Call Detail
Farm Island Anthology
https://tubacarts.org/

Entry Deadline: 1/19/23
Days remaining to deadline: 43

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media fee): $4.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Arizona

Tubac Center of the Arts in collaboration with The Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art (David City, NE) presents a juried exhibition of artwork for an exhibition titled, “Farm Island Anthology.”  

The Farm Island Anthology Poetry

Penny Niemi’s “Farm Island Anthology,” set against the backdrop of rural America, challenges a new generation to perpetuate the legacy of rugged, aging farmers who have passionately loved and worked and valued the land. It depicts an agrarian lifestyle that embodies simplicity and complexity in the same moment.

Its descriptions introduce scattered farm islands and their “farm islanders,” whose ancestors cut the virgin timber stands and tilled and planted virgin soil. The piece moves to the Island Man and Woman, main characters and equal partners in this rural life play. The island dog is another indispensable farm worker, lying in wait for any trespassers to his island kingdom. And inside the barn, pulsing, non-stop island action reverberates every hour, every day, every island year.

Inspired by years of all-season drives across southern Minnesota to visit family,  “Farm Island Anthology” spotlights a fast-disappearing bedrock of American history and culture. It celebrates the individual spirit of those melting-pot builders of small farms and American agriculture. It is a call to action for youthful men and women all across the country to envision and implement innovative farming methods that will feed our future.

Applications:

The artworks submitted for consideration will utilize the Farm Island Anthology Poetry by Penny Neimi as the descriptive centerpiece for inspiration. Painters, photographers, sculptors, quilters, mixed media artists, textile weavers, potters, etc. can all pull inspiration from this anthology to create exciting new work for this exhibit. Words, phrases, and whole poems can be used as inspiration. The applications must state which poem, phrase or words were used for the art inspiration.

The poems can be downloaded as a pdf from the TCA website at: https://tubacarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Farm-Island-AnthologyPoems-CAFE.pdf 

And/or at the Bone Creek Museum website at: https://bonecreek.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/farm-island-anthology/

Artists may select to submit to either Tubac Center of the Arts, Bone Creek Museum, or both venues. If submitting to both venues, each artwork must be specific to a venue.  Work must have been completed within the last 24 months.  Work that has been previously displayed at TCA is not eligible.  All work must be the original creation of the artist.

Exhibit applications on CaFE™ are limited to the first 149 artist applicants. 

Contact:

Tubac Center of the Arts: 
Karon Leigh, Artistic Director
ArtisticDirector@tubacarts.org
520.398.2371

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art
Amanda Mobley Guenther, Curator
AMobley@BoneCreek.org
402.367.4488
 

Exhibit Dates:

Bone Creek Museum:
March 17 - July 10, 2023

Tubac Center of the Arts:
April 7 - May 29, 2023

Jurors:

Each venue will select a juror for their venue. The separate jurors will select work based on quality, relevance, gallery space availability, and overall exhibition cohesiveness.

Bone Creek Museum Juror: Molly Hobson Vaida is the owner/curator of the new Landlock Gallery in Omaha. Read more about her here: https://www.landlock.gallery/our-story 

Tubac Center of the Arts Juror: TBD

 

Timeline:

 

Bone Creek Museum 

April, 2022: Applications open online at CallForEntry.org

January 19, 2023: Application deadline.

January 23 – February 3, 2023: Online jury process.

Week of Feb. 6, 2023: Notifications to artists

March 1, 2023: Art delivery to BCAM

Friday, March 17, 2023: Opening Day

TBD: Reception and awards banquet

Monday, July 10, 2023: Artwork pickup

 

Tubac Center of the Arts

April, 2022: Applications open online at CallForEntry.org

January 19, 2023: Application deadline.

January 23 – February 3, 2023: Online jury process.

Week of February 6, 2023: Notifications to artists

Monday. April 4, 2023: Art delivery to TCA

Friday, April 7, 2023: Opening reception: 5-7pm *

Monday, May 30, 2023: Artwork pickup

Please contact TCA at 520-398-2371 or email artisticdirector@tubacarts.org for special arrangements if you cannot meet the specified hand delivery or pickup dates.

Art not picked up after 60 days will become the property of Tubac Center of the Arts and may be auctioned/sold with proceeds benefiting TCA.

Images: Artists agree to release the use of images of accepted works to TCA only as a permanent record of the exhibition and only for promotional use relating to the exhibition and the Art Center.

Artwork:

Giclee reproductions are not permitted. Entry must be original; entirely the work of the artist, executed within the last 24 months, and cannot have been previously shown at TCA.

No art may be removed from the exhibit prior to the close of the exhibition including sold art.

Delivery/Shipping:

Artists are responsible for shipping to and from each venue. Unsold work will be shipped back to the artist after the closing of the exhibitions.  Artists must provide a PREPAID shipping label for the return of their artwork. No Styrofoam packing peanuts. See legal agreement below for additional return policy.

Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art: 575 E St, David City, NE 68632

Tubac Center of the Arts: 9 Plaza Road, PO Box 1911, Tubac, AZ 85646

Fees:

Artists may enter up to three (3) 2d or 3d artworks in any media.  The nonrefundable entry fee for the first entry is $35, and $4 for each additional entry. Payments are made at the end of the CaFE™ entry process either via credit card online prior to the deadline.

TCA Member artists may receive a $5 discount for entries to the TCA venue with the member code, FARM23.

Awards:

The jurors for each venue will select and present the awards in person during the opening reception. 

 

Bone Creek Museum Awards:

Best of Show: $600

Award of Excellence: $400

Award of Merit: $300

Juror’s Award: $200

Honorable Mention: $100

Honorable Mention: $100

 

Tubac Center of the Arts Awards:

Best of Show: $600

Award of Excellence: $400

Award of Merit: $300

Juror’s Award: $200

Honorable Mention: $100

Honorable Mention: $100

Presentation:

All artwork must arrive in a condition ready to professionally display or hang.  If framed, work must be suitably matted, (white, black or neutral colors preferred), simply framed and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers.  TCA reserves the right to disqualify any selected entry upon arrival that does not meet the above requirements or is deemed unsuitable for display.

Sales:

All work must be for sale. TCA will retain a 40% commission. Price work accordingly.

Legal Agreement:

By applying to this exhibit, the artist agrees to release the use of any image of themselves and their art in relation to the exhibit applying for, as a permanent record of the exhibition and for promotional use relating to the exhibition and the art center. The applicant agrees to all terms listed in the application/prospectus. If entering a Members ONLY exhibit or using the Member Discount, the applicant agrees that he/she is a current member of Tubac Center of the Arts at the time of application and agrees to keep membership in good standing at the time of the exhibition.

Artists are responsible for the return of their artwork that does not sell during the exhibit and assumes all costs and risks for the return shipping of the art. Tubac Center of the Arts will not store artwork from exhibits.

Arrangements for the return of artwork must be made within 30 days of exhibit closing. Artwork left at TCA for more than 60 days after exhibit closing becomes the sole property of the art center and may be sold, donated, or disposed of at the discretion of Tubac Center of the Arts without compensation to the artist. 

Tubac Center of the Arts is the core of Tubac's artistic heritage and identity.  We pursue excellence in serving as a venue for artistic expression, appreciation, and learning for those who create and enjoy art in southern Arizona.

Artwork submitted must be the original work of the artists created within the last 24 months. No reproduction or giclee prints are allowed. Artwork must relate to the theme as described above. All media other than audio or video are accepted.

Artists must be 18 years old or older living in the United States.