532 Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite A
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Call Type: Exhibitions
Event Dates: 9/4/20 - 9/27/20
Entry Deadline: 8/3/20
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Sea of Change Mid-Atlantic 2020
NOTE: Exhibition postponed to September 2020. See updated dates below.
The Virginia Beach Art Center invites you to submit to our a showcase of all media artwork from the Mid-Atlantic states. There is beauty in all the waterways that surround us, but our climate is changing and perhaps our lives as well. Artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania celebrate our present and warn of our future.
The exhibition is juried by Gary Ryan, Executive Direcetor of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, and features an award total of $2000! The opening reception is September 4th, 6-8 pm.
The Virginia Beach Art Center is a popular venue for local and regional art, with a loyal following of patrons as well as a high daily visitor count. We invite you to join our art family for the month of June and help us bring attention to the crisis that our oceans face. This exhibition will be both hung in the Gallery and also featured as an online exhibition on our website.
Exhibition: September 4-27, 2020
Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020
Notifications Sent: August 14th, 2020
Delivery: Shipped works received August 26-31, Hand-delivered works received August 29-Sept. 1.
Reception: September 4, 6:00-8:00 pm
Reception Livestream: Sept 4, 7 pm. on "The Artists Gallery at at the Virginia Beach Art Center--VBAC" Facebook page
Exhibition ends: September 27, 4 pm
Artists Talks (optional): September 27, 2-4 pm
Pick up in person: Sept. 29, 10 am-5 pm
Return Shipping: VBAC staff will repack and ship no later than Sept. 29th.
$35 for up to three works (non-refundable)
Gary Ryan, Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Born and raised in Norfolk, Ms. Ryan has more than twenty years of leadership experience, which includes running the Katonah Museum of Art as Interim Executive Director, as well as spearheading business development at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and strategic initiatives at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Thrilled to be back home, Gary currently resides in the Virginia Beach neighborhood of Shadowlawn.
A total of $2000 in cash awards will be given.
Best in Show: $750
Award of Excellence: $500
Award of Merit: $250
Most Creative: $200
3 Honorable Mentions: $100
Open to artists who reside in the Mid-Atlantic states (SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, WV, DE, NJ & PA) who are 18 or older. All media welcome. Please advise of any special installation instructions in the description of your artwork (when you add the artwork to your CAFE portfolio).
All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years and not previously exhibited at VBAC. The Artist certifies that he/she created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.
All styles and aesthetics will be considered. All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition. The Virginia Beach Art Center is a public non-profit facility open to patrons of all ages. The content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.
Artists must include an interpretative statement (limit 700 characters) that will be displayed with the artwork.
All entries and payments must be submitted via CAFE (callforentry.org). Please follow the directions on CAFE to set up your artist profile and then submit to this call. If you have exhibition questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions relating to the online submission process should be directed to CAFE.
Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration. A maximum of three photos may be uploaded. If multiple views of a single artwork are uploaded, clearly label the photos as “Title-VIEW 1,” “Title-VIEW 2,” etc.
The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 65% (to the artist) and 35% to the Virginia Beach Art Center. Payment for sales will be made within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition. The artist will be contacted if a W-9 is required.
Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds.
Hanging works (2D) may not protrude more than 12” from the wall. Works must be wired for hanging (no claw hooks), and the flexed wire must be a minimum of 3 inches from the top of the frame. Gallery wraps are accepted only if the image is continued onto all four sides of the canvas. Free-standing (3D) works may not exceed 24” in length or width (height may be taller). Those that require presentation other than a standard pedestal must include those displays with the works. (Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis--please contact us before submitting.)
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.
The art center staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the Virginia Beach Art Center, its staff, volunteers 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 that you agree to this.
The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the art center. All shipped works must arrive between August 26-31, 2020 without exception. Hand-delivered works are accepted August 29-Sept. 1, 2020. Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx to be returned. We do not arrange return shipping in any other manner. Please, NO packing peanuts. Works should be shipped in reusable packaging and containers for return. Clearly indicate your unpacking and re-packing instructions 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 Virginia Beach Art Center.
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Virginia Beach Art Center
532 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451