INK!

The Silpe Gallery at the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School is proud to announce a call for entries for INK! a national juried exhibition open to work in all traditional and digital printmaking techniques.  We are honored to have the jury team of Amze Emmons, R.L. Tillman and Jason Urban of PRINTERESTING choosing works for the Silpe Gallery's second annual juried exhibition.

Submissions will be accepted online only from December 2, 2014 through midnight, February 1, 2015.  The jury fee is $35 for up to three entries. A maximum of three entries may be submitted per person.

Our jury team will choose three entries to receive awards of $500, $250, and $100.  These awards will be announced at the opening reception on March 14, 2015.

Accepted entries will be announced online on February 13, 2015, and entrants will be notified by email if their works are chosen for exhibition. Accepted entries must be shipped via the commercial carrier of the artist's choice to arrive at the gallery by March 6, 2015. All round-trip shipping costs are to be paid for by the entrant.

Exhibition dates are March 14 through April 1, 2015. An opening reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4 p.m. in the Silpe Gallery.
 
All work in the exhibition must either have a sale price or be marked not for sale (NFS). The Silpe Gallery will handle all sales transactions, collect Connecticut state sales tax, and take a 40% commission from the asking price of all artworks sold during the exhibition.  All proceeds from the sale of INK! prints will benefit the Silpe Gallery at the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School.
 
For more information, please contact Lisa Gaumond, Silpe Gallery
gaumond@hartford.edu
silpegallery.org
860-768-5559

Calendar

Deadline for Entries  - midnight, February 1, 2015
Notifications Sent - February 13, 2015
Work must arrive at the gallery by - March 6, 2015
Dates of Exhibition - March 14 - April 1, 2015
Reception date - Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Exhibition closes - April 1, 2015
Work shipped back to artists or will be available for pick up - April 3, 2015

Exhibition Requirements

All pieces included in the exhibition must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition and may not be removed until the show closes on April 1, 2015.
 
Prints must be suitably framed behind Plexiglas. No gallery clips, glass or L-pins, please.
 
There are no size requirements for submissions, but please review the floor plan of the Silpe Gallery (https://silpegallery.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/silpe-floor-plan.pdf) to ensure that large works will physically fit into the gallery. The Silpe Gallery reserves the right to return any work that does not fit into the gallery space.

Sales and Commissions

All entries must either have a sale price or be marked not for sale (NFS). The Silpe Gallery will handle all sales transactions, collect Connecticut state sales tax, and take a 40% commission from the asking price of all artworks sold during the exhibition.
 
Purchasers may pick up sold works from the Silpe Gallery after the exhibition ends, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, or they may make arrangements with the Silpe Gallery to have the work shipped to them at their cost.

Liability

The Silpe Gallery does not insure works of art on display. Although every professional precaution will be taken to ensure the safety of all work, the Silpe Gallery, the Hartford Art School, and the University of Hartford cannot be held liable for any loss or damage. Artists who desire to insure their work will need to make their own arrangements.

Reproduction of Images

Permission is granted to the Silpe Gallery and the Hartford Art School for reproduction of artwork for catalog and/or advertising purposes. Your entry into the exhibition constitutes agreement with this understanding.

Artwork shipping, delivery and return

Accepted entries must be shipped via the commercial carrier of the artist's choice. All shipping costs are to be paid for by the artist.
 
Shipped works must be received by March 6, 2015.
Hand deliveries will be accepted from 10:00 am and 4:00 p.m. on March 6, 2015.
Late deliveries will not be accepted.
 
Work should be securely and appropriately wrapped or packed for shipping. The Silpe Gallery, the Hartford Art School, and the University of Hartford are not responsible for works that arrive damaged. All shipped works will be returned in their original packaging and must include return postage or a return pre-paid label from the carrier of the artist's choice.
 
All artwork without return postage should be picked up between 10:00 am and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014.
 
The Silpe Gallery, the Hartford Art School, and the University of Hartford will not be responsible for artwork not collected after the exhibition closes, or for artwork shipped without proper return postage. Any artwork that remains uncollected will become property of the Hartford Art School.




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