A 40th Anniversary “Year of Edward Hopper” Presentation
Small Matters of Great Importance: Interior/Exterior Exhibition Dates: September 22 – November 13, 2011
Edward Hopper House Art Center welcomes applicants to its 18th annual Small Matters of Great Importance national juried exhibition, held in two gallery rooms of Edward Hopper’s birthplace and childhood home. The exhibition celebrates small works that make big statements despite their size.
Jurors: Avis Berman& Elizabeth Thompson Colleary Art historian Avis Berman is the author of “Edward Hopper’s New York” and many other books and articles on American art. She wrote the catalogue essay for Edward Hopper, Prelude: The Nyack Years at Edward Hopper House. Elizabeth Thompson Colleary is a Hopper Scholar and Curator of Edward Hopper, Prelude: The Nyack Years and is currently writing books on Josephine Nivison Hopper and the Hoppers’ two-artist marriage.
Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 and over and all media, including drawing, painting, photography, prints, mixed media, collage, computer art, video, wall relief, and sculpture. Artwork must not exceed 12” x 12” (or 144” square inches) including frame. All work submitted must have been executed within the past two years and not previously shown at Hopper House.
Judging Criteria: In celebration of our 40th Anniversary “Year of Edward Hopper,” the theme for this year’s Small Matters show is “Interior/Exterior.” That interplay is frequently represented in Hopper’s art, whether it is physical spaces or psychological states. As Hopper said “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” We are looking for work that explores the interior/exterior relationship in an original way, through whatever means of expression you find relevant.
Selections will be made per artist (rather than individual works of art); so all entries should be cohesive and express a discernable creative sensibility specific to that artist. Selections will be made based on interpretation of theme, technique, and originality.
Submissions: Each artist should submit at least three but no more than five entries. Only online entries submitted through www.onlinejuriedshows.com will be accepted. The submission deadline is August 8, 2011.
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Call Erich Neubert of Online Juried Shows at 949-287-8645 if you need help with the submission process. Artists will be notified of their status via e-mail. Please addinfo@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your Safe Senders List to ensure email notification.
Fees and payment:A non-refundable fee is due upon submission. For Hopper House members: $30 for first THREE entries, $4.00 for each additional entry (maximum five entries total). Non-members: $35.00 for first THREE entries; $5.00 for each additional entry (up to five entries total).
Awards: $500 Award for Excellence plus additional cash and other prizes to be awarded.
Publicity: Entry into this exhibition constitutes artist’s permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital form.
Liability and Sales: Hopper House will observe every care and precaution, but cannot be responsible for loss or damage of accepted artworks. Accepted artists must contract with Hopper House agreeing to exhibition terms including, but not limited to, installation schedule and liability waiver. Executive Director reserves the right to reject work not satisfactorily represented by the images submitted, not properly framed, or artwork that arrives in a condition not suitable for hanging. Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery. Detailed instructions will be provided after notification. Edward Hopper House shall receive 35% commission on any art sold from the premises.
Calendar: Submission deadline: August 8, 2011 Notification to artists: August 15, 2011 Delivery of work: September 18, 3-5 pm & September 19, 10 am - 5 pm Opening reception: September 24, 5-7 pm Work pickup: November 13, 3-5 pm & November 14, 12-5 pm
Please feel free to contact Hopper House with any questions you may have. Thank you
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