AVA Hosts The Seasoned Eye, An Exhibit For Experienced Artists

Friday, February 21, 2014

AVA will host a group exhibition of artists who have shown dedication to their craft from year to year. This competitive exhibit is intended to celebrate career artists that have consistently created and shown their work for 20+ years. 

This exhibition is only open to established artists living in the Southeastern United States with a well-developed, recent body of work. The exhibit is juried by AVA’s Exhibition Advisory Panel.

For more information about this exhibit, or other AVA programs, visit avarts.org or contact Lauren Goforth, education and ehibitions director, at lgoforth@avarts.org or 265-4282 ext. 105.

Submissions must be received by March 28.  Notifications will be sent on April 7 and the work must be delivered to AVA by April 22.  The opening reception will be held on May 2 from 5:30-8 p.m. and the exhibit will run through May 30.  Artists must pick-up their work by May 31.  

Eligibility:  Any artist working in any medium including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print media, installation, ceramics, fiber arts, graphic arts, and time-based works are encouraged to apply.  Must live within the Southeastern United States.  Must be a working artist for the past 20+ years with a consistent presence in exhibition or commercial gallery spaces or a combination of both as reflected in the resume submitted.  Displays dedication and commitment to their work.  Must have a current body of work, comprised of at least five pieces, which the artist is able to show at the time of application.

Limitation and Restrictions:  All work must be original and completed within the last three years.  Works must not have been previously exhibited at AVA.  AVA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the application process or are not properly outfitted to hang in the gallery.

All 2-D works must be ready to hang.  Time-based artists may have to provide their own equipment to show work.  

AVA handles all sales transactions and receives a 30 percent commission from all gallery sales.  All shipping or hand delivery and return of work for exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.  AVA reserves the right to make the final selection of all works to be displayed in the gallery.

Fees:  Entry is free for AVA members. There is an entry fee of $25 for non-members. They may pay by credit card, check, or money order. For membership information visit: www.avarts.org/www/docs/106.30. 

Requirements:  Resume (in PDF format).  Brief artist’s statement that is relevant to the work submitted (in PDF format).  Five digital images of recent works. If necessary, please extra detail shots of work submitted. Each image must be: saved in jpeg format, set color to RGB, iage size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels, saved as artist’s last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg.  Complete list of images. For each image, include: title, medium, dimensions, price and application fee, if a non-member. 

Send materials to: Lauren Goforth, education and exhibitions director at lgoforth@avarts.org



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