ARTISTS–CALL FOR ENTRY
We are hoping you participate in our upcoming JFAA Annual Exhibit. It’s that time again and the deadline is fast approaching (Aug 18 but we’ll fudge a little). This year is particularly special as its the JFAA Annual’s 50th year. It is a grand feat for a small town art show to survive 50 years. While participation has ebbed and flowed over the years, it continues to be a favorite exhibition for the Jamestown community. To celebrate this milestone we asking for “tons” of artists to participate.
The details can be found in the prospectus but briefly …
Any artist (professional, amateur, or youth) can enter the exhibit and submit up to three pieces. All mediums will be accepted. Every artwork will be displayed if it meets a few basic rules (must be framed and wired, stable and safe–the important specifics are outlined in the attached prospectus). Once displayed, the artwork will be juried for prizes. This year’s juror is Linda Whitney, premiere printmaker and artist from Valley City.
Click here to download registration pack: 50th Annual Registration Pack
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY – To celebrate the 50th we are asking all artists to create and donate a small piece to be part of the opening preview event. Artists will receive a high-quality piece of artist paper (8 x 8) and are asked to transform it into something wonderful–it could be a collage, drawing, painting, print or whatever inspires them. Artists can also manipulate the paper by folding, attaching things to it and changing it to create a 3-D piece. The exhibit preview on September 12th will be a ticketed event where attendees will receive one of these commemorative pieces in a random drawing.
All Artists are invited to attend this event and can bring a guest. There is no charge for artists to attend the preview, but if your want to participate in the commemorative artwork drawing you will have to purchase a ticket. Tickets are $10.
Any artist can create a piece for this event – even if they do not want to enter the Annual exhibit - tell your friends. But those artists who are entering the show will have their entry fee waived if they agree to create a donated piece.
Please call 701-251-2496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive paper to create a 50th commemorative artwork and we’ll mail it out right away. Please be sure to send your mailing address. If you don’t want to wait for your paper, and prefer to select your own, that is ok, but please stick with the 8 x 8” size and please let me know if you are planning on participating.
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