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Wet Paint

March 22, 2017

May 20 – August 5, 2017
Workhouse Arts Center
McGuireWoods Gallery

Hundreds of art schools educate thousands of young painters each year in hopes that they may join a top heavy, slow growing, extremely competitive industry – the art world. Yet, young artists are hungry, talented, fearless and ready to create. The exhibit will feature painters, in school or fresh out, giving viewers a glimpse of what the newest art generation is exploring.
Open to any artist who graduated with a Bachelor or Masters degree in 2014, 2015 or 2016, or any current student artist in a Bachelor or Masters program.

First, second and third places awards selected by juror Harry Cooper.

Harry Cooper is Head and Curator of Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard with a dissertation on Piet Mondrian and went on to curate modern art at the Harvard Art Museums for a decade. He has organized exhibitions on Mondrian, Medardo Rosso, Frank Stella, Mark Rothko, to name a few, and taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. Coopers publications include essays on Ellsworth Kelly, Ed Ruscha, Fred Sandback, Martin Puryear, and Nicholas Krushenick. Cooper co-curated Stuart Davis: In Full Swing, which recently closed at the Whitney and is now on view at the National Gallery until March 5, 2017. Another major project has been the reinstallation of the renovated East Building, which opened to the public on September 30th, 2016.

Entry Instructions:
$5 Application Fee
Application Due: March 22nd, 2017
Notification Date: April 7th, 2017

Apply Using Entrything.com

Accepting 2D painting of any kind. Open to any artist who graduated with a Bachelor or Masters degree between 2014 and 2016, or any current student artist in a Bachelor or Masters program.

The juror will make final determinations. If an accepted painting does not match the quality of the photographed image, it will not be exhibited. Size is limited to artwork that fits through a standard door when shipped. Although the exhibit title is “Wet Paint,” all artwork must be dry at time of delivery.

Selections will be conducted from images of works. No substitutions will be allowed. Artists may submit up to 3 entries with two images (including one detail) of each, not to exceed 6 images.

Please proof read your entries carefully, as this will be the information used to generate any publicity information.

Image Submission Guidelines:
Number of Entries: 3
Up to 3 additional views per piece
Entry file types: .jpg .png .gif
Maximum file size: 500 mb
Minimum file size: 100 kb
Minimum image width: 500 px

Artists will be asked to submit a statement (to include where and when you went/are going to School), as well as price of artwork (if for sale), dimensions, material and year made.

Entry Fee:
$5 for up to three entries.
The fee is non-refundable.
Payment is to be made online.

Shipping: Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from the WAC and (if desired) insuring it while in transit. Works may also be hand delivered to the WAC. If shipped, works must be in reusable containers and packaging for re-packing and return shipping. If shipped, artist must provide a ready to use call tag for UPS, FedEx or DHL. Call tags must be provided with the original shipment. Please, No Shipping Peanuts. Artwork without pre-paid return information or that does not get picked up within 60 days of the end of the exhibit becomes property of the WAC.

Accepted work and contracts should be shipped/mailed to:
Workhouse Arts Center
Attention: Wet Paint
Gallery Bldg. W-16
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Photography and Permissions:
Artist verifies he/she owns or has copyright(s) to the art being submitted or lent and therefore; allows WAC to display the art in its galleries during the exhibit dates, and photograph or use submitted photographs of the art for advertising, educational or archival purposes online or in print without any monetary compensation. Images of art may be cropped to fit advertisements and credits will be included when possible. The art remains the property of the artist unless sold on behalf of the artist by WAC. If not sold, all art must be picked up or have proper return shipping material within 60 days
after the last day of the exhibition.

Insurance and Sales:
The WAC insures the art, while in its custody, up to 60% of the sales price or insurance value. The WAC does not guarantee the value assigned by the artist will be accepted and may require proof of past sales. The WAC does not insure art while in transit. WAC is not responsible for art damaged by poor craftsmanship by the artist or his/her agent.
The WAC agrees to try to sell the art at the price listed by the artist on the application. Prices cannot be increased or decreased, unless the WAC receives those instructions in writing. A 40% commission on sales will be taken by the WAC. If an artwork is sold, artist may be asked to provide a W-9 Federal Government tax form (obtained at http://www.irs.gov/). If sold during the exhibition, the WAC will send the check within 30 days of the end of the exhibition.

Entries due: March 22, 2017
Notifications: April 7, 2017
Accepted Art due: By May 15, 2017
Exhibit opens: May 20, 2017
Reception: June 10, 2017. 6-9pm
Exhibit closes: August 5, 2017
Return of unsold art: Shipped by August 31, 2017. Pick up by August 11, 2017.


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