2019 ENVISION ARTS ENTRY GUIDELINES

CONDUIT

PROSPECTUS
CONDUIT will be an influential fine art collection, of all art forms and genre’s, that will exemplify creative journey and process. The exhibit will be on display from July 30th – September 7th, 2019, at The Frisco Art Gallery at The Frisco Discovery Center. Opening reception will be Sunday, August 4th, from 6-10 PM.

HOW TO ENTER
Please read the full guidelines and terms before completing the application process. To read our terms, please click here to open a new window. Please review the dates and deadlines at the bottom of this page. Entries can only be submitted online via the website. A separate application must be filled out for each show.   

ELIGIBLE MEDIA
Eligible works include any of the following media: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, assemblage, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, metal works, fiber / textile arts, digital art, contemporary craft and jewelry design. (See our Terms and Conditions for more information on acceptable guidelines and criteria to the juror.) Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Local, regional, national and international artists are encouraged to apply. All work must have been completed within the years 2015-2019 and not previously exhibited at any Envision Arts Exhibition.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES + APPLICATION FEE
Each artist is limited to ten (10) images for submission. There is a $35 (USD) non-refundable/non-transferable fee, for up to ten (10) images. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application. Deadline to submit is July 5th, 2019.

SIZE LIMITATIONS
All work must be ready for installation/ready to hang. All canvas and/or framed works MUST be wired to hang, with D-rings; no saw tooth hangers. No exceptions! Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 30 pounds. Works cannot exceed 36 inches in any direction. Any sculpture or assemblage that exceeds 36 inches in any direction must be available for floor display only. Envision Arts reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex/overly complicated installation or assembly problems.

ARTIST NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Accepted artists will be notified no later than July 12th, 2019 and will be sent art drop off/load in instructions via their provided email. (CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE REQUIRED FROM ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS NO LATER THAN JULY 19TH)

SALES
All sales will be completed via an Envision Arts director/staff member via our transactions portals. A commission of 30% will be retained of artist original sales. All accepted works must be available for sale.

PRINTS
Artists may have prints available for sale during the opening reception only. Prints for sale will be stored OFF THE EXHIBIT FLOOR and NO additional tables, bins or displays are permitted in the exhibit space. A staff member will handle the transaction and retrieve the print. Prints may be available in any size. We encourage you to properly photograph your work and have professional prints produced. A commission of 30% will be retained of artist print sales.

AWARDS
Envisions Arts will announce one Best In Show for the exhibition. Winner will be determined by the juror/co-juror(s) and will be announced during the opening reception. Winner will be presented with a framed certificate of Best In Show, and will have a featured article with up to six images, complete with Q&A, in our own online arts publication, Envisions Arts Magazine. Winner will also receive a featured artist exhibition opportunity at thegallery8680, located in downtown Frisco Texas.

Honorable Mention: Envisions Arts will announce between one and three honorable mentions in varying categories. Winners will be emailed a certificate.

JUROR / CO-JURORS
Envisions Arts Founder / Director, and Dallas-based artist, Ginger Cochran has curated, or served as a juror, for numerous group or collective exhibitions all throughout north and south Texas, as well as Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. She has a passion for the emerging artists’ sense of community and strives to create opportunities for all artists to network and build working relationships with other artists, clients, industry leads and persons of influence on their careers.

Dallas Style & Design Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, and Dallas-based artist/writer, Doug King has an eye for great art - not to mention luxury. Dallas Style & Design, a quarterly publication, is one of the leading design magazines covering the Dallas / Fort Worth areas. His expertise in fine art, interior design, architecture and luxury homes will serve our exhibitions as co-juror.

thegallery8680 creative director and founder, Robyn Parker Feehan, has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions since her gallery opened in 2008. thegallery8680 is well known for its influential themed exhibits, to include RED, BLUE and Art en Blanc. Robyn’s knowledge in local arts and exhibition will serve our artists and exhibitions well as co-juror.

DELIVERY OF WORK
Artists are responsible for the delivery of all work to the gallery and/or all delivery or shipping charges to and from the exhibition or art drop site upon selection by the juror. Artists are responsible for their own expenses accrued for travel/lodging or shipment of their art. Accepted works must be delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided by Envision Arts. Entries will not be insured by Envision Arts while in its custody and artists will sign a waiver upon delivery of their work. Envision Arts will not be held responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Sending an entry or work to the art drop off location and/or the exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.

RETURN OF WORK
Artists are responsible for the removal of art work and property on Sunday, September 8th, between 12-2 pm. No art work or property may be stored at the gallery after the conclusion of the exhibit. Envision Arts will not be held responsible for and will not store any art work or property left at the gallery.

PUBLICITY
The exhibition will be publicized locally and regionally via our social media platforms, email, event listing websites and press release. Envision Arts reserves the right to use photographs and/or digital images of any accepted work for the purpose of publicity for either the exhibit or the artist. We greatly encourage artists to promote the exhibition and their work!

DIGITAL DISPLAY
Artists may also submit images for digital display only. The artwork submitted for digital display will be projected during the opening reception via a large nine monitor display, with appropriate and detailed information regarding the piece, the artist and contact information. The cost is $30 for three images to be displayed for the duration of the exhibit. Artists may submit up to six (6) images for consideration. Digital display is an appropriate avenue for non-local artists that prefer not to travel to participate in the exhibition. To apply for digital display only, please fill out this form.

CONDUIT

EXHIBITION DATES AND TIME

Duration | July 30th – September 7th

Opening Reception | Sunday, August 4th 6 - 10 PM. Award Presentation at 8:00 PM.

DEADLINES

January 21st | Submissions OPEN (12:01 AM)

July 5th | Submissions CLOSE (11:59 PM)

July 12th | Artist notifications

July 28th | Art drop off; 5 - 7 PM

September 8th | Art pick up; 12 - 2 PM

For additional questions about submissions and exhibition, contact us at envisionartshow@gmail.com.