Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century

Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century

Clatsop Community College presents our fifth annual international juried exhibition. Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, to be held February 17th – April 14th, 2011Au Naturel is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two-dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Please visit www.aunaturelastoria.com to view artwork of previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the exhibit.
We are pleased to announce that the juror for the 2011 exhibit is Jane Beebe, owner and director of PDX Contemporary Art, one of Portland’s leading galleries showing art that, as Ms. Beebe describes, "has a slight conceptual edge. It is personal work which is both intellectually and visually satisfying."
Each individual is permitted a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 15. The entry fee is $35 and $5 for every image over the minimum. The maximum dimensions are 6 ’x 10 ’and must not weigh more than 50 lbs. uncrated. All accepted artwork must be framed or otherwise professionally presented with wires or hanging devices (no saw-tooth hangers). Awards consist of $1000 in cash prizes, and up to $2000 in purchase awards. One artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season, and a select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted.
Applications are being handled online through CaFÉ™ (Call for Entry) www.callforentry.org , register a username and password, navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.
Important dates
•Submission deadline: entries must be received by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Sunday, November 7th, 2010 . (Please note: Online CaFÉ™ Tech support is available weekdays M-F 9 a.m. -5 p.m. MT)
•Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be e-mailed by November 29th
•Accepted work to arrive at the Art Center Gallery no later than February 1st, 2011
•Exhibition dates: February 17th – April 14th, 2011
•Artist Reception: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
•Pick-up date of hand-delivered work: Friday, April 15th, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
•Shipped work will be returned ASAP
For questions about eligibility and other competition requirements, contact kshauck@clatsopcc.edu

Art on the Harbor

Artists and jewelry artisans now have a direct path to collectors in key affluent markets aboard SeaFair: The Megayacht Venue. International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) and SeaFair founders David and Lee Ann Lester have announced "Art on the Harbor", to allow face to face interactions between artists and collectors aboard the world's first mobile megayacht venue.

SeaFair provides a private interactive experience for artists and artisans with current and prospective clients," said David Lester. "Collectors can directly view contemporary art and jewelry in a luxurious shipboard environment, without leaving their local communities. This innovative program offers artists and artisans an upscale platform and direct channel to sell their works and meet new collectors."

Each fair is meticulously created by a board of art experts composed of gallery owners, museum professionals and experienced IFAE staff. All applicants and participants must be approved in advance by the committee. Regional gallery owners are invited aboard to meet with participating artists and view their work, making possible future gallery representation.

"Art on the HARBOR" will take place in:

Miami Beach, Florida - December 9-12, 2009
As a pre-Christmas show, the fair will draw attendees from Miami's wealthy, year-round collector-base as well as its affluent winter residents from New York and other northeast cosmopolitan areas.

Sarasota, Florida - January 27 – 30, 2011
At the height of Florida's winter season, the fair opens up this lucrative art market on Florida's West Coast to artists and artisans. Known for its rich tapestry of arts, there is no other community of its size in Florida that supports as many significant arts and cultural institutions.

Palm Beach, Florida - March 17 – 20, 2011
This well-heeled community has supported multiple art fairs over the past two decades, and this show fills a void in the marketplace after the city's land-based fairs are over. Seafair will dock in the heart of the luxurious and bustling community, drawing affluent winter and year-round residents.

Now accepting applications for all locations DOWNLOAD APPLICATION here.

We invite you to view more information about SeaFair, and we look forward to speaking with you about how we can expand your collector base with these innovative shows.

Best regards,
Lee Ann Lester, Organizer