Richard App Bio:
An all media juried art competition and online exhibition calling for art that represents the town or place where you live as a theme.
The Artist Table, a new and rapidly growing art community started in January 2013 on the web. It is an opportunity for artists of all backgrounds to show the world their art. We are very happy to announce My Town, the fifth exhibition of the ArtistTTable.
Entry Deadline EXTENDED to 12 July 2013
Results Notification: 17 July 2013
Exhibition Dates: 18 July - 12 August 2013
All artists and photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in an ArtisTTable online exhibition titled, My Town, at www.ArtistTTableOnline.com. Accepted artists will have their work featured in the month long show showcasing their art along with descriptions of the artwork and artist contact information. (After the exhibition closes it will continue to be accessible in the 'Shelved' section of the site.) Accepted artists will be eligible to win one of three cash prizes.
The theme of My Town can be widely interpreted. We all live in different places, that is for sure. Some of us live in big steaming cities and some of us live in quiet country town, while some of us live in the woods. Within these cities and towns we live in house, condos, apartments, studios or maybe even a bedroom in your parents house. All of this and more make up where we live. How we represent that place, that town is as personal as our relationship it. Perhaps we just moved in and maybe we have lived there our whole life. Memories and what is happening in the here and now are all part of the fabric of where we live, and this is My Town.
SUBJECT MATTER / JUDGING CRITERIA
This exhibition is an all media show with "My Town" as the theme.
• Interpretation of the theme.
• The overall artistic quality of the work, including compositional excellence.
Original, two and three-dimensional art completed within two years of the entry deadline is eligible. Eligible media includes: oils, watercolors, acrylics, gouache, mixed media, alkyds, collage, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, tempera, scratchboard, and original prints (e.g., lithograph, etching, engraving, serigraph), photography, mosaic, sculpture of stone, concrete, cast metals, plaster, found objects, fiber, ceramics, clay, wax, etc.. Ineligible media includes: Reproduction prints, jewelry, artwork in frames. Obviously derivative work and work done under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Work that has previously been accepted into an ArtisTTable exhibition is also not eligible. If there are any further questions about eligible media, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily let you know.
Artists 18 or older are invited to submit up to 4 pieces per entry created within two years of the entry deadline.
You may submit up to four images for $20 (15 euro) to the My Town exhibition.
If you have any questions about the fees, please email: email@example.com
(Note - Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances.)
Entries will be juried from digital files. Images may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images should be 72 dpi JPG format and no longer than 800 pixels on the longest side.
High quality images are essential for qualification. Out of focus, crooked or poorly lit images, and improperly named files will not be considered.
CORRECT FILE NAMES
In order to be able to keep track of all the entries that are submitted it is necessary that files be named accordingly. Each file name has three parts separated by an underscore ( _ ). Part 1 is a two letter code describing what show the file is be submitted to, in this case, MT represents "My Town." Part 2 is the artist's last name, and part 3 is the title of the art work. File names should not be more than 40 characters long and cannot contain symbols such as, !, @, #, %, &, etc.
Example of how to label image files: MT_Last Name_Title.jpg
FILE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
1) After taking a great photo of your artwork and formatting and naming it appropriately, attach them to an email to email@example.com
2) Type My Town in the subject line.
3) Be sure to include your name in the body of the email.
4) Hit send.
_ Write a brief artist statement about the submission. 300 words or less.
_ Fill out the My Town entry form. Link at bottom of this prospectus.
_ Submit non-refundable payment via Pay-pal with the link in the Entry Form.
_ Correctly name each of the files to be submitted.
_ Submit files via email.
Richard was born in Iceland and is the owner of The Richard App Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a gallery dealing in contemporary art and installations for over 20 years. Aside from being an active pillar in the Grand Rapids, art scene, he is an artist in his own right and has a degree in photography.
ArtisTTable will refer all inquires about sales back to the Artist. ArtisTTable retains no interest or right to any % of sales resulting from involvement in this competition and exhibition. Sales and collection of payment is the sole responsibility of the artist.
RIGHTS & REPRODUCTION
ArtisTTable reserve the right to reproduce all accepted entries, regardless of copyright, for the sole purpose of publicizing the exhibition, use in press releases, slide shows, presentations, articles and on the ArtisTTable website. Artist credit will always accompany the artwork.
The Artist Table will not participate in the sale or exchange of any of the images of the artwork submitted to its competitions and exhibitions. The Artist shall retain all copyrights of any images submitted to and ArtisTTable competition. Submission of a work shall constitute an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth in this Call for Entries.
All artists that submitted art work will be notified by email by 10 July 2013 of the juror's results. Accepted artists will have their art work displayed in the Current Exhibition space at www.artisttableonline.com/exhibition from 13 July to 8 August 2013. After the final date the exhibition will be moved to the Shelved section of the site where it will be available for viewing along with other ArtisTTable exhibitions. The exhibition will be publicized to many online social media outlets and blogs. Traditional publications such as newspapers and magazines will be sent press releases detailing the exhibition, and include the names of the winners and the juror's statement.
The ArtisTTable community and competition/exhibitions are completely self financed by the artist developers. The amount of the total purse for the winners of these competitions are cash prizes based on how many entries are submitted, to never be less than $100 total. The hope is that the prizes can continue to grow with future exhibitions as more artists participate. The plan is to add more prizes and bigger prizes for more categories in the future.
Click here to Register for the My Town Exhibition.