non-refundable)

  1. $45 for 8 images: For consideration in the group exhibition only

  2. $65 for 12 images: For consideration in both group and solo shows or solo show only. Artists submitting a cohesive series or body of work will have greater chances toward the solo exhibition award.

 

JURORS:

ALAN BAMBERGER, 

Art consultant, advisor, author, appraiser and founder of artbusiness.com

DEWITT CHENG, 

Artist, collector, freelance art writer, educator, and curator. 

MICHAEL CRIPPS, 

Art Director, art ltd. magazine. artltdmag.com

STEVEN LOPEZ, 

Partner & Director ArtZone 461 Gallery, collector and curator.

 
READ FULL PROSPECTUS: 
http://www.artzone461.com/competitions/2012-ca-realists.html
for competiton rules, exhibit calendar, contact email for questions, link to send submissions (via entry thingy)