A juried art competition and online exhibition calling for art that is created on a 4" X 6" (10 X 15.5 cm) format.

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 really pleased to announce Send Me a Postcard, the sixth exhibition of the ArtistTTable.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entry Deadline: 17 August 2013
Results Notification: 20 August  2013
Exhibition Dates: 21 August  - 12 September  2013

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

All artists are invited to submit work for inclusion in an ArtisTTable online exhibition titled,
Send Me a Postcard, 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 theme of Send Me a Postcard can be executed in any medium and subject. The only stipulation is that the original art needs to be 4" X 6" (10 X 15.5 cm) which is pretty typically the size of a postcard. You can think of this as a miniature show. Working in a small format makes us rethink our process and materials.  This is an open theme as far as subject matter, you just need to think small.

SUBJECT MATTER / JUDGING CRITERIA
This exhibition is an open subject themed show with "
Send Me a Postcard" as the theme.
• Work must be 4" X 6" or 10 X 15.5 cm. No other size will be accepted.
• Originality.
• Interpretation of the theme.
• The overall artistic quality of the work, including compositional excellence.
• Photography is not accepted in this show.

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), mosaic, sculpture of stone, concrete, cast metals, plaster, found objects, fiber, ceramics, clay, wax, etc.. Ineligible media includes: Reproduction prints,  photography, 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
For
$20  (15 euro) you can submit up to 4 images to the Send Me a Postcard 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, SMAP represents "
Send Me a Postcard."  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:  SMAP_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
Send Me a Postcard 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
Send Me a Postcard 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.

JURORS
Mario and Talia Atias


Jurors Bio:
Art collectors, Mario and Talia Atias are a husband and wife team from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Although not professionally trained as artists, both have a strong interest in the arts and are avid supporters of local art institutions.  Talia has designed and painted silk scarves, and Mario is an amateur photographer and painter.  Both love to travel, during which they spend far too much time in art museums and galleries.

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 20 August  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 21 August - 12 September  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.

PRIZES
The amount of the total purse for the winners of these competitions are cash prizes based on how many entries are submitted. The total purse will never be less than $100 in total. 

QUESTIONS
info@artisttableonline.com

Click here to Register for the Send Me a Postcard Exhibition.