Tuesday, May 22, 2007

SC Watermedia Show Competition Announcement

TO: SC Watermedia Society Members

IMPORTANT: 2007 Exhibition Info
Correction: Holiday Inn Express – phone number is 864-699-7777 (not 803 area code)

Entries: Deadline: Postmark no later than July 17, 2007.
One JPEG image on CD. Write your full name on the disk and also name your JPEG file (artist name not painting name.) On the entry form, note image size (unframed.)

Mail to: Kim Richards, 7 Oxford Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120.
You do not need to over wrap and package your disk. A simple padded or cardboard disk envelope works just fine. Last year I had large boxes with bubble wrap, which was not necessary. Remember to complete all the forms requested and include them with your disk.

Framing: From the time juried results are mailed and works are to be delivered to the Spartanburg Art Museum, selected artists have about a month to get their painting framed, using ¾” – 1 ½” width (preferable) or maximum 2” width flat-faced museum style wood frame in natural (light or blonde) color. Mats, if used, must be white, off-white or pale grey.

Details and some suggested locations to purchase required frames will be in your acceptance letter. Remember, Plexiglas/acrylic is required on all paper or paper like surfaces. You may enter a piece on canvas and choose to not cover it with plexi. If you submit a canvas piece without plexi, the size (framed) may not exceed 38” x 43”. Otherwise, maximum size (framed) is 48” x 48” in either direction.

Why do we limit the size of pieces not under plexi? SCWS coordinates a very popular and valuable Traveling Exhibition. Paintings must be protected during the tour so we will have to produce special padded boxes to fit each painting that is not covered in plexi. We needed to consider the cost of these boxes and also the ability to have them fit into mini vans, which are used to transport the Traveling Exhibition.

Kim Richards
SC Watermedia Society

No comments: