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34th September Competition
Alexandria Museum of Art
933 2nd St
Alexandria, LA 71301

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Contact Email: nancy@themuseum.org
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Louisiana
Entry Deadline: 4/24/21
Days remaining to deadline: 2
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (34th September Competition): $40.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$20.00

ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED  VIA CAFE.

Eligibility
• 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 (2019 or later). 
• AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.
 
Rules
Deadline for entry is April 24, 2021. 
• 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 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. 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 MUST ARRIVE PRE-PAID BY June 19, 2021 – ALONG WITH A PRE-PAID RETURN ADDRESS LABEL (no order forms will be accepted, must be a completed label).  
• Artists who do not adhere to any of the above rules will be subject to disqualification at the discretion of museum staff. 

Awards
Awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception on July 9, 2021 at 6:00pm.
• First Place: $800
• Second Place: $500
• Third Place: $300
• Honorable Mention: $100
• Honorable Mention: $100
• Honorable Mention: $100
To be awarded at the close of exhibition: 
• Purchase Award selected by museum staff & collections committee 

Juror
AMoA proudly welcomes Dr. Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D. as the Juror for AMoA’s 34th September Competition. 

For the last eighteen years Andrew James Wulf, Ph.D., has served as a passionate creative museum professional at international institutions, directing the strategic, civic and educative mission of museums and serving in key roles to represent, supervise, produce, and sponsor a wide array of compelling public programs and exhibitions on a variety of themes in the arts, sciences, and humanities, in order to promote cultural literacy through community engagement. 

Currently, Wulf serves as the Executive Director of the AAM-accredited Albany Museum of Art in Albany, Georgia, a position he assumed in September 2019. He served as Executive Director at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 2015-2019. Prior to that, he was Supervisory Museum Curator for the U.S. National Archives, from 2010-15.

A 2014 graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders, Wulf earned his Ph.D. from the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His doctoral dissertation explored the heyday of U.S. cultural diplomacy around the world at the height of the Cold War, told from the perspective of the curators, artists, and designers who partnered with the United States Information Agency to spread the word of American values via cultural exhibitions. Rowman & Littlefield released his book, U.S. International Exhibitions During the Cold War: Winning Hearts and Minds Through Cultural Diplomacy, in 2015.  

Wulf is honored to apply his passion as a practitioner, scholar and theorist for museums and archives for how they can better serve society and we are honored that he has agreed to act as Juror.

Calendar
April 10          Application deadline.        
May 8    Jury notification by email. No phone calls please.
June 19    Deadline for receipt of accepted works and pre-paid return shipment label.
July 9 Opening Reception and Juror Gallery Talk, Awards announcements 
Oct. 23    Last day to view exhibition.
Nov 9 Deadline for pick-up of hand delivered work.
                  Return shipping of art work with pre-paid return label (provided by the artist)
will begin between October 24th and November 5th.

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 19, 2021. 
• 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 24th and November 5, 2021.  
• ALL WORK WILL BE SHIPPED USING THE PRE-PAID RETURN LABEL SUPPLIED BY THE ARTIST.  
• AMoA will not take responsibility for works returned undeliverable.  
• Art work unclaimed after one year becomes the property of AMoA.

Exhibitor Obligations
• 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.   

 

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