Call for Entries

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

59TH Mid-States Art Exhibition

December 10, 2017 – February 4, 2018

IMPORTANT DATES

September 21 Submission Deadline
September 29  Notification of Jurying Results
October 9 – October 20 Receiving Accepted Work
November 9 Final Review and Award Selection by Juror
December 9 Awards Reception, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST
December 10, 2017-February 4, 2018 Exhibition
February 6-16, 2018 Claiming of Accepted Work

ELIGIBILITY

Any artist residing in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, or Tennessee may enter. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously exhibited in the Mid-States Craft Exhibition.

MEDIA AND LIMITATIONS

The competition is open for the following categories: ceramics, glass, textiles, metals, wood, enamel and mixed media. Entries must not exceed 108 inches in any direction and/or 150 pounds. Large sculpture should be weatherproofed for outdoor display. No entry that requires the artist to be present for moving or assembly will be accepted.

PURCHASE and MERIT AWARDS

Over $10,000 in purchase and merit awards, underwritten by individuals, corporations, foundations and philanthropic organizations, will be presented at the December 10th opening reception.  Purchase award-winning works will become part of the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum.

Please note: Juror will select awards on November 10th after reviewing actual entries.  All awards will be given at the discretion of the juror.  Entries receiving purchase awards will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection.  If the sale price stated is in excess of the assigned purchase award, the artist will be contacted immediately after the jurying and given the opportunity to accept or reject the award.  NFS entries may be eligible for purchase awards.  All entries are eligible for merit awards.

ENTRY FEE

$40.00 fee entitles entrant to submit up to TWO entries. Make checks payable to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card, please do not send cash.

ENTRIES SUBMITTED VIA CaFE

You can now enter on-line at CaFE. CaFE is a free service to artists, they allow you to make a user profile for free and then submit to calls for entry via their secure website. The only payments you will make are for the entry fee.

You may select the option to pay by check through CaFE, simply fill out your entry online and choose the pay by check option. Your check will need to be received at the museum no later than September 25th to be eligible for the jurying process. Any checks received after September 25th will be returned and your entry will be removed.

Entries by mail will not be accepted.

INSURANCE

All works accepted for exhibition will be insured, while on the premises, at a value agreeable to the artist and the Museum. Maximum insurance by the Museum for any entry will be $1,500.00. The Museum will not be responsible for insuring work in transit or works unclaimed after February 16, 2018.

RECEIVING

Works selected for exhibition will be received hand delivered or shipped PREPAID from October 9 – October 20, 2017 during Museum hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m. Hand delivered packing materials will not be retained by the Museum. Please call ahead to assure that a staff member is available to accept your work.

The Museum reserves the right for the Juror to reject, upon review, work with unacceptable craftsmanship and/or quality not discernible in the digital images.

RETURN OF ARTWORK

Exhibited work may be claimed from February 6 – 16, 2018, during the previously stated Museum hours. The Museum will not be responsible for work not claimed by February 16, 2018.

Shipped work will be returned in the method it was received, unless specified otherwise by the artist. All shipping costs and liability for damage are the responsibility of the artist.

SALES

The Museum does not take commissions for the sale of works from this exhibition. Purchasers will make checks payable directly to the artists.

EXHIBITION

The Mid-States Craft Exhibition will be open to the public from December 10, 2017 – February 4, 2018. You are cordially invited to attend the Awards Reception on Saturday, December 9, from 5:30 – 8:00 CST. Awards will be presented at this time. Award winners, or their representatives, are requested to be present for the awards presentation.

For more information write, e-mail or call:

Art Committee

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

PO Box 3435

Evansville, IN 47733

(voice) 812-425-2406 ext. 225

artcommittee@emuseum.org

AGREEMENT

Submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to indicate an agreement on the part of the entrant, with all conditions set forth, including permission for reproduction in general publication and newspapers. All purchase award winners will be asked to sign a statement granting the Evansville Museum a non-exclusive, royalty-free, and unrestricted license. By entering the show you are agreeing to the statements set forth in the prospectus.

PURCHASE and MERIT AWARDS

Over $10,000 in purchase and merit awards, underwritten by individuals, corporations, foundations and philanthropic organizations, will be presented at the December 9th opening reception. Purchase award-winning works will become part of the permanent collection of the Evansville Museum.

Please note: Juror will select awards on November 9th after reviewing actual entries. All awards will be given at the discretion of the juror. Entries receiving purchase awards will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection. If the sale price stated is in excess of the assigned purchase award, the artist will be contacted immediately after the jurying and given the opportunity to accept or reject the award. NFS entries may be eligible for purchase awards. All entries are eligible for merit awards.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Perry A. Price is Executive Director of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas. Price received a BA in the History of Art from the Johns Hopkins University and an MA in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies, State University of New York Oneonta and the New York State Historical Association. Prior to joining the HCCC, he served as director of education for the American Craft Council in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was responsible for developing and presenting programming and outreach providing thought leadership and cultivating critical thinking on the field of contemporary craft. He previously served as curator of exhibitions and collections for Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, where he developed and oversaw all aspects of the New England craft museum’s exhibitions and collections initiatives. He is a scholar of contemporary craft, material culture, decorative arts, and design.