Call Detail
UnMasked: Contemporary Portraiture
Entry Deadline: 5/11/22
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: 7/16/22 - 8/14/22

"Un-Masked" Contemporary Portraiture is a National Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

We wear many masks, both literal and figurative. In this exhibition we want to remove those masks and go beyond the surface to reveal a deeper vision of the subject, thus extending the ongoing tradition of portraiture. Whether it be self or otherwise, include the presence of another person or object or not, these are just two of the many ways the personality can be revealed.

Artwork selected can include but is not limited to Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Collage, digitally created work, and 3D constructions that can be wall hung. Artwork that was created as a multiple through printmaking processes, or photography will not be considered for this exhibition.

The Juror for 2022 is Jessica T. Smith, The Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art, and Manager, Center for American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Apply Online: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9646

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

EXHIBITION DATES: July 16 - August 14, 2022
Reception & Awards: Friday, July 22, 2022 

AWARDS: $500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize and three honorable mentions.
Cash Awards will be announced at the reception. Other awards to be announced.

ABOUT THE JUROR:

Dr. Jessica Todd Smith is the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and Manager of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Recent projects include the exhibitions Painting Identity; Elegy: Lament in the 20th Century; and Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950, which was accompanied by the book American Modernism: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Prior to her arrival at the PMA in 2016, she was the Virginia Steele Scott Chief Curator of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. At The Huntington, Smith worked on three major expansions of the American galleries, in addition to exhibitions, publications, and collection development. She earned a B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
The National Juried Competition "Un-Masked" 2022 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. Artworks can include, but are not limited to: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Collage, Digitally created work, and 3D constructions that can be wall hung. Artwork that was created as a multiple through printmaking processes, or photography will not be considered for this exhibition.

Three cash Prizes and three Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Juror, Jessica Smith, 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.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Artists 18 years and older, residing in the continental USA, are eligible. 
Artworks can include, but are not limited to: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Collage, digitally created work, and 3D constructions that can be wall hung. Artwork that was created as a multiple through printmaking processes, or photography will not be considered for this exhibition.

Entries must have been created within the last two years and not been previously shown at LBIF.
 
Two-dimensional works should not exceed 60 inches in width and 60 inches in height, and not exceed 15 lbs.  Work may not project in the third dimension beyond 18 inches. However, larger size work is encouraged and allowed. The artist must provide return prepaid postage or pre-paid return shipping label for work and reusable sturdy packaging. No wooden crates should be used. Please do not submit work that has a retail value over $7,500.
 
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.
 
Work submitted must be suitably framed, firmly wired, prepared for hanging, and professionally presented. No sawtooth hangers; no sandwich frames. All paper must be displayed framed and protected under acrylic (Plexiglas). 3-D work will be considered, but should be wall mounted, or able to be displayed on a 10” deep wall mounted shelf. Please do not submit three-dimensional works in the round that require pedestals. Large work is encouraged.
 
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 may be hung 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

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION about submitted images:
We suggest - for the Juror's convenience - that on the CAFE application after the TITLE of your WORK on your application, you state the medium you are submitting, such as "PORTRAIT – CHARCOAL DRAWING on PAPER" or "PAPER MASK – MIXED MEDIA".  Because of the wide range of materials that are allowed, this information will quickly inform the Juror when viewing each of the submitted images. In addition, you are encouraged to include information about medium & materials, size/dimensions, and date. 
 
ARTIST STATEMENT, BIO, or RESUME:  Please include in your application a one-page doc.

NOTIFICATION: Accepted entries will be notified by email and posted on the LBIF website.
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 LBIF is the responsibility of the artist. Return shipping via UPS for accepted artworks will be provided by the LBIF, for work that complied with the stated dimensions and weight and with a pre-printed, pre-paid Return Label.  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.
 

APPLY ONLINE on Call for Entry (CaFE). All entries should be submitted online.https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9646

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.  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-four years the LBIF has delivered this mission through its Exhibition programs, Art Classes, Visiting Artists programs, Artist Residency and Retreat Program.

LEGAL AGREEMENT:

Submission to “Un-Masked” 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. 

LIABILITY: 
Works 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. Artists are encouraged to have their own insurance. Insurance for individual works in transit is optional and is the responsibility of the individual artist. 

TIMELINE:  May 11, 2022 Deadline for entries on callforentry.org
May 25:  Accepted entries posted on LBIF website by this date; artists will also be notified by email
July 11: Work must be received by this date to the LBIF
July 16 – August 14: Exhibition dates 
July 22: Reception for Artists & Public. Prizes & Awards announced by the Juror.
August 19, 2022: Unsold Artwork returned to artists after close of show.

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

Artists 18 years and older, residing in the continental USA, are eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at LBIF. The fee to apply is $35.00 for up to 3 entries is non-refundable. No internationally shipped work to the LBIF will be accepted.