Greenwich Art Society 101th Annual Exhibition

Bendheim Gallery

Entry Deadline: Mar. 4

299 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
PHONE 203-629-1533

JUDGE: Randall R. Griffey, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to the Metropolitan, Griffey held curatorial positions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (1999 – 2008) and the Mead Art Museum, Amherst College (2008 – 2012). Among his publications are the journal article “Marsden Hartley’s Aryanism: Eugenics in a Finnish‐Yankee Sauna,” in American Art (Smithsonian Institution) in 2008 and the essay “Reconsidering ‘The Soil’: The Stieglitz Circle, Regionalism, and Cultural Eugenics in the 1920s,” in the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties in 2011. Both of these publications were recognized with awards from the Association of Art Museum Curators. At the Metropolitan, Griffey has organized Reimagining Modernism: 1900 – 1950, a comprehensive reinterpretation of the museum’s collections of European and American modern painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and design. He also co-curated Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered and, most recently, Marsden Hartley’s Maine.

ENTRY: SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2pm-4pm and SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2pm-4pm. Please follow check-in points on FIRST FLOOR of Arts Center building before bringing work to the Bendheim Gallery, 2nd floor and follow the signs for entry circuit. IF YOU WISH TO FILL OUT FORMS BEFORE ENTRY DATES, FORMS MAY BE PICKED UP IN ADVANCE FROM A DISPLAY OUTSIDE OF THE GAS OFFICE STARTING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 DURING HOURS WHEN ART CENTER BUILDING IS OPEN. NO EARLY DROP-OFFS FOR ENTRY!!

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be current Greenwich Art Society members. Members must pay the current years dues if in arrears and new members may join on entry day. (GAS Membership forms can be downloaded at Works are not eligible if previously accepted for one of our juried exhibitions; if they have been exhibited in the Bendheim or GAS Galleries; or if completed prior to 2016. All submitted work must be attractively and appropriately matted, framed and/or presented. All works must be for sale. If a portrait, the price of a similar commission must be stated. No PORs. The Bendheim Gallery reserves the right to final approval of the selection of artwork for the exhibition. Entry fees will not be returned if the Bendheim chooses to remove a work from eligibility for exhibition.
CATEGORIES: Oil/Acrylic, Drawing, Pastel, Watercolor, Sculpture, Photography, Computer Art, Fiber Arts, Other Media.

IMAGES OF ARTWORK: G.A.S. will produce an online catalogue. All works exhibited will be included. Each artist whose work is accepted will be asked to provide a high-quality digital image of the work. The G.A.S. reserves the right to use images of the work in its website, catalogue and other media. A high-resolution (but no more than 1MB) digital image should be in a jpeg format and emailed to – [email protected] — NO LATER THAN MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018.

SIZE: Wall-hung works are limited to a 5’ height and 5’ width including frame. Works must be dry and wired securely for hanging.
WORKS NOT ON CANVAS MUST BE FRAMED. Freestanding sculptures are limited to 8′ in height mounted and 12′ square floor area. Sculptors must provide bases if needed, secure small works firmly, and install difficult to handle pieces. Works not meeting these requirements will not be accepted.

ENTRY FEE: $35 for one piece, $15 for a second. THIS IS A HANDS-ON ENTRY, NOT DIGITAL. Work is handled on site to facilitate judging. Limit two, payable in cash or check. NO CREDIT CARDS. IF PAID IN CASH, EXACT CHANGE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
AWARDS: Cash and other awards totaling over $2000 will be presented at the opening reception.
JUDGING: If selected, your name and work title will be posted to the GAS website by 9PM MONDAY, MARCH 5th.

REMOVAL OF WORK NOT SELECTED: If not selected, you must pick up your work TUESDAY, MARCH 6 from 5-7pm & WED. MARCH 7 from 5-7pm. The penalty of $25 a day for each work picked up late will be enforced without exception. Entry constitutes agreement to this condition. PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH A FRIEND TO PICK UP YOUR WORK IF YOU CANNOT DO SO AT THIS TIME. REMOVAL OF SELECTED WORK: SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 14 & 15 from 2pm-4pm. No early removals. Same penalty for late pick-up as above. Entry constitutes agreement to these conditions.

LIABILITY: Although care will be taken, neither the Greenwich Art Society, the Arts Council nor the Town of Greenwich will be responsible for loss or damage. Entry constitutes agreement to this condition.

SALES: 30% of the price of each work sold as a result of this exhibition will be divided between GAS and the Bendheim Gallery. Sales of displayed works within 3 months of the close of the exhibition will be subject to this charge.

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