ConTEXT III / Calls & Submissions

March 16, 2020

Organization Name: Foundry Art Centre

Organization Location: Saint Charles, MO

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $35


The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “ConTEXT III,” an all-media exhibition focusing on the written word’s role in the visual arts. The power of words cannot be overstated. Contemporary society is saturated with media and this exhibition showcases how intertwined the literary and visual arts are. We must ask ourselves how the words we read, and how we read them, impacts our understanding of the world. We ask artists ‘What happens when the visual arts and literary arts are fused?’

Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition – worth $500
Two Juror’s Choice Awards – $150 cash prize each

Open to all artists, 18 years and older, worldwide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to

Entry Fee:
Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members fee for up to three works is $24.

Entry Specifications:
A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate the presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee.

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.

See Exhibitions FAQ on for details.

Levi Sherman is an interdisciplinary artist in Columbia, MO. He received his MFA in Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College Chicago in 2015 and a BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Arizona in 2012. Manifested in print, performance, and publishing, his practice is firmly rooted at the intersection of text and image. His artist’s books are held in collections including the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection. His critical writing can be found in AfterImage, Full Bleed, the Journal of Artists’ Books, and elsewhere in print and online.

Exhibition Space:
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.

The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes.

Delivery and Pick Up:
Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Sales, Liability, and Insurance:
The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit.

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