Awards Announced at Photo Show Opening
State of the Art Gallery
120 West State Street, Ithaca, New York 14850
24th Annual Photo Show Exhibitor Agreement Feb.27-Mar.31,2013
Please print clearly
Name of Exhibitor_____________________________________________________
Work(s) submitted: print clearly
Title Media Price
1 The artist/exhibitor agrees to deliver their work(s) to the Gallery at the published date. and time. The exhibitor will abide by the rules of the gallery regarding presentation and suitability for hanging as stated in the Call for Entries. Final approval of the criteria is the responsibility of the Gallery Board of Directors.
2 The Gallery will provide an exhibition opening/reception for the artists with refreshments and an Award Ceremony. Exhibition announcements will be provided by the Gallery and sent to the Gallery list. Show announcements will also be posted on the gallery web site and Facebook.
3 While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents, will make reasonable efforts to protect the work(s) of an exhibitor, the Gallery cannot indemnify the work(s) against loss or damage. In submitting and agreeing to exhibit the work(s) in the Gallery the exhibitor agrees that the State of the Art Gallery, its members, Board of Directors, or agents will not be held liable and will be held harmless should there be damage or loss of work(s).
4. The exhibitor agrees that the work(s) of the exhibitor may be reproduced for the purpose of advertising the exhibition for a period not to exceed five years.
5 It is agreed that the exhibitor may conduct sale of the work(s) from the exhibition. The Gallery will act as facilitator through it’s members who staff the Gallery during regular gallery hours. For the service, the Gallery receives a 30% commission on the sale of all displayed work.
6. The show ends Sunday, March 31. Work must be picked up between noon and 5pm that day. The gallery cannot store the works.
PHOTO Returned signature _____________________________________________DATE_______
If you print this form ahead of time, please bring 2 (two) copies with your work.
Forms will also be available at the gallery.
1. Should my entries represent a particular kind of photographic approach?
No. They may be traditionally or digitally produced and printed. There are no content, size or age specifications either. Manipulations of the image are acceptable as long as they begin with a photographic process. Scanned images are acceptable.
2. How much paperwork is there to fill out?
We have two forms. The first is the Call for Entries that is published on the gallery web site about two months before the deadline for submissions and sent via e-mail to the gallery mailing list. The second is an Exhibitors Agreement, a form on which the entrant gives us complete contact information, information about the work being submitted, the relevant dates during the show, and the agreement concerning the works between the gallery and the entrant. That form is filled out when the entrant brings their work to the gallery with payment for their entry fee. It may be filled out ahead of time but please bring two copies with your work.
3. Why do you need three labels on each photograph submitted?
We do ask for three labels. One must be permanently affixed to the back of the photograph and two temporarily affixed with tape to the edge of the frame so that they hang down over the front of the photograph. The label on the back assures that we know the owner of the photograph when the show comes down. From the front, we take one of the labels to make our standard show wall labels. The second is used to make sure we place the right wall label with the correct photograph, then the second comes off as well.
4. How many photographs from each entrant do you usually accept into the show?
It varies according to the jury. There is no set rule. Sometimes we take two, sometimes one and sometimes the jury decides that neither entry will be chosen for the show. The jury strives to upgrade the quality of the show each year so there is no guarantee given to any entrant.
5. Why should the work I submit be recent?
As we noted above, we try to make sure that each year the show represents the best work possible and not simply agree to show anything submitted. The more current the work is, the more likely it will represent current photographic trends and practice.
6. How much does presentation count when the jury looks at my work?
A lot! Poor matting, framing or lack thereof can seriously diminish the chances of an image being chosen for the show. In general, standard gallery approaches to matting and framing should be followed. Narrow black,, wood an/ or metal frames are preferred that compliment the photograph while not dominating it. Mats that are well proportioned in relationship to the photograph and frame help and allow the jury to focus on the photograph. The photographs should be under glass or plexi-glass. Non-colored mats are also preferred because they focus the attention on the photograph and not the mat. Mats should extend on average from 1 1/2 to 3 inches from edge of the photograph to the edge of the frame. This is not a hard and fast rule, just a general acknowledgment of good presentation practice. Frames need not be expensive, just simple, professional looking and complimentary of the work. The work must be ready to hang which generally means a wire across the back or clearly identified devices from which to hang the work. Finally, the jury reserves the right to turn down any submission that is not presented in a professional manner, exclusive of the content.
7. Are your rules and deadlines for submission of work hard and fast?
Absolutely. We accept no entries after published deadlines. The jury begins it’s work very soon after the deadline for entries passes so it’s really not fair to those who manage to get their work in on time if we accept late entries. Also, two entries means two entries. Every year a few people try to convince us to take more than the allotted two entries. We don’t.
8. How does the jury and prize process work?
After all the entries are in, a panel of members from the gallery made up primarily of experienced photographers, decide what will be accepted for the show. After the show is hung, a prize judge, selected from outside the membership of the gallery, looks at the show and she or he decides how the prize money will be awarded. The prize judge is different each year. We try to find experienced, respected and successful photographers and/or teachers of photography and imaging arts in order to make the experience for the entrants a meaningful process.
9. If my work is rejected an/or accepted does it diminish my chances for being accepted in future shows?
Absolutely not! We encourage everyone to enter each year. Being rejected is not an indication that your work will be rejected in future years nor does acceptance or winning a prize in a given year guarantee acceptance the following year or years. Each year the jury may be different as is the prize judge. For many artists/photographers rejection from a given show can provide insight and creative stimulus to change and/or see a path for improvement in their work. However, one should not change a direction if the belief in that work is strong and directed. As we noted, a different jury in all likelihood may have different criteria for judging.
10. Does it help if my work is for sale?
Yes! It has no bearing on whether or not the work is accepted into the show but we encourage everyone to offer their work for sale. It enhances the value of the show and helps to promote the idea that it is a relevant, professional offering. That being said, we will not reject a good work if the artist does not want to offer it for sale.
Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 27 through Sunday, March 31, 2013
Up to $600 may be awarded at the discretion of the prize judge.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2013, by 5p.m.
• Each entrant may submit up to two (2) works.
• All work should be reasonably current and original.
• If accepted into the show, the work must be delivered ready to hang (matted, framed with glass
or plexiglass in front and with a wire or suitable hardware for hanging in the back).
• A photographic process must have been used in the production of the work. (Scanned work
is acceptable, digital art that did not originate from a photographic process-is not).
• The work should not have been submitted to SOAG in the past.
• Current SOAG members and their immediate families are not eligible to exhibit in this show.
• The Entry Fee of $35.00 is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will
be accepted into the show.
• The Entry Fee can be paid by PayPal
or by check made out to: State of the Art Gallery , postmarked by February 10,2013 and mailed to:
David Watkins Jr.
201 Hillview Place
Ithaca, New York 14850
• Work will not be accepted after the stated deadlines.
SUBMISSION OF WORK
Please mail/e-mail your entries to: David Watkins Jr. at: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Contact Information: List the Artist Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail.
• Images of up to two (2) works can be submitted. They must be jpegs at 150 pxi, between
800 and 1200 pixels on the long side and labeled with the artist’s name, followed by the image
number 01 or 02. (example: d.watkins01.jpg, d.watkins02.jpg)
• An image list (Filename, Title, Framed Size, Medium, Price) must also be submitted with all entries.
• If submitting by e-mail is problematic, please send a CD with your fee and all information as
outlined above. CD’s cannot be returned. Do not send prints.
ACCEPTED WORK: Deadline and Notifications
• All entries must be received by 5pm Sunday, Feb.10, 2013 and will be jury-reviewed
by Friday, Feb.15th, E-mail notification of results will be sent Feb. 16-17, 2013.
• The exhibit will be curated by members of the gallery. After installation a Judge from outside the gallery will determine prizes and how the prize money will be distributed. Winners may be notified privately prior to the opening reception so that they may plan to attend the award ceremony. The awards will be presented at 6:30pm during the opening reception Friday,
DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORK to THE GALERY
• The work, ready for hanging, must be delivered to the gallery in person or by a
designated substitute on:
Sunday, February 24 between noon and 5 pm; or
Monday, February 25 between noon and 4 pm.
• Work cannot be accepted after 4pm Monday as installation of the show begins shortly after.
• Work may not be shipped or mailed to the gallery.
• The gallery retains the right to deny access to the show if the images delivered are substantially
different from those submitted to the jury.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submissions to the SOAG 23rd Annual Juried Photography Show shall imply an agreement on the part of the artists to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for SOAG to photograph accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed.
Sale of the work is encouraged. Work will be offered for sale with the understanding that there is a 30% commission for each sale. Work that is sold during the show should remain on display until the end of the show. Exceptions may be made for sales to out of town buyers.
While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents will make every effort to protect
your work, we cannot indemnify you against loss or damage to your work. In submitting to
the show you agree that the State of the Art Gallery is not liable and must be held harmless if
your work is damaged or lost.
PICK-UP of ART at the END of the SHOW
• All works must be retrieved personally by artists or designated associates on:
Sunday, March 31st from 1pm-5pm.
• Please understand that the gallery has no facility to store your work.
February 10, 2013, 5pm. Deadline for all entries.
February 16-17, 2013 Notification of acceptance/rejection.
February 24, 2013 Delivery of works 12-5 pm
February 25, 2013 Delivery of works 1-4 pm
February 27, 2013 Exhibit opens
March 1, 2013 Opening Reception 5-8 pm
March 1, 2013 Awards ceremony 6:30 pm
March 31, 2013 Exhibit closes
March 31, 2013 Pick up work 1-5 pm
Call for Entries, FAQs, and Exhibitor Agreement are on the web site: www.soag.org
Winner of the People’s Choice Award: Julie Rosa for “Nuptial”
Awards by Rick Pirozzolo Executive Director of the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira
James Cogbill “Sunrise”
Patrick McPhee “Page Brook”
Mavin Ambrose “Keeper of Secrets I”
Gizem Izroy “Waiting for the Miracle”
Linda Andrei “Lean on Me”
Sylvia Taylor “I Denied Everything”
State of the Art held its Regional Juried Small Works Show during December. This show featured all media (except photography which has it own juried show each March) and the gallery awarded $600 in prizes. A reception for the artists was held Friday, December 7 from 5-8pm with an awards ceremony at 6:30pm. Show dates were December 5-23, 2012. S
OAG is located at 120 W. State Street in Ithaca. There is curbside parking and the gallery is ADA accessible. Hours: Wed. – Fri., 12-6pm and Sat. & Sun., 12-5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Contact info: 607-277-1626 and www.soag.org
The State of the Art Gallery features artists of the Greater Ithaca Art Trail October 3-28, 2012. This is a great chance to preview the Art Trail artists’ work in one place before choosing which studios to visit. Seeing the actual work often has a greater impact than just viewing it on a computer screen and every year many people do their “Art Trail research” at the gallery. Art Trail open studio weekends are October 6/7 and 13/14. In the Salon we have the monthly members’ show of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, collage, sculpture and more! You can find all the artists at www.arttrail.com.
A reception for all participating artists will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 5-8pm with a wine tasting hosted by Sheldrake Point Winery.
June and July
Barbara Mink will have a solo show “When to Stop” at Orazio Salati gallery in Binghamton. Openings are June 7 6-9 pm and July 5, 6-9 pm. The show runs 6/7/13 to 7/27/13 at Orazio Salati Gallery 204 State Street, Binghamton NY . www.oraziosalati.com
Margy Nelson will have three pieces at CSMA in a show entitled “Marsh Madness: Wonders of Wetlands”, a group effort by the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI): a collection of paintings of animals and plants that populate the varied wetlands of New York State, accompanied by the wetlands images of photographer Daniel Elswit. Opening Reception on Gallery Night, June 7th, 5-8pm. The show is on view through June and July.
Terry Plater will be showing new work at two exciting locations in June: the Americana Winery in Interlaken, and the
Southside Community Center in Ithaca. At Americana (4367 East Covert Road (between routes 89 and 96, Interlaken) see her new panoramic-style compositions while listening to upbeat live music. At Southside (305 South Plain, Street Ithaca) see new and familiar pieces while taking part in a series of historical and cultural festivals including the annual Juneteenth celebration. For more information visit www.terryplater.com; or phone 607-592-8837.
Mary Schuler is showing paintings in the East Shore Festival of the Arts at the Lansing Town Hall and Library. The show ends Saturday, June 22 with a closing ceremony at the Town Hall.
Carol Ast has a pastel painting at the Ninth Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition at the View Arts Center in Old Forge, NY through June 29th. The painting is a portrait of a very old oyster; a gift from Rodney Clark of Rodney’s Oyster House in Toronto.
Yvonne Piburn’s still life and landscape oil paintings will be shown in the gallery at Jenn and Andy’s Living Gift Shop in celebration of the shop’s opening May 29th. The show will continue through July at 124 South Cayuga Street and will be open during regular business hours.
Leslie Brill is participating in the Annual Spring Art Show – Home is Where the Art Is, a design showcase of eclectic furnishings at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts, that runs through June 9th.
The State of the Art Gallery features artists from the Ithaca Art trail October 5-30th. Preview the Art Trail members’ work in one place before choosing which studios to visit. Seeing the actual work often has a greater impact than just viewing it on a computer screen, and every year many people do their “Art Trail research” at the gallery.
Location: 120 W. State St., Ithaca, NY
Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 5-8pm
Gallery hours: W-F, 12-6pm, Sa & Su 12-5pm
Art trail weekends are October 8/9 and 15/16, 11:am-5:00pm each day.
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