Thursday, February 28, 2013

Call for Entries - Viewpoints: Orange County All Media 2013

The Tustin Art League & Chemers Gallery
present
Viewpoints: Orange County
All Media 2013
Juried Exhibition
Juror: Mary Aslin

April 27 - May 11
Artist Reception April 27, 5:30 - 8:00p

Deadline for entry extended to Friday, March 8th! 

Knick Knacks by Shelby Montelongo; Outside Tustin Pres by Paige Oden; Bent Tree Blues by Sherry Marger


The Tustin Art League (TAL) and Chemers Gallery have joined up for the 6th year in a row to bring you the best of talent from local professional and amateur artists. But, this year, we are stepping it up! Instead of limiting the show to scenes of Tustin, we've opened it up to all of Orange County - the possibilities are endless! And, submissions are now pre-juried on-line.

So, go ahead and create your own interpretation of Irvine Park, Newport Beach, downtown Orange, even San Juan Capistrano! You don't need to be a professional artist or a member of TAL to enter - all are welcome to submit. All media are acceptable, the more creative the better. Get your paintbrushes, pens, pencils, cameras, sewing needles and printing presses ready for this exciting new show!

Sunlit Path by John Sawyer; Peters Canyon Westside by Max Ollendorf

Exhibition Rules:
Entry must be an outdoor scene from anywhere in Orange County. If not easily recognizable as an Orange County scene, a source photo is required. Work must be created during the year since the last exhibition (May 2012). Works may not exceed a maximum size of 30" x 40". Works must be framed to Chemers Gallery specifications, properly wired and ready to hang. No fantasy, please. All artwork must be available for sale and Chemers Gallery will retain 50% of the sale price. Submit a .jpg to art@chemersgallery.com or mail a photo to Chemers Gallery. Artwork that looks significantly different from the .jpg or photo will be rejected.

Framing Specifications:
Chemers Gallery will be happy to assist in framing your work. If you choose to frame it yourself, please bring your frame for approval prior to delivery. Oils, acrylics & mixed media can be unframed if gallery wrapped edges are painted, but other two-dimensional work must be framed. All 2D work must be properly & securly wired and ready to hang. Simple frames are preferred, frames must be either black or any dark wood. Mats must be acid-free and neutral white (like Bainbridge 8655). Acid-free colored filets are acceptable, and either double 4-ply or single 6 or 8-ply mats. No non-glare glass. Space and weight limits apply to non two-dimensional work, see Karen Raab at Chemers Gallery.

Examples of black (left) and dark wood (right) frames

Examples of gallery wrapped canvases


Entry Fee:
Maximum of two entries per artist.
Please make checks payable to TACFA
TAL Members: $20 (for 1 or 2 entries)
Non TAL Members: $30 (for 1 or 2 entries)

Prizes:
First, second and third place winners in both professional and amateur categories will be chosen and awarded cash prizes. 

Important Dates & Deadlines:
Deadline for entry extended!
March 8: Deadline to submit your entry form and .jpg photo to art@chemersgallery.com. Entries must be received by 5pm. Click HERE for printable PDF entry form.
March 18: Artists notified if artwork is accepted or not
April 15 - 20: Delivery of accepted work to Chemers Gallery between 10am - 5pm
April 27: Artists' Reception 5:30 - 8:00pm
April 27 - May 11: Show dates
May 13: Pick up work at Chemers Gallery between 10am - 5pm

For more information, please contact:
Marsha Lindsey, Tustin Art League 714-544-7715
Karen Raab, Chemers Gallery 714-731-5432

The Tustin Art League, a program of the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA), is an organization of visual artists whose purpose is to provide a venue for information, exposure, and growth of each member artist and to focus their talents in an effort to enhance the visual arts within the community to enrich and energize citizens of all ages. For more information about TAL, please visit their blog.

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