Huntington Museum of Art
2033 McCoy Road
Huntington WV 25701
Accepting applications: February 1, 2018 – April 15, 2018
Method of applying: online www.callforentry.org
Since 1953, the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia, has sponsored Exhibition 280, a juried art competition of all types of media. Artists can enter up to three works, and accepted works will be exhibited at the Huntington Museum of Art from July 14, 2018 to September 16, 2018. There will be three $2,000 cash awards and a purchase award. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists 18 years and older who reside in West Virginia, and all the states that border West Virginia, which includes Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Open to all types of media.
ENTRY PROCEDURE/FEES: Entries will be accepted online only at www.callforentry.org, search for call title Exhibition 280. Your entry must be submitted by April 15, 2018. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $30 for 1 to 3 works. Maximum of three works per artist.
JURYING and AWARDS: We are pleased to announce our juror, Laura Roulet, an independent curator and writer based in Washington, DC. Laura has most recently worked on the project Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, California (2017-18) and was one of five international curators chosen for the DC public art project 5x5 in 2012. She has written widely on contemporary art and is a frequent contributor to Sculpture magazine.
The three $2,000 cash awards will be awarded for works selected by the juror. A purchase award will be selected by the HMA Curator once the exhibition has been installed. Awards will be announced at the exhibition reception on July 21, 2018, 5 – 7 pm.
CONDITIONS: Artists may submit a maximum of three works. Entries must be of original design and personal execution, and created in the past three years. Works cannot have been exhibited at the Huntington Museum of Art in the past three years. The Huntington Museum of Art reserves the right to reject entries that do not meet the requirements. Work may be disallowed if it is not suitably prepared for exhibition, was not adequately represented by submitted images, or was entered by an artist that resides outside of the allowed states of WV, OH, KY, VA, PA, and MD. Accepted artwork may not be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition September 16, 2018.
Wall space as well as pedestals will be provided to show work to its best advantage. Artwork may also be freestanding. All work must be suitably prepared for exhibition with proper supports, hanging devices, and clear instructions for installation. Paintings must be framed or have museum finished edges. Works on paper must be matted under plastic glazing, not glass.
Works will be exhibited in a gallery designed by Walter Gropius with poured concrete ceilings; therefore, no ceiling-suspended objects can be accommodated. Height limit: 9 feet. Weight limit: 500 lbs. Installations, computer-based and video works must be accompanied by all materials required for presentation. Straight-projection video works (those with no installation component) will be shown looped with other accepted video works in the gallery.
DELIVERY & RETURN and INSURANCE: Accepted works can be hand-delivered or shipped. Works may be hand-delivered between Monday, June 18, 2018 and Sunday, July 1, 2018. Shipped works MUST be received by the Museum by Saturday, June 30, 2018.
At the close of the exhibition, hand-delivered works may be picked up between Monday, September 17, 2018 and Sunday, September 23, 2018. These works must be removed from the Museum by September 23, 2018. Any hand-delivered work not claimed by this date automatically becomes the property of Huntington Museum of Art.
The artist will be responsible for all shipping/insurance charges for both directions. A check or shipping label for return shipping and insurance to and from your address is the artist’s responsibility. All work shipped to the Museum or from the Museum must include full payment for return. Artists must pack and crate works carefully in reusable shipping containers. HMA is not responsible for works damaged in transit. Shipped works will be sent out byOctober 1, 2018.
An insurance value must be declared for all artwork entered. The Huntington Museum of Art will insure against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while on location during the period of the loan. The work will be handled with utmost care during the loan period, however we cannot be responsible for works that are inordinately fragile or inherently subject to damage.
· Accepting applications: February 1, 2018 through April 15, 2018
· Jurying: April 16, 2018 – May 6, 2018
· Notification of acceptance: May 16, 2018
· Delivery of Accepted works: Hand-delivered works may be delivered between Monday, June 18, 2018 and Sunday, July 1, 2018. Shipped works MUST be received by the Museum by Saturday, June 30, 2018. Hours for Hand-delivery and Pick-up of works: Monday 10 am-5 pm,Tuesday 10 am-9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
· Exhibition dates: July 14, 2018 – September 16, 2018. The exhibition reception will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm. Awards will be announced at the reception.
· Pick-up of hand-delivered work: Monday, September 17, 2018 – Sunday September 23, 2018. Works must be removed from the Museum bySeptember 23, 2018.
LEGAL AGREEMENT: The submitted artwork must be 100% original and not copied from any published photographs, prints, films, videos or from another artist’s work. The entrant warrants that she/he is the owner of the artwork, holder of the copyright therein, possesses all rights therein, and can rightfully enter into this agreement. By this agreement, the entrant grants the Huntington Museum of Art the right to exhibit the accepted entry during the exhibition and to use photographs and/or images from said entry for promotion, catalogue publication, and educational purposes.