Call Detail
2017 At The Walker Open Exhibition
The Walker Art Committee
Attn: Sonia Jones
P.O. Box H
Garnett, KS 66032


Contact Email: wacgarnett@gmail.com
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Kansas
Entry Deadline: 2/21/17
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (2017 At The Walker Open Exhibition): $35.00
The Walker Art Committee invites visual artists residing in the US to enter 2017 At The Walker, Open Exhibition.  A call for artists to compete for over $3,000 in cash prizes and exhibit in the gallery space adjoining the Walker Art Collection which features work by many celebrated twentieth century artists.  
Juror Kim Casebeer will select up to 50 finalists to exhibit their work.  Cash prizes will be awarded to works selected from the 50 finalists.
Representational and conceptual work in the following categories will be accepted:
(Accepted work will be NO LARGER than 30 inches in any dimension.)
 
CATEGORIES:
1.)  2D - All two dimensional media excluding photography. 
2.)  3D - All three dimensional media 
3.)  Photography
Artists may submit up to 4 artworks for consideration.  
CASH PRIZES AND AWARDS:
Over $3,000 in cash prizes including a "Best of Show" prize of $1,000 to be awarded.  $300 1st Place Prize in each category.  $200 2nd Place Prize in each category.  $150 3rd Place Prize in each category.  Honorable Mentions.

 JUROR
Kim Casebeer is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists, and a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and Pastel Society of America.  She has been featured in SouthwestArt, Western Art Collector, PleinAir Magazine, and Art of the West.  Her work is published in Art of the National Parks by Jean Stern, Susan Hallsten McGarry, and Terry Lawson Dunn.  Kim has participated in The Russell at the C.M. Russell Museum, Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy Museum, and Night of Artists at the Briscoe Western Art Museum.  She received Honorable Mention in the annual PleinAir Magazine competition for 2012-2013.  Kim received Honorable Mention in the Landscape Category in the 2013-2014 Art Renewal Center's Salon and an Award of Excellence in the 2014 Western Regional Oil Painters of America show.  In 2015, she received the Impressionist Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America National Competition.
 

VENUE
The Walker Art Gallery and the City of Garnett Community & West Wing Galleries are city owned public art spaces.  Housed within the Walker Art Gallery lies the Mary Bridget McAuliffe Walker Art Collection, established in 1951 by Maynard Walker and given to the City of Garnett, KS.  This collection of mostly early twentieth century American paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings is reknownly one of the most extraordinary art collections in the Midwest.  The collection includes works by John Steuart Curry, Robert Henri, Arthur B. Davies, Walt Kuhn, Henry Varnum Poor, Luigi Lucioni, Boardman Robinson, John F. Carlson, Kenneth Callahan and Theodoros Stamos.  Artists from the Midwest include Frederick James, Merrill Gage, Pauline Shirer, David Overmeyer, Adeline Peers, John F. Helm, Dwight Kirsch and his son, John Kirsch.  England is represented by four drawings by John Skeaping and a collection of caricature drawings of cats and dogs by Louis Wain.  George Grosz, Edouard Manet and Jean Baptiste Corot are European artists whose works are also included.  “At the Walker” Open Exhibition Juried Show will be on exhibit in the public galleries adjoining the Walker Art Gallery located at 125 W. 4th Avenue, Garnett, KS.

MEDIA:  
We encourage the submission of work in all media excluding video and audio.  Accepted work will be NO LARGER than 30 inches in any dimension.  IMPORTANT:  Work larger than 30 inches in any dimension will not be accepted.  The sum of the combined measurements of height + weight + depth on 3D entries should not exceed 50” total and weight should not exceed 30 lbs.  Each image must reflect one artwork. Digital images must be a JPEG (.jpg) file, 1920 pixels on the shortest side, no larger than 3 MB in RGB and sRBG color space. Please refer to the Media Prep page on the CaFE’ website for further media requirements.  Image quality is extremely important, as poor images may lead to elimination. Images should appear in correct orientation as they may be used for reference for installation and printing purposes.

ELIGIBILITY
Artists 18 years and older whose primary residence is in the United States, working in any media within the eligible categories, may apply to the exhibition, excluding audio and video.  Entries must be of the artist’s original design and not a result of a class assignment.

ENTRY FEE:
$35, non-refundable entry fee for up to four artworks per artist.  
Artists may submit no more than 4 artworks in any combination of the three eligible categories, 2D, 3D, Photography.  
Video & Audio entries will not be accepted. 

ENTRY DEADLINE:  
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Midnight CT

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES:  
Notification to artists:  Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Delivery of artwork to the Walker:  Monday - Friday, March 20-24, 2017 (Please, no earlier and no later).
Deadline for Hand Delivery of Accepted Works:  Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Additional dates may be announced as needed.  
Artist's Reception & Critique:   Saturday, April 8th, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Exhibition Dates: 
April 3- May 28, 2017
Return of artwork:  
Shipped from gallery by Friday, June 9th, 2017
Additional Details:  
Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping. IMPORTANT:  FedEx will NOT pick up your artwork without a pre-paid return shipping label (NO Hand-Printed Labels).  Please, no styrofoam peanuts in packaging.  Artworks must be available for loan during the entire exhibition period, April 3- May 28, 2017.

INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Accepted artwork must be shipped ‘installation ready’ unless otherwise noted in the acceptance letter.  All 2D work must be framed with wire hangers.  All work must be completely dry, framed, wired and ready for hanging, or otherwise suitably prepared for exhibition.  No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.  Orientation or installation instructions and specialized hardware should be included with the work.  For any artwork that requires non-standard set up or any artwork with more than one component piece, all hanging hardware must be included along with detailed hanging instructions.  Only plexiglas framing is accepted (no glass framing) for shipped 2D artwork.  All shipped artwork must not exceed UPS/Fed Ex size limitations and individual artworks should be no larger than 30” in the longest dimension.  The sum of the combined measurements of height + weight + depth on 3D entries should not exceed 50” total and weight should not exceed 30 lbs. 

JUDGING
Our goal is to create an exhibit that represents contemporary art being created in the United States now!  Juror will select up to 50 artworks from all entries to be exhibited “At The Walker”.  Artworks must be available for loan during the entire exhibition period, April 3-28, 2017. Notification of selected artists will take place on or before Friday, March 3rd, 2017.  The Walker Art Committee reserves the right to reject, or exclude from exhibition, accepted work that differs significantly from the submitted images, is inadequately prepared for installation, or may be deemed inappropriate for a young viewing audience.  Submit accordingly.  Artist's who have received Best of Show Award in last year's exhibition will not be eligible for Best of Show Award this year.  

LIABILITY
Selected Artists are responsible for transporting their artwork by the specified date to and from The Walker Art Gallery.  The artist is responsible for all shipping charges and insurance, both on site and during transit.  The Walker Art Committee & the City of Garnett will not be responsible for any shipping or holding fees. The Walker Art Committee & the City of Garnett will not accept responsibility for loss or damage of artwork, regardless of cause.

By submitting artworks to The Walker Art Committee for the At The Walker, Open Exhibition call for entries I hereby agree to the conditions set forth in this application and release, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Garnett, KS and the Walker Art Committee, its officers, employees, volunteers, agents and sponsors from any responsibility, personal liability, claims of loss or damage and any injury sustained by me or the artworks submitted for exhibition. Selected Artists are responsible for transporting their artwork by the specified date to and from The Walker Art Gallery. The artist is responsible for all shipping charges and insurance, both on site and during transit. The Walker Art Committee & The City of Garnett will not be responsible for any shipping or holding fees. The Walker Art Committee & The City of Garnett will not accept responsibility for loss or damage of artwork, regardless of cause.

The Walker Art Committee
Attn:  Sonia Jones
P.O. Box H
Garnett, KS 66032
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