The Brand Library & Art Center
Call for Entry:
The 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
September 8 through October 26, 2018
The Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California is announcing its 46th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award. All accepted artworks will be included in a printed exhibition catalog. Our juror this year is Edward Goldman, a Los Angeles-based art critic well-known for his weekly show, “Art Talk”, on local NPR affiliate KCRW and as a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Born and educated in Russia, Edward is noted for his fearless and fun opinions and impassioned views on what he sees in galleries and museums throughout the world. As a supporter of art collecting, Edward teaches a popular series of classes called “The Fine Art of Art Collecting” which features visits to artist studios, galleries and museums, and the homes of private collectors. Learn more about Edward at edwardgoldman.com.
Entry Deadline: June 1, 2018.
REQUIREMENTS: Media: Any artwork on or of paper, including collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and 3-dimensional works. Paper must be a visible component of the artwork. Images: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3. Entry Fee: $30.00 plus $15 each additional entry. Fee for one is $30, total for two is $45, and the total for three is $60. No more than three may be submitted. Applications include a first-person artist’s statement (maximum 250 words).
All submissions must be made via CaFE (callforentry.org), a widely utilized on-line submission service that connects artists to exhibition opportunities. To submit, artists must create a free CaFE profile and upload images and information about the work(s) they wish to submit to the Brand 46 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper call. Help for artists new to CaFE is available on the website: callforentry.org/cafehelp.phtml.
Important Dates for Brand 46:
April 6 Call for Entries Opens
June 1 Deadline for CaFE Submissions
(NOTE: the deadline is 11:59 pm Mountain Time)
June 18-22 Notification of Acceptance
July 30-August 15 Shipped Artwork must arrive at Brand Library & Art Center between these dates
August 18 Hand Delivered Artwork Due (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
September 8 Exhibition Opening and Awards Ceremony
October 26 Exhibition Closes
October 27 Pick-up of Hand Delivered Artwork (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
November 22 Shipped Artwork Returned by this Date
No exceptions will be made to any of the above dates.
ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to artists residing in the United States. Entries must be original artwork executed within the preceding two years and not previously exhibited at the Brand Library & Art Center. Any artwork misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. The Brand Associates and Juror reserve the right to decline any artwork deemed unacceptable and no refunds will be given for these entries. Accepted artworks may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition. Artwork must be available between September 8 and October 27, 2018.
CALLFORENTRY.ORG (CaFE) MEDIA REQUIREMENTS:
Before uploading images of artwork to their CaFE profile, artists should review the media preparation instructions provided on the CaFE website. Frames and mats should not be visible in the submitted image(s).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTED ARTWORK:
PRESENTATION: Framed artwork should be professionally prepared for hanging and exhibition. Hand-delivered artworks can be glazed with glass, but shipped artworks must use acrylic. All artwork will be handled and hung following professional gallery protocol. Unframed artwork is accepted, however, artists submitting unframed work assume the inherent risk that the exposed surface may accidentally be damaged during the run of the exhibition.
DELIVERY AND RETURN: Accepted artworks must be hand-delivered or shipped to the Brand Library & Art Center according to the schedule in this call. Shipped artworks will be returned within three weeks after the close of the exhibition in the same packaging in which they were received. A prepaid shipping label (UPS only) and a $30 handling fee are required for return shipment. Instructions for shipped artworks will be included with acceptance letters.
SALES: Unless specified “NFS,” all artworks will be offered for sale. If a price is not indicated on the entry form, the piece will be considered NFS. The Brand Associates take a 25% commission on sales. Payment to artists will be mailed within three weeks after the close of the exhibition. Prices provided on the entry form are final and may not be changed.
CATALOG: There will be a catalog of the exhibition. Artists whose artworks are accepted will be entitled to a complimentary copy. Additional copies will be available for purchase.
QUESTIONS? Contact Debra Thompson, Brand 46 Exhibition Chair: [email protected]