Juried Regional Painting Competition: Open Call

Juried Regional Painting Competition: Open Call

This Deadline Expired: Monday, June 28, 2021

REGIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION, JULY 23 – AUGUST 22, 2021

Hosted by: Torpedo Factory Artists Association
Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic Satellite Space : 105 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031

Open to 2D artists residing or working in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania working in watercolor, oil, ink, gouache, acrylic, encaustic and mixed media.

BENEFITS
Juror: Phil Hutinet
Phil Hutinet is the publisher of East City Art, DC’s Visual Arts publication of record, which he began in 2010. He manages the publication’s critical writing program, Artist Directory, listings, profiles and general operations. As a writer, Hutinet regularly publishes artist profiles and critical reviews both for East City Art and other publications. Hutinet has helped found numerous cultural venues including The Anacostia Playhouse and Anacostia Arts Center. Hutinet ran the 2012-2013 LUMEN8ANACOSTIA festivals, arts programming for the H Street Festival in 2012-2015, coordinated the Gateway Open Studio Tour from 2015-2019 and produced EMULSION, East City Art’s regional juried show from 2013-2018. He has curated over 150 local exhibitions both as a gallery owner and independently.

‍Juror Awards:
$ 750 Best in Show sponsored by FrameMasters
$ 500 Second Place sponsored by Rhonda Campbell Perry of Campbell Residential Group
$ 150 Third place sponsored by Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL)
$100 Best Watercolor in Show sponsored by Potomac Valley Watercolorists
Honorable Mention Certificates Awarded by Juror

‍CALENDAR‍:

Exhibition: July 23 to August 22, 2021 in Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic, 105 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
June 28 – Deadline to receive online application
July 12 – Notification to artists
July 19 – Artwork drop-off, 3pm – 8pm
July 20 – Artwork drop-off, 11am – 7pm
July 29 – Opening Reception and Jurors Talk, 6:30 to 8:30pm, details TBA
Aug 22 – Artwork Pick-up, 7pm – 10pm
Aug 23 – Artwork Pick-up, 11am – 3pm

ELIGIBILITY:
● Open to artists residing or working in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware or Pennsylvania
● Open only to 2D artists working in watercolor, oil, ink, gouache, acrylic, encaustic and mixed media
● Original work, completed in the past 2 years
● Applicants must be 18 years or older

ENTRY FEES:
$40 for up to 3 pieces, $5 each for up to 2 additional entries
$35 for up to 3 pieces for TFAA members, $5 each for up to 2 additional entries

‍RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● All accepted artworks must be available for the exhibition by July 21 through August 22
● All artwork must be available for purchase
● Gallery will collect 40% commission on sales, 25% for TFAA members
● TFAA shall have the right to use images of exhibited artwork for all promotional purposes
● Artwork drop-off and pick-up must be in-person only at Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic gallery, no shipping available
● All pieces must be wired and ready to hang. Works that are not appropriately wired will not be displayed
● Artwork must be picked-up by 3pm August 23
● Unclaimed artwork becomes property of the TFAA after August 31

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS:
● Minimum: No restrictions
● Maximum: No larger than 60” in any direction
● All pieces must be wired appropriately for hanging
● TFAA reserves the right to reject artwork at any time for any reason

DIGITAL IMAGES SPECIFICATIONS:
File formats: jpg, png, gif or jpeg
File dimensions: No larger than 1920px by 1920px, no smaller than 960px by 960px. Bigger is better.
File size: 5 MB maximum
File names: Artist first name, last name and title of artwork, no spaces or special characters
File Name example: SunnySun_The_Duke_Of_Sunshine.jpg

For more information on how to submit your work, please visit the Torpedo Factory Artists’ website.

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