Saturday, February 12, 2011

NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS - BOOK ARTS

CALL FOR ARTISTS:  Book Arts
Front Porch Gallery, a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad, CA is pleased to invite artists 18 and over and living in the U.S. to submit artworks produced post 2008 to be considered for an upcoming exhibition “Art of the Book ”. We are looking for artwork created in the form of artist’s books (using traditional bookmaking methods OR contemporary, unconventional structures) or made by altering existing books. Open to any method or media, on any subject (suitable for a general audience). There is no fee for submission.  The exhibition is to be organized by Steven Nossan, Gallery Director and Julie Weaverling, Assistant Director.  Please visit www.FrontPorchGallery.org to learn more about us.
This exhibition will feature invited artists whose work will represent a broad range of book arts, providing insight into contemporary practices.  Approximately thirty works will be chosen for display in the gallery.  Works may be but do not have to be for sale (the gallery retains a 30% commission on all sales).

We encourage artists to submit more than one work to be reviewed. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 works (3 images max per work) via CD by mail or .jpeg via email for review. .Jpeg’s should be 300dpi at 5x7 or minimum 1MB file size.  All images must be properly labeled and accompanied by an image list with name, title, year created, dimensions, medium/materials, and credited properly (authors, collector, etc.), and retail price if for sale. 
If accepted, artists will be responsible for shipping to/from the gallery.

Calendar of Important Dates:

Deadline for receipt of entry forms and images: Wednesday March 30, 2011
NOTE: Images received by Wednesday March 16, 2011 will be considered for the printed and e-vite announcement of the exhibition
Notification of accepted entries: Wednesday April 13, 2011
Accepted art due at Front Porch Gallery: May 11, 2011
Exhibition Opening: Saturday May 21, 2011
Exhibition closes: Sunday July 3, 2011
Unsold works returned: by Wednesday July 13, 2011

Checklist for submissions:
___ Completed Entry Form (attached), photocopies are acceptable
___ Self-addressed, stamped envelope with adequate postage (ONLY if you wish your materials returned )
___ CD’s or .jpeg’s, or printouts of work labeled with name, titles, date, medium, dimensions, materials.
DO NOT send the original works for consideration

Please send entries to:  
CD’s by mail to: Front Porch Gallery, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
.jpeg’s by email to: jweaverling@frontporch.net


“ART OF THE BOOK” EXHIBIT
ENTRY FORM & GUIDELINES
1. Entry form must be accompanied by clearly labeled images of work submitted.
2. Artist may include along with this form, a current brief biography,
3. Artist may include a statement of less than 200 words concerning the work submitted
4. Include a SASE if you wish your materials to be returned to you.
5. There is a limit of 5 works (3 images max per work) to be submitted for consideration. CD’s and .jpeg’s are accepted. .Jpeg’s should be 300dpi at 5x7 or minimum file size 1MB.
6. Front Porch Gallery retains a commission of 30% of each work sold.  Artists will be paid within 30 days of sale of an artwork.

Do not send the original works under consideration.
If accepted...
1. The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping works to Front Porch Gallery.
2. Artists must provide prepaid return shipping in the event the work is not sold.
3. No works will be released before the close of the exhibition.
Deadline for submissions is March 30, 2011. Notification of accepted entries will be on April 13, 2010 via email whenever possible.  Accepted works must be delivered to Front Porch Gallery by May 11, 2011.

Name: ______________________________ email: ________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________ State: ________ Zip: __________________
Country: __________________ Phone: _____________________



Please fill out all information pertaining to each work using the format below.

ENTRY ONE
Title of Work: ________________________________________________________________
Artist(s): ____________________________________________________________________
Author(s)____________________________________________________________________
Dimensions (in inches): _________H x _________ W x _________D # of pages: __________
This is copy No. __________ from an edition of No. _________Year of completion: ________
Medium/Materials:_____________________________________________________________
Insurance Value: $___________________. For Sale? ___ Retail Price $ ________________
Would this work be available to travel with the exhibition should the opportunity arise?
Yes ____ No ____


ENTRY TWO
Title of Work: ________________________________________________________________
Artist(s): ____________________________________________________________________
Author(s)____________________________________________________________________
Dimensions (in inches): _________H x _________ W x ___________ D # of pages: ________
This is copy No. ________ from an edition of No. __________Year of completion: __________
Medium/Materials:_____________________________________________________________
Insurance Value: $___________________. For Sale? ___ Retail Price $ ________________
Would this work be available to travel with the exhibition should the opportunity arise?
Yes ____ No ____



ENTRY THREE
Title of Work: ________________________________________________________________
Artist(s): ____________________________________________________________________
Author(s)____________________________________________________________________
Dimensions (in inches): _________H x _________ W x _________ D # of pages: __________
This is copy No. _________ from an edition of No. _________ Year of completion: ________
Medium/Materials:____________________________________________________________
Insurance Value: $___________________. For Sale? ___ Retail Price $ ________________
Would this work be available to travel with the exhibition should the opportunity arise?
Yes ____ No ____


ENTRY FOUR
Title of Work: ________________________________________________________________
Artist(s): ____________________________________________________________________
Author(s)_____________________________________________________________________
Dimensions (in inches): _________H x ___________ W x __________D # of pages: ________
This is copy No. ________ from an edition of No. __________ Year of completion: _________ Medium/Materials:____________________________________________________________
Insurance Value: $___________________. For Sale? ___ Retail Price $ ________________
Would this work be available to travel with the exhibition should the opportunity arise?
Yes ____ No ____


ENTRY FIVE
Title of Work: ________________________________________________________________
Artist(s): ____________________________________________________________________
Author(s)_____________________________________________________________________
Dimensions (in inches): _________H x ___________ W x __________ D # of pages: ________
This is copy No. ________from an edition of No. ____________Year of completion: __________
Medium/Materials:______________________________________________________________
Insurance Value: $___________________. For Sale? ___ Retail Price $ ________________
Would this work be available to travel with the exhibition should the opportunity arise?
Yes ____ No ____


I have read these guidelines and agree to abide by them:

Artist Signature______________________________Date__________________

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