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Schwa Show 2022
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Contact Email: sarah@emergegallery.com
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Entry Deadline: 8/20/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Emerge Gallery and Art Center): $20.00
Media Fee(Additional Entry): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina

INTRODUCTION
The Schwa Show is a national juried competition recognizing excellence in fine arts and crafts.

JUROR SHEILA FERRI
Sheila Ferri was born in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Tyler School of Art with a BFA in Sculpture and went on to receive a MFA in Sculpture and an MAT, both at the Rhode Island School of Design. As a sculptor, Ferri has worked in a variety of materials and mediums from clay modeling, bronze casting, wood and stone carving to glass. For many years now, her work has been predominately in wire. Her sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country and internationally.

Ferri recently retired after 38 years as an art teacher at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, NY. She lives in Middletown, NY with her husband. Ferri is the mother of three adult sons. 

ELIGIBILITY
This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 and up. All work must have been completed in the past 3 years and never previously exhibited at Emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be available for entire exhibition. Video entries are accepted, but special equipment must be provided. Work must be ready to hang or will not be eligible.

ENTRIES & FEES
Each artist may submit up to 5 entries. The entry fee is $20 for three entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of 5 entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist at time of delivery, if accepted. 

Apply by 11:59pm MST on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

Notifications will be emailed on August 31, 2022. 

Accepted work must be received by Wednesday, September 28 between 10:00am - 8:00pm.

Accepted work must be picked up on either Friday, October 28 between 10:00am – 8:00pm or Saturday, October 29 between 10:00am - 4:00pm or must have a prepaid mailing label for return shipping. Prepaid labels are required. Work left after the pick-up date will become property of Emerge Gallery unless other arrangements are made.

EXHIBITION DATES
October 7-27, 2022.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, October 7, from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

AWARDS
There will be three cash awards:
1st Place - $500, 2nd Place - $250, 3rd Place - $100

QUESTIONS
E-mail sarah@emergegallery.com or call (252) 551-6947
Current Hours of Operation: Sunday: Closed, Monday: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm, and Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm. 

COMMISSION
It is assumed that all work is for sale unless noted with an insurance value. Emerge will retain a 30% commission. If work is not for sale, an insurance value must be given and NFS stated, or work will not be insured. Payment will be mailed within 45 days of the end of the exhibition.

INSURANCE & LIABILITY
Emerge Gallery will provide insurance for accepted work during the exhibition dates only. Work will not be insured after Saturday, October 29, 2022. Work will be insured only for the artist’s portion of the sales price, 70 percent of the sales price, maximum of $5,000. Insurance value must be a realistic value and may be questioned. Proof of similar sales will be requested, if necessary.

Consent to reproduce for publicity, catalog, or entry constitutes agreement to all conditions.

ABOUT EMERGE GALLERY & ART CENTER
A non-profit arts organization, Home of the Pitt County Arts Council, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Pitt County by promoting artists and arts organizations, educating through the arts, and making the arts accessible to the entire community. Emerge Gallery & Art Center also offers a variety of workshops and classes for youth and adults in pottery, metal design/jewelry, painting, drawing, and much more. The facility has two galleries with rotating exhibitions and a sales gallery featuring local art. The Youth Public Arts Project & Art is Good Medicine are two outreach programs benefitting youth and those affected by cancer.

Each artist may submit up to 5 entries. The entry fee is $20 for three entries and $5 for each additional entry with a limit of 5 entries. All work must be labeled with title and artist at time of delivery, if accepted. Apply by 11:59pm MST on Saturday, August 20, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY
This exhibition is open to artists in any media and subject matter. Artists must be age 18 and up. All work must have been completed in the past 3 years and never previously exhibited at Emerge. All pieces must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be available for entire exhibition. Video entries are accepted, but special equipment must be provided. Work must be ready to hang or will not be eligible.