Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
College of Arts and Humanities

Armstrong Gallery Submissions

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art is pleased to announce that online submission is now available for Georgia Southern, Armstrong Campus 2-D National  Competition and Exhibition at the Armstrong Gallery of Fine Art in Savannah Georgia.

This year is the 9th year the 2-D National Competition and Exhibition. Over previous years over a thousand art works have been submitted to this competition. Each year the judges select approximately 30 finalists from a growing pool of talented young and mid-career artists throughout the nation whose work covers a variety of concepts and addresses different issues and technical considerations in art. 

The juror for the 2020 2D National is Illustrator and SCAD professor Brian Ralph. Ralph’s illustrations have appeared in Wiredand the New York Post. His debut graphic novel, Cave-In, was nominated for three Harvey Awards, one Eisner Award, and listed as one of the Comics Journal‘s “five best comics of 1999.”. His second graphic novel, Climbing Out, was awarded a Xeric Grant in 2001. His third graphic novel, Daybreak, was published by Drawn and Quarterly in September 2011. Daybreak was recently adapted into a Netflix original series.

More Information

Eligibility

Open to all artists who live in the United States and work with 2-D media, including drawing, graphic design, painting, textiles, print-making, and photography. Artworks must not weigh more than 60 pounds nor exceed 50 inches on any side, including frames. Returning applicants and 2-D alumni are eligible to reapply.

Exhibition Guidelines

Exhibition Fee:

 The entry fee is $30 (non-refundable). If you wish to submit more than three images, there is an additional charge of $5 per extra image. Payment may be made online with credit or debit card.

Shipping:

Artists are responsible for shipping to and from the exhibition, and must provide a pre-paid return shipping label with their artwork. Artwork must be suitably framed and ready for hanging (please no sawtooth hangers). Drawings, prints, watercolors and pastels must be framed under transparent plastic such as Plexiglas. Glass is only permissible for work hand-delivered to and from the gallery.

Presentation:

Accepted artworks must be professionally prepared for exhibition and must include detailed instructions for installation or assembly as necessary. The jurors reserve the right to reject works which differ significantly from the original digital image submission.

Catalogue:

A catalogue will be produced for the exhibition. Each entrant will receive a copy of the catalogue, available on site in the gallery and with return of artwork.

Awards:

Purchase awards as well as awards of merit will be presented at the discretion of the jurors.

First Place: $300.00

Second Place: $200.00

Third Place: $100.00

Sales:

Sales will be encouraged. All work will be considered for sale unless otherwise indicated. Armstrong Gallery of Fine art will not take a commission from the purchase of works from the exhibition.

Schedule:

Submission and payment Deadline: December 6, 2019

Notification of acceptance will be made via email the week of December 16, 2019.

Artwork due to the Armstrong Gallery of Fine Art: January 6, 2020

Exhibition: January 13 – 31, 2020

Reception: January 29, 12:00-1:30 PM

Return of Artwork: Week of February 3, 2020

Agreement and Copyright:

With the submission of artwork to Armstrong Gallery of Fine Art, the artist agrees to all terms set forth in this prospectus and grants permission to photograph and reproduce any accepted work for the catalogue, an exhibition website, and for publicity purposes.

Questions?

Please email rgaddy@georgiasouthern.edu

Submission & Exhibition Timeline

Submission and payment Deadline: December 6, 2019

Notification of acceptance will be made via email the week of December 16, 2019.

Artwork due to the Armstrong Gallery of Fine Art: January 6, 2020

Exhibition: January 13 – 31, 2020

Reception: January 29, 12:00-1:30 PM

Return of Artwork: Week of February 3, 2020

Instructions for Online Submissions

Your application must be completed and submitted online by the submission deadline. The online application can be found at the top of this page. You can submit up to three images of artwork for review. The entry fee is $30 (non-refundable). If you wish to submit more than three images, there is an additional charge of $5 per extra image.

Please note that image size and labeling are very important. Image files must be JPEG only, no larger than 1,000 pixels in height or width, and a resolution of 72 pixels per inch.

Image files must be labeled LastNameFirstName_Image#_ArtworkTitle.jpg.
Ex. SmithPat_3_ManByLake.jpg

Last updated: 11/11/2019

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