The National Steinbeck Center is putting out a Call To Artists for a juried artist’s exhibition for the busy and vibrant Virtual Steinbeck Country United Festival which runs Aug 1-2, 2020. All pieces will be on display through October 31st in our Arts & Culture Gallery at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California.
This call is for all artists, 18 and older, who can help us celebrate our “Steinbeck Country” theme. All visual art mediums are permitted for submission. This is a juried show limited to 100 pieces accepted. Art pieces cannot exceed 11×14 including frame or artist provided stand/pedestal. Deadline to submit for this exhibition is Friday, May 31, 2020.
All Visual Media
Maximum size: 11×14 including frame, ready to hang, or artist provided stand/pedestal
Entry Fee: $20 Per Artwork Submitted
Exhibition: Sat August 1 to Sat October 31, 2020
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main St
Salinas, CA 93901
Call To Artists Information:
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Event Dates: 8/1/20 – 10/31/20
Entry Deadline: 5/31/20
First, Second and Third Prize Ribbons will be awarded as well as the Director’s Choice Award and the Visitor’s Choice Award Ribbons on August 2, 2020 at the Virtual Steinbeck Country United Festival .
April 17, 2020: Submissions open.
May 31, 2020: Deadline for submissions
June 10, 2020: Notification on Steinbeck.org
July 6-10, 2020: Receiving of shipped accepted works; hand delivery accepted 10:00-5:00 pm each day. Appointments for earlier or later in-person drop off during that week can be scheduled.
August 1-2, 2020: Online Exhibition as part of our Virtual Steinbeck Country United Festival
August 1, 2020 – October 31, 2020: Duration of exhibition at The National Steinbeck Center.
September 17, 2020: Artists Reception 5:30-7:30pm
October 31, 2020: Close of exhibition
November 2-6, 2020: Hand pick-up during hours of 10:00-5:00pm. Earlier or later pick up during that week by prior appointment only.
November 9-13, 2020: Shipping of works (shipping fees apply. See instructions below.)
Eligibility: National artists 18 years or older. Original works accepted in all 2D media: Painting, Drawing, Water-media, Printmaking (No giclee), Photography, Mixed Media, Collage/Assemblage executed during the past three years.
Entry Fee: The fee is $20 per artwork submitted. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express, will be accepted.
Submission: The National Steinbeck Center will only accept payment for submissions through the website before the submission deadline of May 31, 2020. Artwork thumbnail submissions will only be accepted through the firstname.lastname@example.org email. No in-person submissions will be accepted. Submission must include a photograph of the artwork in gif or jpg format submitted to the email listed above after payment of submission fee.
Guidelines for Artwork:
- Submission does not guarantee acceptance. If accepted the artist will be asked to email 3 thumbnails for social media promotion along with a short bio or artist statement.
- At delivery all two-dimensional work must be framed and/or ready for installation with hanging hardware, wire, or d-rings already installed on work and the entire work must not exceed 11×14 including frame or artist provided stand/pedestal. The work cannot exceed 75 pounds. Pieces without- hanging hardware will not be included in the exhibition.
· No installations or video are accepted at this exhibition. All work requiring assembly or any work with a complex installation procedure must be accompanied by a detailed set of installation instructions with reference photos from previous installations. Verbal instructions will not suffice.
·The National Steinbeck Center prohibits glitter, wet paint, sharp objects, open flames, balloons, spray (perfumes, hairsprays, etc.), dangerous chemicals, weapons, pressurized containers, plants or animals (alive or dead), hazardous materials (explosive, flammable, or perishable), decaying materials (visible mold or insect infestation), or anything deemed harmful to artwork, staff and viewers.
Anything of question should be cleared by NSC, by contacting Cat Harper, 831-775-4721 or email@example.com.
Selected Works: Selected works must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. Curatorial staff reserves the right to refuse an artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by the juror.
Shipped Artwork: The deadline for receipt of shipped artwork is July 10, 2020. If work is not at the National Steinbeck Center by Friday July 10, 2020, we reserve the right to not include it in the exhibition.
Any artwork being shipped must include return postage/shipping label for FedEx or UPS, –unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Director prior to the exhibition. In the case of inadequate or nonexistent return postage, works will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as the National Steinbeck Center sees fit. All artwork should be packaged in a manner that will allow for the materials to be re-used for return shipping. Otherwise please include materials for return packaging. Please do not ship artwork with packing peanuts. Re-usable mirror/tv packing boxes (available at UPS/FedEx) are encouraged, ¾ inch insulation foam sheets (available at Lowes/Home Depot) are an excellent means of protecting frame/glass works, especially in 4-inch thick packing boxes.
Liability: The National Steinbeck Center will not be responsible for any damage whatsoever, before, during, or after the exhibition. No works will be released without proper identification. Any work not picked up by the dates noted above will become property of the National Steinbeck Center and will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as the NSC sees fit.
Sales: The National Steinbeck Center will not serve as a third party for sales; we will instead provide artist contact information to any individuals inquiring about purchases, and purchases will be completed by both parties. The artist MUST provide documentation authorizing a purchaser the ability to pick up artwork which is sold, if the purchaser wishes to pick up work at the exhibition closing.