ONE X ONE: A Tribute to the Human Spirit, A Juried Exhibition

Athan’s European Bakery & Café

Entry Deadline: Oct. 11

1621 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446

MassWax is pleased to announce a call for entries for ONE X ONE: A Tribute to the Human Spirit, an exhibition celebrating the determination and endurance of the human spirit during the tragic events that surrounded the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Our venue, Athan’s European Bakery & Café, located at 1621 Beacon Street, is within the 23rd mile marker of the Boston Marathon route. Thousands of runners from around the world pass by Athan’s on their way to the finish line. Athan’s was recently featured in Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s top five coffee houses and art gallery hybrids!

Artists are encouraged to explore from the literal to conceptual interpretations of what constitutes the human spirit.

Artists are asked to submit 1’X1’ artwork panels, using encaustic as their primary medium. Individual panels chosen by the juror will be incorporated into a larger, collective installation, translating into visual language the message that it takes each and every one of us to stand strong and together when faced with adversity. Additional panels will be chosen by the juror to hang as individual pieces in the exhibition.

MassWax is the Massachusetts chapter of International Encaustic Artists (IEA), the only IEA chapter in New England, drawing members from the six New England states. The mission of MassWax is to provide a forum for artists who are interested in working with encaustic to network, exchange information, take workshops, exhibit their work and get feedback on their work from other artists in a supportive and inclusive environment.

ONE X ONE: A Tribute to the Human Spirit is open to all artists over the age of 18 working primarily with the encaustic medium. All chosen artwork must be hand- delivered to Athan’s European Bakery & Café, 1621 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446. All artwork must be original and available for sale.

Two dimensional artwork which incorporates a majority of the encaustic paint medium on or within the art. Works on paper are welcome such as encaustic monotypes, encaustic monoprints, and encaustic paintings with photographic prints as long as they are adhered to a rigid, wooden panel. All panels must be 12”h x 12”w x 2”d and must be un-framed and wired for hanging (no saw tooth or other types of hangers). The sides of the panels may be finished or unfinished.

Artists may submit up to (3) RGB color images as email attachments in JPEG format, 300 dpi and 2000 pixels on the longest side. Individual file size for each image should not exceed 2MB.

The format of each image file should be: Image number_LastName_ FirstInitial_ImageTitle.

Sample file name for a jpg image: 01_Smith_J_WinterTrees

All entries must be emailed to MassWax at [email protected] no later than midnight on Friday October 11, 2013, and should contain the following:
~ A subject line of “Athan’s Café Exhibition”
~ The body of the email should list:
– Artist name
– Artist email address
– Artist city/state
– A brief statement about the work (150 words or less)
– A numbered image list with: Art Title, Media, Price
~ Attachments of your JPEG art image file(s)

*Last step, is to mail in the entry fee! (See instructions that follow)

$15 for up to (3) artwork entries.
Please mail submission fee to Amalia Tagaris, Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Studio 205, Needham, MA 02494, making your check payable to “MassWax”.

Since joining Danforth Art in 2011, Jessica Roscio has co-curated an exhibition of Boston Expressionism from the permanent collection, The Expressive Voice, and curated an exhibition of the work of photographer Neal Rantoul. She oversees the annual juried exhibition Off the Wall and has most recently worked on the 2013 New England Photography Biennial. Prior to joining Danforth Art, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She holds an M.A. in Art History from the University at Buffalo, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University.

Artwork will be juried from images emailed to MassWax at [email protected].

Gift certificates and cash prizes totaling over $300 will be announced for Best in Show, Second Place & Third Place during the opening reception on November 8th, from 7-9pm. Award recipients will be selected by the Juror.

Artists will be notified of jurying results by e-mail on October 18.

Artists will receive 80% of sales of their artwork with 20% commission retained by Athan’s European Bakery & Café.

Accepted artwork will be exhibited at Athan’s European Bakery & Café, 1621 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

All artwork accepted for the exhibition must be hand delivered to Athan’s European Bakery & Café between Friday, October 25th & Saturday, October 26th and be ready to install. Accepted artwork will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Any artwork that differs significantly from the entry images or suffers from poor presentation will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation is a must. Artworks not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit.

Artwork that has not sold may be picked up on January 6, 2014 at the conclusion of the exhibition.

October 11, 2013: Entry Deadline
October 18: Notifications sent by email
October 25 & 26: Drop off artwork at Athan’s European Bakery & Café
October 30, 2013 – January 6, 2014: Exhibition Dates
November 8: Opening Reception & Awards
January 6, 2014: Pick up artwork from Athan’s European Bakery & Café

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