A juried figurative art competition and online exhibition

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 third exhibition, People Are People.


Entry Deadline: 30 April 2013

Results Notification: 3 May 2013

Exhibition Dates: 6 May - 29 May 2013


All artists and photographers are invited to submit work for inclusion in an ArtisTTable online figurative exhibition titled, People Are People, at 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.


This exhibition is an all media show with the human figure in all of its many states and conditions as the theme.

• Originality.

• Interpretation of the figurative 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 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.


There are two different options when entering your work into the People Are People exhibition. You may submit a single work to be considered by the juror as one option, or for a second option, you may submit up to four works of art that will each be considered individually.

OPTION 1: $10 (8 euro).

OPTION 2: $20 (15 euro).

If you have any questions about the fees, please email:

(Note - Entry fees are not refundable under any circumstances.)


Entries will be juried from digital files. Images may be emailed to

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.


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, PAP represents "People Are People". 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: PAP_Last Name_Title.jpg


1) After taking a great photo of your artwork and formatting and naming it appropriately, attach them to an email to

2) Type People Are People 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 People Are People 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.


Sheila Stafford.

Ms. Stafford received her B.A. (1969) from University of Michigan and M.A. in Art (1976) from Central Michigan University and currently resides in Traverse City, Michigan. Since 1978 Stafford has been an Adjunct Photography Instructor at Northwestern Michigan College teaching Photography I & II college credit courses and Life Drawing I & II (current semester).

As an artist with a creative day job, Stafford is an avid supporter of traditional B&W Photo Processes and takes a very low tech approach to photography using a pinhole camera. But she also has a preoccupation with the figure and revels in capturing a gesture with line and perhaps a little color. For the past few years the adventure has been to combine the beauty of the drawn line with the alchemy of chemical darkroom photography. Some of these images are manipulated and archival toned silver gelatin prints created by combining contact printed line drawings with light, B&W photo paper and some rule breaking in the darkroom.

Both silver gelatin photographs and mixed media figure drawings have been included in numerous juried exhibitions including The Dennos Museum Regional Shows and Art Work Alliance May Shows. A founding member and coordinator of both the Figure On Saturday drawing group and Art Works Alliance artist group Stafford has endeavored to support the artistic pursuits of fellow artists in the Grand Traverse community.


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.


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 30 April 2013 of the juror's results. Accepted artists will have their art work displayed in the Current Exhibition space at from 28 March - 24 April 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 People Are People Exhibition.