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"Structure" National Juried Exhibition - Submissions closed
We are seeking works of art that address the concept of "structure" in all its forms. Structure can define vision and expression within political, religious and technological boundaries. How as an artist do we make sense of what we see? How do we explain this vision to ourselves and our viewers? Whether it be physical or metaphorical, what defines the underlying substance of your work?
"Structure" may be determined by methodical paint stokes, pattern, line and design, tightly controlled spaces and concepts, or by the free flow line that captures the essence and structure of the figure, the negative space, what is not shown. Structure may also be manifested by your intent and expression within conceptual work. How do you express the structure and thus the inherent meaning in your art?
“One cannot help but be in awe when [one] contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.” – Albert Einstein
Interpretations both representational and abstract may include, but are not limited to imagination, fabrication, process, format, framework, or organization. Subjects may encompass anatomy, architecture, form, object, concept, motif, texture, etc.
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103
JUROR: James Bacchi
James Bacchi continues to enjoy more than twenty-five years as a gallerist, collector and philanthropist. Former Co-Owner of ON THE WALL, in New York’s East Village, and Jagendorf-Bacchi in SOHO, Bacchi relocated to San Francisco and established ArtHaus gallery with art dealer Annette Schutz in 1995. Voted “Best Art Gallery” in the SF Gate Best of the Bay List in 2010, 2011 and 2012, ArtHaus is celebrating 15 years of working closely with beginning and established collectors, curators, corporate art advisors and the architecture/design community. For the past five years, James has served as a Juror for the MFA Program at the Academy of Art University, and for ArtforAIDS.
A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the “Structure” theme.
November 9, 2013 - December 7, 2013
“Structure” OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 9th, 7-10PM
“Structure” ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 7th, 12 NOON -2PM
GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.
All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog available for sale through Lulu.com.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Works must be submitted online before midnight (in your time zone) on September 4, 2013, to be considered by juror. Please go to Arc Call for Artists at http://www.arc-sf.com/structure.html.
Artists residing in the United States.
ARTWORK MAXIMUM SIZE
2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet - including frame
3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16” x 16” or take up no more than 4' by 4' of gallery floor space.
Artworks must arrive “ready to hang” and be presented professionally. Must be wired. No sawtooth hangers. Framed artwork must use black wood, white wood, or natural wood frame. No color mats. No glass, plexi only.
Provide a statement about how your work relates to the title of the show.
Submit JPG images sized approximately 4 inches wide x 6 inches long at 300 dpi resolution. In order to upload successfully, your image must be at least 1200 pixels wide. The maximum uploadable file size is 8 megabytes. High-resolution images are requested for printed publicity of accepted works. Works displayed on-line will be reduced to web-standard low resolution by Arc. All images must be submitted in RGB color mode. You will NOT be able to upload images in CMYK. Your JPG file name must be Artist's Last Name, under-score, and Title. Example: Smith_ScratchMarks2.JPG
NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. A maximum of two entries per person is allowed. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.
SELECTION OF WORK
The juror will select works that will be on display at the Arc Gallery on 1246 Folsom Street. These works will also be on display in the Arc on-line gallery. Additionally, the juror will select works that will be shown in the Arc on-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.
NOTIFICATION TO ARTISTS
Artists will be notified by October 4th, 2013. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email. You may receive multiple notifications for acceptance into the Arc Gallery and On-Line Gallery. You will receive notification if no artwork has been selected. If you do not receive notice by October 4th, please check your email spam folder and contact us if you do not hear from Arc.
HAND-DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
Tuesday, November 5th 5-7PM & Wednesday, November 6th 12-2PM, 2013 - IF YOUR ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED FOR THE ONLINE GALLERY ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO DELIVER YOUR ARTWORK.
SHIPPING OF ARTWORK
All shipped artwork must be received by November 1st, 2013. Shipped works will be shipped back by December 13th, 2013. Work must be sent in reusable packaging with no styrofoam packing peanuts. Arc Gallery is not responsible for damage caused in transit. Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping and arranging prepaid shipping labels with either UPS or FedEx. It is mandatory to include prepaid shipping labels with your artwork or your work will not be exhibited. - IF YOUR ARTWORK IS ACCEPTED FOR THE ONLINE GALLERY ONLY, YOU DO NOT NEED TO SHIP YOUR ARTWORK.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY
Artwork is insured only while on the premises of Arc Studios & Gallery from November 1st to December 13th, 2013, and according to the terms of our fine arts insurance policy. The coverage is limited to the fair market value of the artwork or $2,000, whichever is less.
PICK-UP OF ARTWORK
Saturday, December 7th 3-4PM & Sunday, December 8th 12-1PM. Artwork left behind may be subject to late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded by Arc Gallery.
SALES OF ART
60% of the sale will go to the artists, 40% of the sale will go to Arc. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.
Arc will mail a check to the artist for any sold artwork within six weeks after the close of the show.
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Arc Gallery & Studios is a mixed-use art center in San Francisco’s South of Market district consisting of a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, two alternative exhibition spaces, art education center, ten artist studios, offices for Kearny Street Workshop and San Francisco Artist Network, and Vega Blue Bottle Coffee kiosk. Our website is www.arc-sf.com.
Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco. Our exhibitions have attracted many art enthusiasts, collectors and gallerists. Several of the artists selected in our juried exhibitions have been invited to participate in additional shows by visiting jurors and gallerists.
EXHIBITIONS AT ARC GALLERY
An important aspect of Arc Gallery’s mission is supporting the making of quality art and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the City of San Francisco. Juried and curated group exhibitions are our primary means of showcasing and discovering artists. Publicity through Bay Area publications and social media, as well as personal invitations to jurors, gallerists and art admirers generate an average of 200 to 400+ attendees at our openings. Artists are further encouraged to participate in artists’ talks, which help expand their audience, broaden the public understanding of contemporary art and provide professional development and networking opportunities.
We are delighted that various artists who have submitted works to our juried shows have been given additional exhibition opportunities at Arc and other venues. Since Arc Gallery started in 2010, eight artists blind-juried into Arc exhibitions have been selected for solo or group exhibitions and/or picked up for representation in other San Francisco Bay Area galleries. Thirty-two artists in Arc juried exhibitions have been subsequently invited to participate in curated exhibitions at Arc Gallery. We hope this trend continues!
Congratulations to the following artists for subsequent exhibitions in area art galleries:
- Sharon Beals at Corden-Potts Gallery, Mitchell Confer at McLoughlin Gallery, Patter Hellstrom at McLoughlin Gallery, Camille Newhagen at Jack Fischer Gallery, Silvia Poloto at McLoughlin Gallery, Kristina Quinones at McLoughlin Gallery, Maja Ruznik at Jack Fischer Gallery, Stephen C. Wagner at Sandra Lee Gallery
Congratulations to the following artists for subsequent exhibitions in Arc-curated exhibitions:
- Sharon Beals, Richard Bolingbroke, Brandy Eiger, John Fitzsimmons, Kat Flynn, Paul Gibson, Mirto Golino, Kevin Grady, Audrey Heller, Judy Johnson-Williams, Barbara Kleinhans, Kristin Kyono, Liz Mamorsky, Kristina Mays, Saundra McPherson, Erika Meriaux, Samantha (RubySpam) Meyers, Greg Nelson, Hadley Northrup, Mary O'Brien, Nite Owl, Silvia Poloto, Lucky Rapp, Eric Rewitzer, Fernando Reyes, Jenny Robinson, Maja Ruznik, Ron Saunders, Yuriko Takata, Alberto Toscano, Kay Weber, and Michal Wisniowski