GRASS ROOTS 2019:
An Emerging Artist Exhibition

GRASSROOTS EXHIBITION ENTRY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!

Please join us for the Grassroots Opening Reception
July 13, 2019 from 4-6pm in the Martha Moore ROOM

The Rockport Art Association & Museum invites artists to enter this exhibit to celebrate non-juried artist members of RAA&M. Artists need not be members of RAA&M. This is an opportunity to show artwork that celebrates the diversity of the Creative Community. This exhibit will be juried using digital images (jpegs) submitted/uploaded by individual artists during the submission period. Entries may be submitted through smarterentry.com website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibit online submissions start : May 15, 2019
Deadline for online entries: June 15, 2019
Notice of acceptance between : June 21, 2019
Juried in drop off: July 10, 2019 10am-2pm
Exhibit opens: July 13, 2019
Opening Reception: July 13, 4pm-6pm
Exhibit closes: August 5, 2019
Pick-up: August 7, 2019
Work that has been juried into the exhibit should be hand-delivered to The Rockport Art Association & Museum on the date and time given and when the acceptance email is recieved.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT

Entries must be original works of art. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be withdrawn by the artist. All artwork must remain hanging in the gallery until the end of the exhibit unless sold.

LOCATION

The Martha Moore Gallery, upstairs in The Rockport Art Association & Museum. 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966. 978-546-6604

ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & SIZE REQUIREMENTS

Artwork submissions are limited to 3 artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art, and sculpture. Maximum size is 18x22” including the frame. All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas. Frames must be in good condition. Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly wired for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished. Maximum weight per hanging piece is 5 lbs.

ENTRIES & FEES

Up to 3 entries: $35.00. A sales commission of 40% based on original price will be taken by RAA&M when a work sells during the exhibit. Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPEGs) AND HOW TO SEND THEM

All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG format, either cropped to remove background or on a black background without a mat or frame. Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or Plexiglas. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image must be representative of the painting.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY

By entering “Grass Roots: Emerging Artists”, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork(s) on the premises and said person accepts that RAA&M and its agents, directors, officers, and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability, loss, or theft should any occur. Insurance for artwork entered in this exhibit is each individual artist’s responsibility.

REPRODUCTION OF ARTWORK

Any artwork entered in this exhibit may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for “Grass Roots: Emerging Artists” or future exhibits, without consent from or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

SALES

All artwork will be for sale. Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission. RAA&M will receive a 40% commission on any and all sales from the exhibit or as a result of the exhibit. The artist will receive 60%. Artists should expect payment within 4 weeks after the close of the exhibit. All sales are final.

PROMOTION OF THE EXHIBIT

Promotion will be handled by the RAA&M, but we welcome artists promoting the exhibit as well.

EXHIBIT CONTACT: Heidi Caswell Zander, artatlantic@aol.com, (978)-869-0474