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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.


Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
2015 Spirit of Innovation Kruesi Award Proposals Prospectus

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking submissions from artists for the design and creation of the Kruesi Award for Innovation. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Kruesi Award for Innovation each year during their Spirit of Innovation Awards Luncheon to the local company that best exemplifies the inventive spirit in business.

Creating the Kruesi Award offers a unique opportunity for an area artist to expose their work to the Chattanooga business community and the community as a whole, and to align their art with the very spirit of innovation and inventiveness celebrated by the award.

Proposals may be submitted by an individual artist working in any 3-dimensional, sculptural medium. The selection process will consist of two rounds. Participating artists must first submit a detailed drawing, blueprint or mock-up of their vision for the final trophy design. A selection panel will assess this first round of mock-up submissions. Then three finalists will be chosen to continue to the second round and receive a $750 stipend to create one fully developed version of their design. From those three finalists, one will be chosen to receive $5,000 to create five finished, full scale award statuettes from their design proposal.

For more information about the 2015 Spirit of Innovation Kruesi Award Design Proposals, please contact Lauren Goforth, AVA’s Education and Exhibitions Director, at 423-265-4282x105 or lgoforth@avarts.org

Timeline
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
Notifications sent for continuation to second round: February 27, 2015
Second round trophy delivery deadline: April 30, 2015
Notifications sent for design winner: May 29, 2015
Final works delivery deadline: July 31, 2015

Eligibility:
    •    Artists working in any 3-dimensional, sculptural medium including, but not limited to: glass, metal, clay, ceramics, stone, wood, recycled materials, etc.
    •    Artist must be a resident of the greater Chattanooga area
    •    Artist must be at least 18 years of age.

Limitations and Restrictions:
    •    All entries must be the original work of the artist.
    •    All works must have been created with the sole purpose of being considered for the Kruesi Award.
    •    All works are to be no taller than 18 inches in height.
    •    All works must not weigh more than 15 lbs.
    •    All parts of the trophy must be joined, aka, no detachable pieces.
    •    All designs must include a space for a small plaque to inscribe the name of the award and recipient(s).
    •    All artists wishing to participate must submit a detailed mock-up of the final award trophy design. If selected as a finalist, the artist must then create one final version from their trophy design with a $750 stipend provided by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce for the final consideration of the selection committee. If selected as the winner, the artist must create 5 full-scale awards in accordance with the original design with a $5,000 stipend provided by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce.
    •    All shipping or hand delivery of artwork is the responsibility of the artist.
    •    The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and AVA reserve the right to reject works which are misrepresented in the application process.

Requirements:
    •    Resume
    •    Artist statement relative to the proposed work explaining the vision for the award design. Please include a description of the proposed award design including measurements and a list of materials used.
    •    Detailed images and/or diagrams of the proposed work in any of the following formats: drawings, photographs, digital images or blueprints. All digital images and photos must be:
    •    Saved in jpeg format (no PowerPoint presentations accepted)
    •    Set color to RGB
    •     Image size should not exceed horizontal pixel dimension of 1920 pixels or vertical pixel dimension of 1080 pixels
    •    Saved under image’s title
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Send materials to: Lauren Goforth, Education and Exhibitions Director, at lgoforth@avarts.org

Submitting your application indicates that you have read and understand all guidelines and criterion contained below and within this prospectus:

To the best of your knowledge, you are eligible to be considered to be the maker of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Spirit of Innovation Kruesi Award. 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 AVA and on time, concurrent with any schedules given to you upon acceptance. The artist is also aware that AVA nor the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce 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 this program provided by AVA or the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce based on color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or religion.