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2014 AVA Juried Members Exhibition

December 5, 2014- January 2, 2015

Apply now for the 2014 AVA Juried Members Exhibition. This call is open to all artists, working in any medium, that are current AVA members. The winner of the Best in Show award will receive a solo show at AVA in November 2015.

AVA is honored to have Greg Pond as this year’s juror. Pond received his B.A. from The University of the South and his MFA from The University of Georgia. He is currently a professor at the University of the South and a founding member of Fugitive Projects in Nashville. Pond also works as an independent writer, curator, and lecturer.  Some of his recent projects have been hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture, the Jamaican Film Academy, the Frist and Cheekwood Museums in Nashville, The Elizabeth Foundation of New York, and the Hunter Museum. His work is represented by the Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville.

Application and Exhibit Timeline
Application Deadline        November 1
Acceptance Notification    November 11
Accepted Work Delivery    December 2
Opening Reception        December 5
Pick-up work            January 3

For more information regarding this exhibit or other AVA programming, visit http://www.avarts.org/call-to-artists/ or contact Lauren Goforth, Education and Exhibitions Director, at lgoforth@avarts.org or 423.265.4282 ext.105.

Eligibility
    •    All applicants MUST be a current AVA member in order to submit an application. If you are not an AVA member, or if your membership has lapsed, you can visit www.avarts.org to update your membership status.
    •    Artists working in any medium including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print media, installation, ceramics, fiber arts, graphic arts, and time-based works are encouraged to apply.
    •    Must have a current body of work, comprised of at least 3 pieces, which the artist is able to show at the time of application.

Limitation & Restrictions
    •    All work must be original and completed within the last 2 years.
    •    Works must not have been previously exhibited at AVA.
    •    All 2-D works must be ready to hang.
    •    Time-based artists may have to provide their own equipment to show work.
    •    AVA handles all sales transactions and receives a 30% commission from all gallery sales.
    •    All shipping or hand delivery and return of work for exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.
    •    AVA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the application process or are not properly outfitted to hang in the gallery.


Fees
Entry is free for AVA members. For membership information visit: http://www.avarts.org/ava-membership/

Requirements
    •    Brief artist’s statement that is relevant to the work submitted (in PDF format)
    •    Three digital images of recent works. If necessary, please include additional detail shots of work submitted. Each image must be:
    •    Saved in jpeg format
    •    Set color to RGB
    •    Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels
    •    Saved as artist’s last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg
    •    Complete list of images. For each image, include:
    •    Title
    •    Medium
    •    Dimensions
    •    Price

Send materials to:
Lauren Goforth, Education and Exhibitions Director
lgoforth@avarts.org

Submitting your application indicates that you have read and understand all guidelines and criterion contained within this prospectus. To the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to be considered for AVA’s Juried Member Exhibition. Your application contains your work and the information in your resume is complete and true. You understand that if accepted, it will be your responsibility to deliver your work to the AVA Gallery ready for hanging and on time, concurrent with any schedules given to you upon acceptance. If accepted, the work presented with this application is the work that will be installed in the exhibit. The artist is also aware that AVA does not insure or agree to be responsible for any theft, damage, or loss of any article. The artist agrees to accept any and all loss, theft, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from exhibitor’s participation in these activities.

No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regards to services, programs and employment, provided by the Association for Visual Arts based on color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.


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MSA Select: A Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show

January 9, 2015- February 27, 2015

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. This exhibit seeks to foster MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.

This call is open to all current and new Mid-South Sculpture Alliance members. In order to promote a varied pool of applicants MSA has extended a one-time discount to AVA members. MSA membership is regularly $50, but will be $40 for AVA members who apply to this exhibition. AVA is reciprocating with a $10 discount for MSA members who would like to further benefit from AVA membership, bringing the regular $45 membership to $35. This exhibit will be juried by AVA’s Exhibition Advisory Panel.

Application and Exhibit Timeline
Application Deadline        November 22
Acceptance Notification    December 2
Accepted Work Delivery    January 6
Opening Reception        January 9
Pick-up work            February 28

For more information regarding this exhibit or other AVA programming, contact Lauren Goforth, Education and Exhibitions Director, at lgoforth@avarts.org or 423.265.4282 ext.105.

For further information regarding MSA please visit midsouthsculpture.org or contact Baggs McKelvey, Managing Director at admin@midsouthsculpture.org or 907.687.0131.

Eligibility
    •    All applicants MUST be a current Mid-South Sculpture Alliance member in order to submit an application. If you are not an MSA member, or if your membership has lapsed, you can visit http://www.midsouthsculpture.org/membership.php to update your membership status.
    •    Artists working in any 3-dimensional medium are encouraged to apply.
    •    Artists must have a current body of work, comprised of at least 5 pieces, which the artist is able to show at the time of application.

Limitation & Restrictions
    •    All work must be original and completed within the last 2 years.
    •    Works must not have been previously exhibited at AVA.
    •    Works must be no larger than 33” at it’s widest and 82” at it’s tallest, or works must be able to disassemble to fit within these dimensions.
    •    Works must not exceed 100 lbs.
    •    AVA handles all sales transactions and receives a 30% commission from all gallery sales.
    •    All shipping or hand delivery and return of work for exhibition is the responsibility of the artist.
    •    AVA reserves the right to reject works that are misrepresented in the application process or are not properly outfitted to display in the gallery.


Requirements
    •    Brief artist’s statement that is relevant to the work submitted (in PDF format)
    •    Five digital images of recent works. If necessary, please include additional detail shots of work submitted. Each image must be:
    •    Saved in jpeg format
    •    Set color to RGB
    •    Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels
    •    Saved as artist’s last name and image’s title. Example: DOE_UNTITLED.jpg
    •    Complete list of images. For each image, include:
    •    Title
    •    Medium
    •    Dimensions
    •    Price

Send materials to:
Lauren Goforth, Education and Exhibitions Director
lgoforth@avarts.org

Submitting your application indicates that you have read and understand all guidelines and criterion contained within this prospectus. To the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to be considered for AVA’s Juried Member Exhibition. Your application contains your work and the information in your resume is complete and true. You understand that if accepted, it will be your responsibility to deliver your work to the AVA Gallery ready for hanging and on time, concurrent with any schedules given to you upon acceptance. If accepted, the work presented with this application is the work that will be installed in the exhibit. The artist is also aware that AVA does not insure or agree to be responsible for any theft, damage, or loss of any article. The artist agrees to accept any and all loss, theft, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from exhibitor’s participation in these activities.

No person will be excluded from participation in or otherwise subjected to discrimination in regards to services, programs and employment, provided by the Association for Visual Arts based on color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.


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