Call for entry: child’s play


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January 4 – February 15, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION:

Friday, January 4, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE

THE EXHIBITION

Memories and experiences of childhood become imprinted on the consciousness in a permanent way. Seeing toys we played with, pictures we drew, and characters that were real or imaginary give us a sense of nostalgia. “Child’s Play” is an international, all-media exhibition celebrating the child within. The concept of this show is to revisit childlike ideas, behaviors, symbols, and imagery to bring some whimsy and childlike innocence into our adult lives.

ENTRY FEE

Artists may submit up to three works for a non-refundable
processing fee of $35. Foundry Art Centre members may
submit up to three works for a non-refundable fee of $24.

AWARDS

[1] "Going Solo " Exhibition or $500

[2] $200 Juror's Choice Awards

CALENDAR

All Entries Due | November 12

Notification of Accepted
Work Mailed |
December 7

Deadline for Receipt
of Shipped Work |
December 28

Deadline for
Hand-Delivered Work |
December 29 & 30

Exhibition Opens |January 4, 2019
Opening Reception | Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
     
Foundry Art Centre Gallery Hours | Tue - Thu
10 - 8 | Fri - Sat 10 - 5 | Sun 12 - 4
 
Exhibition Closes | 
February 15

Pick-up of Artwork | February 16 & 17

Artwork Shipped | Week of February 22

 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE MISSOURI ARTS COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY

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juror

Tim Liddy

Tim Liddy’s painted constructions so closely resemble their board game inspirations that many viewers walk right past, thinking they must be found objects. Liddy relishes the confusion. The works are actually elaborately enameled copper sculptures, each seemingly printed word and every abraded strip of masking tape made by the artist.

Once you’ve discovered the truth, you are caught up in the astonishing detail and verisimilitude, and you’re drawn in to investigate more closely. Within the recognizable format of a mid-twentieth-century game box are surprising elements that are often at odds with the traditional object. Liddy inserts wry commentary on mid-century social mores into this comfortably recognizable context. The fact that the boxes seem to be held together tenuously by tape suggests the rapidly eroding conventions of an earlier era.

Chad Alligood
Curator of American Art
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

*All images courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both
amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of
thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org.

ENTRY SPECIFICATIONS

All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager
to coordinate presentation. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways: 1) through the FAC website using the online form, 2) on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned), or 3) via e-mail to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & 1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with the # on the entry form as such:
yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the longest side. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.

See Exhibitions FAQ for details.

EXHIBITION SPACE

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 

PUBLICITY

The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.

SALES, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices (including frame and matte) set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit to and from.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a single reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3’’x 5’’ card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of 2D work or base of 3D work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 
Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition.
Hand-delivered works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.