RAA&M National Juried Show

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RAA&M NATIONAL 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES


The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) invites artists to enter this exhibit to celebrate the arts nationally. Over $5,000 in Prize money to be awarded. Jurors: Tom Hughes and Jo Ann Rothschild.

Artists need not be members of RAA&M. This is an opportunity to exhibit artwork that shows the diversity of the Creative Community about us.
Images should be submitted/uploaded by individual artists during the July 20 – October 1, 2019 submission period on the smarterentry.com site.

IMPORTANT DATES
Call for submissions begins: Saturday, July 20, 2019
Deadline for online entries: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Notice of acceptance by: Monday, October 14, 2019
Accepted art drop off: Saturday, November 9, 2019 10 - 4pm
Exhibit opens: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday,November 23, 2019 2 - 4pm
Exhibit closes: Friday, December 29, 2019
Pick-up: Thursday, January 2, 2020

SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT
Entries must be original. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be withdrawn by the artist. All artwork must remain hanging until the end of the exhibit unless sold.

LOCATION
The Aldro T. Hibbard Gallery, the main gallery at the Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street Rockport, MA 01966.

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 40 x 60 inches 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 10 pounds.

ENTRIES & FEES
The exhibit will be juried using digital images (jpgs) submitted/ uploaded, by individual artists during the July 20 – October 1, 2019 submission period onto the smarterentry.com site. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.
Up to 3 entries: $35.00 for RAA&M members and $45.00 for non-members.
(you may become Contributing Member for $40 reducing the show fee by $10)
To become a Rockport Art Association & Museum Contributing Member either contact the RAA&M at (978) 546-6604, or pay for Contributing Membership within smarterentry.com while submitting for this exhibit. You can also go to rockportartassn.org, or visit us in person at 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966.
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.

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS) 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 plexiglass. Image quality is critical: poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the jurors. Digital images must be representative of the artwork.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By entering RAA&M National, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork(s) and 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.

SHIPPING INFORMATION
Work that has been juried into the exhibit should be hand delivered or shipped to arrive at The Rockport Art Association & Museum by Saturday, November 9, 2019. Artist assumes all exhibition related shipping costs. Shipped artwork must include with it a prepaid bar coded return shipping label (FED Ex or UPS). Please ship in reusable cartons with adequate packing materials. Either tape the prepaid return label to your artwork or slip it into the carton prior to sealing it. You must insure your shipment if you want to be insured for delivery both ways.

Mailing address:
Rockport Art Association & Museum
Attn: S. Milton
12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966

REPRODUCTION OF ARTWORK
Any artwork entered in this exhibit may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for RAA&M National or future exhibits without consent from or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

SALES
All artwork should 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 four 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 themselves as well.

EXHIBIT CONTACT EMAIL: raamnational@gmail.com

QUESTIONS? Fill out the form below, and we will be happy to assist you.

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