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Stems Plein Air Juried Show
The Rice Gallery of Fine Art
4829 W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66209


Contact Email: stemspleinair@sbcglobal.net
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Kansas
Entry Deadline: 6/27/20
Application Closed
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Stems Plein Air Juried Show): $25.00
CALL FOR ENTRIES:
Stems Plein Air Paint, an annual plein air competition in the Kansas City area, is proud to offer our event this summer as a National Juried Show, welcoming the many plein air artists whose summer events have been cancelled throughout the nation.

This is a unique opportunity for outdoor painters to safely compete for multiple cash prizes, including a $2,500 Best of Show Prize, and sell works both online and in a fine art gallery exhibition.

Stems Plein Air Paint is now accepting submissions, 1 to 3 images of your best plein air paintings.   There are no restrictions on painting locales but your works must be created between May 11th and June 27th, 2020.  Submission deadline is June 27th, 2020. 

Highlight the very best of your summer stock of plein air paintings in an established fine art gallery exhibition hosted by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art on July 31st, 2020.

Stems Plein Air Paint is brought to you by the Friends of Overland Park Arts, part of the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park.

More info below...

Features
  • Artists may submit 1 to 3 images of their best plein air work to be evaluated on an individual basis by our experienced panel of plein air jurors. 
  • All selected paintings will be eligible for multiple CASH PRIZES, including a $2,500 Best of Show Prize! 
  • All juried selections will be featured for sale in an exclusive gallery exhibition at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, one of Kansas City’s premier fine art galleries.  This show will be promoted via print, mail, and social media advertising. (*Show opening date contingent on social distancing and public health guidelines). 
  • All selected works will also be included in an online “digital art opening,” which will present images of each painting via Facebook, YouTube, and www.thericegallery.com among others for our online audience to purchase and enjoy. 
  • Prize winners will also be featured in the sales tent at the Stems: A Garden Soiree event, a special one night only sale benefitting the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park.
Gallery, Event Sponsors, and Jurors

The Rice Gallery of Fine Art offers an extensive selection of original fine art in the Kansas City area, representing many fine artists from the Midwest region, as well as many established artists from across the nation.  We proudly support the arts by organizing, hosting, and promoting an array of fine art events throughout the year.

Stems Plein Air Paint is one of Kansas City’s longest running annual plein air competitions based in Overland Park, KS and is brought to you by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art and Friends of Overland Park Arts, part of the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, and its mission to expand arts opportunities and public art in Overland Park. 

The jury will be comprised of experienced fine art curators and professional art gallery personnel.  They will use their collective knowledge and trained eyes to select a survey of the finest PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS from those submitted.


Rules and Regulations

ENTRY DEADLINE:
  • All entries must be submitted via CAFÉ (www.callforentry.org) by Saturday, June 27th, 2020 (6/27/2020).
ENTRIES AND FEES:
  • A non-refundable application fee of $25 will be collected from each artist submitting their works.
  • This fee is payable online only by credit card via CAFÉ (www.callforentry.org).
  • Limit one application per artist.
  • Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 images (1 to 3 images) with their application.
  • The artist will be responsible for ALL shipping expenses, to and from The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, on any works selected for exhibition (see SHIPPING POLICY below).
CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:
  • All submissions MUST BE ORIGINAL PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS, painted between the dates of May 11th, 2020 and June 27th, 2020.
  • Any work accepted to the juried show MUST BE present and available for sale for the duration of the scheduled exhibition.  
  • No prints, reproductions, or photography will be eligible for submission.
  • All artwork MUST BE completely dry, framed, wired securely, and ready to hang in a fine art gallery setting.
  • Canvases MUST BE framed or museum wrapped with finished/painted edges and wired to hang.
  • Works on paper and mediums prone to smearing/smudging MUST BE protected under glass or plexi-glass. 
  • The Rice Gallery of Fine Art reserves the right to reject any artwork deemed improperly framed or improperly prepared for hanging.
  • Selected works MUST BE received by The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, via local delivery or shipment, no later than Monday, July 27th, 2020 (7/27/2020).  
  • Please do not submit any paintings that are not for sale.
  • SIZE LIMIT: The unframed size of each painting submitted should not exceed 48 inches at its longest dimension.  Please only submit paintings that can be easily packed, shipped, and re-packed safely to and from The Rice Gallery of Fine Art.  Please do not submit any paintings that need to be shipped via additional freight services. 
JURYING PROCESS:
  • All paintings submitted will be reviewed by our jury between the dates of Monday, June 29th, 2020 and Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 (6/29/2020 - 7/8/2020).
  • Each artist may submit up to 3 paintings to for the jurying process.
  • Each painting is evaluated on an individual basis and, therefore, considered on an individual basis for exhibition as well, not as a group.
  • Juried selections will be announced via CAFÉ and/or via email no later than Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 (7/8/2020).
SHIPPING POLICY:
  • ABSOLUTELY NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE! ABSOLUTELY NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE!  
  • Paintings requiring additional freight services other than standard shipping are ineligible.
  • The artist is responsible for ALL shipping expenses, to and from The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, on any works selected for the exhibition.
  • The artist is also responsible for any shipping insurance related to their paintings while in transit to and from The Rice Gallery of Fine Art.
  • The Rice Gallery of Fine Art IS NOT responsible for any work that is stolen, lost, or damaged once picked up by the shipper for return.
  • All works of art shipped to The Rice Gallery of Fine Art MUST BE shipped securely and safely with packing materials that are easy to unpack and can be re-used to easily re-pack and return any works that have not sold at the exhibition’s conclusion to the artist at their expense.
  • All shipments MUST BE sent “SIGNATURE REQUIRED” in order to be safely received by The Rice Gallery during their normal hours of business (10am-6pm Monday-Saturday).
  • The Rice Gallery IS NOT responsible for any lost packages left with no signature required.
  • ALL SHIPMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, JULY 27TH, 2020 (7/27/2020).
  • Please use packing materials appropriate for safe shipping to and from The Rice Gallery of Fine Art.
  • Shipments that appear to have major damage upon receipt will not be opened and the artist will be contacted immediately to assist in assessing the damage and determining how to proceed.
  • The artist will also be contacted immediately if any major damage is discovered once a painting is unpacked.  
  • Minor scuffs and scratches to frames as well as typical wear and tear will not be considered “damage” and will be deemed acceptable at the discretion of The Rice Gallery of Fine Art.

LOCAL DROP OFF/PICKUP OPTION
  • Artists are welcome to deliver/pickup their works in person (by appointment) at their discretion.  Artists may arrange for other individuals to deliver/pickup their works (by appointment) by contacting The Rice Gallery of Fine Art beforehand.
EXHIBITION AND PRIZES:
  • All selected paintings that are properly shipped and received properly framed/finished/wired/mounted will be hung and displayed for sale in a gallery exhibition which opens Friday, July 31st, 2020 5-8pm at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art in Overland Park, KS. 
  • *The Rice Gallery of Fine Art reserves the right to adjust/reschedule the opening date of the exhibition with regard to social distancing guidelines and public health protocols related to Covid-19.
  • All selected works will also be included in an online “digital art opening,” which will present images of each painting via Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, www.thericegallery.com, and other Stems Plein Air related websites.
  • All selected paintings will be available for sale online via The Rice Gallery’s e-commerce store.
  • This show will be promoted via print, mail, and social media advertising. 
  • Selected paintings will also be featured in a one-night-only sales tent at the Stems: A Garden Soiree Event in Overland Park, KS on the evening of Saturday, August 8th, 2020.  This tent sale is traditionally a popular sales venue for our annual Stems Plein Air Paint.
  • All paintings selected for exhibition are eligible for multiple cash prizes, including a $2,500 Best of Show Prize!
  • Prize winners will be announced on Friday, July 31st, 2020 (7/31/2020).
  • All prize money will be paid to the winning artist(s) via check and mailed to the address provided in the artist’s application.

ART SALES:

  • All paintings selected for this exhibition will be considered consigned inventory of The Rice Gallery of Fine Art and MUST BE for sale.
  • A predetermined sales price MUST BE provided by the artist for each painting submitted to the show.
  • The Rice Gallery of Fine art will collect a 40% commission on any paintings sold during the gallery exhibition.
  • The Rice Gallery’s commission will be deducted from the provided sales price.
  • The artist’s portion of all sales will be paid at the show’s completion via check and mailed to the address provided in the artist’s application.
EXHIBITION CLOSE AND RETURN OF UNSOLD WORK:
  • The exhibition officially ends Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 (9/8/2020).
  • All unsold work will be returned via shipment or local pickup (by appointment), just as it was received.
  • Any work being picked up locally must be picked by appointment after Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 (9/8/2020).
  • Return shipments must also be arranged after Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 (9/8/2020).
  • Paintings being returned via shipment will be packed and returned in the same packing materials they arrived in.
  • The artist is responsible for arranging the return shipment of their painting(s).
  • Pre-paid return labels may be enclosed in the original shipment or emailed to The Rice Gallery once the show has ended. 
DEADLINE/IMPORTANT DATES SUMMARY:
  • 6/27/2020 - All entries are due via CAFÉ.
  • 6/29/2020 to 7/8/2020 - Jury reviews submissions.
  • 7/8/2020 - Selections announced via CAFÉ. 
  • 7/27/2020 - Selected works MUST BE received via shipment  or hand delivered to The Rice Gallery by this date.
  • 7/31/2020 - Opening show reception at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art from 5-8pm and Prize winners announced.
  • 9/8/2020 - Show concludes.

 

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