The New Normal...
We are using online entry forms.
Entry fees will be paid by card through the online entry form or by cash/check at our gallery during regular business hours. Please call 954-537-3370 to coordinate with staff if dropping off payment.
JPG images will need to be sent in along with your online application. The judge will be choosing the pieces for the show from these images, so be sure they are good quality and a clear representation of the work.
Artists will be notified no later than the Thursday prior to the drop-off date as to whether or not their piece(s) have been accepted into the exhibit. At that time, we will be scheduling a drop-off day and time.
ACCEPTED works will be dropped off the Friday or Saturday before the opening
Upon arrival, you will have your temperature scanned. Persons with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit will not gain entry into the gallery. You MUST wear a mask during drop-off.
Please do not linger after dropping off or picking up your work.
Before you fill out the entry form:
Have your images ready for direct upload. Images MUST be in JPG or JPEG format, minimum 300 pixels wide, and named using the following naming convention:
Have all the artwork information ready: Title, medium, size, and price (including 30% commission).
You can pay online by credit/debit card or entry voucher. Check/cash payments need to be received at the gallery prior to the deadline.
1 Entry $20
2 Entries $35
3 Entries $50
Oversize entries (Over 41") $15 additional each ($20 + $15 = $35). Limit 2 entries if any are oversized.
1 Entry $40.00 USD
2 Entries $60.00 USD
3 Entries $80.00 USD
Oversize entries (Over 41") $20 additional each ($40 + $20 = $60). Limit 2 entries if any are oversized.
This exhibit is open to all 2D & 3D fine artists, including jewelry artists and photographers. All work to be the artist’s original work. No reproductions will be accepted. All works cannot have been displayed previously in a regular competitive exhibit at the Broward Art Guild Gallery within the last two years. The judge selects the collection of works to exhibit, and as such, entry does not guarantee exhibit of entered work. Broward Art Guild has the right of refusal at all times. If you are considering entering a work that is in question, email an image to info@BrowardArtGuild.org one week prior to the deadline.
ARTWORK SIZING AND PRESENTATION
A tag with artist name, title of work, price, medium, email and phone number must be attached to the work with a string hanging over the front. Tags are available at www.BrowardArtGuild.org/exhibits.htm.
All wall-hanging works over 8" X 10” must be properly wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are acceptable if they fit securely on our hanging system.
NO WET PAINT
Unframed artwork mounted on foam core or similar board is not acceptable
3D works must be assembled in a stable and professional manner for pedestal or floor display.
Works exceeding 41” in height or width (including frame) will be charged as multiple entries (STRICT). For example, a piece that is 41” wide or more will be charged as two pieces, and likewise a work that is 41” high or more will count as two entries.
Diptychs, triptychs and series: Each element will be charged as an individual piece if the piece collectively exceeds the sizing limits outlined above.
For enclosed framed works, plexiglass is strongly recommended.
Unframed canvases must be gallery wrapped. NO staples or tape showing and retail-ready.
Installation pieces: For all installation pieces or works requiring special handling or assembly, artists are required to submit in writing (prior to intake) a description of the work and a photo depicting proper displaying. The artist is requested to install the work for exhibition at the Guild's convenience.
BAG Members: $20 for first 2D or 3D entry, $15 each for up to 2 additional entries. If one is oversized, you can only enter 2). $20 for up to 3 jewelry items, $15 for each additional 3 items up to 9 additional jewelry items. Non-BAG Members: $40 for first 2D or 3D entry, $20 each for up to 2 additional entries (if one is oversized, you can only enter 2. $40 for up to 3 jewelry items, $20 for each additional 3 items up to 9 additional jewelry items. Fees are not refundable. Entries are limited to 3 per artist (if one is oversized, you can only enter 2), or 9 jewelry entries. As a competition and judged exhibit, the judge is the final arbiter for work accepted into the exhibit, however, it may be necessary for us to limit the number of accepted entries due to space considerations versus the amount of accepted entries (for those with multiple accepted works).
NEW MEMBERSHIPS CAN BE PAID WITH THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM. OUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION IS ALSO ON OUR WEBSITE (www.BrowardArtGuild.org), OR YOU CAN FILL ONE OUT AT THE GUILD OFFICE PRIOR TO DEADLINE.
Sawtooth hangers are acceptable if they fit securely on our hanging system.
For works over 8" x 10", proper, stable wiring or secure D-Hooks (mostly for heavy works) are required.
Wires must be securely fastened.
Works 8" x 10" or smaller do not require wiring if the work is able to easily be hung on our hanging system.
Frames must be in good, that is stable condition (no cracks or chips to frame, corners should be tight, and should not be wobbly), and securely house the work with clips, nails, anchor points, etc. Works taped to frames must be presented professionally...meaning taped neatly and securely affixed to the frame. Painter's tape is intended for paint masking, not the professional securing of works to a frame.
Mattes must be clean and free of debris, such as hair, dirt, bugs, etc. Glass/Plexiglas should be clean of glue, residue, and smudges.
Non-canvas works displayed in frames/mattes must be backed with support board, to stay flat in the frame and keep from buckling. "Wrinkled" or loose work will not be accepted.
Unframed canvas must be gallery-wrapped (stapled on the back side so as to not be visible). Visible staples will not be acceptable.
Simply taping over stapled sides will not be accepted. If the canvas is not gallery-wrapped, frame it.
Canvas sides do NOT need to be completely painted to match with the painted image, nor painted a solid color. You have artistic license and freedom of expression in this regard. Showing the continuation of brush strokes, etc. is allowed.
Stretched canvases should be taut, and corners should not buckle.
The canvas stretcher bars should be stable and secure.
Paintings must be dry. NO WET WORKS will be accepted.
All photography should be protected, either under Plexiglass or glass, and framed.
Photography printed on canvas follows same rules as canvas works.
No free-hanging photographs mounted on foam core or similar board are acceptable.
Jewelry must have components that are stable and secure.
Artist must make some of the components of the jewelry. No assembling of misc. prefabricated pieces (i.e. no strung beads). We are looking for art jewelry.
The main focus of the piece must be the part(s) of the artist’s creation.
Works must be stable and secure.
For works that may be considered hazardous (i.e. sharp objects), artist must supply protective casing (i.e. Lucite or similar box).
For installation works, or works that require special handling/setup, the artist is required to be available when the curator sets up the exhibit, to handle the placement/installation of such work.
Every care will be exercised in handling all works submitted. However, Broward Art Guild will not be responsible for loss, claims, or damages resulting from exhibiting your work. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.