33rd September Competition
Alexandria Museum of Art
933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71301
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 5/8/20
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10
ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH CAFE
The 33rd September Competition will be online only with focus on ensuring all accepted artists get the exposure they deserve. We will be hosting a virtual Exhibition Opening & Awards Presentation with our juror as well as sharing the digital versions of the competition with multiple organizations and museums We will be highlighting artists individually and selecting one piece from the competition for purchase/accession into our permanent collection.
Thank you for understanding our decision to consider best safety practices and for entering and supporting the Alexandria Museum of Art’s first, and hopefully last, online only Art Competition Exhibition.
· All artists over the age of 18 – working in any medium – are eligible.
· All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (2018 or later).
· AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.
· By entering the competition, the artist agrees that all entered work will be available for exhibition if chosen. No substitutions will be allowed.
· Each artist may submit TWO full view (multiple views of 3D works can be put into one file) works of art with a non-refundable entry fee of $40. (Additional works, including views and details of 3D works may be submitted for a fee $20 per each entry.)
· Entries will be blind juried by digital images.
· All digital images submitted must be smaller than 5MB and saved as a JPG at the highest resolution possible. Video files must be a maximum of 100 MB.
· Deadline for entry is May 8, 2020.
· Video entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length.
· No work should exceed seven (7) feet (84”) in any direction, and/or 200 lbs. in weight. Entries exceeding these limitations will automatically be disqualified.
· All works must be adhered to a backing for exhibition, nothing will be painted or adhered directly to the museum walls. (No vinyl or paint will be applied directly to the museum walls)
· If digital images are not accurately representative of work chosen, AMoA has the right to disqualify the entry from the exhibition.
· By entering the competition, the artist agrees to allow their work to reproduced for the purpose of publicity.
· Entry must include digital images, entry fee, and a maximum 100 word artist statement for catalog and label use only (not available to juror before selected).
· ALL SELECTED WORKS WILL ON DISPLAY DIGITALLY. THERE WILL NOT BE A PHYSICAL EXHIBITION THIS YEAR ONLY.
· Artists who do not adhere to any of the above rules will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of museum staff.
To be awarded at the exhibition opening reception on July 10, 2020:
- First Place: $800
- Second Place: $500
- Third Place: $300
- Honorable Mention: $100
- Honorable Mention: $100
- Honorable Mention: $100
- Best Packed Artwork: $100
To be awarded at the close of exhibition:
- Purchase Award selected by museum staff & collections committee
AMoA proudly welcomes Kristen Miller Zohn as the juror for the 33rd September Competition.
Kristen Miller Zohn lives and works in Columbus, Georgia, where she is the Executive Director of the Costume Society of America, an organization dedicated to advancing the global understanding of all aspects of dress and appearance. She also serves as Curator of Collections and Exhibitions for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi, which houses a collection of European and American art, Native American baskets, British Georgian silver, and Japanese woodblock prints. She is a contributing author for American Art in the Columbus Museum: Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts and to The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Vol. 21, Art and Architecture, and she has published articles about Jane Austen and the visual arts in Persuasions, the journal of the Jane Austen Society of North America. Her most recent publications are The Currency of Taste: The Gibbons Georgian Silver Collection of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, a 132-page, full-color catalogue, and an article about her exhibition What Lies Beneath: Masonite and American Art of the Twentieth Century in the magazine American Art Review. Ms. Miller Zohn is a frequent lecturer on portraiture and decorative arts of the nineteenth century.
AMoA will be facilitating a virtual Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation through Zoom on Friday, July 10 at 6 pm, featuring juror Kristen Miller Zohn. The exhibit will be hosted on our website and in addition to promoting on our social media outlets, we will share digital links with multiple organizations, museum associations and other museums. Additionally, we will highlight individual artists and AMoA will again select one work of art from the competition for purchase and accession to our permanent collection. Zoom invitations will be sent to all artists that have entered the competition.
We are committed to offering high quality contemporary art exhibitions in our museum. We hope that you understand our decision to consider best safety practices and will continue to support our endeavors for exemplary service to the art industry and community.
Thank you for entering and supporting the Alexandria Museum of Art’s first, and hopefully last, online only September Competition.
May 8 Application deadline.
May 18 Jury notification by email.
No phone calls please!
July 7 Exhibition Opens Online
July 7 - 10 Artist Highlights.
July 10 Awards announcements
Oct. 24 Exhibition Closes.
DOES NOT APPLY FOR 2020: Exhibit Delivery and Packaging
· After notification of selection, ship entries to:
Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301.
· All artwork must arrive no later than June 21, 2020.
· ALL SHIPMENTS MUST HAVE A PRE-PAID RETURN LABEL FOR THE RETURN OF WORK. (Example: FedEx, UPS, or USPS.) NO ORDER FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
· Be sure to select a carrier that delivers to Alexandria, LA.
· Hand deliveries will be accepted Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm.
· Please do NOT include personal checks for return shipping.
· All artwork must have a completed identification card attached to the backside.
· All shipped works must be in sturdy reusable packaging.
· Do not use Styrofoam peanuts or pieced boxes.
· Opening instructions should be printed on the outside.
· All necessary installation instructions must be included with the work.
· All damaged packages will be returned unopened C.O.D.
· When open packages contain damaged works the artist will be consulted.
· Return shipping of artwork will begin between October 22nd and November 1, 2020.
· ALL WORK WILL BE SHIPPED USING THE PRE-PAID RETURN LABEL SUPPLIED BY THE ARTIST.
· AMoA will not take responsibility for works returned undeliverable.
· Artwork unclaimed after one year becomes the property of AMoA
· Selected work must be display ready.
· All 2-D work should be wired or fitted with D-rings for hanging, and where appropriate, framed with Plexiglas.
· Any work notably different from the submitted digital file will be disqualified.
· Any submitted artwork must be available for exhibition. No substitutions will be allowed.
Sales and Liability
· A 30% commission will be charged on all sales.
· Every reasonable precaution will be taken to assure protection of entries, but the Alexandria Museum of Art assumes no responsibility for loss or damage from any cause during transit.
· Works will be insured for the duration of the show while on AMoA premises.
· Any entries delivered without insurance value will be assigned a maximum value of $500.