CLOSED Call for Entries: Fleeting, Fled

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Glen Echo Park

LOCATION
Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812 Stone Tower, Popcorn Galleries, and Outdoors

EXHIBITION DATES
March 21, 2020 – April 26, 2020 (Galleries Open Saturday & Sunday only, 12-6pm)

JUROR
Laura Roulet

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, February 21, 2020 (11:59pm EST, received through the submission site EntryThingy)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Fleeting, Fled is an exhibition about the temporal that is open to many possibilities. The cycle of life, death and rebirth is the underlying theme. Occurring during the Spring season in Washington, artwork could be inspired by the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms and daffodils that will be in bloom. Environmental themes might also relate to climate change or the climate crisis. The opportunity to halt rising global temperatures is fleeting, or has the window for evoking remediation already closed? The setting of Glen Echo Park, one of our national parks might also be inspirational. The indoor and outdoor setting allows for a wide range of media, including ephemeral outdoor works. The juror welcomes a broad interpretation of this theme, personal or political.

Fleeting, Fled is an exhibition about the temporal that is open to many possibilities. The cycle of life, death and rebirth is the underlying theme. Occurring during the Spring season in Washington, artwork could be inspired by the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms and daffodils that will be in bloom. Environmental themes might also relate to climate change or the climate crisis. The opportunity to halt rising global temperatures is fleeting, or has the window for evoking remediation already closed? The setting of Glen Echo Park, one of our national parks might also be inspirational. The indoor and outdoor setting allows for a wide range of media, including ephemeral outdoor works. The juror welcomes a broad interpretation of this theme, personal or political.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the initial 5×5, a major public art initiative in Washington DC. Her recent exhibitions include “Landscape in an Eroded Field,” “Ian Jehle, Dynamical Systems,” and “Foon Sham: Escape” (American University Museum, Katzen Center); “A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall” (Mexican Cultural Institute); “Brian Michael Reed, In the Crosscurrent” (Huntington Museum of Art, WV); and the “National Drawing Invitational” (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR). International exhibits include the OAS Art Museum of the Americas as well as exhibits in Mexico City and Puerto Rico. She was a mentoring curator at the D.C. Arts Center and the first mentoring curator at VisArts in Rockville, MD. She is a regular contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her catalogue essay “Aglutinación: The Collective Spirit of Puerto Rican Art” is included in Relational Undercurrents, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, articles in American Art, Art Journal, and Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art: the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, February 21, 2020 (11:59pm EST) Participating artists can upload submissions through EntryThingy (www.entrythingy.com) Fleeting, Fled will be juried from digital images submitted through EntryThingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee for uploading images. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website (www.washingtonsculptors.org), and send checks, along with the membership form, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. Existing WSG members must renew their dues for 2020 to be eligible for this exhibition.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 

Interior spaces 

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall-hung and ceiling-hung sculpture, installations, as well as new media and performance-based works that fit the theme. Please refer to the images of the available spaces. Artists not familiar with the spaces are highly encouraged to visit them before submitting. 
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) works, with two images per work (maximum of ten images). Submissions must be made through the EntryThingy website. 
  • Submissions MUST be anonymous—please remove any identifying labels from titles, file names, images, etc. Submissions that are not anonymous will be disqualified. 
  • Accepted work must be delivered in person from Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 2020 (10am-6pm). In order to facilitate the process, accepted artists will be required to sign up for a two-hour window for delivery and installation on a first-come-first served basis. 
  • Please note that the park closes at 6 and there cannot be any activity (delivery or installation) after 6. 
  • Artists must be prepared to deliver and install their own work in coordination with the curator and Glen Echo Park staff. Basic technical and installation support will be provided by GEPP. Video, sound or other technical equipment must be provided by the artist. 
  • Submissions may be finished works or in the form of a proposal by an individual or an art team. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal. 
  • All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show. 

Exterior Spaces 

  • Artists may submit proposals for temporary, mixed media installations that fit the theme. 
  • Installations must be lightweight and be able to be secured from trees or walls without permanent fasteners. Works cannot be bolted into the ground. 
  • Installation proposals should describe in detail how the artist intends to install their work and how it will be fastened. Artists not familiar with the park are highly encouraged to visit the site before submitting an installation proposal. 
  • Artists also have the opportunity to propose ideas for temporary installations such as video or performance art that run only for the opening event. 
  • Glen Echo Park is very busy on the weekends with families participating in the various events in the park. To expand the audience interested in the exhibition theme, WSG members are encouraged, but not required, to propose an activity with a strong audience-participation component. Proposals should describe the activity and space requirements and how the activity relates to the theme of the show. 
  • Please refer to the guidelines above for instructions on delivery, installation and other details. 

INSURANCE/COMMISSION
While some situations are covered by the Partnership’s property insurance policy, artists or organizations exhibiting may choose to carry additional property insurance if total value of insured property exceeds $25,000. While under the care and handling by Partnership staff, if work is stolen, damaged or broken due to our negligence we will replace or repair the artwork at a value of up to 35% of the posted sales price. Sales prices must be approved by Partnership staff in advance of the show opening. We reserve the right to set a maximum damage/destruction payout value that is below the 35% threshold for pieces over $1500. 

The Artist/Organization shall indemnify, save and hold harmless and defend the United States, Montgomery County and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. against all fines, claims, damages, losses, judgments, and expenses arising out of any material breach of this Agreement by the Partner, or from any omission or activity in connection with activities under the Agreement. 

The Artist/Organization understands that Glen Echo Park is the property of the National Park Service and will not hold the Partnership liable for any lost revenue in the event of a Park Closing by the National Park Service due to inclement weather, for safety reasons, government shutdown or any other unforeseen circumstance that forces the Park to close. 

Either party may terminate this agreement with sixty(60) days’ notice. The Partnership may immediately terminate this agreement due to failure on the Partner’s part to comply with any of the preceding conditions. 

TERMS 

  • Issue payment for sales to the individual artists within two weeks of the close of the exhibition. Checks will be mailed to the individual artists at that time less 30% commission retained by the Partnership. 
  • Any artwork not picked up within thirty(30) days of the exhibition close date, will become property of the Partnership and the artist/organization will not be reimbursed for the artwork(s). 
  • Commission owed extends one (1) month after the close of the exhibition on any artwork sales that are a direct result of the exhibition and were on display in the exhibition. If a piece sells within one (1) month after the close of the exhibition, the artist must pay 15% commission to the Partnership within two weeks of the sale. Any artist violating this rule or failing to report a sale will not be allowed to exhibit in the future at Glen Echo Park. 
  • The Partnership reserves the right to refuse to accept, or may remove any artwork which Artist/Organization proposes to display or is displaying at the property, at the sole discretion of the Partnership. 
  • The artist will accept all liability for violation of any existing copyright or other third-party rights. 

CALENDAR

Exhibition Dates: March 21 – April 26, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays only, 12-6pm)

Call for Entry Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 (received by 11:59pm EST)

Jurying Period: Sunday, February 23 – Sunday, March 1, 2020

Artist Notification: Wednesday, March 3, 2020

Drop off & Installation: Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 2020 (10am-6pm—artists must sign up for a 2-hour window to deliver and install their work)

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2020 (4-6pm)

Closing Reception: Sunday, April 26, 2020 (3-5pm). There will be a Juror’s discussion and an Artist Meet and Greet during this time.

Deinstallation & Pick up: Sunday, April 26, 2020 (5-6pm), Monday, April 27, 2020 (10am-6pm) 

Please contact the Exhibition Managers with any questions: 
Laura Jamroz & Steve Wanna –  

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to over 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter. 

About Glen Echo Park The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. manages Glen Echo Park, a lively visual and performing arts site in the Washington, DC area. Established by Montgomery County in 2002, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization charged with managing Glen Echo Park’s arts programs and facilities, including its historic buildings. The Partnership’s mission is to present vibrant artistic, cultural, and educational offerings at the Park, and to promote the Park as a unique destination for the region’s diverse population. In collaboration with Montgomery County and the National Park Service, the Partnership works with resident artists and organizations to develop distinctive arts programming. The GEPP is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists. New exhibitions are presented every four to six weeks. Many of GEPP resident visual artists and organizations also have galleries where artwork is displayed and for sale, including the Yellow Barn Studio, J. Jordan Bruns Studio, Photoworks, SilverWorks, Glen Echo Pottery, the Art Glass Center, and Glassworks. www.glenechopark.org

6 @ 35 – Fabricating Culture

Celebrating Washington Sculptors Group’s 35th Anniversary
Presented by Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
August 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Participating Artists:
Luc Fiedler
Allen Linder
Mitra Lore
Vienne Rea
Gil Ugiansky
Wilfredo Valladares

Opening Reception & Meet the Artists:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5-8 pm

Artist Talks:
Vienne Rea – Friday, September 27, 2pm
Mitra Lore – Friday, October 11, 2pm
Luc Fiedler – Saturday, November 2, 2pm
Allen Linder – Friday, November 15, 2pm
Wilfredo Valladares – Friday, December 6, 2pm
Gil Ugiansky – Friday, December 13, 2pm

Washington Sculptors Group supports area sculptors by collaborating with other arts organizations, helping develop careers and exhibiting artwork. Celebrating Washington Sculptors Group’s thirty-fifth year, artwork for Fabricating Culture was selected by a jury comprised of Sandy Bellamy who runs the Percent for Art Commission at the DC Department of General Services. Ms. Bellamy curates and manages competitive art commissions and acquisitions for DC public buildings including schools, recreation centers, shelters and other buildings. The Commission sponsors about 40-50 large scale works and 200 smaller works per year representing all media, interior and exterior, two and three dimensional. Prior to DGS, Ms. Bellamy served as executive director of the Historical Society of Washington DC and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Margery Goldberg, Zenith Gallery Owner/Director, Founder of the Zenith Community Arts Foundation and Sculptor. Nancy Nesvet, curator, artist, and art critic who writes for Artscope and Something We Africans Got magazines.

Fabricating Culture recognizes the following six Washington Sculptors Group members and their creations: Luc Fiedler, Allen Linder, Mitra Lore, Vienne Rea, Gil Ugiansky, and Wilfredo Valladares

Luc Fiedler’s work, inspired by natural or man-made objects show process. Tooling, hammer marks, flashes and splashes of foundry work, saw and carving marks are left intact. As the sculptures change, originally visualized ideas remain. Spontaneous decisions made during the developmental process result in entertaining meditative sculptures.

Allen Linder’s subtractive process of direct stone carving with hammer and chisel refine the emerging form. As Linder continues to reveal the emerging form, discovery leads to becoming. The moment of recognition, and of perceived finality leads to the finished sculpture.

Mitra Lore is a social activist who creates artwork to convey her message of “peace on earth.” Awarded American University’s Washington Area Peacemaker Award, Ms. Lore founded the Mideast 2000 Peace Foundation in 1991 with the goal: fostering peace in the Middle East. Mitra Lore’s collages and sculptures, often inspired by Rumi’s poetry, have been donated to benefit social causes and educate Maasai girls.

Vienne Rea’s Ladder Series, inspired by a dream, combines traditional and non-traditional materials using varied sculpting techniques. The use of ladder-as-symbol has become a vehicle for her expression of autobiographical and biographical stories spanning a lifetime of experiences.

Gil Ugiansky Creating non-representational artwork in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, iron, bronze and found objects, Gil Ugiansky’s geometric shapes and shiny objects capture the interest and curiosity of the viewer eliciting the question: “how is that possible?” or “how did he do that?”

Wilfredo Valladares Using bronze, wood, steel, cast iron, rolling pins and other materials to explore the interconnectedness of cultures, Wilfredo Valladares’ sculptures capture relationships between people and cultures and tell their unique stories. “Portraits and headdresses capture relationships between time, memory and space.” Cast and found objects become conduits that allow transformation of stories and memories into tangible visual information. In the casting process, seams in the molds become scars alluding to stories told in facial expressions. Fire infiltrates the materials, reshaping the original form leaving voids behind.

Location:
1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20004

Exhibition Dates:
August 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 5-8pm

Artist Talks:
Vienne Rea – Friday, September 27, 2pm
Mitra Lore – Friday, October 11, 2pm
Luc Fiedler – Saturday, November 2, 2pm
Allen Linder – Friday, November 15, 2pm
Wilfredo Valladares – Friday, December 6, 2pm
Gil Ugiansky – Friday, December 13, 2pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Sat. 8am-4pm.
On Saturday, enter on 12th St. NW please knock & guard will let you in.

Press Inquiries:
Washington Sculptors Group, , (202) 686-8696
Zenith Gallery, , (202) 783-2963

ABOUT ZENITH:
Celebrating 41 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. www.zenithgallery.com

IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR REPRODUCTION

Image: Wilfredo Valladeres, Unmasked Series, Installation, Resin, 6’ x 10’ x 6”

Notes of Color

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at The Athenaeum
June 6 – July 21, 2019

 

The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
www.nvfaa.org

Gallery Hours:
Thursday through Sunday from 12–4 pm
Admission to the gallery is free

OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 4 – 6 pm

CURATOR’S DISCUSSION
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:30 – 4 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2 – 4 pm

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Linda Agar-Hendricks
c.l. bigelow
Annie Farrar
Sharon Fishel
Kate Fitzpatrick
Marilyn Geldzahler
Penny Jacoby
Joanne Kent
Heidi Lippman
Darcy Meeker
Marja Ponkka-Carpenter
Judith Pratt
Marie Ringwald
Marc Robarge
Jean Sausele Knodt
Craig Schaffer
John A. Schaffner
Lynda Smith-Bügge
Marcos Smyth
Steve Wanna
Janet Wittenberg
Jenny Wu

JUROR
Mollie Berger Salah

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Notes of Color is an exhibition exploring the materials of both the painter and the sculptor, as inspired by the unique multi-media practice of Hilda Shapiro Thorpe (1919- 2000). Painter-turned-sculptor, Thorpe was a fixture of the Alexandria and Washington, DC arts scene. Her studio was on the third floor of the old “Why Not” store on the corner of King and South Lee Streets for over thirty years. The Athenaeum, located on the same block as Thorpe’s former Old Town Alexandria studio, is a suitable exhibition space for area sculptors to explore color and materials within their artistic process, just as Thorpe did. Thorpe’s work demonstrates her lifelong interest in the visual and visceral properties of color, a trait she shared with her contemporaries such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Ann Truitt. While the study of color remained constant throughout her artistic career, it was her bold use of conventional and unconventional materials that set her apart from other artists of her time. Not only an Abstract Expressionist and Color Field painter, Thorpe was a sculptor using a wide variety of materials such as balsa wood, piping, sheet metal, and gauze. She later worked in textiles and handmade paper works. Her practice is a challenge to artists today who wish to push the boundaries of how they use materials while retaining one of the most critical elements of art making: color. With Notes of Color, WSG offers an opportunity to its members to participate in this exhibition with sculptural work that investigates color as an integral part of the sculptural process while rethinking the ways in which they use materials.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Mollie Berger Salah
Mollie Berger Salah is a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. She graduated from George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Art History in 2014. While at GWU, she held internships in the Prints and Drawings Departments of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art. Mollie has also worked at the Fleming Museum of Art in Burlington VT, the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME. An adapted version of her graduate qualifying paper on Kenneth Noland’s circle paintings and psychoanalytic therapy of Dr. Wilhelm Reich was recently published for Refiguring American Art, a research project organized by Tate, London. She has also published essays on Thomas Downing and Mary Pinchot Meyer. Mollie’s research interests include artists who have lived and worked in Washington, DC, early twentieth-century American landscape painting, and the cultural impact on the Cold War,

ABOUT THE ATHENAEUM
The building now known as the Athenaeum was constructed in 1851–1852 as the Bank of Old Dominion. Robert E. Lee Banked here, as did many other prominent Alexandrians. During the Civil War occupation of Alexandria, the building was commandeered by Federal troops and used as the Chief Commissary Office of the U.S. Commissary Quartermaster. An authentic Civil War site, the Athenaeum is on both the Virginia Trust and the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

ABOUT THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION (NVFAA)
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association is dedicating to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Norther Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area. As the primary site for these activities, the NVFAA owns, and maintains, the historic building called the Athenaeum. For additional information on the organization, please visit www.nvfaa.org.

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Image: Jenny Wu: Stunning Sapphire, Cosmopolitan, 2018, 10 x 8 x 2 in., latex paint and resin on canvas, Photo courtesy of the artist

CLOSED Call for Entries: WSG’s 5@35

Zenith Gallery and the Washington Sculptors Group Present:
Washington Sculptors Group’s 5@35

A juried group exhibition to celebrate WSG’s 35th Anniversary

This exhibition celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Washington Sculptors Group.  We are honoring the uniqueness of work created by its members. Five WSG members will be selected to showcase their work in the heart of downtown Washington DC’s Arts District.

1111 Sculpture Space

LOCATION
Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space
1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC, 20004

EXHIBITION DATES
August 19, 2019-January 4, 2019

JURORS
Margery Goldberg, Sandy Bellamy, & Nancy Nesvet

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Saturday June 15, 2019 11:59pm

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Apply Here https://goo.gl/forms/ziD8nWQFZ9vhZbf92

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Washington Sculptors Group.  We are honoring the uniqueness of work created by its members.

ABOUT THE SPACE
In the heart of downtown Washington DC’s Arts District, Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space is in a law firm’s public lobby. The building was completely renovated in the early 2000s. The lobby is designed with high ceilings, wood walls, and granite, stone and metal finishes. When renovated, the DC Government mandated inclusion of an arts space that became Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space.

ABOUT THE JURORS

Sandy Bellamy runs the Percent for Art Commissions at the DC Department of General Services. Ms. Bellamy curates and manages competitive art commissions and acquisitions for DC public buildings including schools, recreation centers, shelters and other buildings. The Commission sponsors about 40-50 works per year representing all media, interior and exterior, two and three dimensional.

Margery Goldberg is the owner and director of Zenith Gallery, as well as the Executive Director and Founder of The Zenith Community Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in Washington D.C. Since founding Zenith Gallery in 1978, Ms. Goldberg has curated hundreds of Washington Area and traveling exhibitions; and more than 100 corporate collections and projects, including major outdoor sculptures and a permanent installation at the Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum. She is a wood sculptor and is a member of the Washington Sculptors Group.

Nancy Nesvet is an internationally recognized art critic and writer/correspondent for Artscope Magazine. She writes the blog for Zenith Gallery, has curated numerous art exhibitions and has served as judge for art contests including Maret School, the National Science Foundation Vizzies and Visart’s Photo Competition. She holds a BA in Art History, an MFA in Studio Art and Theory and has taught Curatorial Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). New members may join by downloading a membership form from the web site, www.washingtonsculptors.org and making payment by mailing a check or through PayPal online. WSG members must renew their dues for 2019 to be eligible to apply to participate in this exhibition. The mailing label should read 2019 to show your membership is up to date.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional work, wall-relief sculpture, or mixed media installations.
  • The space requires that no artwork shall be overtly religious, political or display nudity.
  • Each artist should submit 8 works (only two images per work, for a total of 16 images).
  • Jurors will select five artists for this exhibition, and may select multiple works from each artist.
  • The space has tall ceilings, but work must be no more than ten feet tall. Hanging/wall work should be no more than 60 inches tall and 44 inches wide. All hanging work must be fitted with d-rings.
  • Artists are strongly encouraged to visit the space before making their submissions.
  • All artwork accepted must remain in the show for the duration of the exhibit. (If a piece is sold, we will replace it with a similar piece by that artist.)
  • All accepted artwork must be delivered on Sunday August 18th between 12pm-3pm at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, 20004. Work should be picked up on Sunday January 5th between 10am-12 noon at the same address.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the installation date, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date as specified above. Staff will be responsible for installations (artists wishing to assist in the installation of their works are welcome to do so). The gallery cannot receive shipments of artwork and is unable to store work not picked up by the pickup date.

INSURANCE/COMMISSION
The 1111 venue will insure the artwork for the duration of the show but insurance during transit is the responsibility of the artist. A 50% commission will be taken on sales by Zenith Gallery, unless otherwise discussed.

The artworks exhibited will be posted on Zenith Gallery’s website and Artsy.com, unless otherwise agreed with the artist. Zenith Gallery will promote the exhibition with a printed mailing, evite, press release and through social media. Each artist will receive 100 printed invitations.

CALENDAR

Call for Entry Posted: May 12, 2019

Submission Deadline: Saturday June 15, 2019 11:59pm

Jury Period: June 16 – July 17, 2019

Artist Notification: July 22, 2019

Exhibition Dates: August 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Drop Off Dates/Installation: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 12pm-3pm

Opening Reception/Meet the Artist: Wednesday, September 18, 5-8pm

Artist Talks: Each artist will be able to present a solo artist talk on a Friday at 5. Specific dates will be announced later.

Pick Up/Deinstall: Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10am-12pm

 

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

Zenith Gallery Since opening our doors in 1978, Zenith Gallery has established deep roots in the nation’s capital and with artists and collectors across America. Throughout our history we have pushed boundaries and broken ground with an ever-changing selection of paintings, sculpture, neon, photographs, tapestries and mixed-media pieces that stimulate, engage and have profoundly enhanced our clients’ residential, corporate and public-space environments.

Now celebrating 41 years in the nation’s capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.

 

1111 Sculpture Space

Zenith Gallery est. 1978
Celebrating 41 Years in the Nation’s Capital
1429 Iris St., NW, Washington D.C.20012-1409
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www.zenithgallery.com

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
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Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

CLOSED Call for Entries: Notes of Color

An Intersection of Color and Material in Sculpture

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and the Northern Virginia Fine Art Association at the ATHENAEUM

LOCATION: The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

DATES: June 6 – July 21, 2019

JUROR: Mollie Berger Salah

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Sunday, April 14, 2019 (11:59pm EST) received through the submission site Entrythingy

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Notes of Color is an exhibition exploring the materials of both the painter and the sculptor, as inspired by the unique multi-media practice of Hilda Shapiro Thorpe, Color Field painter turned sculptor, 1919 – 2000.

Painter turned sculptor, Hilda Thorpe (1919 – 2000) was a fixture of the Alexandria and Washington, DC arts scene. Her studio was on the third floor of the old “Why Not” store on the corner of King and Lee Streets for over thirty years. The Athenaeum, located on the same block as Thorpe’s former Old Town Alexandria studio, is a suitable exhibition space for area sculptors to explore color and materials within their artistic process, just as Thorpe did. Thorpe’s work demonstrates her lifelong interest in the visual and visceral properties of color, a trait she shared with her contemporaries such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Anne Truitt. While the study of color remained constant throughout her artistic career, it was her bold use of conventional and unconventional materials that set her apart from other artists of her time. Not only an abstract expressionist and color field painter, Thorpe was a sculptor using a wide variety of materials such as, balsa wood, piping, sheet metal, and gauze. She later worked in textiles and handmade paper works. Her practice is a challenge to artists today who wish to push the boundaries of how they use materials, while retaining one of the most critical elements of artmaking: color. WSG would like to extend an invitation to its members to participate in this exhibition with sculptural work that investigates color as an integral part of the sculptural process while rethinking the ways in which they use materials.

ABOUT THE JUROR: Mollie Berger Salah
Curatorial Assistant: Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Mollie Salah has worked in the Prints and Drawings department at the National Gallery since graduating from George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Art History in 2014. While at GWU she held internships in the Prints and Drawings departments of the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art. Mollie has also worked at the Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, VT, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT, and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, ME. An adapted version of her graduate qualifying paper on Kenneth Noland’s circle paintings and the psychoanalytic therapy of Dr. Wilhelm Reich was recently published for Refiguring American Art, a research project organized by Tate, London. She has also published essays on Thomas Downing and Mary Pinchot Meyer. Mollie’s research interests include artists who have lived and worked in Washington, DC, early twentieth century American landscape painting, and the cultural impact of the Cold War.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, April 14, 2019 (11:59pm EST)
Participating artists can upload submissions through Entrythingy (https://www.entrythingy.com/login.html). NOTES OF COLOR will be juried from digital images submitted through Entrythingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee for uploading images. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). New members may join by downloading a membership form from the web site, www.washingtonsculptors.org and making payment by mailing a check or through PayPal online. WSG members must renew their dues for 2019 to be eligible to apply to participate in this exhibition. The mailing label should read 2019 to show your membership is up to date. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional sculptures or mixed media installations that fit the theme. New media works are acceptable as long as they do not require an external power source.
  • ALL work must be able to be wall hung using simple hooks. Works must weight less than 15 lbs and protrude no more than 12 inches from the wall.
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) works, with two images per work (maximum of ten images).
  • Submissions MUST be anonymous—please remove any identifying labels from titles, file names, images, etc. Submissions that are not anonymous will be disqualified.
  • Gallery has 22-foot high ceilings, steps and standard double door to enter the gallery. All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show.
  • Accepted work must be delivered in person on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 4-6pm or Monday, June 3, 2019 from 10am-2pm at the Athenaeum (201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). Work must be picked up in person at the same address on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 4-6pm. The Athenaeum can neither receive nor return entries by mail.
  • Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the installation date, and de-installation of their work on the pick-up date as specified above. Staff will be solely responsible for installations. The gallery cannot receive shipments of artwork and is unable to store work not picked up by the pickup date.

INSURANCE/COMMISSION
The Athenaeum will insure the pieces for the duration of the show but work in transit and work left at the Athenaeum after the closing date is the responsibility of the artist. A 40% commission will be taken on sales by the Athenaeum. Interested buyers will be directed to the artist or agent.

CALENDAR

EXHIBITION DATES:                         Thursday June 6 – Sunday July 21

CALL FOR ENTRY POSTED:            Thursday, February 21, 2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:                Sunday, April 14, 2019 (received by 11:59pm EST)

JURY PERIOD:                                     Monday, April 15 – Sunday, May 5, 2019

ARTIST NOTIFICATION:                   Wednesday, May 8, 2019

DROP OFF DATES:                               Sunday, June 2, 2019 (4:00pm – 6:00pm) &
Monday, June 3, 2019 (10:00am – 2:00 pm)

Work must be delivered through the main gallery entrance at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

EXHIBITION INSTALLED:              June 4-5 2019

OPENING RECEPTION:                    Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

CURATORS DISCUSSION:               Sunday, June 23, 2019 (2:30pm – 4:00pm)

ARTIST MEET AND GREET:           Sunday, July 21, 2019 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

DEINSTALL & PICK UP:                   Sunday, July 21, 2019 (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

Exhibition directors can be contacted for dropping off and picking up work.

  • Laura Jamroz
  • Judith Pratt

 

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

 

About the Athenaeum
The building now known as the Athenaeum was constructed in 1851- 1852 as the Bank of Old Dominion.  Robert E. Lee banked here, as did many other prominent Alexandrians.  During the Civil War occupation of Alexandria, the building was commandeered by Federal troops and used as the Chief Commissary Office of the U.S. Commissary Quartermaster.  An authentic Civil War site, the Athenaeum is on both the Virginia Trust and National Register of Historic Places. The building is part of the Virginia Trust and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980

 

About the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA)
The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all forms of art, and to establishing programs that will enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and the surrounding metropolitan area.  As the primary site for these activities, the NVFAA own, and maintains the historic building called the Athenaeum. For additional information on the organization, please visit www.nvfaa.org.

WSG Contact for Exhibits:

Help with Entries:

CLOSED Call for Entries: 2019 Annual Members Image Show

This call for entries is closed as of March 14, 2019

Image: Marie Ringwald

 

WSG members may submit up to five (5) jpeg images or one (1) video of their work for the Annual Members Image Show. Please carefully review the instructions below for preparing media. If you need assistance, please contact a team member at the email listed below. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for all members to show current work and receive feedback from the audience. DC area gallerists, curators, collectors, and art representatives will be invited to attend. During intermission, refreshments will be provided, and WSG members are welcome to bring light fare to share.

 

Instructions:

All images and videos will be arranged in a single PowerPoint presentation and will include a title page and notice of copyright protection for each artist. Audience members can talk with artists during intermission or at the show.

 

First to Submit, First to Show! Maximum 20 Presenters

 

2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS IMAGE SHOW INFORMATION

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 4 – 7pm

Location:
Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies – House A
3100 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Free and open to the public
Parking on premises and Whitehaven Street

Tom Rooney Tribute 2019: An Invitational Exhibition

Featuring works of past WSG Tom Rooney Prize winners

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E. Washington. DC 20064
Campus Map: https://www.catholic.edu/res/docs/cuamap.pdf

TWO LOCATIONS
Salve Regina Gallery
Exhibition Dates: Mon. Feb. 4 – Fri. Mar 29, 2019
Location: Salve Regina Hall and Art Gallery
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm

Mullen Library
Exhibition Dates: Mon. March 4 – Fri. May 3, 2019
Location: John K Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery
Hours: Mon.-Thurs 8am-11:30pm, Fri. 8am-10pm, Sat.9am-8pm, Sun. 11am-11:30pm

Lincoln Mudd, 3 Squared (2017) Iron 17.5” x 8.5” x 8.5”
Photo courtesy of Mahasti Mudd

 

“If you don’t take delight in the arts, you miss a major reason for their existence.” – Tom Rooney, Interview with Anna Williams at Catholic University of America in 2010.
http://www.eastcityart.com/profiles/memoriam-thomas-rooney-1924-2018/

 

 

TOM ROONEY PRIZE WINNERS 2007-2018

Constance Bergfors (2007), Lincoln Mudd (2008). Joel D’Orazio (2009), John Simkins-Camp (2010), Olivia Rodriguez (2011), Nicole Salimbene (2012), Todd Fry (2013), Mike Shaffer (2014), Jessica Beels (2015), Monroe Isenberg (2016), Jeremy Kunkel (2017)

TOM ROONEY INVITATIONAL PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Lincoln Mudd, Joel D’Orazio, Nicole Salimbene, Mike Shaffer, Jessica Beels, Monroe Isenberg, Jeremy Kunkel

CURATORIAL SUPPORT: John Figura, Nora Heimann and Joan Stahl

OPENING RECEPTION FOR SALVE REGINA: February 7, 2019 (5-8pm)

ARTIST RECEPTION FOR MAY GALLERY, MULLEN LIBRARY: April 11, 2019 (6-8pm)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Tom Rooney Invitational Exhibition, at the Salve Regina Gallery and the Mullen Library, on the campus of The Catholic University of America, features selected works by past WSG “Tom Rooney Prize” winners from 2007-2017. The exhibition will honor the late Tom Rooney (1924- 2018), a sculptor and educator whose many students at CUA include Martin Puryear. Tom Rooney was one of the Founding Members of the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) in 1984 and a longtime volunteer. During the inception years of the organization Tom Rooney was the WSG Exhibitions Committee Chair and helped organize the Annual Members Image Show. Tom Rooney’s impact and legacy will carry on in Washington DC through his students, colleagues, and friends.

During the Tom Rooney Invitational Exhibition at Catholic University of America, the Brentwood Arts Exchange (Brentwood, MD) will be hosting the WSG Sculpture Now 2019 Exhibition, where juror Spencer Dormitzer will select the 2019 Tom Rooney Prize Winner at the opening reception on January 19, 2019 from 5-8pm. More details

ABOUT THE CURATORIAL TEAM

  • John Figura, Assistant Professor and director of the Salve Regina Gallery at the Catholic University, Department of Art, is a Washington DC painter who has been exhibiting his work professionally since 1977. His paintings have been seen in solo and group exhibitions here in the US and abroad.
  • Nora Heimann, Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Department of Art, is a specialist in European and American Modern and Contemporary art history, and the relationship between art, religion and national identity. She is also an independent curator, and an active museum educator leading programs that seek to make art accessible to individuals with disabilities.
  • Joan Stahl, Director of Research and Instruction at the University Libraries and Chair, Library Programming + Marketing Committee. She has coordinated several art-specific exhibitions, including the gilded art of DC artist, Kay Jackson.
  • Mimi Frank: A Maryland based sculptor works in a variety of media. Her work often addresses social issues. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including two Maryland State Arts Council Grants. She exhibits her work locally and nationally.
  • Steve Wanna: Born and raised in Lebanon, Wanna is a multi-disciplinary sound and visual artist whose work includes music, sound design for dance collaborations, sculpture, installation, photography, and works for mixed media.

The Salve Regina Gallery

The Salve Regina Gallery is part of programming for the Department of Art at The Catholic University of America. Programs at the Salve Regina Gallery are devoted to nurturing the production and understanding of artistic expression with the belief that art and culture are one, and that exposure to the visual arts is an essential component of every liberal education. The goal of the gallery is to foster a greater appreciation of the arts in the context of the Catholic Church and the resources offered by the greater Washington DC area.

The Mullen Library

The Mullen University Library at the Catholic University of America is part of a library system that houses books, print volumes, and provides access to electronic journals and books. In 1924, John Kernan Mullen facilitated the construction of the library through a gift and the library opened its doors to the public in 1928, as the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library.

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG)

WSG is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators.

Visit https://www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP

PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
.
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984

SCULPTURE NOW 2019

January 14- March 9, 2019

Brentwood Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave, MD 20722
arts.pgparks.com

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Jan Acton
Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin
Esperanza Alzona
Lisa Battle
Alan Binstock
Jeffery Cooper
Joe Corcoran
Pierre Davis
Joel D’Orazio
Annie Farrar
Luc Fiedler
Maria Karametou
Joanne Kent
Jin Lee
Ruth Lozner
Dalya Luttwak
Harry Mayer
Joan Mayfield
Louisa Neil
Jane Pettit
Iris Posner
Judith Pratt
Evan Reed
John Schaffner
Casey Snyder
John Totaro
Elizabeth Vorlicek
Steve Wanna

JUROR: Spencer Dormitzer

OPENING RECEPTION AND TOM ROONEY AWARD: Sat. January 19 (5-8pm)

ARTIST AND JUROR TALK: February 16 (2-4pm)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Brentwood Arts Exchange is collaborating with the Washington Sculptors Group members for an exhibition titled Sculpture Now 2019. Begun in 1987, the Sculpture Now series provides an annual snapshot of up-to-the-moment works by artists in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The series also includes the Tom Rooney Award of $500. Sculpture today is a rapidly evolving genre that reflects the volatile changes in global conditions. Whether conceptual, political, cultural, environmental or personal in context, the biography of the artist continues to be central to the artwork. In this spirit, Sculpture Now 2019 does not have a particular theme. It is an open and inclusive platform that invites artists to put forward their latest ideas on conceptual theory and best practices regarding materials used in sculpture. The exhibition is designed to give WSG artists free rein, to propose work to the juror, or to show work produced within the last two years. The exhibition will be installed at the Brentwood Arts Exchange main gallery in Brentwood, MD. This exhibition will take place separately, but in conjunction with the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational exhibition at the Salve Regina Gallery and the Mullen Library on the campus of the Catholic University of America. Works by Tom Rooney and past Tom Rooney Prize winners from 2007-2019 also will be shown at CUA. Both shows – Brentwood Sculpture Now 2019 and the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational – will honor the late Tom Rooney (1924- 2018), sculptor, educator, and WSG volunteer. During the Brentwood exhibition, the 2019 Tom Rooney prize will be awarded at Brentwood Arts Exchange.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Spencer Dormitzer, Director of Brentwood Arts Exchange, oversees the administration and development of the facility, as well as the changing annual exhibitions. Mr. Dormitzer attended The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and has been a working artist for over 25 years. He has acted as the studio manager for New York abstractionist David Reed, and as an executive producer for the New York Cosmos. Dormitzer has just concluded his tenure at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC after 3 years of service, where he managed or curated over 15 exhibitions. Spencer lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Brentwood Arts Exchange is a proud part of the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and serves as an anchor for the arts-based community development of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. They support artist and community development by welcoming diverse audiences to experience high quality visual art exhibitions, concerts, and affordable art classes for all ages, and a local artisans craft store.

Hours:
Monday –Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

Gallery Contact: Spencer Dormitzer, Director (301) 277-2863,
Natalie Fulgencio, Assistant Director:

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, WSG has grown to serve almost 400 members annually. WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter. WSG P.O. Box 42534, Washington, DC 20015, 202-686-8696, .

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org

Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

 

CLOSED Call for Entries: Sculpture Now 2019

Presented by Brentwood Arts Exchange in collaboration with the Washington Sculptors Group

Sculpture Show at Brentwood

LOCATION
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD, 20722
arts.pgparks.com

DATES: January 14 – March 9, 2019

JUROR: Spencer Dormitzer

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 30, 2018 (midnight)

CALL DESCRIPTION
Brentwood Arts Exchange is collaborating with the Washington Sculptors Group members for an exhibition titled Sculpture Now 2019. Begun in 1987, the Sculpture Now series provides an annual snapshot of up-to-the-moment works by artists in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. The series also includes the Tom Rooney Award of $500. Sculpture today is a rapidly evolving genre that reflects the volatile changes in global conditions. Whether conceptual, political, cultural, environmental or personal in context, the biography of the artist continues to be central to the artwork. In this spirit, Sculpture Now 2019 does not have a particular theme. It is an open and inclusive platform that invites artists to put forward their latest ideas on conceptual theory and best practices regarding materials used in sculpture. The exhibition is designed to give WSG artists free rein, to propose work to the juror, or to show work produced within the last two years. The exhibition will be installed at the Brentwood Arts Exchange main gallery in Brentwood, MD. This exhibition will take place separately, but in conjunction with the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational exhibition at the Salve Regina Gallery and the Mullen Library on the campus of the Catholic University of America. Works by Tom Rooney and past Tom Rooney Prize winners from 2007-2019 also will be shown at CUA. Both shows – Brentwood Sculpture Now 2019 and the Tom Rooney Remembered Invitational – will honor the late Tom Rooney (1924- 2018), sculptor, educator, and WSG volunteer. During the Brentwood exhibition, the juror, Spencer Dormitzer, will award the 2019 Tom Rooney prize, and the chosen artist will show works in both the Brentwood and Salve Regina exhibition spaces.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Spencer Dormitzer, Director of Brentwood Arts Exchange, oversees the administration and development of the facility, as well as the changing annual exhibitions. Mr. Dormitzer attended The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and has been a working artist for over 25 years. He has acted as the studio manager for New York abstractionist David Reed, and as an executive producer for the New York Cosmos. Dormitzer has just concluded his tenure at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC after 3 years of service, where he managed or curated over 15 exhibitions. Spencer lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

ELIGIBILITY
Applicants must be current or new members of the Washington Sculptors Group to submit. To become a WSG member, download a membership form from the WSG website at www.washingtonsculptors.org, and join online with your submission to the exhibition. WSG members must have paid their dues for 2019 by the entry deadline to be eligible for this exhibition. The address label on the most recent copy of the WSG newsletter, The Washington Sculptor, will show your membership status (example: MEMBER THROUGH 2019).

WORK TO BE CONSIDERED
The exhibition will be located in the Brentwood Arts Exchange main gallery. Please note the floor plan below. Three-dimensional freestanding and wall-hung sculpture, installations, and video/film-based work are welcome, though there is limited access to electrical outlets. Brentwood Arts Exchange does have selected A/V equipment. Please inquire if selected. Individual artists as well as collaborative groups are permitted, though no individual should be included in more than one submission.

SITE CONDITIONS
Artists are solely responsible for delivery of their accepted work on the delivery dates provided, and removal on the pick-up date. The trained staff at Brentwood Arts Exchange will install all exhibiting artwork unless there is a specific reason for artist assistance. All work accepted must remain on display for the full duration of the show. WSG and Brentwood Arts Exchange will not receive shipments of artwork.

A loading dock is not available. Work must fit through an entryway measuring 120”H x 84”L x 80”W. Some pedestals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If the gallery does not have a pedestal to meet the needs of a selected work, it will be the artist’s responsibility to supply the pedestal. Arrangements for installation should be made in advance. Brentwood Arts Exchange staff will contact selected artists to establish details.

SUBMISSIONS
The juror will consider a maximum of 5 images of 5 different artworks per artist or team of artists. Proposals (for prospective works to be made), pre-existing works, and videos may be entered for the exhibition, plus supporting images of the artist’s previous works should be uploaded to www.entrythingy.com (See instructions for ENTRYTHINGY below) Assistance with submissions is available by email request. Email to:

If your work is site or situation specific, please make it clear in your submission. We highly recommend that artists research the site and its history, and visit the gallery. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 5pm. Administrative appointments are also available on Mondays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND SPECIFICATION
Artists may submit up to 5 images of existing works made in the last two years or, proposals specifically for this exhibition. To be clear, please add the word SUBMISSION to the title of the images that represent the work(s) you would like to have included in the show. For past work you are submitting as part of your portfolio review, please add the word PORTFOLIO to the title. These additional portfolio images will display the artist’s ability to create what they are
proposing, or offer examples of past work that might be related to the project being considered. Submitting fewer images will not take away from your entry.

Please include the following information in your submission proposal:

1. Description of the physical aspects of the project (site, materials, positioning, etc. (not an interpretation of the work).

2. If you are proposing a new piece that is not represented in your images, please include one or more illustrations of the work in situ that will give the juror a clear idea of the project being proposed, what it will look like, and how it will be constructed and installed.

3. A project description that includes:
-background or narrative information about the project
-an explanation of how the project relates to the site
-any maintenance that will be required during the course of the exhibition
-if there is light, sound, or movement that may impact the ability of others to experience nearby artworks
-to avoid disqualification, do not include your name in either the statement or any of the description paragraphs on Entrythingy.

Please note: the project description can be a word document with text and images saved as a .pdf file. You can then upload the .pdf file as one of your 5 images on Entrythingy. Acceptable files include .jpg, .pdf, .doc, .mov. Video artists must upload one or two videos according to the specifications listed on ENTRYTHINGY. Submit all images with a resolution of 300 dpi and a maximum of 2MB each. Video files are limited to at most 50MB each (about five minutes).

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRYTHINGY
Applicants should go to ENTRYTHINGY and click on “For Artists” at top.
Click on “list of current calls”.
Scroll down and click on the “Sculpture Now 2019” listing.
Create a login account if you don’t have one, or if you do, login with the “Click here to login” button. After logging in, select the “Sculpture Now 2019” call and complete the entry steps.
There is no entry fee for Sculpture NOW 2019. No mail or email entries will be accepted. All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications.

INSURANCE/COMMISSIONS/SALES
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will insure indoor artwork on-site during the dates of the exhibition. Transportation insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

The Gallery will retain a 25% sales commission on work sold during the exhibition. A price list will be available at the front desk, and Brentwood Arts Exchange will handle the sales/invoicing and payment to artists. If artwork is sold, Brentwood Arts Exchange will send a check to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing date. All selected artists must register as a vendor with M-NCPPC prior to the exhibition to receive proceeds from sales. Brentwood Arts Exchange staff will assist with this process. Washington Sculptors Group does not receive a commission on sales of artwork.

CONTACT
WSG Exhibition Team: Elsabé J Dixon (703) 470-4163
Gallery Contact: Spencer Dormitzer, Director (301) 277-2863
Natalie Fulgencio, Assistant Director:

EXHIBITION CALENDAR: Exhibition Dates: January 14 – March 9, 2019
• CFE deadline: November 30, 2018
• Works Chosen: December 10, 2018
• Artists Notified: December 15, 2018
• Artwork drop off to Brentwood Arts Exchange: Monday, January 3, 5, 6, 2019 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
• Opening reception and Tom Rooney award: Saturday January 19 (5-8pm)
• Artist and Juror Talk: February 16 (2-4pm)
• Artist pick-up dates: March 11-12, 2019 (Time to be determined)

Brentwood Arts Exchange is a proud part of the Maryland – National Capital Park and Planning Commission, and serves as an anchor for the arts-based community development of the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. We support artist and community development by welcoming diverse audiences to experience high quality visual art exhibitions, concerts, and affordable art classes for all ages, and a local artisans craft store.

Hours: Monday –Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm, Sunday: Closed
Gallery Contact: Spencer Dormitzer, Director (301) 277-2863, 
Natalie Fulgencio, Assistant Director: 

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit https://www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter. WSG P.O. Box 42534, Washington, DC 20015, 202-686-8696, .

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
.
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984.

Gallery Floorplan Click to Download
Call For Entries PDF Click to Download

 

 

SHADOWLANDS

October 23, 2018 – April 12, 2019

THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS
One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
https://www.acp.org/

 

Image: Alan Binstock, Orb, Rebirth 2012, Glass, 12″ x 5″ x 10″. Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Alan Binstock
Janet Brome
Shanthi Chandrasekar
Hsin-Hsi Chen
Elsabé Dixon
Emily Fussner
Jean Sausele-Knodt
John A. Schaffner
Bo Simeon

JUROR: Sarah Tanguy

OPENING RECEPTION:
October 23, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm

GALLERY TALK:
October 23, 2018, 6:15 pm

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
For the artists in Shadowlands, the outward exploration of natural phenomena becomes a reflection of a personal, inner journey of discovery. Although their visions involve a different language and may appear opposed to those of scientists, the committed passion, the insatiable curiosity and the ongoing risk- taking make artists and scientists kindred spirits. Most importantly, their fundamental quest is the same – to understand why things are the way they are. As Sir Isaac Newton Mused in 1704, “ Have not the small Particles of Bodies certain Powers, Virtues or Forces, by which they act at a distance, not only upon the Rays of light for reflecting, refracting and reflecting them, but also upon one another for producing a great part of the Phenomena of Nature.
(Sarah Tanguy, 2018)

ABOUT THE JUROR:
Sarah Tanguy worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Gallery of Art, the International Exhibitions Foundation, The Tremaine Collection, the International Sculpture Center, as well as the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Hechinger Collection. In 2004, she became a curator at the office of Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, while continuing to pursue freelance projects. Tanguy has produced many exhibitions in the local DC area and written for Sculpture, and American Craft among other publications. Tanguy has curated an exhibition series for the American Center for Physics, which put her in touch with the latest in theoretical physics and led her to discover artists who explore the intersection between art and science.

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to almost 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter. WSG P.O. Box 42534, Washington, DC 20015, 202-686-8696, .

Washington Sculptors Group
PO Box 42534
Washington DC 20015
(202) 686-8696
www.washingtonsculptors.org
Supporting Sculptors and the Arts Since 1984

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