FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Through a Scope 2019
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION - September 1, 2019
EXHIBITION DATES: October 4 – October 23, 2019
RECEPTION: Friday, October 4, 2019
The Fort Worth Community Arts Center is proud to partner with the Fort Worth Zoo to present “Through a Scope 2019”, an exhibition promoting the importance of all life on this planet. Through an array of mixed media, we intend to shed light on the delicate balance of the ecosystem by addressing the importance of all species that live within it. To further address these complexities, we are designing a comprehensive educational component for all ages. The goal of this exhibition is to bring awareness, open dialogue and knowledge sharing about the current issues around conservation. To accomplish this, we will hold a panel discussion with educators from The Fort Worth Zoo to blend the artistic mind with a scientific approach to the subject. Our hope is to inspire people to take positive steps towards the stewardship for our planet.
CALL TO ARTISTS: National call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines. We are looking for artwork that address life on earth with a focus on the wild kingdom. All medias including oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and digital art. Through a Scope 2019 will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person. This show will be juried by FWCAC's Curator, Jonathan Levy.
· Best in show wins $500
· Each piece displayed will be represented in Through a Scope 2019 exhibition catalog.
ABOUT US: Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public Art program.
ABOUT FORT WORTH ZOO:
The mission of the Fort Worth Zoo is to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment by promoting responsible stewardship of wildlife and ensuring diverse, high-quality educational and entertaining family experiences through effective and efficient management of its resources.
The foundation of this mission statement is based on three cornerstone principles:
Conservation - A commitment to affect positive change through the facilitation of conservation and sound scientific research.
Education - A commitment to provide factual information to nurture an appreciation of and respect for wildlife and the environment.
Entertainment - A commitment to excellence and to always exceed our guests’ expectations.
SUBMISSION: Work will be juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $20 submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5 each. Artists who are aiming for the grand prize are encouraged to submit as many as possible. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size as 3MB. Make sure the file name corresponds with the title of the work and do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in the image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submission.
PRESENTATION: Work must be suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging. D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.
SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists.
RECEIVING: Hand-delivered work must arrive on September 28, 2019. Shipped work must arrive between September 15 - 28, 2019. Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain for the duration of exhibition.
DEADLINE: All applications must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on September 1, 2019. FWCAC will notify accepted applicants only by September 10, 2019.
SHIPMENT: All shipped work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package that can be reused for the return shipment.
REMOVAL: All hand delivered work must be picked up from gallery on October 24, 2019 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in storage and released at gallery’s convenience.
· September 1, 2019 - Deadline for submission
· September 10, 2019 - Notifications emailed to artists
· September 15 - 28, 2019 – Shipped delivery of artwork
· September 28, 2019 – Hand delivery of artwork
· October 4, 2019 - Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm
· October 23, 2019 - Closing
· October 24, 2019 - Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment
USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
CONTACT/QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to:
Jonathan Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager
1300 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
LIABILITY: This document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage, the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy, which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the terms above.
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