Monday, June 28, 2010

Call to Artists LH Horton Gallery California

Untitled Document
Deadline: June 30, 2010
Exhibition Title: An Exploration in Color & Design
Awards: Exhibition at the LH Horton Jr Gallery and on the Gallery's website. Best of Show: $600, 2nd Place: $400, 3rd Place: $300. Purchase Awards may be announced, and non-cash Merit Awards will be selected by the juror.
Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Artists/designers working in any 2D and 3D media that demonstrates a strong emphasis in formal design concepts, such as the elements of shape, form, line, value, texture, and color, and/or the principles of repetition, rhythm, balance, proportion, and variety. While digital designs will be considered, works using non-digital mediums is desired. Wall pieces, 2D and 3D, may not exceed 42” width and 72” in height. 3D floor pieces may not exceed 4ft in any direction. Assembled works may not exceed 50lbs in weight.
Exhibition Dates: October 7 – November 4, 2010
Opening Reception: October 7th, 5-7pm
Juror: Carrie Pilto, Assistant Curator, Painting & Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Carrie Pilto is a curator of modern and contemporary art who grew up in Alaska and now resides in San Francisco. In the 1990s and 2000s, she lived in Europe where she obtained graduate degrees in Art History from the Université de Paris IV–La Sorbonne, and was managing editor of a groundbreaking series of publications created by contemporary artists, point d’ironie. Her most recent exhibition, The Artist’s Library (2008) was created for the Centre International de l’art et du paysage de l‘Ile de Vassivière, located in the Limousin region of France. She is currently assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, dedicated to research on the collections of Gertrude Stein and her family in preparation for a major forthcoming exhibition The Steins and the Parisian Avant-Garde (2011-2012)
Entry Dates: February 1 – June 30, 2010
Selection Announcement: July 19, 2010
Artwork Received at the Gallery: September 27, 2010
Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries. Additional images of work and/or detail images may be purchased for $3 per image, limited to 3 additional work entries, for a total of 6 work entries.

Deadline: August 1, 2010
Exhibition Title: Photography 2010: Contrasting Landscapes
Awards: Exhibition at the LH Horton Jr Gallery and on the Gallery's website. Best of Show: $600, 2nd Place: $400, 3rd Place: $300. Purchase Awards may be announced, and non-cash Merit Awards will be selected by the juror.
Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Work made in all photographic processes, both traditional and digital, are accepted for entry. Representational or non-representational images set in rural, urban, or suburban landscapes. Fine art images should emphasize unique composition, pattern, shape, and color/contrast. Framed photographs may not exceed 42" width and 72" height.
Exhibtion Dates: November 18 – December 16, 2010
Opening Reception: November 18th, 5-7pm
Juror: Carol McCusker is an independent curator, writer and educator. For eight years, she was the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in San Diego.  She received her B.F.A. in studio art and art history at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, graduating with distinction.  She then received her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history with an emphasis on the history of photography and film at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque. While there, McCusker received the Beaumont Newhall Award, the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship Award, the Friends of Photography Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Internship Award.
McCusker is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee for UCSD’s Arts, Humanities & Languages Extension; and is working on two publications, Shooting Stars: War Photographers in Hollywood, that examines the aesthetic and socio-political relationship between 1940s photojournalism and Realist/Neorealist cinema. And Boom! 1963-1983: Two Decades of Change in American Photography.

At MoPA, McCusker curated more than thirty-five exhibitions. These include American Noir: The Photographs of James Fee (2003), Andrea Modica: Treadwell/Fountain (2005), The Roads Most Traveled: Migration Photographs by Don Bartletti (2006), Rebels & Revelers: Experimental Decades 1970s-1980s and Public Privacy: Wendy Richmond’s Surreptitious Cellphone  (both 2007).  With MoPA’s director, Arthur Ollman and Michael Gray, director of Lacock Abbey (estate of William Henry Fox Talbot), she created the exhibition/catalogue, First Photographs: William Henry Fox Talbot and The Birth of Photography (2003). Her award-winning exhibition (and catalogue), Breaking the Frame: Pioneering Women in Photojournalism (2006), explored women working in the mass media before and during WWII.
McCusker has worked with publisher Manfred Heiting on Paul Outerbridge (Taschen 1999) and worked with the following artists on their respective books, James Fee: Peleliu Project (Seraphin, 2002), Phil Stern: A Life's Work (powerHouse, 2003), Terry Falke: Observations in an Occupied Wilderness (Chronicle, 2006), and Mario Algaze: Portfolio (Di Puglia, 2010). Writing and curating from photography’s complete history, from the salt paper print to the cellphone video, defines McCusker’s enthusiasm for the medium’s range, relevancy, and endurance.
Entry Dates: February 1 – August 1, 2010
Selection Announcement: August 16, 2010
Artwork Received at the Gallery: November 8, 2010
Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries. An additional 3 work entries may be purchased for $3 per image.

Call for Entries General Guidelines
  1. Exhibitions are open to all artists residing in the United States.
  2. Artwork entered for submission must have been executed after December 2008.
  3. The Gallery reserves the right to reject works from exhibitions that are deemed extraordinarily fragile, unstable, or potentially harmful to the work or the viewer. Works accepted by the juror may also be rejected due to their content, or inability to be properly installed or returned for shipping.
  4. See each individual exhibition listings for art specific eligibility guidelines.
Accepted Works
  1. Art must be properly presented and prepared for display. Wall pieces must include all hardware and be ready to hang. Necessary assembly and mounting instructions and materials must be included with accepted works.
  2. Accepted artwork that differs significantly from the submitted image will be disqualified.
  3. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.
  4. Upon selection, artists will provide the Gallery with a bio, artist statement and the sale price, title, materials, and dimensions for selected work.
  5. All accepted work must be available for sale during the show.
  6. The Gallery reserves the right to photograph and use submitted image of any accepted artwork in all publicity for the current show and future exhibitions, educational and Gallery promotional materials. Artist will be credited, as well as any photo credit for the reproduction of images.
  1. Artists are responsible for all shipping and transit insurance costs to and from the Gallery. The Gallery does not insure works in transit.
  2. Works MUST be shipped with a return shipping account label. Works without a return account label, either pre-paid or using the artist’s account number, will not be returned.
  3. Shipping packaging and artwork must be clearly marked to identify the artist, must be re-usable for the return shipping, and include re-packing and installation instructions as necessary.
Every reasonable precaution will be taken with the handling of artwork. All work shown at the LH Horton Jr Gallery will be insured against fire, theft, and other hazards while in the possession of the Gallery, from the time of receipt through the time of setup and exhibition. San Joaquin Delta College and the LH Horton Jr Gallery cannot be held responsible for damage to work during shipping, and therefore insurance will not cover work in transit. Insurance claims will be based on the documented sale price of the artwork.
Sale of Artwork
All accepted works must be for sale during the show. The Gallery is responsible for all sales, and will retain a 20% commission from the sale of artwork.
Please email for additional information.

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