Sunday, January 30, 2011

Call for Entries: “For the Birds” Deadline March 18, 2011


Brush Gallery's
For the Birds
Exhibition
This 2D and 3D exhibition is open to artists from the U.S. and Canada


Information:

JUROR: David Allen Sibley, ornithologist, author and artist. Click here to read about David Allen Sibley and his books. He is a member of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, which is working in collaboration with the Gallery on this exhibition and related educational events.

EXHIBITION: This juried exhibition is part of the Brush Gallery's Art of Nature Exhibition Series and will be a mix of paintings, collage, fiber, photography, drawings and sculpture. It will be hung in time for the Brush's popular annual fundraiser on May 7th. Depending on sizes, between 30 and 40 two-dimensional and 20 to 30 sculptures will be accepted. The gallery has 9 pedestals capable of holding sculpture up to about 50 pounds if sculptors would like to use them.

CATALOGUE:
A full color catalogue will be produced for this exhibition.

SUPPORT:
This exhibition is made possible in part by a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The MCC grant supports the Brush Gallery's Art of Nature Exhibition Series, which includes For the Birds.

ELIGIBILITY:
Artists who are residents of the USA and Canada may submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional work, including: paintings, fiber, drawings, photographs, monoprints, mixed-media and sculpture. The work must depict birds.

METHOD OF SELECTION:
High resolution (300 DPI) images on CD will be juried by David Allen Sibley, ornithologist, author and artist. Click here to read about David Allen Sibley and his books. The work you submit must depict birds.

ENTRY PROCEDURE:
Artists may submit up to three entries depicting birds (3D artists may show 2 views for each entry for a total of 6 images) Note: sculpture may not exceed 50 pounds (30 lbs if you are shipping/return shipping your work).

ENTRY FEE: is $30.00 for non-members and $20.00 for Brush Gallery members. Click here to see if you are an up-to-date member. Not a member? Click here to become one.
Note: a portion of the entry fees received will go directly to the unpaid, dedicated group of people who work with Mass Audubon and who care for sick or injured birds until they can (if ever) be returned to the wild.

COMMISSION: 40% on sales made during the exhibition, 30% for Brush members

MEMBERSHIP: If you are not a member, consider becoming one. There will be a number of juried exhibitions in various media over the next year at the Brush and you will enjoy reduced entry fees and gallery commissions.
Click here to find out about upcoming exhibition opportunities at the Brush.
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Important Dates:

March 18 : Application, CD and payment due at Brush Gallery no later than 4:00 pm
April 8 : Notification of jury results
May 1 and 2 : Delivery of work to Brush Gallery
May 7 : Exhibition goes on display to public during our annual fundraiser
May 14 : Artists' Reception
June 18, 2011: Exhibition closes at 4:00
June 19 and 20: Artwork pickup (noon - 4 PM); Shipped artwork returned.


DELIVERY OF ARTWORK :

Work may be hand-delivered or sent/returned by FedEx, UPS or US Postal Service.
Note: If shipping work you must ABSOLUTELY provide a pre-paid, scannable return shipping label for the return of artwork. The Brush cannot accept your personal UPS/FedEx account number nor can it accept cash or check payments for the return of your artwork. Failure to provide a pre-paid, scannable return shipping label means that the Brush will not ship your artwork back to you. Also note that there will be a 30 pound limit on shipped packages. Brush personnel must bring these packages to the post office/UPS/FedEx center and cannot carry and transport anything heavier than 30 pounds.


ON-LINE APPLICATION REQUIRED:
Please click here to apply on-line.