Saturday, August 16, 2014

Third Annual SPARC Juried Exhibition


Third Annual SPARC Juried Exhibition

Call for Entries - Photography
Opportunity for Visual Artists
South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) announces its third annual juried exhibition, October 15 – November 30, 2014 at the So Pas Gallery Pasadena, 1121 Mission St, South Pasadena CA 91030. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, October 18, from 5-9 pm.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all current paid SPARC member artists, or visual artists that join SPARC at the time of submission, are at least 18 years of age, and living and/or working in California. Membership for artists is $30/yr.

Artists are invited to submit up to 10 digital images of two or three-dimensional work completed within the last three years. This exhibition will only accept works in photographic media.

Juror:   Claudia-Bohn-Spector
Claudia Bohn-Spector, an independent scholar and curator in Los Angeles, received her PhD in art history from the University of Munich, Germany.  A specialist in American art and culture, she has organized numerous fine art exhibitions, most recently Objects Are Closer Than They Appear at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, with works by German artist Manfred Müller; and Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976 at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA.  She also co-curated a critically acclaimed survey of Los Angeles photography at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, entitled This Side of Paradise:  Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs.  

Also at the Huntington, she presented Envisioning Eden: Water and the Selling of L.A. (1997) and The Great Wide Open: Panoramic Photographs of the American West (2001), which received the top exhibition catalog award from the American Library Association in 2002.  

At the Getty Research Institute, she helped direct the international research and exhibition project Imaging the City: The Formation and Display of Urban Identities in the Americas and authored August Sander: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (2000). 

She is currently preparing two photography exhibitions:  Burning Down the House: Ellen Brooks, JoAnn Callis, Eileen Cowin, opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art on September 13, 2014 and a major exhibition of works by Ansel Adams for the Huntington Library and Art Galleries in San Marino, CA, scheduled to open in early 2017.

Submissions
Prepare your digital images in jpeg format at 72 ppi. Image files must be no longer than 800 pixels wide. Each jpeg should have a file name of your initials, an underscore and the title. If, for example, your title were “blue landscape”, you would name your file as follows: hs_bluelandscape.jpg. Titles must correspond with the titles provided on your entry form.


Fees
$25 for the first five images, for current SPARC members.  Up to five additional images can be submitted for $10 per image.

$55 for the first five images for non-SPARC members, (includes a one-year membership in SPARC). Up to five additional images can be submitted for $10 per image.

The juror will consider the first five images for exhibit. These five must be available.  If you are submitting additional images, please indicate if the work is available for the show.

Payment shall be made by check payable to the Pasadena Arts Council. In the memo line add SPARC and mail together with the CD or DVD submission and entry form.


Submission Deadline:  All entries must be submitted no later than midnight, Friday, September 19, 2014.

How to submit: Artists will mail a CD or DVD with jpeg images, a check, and the entry form to:

SPARC Juried Exhibition
P.O. Box 3272
South Pasadena, California 91031

If you want your CD or DVD returned to you, please include a SASE.

Artist Notification: Artists will be notified of acceptance status by email on or before:
Friday, October 3, 2014.

Accepted Work must be received at the So Pas Gallery (Chamber of Commerce), 1121 Mission Street South Pasadena CA 91030 by no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2014 to be included in the exhibition.

Art works selected for exhibition must be ready to hang or be installed.

Liability: SPARC will take all due precautions to protect the premises and art. Artists agree to release SPARC from all liability with respect to loss due to damage, theft, vandalism or accident. Artist is responsible for his/her own insurance.

SPARC
has the right to reject any unsuitable work. Artwork that arrives damaged, cannot be hung properly, or are deemed by the juror having poor quality will not be exhibited.

SPARC will handle any sales for the exhibition, and will retain a 40% commission, plus sales tax, on sold works.

Upon entering work into this exhibition, and signing the form, the artist agrees to these terms of sale, and all terms discussed within this prospectus.

We’ll provide attribution for the artist on the walls of the exhibition, the gallery checklist, and all press materials. Your registration will be our only source of information so it must be accurate.

Reproduction of Artwork: Accepted artwork may be used for print or Internet publicity for the exhibition.

For additional information email Howard Spector, Director of SPARC at info@sopasartscouncil.com or by phone: 310-741-7650.



SPARC JURIED EXHIBITION ENTRY FORM

Please fill out this form, include it with your CD or DVD submission and check.

Artist's name:
Address: city/state/zip:
Email address:
Phone number:
Total number of pieces submitted:___

Payment with: check #___

Artist signature: _____________________________________

By signing your name and sending in your submission, you hereby agree to all of the stated conditions in the prospectus.

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