Call for Artists for Exposed: Nudes in Art 2016

Exposed: Nudes in Art 2016

Throughout history, representation of the human form has been charged with tremendous energy, both positive and negative. Whether a taboo or a revelation of mastery over form and expression, crafting life-like human figures has moved us. We use the human nude to master skill, understand ourselves, and push social and psychological buttons. We intend for Litmus Gallery’s ongoing annual Exposed: Nudes in Art project to explore how our collective body is used today in art to achieve these goals and more. This year we are excited to renew our invitation to artists to submit works in any 2-D or 3-D media, of any style or genre (abstract, conceptual, highly realistic, etc.), for consideration in the Litmus Gallery seventh annual Exposed: Nudes in Art, a competitive exhibit exploring various treatments of the nude, semi-nude, and implied nude human form in modern art.


Artist Calendar

Monday, April 11:
Artist entry information must be received by this date

Friday, April 15:
Artist notified by this date if their work is juried into the show

Saturday, April 23:
Accepted works hand-delivered to Gallery: 10am – 2pm

 


Exhibit Calendar

Friday, May 6:
Exhibition opens / wine reception 6-9pm

Friday, June 3:
Closing Reception: 6-9pm

May 6 – June 3:
Exhibition open Thursdays 10am – 2pm and by appointment (email artvision@bellsouth.net)

Friday, June 3:
Exhibition closes 9pm: unsold art may be picked up at 9pm

Saturday, June 4:
Alternative pick up of unsold art: 10am – 2pm

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PLEASE read these instructions before completing the form. If you have trouble with the form, one of these items is the issue!

  • There are some fields with red asterisks–those are required and must be completed in order to submit.
  • The image size MUST be 5MB or smaller for each image uploaded.
  • We are NOT able to change the title, price dimensions, etc. later, so PLEASE enter correctly.
  • Make sure the price of the piece is a number (exclude the dollar sign).
  • Make sure your image is in one of the accepted formats.
  • Make sure you check the box at the bottom indicating that you agree to our terms.

If you still have trouble, please send us the same info as the form below in an email (artvision@bellsouth.net) and attach your images; we can accept the application that way, as well.

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Exhibition Prospectus/Application

Eligibility
The exhibition is a juried exhibition to showcase outstanding original visual art. It is open to both professional and emerging artists who are 18 years or older using visual media. Artists may submit for consideration up to three (3) works not previously exhibited at Litmus Gallery. 2-D and 3-D art will be selected for this exhibition. All works of art entered must be for sale. There is no fee for submitting work to be considered for inclusion in this exhibit. A fee is collected only from those juried into the exhibit.

Artists who wish to participate should:

1. Ensure that each work of art is in a separate jpg, png, or gif image (one view of 2D and two views of 3D) and that the image is named as follows: artistname_titleofwork_medium.jpg (for example: JoeSmith_Sublime_painting.jpg). If your image is not named correctly, we cannot consider it for the show, unfortunately.

2. Complete the entry form below with all information: name, address, phone #, email address, photo image, title, dimensions, medium, price, and if available, facebook name, twitter account, and instagram account,

3. Indicate your understanding and agreement with all exhibit rules and specifications.

Rules and Specifications

1. Works must be original and committed to the show for the entire exhibition period. Litmus Gallery & Studios reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented, requires special installation, or is deemed inappropriate by the Litmus Gallery Jury committee.

2. Presentation Specifications:
– All 2D work must be completely prepared for hanging with wire.
– Wire must not be frayed and must support the weight of the piece.
– No “saw tooth” hangers may be used.
– Maximum framed size cannot exceed 50” in any direction.
– 2D and 3D art cannot exceed 50 pounds.

3. Fees: For those selected to participate, there is an entry fee of $30. The fee will be collected at the time the art is delivered to Litmus Gallery.

4. Deadline: For those wishing to submit art to be considered, Litmus Gallery & Studios must receive this entry form no later than the deadline listed.

5. Liability: Works are entered at the risk of the artist. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling all art work, Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

6. Sales: Sales will be encouraged. A 30% commission will be collected on art sold during the exhibition. The artist is committed to the sale price submitted. In order to encourage sales Litmus Gallery may offer a discount of up to 30% on a work by an exhibiting artist. The discount is taken out of the gallery’s 30% commission and the artist still receives 70% of the sales price. Optional: To encourage sales, an artists may indicate a discount sale price that will take effect during the last week of the exhibit.

7. People’s Choice Award: Attendees at the opening reception will be allowed to vote for the art they like the most. The artist receiving the most votes will be awarded $100 and the artist with the second most votes will be awarded $50.

8. Delivery of Art: All art must be hand-delivered to Litmus Gallery on the delivery date and time specified. Special arrangements for delivery at a different time may be possible: email artvision@bellsouth.net to determine if a different delivery date is possible.

9. Removal: Unless sold, all artwork must remain on view until the close of the exhibition. Unsold works should be picked up on the specified date and time indicated.

Artist Info

Describe your background, technique, and/or successes. Please include links to cv or other info, if available, but this area must include a written description as well:
Describe the artwork or series of art you would be exhibiting at Litmus:

Social Media

Litmus Gallery & Studios does extensive online marketing for our artists and shows. We’ve found that this is much more successful when artists are connected to social media and engaged in the process online. Provide information as applicable.

Artwork Upload

Ensure that each work of art is in a separate jpg, png, or gif image (one view of 2D and two views of 3D) and that the image is named as follows:

artistname_titleofwork_medium.jpg

(for example: JoeSmith_Sublime_painting.jpg).
If your image is not named correctly, we cannot consider it for the show, unfortunately.

Optional: If you'd like to offer a discount on the price of the piece at the closing reception, indicate the discounted price.
Image filename **must** be in this format: artistname_titleofwork_medium2.jpg (jpg/png/gif) and 5MB or smaller
Image filename **must** be in this format: artistname_titleofwork_medium2.jpg (jpg/png/gif) and 5MB or smaller
Optional: If you'd like to offer a discount on the price of the piece at the closing reception, indicate the discounted price.
Image filename **must** be in this format: artistname_titleofwork_medium2.jpg (jpg/png/gif) and 5MB or smaller
Image filename **must** be in this format: artistname_titleofwork_medium2.jpg (jpg/png/gif) and 5MB or smaller
Entry #3 Title
Entry #3 Medium
Entry #3 Dimensions
Entry #3 Price
Optional: If you'd like to offer a discount on the price of the piece at the closing reception, indicate the discounted price.
Image filename **must** be in this format: artistname_titleofwork_medium2.jpg (jpg/png/gif) and 5MB or smaller
Image filename **must** be in this format: artistname_titleofwork_medium2.jpg (jpg/png/gif) and 5MB or smaller

I hereby acknowledge this entry (s) to be solely my work of original concept and to be entered at my own risk. I understand that the utmost care will be taken handling my work, and that Litmus Gallery & Studios will not be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. I agree to allow images or photos of my work to be reproduced for use for publicity for the exhibition. Submitting a work of art shall imply an agreement on my part to the conditions set forth in the prospectus.