December 10, 2010 – February 19, 2011

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday, December 10, 2010, 5-7 p.m.

GUIDELINES

Eligibility

Open to all artists—painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers—over 18 years of age. Artists are invited to submit up to three original works of art on any theme related to fish, sport fishing or the fishing industry. Works selected by jurors from submitted entries will be chosen on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last two years. Coos Art Museum’s “Fish and Fishing Art” jurors will be the final authority on eligibility. Accepted works meant for wall hanging must be ready with all necessary hardware in place.
General Rules Artists may submit up to three (3) entries, with a non-refundable fee of $15 for the first entry and $10 each for the second and third submissions. These entries must have been created within the last 2 years (2009-2010) with an unframed size limitation of four (4) feet by eight (8) feet and a weight limitation of 50 pounds.
ELIGIBLE ART MEDIUMS: Allowed with the following criteria

  • Paintings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
  • Drawings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
  • Hand pulled prints, etchings, serigraphs – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
  • Photography (film or digital) – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
  • Mixed media  – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the frame.
  • Fiber & textiles – wall hangings – limitation of 48 inches in any direction – this includes the             frame
  • Fiber & textiles – wearable – must supply display device
  • Small sculptures – weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48″ in any direction
  • Glass – blown, fused or leaded stained – if to be suspended, must include a secure hanging or display device
  • Turned and carved wood – weight limitation of 50 lbs and 48″ in any direction
  • Jewelry – only if ALL elements were created by the artist

NOTE: If your work is a replica of another person’s work – Title MUST contain notation of the original work and original artist. Example: “……….A Study of the Mona Lisa, by Leonardo DaVinci”
INELILGIBILE ART MEDIUMS:  Not allowed

  • Video, motion picture film, audio, computer generated digital works, giclée prints of original fine art.
  • Furniture.

NOTE: If you are unsure on ELIGIBILITY, contact Coos Art Museum.
ACCEPTANCE: Coos Art Museum reserves the right to reject any work(s).  Receipt of works at the Museum prior to the opening does not constitute acceptance into the exhibition.
Submissions can be either digital files or slides.

  • Digital files must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 8” x 10” all on one CD-ROM. All CD’s must be labeled, on the outside, with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and size of the collages/assemblages. Name the electronic files as follows:

A_title of work.jpg
B_title of work.jpg
Abbreviate as needed on the electronic file name, but be sure the entry form has complete information.

  • NO SLIDE SHOWS, FLASH FILES, THUMBNAILS etc.
  • NO SUBMISSIONS VIA EMAIL WILL BE ALLOWED
  • Slides must be 2″ by 2″ mounted, each marked with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and size of the painting.  Please denote the top of the work on the slide and submit in a plastic jacket.  No glass-mounted slides will be accepted.
  • If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.

All information on the original entry as to title, size and price must remain the same on the accepted entry. Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied, in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work.
Deadline for submissions is a postmark of October 9, 2010.
Send submissions, completed forms and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submissions CD and slide return and acceptance letters with shipping information. Notice of acceptance will be sent by October 22, 2010.

Winning an Award

The winning First Place will receive a cash prize of $500.
The winning Second Place will receive a cash prize of $350.
The winning Third Place Award will receive a cash prize of $250.
4 Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.

Sales

The Museum will make resumes of artists whose works are accepted available to visitors during the exhibition. Works may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. The artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Please price your works with this in mind.  Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.
Delivery and Pickup of Art Works
Artists whose work is accepted must have artwork delivered to the museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between November 29 and December 03, 2010.  Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Friday, December 03 2010 between 10 am and 4 pm, Saturday, December 04, 2010 between 1 pm and 4 pm and Sunday, December 05, 2010 between 10 am and noon. Coos Art Museum will not pay for return shipment of artwork. Artists must make pre-paid arrangements to have their work returned to them, or may pick up their work in person at the museum on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 4-6pm and Sunday February 20, 2011 between 10am and noon.

General Specifications
Two-dimensional works must be wired and ready for hanging and be no more than four (4) feet by eight (8) feet, excluding the frame. If done on a gallery-wrapped canvas, the art must encompass the sides of the canvas. Non-hanging pieces must be no larger than eight (8) feet in any direction, no heavier than 50 pounds and ready for display. If special display is required, directions must be included with the piece. All work must be labeled on the back or underside with the artist’s name, address, and phone number.  Labels must also show the work’s Title, Medium, Date of Creation, and (retail) value of the piece as set by the artist. Art is insured while in the museum from November 21, 2009 through February 14, 2010.
The Selection Committee will have three Jurors:

Juror: Don McMichael

Juror Don McMichael served 20 years in the United States Coast Guard before retiring to pursue a career in art. While in the Coast Guard he developed a deep respect and admiration for the ocean and the underwater world of marine wildlife. Best known for his depictions of whales and other marine mammals Don has exhibited his art throughout the United States and abroad, and has received awards from such notable exhibitions as the Audubon Society and Mystic Seaport during their annual international shows. He is also an artist member of the prestigious American Society of Marine Artists, artist member of the United States Coast Guard Artist’s Group, avid supporter of the Cousteau Society, Center for Whale Studies and numerous other marine conservation organizations.

Juror: Anne Sobbota

Juror Anne Sobbota is the owner/manager of SAGE Gallery in Bandon, Oregon. Founded in 2007 SAGE represents about 85 artists from the West Coast and beyond. Anne is a graduate of California State University in Los Angeles with a BA degree in art. She taught photography and television production in Corona, California for ten years and art history at Pasadena Community College and Glendale Community College. In addition to being an avid photographer she is also a specialist in the history of photography.

Juror: Andy Charles

Juror Andy Charles is a resident of North Bend, Oregon and an avid outdoorsman. A largely self-taught artist Andy has been painting and drawing since his boyhood days in Maryland. Before moving to Oregon he served as Artist in Residence at the Carnegie Art Center in Walla Walla, Washington. Occasionally Andy has done commissioned illustrations including a children’s book for the chief diver of the Cousteau Expeditions. He works in a variety of media including prismacolor, watercolor and oil. His works are noted for precise detail and a wide range of subjects including travel, history, surfing, wildlife and fishing scenes.

Coos Art Museum:
“Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast.  Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art.” Located on the scenic southern Oregon Coast Coos Art Museum is the 3rd oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Members of the League conducted early operations in storefront locations before moving to a Carnegie Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum members, acquired and remodeled the old US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. The Museum has five active galleries totaling almost 5,000 sq feet of display space and a 540 piece Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.

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