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Monday, April 18, 2011

International Juried Art competition, call to Artists

Deadline: All entries must be received by June 30, 2011.
Eligibility: The competition is open to artists anywhere in the world, 18 years of age or older. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists. Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art (clothing or jewelry). All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly, from any published or copyrighted work. Work previously shown in an Art Kudos exhibition is ineligible. Please do not submit images which would be inappropriate for general audiences.
Awards Judge: Holly Koons McCullough is the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. She began her career at the Telfair in 1996, serving as the museum's Curator of Education before assuming leadership of the curatorial department. She spearheaded the publication of the Telfair's first collection catalogue, and has organized exhibitions on subjects ranging from modern silverpoint drawings to contemporary Southeastern art, as well as 19th and early 20th-century American art, including the recent Dutch Utopia exhibition. She holds a B. A. in English and art history from the University of Georgia and a M.A. in art history from the University of Notre Dame.
Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at beginning August 15th. Cash awards totaling $4,400 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show - $1,200; Second Place - $900; Third Place - $750; Founder's Award of Distinction - $500; (3) Merit Awards - $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions - $100 each.
Sales/Commissions: No commissions are taken for sales generated via the exhibition, and works submitted do not have to be available for sale. Sales will be encouraged, however, and artists will have the option to display their contact information beside their images.
Submission Guidelines: Artists must submit a completed entry form and pay a non-refundable entry fee of $30 US dollars (check, money order, or PayPal) to submit 3 images. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, artists may submit 2 views of each work (for a total of 6 images).
Image size, format and resolution: Horizontal images should have a width of 800 pixels or more, and vertical images should have a height of 625 pixels or more. Images must be in a .tif or .jpg format and in RGB color mode (not CMYK). Save your images with as little compression as possible (i.e. choose the best quality when saving your images) while maintaining a file size less than 1 MB (or less than 1000KB) for each image. Do not submit slide shows, Flash files, PowerPoint, etc. Do not add borders, watermarks, or text of any kind. The resolution should not be greater than 300 dpi.
File size limitation: The file size for each image is limited to 1 MB (or 1000KB).
File name: File names are limited to 15 characters and cannot have spaces, punctuation marks, or non-English characters. (Do not include characters such as !@.'#$%^&*()_+ as part of the file name.)
Acceptable file name: MarysBlueCoat.jpg    Not acceptable: Mary's Blue.Rain Coat.jpg
Acceptance/Notification: Artists will be notified by August 1, 2011 as to whether or not they have been selected as a finalist for the online exhibition. Award winners will be announced with the opening on August 15, 2011.
We reserve the right to use accepted images for inclusion in the online exhibition and for the purpose of publicity.
Checklist for Artists:
1.  Submit a completed entry form »
2.  Submit images of your work »
3.  Send $30 entry fee »
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