Call Detail
Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts
Entry Deadline: 5/19/19
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Sheets: A National Exhibition of Paper Arts): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia

Sheets is a national juried exhibition that features paper arts. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine paper crafts that may also incorporate any additional medium, as long as the finished piece is composed of at least 60% in paper elements (this may include, but is not limited to book arts, collage, sculpture, assemblage, and 2D mixed media). Paintings, drawings, and prints simply composed on paper are not considered UNLESS the paper has a unique handmade component. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. This exhibition will be juried by Clay McGlamory, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk.


Exhibition dates:        Saturday, June 15th 2019 - Saturday, July 13th 2019

Reception:                  Thursday, June 20th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

Call Open:                   Monday, April 15th 2019 - Sunday, May 19th 2019

Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Friday May 31st, 2019 

Accepted works arrive by:     Thursday, June 11th, 2019

Submission fee:                      $35.00 for up to 3 works  



1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:            $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00    


Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. Work needs to have been produced within the last two years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. Work may be no longer/larger than 48 inches in it’s longest dimension. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 


Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 


Limitations: Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 48 inches in it’s longest dimension. All 2D works must be equipped with hanging hardware for installation. All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those displays with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. Work must be presentation/display quality and hang ready.


Liability: The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the d’Art Center, its staff, and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.


Shipping: The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All accepted works must arrive by Thursday, June 11th, 2019 without exception. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned. Please make your return label easy to locate in packaging. Any additional details on shipping will be included upon notification of accepted entries. Please no packing peanuts. Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center. 


Entry Fees and Materials: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration and the entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 60% (artist)/ 40% (d’Art), not including awards.

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