Concordia University Kreft Gallery

Entry Deadline: Feb. 11

4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


GRACE, the 2013 Kreft Juried National Exhibition, As both a noun and verb, grace is a resonant and capacious word, one that suggests both condition and action, form and motion, adornment and manifestation. At once profoundly spiritual and the heart of Christian belief, the term also denotes elegance and beauty of form, manner, and movement, and thus encompasses the physical, natural, and material. As a gesture of favor or kindness, it touches on the moral, ethical, and social worlds. Our hope this year is to present events that both explore and embody the concept of “grace” in many of its dimensions. Prints, drawings, paintings, photographs, digital images, sculpture, video, etc. are eligible.
Only original artwork produced within the past five years will be accepted—reproductions are not permitted. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

$1,000 Best of Show
$500 2nd Place Award
$250 3rd Place Award

Recipients of awards will be determined by the juror and announced at the opening reception. The artist chosen as “Best of Show” will receive a solo exhibit in the Kreft Gallery at Concordia University Ann Arbor in fall of 2013.

ENTRIES & FEE There is a $25 (non-refundable) entry fee for two submissions. Make your $25 check payable to Concordia University Ann Arbor. Artwork should be submitted as digital files. Care should be taken that images are accurate representations of your work. Accepted works that do not reasonably meet the quality indicated in the digital files may be refused.
Save digital images as standard JPEG files on 1 CD. Please test before sending. Unreadable CD’s will not be juried. Save JPEG files as:
• RGB Color
• Sized at least 2400X3000 pixels
• Minimum of 300 dpi
• Image quality 10 or higher
• Submit JPEG in proper viewing orientation. Name format for each JPEG should read: your last name_image#.jpg (example: jones_image1.jpg).
• Label CD/DVD with your full name and place in protective cover/case.

Artists should include a brief (250 words or less) explanation describing how the artwork submitted addresses the theme of Grace as a Word document on the cd/dvd.
Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email. No materials will be returned.

REPRODUCTION Concordia University Ann Arbor reserves the right to reproduce the accepted entries for exhibition publicity purposes.

NOTIFICATION Artists will be notified of acceptance by February 15, 2013. Notification will be made by email. If no email is provided, artists will only be notified by USPS if accepted.
TERMS Works in the show may be for sale. The gallery will take a 30% commission on all sales. The artist determines sale price.

LIABILITY All works are insured while they are at Concordia University Ann Arbor. Concordia University Ann Arbor will not assume any liability for loss or damage during shipping. Artists are encouraged to secure their own insurance to cover works during shipment.

SHIPPING Entries must not exceed 60 inches in any direction. Accepted art must be sent ready for hanging (including hardware, etc.). Shipped works must be packaged in reusable cartons and must arrive prepaid by March 11, 2013. No C.O.D. deliveries. Work arriving late or in damaged condition will not be exhibited and will be returned collect. Maximum crate dimensions are 130 united inches (length and girth). Artists must arrange return shipping of exhibited work, prepaid return labels preferred.
• No works packed with loose materials, such as styrofoam chips, shredded newspaper, etc. will be accepted.
• 2-Dimensional works must be suitably prepared for exhibition.
• No works framed with glass will be accepted.

2013 Kreft Juried Exhibition
Concordia University Ann Arbor
Kreft Center for the Arts
4090 Geddes Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Submission of any part of this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of these conditions.

February 11 Deadline for entries.
February 15 Notification of jury results
March 4-11 Receipt accepted artwork
March 19 Exhibit opens
April 5 Reception, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
April 14 Exhibition closes
April 26 Artwork returned

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