CALL FOR ART
Out of Place
Juried by Jameson Johnson, Boston Art Review (BAR)
Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:59PM
Exhibition Preview Dates: December 28–29, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 2–Sunday, February 2, 2020
Reception: Friday, January 3, 2020, 5:00–8:00PM (Snow Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 3:00–5:00PM)
Fountain Street Gallery presents an international call for works that push traditional classification. Out of Place is intended to reveal and reposition what it means to belong. It is a commentary on artistic, personal, and cultural identity, as much as it is on the politics of authority, representation, inclusion, and exclusion.
We are looking for work that ranges from the bold and socio-political to the subtle and poetic. It is a call for you to take action, let your voice be heard and have the world see through your unique lens. This call is an open question and asks artists to interpret it widely when selecting works to submit.
About the Juror: Jameson Johnson is a writer and community organizer based in Boston. She is the Founder and Editor in Chief at Boston Art Review, an online and print publication committed to facilitating discourse around contemporary art in Boston and beyond. Her research practice is rooted in the exploration and preservation of narratives through contemporary information archives. Most recently, Jameson curated "Contours of Meaning" at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:59PM
Out of Place 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.
This call is open to any and all media, traditional and nontraditional; two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork is accepted.
The submission fee is $36 for three entries; must pay for a minimum of three entries. Two additional entries can be submitted for $10 each. Total max number of entries is five. 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 three pieces for a fee of $12; Fountain Street 2019 Annex members may submit three pieces for a fee of $24. Must pay for a minimum of three entries.
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 THE FINE PRINT below for additional details)
Three awards will be distributed.
Jurors’ Choice (x1): one year Annex membership at Fountain Street, a $450 value, plus a free submission to the next Fountain Street call for art.
Honorable Mention (x2): 50% off one year Annex membership at Fountain Street, plus a free submission to the next Fountain Street call for art.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 6, 2019, 11:59 PM
Acceptance (listed on website): Monday, October 28, 2019
Delivery of Artwork
Shipped work arrival deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019, 5:00 PM (work can not be delivered to the gallery before December 13th)
Hand delivered work drop off: Fri–Sun, December 20-22, 2019, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Exhibition dates: Thursday, January 2–Sunday, February 2, 2020
Opening reception and SoWa first Friday: Friday, January 3, 2020, 5:00–8:00 PM
Pick-up hand delivered artwork: WORK MAY NOT BE REMOVED BEFORE THE END OF SHOW @ 6:00PM, 02/02/20
Sunday, February 2, 2012 between 6:00–8:00 PM
Monday, February 3, 2020 between 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Schedule shipped artwork for pickup: Monday, February 3, 2020 between 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Please email all questions in regard to this call-for-art to: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FINE PRINT
HOW TO APPLY
Application is online only at www.fsfaboston.com/apply; Applications will be accepted until October 6, 2019. Artists can submit a maximum of 5 pieces and all work must be for sale. All entries are due no later than October 6, 2019 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 Thursday, December 26th and Friday, December 27th, 2019. 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 transcription. If work is accepted, artist is responsible for providing all necessary display and viewing equipment, including, but not limited to: tv/display monitor, media 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.
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 talks about your background and is written in 3rd person. (avoiding resume format) Your biography will be printed and displayed with your work if accepted. (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. Your artist statement will be printed and displayed with your work if accepted. (REQUIRED)
4. Artist CV/Resume (OPTIONAL)
5. Up to five high resolution files (300 dpi, JPEG, CMYK, 1024 pixels wide).
6. Captions for the files, including Title, Medium, Dimensions (in inches) and Price. (REQUIRED)
7. Payment information (REQUIRED)
Before starting your application make sure you have all your information together. To apply you will need the following information:
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Image must be at least 1024 pixels wide and must be 300dpi.
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-image submissions only)
Accepted artists will be listed on the Fountain Street Fine Art website (http://www.fsfaboston.com/apply/) by Monday, October 28, 2019. 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.
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. Canvases need not have frames, but should have clean or finished edges and be wired for hanging. For accepted video work, the 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. 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.
Work to be shipped to the gallery must be delivered by 5 PM Friday, December 20, 2019. (NO STYROFOAM PACKING PEANUTS IN SHIPPED BOXES.) Work being shipped can not be delivered to the gallery before December 13th. Hand delivered work by the artists or a representative must be brought to the gallery on Friday-Sunday, December 20-22, 2019, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM. Works not delivered in time will not be hung.
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. Pickup times are Sunday, February 2, 2020, 6:00–8:00 PM and Monday, February 3, 2020 between 11:00 AM–3:00 PM. Artists are responsible for scheduling shipped artwork for pickup and must provide return shipping labels and materials: Monday, February 3, 2020 between 11:00 AM–3:00 PM. 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.
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.