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5th Annual SHOW OFF Open Call

National Competition @ Virginia Beach Art Center $$$ PRIZES

Event Types: Artist Opportunities , Calls For Artists

Jan 16, 2023 9:00 AMFeb 3, 2023 5:00 PM

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Virginia Beach Art Center

757.425.6671

[email protected]https://www.artcentervb.org/

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Show Off!

Annual National Exhibition
March 3 - April 2, 2023

The Virginia Beach Art Center (VB-AC) presents a nation-wide showcase which gives artists an opportunity to submit their very best pieces without begin bound by a theme. Artists from Alabama to Wyoming and all US territories are invited to show off their personal best. What will you choose?

Prize money totals $2,000.

The opening reception is March 3, 6 pm. - 8 pm.

The VB-AC is a popular venue for local and regional art, with a loyal following of patrons as well as a high daily visitor count. We invite you to join our art family for the month of March and help us celebrate artists throughout the United States.

ALL 2D and 3D MEDIA WELCOME!

Exhibition: March 3 - April 2, 2023

Submission Deadline: February 3
Notifications Sent: February 15
Delivery: Shipped works must be received February 23 - 26. Non-local, hand-delivered works received February 25 - 27 by arrangement. Local drop off February 28. Extra drop off available February 27 by arrangement. Email [email protected] to make arrangements.
Reception: March 3, 6 - 8 pm.
Awards Presentation Livestream: March 3, 7 pm. on "Virginia Beach Art Center--Home of the Artists Gallery" Facebook page.
Exhibition ends: April 2, 4 pm.
Artists Talks (optional): April 2, 3-4 pm. Artists who participate in the Artists Talks may take their works with them April 2 at 4 pm.
Pick up in person: April 4, 10 am to 4 pm.
Return Shipping: VB-AC staff will repack and ship April 3-4.

Submission Fee: $35 for up to three works (non-refundable)

Juror: Lloyd DeWitt – Irene Leache Curator of European Art and Chief Curator Chrysler Museum of Art

Awards: A total of $2,000 in cash awards will be given.

Best in Show: $700

Award of Excellence: $500

Award of Merit: $250

People's Choice: $150 (to be awarded at the end of the exhibit)

4 Honorable Mentions: $100 each

Eligibility:

Artists aged 18 and older, who reside in the United States or US territories. All 2D and 3D media welcome, no video or audio artwork. Please advise of any special installation instructions in the description of your artwork when you add the artwork to your CaFe portfolio.

All work must be original. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years and not previously exhibited at Virginia Beach Art Center (VB-AC). The Artist certifies that he/she/they created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.

All 2D and 3D styles and aesthetics will be considered. All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition. The VB-AC is a public, non-profit facility, open to patrons of all ages. The content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.

Artists must include a short, interpretative statement approximately 50-75 words which will be displayed with the artwork. This should be entered in the "Description" field when the artwork is uploaded to your CaFe portfolio.

Submission process:

All entries and payments must be submitted via CaFe (callforentry.org). Please, FIRST, set up your artist profile in CaFe and then submit to this call. If you have exhibition questions, please contact [email protected] Questions relating to the online submission process should be directed to CaFe.

Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration. A maximum of three photos may be uploaded, only one per artwork.

The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 65% (to the artist) and 35% to the Artists Gallery. Payment for sales will be made within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition. The artist will be contacted if a W-9 is required.

Limitations:

Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds. 2D works may not be more than 50" wide, including frame. Free-standing (3D) works may not exceed 36” in length or width (height may be taller).

Hanging works must have a WIRE for hanging (no claw hooks); the wire should be very tight and within the top 1/3 of the frame. Unframed works must have an intentional and professional finish.

3D works that require presentation other than a standard pedestal must include those displays with the works. Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis--please contact Karen Kleinbrook at [email protected] before submitting.

Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/or for craft issues.

Liability:

The art center staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the VB-AC, its staff, volunteers and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure your artworks themselves, and purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means that you agree to this.

Shipping:

The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the VB-AC. All shipped works must arrive between February 23-26, 2023, without exception. Hand-delivered works will be received February 25-26. Extra drop off is available February 27 by arrangement only as the VB-AC is closed on Mondays. Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through USPS, UPS or FedEx to be returned. We do not arrange return shipping in any other manner. Please, NO packing peanuts. Works should be shipped in reusable packaging and containers for return. We recommend the use of painter's tape on the internal packing so that we can reuse bubble wrap, etc. for the return packing.

Clearly indicate your unpacking and re-packing instructions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the Virginia Beach Art Center.

Legal Agreement:

This is also listed in the separate "Legal Agreement" section that requires notation before application can be completed.
The Artist certifies that he/she/they created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works. All decisions made by the exhibition’s juror are final.

The Artist shall be responsible for arranging to have accepted works shipped or delivered to the Virginia Beach Art Center. Costs of delivery and pick-up of art (including insurance and transportation) shall be paid by the Artist. The VB-AC and its employees and volunteers are not liable for any loss or damage while the artwork is in transit or while artworks are on the premises.

All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition. VB-AC retains a 35% commission on the sale of artwork. The Artist will be sent by mail a check for the remaining 65% of total sale within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

The Artist reserves all rights to their works. The Artist gives VB-AC permission to reproduce the works for promotion of the exhibition and agrees that an image of the work may be used on a postcard, flyer, in a catalog or advertising announcing the exhibit, and on the VB-AC website, email list-serve and social media. VB-AC allows video and photography in all areas of the building for private, noncommercial use.

Questions/Contacts:

Contact Karen Kleinbrook at [email protected]

Virginia Beach Art Center
532 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-425-6671

www.artcentervb.org

All entries and payments must be submitted via CaFe (callforentry.org). Please, FIRST, set up your artist profile in CaFe and then submit to this call. If you have exhibition questions, please contact [email protected] Questions relating to the online submission process should be directed to CaFe.

Artists must include a short, interpretative statement approximately 50-75 words which will be displayed with the artwork. This should be entered in the "Description" field when the artwork is uploaded to your CaFe portfolio.

Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration. A maximum of three photos may be uploaded, only one photo per artwork.

The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 65% to the artist and 35% to the Artists Gallery. Payment for sales will be made within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition. The artist will be contacted if a W-9 is required.

Artists who reside in the United States or a US territory. All media welcome. Please advise of any special installation instructions in the description of your artwork (when you add the artwork to your CaFe portfolio).

All work must be original. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years and not previously exhibited at Virginia Beach Art Center (VBAC). The Artist certifies that he/she created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.

All 2D and 3D styles and aesthetics will be considered. All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition. The VB-AC is a public non-profit facility open to patrons of all ages. The content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.

Virginia Beach Art Center