NGAE Prospectus / Entry Information

“Our Fifty Second Year”

CALL FOR ENTRY

NATIONAL GREELEY ART EXHIBIT AND SALE 2018  (NGAE)

Dates:  April 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2018

Type:  National

Deadline to Apply: March 19, 2018

Apply at:   www.onlinejuriedshows.com

Location: Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley, Colorado 80631

Fees: $45/3 plus $10 each up to 6 entries

Juror, Tom Lockhart, www.lockhartfineart.com

Photography Juror, Cliff Lawson, www.clifflawsonphotography.com

Categories: Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, 3-D (Sculpture and Fiber), Ceramics, and Watercolor

Email: info@ngae-artshow.com

Dates of the show:

Opening Reception, Thursday, April 26, 5:00 – 8:00pm

Awards Presentation begins at 6:30pm. Tom Lockhart and Cliff Lawson will be presenting awards.

Open Friday, April 27, 11:00am-5:00pm

Open Saturday, April 28, 11:00am-5:00pm

Open Sunday, April 29, 11:00am-3:00pm

 

PROSPECTUS

Download a pdf of the prospectus here: Prospectus 2018 rev

Please add info@onlinejuriedshows.com to your safe senders list to ensure email delivery.

The National Greeley Art Exhibit and Sale 2018 will be staged in the lobby of the beautiful Union Colony Civic Center (UCCC) in Greeley Colorado April 26-29, 2018.   During this time a Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra concert has been scheduled bringing a large audience viewing YOUR art!  This will be our 52nd year of staging the National Greeley Art Exhibit and Sale (NGAE) which funds scholarships for art students in Weld County.

Reception. A celebration reception for all artists and supporting patrons will be held at the UCCC Thursday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00pm.

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS

Open to all artists who create original fine art in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and ceramics. All entries must be clearly identified, priced for sale, must have been created within the last 3 years, and be original works of art, not copied from other artists or published materials or with assistance from other artists. Giclees are not eligible.  Art must be framed and completely prepared for hanging with wire, no saw tooth hangers and no exposed glass edges. Gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges and plaque mounted art are accepted.  No three-dimensional pieces will be attached to floor or suspended from ceiling.

Accepted entries must match the accepted digital images, or they will be disqualified.  Prices listed on the entry form may not be changed.   Your entry into the exhibit signifies a commitment to send the art that is accepted.  By not sending an accepted work you are denying another artist the opportunity to be included in the exhibit.  If you do not send an accepted entry you will be ineligible to enter future NGAE Exhibitions as determined by the NGAE Board.

Bin Art. If your work has been accepted for the show, you may also submit 5 bin items of flat work, matted and suitably protected with shrink wrap or clear acetate bag. Artists working in clay are encouraged to submit up to 25 additional items for sale. Artists may provide their own display bins or pedestals, as appropriate for their medium. Bin items must have an attached inventory list of items and prices.  NGAE commission is 30%.

CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES

March 19, 2018              Deadline for Receipt of Applications by Online Juried Shows.

March 20-22, 2018         Juror Selection of art pieces for show.

March 23, 2018             Acceptance Notification will be emailed on or before March 23

April 16-20, 2018           Shipped artwork must be received at “MAIL N COPY.”

April 23, 2018                Hand delivery of accepted art 2:00pm-4:00pm

April 24, 2018                Hand delivery of accepted art 9:00am-11:00am

April 26, 2018                Opening Reception and Awards, Open to Public 5:00pm-8:00pm

April 27, 2018                Show Open to Public 11:00am-5:00pm;

Show Open to Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra attendees, 6:30pm-9:30pm

April 28, 2018                Show Open to Public 11:00am-5:00pm

April 29, 2018                Show Open to Public 11:00am-3:00pm

April 29, 2018                Pick up unsold art work 3:00pm-6:00pm

April 30, 2018                Shipped Art work not sold will be shipped back to artists.

Info:                            www.ngae-artshow.com, email info@ngae-artshow.com

 CATEGORIES

            Acrylic           

            Drawing       

            Mixed Media

            Oil

            Pastel

            Photography

            3-D (Sculpture and Fiber)

            Ceramics

            Watercolor                                            

Categories with less than 10 accepted entries will be combined at the discretion of the NGAE Board. 

SIZE

Maximum framed size of 2D art cannot exceed 34″x42″ (outside dimensions of frame) (or length plus width including outside of frame not over 76 inches).  Sculptures must not exceed 45 lbs. and not more than 18 inches x 18 inches at the base and not more than 3 feet high, nor require special installation.  Shipped art may not exceed 50 pounds.  Works exceeding size limits will be refused and returned at the artist’s expense.   NGAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALL FINAL DECISIONS REGARDING DESIGN CONTROL OF THE ACCEPTED ARTWORK.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES

· Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.

· Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx. If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here: www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx

· Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

All artwork must be for sale.  The NGAE commission is 30%.  Juried work will be kept for the duration of the show.  Bin art will be released at the time of sale.

NON-REFUNDABLE FEE$45 application fee to submit up to 3 entries. 3 additional entries may be added at $10 each for a total of up to six entries. Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Accepted Artists are invited to provide a one-page artist’s statement to be included in the show notebook.

AWARDS

 Over $2,000 in cash awards will be given.

LOCATION OF SHOW

Union Colony Civic Center Lobby

701 10TH Avenue

Greeley, CO 80631

NOTIFICATION

All artists will receive notification by email after acceptance is complete.  Please add info@onlinejuriedshows.com to your safe senders list to ensure email delivery. Please follow the RSVP instructions on the acceptance notice so we know you have received notification.  Likewise, you can view your acceptance by logging into your Artist Profile after the notification date.

DELIVERY METHODS

HAND DELIVERED ART:  Accepted work must be delivered to UNION COLONY CIVIC CENTER, 701 10TH Ave, Greeley CO Monday April 23, 2:00pm to 4:00pm or Tuesday, April 24, 9:00am to 11:00am. Late arrivals WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

SHIPPED ART:  Accepted artwork must be shipped by the following carriers, FEDEX or UPS, and received between April 16 and April 20, 2018.  NO PACKING PEANUTS!  It is recommended that fragile items be double boxed. Airfloat Boxes are highly recommended.

For those artists shipping their art: YOU MUST SEND A CHECK MADE OUT TO NATIONAL GREELEY ART EXHIBITION FOR $15 FOR GALLERY UNPACKING/REPACKING/TRANSPORTING FEE OF EACH BOX SHIPPED and included in your shipped box.

No C.O.D. shipments to “MAIL N COPY” will be accepted. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist for all shipping.  If artwork arrives damaged artist will be notified by telephone immediately. 

Ship Artwork to: 

                                    MAIL N COPY

                                    2032 35th Ave., Ste A

                                    Greeley, CO 80634 

PICKUP/RETURN SHIPPING

PICK-UP:  Unsold art work must be picked up at UNION COLONY CIVIC CENTER Sunday April 29 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. If someone else will be picking up your work for you, please send a note of authorization with them for the work to be released. Due to lack of storage, late pickups cannot be accommodated. A late fee of $10 a day for each piece will be charged for those not picking up their art at the designated date and time.

SHIPPING OF ACCEPTED WORK/RETURN SHIPPING

Unsold artwork will be returned with your prepaid shipping label.  If your shipping address is different from your mailing address, please include alternate street address on the form. Artists are responsible for additional shipping costs due to refused or returned artwork so make sure the shipping address is indicated if different from your mailing address.   We do not ship to PO Boxes. We do not return packages C.O.D.

***Insurance is the responsibility of the artist for both sending and return shipment. ***

Liabilities:

It is the artist’s responsibility to obtain adequate insurance for your artwork.  NGAE will use the utmost care in handling your artwork, but will not insure any entry and assumes no liability for any damage, loss, or theft during the show. Union Colony Civic Center will not insure any entry and assumes no liability for any damage, loss, or theft during the show. Mail N Copy will not insure any shipped art and assumes no liability for any damage, loss, or theft during the few days your shipment is in their building before it is transported to the Union Colony Civic Center.

Additional questions?  Please contact us at:     info@ngae-artshow.com