Call for Submissions | "Focal Point" at the Foundry Art Centre

Date: Jul 28, 2020

Deadline: Aug 14, 2020 - 11:45 pm

Call for Submissions | Focal Point at the Foundry Art Centre, October 2-November 13, 2020

Deadline to enter: August 14, 2020
 
The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre in Saint Charles, Missouri is seeking submissions for “Focal Point,” an photography centered exhibition focusing on how photography can be pushed to its fullest potential. We want to ask all artists and photographers alike how they push photography to its limits and what perspectives the lens can share with us. From a medium whose novelty arose from its ability to accurately record the world around us, the art of photography has expanded through the ages and has expanded the field which photography is included in. Submitted works do not have to be purely photography but can be mixed media; a photographic element must be present for the work to be considered. 

Awards: 

  • Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition - worth $500 
  • Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize each

Eligibility: 

Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org 
 
Entry Fee:

Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members' fee for up to three works is $24. 
 
Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. 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 artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation, this includes video and site specific installation work.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.  

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.

See Exhibitions FAQ on www.foundryartcentre.org/frequently-asked-questions for details. 
 
Juror: 

Robin Assner-Alvey is a practicing artist working with photography, video and installation. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut (2000) and her Master of Fine Arts from the Ohio State University (2002). Her work examines corporality and asks viewers to consider the experience of living in their own skin. Robin’s most recent solo exhibition was Embodied at the Bruce Gallery at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in January 2019.  Her art has been exhibited in various solo and group shows throughout the United States. You can view her work on her website: www.robinassner-alvey.com.

Robin is also a Professor of Art in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Art at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She just completed her seventeenth year at Webster, where she teaches all levels of photography and video. Robin loves experimenting with photography and pushing her students to investigate the limitless photographic possibilities. In 2017, she received the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award and the William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching.
 
Exhibition Space:

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, 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 and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 
 
Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.  Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 
 
Sales, Liability, and Insurance:

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 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. Artists are responsible for work in transit.