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ELEMENTS
Marin Society of Artists
1515 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901


Entry Deadline: 12/1/18
Days remaining to deadline: 15

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (non-member entry fee): $45.00

ELEMENTS
 

Open to all United States resident artists 18 and over. Deadline for entry: December 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m., Mountain Time.

Everything we experience as matter is made up of Elements, substances consisting of a single type of atom. We invite artists to submit work based on one, some, or all of the 118 Elements of the Periodic Table.

From alchemy to particle physics to wacky whimsy, interpretation of the theme is wide open - an Element's mystique, mythology, discovery, uses throughout history, use in art, the magical areas between the particles of the atoms, philosophical or mystical flights of fancy – whatever brings it to life for you.

Many Elements are well known old friends – gold, iron, oxygen, and sodium to name a few. Some are less familiar, such as krypton, promethium, technetium, californium, and neptunium. The United Nations has proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. Click here for a full list and more information about the Elements.

 

THEME STATEMENT

Each entry must be accompanied by a Theme Statement - a brief explanation of how the artwork relates to the theme of the show. Theme Statements will be displayed on the wall next to the invited artwork. You will see boxes to enter your Theme Statements just above your portfolio as you choose which images you will enter. Please be sure to include the title of your image, so we know which statement goes with which image. (The ELEMENTS curators may reformat or shorten Theme Statements in order to create consistency throughout the exhibition.)

 

CALENDAR

Exhibition dates:  January 10 to February 2, 2019

Deadline for entries: December 1, 2018

Notification to artists: December 10, 2018

Deadline for receipt of shipped work: January 5, 2019

Hand-delivery of invited work: January 7 and 8, 2019

Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019, 5 to 8 p.m.

Pick-up of hand-delivered work: February 3 and 4, 2019

Shipped entries returned: week of February 4, 2019

 

JURORS

Selection Jurors: Gail Morrison; Betsy Kellas.

Prize Jurors: William Torphy, William Torphy Fine Arts; Christiane Stachl, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley. Each prize juror will award one $500 prize and three non-monetary Honorable Mentions.

 

JUROR INFORMATION

Gail Morrison is a printmaker working with traditional and new print media. Her work explores the creative possibilities that can be imagined at the intersection of art and science. Her collaborative reinterpretation of the Periodic Table of the Elements provided the conceptual foundation for the ELEMENTS exhibition.

Betsy Kellas is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in private, corporate, and institutional collections.

 William Torphy, Prize Juror, is the Director of William Torphy Fine Arts which provides curatorial services for businesses and collectors as well as career guidance and marketing management for artists. He has curated over 250 visual art exhibitions in public and private venues in Boston, New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area and has been a frequent contributor to Artweek as well as High Performance, Pacific, Unsound and Expose.

Chrissy Stachl, Prize Juror, is a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry & Neuroscience in 2014 from the University of Washington, where she was a Gates Millennium Scholar. After a year of research at the Fritz Haber Institute in Berlin as a DAAD Graduate Scholar, she began her PhD as a National Science Foundation and Ford Foundation Fellow. Chrissy is interested in assessing the impact of sense of belonging on graduate student learning and progress in Chemistry PhD programs.


FEES

Non-members: $45 (1 to 3 entries)

MSA Members: $40 (1 to 3 entries)

Non-refundable entry fees are payable by credit card or PayPal.

Payment of fees does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition.

 

ONLINE ENTRY FORMAT

All entries are online through CaFE and must adhere to CaFE requirements:
Format: JPEG or JPG only

Dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 pixels will be resized to fit the limitations.

Size: under 5 MB

(For more details and help, click on CAFÉ HELP and go to “Uploading: Image, Audio, and Video Files”.)

Please note that each entry accommodates only one image. Therefore polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, etc.) and three-dimensional artwork must be represented by one image.

 

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS

Two-dimensional (2D) submissions include: drawings, paintings, prints, photography, and mixed media artwork.

Three-dimensional (3D) submissions include sculpture.

No film, audio, video or performance art.

Only original artwork will be accepted for exhibition. Reproductions, including giclee prints, will not be accepted. (This does not apply to photographic or digital artwork.)

2D artwork may not exceed 60” in height or width, including frame. The total weight, including frame, may not exceed 25 pounds.

Plexiglas or other lightweight, break-resistant material must be used on all framed, hand-delivered artwork that is 26” or greater in either direction.

Plexiglass or other lightweight, break-resistant material must be used on all framed, shipped artwork, regardless of size.

All framed artwork must be wired for hanging. The wire must be attached with flat devices such as D-Rings. Protruding fasteners are prohibited.

3D artwork may not exceed 48”x 48”x 48”, and may not exceed 50 pounds.

All entries must conform to “Specifications and Policy for Exhibited Artwork” discussed in this prospectus and available in detail here. Artwork that does not meet these criteria will not be invited for exhibition.

The Marin Society of Artists reserves the right to refuse to exhibit artwork which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, would be offensive to visitors or MSA members.

 

INVITED ENTRIES

Artists will be notified by email of invited and not invited entries.

All invited artwork must conform to “Specifications and Policy for Exhibited Artwork” discussed in this prospectus and available in detail here. Invited artwork that does not meet these criteria will not be displayed in the exhibition.

All invited artwork must be exactly as described and visually represented in the entry form. The Marin Society of Artists reserves the right to refuse to install invited artwork that differs significantly from the entry.

All invited artwork must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

Invited artwork is reviewed for possible use in print and digital media promoting the exhibition. This may include but is not limited to announcements, invitations, newsletters, and press releases. Entry constitutes the artist’s consent to use images of the invited artwork for such purposes.

 

DELIVERY OF INVITED ARTWORK

Hand Delivery: Artwork must be received at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 1515 Third Street, San Rafael, CA 94901, on Monday or Tuesday, January 7 and 8, 2019, from noon to 4 p.m. PST.

Invited artists are encouraged to bring a one-page (double sided OK) biography/artist statement for inclusion in the exhibition binder.

 Shipping: Invited artwork must be received at the Marin Society of Artists Gallery, 1515 Third Street, San Rafael, CA 94901, no later than 4 p.m. PST on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. PST.

All framed work must be protected with Plexiglas or other lightweight, break-resistant material.

All artwork must be shipped in a reusable carton or crate and must include a prepaid return shipping label (with barcode label) Do not send checks, cash, stamps, or your credit card number in lieu of a prepaid shipping label. COD entries will not be accepted. Works submitted without this label or a reusable carton or crate will not be returned to the artist.

 Artwork may not be packed in plastic “peanuts” or other loose packaging materials.

Invited artists are encouraged to include a one-page (double sided OK) biography/artist statement for inclusion in the exhibition binder.

Depending on the carrier, artwork sold during the show may result in the forfeiture of the return postage fees. Artists are advised to take this into consideration when pricing an entry.

 

SALES

By submitting work for the exhibition, the artist authorizes the Marin Society of Artists to sell such work for the sale price indicated on the entry form. Diptychs and triptychs count as one piece and must be priced for sale as one piece.

After a sale occurs, the Marin Society of Artists will reimburse the artist an amount equal to the sale price less 40% commission (30% for MSA members).

 

REMOVAL OF ARTWORK

The pick-up dates for hand-delivered artwork are Sunday and Monday, February 3 and 4, 2019, noon to 4 p.m. PST.

Artists will be charged a $10 daily storage fee for artwork not picked-up during these times. Artwork left beyond 15 days will be considered a donation to Marin Society of Artists to be used at the discretion of the organization.

All shipped artwork will be returned during the week of February 4, 2019.

 

LIABILITY

The Marin Society of Artists, its officers, directors and/or volunteers will not be responsible for loss or damage to artwork, however caused. The Marin Society of Artists suggests that participants carry separate insurance.

 

AGREEMENT

Entry in the Marin Society of Artists ELEMENTS exhibition constitutes the artist’s consent to the terms and conditions discussed above.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information about the Marin Society of Artists, go to our website.

For assistance with online entry, click on CAFÉ HELP and go to “How to Apply”.

For other inquiries, contact us at shows@msartists.org. Please be sure “ELEMENTS” is in the subject line.