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CALL FOR ART: Artist’s Showcase: OC Arts’ Regional Exhibition

A CALL FOR ENTRIESimg_7610-art-exhibit-2016
Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center
Orange City, IA
Exhibit: March 31-April 8, 2017
Submission Deadline: February 24, 2017
Enter up to 3 original submissions, 2D or 3D. Open to H.S. & up from IA or 350-mile radius of Orange City. No entry fee. Work must be no older than 3 years. Submission details & timeline below. Awards given: for best of show ($100) & honorable mention. ($40).

THE EXHIBITION
The sixth Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts’ Regional Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work March 31-April 8, 2017 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center in Orange City IA, in conjunction with the production of the play Dancing at Lughnasa. Regional artists (from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City, IA) are invited to submit work to the juried exhibition.

img_7623-art-exhibit-winners-2016SUBMISSION DEADLINE
February 24, 2017

VENUE
DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College, 809 Albany Ave. SE, Orange City IA 51041

ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA
This exhibit is open to any adult, college or high school-age artist, from Iowa or within a 350-mile radius of Orange City, Iowa. Artwork must be original in concept, composition and execution, and must have been created in the past three years. Artwork may not have been shown previously in an Orange City Arts exhibit. All 2-D and 3-D media will be considered, and must be ready to hang/present. Sawtooth hangers are not allowed. If you have work that you feel need not be framed, please inquire via email to Emily Stokes (emily.stokes@nwcowa.edu).

THEME OF EXHIBITION
No theme. All submissions are welcome.

INSURANCE
Orange City Arts will exercise all reasonable care in handling and hanging the art, and does have limited insurance coverage. However, Orange City Arts assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to works submitted. Insurance is the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.img_7648-art-exhibit-2016

AGREEMENT
Works accepted for exhibition may not be withdrawn prior to the close of the show.
Orange City Arts reserves the right to install the works in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security purposes.

SALES & REPRODUCTION
Orange City Arts will finalize any sales of exhibited artwork at a price that is set by the artist. Sales are subject to a 20% commission, so prices should be set accordingly. Works not for sale must be clearly marked “NFS.”
The submission of entries presupposes that the right is granted to photograph accepted works for education and publicity purposes. Otherwise, taking photos of the artwork during the exhibit is prohibited.

img_7650-art-exhibit-2016ENTRY PROCEDURES
Entrants are limited to three entries. Sets, e.g., diptych, may be classified as one entry.
There is no entry fee.
We request digital images only. Submissions for jurying must be quality jpg images – 200 dpi and no larger than 2 MB.
Images are to be submitted to http://orangecityarts.net/exhibition/ between January 24 and February 24.
The image must be a true representation of the work submitted. Orange City Arts reserves the right to reject work accepted which does not conform to the quality represented by the submission.
With each submission, also include artist’s name, address, email, phone number and title of work. Under “Description,” include medium, size, and date of production.

A COMPLETED ENTRY CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. jpg image.
2. Artist’s name, address, email, phone number, title of work.
3. Under “Description,” include medium, size, date of production.img_7592-art-exhibit-2016

SUBMIT ENTRY MATERIALS TO:   http://orangecityarts.net/exhibition/

Contact: Janine Calsbeek, Orange City Arts director
Orange City Arts Council, 125 Central Ave. SE, P.O. Box 202, Orange City IA 51041
Phone: 712.707.4885
Website: www.orangecityarts.net

NOTIFICATION
Artists will be notified of acceptance by email by March 15, 2017.

LABELING THE ART
Art accepted for the show is to be labelled on a 3×5-inch paper on the upper left corner, backside of the artwork. Include name of artist, title of work, media and sale price or NFS. If your work is a diptych or triptych, please note whether the pieces are to be displayed horizontally or vertically.

THE PRODUCTION: DANCING AT LUGHNASA
The award-winning theatre department at Northwestern College is presenting Dancing at Lughnasa at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. By Brian Friel, this poignant and joyful 1930s era Irish drama transports us to the village of Ballybeg during a remarkable summer in which loves seem possible for five colorful spinster sisters. Dr. Robert Hubbard is director.

img_7667-art-exhibit-2016RECEPTION
The artists’ reception will be held Saturday, April 8 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., prior to the production of Dancing at Lughnasa. All artists are invited to attend. Jurors will comment and announce awards.

JURORS
The exhibit will be juried by local artists Anne Plageman and Doug Burg.

COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS, JURORS’ CHOICES, CASH PRIZES
All artists accepted for exhibition will be given two complimentary tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, Dancing at Lughnasa.
Jurors will select the “best of show” with a $100 cash prize and “honorable mention,” $40 cash prize.
Additional tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, Dancing at Lughnasa, may be ordered by phoning 712-707-7098 or emailing boxoffice@nwciowa.edu. Tickets are $8 adult and $4 student. Production dates are March 31, April 1, 6, and 7 at 7:30pm and April 8 at 2:00 and 7:30pm.img_7664-art-exhibit-2016

TIMELINE
Friday, February 24, 2017: Deadline for submission. All entries must be submitted online.
Wednesday, March 15: Acceptance notification emailed to artists.
Wednesday, March 29: 9 a.m. to noon: Art must be hand-delivered to DeWitt Theatre Arts Center, Northwestern College, Orange City. If necessary, prior arrangements may be made to ship art to arrive by noon on March 29 to Orange City Arts, 125 Central Ave. SE, Orange City IA 51041. Contact Orange City Arts, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.4885.
Friday, March 31: Exhibition opens.
Saturday, April 8: 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Artist reception prior to the production of Dancing at Lughnasa.
Saturday, April 8: Exhibition closes. Artists must pick up their artwork between 9:30-10:30 p.m., unless prior arrangement is made. Contact Orange City Arts Council, ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.4885 or 707.6514.

SPONSORS
Orange City Arts is the sponsor of the exhibit, in conjunction with the Northwestern College art and theatre departments.

We appreciate your submission. Please share this Call for Entries with other area artists.