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San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC)
Rock, Paper, Scissors



PRINTMAKING & SCISSOR CUTTING

February 20 – March 10, 2018
Artists’ Reception February 24 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Enter December 22, 2017 until January 29, 2018

 

JUROR, Mary Sherwood Brock
Mary was born in Washington, DC and attended the Boston Museum School and Tufts University, graduating with a BFA in 1978. In 1990 she moved to Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA with an MFA in 1992. Notable awards include a traveling scholarship from the Boston Museum School in 1979 and 3 awards in 1986 that include a Visual Artist Fellowship from the NEA, a Printmaking Fellowship and Painting award from the Artist Foundation of Massachusetts. She was a founding partner of the Artist Proof Cooperative Print Studio in Cambridge MA, which was honored for its contribution to the painterly print by the Boston Public Library in 2000 with an exhibition and catalog “Proof in Print; a Community of Printmaking Studios.” Exhibitions of note are “Boston: Now” at the ICA/Boston in 1987, in Los Angeles at LACE in 1994, 3 one-person shows at Zoe Gallery in Boston and as a gallery artist with the Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles. She currently exhibits in international and national exhibitions focusing on printmaking. In recent years she has curated exhibitions researching the history of printmaking in Los Angeles. “Connections; LA Printmaking 1962-1973” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery was part of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s 20th National in 2010 and brought together 34 significant works from artists who came to prominence in the 1960s. In 2013 at CSUN Art Gallery, a retrospective of the paintings and prints of the influential teaching artist, “Leonard Edmondson” and at the LA Print Space in 2014 “the press is my paintbrush” presented work from two master print shops, who are artists in their own right; John Greco of Josephine Press and Francesco Siqueiros of El Nopal Press. Mary taught printmaking at the Boston Museum School, Otis College of Art and Design and is currently an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University and continues to research the impact of printmaking as an art form for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society.
 
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Engraving is one of the oldest art forms. Engraved designs have been found on prehistoric bones, stones, and cave walls. The technique of duplicating images goes back several thousand years to the Sumerians (c. 3000 BCE), who engraved designs and cuneiform inscriptions on cylinder seals (usually made of stone), which, when rolled over soft clay tablets, left relief impressions. They conceived not only the idea of multiplication but also the mechanical principle, the roller, which in more sophisticated form became the printing press. This exhibit will highlight Printmaking in various methods including: Intaglio (engraving etching, drypoint, aquatint and mezzotint), Planographic (lithograph), Relief (woodcut, linocut and embossing), Stencil (serigraph or silkscreen), Monoprint and Paper Cutting (Scherenschnitte.) Please don’t submit art that you had submitted in the past year.  This exhibit will be juried using digital images (jpgs) through Online Juried Shows: www.onlinejuriedshows.com

ELIGIBILITY
“Rock, Paper, Scissors” is open to all artists who are able to hand deliver or mail their framed art (or have them hand-delivered) at take-in, and pick them up at the end of the exhibit.  Mailing instructions will be given to selected artists.

IMPORTANT DATES
Exhibit entry starts:  Friday, December 22, 2017
Deadline for entries:  Monday, January 29, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PST
Notice of Acceptance:  Friday, February 2, 2018
Take-in:  Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:45 - 2:15 pm.  Hanging directly after take-in.
Exhibit opens:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Reception:  Saturday, February 24, 2018, 5:00- 7:00 pm
Exhibit closes:  Saturday, March 10, 2018, 5:00 pm
Take-down & Pick-Up:  Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

ART SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT
Entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution. DO NOT SUBMIT student work, workshop work, copycat work or works which violate copyright laws.  Once art is submitted it may not be withdrawn.  All art must remain hanging until the end of the exhibit.  Bin art is acceptable.

LOCATION
The gallery is at the 4,600 sq. ft. San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356. Three minutes from the 101 Freeway - Reseda Blvd. exit.  Parking in the rear lot beyond the alley.

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS & SITTING THE CENTER DURING THE EXHIBIT
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
All artists must sit two 3-hour shifts at the Center. Each of the open days has 2 shifts each (11:00 am - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 5:00 pm).  Signups for sitting will take place at take-in.  Bring your calendar to verify dates you will be available.

PERSONAL APPEARANCES
All exhibiting artists may visit the Center to promote their exhibited work.  Interaction with visitors to the Center is encouraged. Artists may bring in printed collateral for promotion purposes.

ART/PHOTO FORMAT, PRESENTATION & SIZE REQUIREMENTS
Maximum height or width of any artwork must not exceed 96" including the frame. Artwork must fit through a 6'6" high x 36” wide door. There is a premium wall which is 17’ long for large size works. Work delivered must be installation-ready. Non-traditional art & photographic works in two-dimensional form and art & photographic wall sculptures must be wired or cleated for hanging. We use a cable hanging system (nails and screws are not drilled into the walls) on the perimeter walls of the gallery.  Because the cable hooks must not show, the top of the hanging wire should be at least 3" below the top of the frame.  Cleated work will generally not be suitable for cable hanging and will be placed on the T-Walls or other non-cabled wall.  All art must be mounted, framed, or otherwise suitably prepared for hanging.  Frames must be in good condition and properly equipped with wire for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung.  Maximum weight for any artwork is 10 Ibs. per linear foot of width. Minimal assistance available moving large or heavy pieces.  Damaged art, mats, frames, glass and Plexiglas will not be accepted.  No sawtooth hangers.  The SFVACC has the right to reject any work not suitable for hanging.

ENTRIES & FEES
Entries will be made online to Online Juried Shows: www.onlinejuriedshows.com.   Up to 3 entries: $45.00.  Up to 3 additional entries at $5 each.  Payment is made through Online Juried Shows via credit card or Pay Pal. Commission of 30% based on original price.  Fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS) AND HOW TO SEND THEM
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, RGB 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:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx

Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.  If all else fails, email or call Ken Ronney at kronney@aol.com - (818) 996-1630 with questions.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By entering “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork and the premises and said person accepts that SFVACC and its agents, associates, directors, officers and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artwork entered in this exhibit is each individual artist’s responsibility.

REPRODUCTION OF PHOTOS
Any artwork entered in this exhibit may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for “Rock, Paper, Scissors” or future exhibits without consent of or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

HANGING
The exhibit will be hung immediately following take-in.  Assistance is welcomed.

SALES
Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS). Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission. SFVACC will receive a 30% commission on any and all sales from the exhibit or as a result of the exhibit.  The artist will receive 70%.  Artists should expect payment within 3 weeks after the close of the exhibit.  All sales are final.  All artwork must remain in the exhibit until the exhibit ends.  

AWARDS
A $300 award will be presented at the reception for the Best of Show artwork.  We may request a high resolution image from the artist whose work is selected as Best of Show.  1st Place will receive $200 and 2nd Place will receive $100.  4 Honorable Mention award certificates will also be presented.

PROMOTION OF THE EXHIBIT
Promotion of the exhibit will be handled by the SFVACC, but we welcome artists to promote the exhibit as well.  An outdoor advertising banner will be created to hang on our railing outside the front of the Center.  We will be sending out our digital promotion as a .pdf to each selected artist so that they can advertise the exhibit to their following.

RECEPTION
We kindly ask that the participating artists help at the reception.  There will be a sign-up sheet at take-in.  Please contribute crackers, cheeses, fresh fruit, nuts, wine, water, and soda.  Thank you.

TAKE-DOWN AND PICK-UP
All art must be picked up on Saturday, February 17  5:00 – 7:00 pm

EXHIBIT CONTACT
Ken Ronney
Email: kronney@aol.com   Phone: (818) 996-1630

NO SECURE STORAGE IS AVAILABLE. IF YOU CANNOT PICK UP YOUR PHOTOS, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOMEONE TO PICK THEM UP FOR YOU. CHARGE IS $5 A DAY PER PHOTO IF LEFT AT THE CENTER.

A NOTE FROM ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING

REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS:  Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com.  To ensure receipt of this notification, please add Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.

On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.

1.      Go to OnlineJuriedShows.com and log in using your email address and password.

2.      Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!

3.      Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.

4.      As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show."  Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."  The letter will then be displayed below.

5.      If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.

6.      While you are in your account on OnlineJuriedShows.com, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.

 

NOTE:  Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety.  Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.

 

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING:

How to look at or edit your entries.

How to pay, if you didn't pay when you entered.

How to see if you’ve already paid, or how to get a receipt.

How to Update your Personal Info (name, address, email address, password).

How to REPLACE an Entry.

Also, if you’d like to write to us to get help, CLICK HERE:  https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx