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Calls for Entry

Storytelling 
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Storytelling Exhibition

June 8–July 27, 2018
Receptions: June 8, 5–8pm + July 13, 5–8pm

ENTRIES DUE Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1pm
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Theme: We understand our world and our place in it through the stories we tell and the stories we receive. Art Works Downtown is looking for art that invites viewers to construct stories about what they see. Artworks accepted for this exhibition will activate their stories using a range of approaches from description to implication, from a frozen single moment of obvious action to juxtapositions of ambiguity. The Bay Area has a rich history of visual storytellers from R. Crumb to Christopher Brown, Joan Brown to M. Louise Stanley, Viola Frey to Richard Shaw. Tell us your stories, stories that resonate with you, or pieces that invite viewers to find their own stories in your art. 

Juror: Kay Bradner, nationally exhibiting artist, retired art professor. www.kaybradner.com 

Requirements

  • SF Bay Area artists only (artist must live within 100 miles from San Rafael California) 
  • Media: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, collage, assemblage
    No video media. Some text is ok, but we are primarily looking for visual works.
  • Size limit: artwork must not exceed 72” by any dimension, including frame and all materials.
  • Original artwork only. No giclees or reproductions. Editions are acceptable.
  • Submissions must not have previously exhibited in the AWD 1337 Gallery.
  • Apply through CallForEntry.org . AWD will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions. 

Exhibition Calendar

  • Thurs, May 10, 1pm: Entries due via CallForEntry.org . Note: Technically you have until 11:59 Mountain time. We can not help with applications after 1pm or add applications after the call closes.
  • Fri, May 17 or 18: Notification by email. Note: you will receive separate emails for invited and not-invited works.
  • Sat, June 2, 1pm–4pm: Deliver accepted entries
  • Fri, June 8, 5–8pm: Reception and 2nd Friday Art Walk
  • Fri, July 13, 5–8pm: Reception and 2nd Friday Art Walk
  • Sat, July 28, 10am–2pm: Pick up unsold artwork

Entry Fee

$40 for up to 3 entries. Discount provided for AWD Artist Members.

Online Entry

callforentry logoAWD uses callforentry.org (CaFÉ) to process juried exhibitions. To submit entries, visit callforentry.org. First create a free profile then upload images to your portfolio. Second, apply to this call. The CaFÉ website provides all the assistance you should need to prepare your submissions and apply. Before you start, we recommend reviewing the CAFÉ HELP page. We also recommend reviewing our CAFÉ Tips and Tricks by going to CAFÉ Tips and Tricks by clicking here. If you need assistance after using these resources, contact AWD to schedule an appointment from our staff prior to the entry due date.

• 3D/sculptural entries: Since you can only submit one image per entry, we suggest submitting one image with two views.
• Free online image software:  pixlr.com/editorwww.online-image-editor.com 
• Make sure you are using the most updated internet browser. Check the CaFÉ help page or use this linkbrowsehappy.com

Notification

You will be notified by email. Note: you will receive separate emails for "Invited" and "Not Invited" works.

Delivery of Accepted Work

Work(s) must be hand delivered to Art Works Downtown 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael between the hours of 1pm through 4pm. All work must be ready for installation. Wall hung work must be securely wired. If you’re artwork requires an unusual installation process, include clear and thorough directions and be prepared to help install your artwork during the following week if the Gallery Designer needs your help. No substitutes will be accepted for works approved by the juror. Please also deliver an artist statement and resume for the artist binder. We do not print these materials for you. The artist must sign a consignment contract upon delivery. If a representative of the artist delivers, the artist must call ahead to give the representative’s name. 

Pick Up

Pick up unsold work between 10am and 2pm. Artists who do not retrieve their work will be charged a storage fee of $1.00 per day. Works remaining after 30 days will become property of Art Works Downtown.

Sales

Art Works Downtown (AWD) accepts a 40% donation upon sale. AWD processes sales as follows. All checks and credit card sales will be made to Art Works Downtown. AWD then reports the sales tax and passes the net sale to the artist. The artist is responsible for donating 40% of the net sale total to AWD. It is not the artist’s responsibility to report sales tax. All sold artworks will remain in the gallery until the exhibition ends. Buyers can pick up the work on, or after, the last exhibition day. Sales will be paid to artists at the end of the exhibition.

Liability and Image use Regarding Work Submitted

Precaution will be taken to safeguard all work from loss or damage, but neither Art Works Downtown nor anyone connected with this exhibition will be responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Artist permits AWD to use images(s) of accepted works for AWD promotions.

For more information visit: www.artworksdowntown.org, call (415) 451-8119, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

ENTRIES DUE Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1pm
Apply to Call for Entry today

Click here for a downloadable prospectus  


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Call for Entry.org (CAFE.org) Tips and Tricks

Internet browser:

To ensure credit card security, CAFE requires clients to use updated internet browsers (such as Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer). Before you begin using www.callforentry.org, make sure your browser is up-to-date by going to this website: http://browsehappy.com/. If you're version is not current make sure to update the software. If you are constrained by hardware limitations (example: old Mac's can't upgrade to new Safari), simply download a different, and current, browser. We recommend Firefox.

Image File format:

JPEG only, dimensions: No smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest side, resolution: 72 ppi/dpi, Size: 5 MB maximum. Make sure your images follow these parameters. If you are uploading an image and the process is taking a long time (longer than 5-10 minutes), your image is probably wrong. Unfortunately the CAFÉ message does not tell you this, it only says that it is loading and make take a while.

Learn more about CAFÉ.org image file requirements:

www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

Free online image softwares to resize your image:

pixlr.com/editor

www.online-image-editor.com 

Applying for a call:

Uploading images to your “Portfolio” and applying to a call for entries are two different processes. When you apply for an exhibition you will need to choose entries from your Portfolio by checking little boxes next to the images. If you only have three images in your Portfolio, you must check the box for each entry to submit that entry.  

Make sure to “PREVIEW” before checking out. Once you click “CHECK OUT” you can NOT change or correct your application.

Checking Out, Payment and Coupon Codes:

When you have looked at your application “PREVIEW” and you see all of your entry images, click “CHECK OUT.” This will begin the payment process. Follow the prompts to pay for your entries. Only credit cards are accepted. If you are an AWD Artist Member you can use your coupon code to receive an entry fee discount. Simply follow the prompts until it asks you for the Coupon Code (you will not see this right away). Then enter the code and proceed.

Philosophical Understanding:

We understand that the online application process can be frustrating and hope you will overcome technology to participate in our exhibitions. While the CAFÉ.org service is far from perfect, it is still a very helpful service for AWD and for many artists. As you apply through this process, we encourage you to take a deep breath, think logically (bnot emotionally) and take your time to thoroughly read the prompts and consider the buttons. If you are digitally challenged, you may want to find someone who is not overly challenged by the digital realm. Offer them a cup of coffee, fresh baked bread or small payment and remember that the digital world is always changing at an alarming rate. We’re just trying to keep up.

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