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35th September Competition
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Entry Deadline: 5/6/22
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $20.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: Louisiana

Rules
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY EXTENDED TO May 6, 2022.
• 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 17, 2022 – 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 8, 2022 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
Elizabeth Chubbuck Weinstein is a consultant serving museums, arts organizations and private collectors, an independent art curator, and a freelance writer.

She is the former Chief Curator and Director of Interpretation for the Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM) in Baton Rouge. Under her visionary leadership at LASM from 2002 to 2020, she transformed the museum into a nationally recognized venue for contemporary fine art. She produced over 100 dynamic exhibitions and related programming, many of them interdisciplinary approaches exploring the connections between art and science. She also curated solo shows focused on the work of renowned artists including Sam Gilliam, Peter Halley, Howardena Pindell, Faith Rinngold, and Keith Sonnier as well as that of notable local and regional contemporary artists.

Elizabeth has served in senior management roles at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Alexandria Museum of Art, where she was Curator of Collections & Exhibitions from 1990 to 1993. She spent 5 years working in development and grant-making positions, including heading-up the grant program at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and 4 years in commercial art sales in London and New Orleans, where she managed Galerie Simonne Stern on Julia Street. 

Elizabeth was honored in 2017 with the Louisiana Association of Museums Career Professional Award. She is a past President of the Louisiana Association of Museums and the Louisiana Art Conservation Alliance and is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Louisiana State Arts Council. Weinstein holds an MA in Post War and Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Institute in London, accredited by Manchester University, and two BA degrees cum laude from Newcomb College of Tulane University.

Calendar (updated)

May 6: Application deadline.        
May 17: Jury notification by email. No phone calls please.
June 17: Deadline for receipt of accepted works and pre-paid return shipment label.
July 8: Opening Reception, Juror Gallery Talk and Awards
Oct.8: Last day to view exhibition.
Oct 21: 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 8th and November 5th, 2022.

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 17, 2022. 
• 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 8th and November 5, 2022.  
• 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.   

• All entries must be completed via CaFÉ:
• 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 (2020 or later). 
• AMoA encourages artists working in video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.