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Art Melt - Call for Entries

Monday, May 11, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Otten
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Event Dates: 7/25/15 - 8/27/15
Entry Deadline: 6/1/15

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 
Entry Fee (Forum 35: Art Melt 2015): $40.00

Enter your work here:

DESCRIPTION: In its 12th year, Art Melt strives to promote professional artists throughout the state of Louisiana while providing an opportunity for the public to experience the best of local fine art, music, performing arts and culinary creation. The event is free and open to the public. With close to 10,000 art enthusiasts in attendance at last year's event, we’re anticipating an even larger crowd for 2015. Art Melt will open Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 5-10 p.m. at the Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge along 4th Street. All artwork accepted to the competition will remain on display in the Capitol Park Museum gallery for six weeks following Art Melt.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists ages 18 or older residing in Louisiana. Art MUST be original and produced WITHIN THE PAST TWO YEARS. No reproductions accepted!

AWARDS: First Place $2000 Second Place $1000 Third Place $500
FEE: $40 non-refundable entry and image fee* *Fee must be paid when you submit your work on-line. The fee includes up to 3 submissions and images for one artist. Images of art along with payment must be submitted online.

ENTRIES: Limit one entry which includes up to 3 submissions per artist. Each submission must be represented by at least 1 image.

SIZE AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS: Sculpture dimensions must not exceed 84 inches by 50 inches and must not weigh more than 100 pounds. Two-dimensional work must not exceed 72 inches in any direction. White mattes only, no exceptions.

SALES: Forum 35 will take a 33% commission on all works sold. Artists must include this commission when determining their market value/selling price. Proceeds from this commission go to Forum 35’s arts and cultural initiatives and also help ensure that Art Melt remains free to the public and low cost to artist applicants.

PREPARATION OF WORK: All accepted entries must be ready for gallery installation. Two-dimensional works must be framed or gallery wrapped and all work must be finished to museum quality. All frames must have screw eyes or track mount clips for installation purposes and have a hanging wire attached to the back. Three-dimensional work must be ready for gallery installation. Pieces that require assembly will be accepted only if the artist is responsible for assembling the pieces personally or if the artist hires a qualified individual to assemble the pieces. Pieces not ready for gallery installation and pieces that are not representative of submitted images are subject to rejection.

SELECTION OF WORKS: The pieces submitted will be presented blindly and independently to a jury consisting of non-committee members. This pool may consist of both national and regional art professionals such as museum curators or recognized members of the art community who do not directly represent artists eligible to participate in the show. Each submission will be ranked on a scale of 1-7 by each juror and then cumulatively ranked based upon overall ranking by all jurors. The number of pieces to hang in the show will then be determined by availability of space.

RIGHTS: Forum 35 reserves the right to reproduce the selected works for publicity purposes. No changes in title, insurance value, or selling price will be accepted after the selection process. No works may be substituted. Any works sold during the exhibit will be given to the purchaser at the completion of the exhibit.

LIABILITY: Works chosen for the exhibit will have “On Premises” insurance only. Each participating artist must have submitted a declared market value (selling price) on the entry form in order to obtain “On Premises” insurance. No insurance coverage is provided for any work in transit or without a written marketable insurance value.

DELIVERY OF WORK: Accepted works must be hand delivered to the lobby of the Louisiana State Museum located at 660 North 4th Street in downtown Baton Rouge between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17th or Saturday, July 18th.

RETURN OF WORK: Accepted works must be picked up by the artist or a designated representative of the artist between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on August 28th or 29th. A storage fee of $10.00 per day will be charged for any art left after August 29th. The charge is to be paid by the artist prior to return of the work.


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