Alabama Wildlife Federation 2010 Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show CALL FOR ENTRIES Please read this “Call” carefully. There are several changes from last year’s show. The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is pleased to announce a call to artists for its 6th annual Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show, to be held April 10 – 16, 2010, at beautiful Historic Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama. The art exhibited will consist of original paintings, drawings and sculptures that depict Alabama wildlife and flora. Through our Show, we hope to increase artists’ appreciation for the native plants and animals of Alabama, recognize outstanding artistic talent, and generate funding to help achieve the natural resource conservation mission of the Alabama Wildlife Federation. ELIGIBILITY Open to all U.S. resident artists at least 18 years of age. Painting, drawing, sculpture, wood carving and mixed media accepted. Work must be original, signed by the artist and produced within the past 2 years; entries may not include works accepted in previous AWF art shows or have placed or won awards in any other art show or competition. Artwork cannot be copied from copyrighted materials. Any work that is judged to be plagiaristic in regard to known persons will not be accepted. The Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show is a juried show. AWF reserves the right to disallow the exhibition or sale of any item, which in the opinion of AWF, is considered detrimental to the Show’s image or does not comply with Show rules. ARTISTS CATEGORIES Artwork must be entered in one of the three categories listed below: o o o Native Wildlife – any species of wild, free-ranging fauna, including fish, which have historically existed or currently exist in the wild in Alabama without introduction by man. Native Plant – any species of plant that has germinated or established itself in Alabama prior to European settlement; please no invasive species such as ivy, Chinese tallow tree, privet, chinaberry or mimosa. Ornamental Plant – any species of plant that is grown in Alabama for its aesthetic or ornamental value. This category replaces the “Naturalized Ornamental” category from prior years. With this category, it is AWF’s desire to pay tribute to Isabel D. Hill, who upon her death left the Lanark property to AWF. The Lanark gardens and grounds represent Mrs. Hill’s lifelong labor of love, and we want to honor her work through your art. We have developed a list of some of the ornamental plants that can be found at Lanark, and ask that if you enter a work in this category that you choose from this list. The eligible ornamental plants list can be found at_____________. Other ornamental plant species that are not native to Alabama will not be considered. Paintings must be two dimensional on canvas or paper and can be done in oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, and gouache. Also accepted: drawings in pencil, pastels, pen & ink, and mixed media. No digital media, photography, prints or reproductions. Three dimensional works in sculpture or carvings may be wood, stone, clay or metal, and must be free standing. Artwork must be for sale. APPLICATION DEADLINE The application deadline is February 15, 2010 (postmarked). Your application constitutes an agreement to exhibit if accepted. Jury results will be emailed (preferred) or mailed by February 23, 2010. JURY SUBMISSION AND FEES Artists may submit one or two entries for a non-refundable fee of $15 per entry. Entry fees will be waived for those artists who are members in good standing of the Alabama Wildlife Federation. Submit entries as pictures attached to email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No compact disk’s (CD) accepted this year. Artwork will be juried on the basis of submitted digital .jpg format image (300 dpi labeled with artist name and title of work). One image per entry, unless 3D, then two images per entry allowed. Jurors will select works based on eligibility of subject matter, skill, accuracy and appeal. Make checks payable to AWF. Mail completed Art Show Application Form(s) and Fee(s) to: AWF, Attn: Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook, AL 36054. Downloadable an Application at __________________. DROP OFF AND PICK UP TIMES OF ARTWORK Drop off on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Historic Lanark Home, Alabama Wildlife Federation, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook, AL 36054. Pick up on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Historic Lanark Home. Artwork may be shipped to the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook, Alabama 36054 as long as it arrives by March 22, 2010. Artists pay for shipping and insurance both ways. Please enclose a prepaid shipping label when you ship your artwork. We recommend you make arrangements to insure your artwork. ENTRY IDENTIFICATION All artwork must be labeled with the artist’s name, title of work, medium and sale price. SIZE AND PRESENTATION 2D – Maximum 60 x 60 including frame. Gallery wrap for canvas works acceptable (i.e. painted sides on heavy duty stretcher bars, no staples.) 2D – Minimum 12 x 12 including the frame. Each piece must be framed and appropriately presented for its medium, with screw eyes and wire for hanging. No saw tooth or prefab hangers. 3D – May not exceed 60 inches in height, width, or depth and must be fully assembled ready to display. 3D – Must not exceed 50 lbs. Sculptures requiring any special stands, cases or covers must be provided by the artist. SALES AND COMMISSIONS Artwork must be priced to sell. 20% of the sale price will be retained on all sales as a commission to the Alabama Wildlife Federation. Sales price listed on entry form should include the 20 percent commission. Artists determine their sales price, however artwork sold in previous Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Shows ranged from $300 to $3,000. LIABILITY AWF will take reasonable precautions to prevent loss or damage; however the artist must assume liability. A liability waiver must be signed when the work is accepted. AWARDS Best of Show Purchase Award: Best of Flora Purchase Award: Best of Fauna Purchase Award: Best of Ornamental Purchase Award: 2 - Awards of Excellence: 5 – Awards of Merit: $2,000 and ribbon $1,000 and ribbon $1,000 and ribbon $1,000 and ribbon ribbon and $500 for each ribbon and $200 for each Purchase Awards may be 2-D or 3-D art and become the property of AWF, including copyright. AWF reserves the right to make prints of artwork winning purchase awards for use in its fundraising efforts. The artist may choose whether he or she wants the piece to be considered for a Purchase Award during the application process. For more information about the 2009 Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show, contact Ann Harper with the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 334-285-4550 or email Ann at email@example.com. IMPORTANT DATES Application Deadline February 15, 2010 (Postmarked) Notification of Acceptance By February 23, 2010 Receive Artwork March 19, 2010 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 20, 2010 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Notify Award Winners By March 26, 2010 Art Show Open to the Public Artists’ Reception (Invitation Only) April 10 – 16, 2010 (Hours TBA) April 11, 2009 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pick up Artwork April 17, 2010 - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18, 2010 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.