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

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Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center
Orange City, IA
Exhibit: April 20- 28, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 23, 2018
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 seventh Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts’ Regional Exhibition offers an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work April 20-28, 2018 at the Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center in Orange City IA, in conjunction with the production of the play The Glass Menagerie. 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
March 23, 2018

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

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 (

No theme is required and all submissions are welcome. Works that explore the notions of love, unity, and the human community may have the option to be spotlighted in connection with Northwestern College’s “#beLOVEd Music and Arts Festival” on April 27th.

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

Works accepted for exhibition may not be withdrawn prior to the close of the show.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.

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 between February 23 and March 23.
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, date of production, and purchase price or NFS.

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2. Artist’s name, address, email, phone number, title of work.
3. Under “Description,” include medium, size, date of production, purchase price or NFS.img_7592-art-exhibit-2016


Contact: Lindsay Bauer, Orange City Arts Executive Director

Orange City Arts, 125 Central Ave. SE, P.O. Box 202, Orange City IA 51041
Phone: 712.707.6514

Artists will be notified of acceptance by email by April 5, 2018.

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 award-winning theatre department at Northwestern College is presenting The Glass Menagerie at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center. Celebrated as one of America’s finest dramas, Tennessee Williams’ mid-century play takes audiences to a back-alley apartment in St. Louis. Karen Bohm Barker will play the role of Amanda Wingfield. Jeff Bark is Director.

The artists’ reception will be held Saturday, April 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., prior to the production of The Glass Menagerie. All artists are invited to attend. Jurors will comment and announce awards.

The exhibit will be juried by local artists Emily Stokes and Matt Drissell.

All artists accepted for exhibition will be given two complimentary tickets to the Northwestern College Theatre Department’s production, The Glass Menagerie.
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, The Glass Menagerie, may be ordered by phoning 712-707-7098 or emailing Tickets are $8 adult and $4 student. Production dates are April 20, 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm and April 21 at 2:00 and 7:30pm.img_7664-art-exhibit-2016

Friday, March 23, 2018: Deadline for submission. All entries must be submitted online.
Thursday, April 5: Acceptance notification emailed to artists.
Wednesday, April 18: 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, or 712.707.4885.
Friday, April 20: Exhibition opens.
Saturday, April 28: 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Artist reception prior to the production of The Glass Menagerie.
Saturday, April 28: Exhibition closes. Artists must pick up their artwork between 9:30-10:30 p.m., unless prior arrangement is made. Contact Orange City Arts, or 712.707.6514.

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.