Flood Gallery’s 1st Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Flood Gallery

Entry Deadline: Dec. 14

109 Roberts Street
Asheville, NC 28801


The Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center at the Phil Mechanic Studios invites artists to submit entries to a national juried exhibition of contemporary art. The focus of this exhibition is on current socio-political relations in, or associated with, the United States. Accepted works will be on display between Friday, January 18, and Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Flood Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina. The esteemed juror Diana Stoll, Senior Editor of Aperture magazine, will be present and open the exhibition with a brief introduction to the works chosen on Friday, January 18, at 6:00 pm. The opening reception will immediately follow.

JUROR: Diana Stoll is a contributor and senior editor for Aperture Magazine. For sixty years, the Aperture Foundation has served as a connecting force between artists and the international photography community. Aperture, a multi-faceted non-profit, hosts exhibitions, fundraisers, and publishes catalogs, books, and the flagship quarterly magazine that Stoll has served for over two decades. With extensive interest in and knowledge of the arts, Diana Stoll currently edits books and catalogs for The Museum of Modern Art and, previously, she has worked for Artforum magazine. The former New York City-based writer relocated to Asheville, NC, where she has become an integral part of the arts community.

Eligibility: Open to all artists living in the United States who are 18 years of age or older. All work must be original and completed within the last 5 years and cannot have been exhibited at the Flood Gallery previously. The Juror may choose single or multiple works from an artist’s submission(s) at her discretion.

Media: All mediums are accepted providing that the work will not perish or otherwise decompose during the exhibit.

Catalog: A full-color catalog of the exhibition will be printed. All artists accepted to exhibition will receive a complimentary exhibition catalog. Additional copies will be available for purchase.

Awards: $500 in cash prizes will be awarded by the juror.

Submission Details:
1. Please submit on a CD :
a. A Word document that includes the title, materials, size, weight, and price of each work and an optional statement of purpose/intent that is less than 100 words.
b. 300 d.p.i. jpeg images of each work submitted.
c. Contact information for the artist including name, address, phone number, and email.

2. All submissions must be post-marked or delivered in person to Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts Street, Asheville, N.C., 28801 by 9:00pm, Friday, December 14, 2012.

Entry Fees: Applicants may submit up to 3 works for the initial $30 entrance fee. There will be a $10 charge for each additional piece entered. These fees are non-refundable and do not cover any shipping costs. Make submission checks payable to the Flood Gallery.

Sales: Sale of accepted works will be encouraged. The gallery takes a 40% commission in the event of a sale. Please price works accordingly.

Accepted Works: Applicants will be notified by Monday, December 31. Upon notification, works must be promptly delivered in person or mailed in order to arrive at Phil Mechanic Studios by Wednesday, January 16. Mailed works must arrive in a reusable container and be accompanied by a pre-paid self-addressed label/voucher for returning works. Items mailed without a pre-paid return label will not be returned. Works which were delivered in person may be picked up on Thursday, January 31, after 4 pm with prior arrangements or during regular gallery business hours between 10:00am-4:00pm on Friday, February 1. All works sent with a pre-paid label and reusable container will be returned by mail after February 1.

Agreement: Submission of an entry constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The Flood Gallery reserves the right to reproduce photo(s) of accepted entries for publicity purposes.

For Additional Information: Contact Jolene Mechanic, Executive Director of the Flood Gallery, [email protected], Cynthia Canejo, Flood Board Member and UNC Asheville Professor of Art History, [email protected], or Kyle Sherard, Flood Board Member, Freelance Writer, and Exhibition Coordinator, [email protected], for additional information.

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