JUROR: Jane Irish works at the intersection between the decorative and the political, deploying both art and craft with equal engagement (and abandon) to create paintings, sculptures, and objects that stand alone, or are part of elaborate installations. The tension in Irish's work arises from her genuine love of all things Gilded Age—the porcelains, tapestries, and gleaming interiors—and a resistance to the very systems of power that this imagery represents. A monumental painting of an ornate, rococo interior reveals, upon closer inspection, anti-Vietnam war texts embedded in the surface texture. These texts come out of a long-term project Irish initiated in collaboration with the activist group Vietnam Vets Against the War.
EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 22, 2019; 2:00 – 5:00 pm
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 26, 2019
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Accepted artists will be posted on the gallery website no later than Saturday, May 18, 2019.
* Art must be original and have been created within the past two (2) years.
* Accepted media include painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor), works on paper (drawing, pastel, printmaking), photography, sculpture and mixed-media works.
* All art must be free-standing or ready to hang. Works on paper must be framed (no clip frames). If required, artist is responsible for providing pedestal to display sculpture.
* Maximum framed size not to exceed 36 inches in either dimension.
$25 for one entry
$30 for two entries
$35 for three entries
AWARDS: Awards will be chosen by the juror in June.
First Prize: $ 250.00 plus inclusion in a future group exhibition
Second Prize: $ 150.00
Third Prize: $ 100.00
HAND DELIVERY OF ART: Friday, June 7, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm or Saturday, June 8, 12:00 – 6:00 pm
SHIPPING OF ART: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs including insurance value. Shipped work should arrive between June 5 – June 7 in a reusable container with pre-paid return label.
PICK UP OF ART: Saturday, July 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm or Sunday, July 28, 12:00 – 6:00 pm. *Note: Cerulean Arts will not be responsible for work that is not picked up by 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 28, 2019.
TERMS OF AGREEMENT: Submission of art to the exhibition will constitute an agreement between the artist and gallery. The artist agrees to comply with all rules, conditions and requirements listed. The gallery reserves the right to reject any work. Substitutions of art work will not be permitted. All work must be free-standing or ready to hang; unframed work will not be accepted. All work must be available for sale; the gallery retains a 40% commission of the sale price. Payment to the artist will be made within 30 days of the exhibition’s closing. The artist is solely responsible for delivery of art to and from the gallery. Art will be insured upon delivery to the gallery and for the duration of the exhibition for the sale price minus commission. The gallery reserves the right to reproduce images in print or online for publicity purposes.