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Alida Anderson Art Projects


Note: This Call for Artists and Exhibition has been completed

Early Look is a collaborative exhibition project between Alida Anderson Art Projects and the Longview Gallery of Washington, DC. The exhibition hopes to deliver a survey of the best artwork by undergraduate art students working in accredited art school programs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia.

The exhibition will be selected by a juror from both a submission process as well as juror visits to schools and studios. All selections and invitations will be made at the discretion of the juror

Through this process, the exhibition also hopes to educate the selected students on the process of participating in a commercial gallery art exhibition, including advance preparations, presentation and delivery of artwork, opening receptions, dealing with the press, etc.

May 5, 2008 - Deadline for receipt of entries to juror
May 10, 2008 - Invited Artists Notified
June 5, 2008 - Deadline for Delivery of Art to Gallery
June 7, 2008 - Opening Reception
July 5, 2008 - Exhibition Closes
July 6, 2008 - Pick-up of Unsold Work

The juror is F. Lennox Campello. Mr. Campello is a widely respected curator in the Mid Atlantic region, an award winning artist, a widely published art critic, a gallerist and former co-owner of the Fraser Galleries, and one of the internet's leading visual arts bloggers. He is also often heard on NPR and the Voice of America discussing art issues.

Open to all art students 18 years and older who are enrolled in an accredited art school program in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. At the discretion of the juror, the exhibition may also include a piece by the selected students' art professor. All work selected must be for sale and framed and presented professionally to conservation standards. Open to all two and three dimensional media. The size of the submitted artwork cannot exceed 40 inches in any one direction (excluding frames).

All work must be for sale at prices set by the selected artists and agreed upon by the Longview Gallery. The Longview Gallery retains a commission of 50% of the sale price. Payment to the artist will be mailed by the Longview Gallery within 30 days after receipt of proceeds from sales. In the event of a direct or private sale by the artist within 60 days after the closing of the exhibition, to any buyer who visited the gallery during the exhibition or saw the artist's work at the gallery, the artist shall pay the Longview Gallery a commission of 25%.

The gallery will insure all works while in its possession against theft or total loss for the artists' share of the retail price. All reasonable care will be taken with accepted art and submitted materials, but it is clearly understood by the artist that the gallery assumes no responsibility and shall not be held responsible for any damage of any kind caused or occurring during shipping and/or delivery and return.

There are no fees or charges associated with this exhibition and process. Accepted artists are responsible for any costs associated with delivery and return of unsold work.

Digital Entry Specifications
All preliminary judging will be done from digital entries. Each digital file should be saved as a JPG format, and titled with the artist's last name and entry number (e.g. "Name-Entry3.jpg"). Files must be under 1MB and able to be opened by a PC compatible system. The CD should be labeled with the artist's full name and contact information. Each artist may submit up to five entries for jurying.

Entry Process
There are no entry forms, but submissions must all include the following printed information:

Professor's Name
Listing of Artwork Submitted in CD
      - Title of Work
      - File Name
      - Media
      - Size
      - Year

Entries will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Entering this exhibition shall constitute understanding and agreement on the part of the artist with all the conditions stated. Please mail the above information as well as a PC compatible CD with the digital files to arrive no later than May 5, 2008 to:

F. Lennox Campello
Early Look
Media, PA 19063

Artwork Invited for Exhibition
Upon notification of acceptance of work, the artist must ship or hand deliver the accepted piece(s) to arrive to the Longview Gallery no later than 5 June 2008. Shipped work must be sent in a re-usable container, as this container will be used to return unsold work. Work must be securely packed, with identification tags attached to the back of the work and with a large return shipping label enclosed. A street address must be used for return shipping, as UPS will not deliver to Post Office boxes. Cost of return shipping must be enclosed with the shipped work.

Work may be also hand-delivered. All hand delivered entries must be picked up on 6 July 2008 unless prior arrangements have been made with the gallery. Work which arrives damaged or which does not meet the specified conditions for exhibition may be disqualified. Please ensure that frames or plexiglass are not scratched or damaged. Entries in damaged frames or scratched plexiglass will not be exhibited. No accepted work may be withdrawn before the end of the show.

Artists' Reception and Opening
A formal opening and reception for the accepted artists will be held on Saturday, 7 June 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at the Longview Gallery. The gallery is located at 1302 9th street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (tel: 202.232.4788).

Artists may submit questions to the juror at prior to the deadline.