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A Sense of Place
Gertrude Herbert institute of Art
506 Telfair St.
Augusta, GA 30901

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Georgia
Entry Deadline: 6/30/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (A Sense of Place): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00
The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art is pleased to  announce its 2016 juried fine art competition, A Sense of Place. Open to participants from throughout the United States, this thirty-sixth annual event seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and  diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists.

Founded in 1937 and housed in the historic Nicholas Ware  mansion (c. 1818), the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art (GHIA) is Augusta's only independent nonprofit visual arts school and  gallery. The Institute serves as a showcase  for local, regional, and national artists, offering rotating exhibitions of outstanding contemporary artwork  year-round. In  addition, professionally taught studio art classes in a wide variety of media are provided to students of all ages and experience levels.

Juror: Michael Rooks
In 2010, Michael Rooks joined the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA as the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Prior to the High, Rooks served as the Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Artist Relations at Haunch of Venison, a contemporary art gallery in New York. Rooks has also held curator positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, and at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. He received both a Master of Arts degree in modern art history, theory and criticism (1995) and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1988) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Three cash prizes will be given, including a $750 Best of Show Award and two $500 Juror’s Awards. At the juror’s discretion, additional noncash Honorable Mention awards may also be presented. Award recipients will be announced on Friday, September 9, 2016, at the opening reception for A Sense of Place.
The 2016 juried fine art competition is open to all US artists age 18 and older. All works must be original, not previously exhibited at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, and completed on or after June 1, 2014. Work that predates this cut-off date will not be considered.
Entries in the following media will be accepted: painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. Film and video pieces are ineligible. Entries are not judged in media categories.
Two-dimensional work must not exceed three feet in width or seven feet in height, and must be received ready for exhibition and ready to hang. Works on paper must be framed and under Plexiglas (no glass, please). We are unable to accept work that requires suspension from the ceiling.
Three-dimensional work must not exceed seven feet in any direction or weigh more than 150 pounds. Installations must conform to the space guidelines for three-dimensional artwork. The Institute’s exhibition committee will serve as the final authority on eligibility.
We respectively request that if your art is accepted, it  is available for the show. No substitutions may be made once work  is juried into the show. We recommend work submitted should be considered for general viewing  audiences of all ages.
Entry Fee:
The fee is $35 which allows each artist to enter up to three works; additional works may be submitted at a cost of $10 each.

Sales are encouraged and all works are assumed to be available for purchase unless designated “Not For Sale” (NFS). A 35% gallery commission will be charged on sales of all exhibited artwork. 

Delivery and Return of Work
All work accepted for exhibition must be delivered by hand or carrier no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016 and must be labled with artists name, title, medium.  All artwork is to be picked up or shipped between October 19–23, 2015. Artists are  responsible  for the cost  of initial delivery and return shipment. A prearranged and prepaid shipping label must be provided, GHIA will not arrange or pay for any shipping costs. GHIA is  open  for deliveries and pick-ups during normal business hours (Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday by advance appointment). 

A Sense of Place - September 9 - October 14, 2016
Opening Reception & Awards Presentation, September 9, 6-8 pm

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