Our annual student competition entries will be due in the gallery on Monday 22nd anytime between 9-5. You will bring your pieces to the gallery and do the entry form in the gallery. You do not complete any entry forms ahead of time. You will do that in Shore Gallery when you bring your piece.
Please make sure you have read the blog post on how your work needs to be show ready.
- You may enter a maximum of 4 wall dependent works & 4 floor/pedestal dependent works. Your total number of entries should not exceed 6.
- Complete one entry form for each piece you wish to enter
- Take entry form to competition staff to receive Entry Number for each piece
- IMPORTANT: Once you have your entry number you must fill out an online form for each submission
- Tape paper entry form securely to bottom or side of entry (where it can be seen)
- Place in area designated for category
- It is preferred that all 2D works are framed; however, works will be accepted that are matted as well as securely mounted on sturdy backing and equipped with a hanging wire (See instructions below). Posters, photographs, and prints must, at minimum, be dry-mounted on foam core board and properly prepared for hanging with wire. Thus, no pinning, hanging by clips or wires, or suspending of paper-based artworks of this kind is acceptable. Any work submitted must meet professional standards of presentation and be secure enough to safely hang on the wall for the duration of the exhibition. Paintings on canvas or mounted hardboard, if not framed, must have the sides neatly painted so as not to detract from the work.
- Floor or pedestal dependent works must be safely designed and reasonably stable. Works that are top-heavy or easily toppled must be mounted securely to a base.
- All works must be clean and dry to the touch. Charcoal, pastels or other dry media must be well sprayed with a fixative and should be covered with acetate, acrylic sheeting, or glass. No wet paint.
- NOTE: the quality of the presentation of you work will be part of the works overall evaluation.
- Matted drawing must be backed with a stiff backing. Corrugated cardboard and foamcore board are ideal materials for this purpose.
- A postal approved mailing or packaging tape should be used to secure the backing to the matboard. Masking tape should NEVER be used as humidity and time will eventually cause its adhesive to fail.
- The hanging picture wire should be attached to the corrugated backing by one of only two methods:
- A. Cut two 2”X2” squares from extra scraps of corrugated cardboard and loop the wire underneath while gluing with a woodworking glue like Elmer’s. Do NOT use rubber cement or spray adhesive.
– OR –
- B. Punch two widely spaced holes in the corrugated cardboard and thread the picture wire through both holes and securely tie the two wire ends together to make a complete circle. At this point, tape the backing to the back of the matboard.
I will need volunteers to work in the gallery receiving art pieces for Monday. I have a sign up sheet link here. You will earn an art event credit for volunteering and we will sign volunteer hour forms for Lynay.