Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art
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The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus is pleased to invite artists working in any 2D media to submit entries for the 8th Annual National 2D Competition and Exhibition.

The National 2D seeks to bring a broad range of exemplary art to the Armstrong Campus in Savannah, Ga.

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About Our Judge

Erin Dunn is Assistant Curator at Telfair Museums, where she previously held the position of Richard Middleton Curatorial Fellow since 2014. At Telfair, Dunn assists with and curates a rigorous program of temporary and traveling exhibitions. Among others, Dunn has curated Objectified, a selection of still lifes from the permanent collection, as well as several artist-specific exhibitions ranging from the modernist painter James Brooks to the contemporary photographer Neal Slavin. In 2016, Dunn organized Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography, which was awarded an Excellence in Exhibition award from the Coastal Museums Association and traveled to the Vero Beach Museum of Art (2017) and the Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art (2019). Her publication for the exhibition was awarded an Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation grant. Current and upcoming projects include a permanent collection exhibition of four photographers from Telfair’s permanent collection titled The Language the Vision: Early Twentieth-Century Photography, as well as an exhibition, focused on youth culture and activism to open in the fall of 2020. Additionally, Dunn has spearheaded several exhibitions and call to artists for Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility and promotes the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. She has previously worked at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia and the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Emory University and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Georgia.

 

Prizes
  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Third Prize: $100
  • Fourth Prize: Honorable Mention Certificate

 

Eligibility

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

 

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 or check or money order made out to Armstrong State University.

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. Drawings, prints, watercolors, and pastels must be framed under transparent plastic such as Plexiglas. Glass is 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.

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

Awards/Sales
Purchase awards, as well as awards of merit, will be presented at the discretion of the jurors.

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

Notification
Notification of acceptance will be made via email the week of November 9th.

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

Questions?
Please email ArmstrongGallery@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

 

Submission & Exhibition Timeline
  • Deadline for Submission—11:59 p.m. October 26, 2018
  • Notification of applicant’s entry status into the exhibition—November 9, 2018
  • Accepted work needs to be delivered no later than November 30, 2018
  • Exhibition Dates—December 10, 2017 – January 18, 2018
  • Closing Reception—January 16, Noon – 2:00 p.m.

 

Instructions for Online Submissions

Your application must be completed and submitted online by the submission deadline. You may submit up to five images of artwork for review. 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

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.

 

 

 

 

2019 Student Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates
January 28- February 8, 2019

All students enrolled for classes during the 2018 calendar year are eligible to participate in the show. All artwork submitted must be completed while enrolled as a student at the Armstrong Campus. Artwork does NOT have to be created as a class assignment.

There is no fee to enter and students may submit up to three works. The show features a two-step juried process. The first step of the juried process occurs when the judge reviews digital submissions and selects works to be featured in the exhibition. The second step takes place when the judge juries the selected works in person for awards. All decisions made by the judge are final. Awards will be presented during the exhibition reception.

Exhibition Information

Timeline for Exhibition
EVENT DATE
Online Submission Deadline Dec. 31, 11:59 pm
Announce Entry Results Jan. 10
Drop Off Selected Work at Fine Art Gallery Jan. 21-22
Exhibition Open to Public Jan. 28- Feb. 8
Reception Feb. 6, 12:00-1:30
Artwork to be Picked Up from Gallery TBA

 

Juror

Erin Dunn is Assistant Curator at Telfair Museums, where she previously held the position of Richard Middleton Curatorial Fellow since 2014. At Telfair, Dunn assists with and curates a rigorous program of temporary and traveling exhibitions. Among others, Dunn has curated Objectified, a selection of still lifes from the permanent collection, as well as several artist-specific exhibitions ranging from the modernist painter James Brooks to the contemporary photographer Neal Slavin. In 2016, Dunn organized Watershed: Contemporary Landscape Photography, which was awarded an Excellence in Exhibition award from the Coastal Museums Association and traveled to the Vero Beach Museum of Art (2017) and the Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art (2019). Her publication for the exhibition was awarded an Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation grant. Current and upcoming projects include a permanent collection exhibition of four photographers from Telfair’s permanent collection titled The Language the Vision: Early Twentieth-Century Photography as well as an exhibition focused on youth culture and activism to open in the fall of 2020. Additionally, Dunn has spearheaded several exhibitions and call to artists for Telfair’s #art912 initiative, which raises the visibility and promotes the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. She has previously worked at the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Georgia and the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Emory University and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Georgia.

 

Digital Submission Process
Your application must be completed and submitted online by the submission deadline. You may submit up to three images of artwork for review. 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.

 

Confirmation

Please review all information in your online application before you submit it for entry. Once you submit your online application, no changes may be made. Be sure to check the e-mail used for submission on JANUARY 8, 2018 to see the results of which artwork was chosen for the exhibition. Students are responsible for delivering work to the gallery on the requested date in order to participate in the show. Students are also responsible for collecting work at the appropriate time.

Once the online application is complete, check the box below to confirm you agree to all aspects of the show. Click SUBMIT to complete the online application process.

U.S. Congressional High School Art Exhibition

The Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Department of Art is proud to host An Artistic Discovery, the United States Congressional High School Art Exhibition for Georgia’s First Congressional District in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Works submitted for the exhibition are eligible for a number of cash awards, as well as the prestigious US District Congressional Award.

The Congressional Art Competition is held annually and is a unique opportunity in which a U.S. Congressman or Congresswoman is able to showcase the artistic talents of high school students within his/her district, thereby acknowledging the nation’s gifted young artists. The winning entries from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by congressmen, as well as their staff members.

This year’s exhibition will be on display at the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery from February 18 through March 3, 2019. The awards ceremony and closing reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 3, beginning at 2 p.m. The winning Congressional work will represent the 1st Congressional district in an exhibition in Washington, D.C. for one year.

All high schools and home school students in Georgia’s 1st United States Congressional District are eligible to submit up to 14 student works per art teacher or two works per student in home schools. Each student is allowed no more than two entries. If a school has more than one art teacher, each art teacher may submit up to 14 works.

Entries will be submitted digitally and juried without delivering the actual work to the university gallery. The art teacher(s) from schools wishing to participate and parents of homeschool students will submit works online. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m..  Jurying will take place during the week and notification of works accepted will be given to teachers or homeschool parents by email. Accepted works will be due in the Armstrong Gallery by 6 pm on Monday, February 11. Work that has been copied from another source (such as a drawing from a published photograph) or work that has been submitted in previous years will be pre-juried out of the exhibition. A local art professional has been selected to choose approximately 65 works to be hung in the show and to select the award winners. All works accepted will need to be suitably framed or mounted with a wire for hanging or it will not be hung in the exhibition.

Please note that image size and labeling are very important. Please label each Image with the last name of the Student, the school and entry number For example Gaddy_Armstrong_1. Image files must be JPEG only, no larger than 1,000 pixels in height or width, and a resolution of 72 pixels per inch.

For accepted work: Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.

For rules and regulations visit, Congressional Art Competition website.

 

Any questions should be emailed to the Gallery Director, Raymond Gaddy at ArmstrongGallery@georgiasouthern.edu.

 

Last updated: 1/11/2019

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