Deadline June 24, 2016:
Open to all artists worldwide with bold and/or subtle use of color in artwork, in all media, genre, processes and forms.
Up to $3000 for upcoming shows. Cash Award (s) of Excellence and Special Recognitions will be given at the juror’s discretion, the amounts and number of which is determined by the entries and their quality. Also, all artwork will be considered for the Purchase Award(s). Specially recognized artists will be reviewed in the juror’s statement published worldwide online and sent in a press release to the artist’s local newspaper(s) as well as through our international press release program.
Jpegs or Tiffs may be sent via email, ONE per email please at about 1000 pixels as the largest dimension; no larger than 1MB and 300 dpi preferred for Press Releases. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. If sending CD/DVDs, please provide adequate postage if you wish your disk returned. There is no physical size limitation on the artwork.
If work is submitted on CD/DVD or electronically, send as tiff or jpeg files saved as: Last Name of Artist-Title (abbv.) .jpeg, for example: Jones-Beauty.jpeg or Jones-Beauty.tiff. Adobe Photoshop will be used to open these documents on a Mac. Please list all included works on or in the disk case with number as on the hard copy entry form, artist’s name, title of work, media and dimensions.
If you prefer to use postal mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope together with CD/DVD, check and hard copy application form to Upstream People Gallery. Artists who send jpegs or tiffs via email need not send a SASE with entry fee and application form via postal mail since all of the application materials will be sent electronically (using PayPal for the entry fee). Artists may send a one- or two-page resumé for consideration in future exhibitions and for publicity purposes.
A nonrefundable fee of $35 must accompany up to five jpegs/tiffs; $7 for each additional (No maximum) by postmark/upload deadline. PayPal may be used with payments made to: email@example.com, with $2.00 added to cover PayPal’s fee or $37 entry fee. Later entries after postmark/upload deadline of June 8th is $40 through June 24th. These later entries with PayPal is $42. Checks or POSTAL Money Orders or artists outside the U.S. may send an International POSTAL Money Order or a Cashiers Check in U. S. Dollars drawn on a U. S. Bank, payable to: Upstream People Gallery. Western Union via www.westernunion.com or cash (where possible) may also be used.
After work has been accepted, a substitution cannot be made nor a change in the sales prices or titles as stated on the application. Artwork must remain in the gallery for the entire exhibit. No early withdrawals. Works that are sold either by the gallery or the artist will be marked so online. Artists may exhibit their work in other venues at the same time as well as sell their work via the website.
Laurence Bradshaw, Professor Emeritus of Art & Art History, University of Nebraska Omaha; Juror of over 300 exhibitions; exhibited in over 350 one-person, national, invitational and international exhibitions and recipient of well over 200 art awards and citations. Recently his work was digitally exhibited in a special installation at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Upstream People Gallery will take the upmost care with your entries. Submitting an entry to this competition constitutes an agreement with all conditions. Upstream People Gallery assumes the right to photograph an accepted work for promotional purposes only, unless requested otherwise.
Your work will be represented online and remain online for an extended period. This approach will add your work to a vast collection of easily searchable artwork, as our website is listed with numerous internet search engines. There are hundreds of thousands of website hits and visitors per month.
Upstream People Gallery is committed to the sale of artwork. Upstream People Gallery will take 20% commission on sales directly attributed to the website, however, the gallery takes no commission from artists who negotiate the sale of their own work. Artists whose works sell via the gallery will be asked to provide an estimated shipping charge to be paid by the patron. Work not for sale must be clearly marked NFS. Artists are certainly free to sell and exhibit their work in other venues during this same time period and may sell their work via the website.
Jun. 8, 2016 Postmark/Upload deadline to send entries
Jun. 15, 2016 Early entry jury notifications mailed
Jun. 24, 2016 Final Deadline for later entries (Notified shortly after entry)
Jul. 1, 2016 Exhibition debuts worldwide
Aug. 1, 2016 Featured exhibition moved to the Archive Section
Jun. 31, 2017 Exhibition remains online in the archives section of the website for an extended period
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