Art Show

2018 PRIDE ART EXHIBITION

Twin Cities Pride is now accepting applications from all artists 18 years of age and older who are creating artwork exploring the theme COMMEMORATE. EDUCATE. CELEBRATE. for the 2018 Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition. MN.

 

About the Show

The Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition is a juried exhibition. The exhibition will be shown on June 6 at the Cambria Showroom in Downtown Minneapolis in conjunction with the Grand Marshal reception. The top selections will be announced at the reception, which also features hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

About the Theme

This year’s exhibition theme is titled COMMEMORATE. EDUCATE. CELEBRATE. We ask the artists to draw inspiration from the concept COMMEMORATE. EDUCATE. CELEBRATE: is an idea of drawing on our past and progress towards equality and community. Our lives are constantly affected and influenced by several social and political factors, and we are at times, forced to submit to these uncontrollable forces. Art has had the ability to revolutionize the way we not only speak and see art, but the world itself; Artists are encouraged to use their interpretation of this year’s theme to use as a platform to speak in volume.

 

Categories & Submissions

Artists are able to submit artwork of four different categories: Photography, painting, mixed media, and drawing Each artist may submit up to three pieces in total. Diptychs will be considered as two pieces and triptychs as three pieces; they will be submitted and juried all together.

 

Artwork will be selected by a panel of jurors, professionals in the specific art domains and by one member of the community. Artwork will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Originality (beyond the cliché, unique approach to subject matter, imagination)
  • Technical Elements (according to the medium: cleanliness, contrast, focus, exposure, etc.)
  • Composition (use of space, balance, and dynamics)
  • Visual Elements (unity, rhythm, line, color/gray scale, light/chiaroscuro, etc.)
  • Narrative/Content (clear message and message present)
  • Evidence of Intention (correlates to theme and artist statement)

The use of any model for photography must be accompanied with a model release form and provided upon request. Models must also be 18 years or older.

 

Artists must submit at least one “Artist Statement” that includes inspiration for their work; please provide one for each submission if needed.

Artwork Guidelines

  • Maximum Size: 48″ in any direction including the frame or stand.
  • Maximum Weight: 40 lbs. unless special arrangements are made.
  • All work must be framed and wired for installation (No saw tooth hangers).
  • Accepted artwork that is not ready for hanging will be disqualified.
  • The jurors reserve the right to disqualify any work that varies from the submitted image.

Eligibility, Application, and Fees

Submissions will be accepted by any artist 18 years and older. Entries must be original works by the artist submitting them.

There is no application fee to enter the Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition. Artists may submit up to three (3) pieces of work for the exhibition via email or by mailing the registration form along with images saved on compact disc. Applications must be received by email or mail no later than Monday, May 7, 2018. Application materials will not be returned to artist. Please submit your application below.

Applying via web

You may submit your application via electronic form below. Applications are due by May 7.

  • Read information about eligibility and judging criteria.
  • Include up to 3 Image files: jpeg, png or gif formats and less than 3 MB, 150ppi at 1200 pixels at the longest dimension.
  • Complete the registration submission form.

Applying by mail

To submit an application by traditional mail, send your completed registration and artwork to the address provided below. Applications are due by May 7.

  • Read information about eligibility and fees.
  • Images of art work in digital format saved on a compact disc. Images must be saved as a jpg, no larger than 1200 pixels in any one direction or orientation, and 150ppi. Compact disc should be labeled with name of artist and title of artwork.
  • Complete the registration submission form.

 

Mail application materials to:

Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition

2021 E Hennepin Avenue Suite 402-7

Minneapolis, MN 55413

Delivery of Work

Deliver work to Twin Cities Pride—instructions, dates and times will be included in the acceptance letter. Dates and times for hand-deliveries will be announced with acceptance letter.

Shipment & Delivery

Shipping artwork to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. All shipping must be prepaid. Artists must use Fed Ex or UPS for shipping and are responsible for scheduling delivery and pick up of work. Works must be labeled with title and artist’s name. Shipping cartons must be reusable and within shipping guidelines. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited. Deliver or ship work to Twin Cities Pride—instructions, dates and times will be included in the acceptance letter. Dates and times for hand-deliveries will be announced with acceptance letter.

Liability

Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus. While the greatest care will be used in the handling of artworks, Twin Cities Pride and its employees and volunteers will not accept any liability for damaged or stolen works while on the premises of Twin Cities Pride or gallery grounds. It is recommended that artists obtain their own insurance, should this be of concern. Consent to reproduce works photographically is assumed to be granted unless specifically reserved in writing.

Sale and Use of Artwork

Artists have the opportunity for sale of artwork during the Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition. However, the artwork must remain in the entire show before removal to buyer. Consent to reproduce works photographically is assumed to be granted unless specifically reserved in writing.

Return of Work

Arrangements for exhibited hand-delivered work must take place during the week of July 10 to July 14, 2017. Shipped works will be crated and ready for pick up by July 12, 2017. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide postage and insurance to and from the exhibit, and to schedule delivery and pick up of the work. Nothing may be shipped COD. Any work that is left at Twin Cities Pride after July 31, 2018 will become the property of Twin Cities Pride and may be sold at fundraising events funding the Pride organization.

Jurors

The Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition will be selected by a panel of industry professionals. Jurors for the Twin Cities Pride Art Exhibition include faculty professors, art curators, and professional artists.

Awards

One Best in Show winner will receive $200 from Twin Cities Pride.

About the Sponsors

Twin Cities Pride is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that produces the annual Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Pride Celebration in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul the last weekend in June. The mission of Twin Cities Pride is to bring the greater GLBT community together to commemorate our diverse heritage, foster inclusion, educate and create awareness of issues, and celebrate achievements in equality. We create events that are open and inviting to everyone in the community, providing a safe environment in which individuals feel free to celebrate their relationships.

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