SICA’s 9th Annual Juried Exhibition: Call to Artists!

The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts

Entry Deadline: Oct. 6

610 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts


DECEMBER 1, 2012 – FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Reception: Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 5-8 pm

SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, is seeking contemporary artwork in all medias for inclusion in our 9th Annual International Juried Exhibition. The juror this year will be Maiza Hixson, the Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA).

Eligible Work
The exhibition is open to all visual artists in all mediums, for works that have been completed in the past 5 years and that has never been displayed at SICA. Each artist may enter as many ORIGINAL pieces for consideration as they wish. ONLY one digital image can be submitted for each work of art, except for sculpture or installation where 2 views of each submission are allowed.

2-Dimensional works may not exceed 100” in height by 100” in width (excluding the frame) and must be “show ready,” – totally ready for hanging. Three-dimensional works must not exceed 7′ in height, nor cover more than 50 square feet of floor area, or weigh more than 300 lbs. Installations are welcome but must not exceed 100 square feet of floor space. Accepted artworks cannot be substituted and are committed for the duration of the exhibit. No artwork shall be returned after installation until the final exhibition date, and artwork will be returned only to the original location and lender or his/her authorized agent on the date(s) stated herein. SICA reserves the right to rejected any accepted works that we feel differ significantly from the submitted image. SICA also reserves the right to reproduced exhibited artwork for all media and publications.

All works of art will be insured for declared value while on SICA premises.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 29, 2011. Entry fee is only $30.00 ($35 for non-members). This fee includes insurance and handling fees for the submission of 2 different works of art (1 image per work) and is nonrefundable. Three-dimensional entries may submit two images for each entry. You may also submit more entries for an
additional $10 per entry. Juried selections will be made from digital images only. All submissions must be digital and submitted through our website: No images sent via email or mailed to us on discs will be accepted. All images should jpegs only, and have a resolution of no larger than 300 dpi and a maximum size of 1200 pixels in any direction.

IMPORTANT – Improperly labeled images cannot be accepted. All entries must be labeled according to these specification: last name_first name entry number.jpg. For instance: Smith_Will1.jpg or Doe_John2.jpg.

Jurying Process
Juried screening will be made digital images ONLY. Any entry not meeting the restrictions listed in “Submissions” above will not be accepted for jurying. No work selected for inclusion in this exhibition and shipped to us will be accepted unless all return costs, necessary documentation, and shipping insurance is included by the artist.

Awards and Sales
Awards will be presented at the Reception for Best in Show, Best in Category (Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking, Best Mixed Media / Installation, etc.), and Director’s Choice Award. SICA request a 25% donation for any works sold as a direct result of this exhibition. Purchaser cannot take possession of art until after the close of the exhibition.

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