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Dear Artist,

We are excited to announce the second annual Crescent Street Art Collective Art Show!

Following last year show great success (in attendance, quality of works and sales), we have decided to send an open invitation to all artists who wish to participate & submit their works for consideration.

Furthermore, your submissions are free of charge, and you are welcome to submit as many items you wish for consideration.
(There will be a small $5 fee for works that have been accepted into the show to help cover expenses).

When

September 7, 2014 :: Opening reception, and first day of exhibition.
September 14, 2014 :: Second & last day of exhibition.
* The exhibition will be open Gratis(!) to the public on both these days, times TBA. Please share with all your friends and art lovers.

 

Important Dates

July 3--August 3, 2014  ::  Call for entries/submission for consideration.
August 12, 2014  ::  Artist will be notified by e-mail of pieces selected to participate in the art show.
August 17, 2014  ::  Invited artists must accept/decline invitation and pay $5 'exhibition fee'.
August 27--September 3, 2014  ::  Artist to coordinate delivery of accepted pieces (specific instruction will be sent out with the acceptance e-mail).

September 7, 2014  ::  Opening reception.
September 14, 2014  ::  Second & last day of exhibition.

September 15, 2014  ::  Sold artwork can be collected by buyer. Unsold art to be collected by artist.

 

What do I need to apply?

We estimate it will take you 2-3 minutes to fill the application form once you have everything together, so we prepared this handy guide.

  • Your personal details (name, phone, email etc.), we kinda figure you know what to put there.
  • Title of your work ("untitled" also acceptable) and medium.
  • Year of publication.
  • Is this artwork a limited edition (mostly for prints).
    • If yes, you will need to provide the print number out of the series (x out of x).
    • If you have multiple copies available for sale, have the number of copies available on hand.
  • Dimensions of your artwork.
  • Materials used.
  • You may elect to have an artist statement printed on the 'title card'. Limited to 240 characters. 
  • A digital file of your artwork. Do not attach full resolution images, the images need to be clear enough for screen readable.
  • The price you want to request for your work.
 

2014 Art Show guidelines, terms & conditions

General Guidelines

  1. The Art Show will exhibit at the Sons of Israel main sanctuary at 3321 Crescent Street, LIC NY 11106.
  2. Considering the venue, no works of nudity and other subjects deemed offensive by the selection committee will be accepted.
  3. It is the responsibility of the artist to be aware of all deadlines and procedures. In order to be able to make this exhibition in the best possible way, all deadlines must be met by the participants. Any electronic/physical submissions after the mentioned deadlines will not be accepted.
  4. Works of art that are to be hung on the wall have to be matted/framed in accordance to the way the artist wants the work to be displayed. The Art Show will not handle framing and other related issues.
    1. Additionally, the artist must make sure that there is a string on the back at the middle of the frame height of which the frame can be hung. We are using a hook hanging mechanism that is somewhat thick, which can only grab onto a string. We cannot accommodate any other hanging method. 
  5. Art can be sold only by the person designated by the Organizing Committee (see 'payments' section below for more details)  
    1. Art sold may not be taken off premises (no Cash & Carry). Sold pieces can be picked up by their new owners only after the end of the exhibit (after September 14, 2014). It can either be held for pickup, or arrangements can be made for delivery.
  6. Artists are required to collect their unsold art, as it is their responsibility to pack art that has been sold for either pickup or shipping (we will provide you with details of what was sold, and provide you appropriate labels). Unfortunately we cannot provide Packing materials and you will have to make arrangements to bring your own.

Submission for Consideration

  1. Only entries submitted during the submission period and through the online application form (www.sonsofisrael.org/apply) will be considered.
  2. There is no limit on the number of items any artist may submit to be considered for participation in the art show. However;
    1. Each submission requires its own submission form.
    2. If you are offering several identical copies of the same artwork/print, you do not need a separate form for each copy, just make note of it on the submission form where asked about multiple copies. Note: If accepted, only one copy will be presented at the show. The "title card" will indicate that additional copies are available for purchase. The additional copies sold will have to be made available by the artist no later than the show close date.
  3. Benefits of membership: Submissions by Sons of Israel members are promised that the selection committee will accept at least one of their submissions to the show, although we reserve the right to accept more. Not a member? Become one today!
    1. Accepted works of members will still have to follow all the guidelines, including 'exhibition fee' as described in the terms & conditions.
  4. Works of art from all mediums (e.g. painting, photography, 3D, sculpture, video/film art, performance, jewelry, etc. ) will be accepted for consideration.
  5. All decisions of the organizing committee, including but not limited to accepted works, organization of display etc. are final, uncontested and are at their full discretion without explanation.

Payments

  1. While there is no charge on submissions for consideration, artwork that is accepted to the show will have a mandatory $5 charge to help cover exhibition costs.
    1. Exhibition fee will be due upon artist acceptance of the committee's invitation to display their work as part of the art show, but no later than the deadline as listed in the 'important dates' section. Payment not made by the deadline as indicated in the 'important dates' section, will be considered as if the artist has declined the invitation.
    2. This fee is non-refundable unless your work was not presented due to reasons that are not directly at your control.
  2. The art show organizers will have a designated person to handle all sales during the show. If you are approached by a patron, you must direct them to that person.
  3. Payments can be made in the form of cash, checks or credit card, and will be collected by the 'designated person' on behalf of the artist.
    1. Patrons purchasing artwork via check will have the checks made to the name the artist has provided in advance.
    2. As part of our experience last year, we discovered that many patrons would have purchased art if they were able to pay via credit card. For that reason we are offering a credit card option this year. If the artist elects to make their work available for purchase via credit card, our host will process the payment on their behalf. 
      1. Artists that elect for the Credit Card option agree to absorb the processing fee (2.9% + $0.30) out of the sale price.
        It is not required to accept credit card payments, however we highly encourage the practice as it leads to higher sales, and you don't run the risk of returned checks (although we haven't had that problem last year).
      2. To accept credit card payments, simply check the appropriate box in the application. A special mark will be placed on the artwork title card letting patrons know of this option.
    3. All payments (including credit card) will be summarized during the week following the end of the show, and a statement will be emailed to each artist. 
      1. Upon acceptance and approval of the artist, you will be able to make arrangements with the secretary to pick up your money, or arrange for it to be mailed to you. 
  4. It is customary to share a percentage of your sales with our host to help cover the location expenses, and make sure we have the space for next year as well. We recommend a minimum of 15% donation, although many of the artist last year elected to donate higher percentages.
    You will be issued a receipt for your donation, which is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law (check with your tax adviser). 

Still got questions? Leave a comment below or send us an e-mail.

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