FSG Conference 2016 and
Storytelling in Metal Juried Art show (scroll down)
Storytelling in Metal
Sept. 10, 2016: Submission deadline (NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE)
Oct. 7, 2016: Acceptance Notification
Oct. 28, 2016: Selected work due
Nov. 12, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017: Exhibition dates
Virtual Exhibition at FSGmetal.org
Nov. 12, 2016: Opening Reception
Jan. 3-4, 2017: Work returned
Please email completed scanned image of forms, statements, and images to: FSGshow@gmail.com
Or mail with postmark by deadline, the completed entry form, statements, and CD of images and payment to:
Storytelling in Metal
Attn: Florida Society of Goldsmiths
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The exhibition and competition is open to all metal and/or jewelry artists. Each piece can be no larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches. Jewelry or Metal work only. Work must be original works, of artist’s design, fabricated by the artist, completed within the past two years, and not previously exhibited at the Morean. The juror has final authority for selection. All work must be for sale. Retail price not to exceed US $5,000.
Winners of $1000+ prizes to be announced 5:30 PM, Nov. 12, 2016.
Size limitations are 10 inches wide x 10 inches high x 10 inches deep. Weight limit is 20 lbs. The Morean Arts Center reserves the right to eliminate any entry which is not reasonably adaptable to the facility.
Artists may enter up to 3 pieces, 2 photos per piece. Each digital entry should be labeled with full last name, first letter of first name, and entry number matching the application form (e.g. LastnameF1.jpg). High resolution jpg, 1920 x 1920. Images of accepted work will be retained by FSG and the Morean Arts Center for promotional materials related to the exhibition and for archival purposes.
A current resume, bio, artist statement and story of the piece must be included with the application.
The bio is used by non-professionals, whereas an art resume usually lists MFA school and previous exhibitions. This will be used for the write-up of the winner.
The artist statement is your description of your body of work. This is available in a large binder to be viewed at the exhibition.
The story is what you would tell a customer at an art show about your particular piece. Where your inspiration came from, or what feeling you are trying to convey. If the materials are unusual or you carved the stone yourself are things the customer would like to know.
Submitting an entry form to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the artists with all conditions in this prospectus. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. After the specific work has been accepted, the artist cannot substitute another work for the accepted one or change the sale price. The Morean Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any entry if, upon arrival, the juror or exhibitions staff finds the work unacceptable. Sales are encouraged, and the Morean Arts Center retains a 40% commission on all works sold during the exhibition. Artist will be paid for sold works within thirty days of the close of the exhibition. Insurance value is 60% of retail.
Entry Form and Fees
Fees must be submitted with all entry forms and images either by check or by paypal and entry is not complete till all fees are paid.
FSG Members fees: nonrefundable fee of $35 for first piece and an additional $10 per piece up to 3 pieces.
Non FSG Members fees: nonrefundable fee of $50, for first piece and an additional $15 per piece up to 3 pieces. Fees must be submitted with all entry forms and images.
All reasonable precautions will be taken by FSG and the Morean Arts Center to ensure protection of submitted work upon receipt at the Morean Arts Center. Work will be insured for 60% of the retail price for the duration of the exhibition while on site. No liability will be assumed by the Juror, sponsors, FSG, or the Morean Arts Center personnel connected with the exhibition for damage incurred or loss of work while in transit. Artists are advised to insure their work during shipping.
Selection of the works will be done by the jurors from the images submitted. The jurors reserve the right to eliminate any work that which does not meet the standards of quality for the exhibition. Award winners will be selected from the actual works displayed by the gallery by Charles Lewton-Brain.
Shipping and Pickup of Artwork
Accepted work, bio, artist statement, story, and resume may be hand delivered or shipped prepaid to arrive no later than October 28, 2016. Hand deliveries are by appointment and should NOT be scheduled for Saturdays or Sundays. Insurance while in transit is the artists’ responsibility. Unsold work will be shipped back at the artists’ expense. Please include prepaid return shipping forms, or payment for return shipping with your work. Unsold work must be picked up on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 3-4. Articles left over 30 days become the property of the Morean Arts Center.
Please direct questions regarding
Jean Marie DeSpiegler,
Executive Director, Florida Society of Goldsmiths