Calls for Entry

Call For Entries: Fleeting/Fled

Deadline: Friday, February 21 by 11:59pm EST

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LOCATION:
Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Stone Tower, Popcorn Galleries, and Outdoors

EXHIBITION DATES:
March 21, 2020 – April 26, 2020
(Galleries Open Saturday & Sunday only, 12-6pm)

JUROR: Laura Roulet

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Friday, February 21, 2020
(11:59pm EST, received through the submission site EntryThingy)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Fleeting, Fled is an exhibition about the temporal that is open to many possibilities. The cycle of life, death and rebirth is the underlying theme. Occurring during the Spring season in Washington, artwork could be inspired by the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms and daffodils that will be in bloom. Environmental themes might also relate to climate change or the climate crisis. The opportunity to halt rising global temperatures is fleeting, or has the window for evoking remediation already closed? The setting of Glen Echo Park, one of our national parks might also be inspirational. The indoor and outdoor setting allows for a wide range of media, including ephemeral outdoor works. The juror welcomes a broad interpretation of this theme, personal or political.

ABOUT THE JUROR
Laura Roulet is an independent curator and writer, specializing in contemporary and Latin American art. She was one of five international curators chosen for the initial 5×5, a major public art initiative in Washington DC. Her recent exhibitions include “Landscape in an Eroded Field,” “Ian Jehle, Dynamical Systems,” and “Foon Sham: Escape” (American University Museum, Katzen Center); “A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall” (Mexican Cultural Institute); “Brian Michael Reed, In the Crosscurrent” (Huntington Museum of Art, WV); and the “National Drawing Invitational” (Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR). International exhibits include the OAS Art Museum of the Americas as well as exhibits in Mexico City and Puerto Rico. She was a mentoring curator at the D.C. Arts Center and the first mentoring curator at VisArts in Rockville, MD. She is a regular contributor to Sculpture magazine. Her catalogue essay “Aglutinación: The Collective Spirit of Puerto Rican Art” is included in Relational Undercurrents, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA. Her other publications include many catalogue essays, articles in American Art, Art Journal, and Art Nexus, and the book Contemporary Puerto Rican Installation Art: the Guagua Aerea, the Trojan Horse and the Termite. She worked on the Ana Mendieta retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 2004, and contributed to that catalogue.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Friday, February 21, 2020 (11:59pm EST)
Participating artists can upload submissions through EntryThingy (www.entrythingy.com) Fleeting, Fled will be juried from digital images submitted through EntryThingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee for uploading images. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.

ELIGIBILITY
The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group only. Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website (www.washingtonsculptors.org), and send checks, along with the membership form, to the WSG address, or may join online through PayPal on the WSG website. Existing WSG members must renew their dues for 2020 to be eligible for this exhibition.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Interior spaces

  • Artists may submit three-dimensional freestanding sculpture, wall-hung and ceiling-hung sculpture, installations, as well as new media and performance-based works that fit the theme. Please refer to the images of the available spaces. Artists not familiar with the spaces are highly encouraged to visit them before submitting.
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) works, with two images per work (maximum of ten images). Submissions must be made through the EntryThingy website.
  • Submissions MUST be anonymous—please remove any identifying labels from titles, file names, images, etc. Submissions that are not anonymous will be disqualified.
  • Accepted work must be delivered in person from Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 2020 (10am-6pm). In order to facilitate the process, accepted artists will be required to sign up for a two-hour window for delivery and installation on a first-come-first served basis.
  • Please note that the park closes at 6 and there cannot be any activity (delivery or installation) after 6.
  • Artists must be prepared to deliver and install their own work in coordination with the curator and Glen Echo Park staff. Basic technical and installation support will be provided by GEPP. Video, sound or other technical equipment must be provided by the artist.
  • Submissions may be finished works or in the form of a proposal by an individual or an art team. We highly recommend that artists visit the space if they wish to submit installations, site-specific work, or a proposal.
  • All work accepted and exhibited must remain on display for the full duration of the show.

Exterior Spaces

  • Artists may submit proposals for temporary, mixed media installations that fit the theme.
  • Installations must be lightweight and be able to be secured from trees or walls without permanent fasteners. Works cannot be bolted into the ground.
  • Installation proposals should describe in detail how the artist intends to install their work and how it will be fastened. Artists not familiar with the park are highly encouraged to visit the site before submitting an installation proposal.
  • Artists also have the opportunity to propose ideas for temporary installations such as video or performance art that run only for the opening event.
  • Glen Echo Park is very busy on the weekends with families participating in the various events in the park. To expand the audience interested in the exhibition theme, WSG members are encouraged, but not required, to propose an activity with a strong audience-participation component. Proposals should describe the activity and space requirements and how the activity relates to the theme of the show.
  • Please refer to the guidelines above for instructions on delivery, installation and other details.

INSURANCE/COMMISSION
While some situations are covered by the Partnership’s property insurance policy, artists or organizations exhibiting may choose to carry additional property insurance if total value of insured property exceeds $25,000. While under the care and handling by Partnership staff, if work is stolen, damaged or broken due to our negligence we will replace or repair the artwork at a value of up to 35% of the posted sales price. Sales prices must be approved by Partnership staff in advance of the show opening. We reserve the right to set a maximum damage/destruction payout value that is below the 35% threshold for pieces over $1500.

The Artist/Organization shall indemnify, save and hold harmless and defend the United States, Montgomery County and the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. against all fines, claims, damages, losses, judgments, and expenses arising out of any material breach of this Agreement by the Partner, or from any omission or activity in connection with activities under the Agreement.

The Artist/Organization understands that Glen Echo Park is the property of the National Park Service and will not hold the Partnership liable for any lost revenue in the event of a Park Closing by the National Park Service due to inclement weather, for safety reasons, government shutdown or any other unforeseen circumstance that forces the Park to close.

Either party may terminate this agreement with sixty(60) days’ notice. The Partnership may immediately terminate this agreement due to failure on the Partner’s part to comply with any of the preceding conditions.

TERMS

  • Issue payment for sales to the individual artists within two weeks of the close of the exhibition. Checks will be mailed to the individual artists at that time less 30% commission retained by the Partnership.
  • Any artwork not picked up within thirty(30) days of the exhibition close date, will become property of the Partnership and the artist/organization will not be reimbursed for the artwork(s).
  • Commission owed extends one (1) month after the close of the exhibition on any artwork sales that are a direct result of the exhibition and were on display in the exhibition. If a piece sells within one (1) month after the close of the exhibition, the artist must pay 15% commission to the Partnership within two weeks of the sale. Any artist violating this rule or failing to report a sale will not be allowed to exhibit in the future at Glen Echo Park.
  • The Partnership reserves the right to refuse to accept, or may remove any artwork which Artist/Organization proposes to display or is displaying at the property, at the sole discretion of the Partnership.
  • The artist will accept all liability for violation of any existing copyright or other third-party rights.

CALENDAR

  • Exhibition Dates: March 21 – April 26, 2020 (Saturdays & Sundays only, 12-6pm)
  • Submission Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020 (received by 11:59pm EST)
  • Jurying Period: Sunday, February 23 – Sunday, March 1, 2020
  • Artist Notification: Wednesday, March 3, 2020
  • Drop off & Installation: Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 2020 (10am-6pm—artists must sign up for a 2-hour window to deliver and install their work)
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, March 21, 2020 (4-6pm)
  • Closing Reception: Sunday, April 26, 2020 (3-5pm). There will be a Juror’s discussion and an Artist Meet and Greet during this time.
  • Deinstallation & Pickup: Sunday, April 26, 2020 (5-6pm) and Monday, April 27, 2020 (10am-6pm)

Please contact the Exhibition Manager(s) with any questions:

  • Laura Jamroz & Steve Wanna – exhibits@washingtonsculptors.org

The Washington Sculptors Group is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to over 400; WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit www.washingtonsculptors.org to join WSG, to view the Web Gallery of members’ work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

About Glen Echo Park
The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. manages Glen Echo Park, a lively visual and performing arts site in the Washington, DC area. Established by Montgomery County in 2002, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization charged with managing Glen Echo Park’s arts programs and facilities, including its historic buildings. The Partnership’s mission is to present vibrant artistic, cultural, and educational offerings at the Park, and to promote the Park as a unique destination for the region’s diverse population. In collaboration with Montgomery County and the National Park Service, the Partnership works with resident artists and organizations to develop distinctive arts programming. The GEPP is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists. New exhibitions are presented every four to six weeks. Many of GEPP resident visual artists and organizations also have galleries where artwork is displayed and for sale, including the Yellow Barn Studio, J. Jordan Bruns Studio, Photoworks, SilverWorks, Glen Echo Pottery, the Art Glass Center, and Glassworks. www.glenechopark.org