June Exhibit Theme: It’s Raining Art
Exhibition Dates: June 1 – June 22, 2012
PRIZES: Overall Best of Show, Cash Prize in the amount of $500; People’s Choice, Cash Prize in the amount of $250; Berne’s Pick, Cash Prize in the amount of $250
The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is seeking submissions of 2- and 3-dimensional art work for its annual juried exhibit, with an opening reception held Friday, June 1, 2012 during downtown Fort Myers’ Art Walk events. For the June 2012 exhibit, the artistic theme is It’s Raining Art. Artwork should include rain, umbrellas, and/or related themes. While there are no specific guidelines for dimensions or sizes of the pieces that will be accepted for exhibit, the curator encourages innovative and unique installations – art work of immense proportions can be hung from either its massive walls or from its 20-foot ceiling, or displayed on its magnificent granite floors. If your piece is in progress and you do not have images of the completed artwork, please submit a detailed description of your entry and images of examples of your work.
PREPARING YOUR ENTRY Online Entries Only: When preparing your entry, send one image per piece of artwork with up to three entries per person. All entries must be digital files uploaded via our Official Entry Form onwww.sbdac.com. Image files cannot exceed 500KB or 800 pixels. The file format must be JPEG.
ENTRY DEADLINE Digital images of submissions must be received via e-mail no later than Monday, April 30, 2012.
ENTRY FEE AND PAYMENT $40.00 for up to two (2) pieces of art work. You may enter online using a credit card. Credit cards will be charged within 30 days of contest deadline. Your credit card charge will be notification for receipt of your entry.
Each piece of artwork must include the following information: Title of Work, Artist Name, Medium, Dimensions, Weight, Sales Price, and Artist Statement (250 words or less).
ACCEPTANCE Art work in this exhibition will be judged according to presentation, artistic merit, creativity and excellence. Entries will be pre-judged and then finalists will be chosen by our panel. All work may be accepted or rejected for display at the discretion of Florida Arts, Inc.
NOTIFICATION Artists whose pieces are selected for the exhibit will be notified via e-mail on Monday, May 7, 2012. The results will not otherwise be made public until they are published on the SBDAC website.
JUDGING On June 1st, a special panel of jurors will select the winner of the Best In Show. All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged. The decision of the jurors is final. The winning piece will be announced at the Opening Reception. The Best in Show and Berne’s Pick winners will be named on the website by Monday, June 4th. The People’s Choice winner will be announced on June 15, 2012, during Music Walk.
DELIVERY OF ART WORK AND DELIVERY DEADLINE All accepted pieces must be delivered ready to hang, including any special hanging or displaying devices that need to be used. Attach a copy of the completed entry form to each piece. Please note that you must include return shipping and reusable packaging.
Art work must arrive on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center 2301 First Street Fort Myers, FL 33902
LIABILITY By submitting an entry to this exhibition, participants agree that Florida Arts, Inc./Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, will insure all art work for the full sales price while the pieces are in its physical possession. The artist is responsible for all shipping costs and insurance costs during shipping to and from the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. We will have no liability for the protection of submitted work during shipping. We are not responsible for lost mail.
ACCEPTANCE/USE All art work may be accepted or rejected for display at the discretion of Florida Arts, Inc./Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Florida Arts. Inc., assumes the right to photograph any accepted work for promotional purposes only, unless requested otherwise. All work must remain for the duration of the show.
SALE OF ART WORK All art work must be available for purchase. Commission of purchases from the exhibition are as follows: 60% to artist and 40% commission to Florida Arts, Inc. Florida Arts, Inc., will process all sales.
Please upload a Word document or .pdf file which includes a digital image for each piece submitted and an artist statement (250 words or less) for each piece. Files that cannot be opened or are incomplete will not be considered.
IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for Online Submission at www.sbdac.com April 30, 2012 Jury Notifications of Acceptance May 7, 2012 Delivery of art work May 29, 2012 Exhibition opens June 1, 2012 Opening Reception and Announcement of Best of Show Winner & Berne’s Pick 6:00 p.m.-10:00pm Exhibition closes June 22, 2012