Call for Art Image: Samuel Rowlett, Landscape Painting in the Expanded Field

CALL FOR ART

SPACE INVADERS
Juried by Samuel Rowlett

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:59PM

Exhibition Dates: January 3, 2018 - January 28, 2018
Reception: Friday, January 5, 2018, 6:00 - 8:00PM


Fountain Street Gallery presents an international call for works that explore the concept of space. As an element of art, space refers to distances or areas around, between or within components of a piece. Space can be positive or negative, open or closed, shallow or deep, two-dimensional or three-dimensional, political or personal, etc. Sometimes space is an illusion.

SPACE INVADERS aims to address space as in how it defines our world and the understanding of reality. This call is an open question and asks artists to interpret it widely when selecting works to submit.

ELIGIBILITY
SPACE INVADERS is open to everyone. The only limitation is that entries must represent original works created in the past three years, which address the theme in some considerable way.

MEDIA
This call is open to any and all media, traditional and nontraditional; two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork is accepted.

JUROR & CURATOR
SPACE INVADERS will be juried and curated by Samuel Rowlett.

Samuel Rowlett is an artist and writer living in Western Massachusetts. Utilizing wayfinding techniques, his work synthesizes performance, sculpture, and digital media, through the lens of painting and drawing. His artwork has been exhibited widely and his writing has been featured in Hyperallergic and Boston’s art journal, Big, Red & Shiny. Rowlett has received fellowships from Yale University School of Art, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres. His most recent curatorial projects include No Country For Old Men at Landmark College, Putney, VT, and The Known Universe, MASS MoCA Kidspace/Teenspace, North Adams, MA. Rowlett is an Associate Professor of Art at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. His work can be viewed at samuelrowlett.com.

ENTRY FEE
The submission fee is $36 for up to three entries. Two additional entries can be submitted for $10 each. Total number of entries is 5. Fees are non-refundable. Payment is online only via submission application. The application is not complete and will not be considered until payment is received. Submission does not guarantee acceptance.

Fountain Street Core Members may submit three pieces free of charge; Fountain Street Associate Members may submit two pieces free of charge; Fountain Street Fine Art former Friend members may submit one piece free of charge. 

ENTRY
Only online submissions and payment will be considered. It is very important you spend time organizing your materials before you begin. You will not be able to make changes once they are submitted. And, you cannot save your progress as you fill out the form and return. It must be done in one sitting, which we anticipate should take 10-15 minutes if you are prepared. (see How to Apply for additional details)

AWARDS
Three awards will be distributed.
Curator’s Choice (1): one year Annex membership at Fountain Street, a $400 value.
Honorable Mention (2): free submission to the next Fountain Street call for art.

CALENDAR
Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11:59 PM
Acceptance (listed on website): November 15, 2017

Delivery of Artwork
Shipped work arrival deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:00 PM
Hand delivered work drop off: Sat-Sun, December 16-17, 2017, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

Exhibition dates: Wednesday, January 3 - Sunday, January 28, 2018
Opening reception and SoWa first Friday: Friday, January 5, 2018, 5:00-8:00 PM

Pick-up hand delivered artwork: WORK MAY NOT BE REMOVED BEFORE THE END OF SHOW @ 5:00PM, 01/28/18
Sunday, January 28, 2018 between 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Monday, January 29, 2018 between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Schedule shipped artwork for pickup: Monday, January 29, 2018 between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



QUESTIONS
Please email all questions in regard to this call-for-art to: spaceinvaders.fountainstreet@gmail.com


THE FINE PRINT

HOW TO APPLY
Application is online only at www.fsfaboston.com/apply; Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2017. Artists can submit a maximum of 5 pieces and all work must be for sale. All entries are due no later than October 15, 2017 by Midnight EST. Entries not adhering to this procedure will not be juried. Size: 2D works must be no larger than 60” tall or wide. Diptychs/Triptychs are considered one entry and should be united as one image for viewing by our jurors. 3D works can be no larger than 60” tall and 24” deep, and should weigh no more than 75 lbs. Sculpture artists may submit 2 images of each submitted work for consideration. The artist may be asked to provide pedestals, if needed.

Three-dimensional installation work is encouraged. If chosen, beware that installation dates are Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, between the hours of 10:00AM - 5:00PM. If installation artwork is chosen by the juror the artist must be available during install dates.

All video or interactive submissions, or video details illustrating an entry, must be in the form of a link to a viewable online copy of each work AND a single representative jpg image. The work should be shown online in its full length. It is understood that online versions of video files may be lower quality than those expected for exhibition in the gallery due to compression and internet formatting. If the spoken language in the video is not English, please provide a translated transcript. If work is accepted, artist is responsible for providing all necessary display and viewing equipment, including, but not limited to: display monitor, DVD player, USB drive, mounting hardware, remote controls, batteries.

Note that a jpg still image should still be submitted to represent the entry in addition to the video material, and this filename should include the term 'video'. (see below for example)

Video links should be provided on the entry form for each work in the VIDEO URL section, and should link directly to online or downloadable content that does NOT require a login, password or membership to view. These may be in the form of Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or other similar links. Effort should be made to eliminate confusion or extraneous information that may interfere with the juror viewing of the work. 

Links to video entries must remain valid and active through the notification of jury results.

Only online submissions and payment will be considered. It is very important you spend time organizing your materials before you begin. You will not be able to make changes once they are submitted. And, you cannot save your progress as you fill out the form and return. It must be done in one sitting, which we anticipate should take 10-15 minutes if you are prepared.
 

APPLICATION MATERIALS
Below is a list of materials you will need to be fully prepared:

1. Artist Contact Information. (REQUIRED)
2. A artist biography. The max word count is 75 words. An artist biography takes about your background (avoiding resume format). (REQUIRED)
3. A artist statement. The max word count is 150 words. The format is up to you, but we recommend you either speak about the work you are submitting or what drives your artistic practice as a whole. (REQUIRED)
4. Artist CV/Resume (OPTIONAL)
5. Up to five high resolution files (300 dpi, JPEG, CMYK, 6 inches at its greatest dimension, no larger than 2MB).
6. Captions for the files, including Title, Medium, Dimensions (in inches) and Price. (REQUIRED)
7. Payment information (REQUIRED)


IMAGE PREPARATION
Before starting your application make sure you have all your information together. To apply you will need the following information:

  • Artwork Information

    • Title

    • Medium

    • Dimensions (L x W x H)

    • Price

File Size

  • Image must be 6 inches wide on longest side at 300dpi; max of 2MB

File Names

  • Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg (main image)

  • Lastname_Firstname_Title_Detail.jpg (additional supporting image - 3D work only)

  • Lastname_Firstname_Title_Video.jpg (for video still submissions only)


NOTIFICATION
Accepted artists will be listed on the Fountain Street Fine Art website (http://www.fsfaboston.com/apply/) by November 15, 2017. No phone calls or emails, please. Upon notification of acceptance: artists allow Fountain Street to use accepted images for promotional and press needs (including social media) for the exhibition. The artist retains all rights to their images.

ACCEPTED WORKS
All works selected for the exhibition must be dry, clean, finished, wired and ready to hang. No saw toothed hangers or clip frames will be accepted. Works not adhering to this protocol will not be hung, even if selected by our juror. The juror reserves the right to decline any work that differs markedly from its digital representation, including framing that the juror feels detracts from the overall cohesiveness of the exhibition.

DELIVERY
Work to be shipped to the gallery must be delivered by 5pm Fri. December 15, 2017. (NO STYROFOAM PACKING PEANUTS IN SHIPPED BOXES.) Hand delivered work by the artists or a representative must be brought to the gallery on Saturday-Sunday, December 16-17, 2017, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM. Works not delivered in time will not be hung.

SALES
Fountain Street receives 40% commission and the artist receives 60% on all sales of the work.

PICK UP OF UNSOLD WORKS
WORK MAY NOT BE REMOVED BEFORE THE END OF THE SHOW. The artist must arrange for pickup during the dates and times stated below, or provide return postage and shipping materials. Pickup times are Sunday, January 28, 5:00 - 8:00 PM, and Monday, January 29. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If work is to be return-shipped, the artist must provide return postage and shipping materials. Artwork not retrieved by this deadline will incur a storage charge of $5 per day. After 30 days the work will be considered abandoned and become property of the gallery.

LIABILITY
Fountain Street is insured for catastrophic damage, and will use the utmost care in handling artworks, but accepts no responsibility for damage or loss not covered by our policy. It is strongly advised that artists insure their own work.