Monday, March 23, 2020

#CallToArtists: Unleashed — National Juried Exhibition

Gallery Underground
'Unleashed' —National Juried Exhibition

National Juried Exhibition
Open to all artists residing in the US

Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
August 3 – 28, 2020

Deadline to enter: 12pm Friday June 12, 2020

Juried by Joseph Toole

$500 in cash prizes awarded

Unleashed: 1: to free from or as if from a leash – let loose 2: to throw, shoot, or set in motion forcefully

Gallery Underground invites artists working in all media to submit work reflecting the theme “Unleashed” as defined above. Artists may wish to create works with a literal interpretation of setting free or set in motion, or a more figurative response to the theme.

R E Q U I R E M E N T S:

All media accepted.
Digital Entries accepted online only at:

Entry fee: $35 for up to 2 digital Images – jpeg format only, 72 or 300 dpi, not larger than 1,000 pixels on longest side. The entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. By applying to the show, artist acknowledges that fee is nonrefundable. Before entering, artists should ensure that work is available to exhibit during the dates of the show (remove work from all shows, galleries and online sales sites).

C A L E N D A R:

Entry Deadline…………………………….12PM, Fri, June 12, 2020

Notifications to artists……………………By Fri, June 19, 2020

Receiving…………………………………….10am-12pm, Sat, Aug 1st, 2020 (Work may be shipped/delivered early – note our hours are 10AM – 6PM Mon – Fri for shipped work)

Exhibit opens……………………………….Mon, Aug 3rd, 2020

Reception, Awards Ceremony…….Fri, August 7, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm

Exhibition closes…………………………..6pm, Fri, Aug 28, 2020

Pickup of work……………………….10am-12pm, Sat, Aug 29, 2020

T E R M S A N D C O N D I T I O N S:
A maximum of two entries per artist is permitted ($35 for up to two). Entry fee of $35 is not refundable for any reason.
One image (jpeg) per submission.
Any work previously accepted into an Arlington Artists Alliance juried show (Gallery Underground/Gallery Clarendon) will not be accepted.
All Works must be original, entirely the work of the Artist, and not based on or incorporating copyrighted work by another artist or photographer unless artist has obtained permission to use copyrighted work. This also applies to computer-generated and digital work.
No giclees, prints or other reproductions except photography and hand-pulled works will be accepted.
Two-dimensional work may not exceed 60 inches high and 48 inches wide nor weigh more than 50 lbs. 3D work may not exceed 6 feet on its longest side, and must weigh less than 75 lbs.
By entering artwork(s) in this show, Artist agrees that these works are currently available – not currently in any other show, on any online or other sales venues or otherwise unavailable to deliver to show if accepted. Artist agrees that any accepted work will be available to deliver by deadline specified and will be removed from any online sales venue until close of show.
Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, change the sales price, or withdraw or remove a work after it has been accepted.
All work must be for sale, priced at $100 and up. No work accepted and hung in show may be removed by artist until close of show. Work is considered consigned to Gallery Underground, who will be the exclusive seller of the work for the duration of the show.
All two-dimensional works on paper must be matted under glass or plexiglass.
Photographs printed on stretched canvas will not be accepted. Photographs framed under glass or Plexiglass must be matted. Photos mounted on metal and photos under glass without a frame are acceptable and do not need a mat, as long as the backs are wired for hanging. Photographs should be signed, either on the mat or on the photo. Please email curators if you have any other method of displaying photography.
Works on gallery-wrapped canvas must have sides painted with no staples showing.
All work must be ready for presentation with the appropriate framing. Framing standards will be sent upon acceptance of your work. Work not meeting these framing standards will not be hung.
Gallery Underground reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria enumerated here. $35 entry fee is not refundable in the event work is rejected for not meeting these criteria.

A C C E P T E D W O R K S:
Artworks will be hand delivered between10am-12pm, Sat, Aug 1st, 2020 (Work may be shipped/delivered early – note our hours are 10AM – 6PM Mon – Fri for shipped work); Shipped works must be received by 9AM Monday August 3rd, 2020. Any work not received by 9AM Monday August 3rd, 2020 will not be hung. Any work not picked up within 30 days of date of pickup (Sat, Aug 29, 2020) will become the property of Gallery Underground.

Notification of accepted or non-accepted work will be via email as early as possible after deadline, but no later than Friday, June 19, 2020.

S A L E S:
Sales will be promoted. All work must be for sale, priced at $100 and up. Gallery Underground will retain a 30% commission on all sales (20% for current Arlington Artists Alliance members).

P U B L I C I T Y D I S C L A I M E R:
Gallery Underground reserves the right to use entry photographs for purposes of publicity, documentation and promotion.

L E G A L A G R E E M E N T:
Submission of entry constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with all of the conditions and terms contained in this prospectus. No work accepted into this agreement may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. All decisions of the Juror are final. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GRANTED TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

A B O U T T H E J U R O R:
Joseph Toole has been working in glass for over 40 years, starting when he was in college in California. Originally his focus was primarily stained glass, but expanded as he learned from other artists, their designs and and their techniques. He continues to add new approaches and materials to his work, which can incorporate fusing, painting, etching, cold working and other approaches. “The turning point for me in glass was when I started putting more of myself into the design of my work. To me, glass is so limitless in its potential…it inspires creativity and challenges me to take even more risks in my designs. Understanding glass as a medium…its clarity, chemistry, and properties…has also allowed me to experiment with new approaches. Part of the fun of working in glass is simply not always knowing how something will turn out.” Although Joe has done glass for most of his life, he has donated most of what he makes to local and national charities to support their fundraising. He continues to seek opportunities to help these groups through his glass work, donating at least half of his sales to these charities.

Curators: Sandi Parker and Steena Fullmer
Phone: 571-483-0652

About Gallery Underground

An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery

Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202


Twitter: @GalleryUnder
Sandi Parker
Managing Director of Galleries

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