First Street Gallery

2013 National Juried Exhibition

June 20 - July 13, 2013
Juror: Donald Kuspit
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 7, 2013
Inquiries: NJEinquiries@firststreetgallery.net • 646-336-8053

Print page for future reference

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM

ABOUT THE JUROR

Donald Kuspit is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and former White Professor at Large at Cornell University. He has received numerous awards and honors including a Fulbright, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism from the College Art Association. The author of numerous articles, reviews, catalogue essays and 20 books, his criticism is published in Artforum, Arts and Artnet Magazine. His latest book is Psychodrama: Modern Art as Group Therapy (London: Ziggurat Books, 2010).

 

ELIGIBILITY

Open to U.S. resident artists at least 18 yrs. old. Exception: Artists currently represented by First Street Gallery. Eligible works include oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, prints, mixed media, photography, and sculpture in any medium.  No video, film, installation, or mechanically reproduced artwork (computer, printer, giclees, etc.). The width of work, including the frame, may not exceed 40 inches. No height limit. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. No wall hung sculpture. Maximum width or depth of scupture is 30 inches. No height limit. Sculptors must provide floor stand with a maximum footprint of 30" x 30."

 

ACCEPTANCE

Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image.  Absolutely NO substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

 

SALES

The gallery will take no commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked "N.F.S.". No "P.O.R." sales.

 

ENTRY FEE

The fee is $35 for 1 - 3 works. $5 for each additional work up to 6 works total. Entry fees are non-refundable.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All entries must be submitted electronically. Judging will be done entirely from JPEGs. No other formats will be accepted. This includes PowerPoint Presentations or any other imaging software. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, They should be at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in either direction. Maximum file size for any individual image is 1 MB. 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. The gallery will not correct dimension errors. Entry form must be filled out completely. Failure to follow the 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.

 

IMAGE LABELING

JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:

LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work's placement on the Entry Form (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.):

smith_joe_1.jpg
smith_joe_2.jpg etc.

Sculptors must submit two views of each work, at no extra cost, and label each work:

smith_joe_1a.jpg
smith_joe_1b.jpg
smith_joe_2a.jpg
smith_joe_2b.jpg etc.

Files which are mislabeled or lack the artist's name will not be viewed by the juror.

 

DELIVERY OF WORK

1. Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery ONLY on Monday, June 17, 12 - 8 PM. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery. Floor stand must be brought with sculpture.

2. Shipped work must arrive at the gallery Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 14, in a reusable container. A computer-generated return label for return of work MUST be enclosed. NO EXCEPTIONS. Pre-paid shipping arrangements must be made through UPS’ or FedEx’ websites or with other shippers who will pick up work at the gallery. NO U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OR COD RETURNS. DO NOT SEND CASH, CHECK, STAMPS, OR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FOR RETURN OF WORK.

 

RETURN

Hand-delivered work must be picked up on Saturday, July 13, 6 - 8 PM or Tuesday, July 16, 11:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Shipped works will be returned the week of July 15. The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date and will charge the artist $5.00 a day thereafter for storage. After 30 days the gallery may dispose of the work.

 

LIABILITY

Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish.  First Street Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery.

The submission of a work of art to this exhibition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

January 1 Entry acceptance begins
March 31 Entry Deadline
May 9 Notifications sent out by this date
June 11-14 Receipt of shipped work
June 17 Hand delivery of work – 12 - 8 PM
June 18-19 Installation
June 20 Exhibition opens
June 22 Reception 3 - 5 PM
July 13 Exhibition closes
July 13 Pickup of hand-delivered work: 6 - 8 PM
July 16 Pickup of hand-delivered work: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Week of July 16 Return of shipped work via UPS or FedEx

 

PRINT THIS PAGE FOR REFERENCE

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM