tell me a story
June 16 - July 28, 2017
Friday, June 16, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited imagery they are allowed. While literary artists have the luxury of inexhaustible words to describe a tale, visual artists rely on their imagination to successfully communicate a narrative and ignite another's imagination. Open to all media, Tell Me A Story highlights the story-telling, narrative abilities of artwork.
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.
 "Going Solo " Exhibition or $500
 $200 Juror's Choice Awards
All Entries Due | April 24
Notification of Accepted
Work Mailed | May 19
Deadline for Receipt
of Shipped Work | June 9
Hand-Delivered Work | June 10 & 11
Exhibition Opens | June 16, 2017
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 | July 28
Pick-up of Artwork | July 29 & 30
Artwork Shipped | Week of July 31
Jason Bly is a professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, as well as at Lewis and Clark Community College. He has won several exhibition awards for his works.
Jason Bly’s oil paintings investigate the interaction between digital media and the tools used to access it. Familiar, realistically-rendered objects are coupled with a graphic sensibility of flat color and imaginary spaces to create a juxtaposition of the real and the artificial. Through layering several thin layers of oil, Bly’s trompe l’oiel technique renders an environment of imagery related to the overwhelming visual stimuli which we encounter everyday. His incorporative process mimics our mental adaptation to our modern technological phyche.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.