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64 ARTS 2020

Updated: Jul 30


64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition is celebrating its 12th year. This national juried exhibition showcases quality visual artwork from artists across the United States and promotes the importance of the arts in the Warren County community and surrounding region.


Entries are submitted digitally through callforentry.org.


JUROR:

Samantha Grassi is an exhibition designer, artist, and culture-consumer originally from New York. Grassi currently designs exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago. She creates architectural spaces and unique displays that tell stories, communicate ideas, and — most importantly — highlight art.


With a formal background in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Grassi’s design practice is rooted in the artistic process. Her work brings together her love for art history, material culture, creativity, and collaboration.


Prior to joining the Art Institute, Grassi designed exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. This experience solidified a life-long passion for museums as spaces for cultural and artistic exchange. This passion touches all of Grassi’s current professional and personal projects.


Most recent projects include: Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again, PHOTOGRAPHY + FOLK ART: Looking for America in the 1930s and Gregg Bordowitz: I Wanna Be Well.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Deadline for Entry: June 1, 2020

Notification via Email: July 1

Delivery of Works: Artwork due by August 1

Exhibition Dates: August 25-October 9

Return Artwork: October 13-23


AWARDS:

Mary Jane Twomey Best of Show $1,000

Lonnie Eugene Stewart Sculpture Award $1,000

Blick Art Materials Mixed Media Award $300

Blick Art Materials Sculpture Award $300

Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper Award $300

James Keefe Photography Award $300

John Ohler Drawing Award $300

Ceramics Award $300

Painting Award $300


ENTRY PROCEDURE: All entries are submitted digitally through www.callforentry.org (CaFÉ). Please retain a copy of the information you provide on the entry form. If you have not registered with CaFÉ, setting up your portfolio is free. There is a $30 charge for entering up to three (3) items in this exhibition, with one image per piece of art. After completing the entry information, a credit card number or check number will be required to confirm the entry process. CaFÉ requires all images to conform to a specific format. The Buchanan Center for the Arts encourages artists to review the instructions and tutorials for formatting images and entering before beginning the actual entry process. Entries will be active on the CaFÉ website April 1 through June 1, 2020, and all entries must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on June 1, 2020.


ELIGIBILITY: This exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor will not be accepted. Source material must be original and not derived from copyrighted images. Entries are limited to a maximum of three (per entry fee) and must have been created in the last two years. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center for the Arts will not be accepted.


Care should be taken that images are accurate representations of your work. Accepted works that do not reasonably meet the quality indicated in the image will be refused. For questions about the exhibition or guidelines, please contact buchanancenter@mtcnow.net. For technical assistance with your entry, contact cafe@westaf.org. All two-dimensional works on paper must be framed and under plexiglass. Glass is acceptable for works under 14” in any direction. Frames and mattes must be museum quality, clean, and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough to support the weight of the artwork. Sawtooth hangers are acceptable for works 14”x14” or under only. Hanging works may not exceed 40 lbs. per unit and are limited to 50” (including frame) in either direction. Three-dimensional work should not exceed 75 lbs. or 60” in any direction. If selected, instructions for submission of artwork will be forwarded to the artist. FOR THIS YEAR ONLY: In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, we will notify the artist of any changes that are necessary. Recipients of monetary awards will be determined by the juror. Artists need not be present.

ENTRY FEE: The non-refundable entry fee is $30 per artist for up to three (3) pieces of artwork–one image per piece.


ACCEPTED DELIVERY/RETURN OF ARTWORK: Artists are responsible for the cost of ALL shipping. Call tags or prepaid shipping labels for return shipping are required to be included with each piece of artwork to ensure return. All shipped works will be returned in original containers with original packing. Do not ship your artwork using packing peanuts. Accepted works may be hand-delivered or shipped to the Buchanan Center for the Arts. Submissions must include: artist name, mailing address, phone number, email address, title, year completed, dimensions, price, and presentation/installation instructions posted on the back of each piece.



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Programming at the Buchanan Center for the Arts is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.