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Artclectic 2017

Location:
University School of Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee (South)

Phone: 615-277-7460
Event Dates: 10/19/17 - 10/21/17
Application Deadline: 4/9/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


REQUIREMENTS:


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Jury Fee): $40.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.

JURY DETAILS


Event Summary
With a solid reputation for showcasing both established and emerging artists, Artclectic lives up to its name with a diverse assortment of juried exhibitors in a lively setting. This annual fundraiser has evolved into a nationally respected art show and community gathering. In addition to attracting thousands of visitors, the show provides valuable art education for University School of Nashville students and the Nashville community through such enriching experiences as demonstrations, class tours and hands-on workshops. And, most importantly, proceeds from the event are earmarked for the Artclectic Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching. This fund supports curricular innovation and classroom excellence. The team at Artclectic 2017 invites you to apply.
 

General Information
About the Show
This hugely popular indoor gallery show features professional lighting, a sophisticated setting, extensive media coverage and an outstanding reputation among both participants and visitors. Generous crowds from the greater Nashville area look forward to the rich mix of media, unique in style and price.

Important Dates
April 9, 2017 - deadline to apply
May 17, 2017 – invitations issued
June 5, 2017 – deadline to accept invitation to participate
October 9, 2017 – deadline for inventory submissions
October 18 and 19, 2017 – artist load-in
October 19-21, 2017– Artclectic events

Fees
A non-refundable jury fee of $40 is due with the application. If invited, a deposit fee of $50 is due to hold your spot. As long as you participate in the show, this deposit fee will be refunded when we issue your commission check after the show. Artclectic is set up as a gallery so there is not a booth fee. Instead, Artclectic retains 30% of all sales.

Artist Amenities
Indoor gallery setting
Professional lighting
Focused show limited to approximately 50 artists
Open to the public
Help with load in, set up and load out
Artists' hospitality suite with snacks, drinks and most meals
Savvy, sophisticated art buying crowds
All sales processed for you

Application Process
Artists must submit separate applications, unless applying as a team. Artists wishing to exhibit work in more than one category must apply with separate applications, digital images, and jury fees for each category. Multiple applications must represent either work in different categories or distinctly separate bodies of work within one category.

This is a juried exhibit. Images are reviewed by the jurors through multiple rounds. The identities of artists are not disclosed in the first round. The process, prices of pieces, materials and dimensions for each image as well as artist information statements will be made available to the jurors.

Artistic excellence and a well balanced show are the criteria for selection of exhibitors. The top artists receive invitations; the balance of artists in the final round is retained to comprise a waiting list of alternates. Decisions of the jury are final.

Media Categories
Media categories are used as a tool for organizing artists’ images into logical, related groups for the jury’s review. While a balanced show that equitably showcases both works of fine art and fine craft, as well as diversity among media is a principal objective, Artclectic establishes no quota or entitlement by media category. Five (5) images (no booth shot) must be submitted for each individual media category.
  • Ceramics: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is clay. All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
  • Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.
  • Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  • Fiber Decorative: Wall hangings, quilts, rugs, etc., where the primary material is fiber.
  • Fiber Wearable: Work where the primary intention is to be worn and where the primary material is fiber.
  • Furniture: Work where the primary intention is furniture, including lamps. All media are included.
  • Glass: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is glass. No forms of mass production are permitted.
  • Graphics and Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist's hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition, may be entered in this category. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
  • Jewelry: All jewelry whether the work is produced from metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, found objects, plastic or other materials may be entered in this category. No commercial casts, molds or production studio works are allowed.
  • Metal: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
  • Mixed Media 2D: Work that is two-dimensional and the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media.
  • Mixed Media 3D: Work that is three-dimensional and the primary intention of the work is the union of two or more media. Soft sculptures are included in this category.
  • Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.
  • Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original negative and which have been processed by that artist or under his or her direct supervision are included in this category. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes. Work in this category must be in limited editions, signed and numbered on archival quality materials.
  • Sculpture: Three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining plastic, sound, text, light, stone, rock, marble, metal, glass, or wood and are created directly by finding or carving, assembled, built together, fired, welded, molded, or cast.
  • Wood: Functional and sculptural work where the primary material is wood. Original works must be hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved.

Additional Information
  • All work must be original, handcrafted work except as stipulated below under Reproductions. The artist guarantees the accuracy of the description and authenticity of the work as the creation of his/her own hands.
  • Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist. Work done by small teams of assistants and/or apprentices is acceptable as long as that work is directed by the accepted artist.
  • No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included in the application, and both must be present at the event.
  • Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work shown in the images juried.
  • All work must be for sale.

Reproductions of an artist's one-of-a-kind original paintings, pastels, drawings, collages or mixed media may be exhibited under the following conditions:
  • Original work must be clearly visible and of primary importance.
  • All reproductions must be signed and numbered, with the exception of notecards and other small items reproduced from original artwork. All items such as this must be displayed in browse bins.
  • All reproductions whether framed or unframed must be clearly and individually labeled "Reproduction" or "Limited Edition Reproduction".
  • All reproductions whether framed or unframed, must be displayed in browse bins. No reproductions may be hung on panels.
  • Reproductions may not be displayed in the same browse bin with original artwork.
  • The majority of work in an artist’s booth must be original artwork and must not be a reproduction or stored in browse bins.
Please contact the Artclectic event coordinator with any questions at (615) 277-7460 or artclectic@usn.org.
 

Rules/Regulations
The exhibiting artist agrees to the following:
  • All work must be original, handcrafted work except as stipulated below under Reproductions. The artist guarantees the accuracy of the description and authenticity of the work as the creation of his/her own hands.
  • Work done by a production studio is not acceptable. All work must be designed and executed by the accepted artist. Work done by small teams of assistants and/or apprentices is acceptable as long as that work is directed by the accepted artist.
  • No more than two artists may collaborate on work. Both must be included in the application, and both must be present at the event.
  • Artists may only show work in categories and bodies of work selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the quality, category and body of work shown in the images juried.
  • All work must be for sale.
Reproductions of an artist's one-of-a-kind original paintings, pastels, drawings, collages or mixed media may be exhibited under the following conditions:
  • Original work must be clearly visible and of primary importance.
  • All reproductions must be signed and numbered, with the exception of notecards and other small items reproduced from original artwork. All items such as this must be displayed in browse bins.
  • All reproductions, whether framed or unframed must be clearly and individually labeled "Reproduction" or "Limited Edition Reproduction".
  • All reproductions, whether framed or unframed, must be displayed in browse bins. No reproductions may be hung on panels.
  • Reproductions may not be displayed in the same browse bin with original artwork.
  • The majority of work in an artist’s booth must be original artwork and must not be a reproduction or stored in browse bins.
If accepted into Artclectic 2017, each exhibiting artist agrees to the following:
  • To promptly return the acceptance contract and deposit fee of $50 no later than Monday, June 5, 2017. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of acceptance into Artclectic 2017. The deposit will be returned with your commission check after the show. If you do not participate in the show after signing the contract and paying the deposit, your deposit will not be refunded.
  • To provide original works of art for sale delivered to University School of Nashville on either Wednesday, October 18 or Thursday, October 19, 2017. Confirmation of load-in date and time will be communicated in September 2017. Only items available for sale are to be displayed. All art must be displayed within the space defined by the display panel or panels provided. Additional art may be hung as sales occur.
  • To abide by Artclectic 2017’s final decisions regarding placement in the gallery, layout of art, and all other display decisions.
  • To allow Artclectic 2017 to use images and artist statement for promotional purposes.
  • To provide to Artclectic 2017 a comprehensive inventory list (titles, descriptions, and prices) of all work available for sale on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017. This list is a requirement for entering the building and for insurance coverage.
  • To allow Artclectic 2017 to retain 30 percent (30%) of the purchase price on all artwork sold (including commissions contracted within three months as a result of the show).
  • To be present during the exhibition hours (from opening reception on the evening of Thursday, October 19 through close of show on Saturday, October 21, 2017). Exceptions may be made to the attendance policy due to extenuating circumstances. All absences from the show must be approved in advance by the event coordinator.
  • To participate in Education Day on Friday, October 20, 2017. Scheduling to be handled individually with the event coordinator.
  • To remove all remaining works of art from premises by 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
In addition, Artclectic 2017 agrees to the following:
  • To actively promote Artclectic 2017.
  • To provide professional lighting for the show.
  • To provide at least one large, rectangular display panel (4' x 8') for each artist and to assist with the installation of the show. Shelving will be provided for three-dimensional art. Placement in the gallery, layout of art, and all other display decisions are at the discretion of Artclectic 2017 representatives.
  • To provide security and insurance (covering risk of fire, theft, and vandalism, not to exceed $25,000 per artist) during the show. For insurance coverage to apply, each artist must provide Artclectic 2017 with the inventory list described above. Coverage during the period of transit to and from the exhibit is excluded. Coverage is limited to the retail price of each piece of art on the premises, less the 30 percent commission.
  • To provide cashiers and support staff to handle all sales for the event.
  • CHECKS FOR ARTISTS' 70 PERCENT (70%) AND A WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF SALES WILL BE MAILED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017.
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