Call Detail
INNOVATIONS 2024 - 33rd Annual International Open Juried Exhibition
https://iseaartexhibit.org

Entry Deadline: 4/30/24
Days remaining to deadline: 17

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $55.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Unspecified
Event Dates: 3/27/24 - 4/30/24
Jury Dates: 5/5/24 - 5/10/24

ISEA

The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA), a global organization with approximately 500 members, was founded in 1991 to offer artists a society that celebrates the creation of art through innovation and experimentation. 

ISEA's Mission is to enthusiastically embrace creative thinking, imagination and experimentation.  ISEA's mission is to promote public interest in experimental art, and encourage and support artists' creative journeys through exhibition education and communication. www.iseaartexhibit.org

Central Park Place, Arts, Events, Community

Central Park Place serves as a hub where families, neighbors, artists, business owners, visitors, and everyone in-between can feel welcomed and included, where difference is valued and togetherness is celebrated. Across from Central Park in downtown Grand Haven, Central Park Place offers a variety of inspired spaces for private and community events, including a theatre, art gallery, outdoor patio, fountain courtyard, catering kitchen, and other gathering spaces for groups from four to 450.

We’re blocks from Grand Haven’s downtown shops and restaurants and linked by trolley to the waterfront district and beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. Whether you’re looking for a versatile performance or concert venue, a place to meet clients or colleagues, a creative space for a wedding or other celebration, or simply somewhere to join your neighbors for a cup of coffee, Central Park Place is the place for you.

Use this link for more information about the Central Park Place, Arts, Events, Community

Our Partners and Sponsors

The INNOVATIONS 2024 exhibition is made possible through vital and highly valued partnerships with the following organizations, to whom ISEA is very thankful:  

Central Park Place, Arts, Events Community.

ISEA would also like to thank the following generous donors and sponsors for their contributions towards the INNOVATIONS 2024 exhibition and the Art Innovation Grand Haven 2024, symposium.  

Gold Donors:

Silver Brush Limited

ISAP Legacy Award

Renate Trapkowski – Annual Legacy Award

Blick Art Materials

Silver Donors:

Jon's Medicine Shoppe  

M Graham Company

Sweet Temptations

Baltimore Watercolor Society

Philadelphia Watercolor Society

Bronze Donors:

AirFloat Systems

Frames Unlimited

Golden Artist Color, Inc.

Holbein Artist Materials

Please support our generous sponsors!

 

Here are the key dates:                              

Intake:  April 1 through April 30,2024     

Jurying:  May 5 through May 10, 2024   

"Invitations to Participate"sent: May 16, 2024

"Accept Invitation" and pay Handling fee: May 25 in your Profile on the Café website     

Work shipped to venue to be received by:  August 26 through 30th, 2024

Digital artworks created in real-time by computerized or electronic components must arrive at the gallery between September 4 and 5, 2024.                   

Hand deliveries accepted at venue:  September 4th, 10am to noon.                   

Exhibition awards determined: Sept 6th, 2024  

Public receptions and Awards presented: September 18, 2024                                             

Exhibition duration: September 7 through October 31, 2024

Hand delivery pick up:  November 1, 2024, 10am to 4pm              

Acceptable Artworks, Media and Sizes

ISEA invites all artists and collaborative groups of artists, 18 years of age and older. ONE solo and ONE collaborative piece with a distinct group of artists created in the past three years may be entered in this call.

  • Original experimental artworks, created in the last 3 years, that have not been accepted into any previous ISEA exhibitions may be submitted.
  • All media, except audio, are acceptable.
  • Original printmaking, photography, film and digital works may be submitted.
  • Commercial reproductions of original works are not acceptable.
  • Works completed in a workshop are not eligible for entry in any ISEA exhibition.
  • Submitted images must be as representative of the actual artwork as possible.
  • The purchase price of your work must be in US dollars (USD). The price included in the submission may not be altered after the submission is completed.

Art Sales and Handling Fees:  There will also be a $25.00 handling fee for all accepted pieces. The Central Park Place, Arts, Events Community commission is 15% of the artwork.  

For safety reasons, submitted artwork must not include the following:

  • No sharp elements protruding from the artwork or framing, including but not limited to glass, sheet metal edges, frayed wire ends.
  • No perishable organic or inorganic media with the potential to cause disease or foul smells, or to leak or dislodge from the artwork.

Application Requirements

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ISEA EXHIBITIONS

Within the submission process, a written statement about the experimental aspects of the work is required. These statements are used to further ISEA aims of educating the public about the nature of experimental art, and enhancing how experimental artists are valued in their communities  (in 1000 characters or less).

ISEA asks our jurors to review this information. It is to be used as reference, not the guiding principle for selection of entries or awards.  The statement is posted along with all accepted images on our social media and our exhibition site.

FILE SIZING OF IMAGES OF ARTWORK (both 2D & 3D):

  • The file size for the image must be no larger than 5 MB.
  • For best presentation, photographs of artwork at 300DPI as a high-quality JPG image is recommended.
  • It must be at least 1200 pixels or larger on the longest side. A primarily 2D work with significant relief elements may be submitted as a 3D work.  Submit two images, view A and view B: Two views of the artwork from different angles.
  • Size includes, specifying height x width x depth.
  • The image only, DO NOT INCLUDE MATT OR FRAME.
     

PRICING YOUR ARTWORK

Prices are either in US dollars (USD) or “NFS” (not for sale). If not-for-sale artwork is submitted, enter 0.00 in the price when uploading the artwork to your CaFÉ profile.

2D Artworks

All media, except audio, accepted. ONE piece of art per artist may be submitted.  Finished/framed maximum size is 36" wide x 40" high; weight limit is 35 lbs.                               

  • Diptych and other multiple-work 2D submissions must be submitted as a single image.  Submit one image only. Note: If more than one image is submitted, only the first image will be considered.
  • The file size for the image must be no larger than 5 MB.  For best presentation, photographs of artwork at 300DPI as a high quality JPG image is recommended.  It must be at least 1200 pixels or larger on the longest side.
  • A primarily 2D work with significant relief elements may be submitted as a 3D work.

3D and Installation Artwork

All media, except audio, accepted. One piece of art per artist may be entered.  For 3D artwork submit two images.  Note:  Two views of the artwork from different angles must be submitted, or one image and one video that show multiple views of the artwork.                                                                   

  • Maximum crated weight (for shipped works) is 75 lbs. Maximum weight of the artwork itself is 50 lbs.
  • Crates/boxes for 3D entries must be no larger than 62” inches in any one direction and must fit through a standard door- frame.
  • For plinth-installed artworks, the maximum width and depth are 16” and the maximum height is 24”.
  • For floor-installed artworks, the maximum width and depth are 24” and the maximum height is 60” weight not to exceed 75 lbs.

Digital Artworks                                         

  • All digital art should be supplied ready to execute, including all hardware, software, and screen.
  • Any hardware requirements for the artwork must be provided by the artist(s) for installation (e.g. computers required to execute code, audio headsets, cables, interfaces, printers...)
  • Hardware components that will come into direct contact with viewers (i.e. virtual reality headsets) may not be suitable, depending on health and safety guidelines at the time of the exhibition. For example, the venue may be able to consider earphones/headsets that are vinyl or plastic, but foam may not allow for suitable cleaning between viewers.
  • Digital artworks that are created in real-time by computerized or electronic components must meet the requirements of film/video submissions. The content of the video submission must be truly representative of imagery that will be produced and viewed if the artwork is invited to exhibit.

Film/Video Artwork

  • Submissions are open to all genres - including but not exclusively documentary, drama, comedy, horror, art house and animation.
  • All Film/Video artwork should be supplied ready to execute, including all hardware, software, and screen.
  • Video works may not be longer than 10 minutes.
  • Entries are open to all languages. If an understanding of the language is important to interpretation of the work, a mechanism must be provided to translate the language to the local language at the exhibition venue.
  • Hardware components that will come into direct contact with viewers (i.e. virtual reality headsets) may not be suitable, depending on health and safety guidelines at the time of the exhibition. For example, the venue may be able to consider earphones/headsets that are vinyl or plastic, but foam may not allow for suitable cleaning between viewers
  • Film and video submissions must be provided digitally in one of the following supported formats: MP4 and AVI. Must be a minimum resolution of 640 pixels wide by 480 pixels high, and a minimum of 12 frames per second. The file size must be less than 100MB.
  • Media submissions only. Linked media cannot be accepted (ex: YouTube, Vimeo based submissions). Embedding audio or video links in code is not supported by our submission system.

JUROR

Mary Sundstrom

Mary Sundstrom is an artist, illustrator and art instructor. Her experience is wide- ranging - from art production (painting, sculptures, metalsmith) to curation, jurying, art advising and coordinating "call to artist" projects. Sundstrom obtained a BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has completed graduate studies at Western Michigan University and Grand Valley University.

Currently, she serves as the Exhibitions Curator at Michigan's Holland Area Arts Council. Here she designs exhibits and manages public art projects. She also pursues her own art practice and participates in exhibits around the state of Michigan.

For more information about Mary Sundstrom

 

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  • As a member you will receive a $25 USD discount off the $55 USD entry fee when you check out. A code has been sent to all 2024 paid ISEA members via email.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Only ONE solo submission is permitted per artist. Only ONE collaborative submission is permitted per distinct group of artists. Each artist may be included in a total of two submissions: one solo submission and one collaborative submission.
  • All media, except audio, are acceptable.
  • NO dangerous materials are acceptable.
  • Commercial reproductions of original artwork are not acceptable.
  • Artwork may not have been accepted in any prior ISEA exhibit.
  • Works completed in a workshop are not eligible for entry in any ISEA exhibition.
  • Size restrictions for 2D and 3D pieces change each year, set by the venue.  Please review the prospectus carefully for this information.