4th Annual Patricia Sitar Arts Expo: Juried Exhibition – The Art of Music

Sitar Arts Center - Cafritz Gallery

Entry Deadline: Oct. 25

1700 Kalorama Road NW Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009


Theme – The Art of Music
Work must relate to written, vocal or instrumental music, bands, musicians and/or musical instruments.
Work must be created by the artist stated on the work.
Images must be appropriate for school age children.
Mediums accepted for submission are 2D art, found art, photography, painting, mixed media, drawing, digital art, ceramic, printmaking, clay, wood, fiber, paper and sculpture; no video, film, installation or performance art.
Size Limitations
Two dimensional works must be no larger than 4’ in width or height and three dimensional works should not exceed 5’H x 3’D, and not have any potentially dangerous or hazardous parts. All two dimensional works must be able to be hung with our hanging system.(work must be wired in the back, holes will not be put into the walls to hang work)

Sitar Arts Expo Procedure
Initial Jury
•Cost of submissions
Current Sitar Students:
Youth: Ages 10 – 15: Free up to three pieces (parents must sign entry form)
Sitar Member Adults and Volunteers: Ages 16 & over: $5 unlimited pieces
Non – Sitar Members: Youth: Ages 10 – 15: $5 up to two pieces (parents must sign entry form)
Adults: Ages 16 & over $10 up to two pieces

•Drop off dates: October 19 – 25, 2013
October 21, 24 & 25, 12:00pm – 4:30 pm, October 22 & 23, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 19th, 12:00pm – 3:00pm

•All work must be accompanied by an entry form and entry fee
•Work must be ready for hanging, mounted and/or framed, with wire or ½” wide hook on back in order to be hung with our hanging system(work not ready for hanging will be ineligible)

Jury Acceptance: Please note – All work may not be chosen
•All work will be reviewed by the initial jury to determine entry into exhibit
oActual work MUST be delivered to Sitar Arts Center by the deadline to be considered
oInitial jury is based on appropriate content, relation to theme and presentation
•Work not chosen must be picked up by November 2, 2013
oPick up dates: October 29 & 30, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, October 28 & November 1, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm and Saturday November 2, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Final Jury
All works on exhibit are eligible for the final jury. Work will be judged on a point based system by jurors Chakraphan (Tang) Rangaratna, Kristin Nagy, Susan Crawley; see juror biographies for more information.
•Final jury will be in two categories: Category type is determined by age of participant when work is submitted
Points for work are assessed based on relation to theme, aesthetic qualities, craftsmanship and composition.

Youth: Ages 10 – 15
1st Prize $50
2nd Prize $25

Adult: Ages 16 and up
1st Prize $200, and solo exhibit at Sitar Arts Center
2nd Prize $100

•Chosen works will be on exhibit from October 28 – December 7, 2013
•Work does not have to be for sale, but sale prices are encouraged
•Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday November 8, 2013 at 6:30pm

For more information, including entry form and juror biographies, please visit sitarartscenter.org for a complete prospectus.

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