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Please print two copies of your completed entry form: one copy to send with your images and handling pieces and one copy to keep for your records.
Small Expressions 2012
HGA’s Annual Exhibit of Small Scale Works
Exhibit: May 10 - August 12, 2012, to be held at the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California
Small Expressions is an annual, international, juried exhibit featuring high quality, contemporary small-scale works. Small Expressions is sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., to showcase small scale works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including mounting, framing or display devices.
Juror: Carol Shaw-Sutton
Carol Shaw-Sutton is an artist and Chair of the Fiber Program at California State University, Long Beach where she was recently nominated Outstanding Professor of the Year, 2011. Awards include two Individual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Fine Art Award from the International Textile Biennale in Kyoto, Japan, and both the US/Japan and US/France Foundations Fellowship Awards. She was recently named an American Craft Council Fellow. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe, including Lausanne Biennales, and Asia.
HGA seeks to feature work which is not only of the highest caliber in craftsmanship and technical ability but which also speaks to intricacy of expression, intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement.
The juror will independently screen all images and make the preliminary selection of all work in the exhibition. Entries will be evaluated on concept, design, technique, craftsmanship and creative exploration.
Accepted work is subject to final approval by the juror's representative after the actual work arrives at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Work that differs significantly from the digital image representing it will be ineligible for the exhibition and returned to the artist.
Submission to Small Expressions 2012 implies that the artwork represented on the digital images will be, if chosen by the juror, available for the exhibition and that the artist understands that all accepted work, without exception, must remain for the duration of the exhibition.
|Eligibility ||Three pieces may be entered per artist. Works exhibited in previous Small Expressions exhibits are not eligible. |
Submitted work is limited to works made using fiber techniques (interlaced, felted, stitched, dyed, coiled, knotted, pulled, spun, etc.) and can be of any material. All work must be of exhibition quality, completed within the last two years (since January 2010), and not previously published in any national or international print publication prior to the entry deadline.
The size of the finished work may not exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction including any mounting, framing, and/or display devices.
Work executed under classroom/educational guidance or supervision is not eligible.
|Entry Procedure ||Send to HGA a completed entry form with signed artists' agreements, CD (not a DVD), a nonrefundable entry fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). |
Entry fees can be paid by check or money order in US funds drawn on a US bank, made out to HGA, or charged to a credit card.
Images must be submitted as digital images of completed work. Slides will not be accepted.
Digital Entries Only:
Submit a CD of images.
HGA requires 2 digital image files for each work entered. No other file formats will be accepted.Two Digital Image File Types Required Per Piece:
Label the files: Title_of_Work_One.tiff (or .tif)—for example: NightSky.tif—and Title_of_Work_One.jpeg (or .jpg); Title_of_Work_Two.tiff and Title_of_Work_Two.jpeg, etc.
- TIFF file—approximately 1800 pixels on the long side.
- JPEG file—approximately 1800 pixels on the long side.
Optional: An additional digital image (such as a detail or back view) may be included. This additional view must be presented in the two file types listed above for example: NightSkyDetail.tif and NightSkyDetail.jpg
Images may be color corrected to accurately represent the work but not enhanced in any way. Image editing is limited to cropping and adding or modifying a solid background of white, black, or gray.HGA also requires prints of each image as well as a directory of the file names that are on the CD.
It is the artist's responsibility to ensure that all material is in a readable format.
- Label the photographs with the titles of the works only. (Submitted photographs are presented to the Juror in addition to the digital images. Do not send thumbnail photos.)
- Do NOT label the prints or photographs with the artist's name.
- The artist's name may not be visible on the digital image of the work or print or photograph.
- Test the CD before you submit it to make sure that it is readable.
- Send the CD in a protective case.
NOTE: Windows Vista users, please make sure your files are readable by Windows XP users.
The CDs of accepted work will become the property of HGA and may be used for HGA publications and other promotional purposes. Non-accepted work CDs will be returned only if an adequately-sized SASE with sufficient postage is included. Incomplete entry forms will not be considered.
|Entry Fees ||$25 HGA member, $40 non-HGA member, Student (attach copy of student ID from accredited educational institution),no fee. Payment in U.S. funds by check or money order or charge to credit card. |
|Presentation of Work||All accepted entries must be sent ready to show and exhibit. |
All work must be received ready to install. If work requires specific hanging device(s) or armature(s), these must be included with clear installation instructions.
All entries must remain on display until the conclusion of the exhibit.
|Shipping ||Shipping instructions will be sent with the acceptance notification. Work should be packed very well and shipped in a substantial reusable container. Artists are responsible for the costs of sending and the return shipping of their work and for insurance during transit. Valid credit card information is required to guarantee return shipping. |
NO hand delivery or hand pick-up of work will be allowed. No exceptions.
Any entry that cannot be returned due to invalid or expired credit card number, incorrect address, etc., will become the property of HGA.
|Awards ||First, second, and third place awards will be selected by the juror. Additional special criteria awards may be available. For updates please check the HGA Web site <www.weavespindye.org>.|
|Calendar ||Entries postmarked after these dates will be returned unopened. |
- International entries: January 25, 2012
- US entries: February 1, 2012
- Jury notification sent: March 1, 2012
- Accepted entries due at The Long Beach Museum of Art: April 20, 2012
- Exhibition dates: May 10 - August 12, 2012
- Return of work: September 12, 2012
|Sales ||Work on exhibit will not be for sale.|
|Liability ||Exhibit pieces will be insured from the time of receipt for the insurance value indicated on the entry form and will be insured against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while pieces are on location during the period of loan.Insurance excludes loss or damage that occurs by any event beyond the control of HGA, Convergence® 2012 Long Beach, or the Long Beach Museum of Art <www.lbma.org/>. |
During shipment, the insurance regulations of the shipping company will be in effect. The artist must provide any additional insurance.
|Entry Check List: |
- Completed entry form with signed artist's agreement.
- CD with two files per piece plus prints with required file names.
- Entry fee - $25 HGA Members, $40 for non-members - check, money order in US Funds, or valid credit card information.
- SASE for return of non-accepted CDs
|Send To: |
Small Expressions 2012
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.
1255 Buford Highway, Suite 211
Suwanee, GA 30024
Call HGA at 678-730-0010 or email HGA <email@example.com>
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