Essential Art Celebration

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VISUAL ARTS MINNESOTA ANNOUNCES A STATE-WIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR ITS 15TH ANNUAL ESSENTIAL ART JURIED EXHIBITION AND CELEBRATION

EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 6th – FEBRUARY 15th, 2015

Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery
913 W. St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 2015

Open to Minnesota residents. Work in any media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc.) completed within the past two years. The Essential Art Exhibition has been an opportunity for artists to come together on a yearly basis and exhibit their best work. Included in the process is an artist critique on the day of the reception with the jurors and new this year, a docent talk of the winning pieces during the reception.

$1750 in Awards!!

1st Place: $500 (in each 2D & 3D)

2nd Place: $250 (in each 2D & 3D)

3rd Place: $120 (in each 2D & 3D)

About Visual Arts Minnesota and the Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery:

Visual Arts Minnesota creates opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and promote their work while providing resources to help with their careers. The Paramount Theatre is a historic downtown St. Cloud Landmark that brings in thousands of people for various performances, plays and musicals.

ABOUT THE JURORS:

Eva Margaret lives and works in Willmar, Minnesota and was a 2013 recipient of the Individual Artist Grant through the Southern Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council (SMAHC). Eva’s work has been televised through PBS in Postcards: Arts Along Highway 23 and written about in Willmar’s Live It! Magazine and Stillwater’s Stillwater Living magazine. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Kaleidoscope Gallery in New London, Minnesota and Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota. Her numerous group exhibitions include Project Gallery in Stillwater, Oklahoma, an invitation exhibition at Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum and Oklahoma’s state-wide juried exhibition Momentum. Her work has also been acquired by numerous public and private collections throughout the Midwest.

Linda Pacel is 1992 Alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, since graduation she has been an active artist both professionally and personally. Linda’s professional background includes; Shoe Designs for Fisher Price, Furniture Design and Buying for Homelife Furniture, Interior Design and Merchandising. Personally, throughout her life she has continued to build on her art and business background by challenging herself to experiment with her work. She has worked in a wide range of mediums including: Photography, Gauche-Watercolors, Acrylic Painting and Block Printing with Linoleum blocks. Her most passionate aspect is working with color manipulating them to work both harmoniously and in contrast to one another, also to change the perspective from “normal” to the abstract.  Her accomplishments include 2012 Minnesota State Fair Fine Art show, participant in Barewalls, AIR art Auction benefits, and has been awarded multiple contracts with the Art Institute Gift Shop for a Holiday Card Design featured in the Museum Catalog and website. She is also a member of MNartists.org and Buffalo Art Guild. Currently she is a board member of the Buffalo Art Guild, participating in shows, crawls and lectures. Linda is also a founder and owner of LJP Creative Concepts, a company that specializes in original work of Art, Custom designs and Interior Design work.

Please read all the information before continuing to register.

EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 6th – FEBRUARY 15th, 2015

Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery
913 W. St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Awards Ceremony begins at 7:00 on Paramount Stage including Docent talk of the winners by Godfre Leung, Assistant Professor of Art History, St. Cloud State University

ARTIST CRITIQUE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2015 3:30 – 4:30 PM by Jurors Eva Margaret and Linda Pacel

DROP OFF: FRIDAY, JANUARY 2nd, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

If you would prefer the Juror see your work online, rather than bringing the work in, please allow MONDAY, JANUARY 5th, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM to physically drop off the piece if accepted. Online entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM January 2nd, 2015. Late applications will not be considered. Visual Arts Minnesota will not be able to store packing materials. Work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner with a wired back, at least 1/3 of the way down the frame and labeled on back with the following:

Artist:
Title:
Medium:
Price:
Phone Number:

DROP OFF LOCATION:

Paramount Theatre Conference Room and Lobby
913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301.
Use back (north) entrance after 5pm.

HOW TO ENTER: CLICK HERE FOR SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

$20 for 1st Piece, $35 for 2 Pieces. SAVE BY BECOMING A MEMBER

Members pay $15 for 1st Piece and $30 for 2 Pieces.

Payable online through paypal. (button below online submission form).Checks and Cash accepted by mailing to: Visual Arts Minnesota, PO Box 972, St. Cloud, MN 56302 or pay by check or cash during drop off.

ACCEPTANCE:

Accepted works will be notified on January 3rd, 2015.
Work not accepted into the show should pick up work on January 5th, 10am – 1pm or 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pick-up of work after exhibition is Monday, February 16th, between 10am – 1pm and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Visual Arts Minnesota will not store work past the pick-up time.

Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 70% of sale price goes to artist, 30% to Visual Arts Minnesota.Visual Arts Minnesota or Paramount Theatre District does not provide insurance for any piece during the Essential Art Exhibition though great care will be taken in handling your work. Visual Arts Minnesota recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. By entering the competition, selected artists grant Visual Arts Minnesota rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only.

CONTACT: If you need assistance registering online or have any questions, please contact Natalie Ratha, Visual Arts Minnesota (320) 230-8000 or email vam@visualartsminnesota.org

 

 


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.