A juried  art competition and online exhibition for art that either includes words or features words as the subject.


The Artist Table, a new 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 the fourth exhibition of the ArtistTTable, WORDS.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entry Deadline: 6 June 2013
Results Notification: 12 June 2013
Exhibition Dates: 14 June - 12 July 2013

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

All artists and photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in an ArtisTTable online exhibition titled, WORDS, 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 WORDS can be widely interpreted. At different times in art history and in different art movements words have been used in art. Sometimes as the subject and other times as an element in a composition, like a label on a wine bottle label in a still life. Artists have created portraits using letters and words and more times than not graffiti is made of words. This show may end  up blurring the lines a little between graphic design and fine art. Hopefully it will encourage everyone to look at the art they make and simply think about answering this challenge with something beautiful and meaningful.

SUBJECT MATTER / JUDGING CRITERIA
This exhibition is an all media show with "words" 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 WORDS 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 three letter code describing what show the file is be submitted to, in this case, WORDS represents "WORDS". 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:  WORDS_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 WORDS 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 WORDS 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
James Scully and Matt Weckel of Wallbreakers.com


James Scully Bio:

I’m living proof that you can get made fun of by your neighborhood friends for going to art school, and by your art school friends for being a guido!. I’m a born and raised Brooklynite that graduated from Pratt Institute and I now work designing in the tablet and web space. I take a lot of pride in being able to connect people in an idea sharing space to collaborate, get inspiration, and network. If we’re all going to get some place in this profession while continuing to create self-fulfilling work, we’ve got to be connected to each other.


Matt Weckel Bio:

As many other creatives in this rapidly changing industry of visual arts, I often wear many hats. You will see that my portfolio includes a variety of multimedia that I have either directed, produced, edited, or graphically designed. I currently freelance and have created all types of media for clients such as Canon, AOL, JVC, Coby, and more.


In the Winter of 2012, I launched TheWallBreakers.com, a creative content and industry news site dedicated to helping people get and stay creative. I built the site and oversee the day to day operations while updating the content daily. It is my baby, and I take great pride in seeing it grow.  I love seeing different artists have a venue to not only display their work, but gain new insights and inspirations from others. I also host an interview series on the site in which artists of varying backgrounds discuss their work and their unique creative process behind it.



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 12 June 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 14 June to 12 July 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 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 WORDS Exhibition.