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Please note:  Because of technical issues with the CaFE website, we are extending the Representing the West deadline for submissions to Thursday, October 27

The 2017 Representing the West: A New Frontier juried exhibition is open to all artists. We are interested in artwork in any medium that considers the changing culture and myths of the American West. We welcome non-tradional subject matter, materials and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including audio and video submissions. Over $5000 in prize money and the opportunity for a solo exhibit will be awarded. Artist Don Stinson will be the juror for the 2017 exhibit.

Guidelines for Representing the West: A New Frontier

Entry rules

  1. The Representing the West: A New Frontier is open to all artists. We are interested in artwork in any medium that considers the changing cultures and myths of the American West. We welcome non-traditional subject matter, materials and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including audio and video submissions.
  2. Artists may enter online at www.callforentry.org or via email to ludel@sdc-arts.org.  All images MUST be submitted in digital form. Non-digital images will not be considered for acceptance into the exhibit. We will request high-resolution images from accepted artists of 300 dpi or higher for publication purposes. Works must have been completed within the last two years and must not have been previously shown at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. CDs or thumb drives are admissible for video or audio work.
  3. Non-refundable entry fee is $35.
  4. Up to five entries per artist.
  5. All wall-hung pieces must arrive prepared for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers, please. All works on paper must be framed under glass or plexiglass. 3D pieces must be stable and ready to display. All pieces must be clean and in good condition. 
  6. All pieces must be for sale. Sangre de Cristo Arts Center manages all sales and receives a 40% commission on the retail price. Work that is accepted to the show must remain on exhibit through March 19, 2017.

Awards
$3,500 - Best of Show
$1,000 - 1st prize
$500 - 2nd prize
Solo Exhibit – People’s Choice

IMPORTANT DATES

October 27, 2016: High resolution digital images or audio/video files, artist statement (200 words or less), entry fees due
November 11, 2016: Notification of acceptance will be via email and phone call
January 13, 2017: Artwork drop-off or delivery, completed inventory sheet, and signed contract for accepted works
January 28, 2017: First day of exhibition
February 3, 2017: Opening reception 4:30 - 7 p.m.
March 19, 2017: Last day of exhibition
March 20-24, 2017: Artwork pickup or return

Liability

Insurance is carried by the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Every responsible precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of your artwork. SdC will not insure artworks in transit. Entry to the Representing the West: A New Frontier exhibit will be considered acceptance of the waiver of liability.  Artists will be responsible for transportation to and from the exhibition at their own expense and risk. SdC will not pay for shipping, or make arrangements for shipping of accepted artworks. Return shipping must be paid or prepaid by the artist.

Payment of fees

Payment of fees will be handled through the www.callforentry.org, by check to Sangre de Cristo Arts Center ATTN: RTW, or over the phone 719-295-7200 Ext. 7218.

For more information, please contact me via the information provided below.
LuDel Walter
Visual Arts Coordinator
Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center
719-295-7200 ext. 7218
ludel@sdc-arts.org

 

 

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