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American Craft Today: Glass
Ian Ward (Attn: American Craft Today)
The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts
323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741

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Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Event Dates: 9/5/15 - 12/6/15
Entry Deadline: 7/3/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Entry Fee (Bascom Center for the Visual Arts): $35.00
About the Juror: Melissa George Post is an independent arts professional.  She previously served as Curator at the Museum of Glass (Tacoma) and the Mint Museum of Craft + Design and Assistant Curator at the Corning Museum of Glass. Post has curated various exhibitions, including: Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows— the artist’s nationally touring mid-career survey—Glimmering Gone: Ingalena Klenell and Beth Lipman; Fertile Ground: Masterworks from the Visiting Artist Residency ProgramWhite Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman; Constructing Elozua, A Retrospective, 1973-2003; and Pursuing Excellence: The Studio Craft Movement in Western North Carolina.

Entry Fee and Procedures: One or two digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for a $35 non-refundable entry fee. An artist may submit two artworks (one photograph each) or one artwork (two photographs) for consideration. Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail, payable to: The Bascom, memo: American Craft Today: Glass. Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than July 3, 2015 and mailed to Margaret Browne (Attn: American Craft Today), The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741.

Image Format: All entries, information and images will only be accepted via the CaFÉ website.

Each entrant may submit up to two works for consideration. If one work is submitted, it may be represented by two photographs.  If two works are submitted, they must be represented by only one photograph each.  Image formatting details can be found on the CaFÉ website: Media Prep.

Eligibility: The Bascom reserves the right to deem artworks ineligible if they arrive damaged, if the photograph(s) submitted did not accurately depict the work(s), or for any other reason.  Glass must be the primary medium of entered works.  Multi-piece installations will not be accepted if the installation is not already complete (i.e., pieces must already be fixed in place on a stand or in a vitrine; the Bascom staff will not do installations of multi-piece works.)

Juror’s choices for the Bascom’s American Craft Today: Glass will be announced on the CaFÉ website on July 27, 2015. Invited artists will receive notification via email by The Bascom with an artist agreement on the week of July 27, 2013.

Awards: $5,500 will be awarded at the discretion of the Juror. Best of Show-$1,600; 1st -$1,200; 2nd -$1,000; 3rd -$900; 4th -$800. The Bascom notifies artists of awards September 5 via email. Public opening and artist reception, Saturday, September 5, 2015, 5-7pm, awards presentation at 6pm.

Shipping: Accepted artworks must be delivered to Ian Ward, The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741, during operating hours (9am-5pm, M-F), between August 20-28, 2015. Works must arrive no later than August 28, 2015. Shipping and insurance costs to and from the art center are the responsibility of the artist. The Bascom will insure works while on the campus of the art center. Works must be shipped in a single reusable carton or crate. Works must be shipped ready for installation with clear identification attached to the work.  Multi-piece installations will not be accepted if the installation is not already complete (i.e., pieces must already be fixed in place on a stand or in a vitrine; the Bascom staff will not do installations of multi-piece works). A prepaid return shipping label must be included with entry. Works will be returned the week of December 13, 2015.

Sales: Works will be for sale during the exhibition if the artist desires. Artist sets the retail price. The Bascom will receive a 40% commission on art work sold during the exhibition. Artists will receive a check for 60% of the sale within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Artists with exclusive representation may prefer to opt out of the Bascom’s sales agreement and not offer their work for sale.  We cannot offer alternative sales agreements to individual artists.

Inquiries: Additional information may be obtained by contacting Ian Ward, Exhibitions Designer, 828-787-2878, or Margaret Browne, Exhibitions Curator, 828-787-2862,
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