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City of Pleasanton, Firehouse Arts Center
Rails Connect



CALL FOR ART

“Rails Connect”

A Livermore-Pleasanton Railroad Journey Through Art and History

 

Exhibition Term:  Saturday, August 10 – Saturday, October 5, 2024

Opening Reception (Livermore):  Saturday, August 10, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Closing Reception (Pleasanton):  Saturday, October 5, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Deadline for Entries:  Friday, June 28, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

 

4444 Railroad Avenue

Pleasanton, California   94566

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 520

Pleasanton, CA   94566

(925) 931-4840

http://www.firehousearts.org/gallery/

Gallery Hours:  Wed. / Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

www.firehousearts.org/gallery/

 

 

EXHIBITION TERMS AND INFORMATION

Prospectus

The upcoming “Rails Connect” group exhibition is an open call to artists and photographers for art that highlights Livermore and the Amador Valley’s rich railway history and culture. Supporting the theme of “railroads,” the exhibition welcomes imagery of locomotives, local landscapes, and related subject matters. This group show will be a collaboration between Livermore Valley Arts and the City of Pleasanton, and final placement of accepted works will be determined by the gallery staff of the two locations.

Eligibility  

·      Artwork must be hand-delivered to the Harrington Gallery to be included. 

·      No shipping will be offered, and artists must be willing to cover shipping costs for non-local buyers.

·      All 2-D & 3-D media accepted (no jewelry).

·      Freestanding three-dimensional work must be appropriate size for display on 15” x 15” x 40” pedestal. 

·      Video art contingent upon space; artist must provide equipment. To enter video art, contact onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com.

 

Rules of Entry

  • No changes to title/pricing will be allowed after submission.
  • All submissions and payments must be made through onlinejuriedshows. Log in on this prospectus page and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions. 
  • Each artist may submit up to 3 entries. Submission fee is $45 for up to 3 entries. 
  • Exhibited works to be selected by gallery staff with notifications via email Friday, July 12, 2024 once the results are available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile.

Note: The City of Pleasanton discourages artwork entries that include significant elements of sexually explicit, overtly political or religious imagery and content, graphic depiction of violence, or profanity.

  • Size of finished work not to exceed 4 feet in any direction including frame.
  • Maximum weight of work up to 40 pounds.        

·      Work is to be installation ready; 2-D work must be framed or prepared and ready for hanging according to the following requirements: 

o   FLAT D-RING HARDWARE with an opening 3/16” or larger, placed 2-4” from top.

o   ARTWORK MUST BE WIRED, WIRE MUST NOT BE VISIBLE AT TOP OF THE FRAME.

o   NO saw-tooth hangers or protruding screw eyes will be accepted. 

·      Work must be clean, frames in good condition, Plexiglas preferred.  

·      Unframed canvas must have gallery wrapped sides

·      No wet paintings. 

·      Photography must be matted and framed, no prints on canvas. 

·      Prints on metal allowed but must be wired as specified above. 

·      Artwork not adequately prepared or formatted according to instructions will not be included in exhibition. 

·      Artwork may not be removed by artist or buyer until Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

·      Please make arrangements to have someone pick up your artwork if you cannot come on that date, late pick-up fees apply (See Payment and Fees section).

 

Digital Entries

Artwork will be juried using digital images (jpgs and under 4 mb) through OnlineJuriedShows. An entry is one individual artwork. Each artist may submit up to 3 entries for $45

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS) AND HOW TO SEND THEM   

·      All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG or JPG format, either cropped to remove background or on a black background without a mat.  

·      Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or Plexiglas. 

·      Image quality is critical; poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance. 

·      The digital image must accurately represent the painting.

  • Submitted images must not include matting or framing. 
  • Crop the photos to include only the artwork and be sure your images are right-side-up. 
  • Images must be smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi
  • Complete instructions for DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS are found on https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Help.aspx
  • For help with your entries, contact onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com or 888-666-1351.

 

Payment and Fees

  • Entry fee of $45 covers up to 3 entries (fees are non-refundable).
  • There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibition.
  • Entries will be made online to OnlineJuriedShows. Log in on this page and click Enter This Show to begin. 
  • Late Pick-up Fee: $5 per day per work will be charged if it is not picked up on Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Artists may designate someone to pick their work up for them with prior notification to gallery staff.
  • Early delivery requests may be accommodated at staff discretion, fees may apply.

 

Sales/Insurance

  • All work submitted must be for sale. The City of Pleasanton will handle artwork sales and tax and shall retain a 30% commission on all sales that occur during the exhibition or as a result of the exhibition.
  • Artist will be notified of sale and a W-9 form will be provided which must be completed, signed, and returned in order to receive payment. Artist commission payments will be processed approximately 3 weeks after receiving the W-9 form. 
  • Work will be insured for the sales price less 30% from the time of delivery, in duly noted condition, until the specified pick-up date. In the case of an insurance claim, proof of prior sales/valuation of work would be required.  

 

Acceptance and Publicity 

  • Notifications will be delivered by email through onlinejuriedshows when the results are ready to view in your artist profile by Friday, July 12, 2024.
  • Exhibition will be promoted via print and digital media. 
  • Physical postcards will be available to participants on the day of artwork delivery.
  • Livermore Valley Arts and the City of Pleasanton reserve the right to use submitted images for promotional purposes. 

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES

 

Exhibition Dates:                        Saturday, August 10 – Saturday, October 5, 2024

Deadline:                                      Entries and Payment due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2024

Notifications:                               Notifications sent via email by Friday, July 12, 2024

Bio/Statements Due:                 Friday, August 2, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (At Artwork Delivery)

Delivery of Work:                       Friday, August 2, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Opens:                       Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Opening Reception:                   Saturday, August 10, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Livermore)

Closing Reception:                     Saturday, October 5, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Pleasanton)

Exhibition Closes:                       Saturday, October 5, 2024, 3:00 p.m.           

Pick-up of Work:                        Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



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