April 7 - 27, 2017
Deadline - 11:59pm on March 9, 2017
The FLOAT exhibition is dedicated to Sarah Powers, because.
There is a childish freedom of sitting in 4 inches of water. Kiddie pools have a nostalgia of aloof parents and excited friends eager to sit in rusty hose water. The imprint of those memories have toys and objects, designed to (or not designed to) float in luke-warm water waiting to be rescued.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create artwork that stay afloat in either water or air. VAE is challenging artists to think off the wall, and in the pool. Create work that rests in fluid transitions. Work that requires the viewers’ transitions. Work that floats on the surface, between substances, and in space.
We float you this to be creative.
FLOAT is an open call juried exhibition, where art stays afloat, hopefully. All works must float in either their own designed apparatus, pool's of water supplied by VAE, or in the gallery's airspace. All work must not degrade by water. All work must fit through the VAE’s 104″ x 71″ front door. Up to two entries per artist. Juried with JPEGs. No media restrictions. Entries must received by 11:59pm on March 9, 2017.
JUROR - Mary Mattingly
Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Kitchen, International Center of Photography, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Palais de Tokyo. She recently transformed a military trailer into a social space at MoMA’s Cullman Center and launched Swale, a floating food forest in New York. Mattingly teaches at Pratt Institute and Yale University.
First - $100, Second - $75, Third - $50
Please use the online entry form to submit artwork details and pay your entry fee.
> enter your personal contact information
> upload your JPEG entries OR submit a link for web-based submissions
> provide detail about your entries
> allow you to pay your entry fee
FILL OUT THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM HERE!
VAE members - $10 per artwork/$20 for two pieces*
Non-members - $15 per artwork/$30 for two pieces*
*Entry fees are non-refundable. Click here to join VAE!
Deadline for Submission..............11:59pm on March 9
Deliver Work....................................March 31, 11am-6pm & April 1, 11am-4pm
Exhibition Run.................................April 7 - 27, 2017
First Friday Receptions................April 7, 6-10pm
Artwork pick-up.............................April 28 11am-6pm & April 29 11am-4pm
If you are using the online form to submit information about and images of your work, please review these instructions for naming your files:
- All files should be named like so: 01_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg, 02_LASTNAME_TITLE.jpg.
- Still images should be sent as jpegs should be at least 1000px at their widest dimension, not to exceed 2MB per image. 2D artists may submit one JPEG per entry. 3D artists may submit two JPEGS (one full shot and one detail) per entry. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
- Video samples should be edited to no longer than 2 minute excerpts. It is strongly preferred that video & audio artists submit their work online through clips or url addresses to online sharing formats like hulu, vimeo, youtube, or dropbox. Videos submitted as uploaded files should be submitted as Quicktime files whose width is no larger than 720px and file size is no larger than 10MB (as that is the largest file eligible for upload on our entry software). Video pieces will only be accepted for exhibition if they are captioned, either with open captioning that is integrated into the video, or closed captioning that can be turned on when needed. Read info about captioning videos on Youtube, with iMovie, or Quicktime! Please only submit video art or video documentation of an art piece that requires video to be fully experienced. Do not send video walk-throughs of static exhibitions or video slideshows. While web-hosted submissions are strongly preferred, video and audio samples can be submitted on CD if necessary. Please contact Kyle Hazard to make arrangements for CD delivery prior to deadline. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
- Audio: Audio should be submitted as separate MP3 files. Each track should be no longer than 2 minutes. Follow the filename format for works as indicated above.
Web-based: Web-based work should be submitted as a URL listed in the work sample list. Please only submit web-based projects. A portfolio website that features audio/video art and still images will not be considered.
VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition or become a VAE member, please email Brandon or call 919.256.6856 for assistance. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
Ship artwork using a sturdy, reusable packing materials clearly labeled with your name and telephone number. Do not include return postage in case the artwork sells during the run of the exhibition. Following the exhibition each artist who shipped their work should generate a FedEx label and email it to Kyle so the piece may be returned. Do not use styrofoam packing peanuts. Shipments of artwork will be accepted March 27-April 1, 2017.
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Raleigh, NC 27601
VAE will retain a commission of 30% for VAE members and 50% commission for non-members. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space during registration or on the consignment sheet. Click here to join VAE!
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.
QUESTIONS? Email Kyle!