July 21 – August 10, 2011
Juror: Susanna Coffey
Entry must be received by: Monday, May 30, 2011
Inquiries: MFA_inquiries@firststreetgallery.net • 646-336-8053

FIRST STREET GALLERY, located in Chelsea, New York City’s art center, has a solid, 40 year history as a not-for-profit, artist run gallery. Our mission is to exhibit and promote the work of emerging and under represented contemporary artists.
SUSANNA COFFEY, SAIC, F.H. Sellers in Painting (1982), is a renowned artist and educator. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards and fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Arts. She was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Pennsylvania College of the Arts. Her work is included in many museum and private collections and she has an extensive exhibition record worldwide.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to U.S. resident artists who are currently enrolled in an MFA program in the United States. Eligible works include paintings, drawings, mixed media, prints and sculpture. No photography, video, film, installations, giclees, or computer-generated art. All work must be original to the artist.
ENTRY FEE: $45 for three images. Fees are non-refundable. Payments must be made through our online application at www.firststreetgallery.net.
REQUIREMENTS: The width of work, including the frame, may not exceed 48 inches. Height of the work may not exceed 60 inches. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. No wall hung sculpture. Sculptors must provide floor stand with a maximum footprint of 30″ x 30″. Maximum width or depth for sculpture is 30″. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass.
ACCEPTANCE: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely no substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
LIABILITY: First Street Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery.
SALES: First Street Gallery will not take a commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be labeled “NFS”. No “POR” sales accepted.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Please submit up to three digital images using our online form at www.firststreetgallery.net. JPEGs must be 72 dpi, be at least 600 pixels but not greater than 1200 pixels in either direction. The file size cannot exceed 1 MB for any individual image.

  • JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:

    LAST Name_FIRST Name_The number that corresponds with that work’s placement on the Entry Form (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.):

    smith_joe_1.jpg
    smith_joe_2.jpg etc.

  • Please fill in the online form completely and accurately and include the $45 entry fee. Incomplete entries will not be viewed by the juror.
  • All shipped work must arrive in a reusable container and include a pre-paid, UPS return shipping label.
  • Please note the schedule for hand-delivered work. Any work not picked up by the date shown will be charged a $5 per day storage fee.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday, May 30 All entries must be received online
Wednesday, June 8 Notification to the artist
Sunday, July 17 Hand delivery of work
July 13, 14, 15 Shipped work arrives
July 21, 5-8 pm RECEPTION OPENING
Aug. 10, 6-9 pm or
Aug. 11 11-6 pm
Pick-up work
August 11 Return of shipped work via UPS

First Street Gallery Inc. is a NY State-registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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