Dirty Fingernails IV – Pure Printmaking / Calls & Submissions
Exhibition dates: January 31st, 2020 – March 13th, 2020
The Call for Entry:
The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Dirty Fingernails IV,” an exhibition celebrating ‘pure’ printmaking. Showcasing the skill and patience of artists who, in an age of seductive high-speed solutions, still prefer to work up a sweat and get their hands dirty. Printmakers are welcome to submit up to 3 works for consideration. Images may be representational, abstract, or nonobjective. Only original, hand-pulled prints will be considered for inclusion.
Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition
Two Juror’s Choice Awards – $200 cash prize each
Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to email@example.com
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.
A maximum of 3 entries per artists 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 presentation.
Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.
See Exhibitions FAQ on www.foundryartcentre.org/frequently-asked-questions for details.
St. Louis native Paul Breuer earned an Associate Fine Art degree from St. Louis Community College, and going on to attend Washington University in St. Louis after receiving a full two-year scholarship from the Women’s Society of Washington University. Breuer graduated in 1984 with a BFA in painting and drawing, and then worked with Robert Malone, master painter, in the graduate print shop at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
His most recent exhibition was “Solar Impressions” at the South Hampton Arts Center in New York, in 2019, where his group entry won “Best in Show.” Breuer has also been a part of many other group exhibitions, particularly in the St. Louis area, with work exhibited at Des Peres Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital. His most recent solo exhibition was at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2017. His exhibited work included 30 etchings, collagraphs, and linocut reduction prints.
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.
All Entries Due December 16th 2019
Notification of Accepted Work Mailed January 10th, 2020