The Robeson County Arts Council and the GREAT GETAWAY celebration are showcasing the talents of visual artists in the Eastern region of North Carolina in their premier exhibition at the Lumberton Art Space (101 South Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC) Apr. 7-13, 2014. Artists working in both two- and three- dimensional mediums other than crafts* are invited to submit their original artworks for jury consideration for the GREAT GETAWAY ART 2014.
The juror will be Jennifer Dasal, associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she has been employed since 2008. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Notre Dame as well as a BA in art history from the University of California, Davis. She has also completed PhD coursework in art history at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research expertise includes contemporary art with a particular interest in women artists and Asian art. Prior to joining the NCMA, she held positions as assistant to the curator of Western art at the Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, and at the Richard L. Nelson Art Gallery, University of California, Davis. She has additional experience working in commercial art galleries.
As associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Dasal works primarily with chief curator and curator of contemporary art Linda Johnson Dougherty. She has been involved in the research, development, and implementation of a number of exhibitions at the Museum, as well as acquisitions for the Museum’s permanent collection. Dasal also played a role in the organization and reinstallation of the Museum’s permanent collection in the new West Building.
In addition to curating exhibitions and researching collection and acquisition options, Dasal is a frequent contributor to the NCMA’s member magazine, “Preview”, and the Museum’s blog, “Untitled”.
No one dimension shall exceed 72 inches (183 centimeters).
No work shall exceed 150 pounds (68 kilograms).
All work must have been executed within the last three years.
All work must be original.
All submissions must be made online.
A maximum of two works may be submitted.
The non-refundable entry fee is: $25.00 for the first entry; $15.00 for the second entry both payable by debit or credit card. Your debit or credit card will be charged. You will be notified with a receipt of your exhibition entry.
Artists should go to (www.thegreatgetaway.slideroom.com) and complete their registration. Artists may submit one to three images for each entry. All required information must be completed in order to be entered.
If you need further assistance please call Sarah Barbee at 910/739-9999.
SPECIAL EXHIBITION: Eight entries will be selected for inclusion in the Art and the Garden exhibition. Eight local garden clubs will each design a floral response to the art work selected. *These works are eligible for BOTH the standard awards and the special Garden Council award.
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
People’s Choice: $250
Garden Council Award: $100 to Popular Choice visual art winner and $100 to corresponding floral design Popular Choice winner
In additional to the cash prizes all winners will be given free tickets to the Gala at Candy Sue’s Downtown (111 West Third St., Lumberton, NC) on Saturday, April 12.
All submitting artists will be notified by e-mail of selection decisions. No selection decisions will be released over the phone.
All awards and purchase awards will be presented at the reception on Wednesday, April 9. Artists are encouraged to attend. Call 910/739-9999 for details.
Artists are responsible for mounting, matting, and framing. All works must be “dry” and ready for hanging/displaying with wire properly attached.
Selected works must be submitted for exhibition on Sunday, April 6, at the Lumberton Art Space (101 South Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC) between the hours of 1-4pm.
Exhibited works must be picked up at the Lumberton Art Space between the hours of 2-4pm on Saturday, April 12. Artists not picking up work by 4pm on April 12 will be charged a handling fee of $10.00 per day.
ROBESON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL RESPONSIBILITIES
All accepted works will be received and will be carefully handled and secured in the Lumberton Art Space (101 South Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC). There will be an arts council member on site during hours that the exhibition is open to the public; however, we will not be responsible for any damage to or theft of your art. All works received must be officially released for pickup by the artist or the artist’s designated representative and their signature will be required for receiving and release.
March 20 -Deadline for all entries online by 5pm EST
March 22 – Notification of Juror’s decision
April 6 – Accepted entries received at the Lumberton Art Space from 1-4pm. The entries will be judged and winners will be notified by e-mail
April 9 – Opening reception 7-9pm
April 8-11- Exhibition open to public 10am-2pm
April 12 - Exhibition open to public 10am-2pm. Artists pick up exhibited work from 2-4pm
For further info visit (www.robesoncountyartscouncil.org).