Washington Sculptors Group Call for Entry Landmarks

By Editorial Team on June 1, 2016

Deadline: Mon, 27 June 2016

Photo courtesy of Washington Sculptors Group.
Photo courtesy of Washington Sculptors Group.


Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2016 by midnight


Exhibition Dates:

  • October 25 – November 27, 2016

Opening Reception:

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6-8 pm



  • Claudia Rousseau, PhD.

Application Deadline:

  • Entries must be posted on the EntryThingy website by midnight, June 27, 2016.

Entry Fee:

  • $5 + current WSG membership

Click HERE to download the Complete Call-For-Entries, Submission Instructions & Gallery Floorplan.

View the call details on the WSG website.

About the Juror:
Claudia Rousseau completed her PhD at Columbia University in New York, and has taught at Montgomery College since 2003. An internationally published scholar, she is also a recognized critic of contemporary art and a curator of art exhibitions in the region. Dr. Rousseau is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She serves as a panel member of the Public Arts Trust Steering Committee of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, as well as the Art Review Panel for the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission for public art.

Call Description:
What is a landmark? It may be built by human hands, or be something that exists in nature. It often connotes an idea of place, a direction, or a turning point. It could be a totem, a flag, or a magic symbol. It could be a mark on the ground, or a tall structure. It might also be understood in terms of time, a marker between one period and another, or between one people and another. It can be seen as a mark of importance, such as a “landmark decision,” or “landmark legislation.” Landmarks are everywhere in our world, and in our language. How can they be expressed in sculpture?

About the Venue:
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, just off of Georgia Avenue. The King Street Gallery is the largest exhibition space in the Arts Center. This 1,050 square foot gallery is in the main atrium of the building. Its prominent location, open design, and extremely high ceilings (over 30 feet) make it a great venue for major exhibitions. While much of this gallery space is visible from the main lobby of the building and through the windows that front onto the street, it does maintain gallery hours, and is locked after hours. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday 8 am-4 pm, and Saturday 9-3 pm. Parking is available in the West Garage located immediately behind the Cafritz Art Center. For other information, call (240) 567-5821 or visit www.montgomerycollege.edu. For maps and directions visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/maps

The exhibition is open to current members of the Washington Sculptors Group. Artists may join WSG by paying the annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). Artists who elect to pay dues in order to submit an application must do so before their work can be reviewed by the juror. Prospective members may download a membership form from the WSG website, www.washingtonsculptors.org. One may join directly through the WSG website, or download and complete a form to mail to WSG with a check. To be eligible for this exhibition, WSG members must have a membership that is current by the entry deadline. Persons who received a postcard about this announcement can tell if their membership is current if the date on their mailing label shows the date 2016. You may also refer to the mailing label on your most recent copy of The Washington Sculptor (WSG’s newsletter).

Work to be Considered:
Three-dimensional freestanding and wall-hung sculpture is accepted. Suspended (ceiling hung) works are also acceptable, but must be displayed at approximately eye level at least one foot above the floor. All work, especially suspended work and floor pieces, must not be so fragile as to be easily damaged by slight or incidental contact. Individual artists as well as collaborative groups of up to three individuals are permitted to apply, though no individual should be included in more than one submission. Performance artists must be able to provide some physical objects or accessories to their presentation that can remain on view for the duration of the show. New media and performance work will be considered, but proposed work and installations are not being accepted for this show.

Calendar 2016

  • June 27, Monday, Deadline for Submissions
  • July 25, Monday, Notification of Acceptances
  • October, Week of 17-21, Installation
  • Oct. 25, Tuesday, Opening 6-8 pm
  • Nov 27 Last Day of Show Nov,
  • Week of 28-29, Deinstallation

Exhibition Contact:

  • The Exhibition Manager for Landmarks is Mike Shaffer: ms@mikeshaffer.net