An all media juried art competition and online exhibition calling for abstract art 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 Not What Everyone Sees, the eighth exhibition of the ArtistTTable.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entry Deadline: 16 December 2013
Results Notification:
23 December  2013
Exhibition Dates:
27 December - 20 February 2014

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

All artists and photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in an ArtisTTable online exhibition titled,
Not What Everyone Sees, 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. 

THEME
The title of this show, Not What Everyone Sees describes the notion that abstract art is the representation of thought, ideas, emotions and interpretation that may only be seen by the one that created it. Abstract art is so personal in that way. When we share abstract are with others we really are opening ourselves up in a way like no other. We are looking for submissions of abstract art in all media. Let the world see what not everyone else sees.

SUBJECT MATTER / JUDGING CRITERIA
Not What Everyone Sees is an exhibition is an all media show with abstract art as the theme.  
• Originality.
• Interpretation of the theme.
• The overall artistic quality of the work, including compositional excellence. 

MEDIA
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 info@artisttableonline.com and we will happily let you know.

GUIDELINES
Artists 18 or older are invited to submit up to 4 pieces per entry created within two years of the entry deadline.

ENTRY FEES
You may submit up to four images for 
$20  (15 euro) to the Not What Everyone Sees exhibition. 
If you have any questions about the fees, please email: info@artisttableonline.com
(Note - Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances.)

SUBMISSION GUIDLINES
Entries will be juried from digital files. Images may be emailed to info@artisttableonline.com. 
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 four letter code describing what show the file is be submitted to, in this case, NWES represents "
Not What Everyone Sees.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:  NWES_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 info@artisttableonline.com
2) Type Not What in the subject line. 
3) Be sure to include your name in the body of the email.
4) Hit send.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
_ Write a brief artist statement about the submission. 300 words or less.
_ Fill out the
Not What Everyone Sees 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.


JUROR
Steven L. Cohn


Juror Bio:
Steve is an improvisational musician, composer, recording artist, and painter. He has played around the world with many of the greats and has recorded with many of them as well. Read his full bio here.

SALES

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.

EXHIBITION INFORMATION
All artists that submitted art work will be notified by email by 16 December of the juror's results. Accepted artists will have their art work displayed in the Current Exhibition space at www.artisttableonline.com/exhibition from 27 December - 30 January 2014. 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.

PRIZES
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.

QUESTIONS
info@artisttableonline.com

Click here to Register for the Not What Everyone Sees Exhibition.