Ends on October 16, 2016$ 20.00 - 80.00
$ 20.00 - 80.00

Prospectus/Guidelines

Winter Wonders
Holiday Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum

A Juried Exhibition in the Main Gallery

November 20, 2016 – December 31, 2016

Opening Reception: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm

Museum Statement:
The onset of winter inspires many emotions – the beauty of snow and ice, the joy of the holiday season, and the bleakness of long dark days, all contribute to our common experiences during this season. Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate climates and is caused by the axis of the Earth being oriented away from the Sun. During this time when Jack Frost makes his presence known we are treated to many wonder inspiring sights. But like any visitor who stays too long, as the frigid season drags on we are often desperately and collectively contemplating “I wonder how we will get through this?”.  In this year’s Museum Holiday Exhibition entitled Winter Wonders, we would like to see visual depictions of frozen scenery, holiday scenes and winter activities. We encourage artists to submit works that convey the winter season realistically or symbolically. Original works (not more than five years old) in all genre and medium will be considered. Artists 18 years and older may submit up to four entries and more than one may be selected. Exhibition inclusion is not guaranteed with entry. Please read the prospectus for complete submission details and entry fee pricing.

DEADLINE:
The ability to submit will end Sunday, October 16th at midnight EST


NOTE: After reading the following prospectus, at the bottom is the button/link to create your Submittable account (unless you already have one established). This is the first step in submitting your artwork/s for consideration. Remember to confirm you have selected the correct exhibition opportunity.

Juror: Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

Eligibility: For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered (drawing, print, painting, mixed media work, photography, sculpture, video, etc.) Open to all artists world-wide age 18 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years, and must not have been exhibited in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions.

Submission Guidelines: Artworks will be considered through online submission of digital jpeg (at least 300 dpi/ppi) images*. Submissions are limited to a maximum of FOUR pieces. Acceptance into the exhibition is not guaranteed with entry. The Monmouth Museum reserves the right to reject work delivered at the time of the exhibition that is not the artist's accepted work, or does not meet the criteria set by the curator. Selected artwork must be wired, framed (if media applicable) and ready to hang (no saw-tooth hangers). Painted, gallery-wrapped canvas is acceptable. Wall mountable artworks must be less than 7 feet in height or width and sculpture must be less than 10 feet in height or width and able to fit through a standard door. Entered and accepted work cannot be substituted. All work must be available for the duration of the exhibition.  If accepted, appropriate equipment for video/film submissions must be provided by artist and pedestals must be provided by all NJ artists for all three-dimensional works (when appropriate). 

Digital Submission Specifications: DO NOT submit more than 4 entries. 1 Detail is permitted per work submitted but not required.
 
Online Submissions Via Submittable  Only!

SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Images at least 300 dpi/ppi* in Jpeg format, contact Information (Name Address, Phone and Email) a unique title of each work, size, media, price, year completed, artist statement not over 250 words and payment. Please take special attention when submitting your information including proper spelling and grammar as changes cannot be made after submission. 

Digital Submission Specifications: DO NOT submit more than 4 entries. 1 Detail is permitted per work submitted but not required.

*IMPORTANT: Please upload JPEG Image Files with the resolution of at least 300 dpi /ppi. Re-name files to include image number (corresponding to Artwork List).
  
*Frequently Asked Questions:
  • The image specifications stated above are preferred due to the PR and printing needs of the Museum. Images of different resolutions and formats can still be submitted, for example 72 dpi/ppi and 92 dpi/ppi or PNG and TIFF files, etc. and will not exclude your work from consideration.
  • If your work is selected for promotional purposes you may be asked for a 300 dpi/ppi JPEG image at a later date.
  • The Museum will not re-size images or offer tutorials on the re-sizing of your images. Please visit the internet for an abundance of various sources and YouTube tutorials on how to re-size your image.
  • HINTS: IPhone and Smart Phone photographs are usually comparable with our requested format. Remember to just photograph the artwork, not the frame or glass if applicable and crop the image when needed.

Name images with consecutive numbers from 1 - 4. 
Images must be labeled:
Title_EntryNumber_Media_Size_Year_Price.jpg 
Example:
Winter_Sunset_1_Acrylic_24 x 36_2014_$2000
 
Fee: $20 per piece entered (limit 4 pieces) Example: 4 submissions = $80 
NO REFUNDS if not selected for exhibition 

PAYMENT: Payment must be made at time of online submission of your entry. Amex, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted through PayPal via Submittable. 

Announcement of Accepted Artists: Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly via email by 10/29/16. Artists declined will also be notified via email by 10/29/16.

CALENDAR (If Accepted) 

Receiving (In Person Drop - Off): Monday, November 14, 2016 from 10am to 5pm 
Shipping Due Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 from 10am to 5pm  (See Below**)
Exhibition: November 20, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Opening Reception:  Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 4 - 6 pm
Pick-up Artwork: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 10am - 5pm 

There is a $5 a day late fee for all works left at the Museum after the in person pick-up date of Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 10am - 5pm. You cannot remove your artwork from the exhibition early. The $5 a day late fee applies for shipped works left at the Museum beyond Friday, January 6, 2017.*

Sale of Artwork: The Monmouth Museum encourages the sale of exhibited artwork. The Monmouth Museum will collect the purchase price for all work, take a 20% sales commission and issue a check for the remainder to the artist at the close of the exhibition. 

Media/Public Relations Release: The Monmouth Museum reserves the right to use digital images of accepted and exhibited artwork for media and website PR and advertising. 

**SHIPPING: All work shipped via FedEx, UPS, Private Shipper or USPS must arrive at the Museum by 8:30 pm Monday, November 14, 2016. Schedule deliveries between 10am and 4:30pm. 

NOTE:
All shipping costs and liability of artwork during shipment are the responsibility of the artist. All entries must have a prepaid downloaded FedEx, UPS or USPS return shipping label with barcode included in the package. PLEASE NOTE: Do not use “FED EX OFFICE” for return shipping labels as they provide no pick-up at the Museum and the Museum does not make deliveries. Artists are responsible to schedule pick up with their own shipping provider for either Thursday - January 5, 2017 or Friday - January 6, 2017. Late fee of $5 a day applies after 1/6 for works that were shipped (Schedule pick up between 10am and 4:30pm). 

Receiving (In Person Dr
op - Off):
Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738
On the Campus of Brookdale Community College, take Campus Drive to Museum Drive to Parking Lot 1

Shipping address for accepted works delivered via FedEx, UPS and Private Shipper:
Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738

Shipping address for accepted works via USPS delivery ONLY:
Monmouth Museum, PO Box 359, Lincroft, NJ 07738

For more information: 
Catherine Clark, Arts & Education Manager
● cclark@monmouthmuseum.org
● 732-224-1989