Pursuant Pharaohs   


Most of the game hunting in New York State officially opens on October 1st. Hunting season conjures visuals of rustic lodges, camouflage getups, hanging carcasses, and mounted trophies. But “the huntâ€� with its intrinsic pursuit of bounty, influences human experiences far beyond the landscape of the fields and streams. Current global conditions like the Arab Spring uprisings, lengthy unemployment lines, indicted financiers, super-sized athletes, and dreams of homeownership, private islands, and singing idols are all evidence of the human necessity for unrelenting pursuit. The curators seek work that addresses the varied incarnations of hunting and gathering. 


EXHIBITION INFORMATION

Venue: Collar Works Gallery – 444 River St. Troy, New York 12180 – www.collarworks.org
Collar Works is a non-profit art gallery located in Troy, NY dedicated to the support of emerging artists, working in any media, exhibiting culturally relevant contemporary artworks. The gallery’s humble mission is to expand the current art vernacular in the New York capital region by providing all the sophistication of the global art market without the pretension. Please visit www.collarworks.org to learn more.
Opening: Friday September 30th, 2011
Closing (approximate): October 21st, 2011
Reception: Friday September 30th; 5 – 9 pm
Eligibility: Works of any medium that adhere to the curators’ thematic guidelines are eligible. If you have a question regarding the eligibility of your work, please email the gallery at collarworks@gmail.com. Work made under instructional supervision (i.e. student work) will not be accepted. Artists must be over 18 years of age to submit.
Deadline For Consideration: Monday August 15th, 2011

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Materials must be submitted via email only to submissions@collarworks.org
There is no entry fee. (Selected artists will be responsible for shipping costs and insurance costs if they choose to insure their work.)
Please Include The Following In Your Submission:
    • No more than five works for consideration. Details are allowed, but the total number of images should not exceed eight. Please limit image size to 1 MB each (for example: 900 pixels in longest dimension, at 150 dpi). Use JPEG file format only. (Selected artists will be contacted if higher resolution images are needed.)
    • Image list detailing the image name (i.e. LastName_01.jpg), title, year completed,materials/technique, and dimensions (H x W x D)
    • Artist statement/work description (less than 300 words please)
    • Contact information: name, address, email, phone, website if applicable (CV/full artist statement will be collected from artists selected for the exhibition).

Note: Though work may be offered “for sale� during the exhibition, neither the gallery nor the curator will be taking a commission (though donations to the gallery are gladly accepted). All sales inquiries will be referred directly to the artist at the email address provided in the submission materials.

Notification of Acceptance: Entrants will be notified by email to the address provided in their submission materials by approximately Friday August 19th, 2011. Artists selected for the show should confirm their participation by 5:00pm on Friday August 26th, 2011. This will provide the selected artists approximately one month to have the work shipped to and received by the gallery.

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