7th Annual “Upstate Artists” Juried Group Show
Call For Entries:
The Laffer Gallery is holding an open submission for all forms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art for a December 2018 – January 2019 juried group show. Please review the guidelines and additional information below for submission of artwork in regard to this exhibition. For an online application form, please visit http://thelaffergallery.com/application
December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019
December 1, 2018 from 5pm until 8pm
Entries must be received no later than Friday October 26, 2018 at Midnight
Laura Von Rosk
The guest juror for this year’s exhibition is Laura Von Rosk, artist and director of the Courthouse Gallery at the Lake George Arts Project. Von Rosk earned a masters in fine arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s in fine arts degree from the State University of New York at Purchase. Her landscape paintings maintain an exquisite tension between natural and invented forms, and have been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in painting, grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and residencies at Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, and the Millay Colony.
You can view her work here.
⦁ Artists must be willing to loan works of art for display for the entire period of the exhibition.
⦁ Artists must reside within a 125-mile radius of Saratoga Springs, NY.
⦁ Works that have been completed in the past 3 years are eligible.
⦁ There is a maximum size of 36”w by 72”h for submitted artwork.
⦁ Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of work to be considered.
⦁ A one-time non-refundable $25 submission fee is required with application to assist with exhibition costs.
⦁ Completed application (please see the Artist Application).
⦁ Note: Student artists aged 21 and younger are welcome to apply at a reduced submission fee of $15.
How To Apply
Application and artwork images must be sent by mail/delivered in-person to the Gallery OR may be submitted online at http://thelaffergallery.com/submissions. Artists submitting artwork for consideration must include the following:
⦁ Digital images of your artwork on CD. Please label images in the following manner: LastNameFirstName_Title_Size_1.jpg, LastNameFirstName_Title_Size_2.jpg, etc. In addition, please ensure that image files are in .jpg format and are no larger than 2mb in size. NOTE: CD’s will only be returned if a self-addressed, stamped bubble mailer, sized appropriately is included.
⦁ A non-refundable $25 application fee. Please make checks payable to The Laffer Gallery. Student artists aged 21 and younger are welcome to apply at a reduced submission fee of $15.
⦁ A digital copy of artist’s resume
⦁ A digital copy of an artist’s statement describing the composition of the artwork being submitted (max of 250 words).
⦁ COMPLETED ARTIST APPLICATION
Please submit application and required materials listed above by mail or in person to:
The Laffer Gallery
Attn: Laura Von Rosk
96 Broad Street
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Notifications of work(s) selected will be e-mailed by Monday, November 12, 2018. The selections of the Juror are final.
Three Artists will be selected by juror Laura Von Rosk for a group exhibition, at The Laffer Gallery during the 2019 season.
$250 People’s Choice Award
Ballots will be available at the gallery for the first 3 weeks of the exhibit. We will ask our viewers to vote for their favorite work. The artist with the most votes on Saturday December 22nd will receive $250. They will also be featured on the gallery website and on social media. We will notify the winner on Sunday December 23rd.
During the “Upstate Artists” exhibition, the price of artwork is to be determined by the artist with fifty (50) percent of the final sale payable to the artist and fifty (50) percent of the final sale to be paid to The Laffer Gallery.
Delivery of work
Pre-exhibition: Selected artists will be expected to deliver their artwork to The Laffer Gallery on Saturday, November 24, 2018 between 12:00pm and 5:00pm, Sunday, November 25, 2018 between 12:00pm and 5:00pm or Monday November 26, 2018 between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Artwork must be suitably framed or mounted (no exposed glass edges, please) with hanging wire securely attached to the frame. The Laffer Gallery reserves the right to not accept any artwork in fragile or unstable condition and to improve upon hanging devices if necessary.
Removal of work
Post-exhibition: Removal dates for exhibited works are Sunday, January 6, 2019 between 5:00pm and 7:00 pm or Monday, January 7, between 9:00am and 2:00 pm 2019.
Submission of images for judging constitutes an agreement by the artist to the conditions of the above guidelines. Additionally, by submitting a gallery application, the artist authorizes The Laffer Gallery to photograph and/or reproduce any accepted work for purposes including, but not limited to, catalogue, website, educational, publicity and marketing for this exhibition only.
Please click here for an online application.