58th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show

58th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show

Details

Call Type Competition
Call Eligibility National
Entry Dates 8/1/23, 9:28 AM - 11/30/23, 9:28 AM 234 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes (25)
58th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show
361-698-1216

101 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi 78404

Description

ABOUT THE SHOW

$7500 in PURCHASE AWARDS

• Sculpture Purchase Award: 2 @ $3,000 each

• 2-D Purchase Award: 1 @ $1,500

The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature. Resulting Purchase Awards have built an impressive Permanent Collection at Del Mar College.

This year's 57th show runs February 16, 2024, opening reception 6-8 p.m. and closes May 1, 2024. Accepted artwork is displayed in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Mark H. Cowardin received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Arizona and B.F.A. from the University of Kansas. His artworks are held in many private and public collections, including the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Kohler Corporation, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and Rockhurst University. As a native U.S. Midwesterner, Cowardin’s sculptural work centers on the complex relationship to natural resources that the Midwest embodies. Cowardin lives and works in Kansas, and he is an Associate Professor of Art at Johnson County Community College.

ELIGIBLE ENTRIES

The exhibition is open to all* U.S. artists. Only work created in the last three years can be entered. Previously exhibited works in the Annual Show will not be eligible. Each artist may submit three works. All accepted artwork can be considered for purchase.

*Full-time Del Mar Art faculty members are excluded.

ENTRY PROCEDURE - ONLINE ONLY
All submissions will be through Callforentry.org (www.callforentry.org). Entries must be submitted on or before November 30, 2023. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Upload requirements for image files:

File Type: JPEG or JPG only.
File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
File Size: Under 5 MB.
Color Profile: sRGB
Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)
One image per entry only
Further information on the image requirements for submission and resources for editing the digital image size can be found on Callforentry.org's Help section.

FEE

$25 for 3 entries, one image per artwork. If you would like to submit additional entries, the fee is $5 per entry. All fees are non-refundable and payable through Callforentry.org.

ACCEPTED WORK
Artists will be notified via email; status updates can be found by logging into your CaFÉ account. The juror may elect to reject artwork after arrival.

2-D ARTWORK
All original works will be considered; this includes drawing, painting (acrylic/oil), printmaking in traditional media, original watercolor, and photography. Professional presentation of accepted artwork is required. Acetate covering is acceptable with white museum-quality mat board with at least 2" mounting and over-mat visible on all sides. To ensure consistency in presentation, if your work is framed, please use simple frames. Ship framed works with Plexiglas ONLY. Artwork must be shipped in stiff, reusable cardboard packaging, securely packed to ensure safe delivery (no peanuts). Refer to size specifications below.

SCULPTURE
Sculptures of any media will be considered. However, sculptures requiring ceiling suspended installation will not be accepted. Accepted sculptures should be securely packed within one crate to ensure safe delivery. If the crate is wooden, use screws—not nails or bolts—to secure the lid. Refer to size specifications below.

All submissions must be "ready to hang" on the gallery walls or placed on pedestals. We cannot hang any artwork from the ceiling.

DELIVERY OF WORK

• Accepted work must arrive no later than January 30, 2024.

• All 3-D sculpture must weigh less than 50 lbs.

• All 2-D artwork must not exceed 72” in the longest dimension.

• Work may be sent to Del Mar College by any transportation mode, including hand-delivery.

• For hand-delivery, please call to schedule a date with the Art Office at 361-698-1216.

• All accepted work must have an identification card.

RETURN SHIPPING

• Artist is responsible to provide a prepaid return shipping label addressed to themselves from the gallery.

• Hand-delivered work must be picked up by May 31, 2024. Special arrangements can be made for alternate pickup dates.

LIABILITY

• Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork while in transit to and from the gallery and for the duration of the exhibition.

• All accepted artwork will be handled with professional care; however, Del Mar College will not be responsible for any loss or damage to artwork while in transit to and from the gallery and while on the premises.

• Damaged crates will remain unopened pending notification to the artist.

• Work unclaimed by sender at the return address on the crate is not the responsibility of Del Mar College.

AGREEMENT AND COPYRIGHT

Acceptance to the 58th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show is an agreement by the artist to all terms outlined in this "Call for Entries." Permission is granted to photograph and reproduce artwork for the catalog, other print or electronic media; future show promotions; education; and publicity.

AWARDS

• Sculpture Purchase Award: 2 @ $3,000 each

• 2-D Purchase Award: 1 @ $1,500

RETURN OF ARTWORK

Accepted artwork must be returned by May 31, 2024.

SHOW SCHEDULE

November 30, 2023 - Entry deadline
January 9, 2024 - Notification via email
January 30, 2024 - Deadline for accepted work to arrive at Del Mar College
February 15, 2024 - Slide lecture by juror
February 16, 2024 - Opening reception, 6 - 8 p.m.
May 1, 2024 - Exhibition Closes
May 31, 2024 - Return of artwork

For more information, call 361-698-1216 or email art@delmar.edu

Application Requirements
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Eligibility Criteria
ELIGIBLE ENTRIES

The exhibition is open to all* U.S. artists. Only work created in the last three years can be entered. Previously exhibited works in the Annual Show will not be eligible. Each artist may submit three works. All accepted artwork can be considered for purchase.

*Full-time Del Mar Art faculty members are excluded.


Posted on: 10/31/23, 2:34 PM