Call Detail
Elemental Effects - Water, Wind, Earth, Fire
Entry Deadline: 3/21/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: New Jersey
Event Dates: 6/11/22 - 7/4/22

National Juried Competition – "Elemental Effects: Water, Wind, Earth & Fire" 2022

A National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

This venturous exhibition pays tribute to the enduring effects of water, wind, earth, and fire which have been forming planet Earth since its inception, and that account for the precise conditions that enable life. Instead of presenting abstractions, symbols, and representations, the works of art manifest and explore the influence of these almighty forces because they were formed by actual charring, saturating, melting, freezing, rusting, eroding, floating, erupting, dissolving, sprouting, combusting, fermenting, evaporating, condensing, or other processes that account for the dynamics of our planetary home.  The work incorporates and demonstrates the ‘elemental effects’ of our material world and in the resulting artwork. Artworks that manifest intersections of art with science and design are encouraged.

The Juror will select approximately 40 artworks. Artists may submit both 2D work that can be wall hung in the gallery, and/or 3D work to be displayed on the Foundation’s grounds. The 2nd round of applications to this Call begins March 5 and will end March 21.

Unconventional mediums are welcome, as long as they contain no hazardous flammable or toxic materials. Artists must fully disclose all materials and processes used to create the work in their application to the call. The selected two-dimensional artwork will be wall hung. The selected three-dimensional artwork larger than 24” x 24” will be installed outdoors by the artist.  The outdoor space is unsecured. Artwork installed outdoors will not be insured by the LBIF. Artists are responsible for delivering and reclaiming their artwork at the end of the exhibition.  Artwork that remains indoors or outdoors on our campus for more than five days after the exhibition closes will become property of LBIF unless a special arrangement has been made between the artist and LBIF. 

The Juror is Linda Weintraub, curator, author, educator, and critic.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Linda Weintraub practices eco art as an author, educator, curator, practitioner, and homesteader. Throughout her career she has championed the outposts of vanguard experimentation in the arts as they have evolved over the decades. Weintraub has curated over fifty exhibitions. She is the author of innumerable essays and several books exploring contemporary art and ecology. They include WHAT’s NEXT? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art (2018), To LIFE! Eco Art in Pursuit of a Sustainable Planet” (2012), and Avant-Guardians (2007), a series of textlets titled EcoCentric Topics: Pioneering Themes for Eco-Art; Cycle-Logical Art: Recycling Matters for Eco-Art; EnvironMentalities: Twenty-two Approaches to Eco-Art. Additionally, she is the author of such popular books as Art on the Edge & Over, and In the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary Art.

Apply Online:

FEES: $35.00 for up to 3 entries (non-refundable)

EXHIBITION DATES:
June 11 - July 4, 2022
Reception & Awards (TBA)

AWARDS: $500 first prize, $100 second prize, $100 third prize and three honorable mentions.
Cash Awards will be announced at the reception. Other awards to be announced.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
The National Juried Competition “Elemental Effects: Water, Wind, Earth & Fire " at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences welcomes entries of original work, created within the last two years, which explore one of the varied mediums described and addresses the theme of the exhibition.  The Competition and Exhibition is open to artists in continental USA only. There will be two rounds for the submission and jurying of work. The first round deadline for submissions is February 28. The second round artwork will be selected is March 21. Please review the timeline for submission dates.  All work must be for sale, and retail value cannot exceed $7,500.

Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror, Linda Weintraub, at the reception. Artists do not have to be present to receive their awards. The competition and exhibition is open to emerging as well as established artists working in the continental US.

We plan to invite artists who wish to talk about their work period for a panel discussion. We hope to offer workshop classes for adults and for children as part of this exhibit. 

SPECIFICATIONS:
Artists 18 years and older, residing in the continental USA, are eligible. Entries must have been created within the last two years and not been previously shown at LBIF.

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSION

March 21: Deadline for submission (online CAFE) for entry applications for second round selections. We wish to provide additional time for a limited number of accepted artworks if space allows. Artists will be notified by the end of March.

February 28: Deadline for submission (online CAFE) for entry applications for the first round. This deadline has passed.
 

Artwork with a retail value of more than $7,500 will not be considered. Two-dimensional works must be wall hung and should not exceed 36 x 36 inches unless agreed upon by the LBIF. Artwork installed indoors cannot project in the third dimension beyond 18 inches and should not exceed 10lbs. The gallery can only accommodate three-dimensional work if it can be displayed on a 10-inch-deep wall mounted shelf. No free-standing pedestals are permitted. Artwork must be ready to hang: No saw-tooth hangers and no sandwich frames. All materials must be protected from damage. The artist must provide return pre-paid postage or pre-paid return shipping label for artwork and reusable sturdy packaging for work that is to be returned. No wooden crates. 
 
Submitted work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences will retain a 40% commission of the purchase price on all works sold during the exhibition. If any artwork is commissioned from this exhibition, the LBIF will retain 40% of the commissioned price.
 
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to exclude from the exhibition any works that do not arrive in sturdy condition, or are deemed too fragile to be successfully exhibited, or are not ready to hang or be displayed. Work that has not been suitably prepared will displayed at LBIF's discretion.

Please only submit work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at LBIF. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented in the submitted images, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to exclude it from the exhibition.
 
Please refer to the prospectus for full details regarding eligibility, deadlines, awards and details posted on the LBIF website at: http://lbifoundation.org 

Please note: Artists are not required to attend the reception. Artists who receive an award and do not in attend the reception will receive their check by mail.
 
APPLICATIONS:
IMAGE SIZING:  Image size for entry on CAFE:
File format: JPEG or JPG only

·                     File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 px will be resized to fit the limitations.

·                     File size: under 5 MB

If you are having difficulty resizing your images to fit this format, go to http://bulkresizephotos.com/
Drag and Drop your images in the space on the site. Click longest side from the left-hand menu. Enter 1920 in the box next to pixels. Hit the Start Resizing. You should see it says completed. Note that depending on your browser settings, the image may go directly to your “Downloads” folder.
If you have questions, please contact LBIF at 609-494-1241 or email at exhibitions@lbifoundation.org

LABELING INSTRUCTION for your images:
After the TITLE of your WORK on your application, state the medium. Examples:  "Title – water, soil, sprouting seeds, paper, cloth" or "Title – sandblasted by being exposed for 6 months to weather off of Maine Coast"; “Title - wind’s effect on stone”; “Title – water, sand, shells, reeds”; Title - algae, water, coral ”.   

IMPORTANT INFORMATION to include about your submission:

1 Title

2 Materials

3 Process

4 Dimensions

5 Weight

6 Retail Price

7 Date of artwork

8 Additional info

9 Requires installation by artist?

10 Will be returned to artist at the closing of exhibition?
 
ARTIST STATEMENT, BIO, or RESUME:  Please include in your application a maximum of 1-page doc.

NOTIFICATION: Accepted entries will be notified by email and posted on the LBIF website.
LBIF website:  http://lbifoundation.org or paste this URL in your browser. If you do not receive your notification by the notification date, please contact LBIF at: exhibitions@lbifoundation.org

DELIVERY of accepted artwork:  Shipping/Delivery instructions will accompany email notification of acceptance. Shipping to and from the LBIF is the responsibility of the artist with return shipping via UPS, FedEx or hand delivery. Accepted Submissions / packages must be sent with a pre-paid return shipping label or shippers’ UPS or FEDEX account number to charge to artists’ account.

LIABILITY: 
Artworks selected for indoor display will be insured for the duration of the exhibition from time of arrival at the LBIF until return shipment to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated retail value. Works displayed outdoors will not be insured by the LBIF. Artists are encouraged to have their own insurance.

APPLY ONLINE on Call for Entry (CaFE). All entries should be submitted online.
Apply Online: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9645

TIMELINE 2022: 

December – February: Call to Enter

1st Round: February 28: Deadline for submission (online CAFE) for entry applications has ended. 

2nd Round: March 21: Deadline for submission (online CAFE) for entry applications – second round

April 15: Artists notified

June 11 - July 4: Elemental Effects exhibition

Reception and Awards: Date to be announced

ABOUT THE LBIF:
The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences (LBIF) was established in 1948 as a non-profit institution by artist Boris Blai to provide arts and educational opportunities to the surrounding communities, on Long Beach Island, New Jersey.  Blai, a sculptor and founding Dean of Tyler School of Art, Temple University, had a vision that through exceptional art exhibitions, classes, and cultural activities the LBIF could provide visitors an opportunity to experience and share quality arts and cultural programming.  For more than seventy-three years the LBIF has delivered this mission through its Exhibition programs, Visiting Artists programs, Artist Residency and Retreat Program.

LEGAL AGREEMENT:

Submission to Elemental Effects: Water, Wind, Earth & Fire constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. The artist allows the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences the right to photograph accepted work for publicity purposes, use artist's name and bio, and images of artist and their work for publicity purposes in print, on the web and digitally. Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications. 

FEES: $35.00 for up to 3 entries (non-refundable)

https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9645

LBIF welcomes entries of original work, created within the last two years, which explore one of the varied mediums described and addresses the theme of the exhibition.  The Competition and Exhibition is open to artists in continental USA only. There will be two rounds for the submission and jurying of work. Please review the timeline for submission dates.  All work must be for sale, and retail value cannot exceed $7,500.