Call For Art > CFA: Masquerade @ ARC Gallery - Deadline AUG 24
CFA: Masquerade @ ARC Gallery - Deadline AUG 24
juror: Jack Fischer
ARC Gallery San Francisco -- Jul 14, 2012 --

 

PROSPECTUS

Evoke the sinister, the festive, the macabre, the jubilant, the mischievous, with “Masquerade.”
Help us create a virtual masquerade ball at Arc Gallery.
Interpretations include: disguise, facade, pretense, false outward show, Mardi Gras, Venice Carnevale, Halloween, a masked party or dance.
Artists are encouraged to push the envelope with this theme.

 

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED

Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book.

This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

 

VENUE

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

 

JUROR: Jack Fischer
Jack Fischer is the owner of Jack Fischer Gallery at 49 Geary in San Francisco.
His gallery exhibits work from a diverse group of artists that fall under the rubrics of “outsider, folk, contemporary, naive, visionary, self-taught, and intuitive.”
Visit:  http://www.jackfischergallery.com

JUROR’S AWARD

A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the “Masquerade” theme.

 

EXHIBITION DATES

October 25, 2012 – November 18, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, October 25th 7-10PM

ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION

Saturday, November 18th 12 NOON -2PM

 

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY

There are two opportunities to get into this show.

The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery.

The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only.

This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

 

CATALOG

All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION    

Works must be submitted online before midnight (in your time zone) on August 24, 2012, to be considered by juror. 

Please go to Arc Call for Submissions at http://www.arc-sf.com/submissions.html.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Artists residing in the United States.

 

ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE

2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame

3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16” x 16” or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.

 

ARTWORK PRESENTATION

Artworks must arrive “ready to hang” and be presented professionally.

Framed artwork must use black wood or natural wood frame.

No color mats. No glass, plexi only.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Provide a statement about how your work relates to the title of the show.

 

IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS

Submit JPG images sized approximately 4 inches wide x 6 inches long at 300 dpi resolution.

In order to upload successfully, your image must be at least 1200 pixels wide.

The maximum uploadable file size is 8 megabytes.

High-resolution images are requested for printed publicity of accepted works.

Works displayed on-line will be reduced to web-standard low resolution by Arc.

All images must be submitted in RGB color mode.

You will NOT be able to upload images in CMYK.

Your JPG file name must be Artist's Last Name, under-score, and Title.

Example: Smith_ScratchMarks2.JPG

 

NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE

Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images.

A maximum of two entries per person is allowed.

Credit card payment through PayPal only.

You do not need a PayPal account to pay through PayPal.

 

SELECTION OF WORK

The juror will select works that will be on display at the Arc Gallery on 1246 Folsom Street.

These works will also be on display in the Arc on-line gallery.

Additionally, the juror will select works that will be shown in the Arc on-line gallery only.

This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.

 

NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS

Artists will be notified by September 14th, 2012.

All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email.

You may receive multiple notifications for acceptance into the Arc Gallery and On-Line Gallery.

You will receive notification if no artwork has been selected.

If you do not receive notice by September 14th, please check your email spam folder and contact us if you do not hear from Arc.

 

HAND-DELIVERY OF ARTWORK

Monday, October 22nd 5-8PM & Tuesday, October 23rd 12-2PM, 2012

IF YOUR ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED FOR THE ONLINE GALLERY ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DELIVER YOUR ARTWORK.

 

SHIPPING OF ARTWORK

All shipped artwork must be received by October 21st, 2012.

Shipped works will be shipped back by November 23rd, 2012. 

Work must be sent in reusable packaging with no Styrofoam packing peanuts.

Arc Gallery is not responsible for damage caused in transit.

Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping and arranging prepaid shipping labels with either UPS or FedEx.

It is mandatory to include prepaid shipping labels with your artwork or your work will not be exhibited.

IF YOUR ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED FOR THE ONLINE GALLERY ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SHIP YOUR ARTWORK.

 

INSURANCE & LIABILITY

Artwork is insured only while on the premises of Arc Studios & Gallery from October 21 to November 18, 2012, and according to the terms of our fine arts insurance policy.

The coverage is limited to the fair market value of the artwork or $2,000, whichever is less.

 

PICK-UP OF ARTWORK

Saturday, November 18th 2-3PM. Artwork left behind may be subject to late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded by Arc Gallery.

 

SALES OF ART

60% of the sale will go to the artists, 40% of the sale will go to Arc.

Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.

Arc will mail a check to the artist for any sold artwork within six weeks after the close of the show.

 

ABOUT ARC

Arc Studios & Gallery is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and a Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk.

Our website is http://www.arc-sf.com.

Arc strives to support the making of quality art in all media, provide a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, encourage and provide resources for the professional development of visual artists, build a community of artists to stimulate authentic dialog and encourage exploration of art, heighten awareness and understanding of the visual arts, and promote public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. 

Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists.

Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.

 

QUESTIONS?

arcstudiossf@gmail.com

http://www.arc-sf.com/submissions.html