Aot 2017 spring prospectus corpus christi

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ABOUT AOT MEMBERSHIP

$40 Entry Fee for up to 3 images

Artists of Texas has t wo levels of membership, Friends of AOT or those with juried Member status. AOT exhibits award juried cash awards annually for excellence.

Completed Entry Form for up to 3 images

Please mail check payable to:

ARTISTS OF TEXAS c/o Vernita Hoyt P.O. Box 86, Spring, TX 77383

Friends of A OT are individuals or businesses who support the mission of this organization, but are not eligible for AOT exhibitions. Some are previous Exhibiting Members who maintain their signature status, but who have moved outside of the state of Texas.

Or visit our website at www.artistsoftexas.org for link to online Jotform entry and for information on becoming a m ember.

Juror Joe Peña is the Assistant Professor of Art at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. H e has h eld the position of Public Arts Manager in Corpus Christi before assuming the role of Gallery Director for TAMUU-­‐CC. In y ears p revious, he assisted in creating and operating a contemporary a rt gallery in NYC before moving to Babcock Gallery. H e exhibits in solo, group, and juried exhibitions and has been featured in five major print publications. H e is a lecturer, workshop instructor, and his work is widely collected.

Exhibit Calendar Exhibition Dates: March 15-­‐April 29, 2017 Entry Postmarked by February 1, 2017 Notifications e mailed February 9, 2017 Shipped Works Arrive Feb 27-­‐March 3, 2017 Hand delivered Works arrive Sat. Mar 11, 2017 10:00-­‐ 3:30 & Sun. Mar 12, 2017, 1:00-­‐4:00 pm Opening Reception Wed. March 22 5:00-­‐7:00 pm Works picked up Sun. April 30, 2017 Returned Works Shipped first week of May, 2017

The juried Members of the Artists of Texas are current residents of Texas, have been selected based on a body of work, and are working in a professional manner as they pursue their a rt. Some have achieved Signature Status and others have gone on to achieve Master Signature Status within the organization. This jury process ensures that a quality exhibition is always maintained.

PROSPECTUS

“H2O”

The Artists of Texas hold two exhibitions per year throughout various cities within the State of Texas. One full juried exhibition is located in a gallery o r museum, and a second is either a full exhibit in a gallery or museum, or a web-­‐based member exhibit, with the possibility of the top 10 winning paintings b eing exhibited in a local gallery. Cash awards from both exhibitions are presented to the Artists selected by an invited a rt professional hired as the Juror of A wards. In addition to exhibitions, m embers get a web page with the A rtists of Texas website, a site that gets traffic within the thousands weekly.

March 15 – April 29, 2017

KUCERA GALLERY Art Center of Corpus Christi 100 N. Shoreline Blvd Corpus Christi, TX 78401 361-­884-­6406 The mission of the Artists of Texas is to celebrate, advance and promote art in the State of Texas. Artists of Texas is committed to providing art education opportunities, scholarships, painting workshops, marketing and technological support, and encouragement to its members, at a ll levels of membership. Levels of membership include Master S ignature, Signature and Professional, and members must be current residents of the S tate of Texas.

LOCATION: The Kucera Gallery is located within the Art

Center of Corpus Christi -­‐ a favorite location of t ourists, and the creative hub and e vent venue in downtown Corpus Christi. It is situated in t he heart of the Bayfront district.

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ELIGIBILITY: Open to Artists of Texas Juried Members, Signature Members, and Master Members only (this excludes “Friends of AOT”). Media eligible for admission include works on canvas, a rchival art board, or archival paper, photography, and sculpture created within the last three (3) years from the entry deadline. All work must be created by the submitting Artist within and is to be o riginal and derived f rom a rtist’s original concept and references.

SELECTIONS: The top 30-­‐50 artworks (as size will allow) will be selected by the Juror and will hang in the Kuchera Gallery exhibition at the A rt Center of Corpus Christi.

AWARDS : More than $1500 in cash a wards will be announced at the opening reception.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES • All works must be in keeping with the theme “H2O” and represent the artist’s interpretation of water in its many forms. • Maximum weight of sculptures shall b e 30 lbs. and easily handled by one person. • Maximum dimensions on wall art will be 72 inches on the longest side INCLUDING MOLDING (there is no minimum). • Frames must be clean, wired with sturdy wire for the appropriate weight, and hanging within the top 1/4 of the frame using screw eyes or D-­‐rings. • Works on paper are to be framed under Plexiglas, except for pastels, which may be framed under glass. Artists must be responsible for securely packing works using glass, and to insure against breakage.. • Mats shall be white or off-­‐white. • Label jpeg images by Name, Title, Size, & Medium, to correspond with the form, and sized 1400 pixels on the longest side, at 100 dpi resolution. Example: (JohnCarver_MorningSunrise_oil_16x20.jpg)

FEES AND ENTRY: $40 entry f ee for up to three works is non-­‐refundable. Send completed entry form with check to A rtists of Texas by the postmarked d eadline listed in the calendar. Postmarked submission images must be emailed to artistsoftexasorg@gmail.com. For online entry see http://www.artistsoftexas.org/shows/ for

jotform entry with Paypal payment by the “Web Entry” deadline.

SELECTIONS AND SALES: The exhibit selections will b e made from JPEG images online. Artists of Texas and The Arts Center of Corpus Christi reserve the right to reject the delivered works selected for the exhibit that differ significantly from the JPEG images submitted, or that exceed size limitations. A ll notifications to artists will b e by email. A 30% commission will b e retained from a ll sales on artwork a ccepted into the exhibition.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK must arrive within the

Name: ______________________________________ Address: ____________________________________

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Email: ______________________________________ Phone: _____________________________________

ENTRY #1 Retail Sales Price: $ _____________ Title: ______________________________________

dates noted on the calendar, whether shipped or hand-­‐ carried. It is suggested to carry full insurance on shipped works. All accepted works must be ready for a gallery setting. Each work must be labeled on back with the Artist’s name, Title of work and Entry number, conforming to the information submitted in the online entry form. The A rt Center of Corpus Christi will b e responsible for a ll unpacking, receiving work, installation and de-­‐installation of the exhibit, as well as packaging works to be shipped back. The A rtist may not withdraw any work of a rt b efore the end of the exhibition.

Image size (unframed) _________________________

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY: Every precaution will be

Media and support: ___________________________

taken in handling the works; however, Artists of Texas and the Art Center of Corpus Christi will not be responsible for loss, d amage or other force majeure, nor will they be held responsible for damages incurred due to f ire o r natural d isasters of any k ind. Please insure your works fully, particularly if shipping b reakable items.

PROMOTIONAL: By submitting an entry, the artist grants

permission for Artists of Texas and the Art Center of Corpus Christi to retain any accepted image and to photograph the works for any noncommercial future use, including, but not limited to, promotional materials and the exhibition web site.

JOIN ARTISTS OF TEXAS: To apply for Membership in order to enter an exhibition, please allow one month prior to entry deadline for the Jury Panel to view the images you send with your application for membership. See www.artistsoftexas.org for membership application.

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ENTRY #2 Retail Sales Price: $ _____________ Title: ______________________________________ Image size (unframed) _________________________

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ENTRY #3 Retail Sales Price: $ _____________ Title: _______________________________________ Image size (unframed) __________________________ Media and support: ____________________________ ____________________________________________ I have read the prospectus and t hese entries adhere to the requirements stipulated within t his prospectus.

________________________________________ Signature

By signing this form, and during login on the online entry form, each artist agrees with the terms and conditions stated herein