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First Annual Art Contest Guidelines

 2017 THEME: “Home”

Artists are invited to explore this in a variety of ways. Do you take this word literally, metaphorically, or as an abstraction? What does home mean to you? What does home feel like to you? Is it happy, traumatic, idealized, or something you long for? Explore the meaning of home. This topic is completely open to the artist’s interpretation. These questions are merely a starting point to engage the creative process.

ACCEPTED TYPES OF ART

  • 2D mediums: charcoal, graphite, pastel, acrylic, oil, watercolors, mixed media, encaustic, silk screen, block/plate/engraving prints, or other(s) (“others” subject to review)
  • Photography: film or digital
  • Digital art: both 2D and 3D digital creations

JUDGED CATEGORIES

  • Representational, Figurative, and Expressionist: Art that references objects or events in the real world.
  • Abstract: Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
  • Digital Art: 2D or 3D artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. This includes photography with digital filter work or heavy artistic embellishment.
  • Photography: Digital or film. This includes digital photography that has been edited using photo editing programs for final mastering, cropping, color edits, etc.
  • Miscellaneous: Anything 2D-related that may be experimental or something not mentioned above.

 WINNERS

  • This show is juried. Once the winners have been chosen, we will notify the artists of each winning submission.
  • The winning submissions will be on display and for sale during the September anniversary celebration of Franklin Art Scene (Franklin’s Art Crawl), traditionally the largest art crawl of the year.
  • There will be a total of fifteen (15) winning pieces on display at the show. This includes 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning pieces in each of the five (5) categories. If for any reason there are not enough submissions in any category, then there may be additional winners in other categories.
  • If you make a submission, but fail to follow the submission guidelines (below), your artwork will not be considered for the contest.
  • If you win any place in any category, but are unable to meet the schedule requirements (below), then the next person in line to win will take your place.
  • 1st Place Winners
    • Free custom framing (our choice) for original artwork using all high-quality archival materials. If the work does not sell at the show, the artist keeps the framed piece.
    • Scanning of original artwork. Full-service, high quality digital scan suitable for giclée reproduction. [NOTE: Winners in the categories of Photography and Digital will not receive a scan. Instead, they will receive one full-scale print on their choice of material (canvas, water color paper, hot press fine art paper, gloss, luster, glossy metallic). If the work does not sell at the show, the artist retains the print.]
    • Two (2) matted and sleeved prints of the winning image to sell at the event. We will use all high quality archival materials for your artwork. Image size will be up to 12”x16” with a final outside matting measurement of 16”x20”. If the work does not sell at the show, the artist retains the finished products.
  • 2nd Place Winners
    • 50% off framing from us for your winning pieces. All works must be ready to hang.
    • Scanning of original artwork. Full-service, high quality digital scan suitable for giclée reproduction. [NOTE: Winners in the categories of Photography and Digital will not receive a scan. Instead, they will receive one full-scale print on their choice of material (canvas, water color paper, hot press fine art paper, gloss, luster, glossy metallic). If the work does not sell at the show, the artist retains the print.]
    • Two (2) matted and sleeved prints of the winning image to sell at the event. We will use all high quality archival materials for your artwork. Image size will be up to 12”x16” with a final outside matting measurement of 16”x20”. If the work does not sell at the show, the artist retains the finished products.
  • All Other Winners
    • 35% off framing from us for your winning pieces. All works must be ready to hang.
    • Scanning of original artwork. Full-service, high quality digital scan suitable for giclée reproduction. [NOTE: Winners in the categories of Photography and Digital will not receive a scan. Instead, they will receive one full-scale print on their choice of material (canvas, water color paper, hot press fine art paper, gloss, luster, glossy metallic). If the work does not sell at the show, the artist retains the print.]
    • One (1) matted and sleeved print of the winning image to sell at the event. We will use all high quality archival materials for your artwork. Image size will be up to 12”x16” with a final outside matting measurement of 16”x20”. If the work does not sell at the show, the artist retains the finished product.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Only submit artwork you are willing to sell.
  • There is no limit to the amount of submissions per category.
  • You may submit to multiple categories.
  • You are free to create new works and/or submit past works appropriate to the theme.
  • We require an adequate image of the works you are submitting. A medium resolution JPEG is sufficient. Smartphone photos are acceptable.
  • Do not send extremely large files for submission. If you are uncertain of an adequate file size, please contact us for assistance.
  • File submissions should be made using the form on our website (INCLUDE LINK FOR PAPER VERSION). If you are unable to utilize this submission method for any reason, please contact us for further instructions.
  • Submitted files MUST be named as follows: artist first name_artist last name_title of artwork. Example: john_doe_home.jpeg
  • You must complete this form either online or in print to be considered for review. No exceptions.
  • You must read the schedule below. All dates must be observed to be eligible to win.

 SCHEDULE

  • May 20 – July 21, 2017: All submissions must be made during this time.
  • July 21: Strict submission deadline, no exceptions. If your artwork is near completion (e.g., lacks final touches, needs to finish drying, etc.), you should still submit a version of it by the deadline. However, you must tell us at the time of submission so that we may take that into consideration during the judging process.
  • July 28: Winners will be contacted.
  • August 4: Winners’ finished artwork must be delivered to our store on or before this date. The only exception is for pieces that are in transit at that time. In that case, you must inform us by August 4. Those exceptional items not received by August 8 will not be accepted. No exceptions.
  • September 1: The big show will be held during the Franklin Art Scene. The venue, directly across from Gallery 202 and already on the trolley route, is Outdoor Classic Structures. They are located at 203 2nd Ave South in Franklin. DO NOT CONTACT THEM FOR ANYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST AND SHOW. Direct all questions to us at 615-815-6015.

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