A call for traditional, stylized, and abstracted representations of the human figure. The goal of this exhibition is to present a cross section of figurative artwork currently being done across the country. Open to artists working in all media. This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age.
$1,000 in Cash Awards
Jonathan Binstock, director of Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY
Submission Deadline: March 21, 2016
Notification: The week of April 11, 2016
Exhibition Dates: May 21–July 1, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 4-7pm
$25 for entry of up to 3 images.
$5 for each additional entry. Once entry is submitted, fees are non-refundable regardless of acceptance into the exhibition.
All entries must be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, and 1200 pixels in largest direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 3 MB.
JPEG images MUST BE labeled LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work’s placement in the Entry Email (1, 2, 3, etc.), for example: smith_jane_1.jpg, smith_jane_2.jpg, smith_jane_3.jpg
Include the following in the body of your email in this order:
- Your Name
- File Name (for each submission)
- Title, Medium, Size, Year (for each submission)
Please title your email as follows, “YourFirstName YourLastName, Juried Show Submission”.
Artwork will be insured against loss, damage, or theft while on gallery premises. Artists should insure work during shipping to and from the gallery.
Artists will pay shipping to and from gallery, pay close attention to shipping dates after notification of acceptance.
All sales will be handled by gallery staff at Main Street Arts. The gallery retains 40% commission on all sales, please price your work accordingly.
All entries must be of original design and personal execution. No reproductions. 2 Dimensional artwork must be ready to hang. Work on paper is to be suitable framed. Acceptable display of 3D work may be floor based, pedestal based, or wall mounted.
Entry must be able to fit through our front door, which measures 90″ x 39″. Artwork which differs greatly from submission images will not be accepted.
If the artwork is framed, the size given for works should be the framed size. Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal. Entry information must be provided in full. Failure to follow instructions may result in the nullification of your entry.
Your payment will serve as your acceptance of the terms and conditions stated in this prospectus.
STEP 1: Submit Images and information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 2: Pay entry fee via PayPal (click here to view the PayPal button on our submission page)
_ Payment via PayPal
_ Images attached to email
_ Files named properly
_ Name and contact info in body of email
_ Image list included in body of email: File Name, Title, Media, Size, Year
About our Juror
Jonathan P. Binstock is the Mary W. and Donald R. Clark Director of the Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester. He was formerly Senior Vice President for Modern and Contemporary Art in the Art Advisory & Finance group of Citi Private Bank. At Citi he worked with clients and their families in the US and abroad to build personal art collections, and assessed the quality and value of $1+ billion worth of artworks in the Bank’s art lending program. He joined Citi after more than a decade of curatorial work in museums. An expert in art of the post-WWII era, prior to Citi he was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and Assistant Curator at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
Dr. Binstock earned a Master’s degree and PhD in art history from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has taught art history at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania. He lectures regularly in graduate seminars on art and cultural criticism at Columbia University. In July 2015 Dr. Binstock completed a residency at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University.
Dr. Binstock is the author and/or curator of, among other books and exhibitions, Dan Steinhilber: Marlin Underground (2012); Sam Gilliam: A Retrospective (2005); Atomic Time: Pure Science and Seduction (2003), which featured art by Jim Sanborn; the 47th (2002) and 48th (2005) Corcoran Biennials; Andy Warhol: Social Observer (2000); two exhibitions devoted to the late and influential artist Jeremy Blake (2000 and 2007); and, most recently, Meleko Mokgosi: Pax Kaffraria, published by the Hammer Museum, UCLA (2014). He is a peer reviewer for the US General Services Administration Percent-for-Art Art in Architecture Program, a scholarly consultant for the Visual Art Gallery of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, and of the Board of Trustees of the American Federation of Arts.