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LaGrange National XXVIII
LaGrange Art Museum
112 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Georgia
Event Dates: 2/21/14 - 4/18/14
Entry Deadline: 1/10/14
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (Lagrange National XXVIII): $35.00
The LaGrange National Competition traces its beginning to 1964 when a competitive show known as the Gardens Art Festival was organized and sponsored by the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange College and Callaway Gardens. In 1974, the competition was moved to LaGrange, took the name LaGrange National, and was expanded from a regional to a national show. In 1984, the competition was expanded again into two completely separate shows held simultaneously, with the Chattahoochee Valley Art Association exhibiting paintings, prints and drawings, and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College exhibiting sculpture, ceramics, photography & decorative arts. Over the years, the LaGrange National has earned an excellent reputation. It has hosted numerous distinguished jurors including Lloyed Goodrich, Richard Lahey, Carl Holty, Joseph Rishel, Larry Poons, Jane Livingston, Cynthia McCabe, Linda Cathcart, Ted Potter, Roy Slade, Henry Hopkins, Patterson Sims, Peter Mirin, Siri Engberg, Benny Andrews, Robert Lyon, Jane Jackson, Eleanor Heartney, J. Richard Gruber, PhD and Dr. Robert E. Steele. This year, Annette Cone-Skelton joins the list of these respected jurors who have helped bring additional prestige to the LaGrange National. The LaGrange National provides the citizens of West Georgia and East Alabama access to current artistic practice from throughout the United States; offers artists exhibition opportunities and purchase possibilities; and affords the LaGrange Art Museum and the Lamar Dodd Art Center a means for the development of significant collections of contemporary American art. Both organizations have been extremely fortunate to have generous support from the Callaway Foundation of LaGrange and others who have provided purchase award funds to further their growing collections.
The LaGrange National Biennial is a juried competition open to all artists in the United States. The Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College and the LaGrange Art Museum, both located in LaGrange, Georgia, are the sponsors.
There are three categories for the competition: Paintings, Prints & Drawings Photography Ceramics, Sculpture & Decorative Arts. You must indicate which category your submission falls under for each individual entry. You may enter more than one category, just be sure to include the category you have selected along with each submission’s detail requirements. Select the category for your work that you think is appropriate.
The venues for the exhibition are the LaGrange Art Museum, (Paintings, Prints & Drawings) and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College, (Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, & Decorative Arts).
Open to all artists in the United States over 18 years of age. All work must be original, completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in a LaGrange National Biennial exhibition. The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.
At least $15,000 in Purchase Awards will be made. The purchased works are added to the permanent collections of the sponsors. The Juror will present Merit Awards to a limited number of works.
Paintings, Prints & Drawings: Complete the Entry Form at Entry fee is $35 for up to 4 works. Your entry must be submitted by January 10, 2014. Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture & Decorative Arts: Complete the Entry Form at Entry fee is $35 for up to 4 works. Your entry must be submitted by January 10, 2014.
All accepted artists will be notified via email by January 25, 2014.
February 7, 2014
Paintings, Prints and Drawings: Send your entry to: LGN XXVIII, LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange GA 30240 Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, & Decorative Arts: Send your entry to: LGN XXVII, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, 302 Forrest Avenue, LaGrange GA 30240
Works accepted by the Juror will be exhibited at two venues. Paintings, Prints and Drawings will be exhibited at the LaGrange Art Museum. Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts will be exhibited at the Lamar Dodd Art Center. The exhibitions will open with an award ceremony at the LaGrange Art Museum and gala public receptions at both venues on February 21, 2014. The exhibitions will be on view through April 18, 2014. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Once your work has been accepted, you cannot substitute another work.
Paintings, Prints & Drawings: Work must be framed or have museum finished edges, ready for hanging with wire in place. Works on paper must be matted with white or off-white mats, under plastic glazing, not glass. Maximum framed size may not exceed 84 inches in either height or width. Photographs: should be framed for exhibition with at least a three (3) inch white or off-white matted border and should not exceed 4 feet in width or length, under plastic glazing, not glass. Sculpture, Ceramics & Decorative Arts: Work should not exceed six (6) feet in any direction or weigh more than 400 pounds. Artwork requiring installation must be delivered and installed by the artist. At the end of the exhibition, installation pieces must be disassembled and picked up by the artist.
The sponsors are not commercial galleries. However, as a convenience to exhibiting artists, they will provide contact information to prospective purchasers. No commission will be charged for this service. The sponsors reserve the right to reproduce accepted works for publicity purposes and the catalog. A color catalog of the exhibition will be sent to all exhibitors. Additional catalogs will be available for $5 each, postpaid. Accepted artists should be prepared to submit hi-resolution images of selected works for the catalog and future publications.
All work accepted for exhibition must be delivered by hand or carrier to the correct exhibition site between January 25, 2014 and February 7, 2014, You must pay the cost of shipment to the exhibition site. The sponsors will not accept COD shipments. You must prepay (provide funds), identify your preferred shipper, and make arrangements for return of your work. All works will be returned in their original shipping materials.
The sponsors will take all reasonable precautions to ensure protection of submitted work while it is in their custody. Your work will be insured for the duration of the exhibition and storage. Neither the sponsors nor personnel connected to the exhibition assume liability for damage incurred or loss of work while in transit. You should insure your work when shipping. All works will be returned in their original shipping materials.
Submitting an Entry Form to the LaGrange National XXVIII constitutes your agreement with all conditions in this Prospectus.
The Juror for the LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial will be Annette Cone-Skelton. Co-Founder/President/CEO/Founding Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Ms. Cone-Skelton has over thirty years of experience as an exhibiting artist, fine arts instructor, curator, editor, owner of a fine arts advisory firm and visual arts museum director. She holds a B.F.A. from the Atlanta College of Art, and is included in LaGrange College's "2006-2007 Wall of Outstanding Alumni." Cone-Skelton is a recipient of the 2012 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Humanities and was named "2012 Museum Educator of the Year," by the Georgia Arts Education Association. Annette Cone-Skeleton's work recently has been added to the permanent collection at the National Women's Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. and her work was featured in the 2003 edition of New American Painting. Cone-Skelton's work is held in museum collections such as the High Museum of Art and the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, both in Atlanta; the J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland; the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University.
Deadline for entries: January 10, 2014
Acceptance Notifications emailed to artists: January 25, 2014
Deadline for receipt of works: February 7, 2014
Awards presentation and gala receptions at the LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center: February 21, 2014
Exhibitions closes: April 18, 2014
All work shipped. Any work not claimed by this date automatically becomes the property of the sponsors: May 16, 2014
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