Louis Long Gallery at GAPS

Entry Deadline: Oct. 1

128 N 5th Street
Reading, PA 19601

ReadingFilmFEST ART of FILM Exhibition
Hosted by Louis Long Gallery at GAPS

Over $2000 in Prizes and Winning Artist’s Work Reproduced for Banners in Reading, PA, during our November FILM FESTIVAL!!!

THEME: Artists are invited to submit works relating (but not limited) to the concept of FILM. This exhibit encourages all media including
painting, drawing, sculpture, and digital art employing any concept on the theme of FILM, Cinema, Movie, Theater, Motion Pictures, or
Multiplex. ANYTHING within the realm of the FILM INDUSTRY is encouraged. Find inspiration in a movie, a story line, a plot, an actor, a musical score, a character, or a director you follow relating to FILM. Please feel free to BE CREATIVE with this opportunity to exhibit your expression. We are looking for both direct and broad interpretations.
During the month of November 2015, the film industry will be visiting Reading, PA. Each venue exhibiting films’ trailers will
encourage people to visit the Louis Long Gallery and see the ART of FILM exhibition. In addition, the Louis Long Gallery will present films
on November 13 & 14, 2015 (as a venue) for the actual film festival. The exhibit, its winners, and films will be highly marketed before
and during the ReadingFilmFEST.
OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Awards Ceremony at 6:45 p.m.) The exhibition and
opening reception are free and open to the public. The exhibit will be held at the Louis Long Gallery at GAPS located at 128 N 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601.
PRIZES: At least $2000 in CASH PRIZES will be awarded, featuring the Ginger Miller Award of Excellence. Winning works will be chosen at the juror’s discretion, and a “People’s Choice” award will be revealed on Opening Night. In addition, several winning artists’ works will be reproduced and displayed on outdoor banners for a Public Art Installation on Penn Street (from 2nd – 7th Streets) during the ReadingFilmFEST.
STANDARDS & MEDIA: Any person age 18+ may enter. Entries must be original. Artwork must be framed (if appropriate), wired, and ready to hang. Gallery-wrapped canvas is accepted as a frame. No work with staples showing or sawtooth hangers will be accepted. ReadingFilmFEST ART of FILM reserves the right to reject a work of art for any reason without notice.
COST & ENTRY: Entries are $35 per artist, two pieces per artist. Checks payable to ReadingFilmFEST. Physical drop-off is at the
Louis Long Gallery at GAPS, located at 128 N. 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
SALES: All items exhibited must be offered for sale. There will be a 35% commission on all sales. If an entry sells, you will be contacted by
e-mail, and a check will follow after the end of the show. The utmost care and respect will be given to your work; however, all artwork is left at the artist’s risk. GAPS, Susan Biebuyck, or Reading FilmFEST and its associates are not responsible for any theft or damage to artwork.
IMPERATIVE DATES:     DROP OFF ART: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
at Louis Long Gallery at GAPS located at 128 N 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
Jurying of Artworks: Friday, October 2, 2015
Notice of unaccepted works (e-mail only): Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.  If you hear nothing, your work is in.
Retrieval of unaccepted works: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Post-show pick-up of artwork: Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Note: Works left after pick-up will become the property of ART of FILM Exhibition.)

ANY QUESTIONS: If you need to make other arrangements for the drop off and pick up of your work,
contact curator Susan Biebuyck at 484-332-2757 (text or call) or by e-mail at [email protected].
Robert P. Metzger, Ph.D. is Director Emeritus and former Chief Curator and CEO of the Reading Public Museum. He has served as the director for Center Gallery at Bucknell University and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT, and Director of Art at the Stamford, CT Museum. He was a professor at both Bucknell University and Penn State University and an Associate Professor at the University of  Bridgeport, CT. He received his doctorate in Art History from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Lauralynn White is Gallery Director of GoggleWorks Center for the Arts. She is an exhibiting artist with the National Association of Women Artists; the Visual Arts in Chautauqua, NY; ArtFusion, Pottstown, PA; and the Allied Arts Association of America. She shows extensively in the United States and has recently exhibited in the Museo Dabwenyo, Philippines and the Volkshochschule, Reutlingen, Germany. White is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, with a BFA in Illustration and Art History.

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