Tuesday, 6 January 2009

House of Cards: Call for Entries

House of Cards: Call for Entries

From 31 January through 29 March, the gallery at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be transformed into a House of Cards. The exhibition is meant to evoke the artist as card-maker with the gallery as a “hallmark” for creators to showcase cards of varying themes and media.

The exhibition comes just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday and Easter. Other popular themes for cards are birthday, special occasion, get-well, and “all occasion” greetings. So get creative and think outside the 2D envelope by including small items such as handcrafted jewellery, magnets, stickers, pins and charms with your cards. Design elements can be drawn, printed, painted, collaged, stamped, sewn or a mix of media.


Key Dates

14-16 January: Drop off cards

31 January: Exhibition opens

29 March: Exhibition closes

4 April: Pick up unsold cards

Submissions

· Participating artists can submit up to 30 cards, with 10 cards on display at a time. The displays will be replenished by Discovery Centre staff as the cards are sold.

· Cards should be no larger than 20 cm x 20 cm.

· Cellophane bags to display cards in will be available.

· The exhibition is open to artists from Shropshire and its neighbouring counties.

Sales

All cards will be for sale with a 20% commission paid to the Discovery Centre/Shropshire County Council. The commission must be included in the price you give for each card. After the exhibition, the Discovery Centre will prepare an invoice for your sales and submit it for payment by the County Council.


Photography

Permission to photograph any artwork for publicity reasons is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing.

Shipping

If you are unable to drop off your cards in person, they can be shipped to:

Stacy Block

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Craven Arms

SY7 9RS


Please ensure that your cards arrive at the Discovery Centre by 16 January. If you would like your unsold cards to be shipped back to you, include your request with the cards and a member of staff will contact you to make arrangements.

Insurance

Insurance for all artwork is the responsibility of the artist. Every precaution will be taken to protect the artwork. However, Shropshire County Council accepts no liability for any damage or loss.

Questions

Please email the exhibition coordinator at stacy.block@shropshire.gov.uk and write HOUSE OF CARDS in the subject line, or phone the Discovery Centre on 01588 676 010 or 01588 676 060.


House of Cards: Submission Form

14-16 January: Submissions Accepted 31 January: Exhibition Opens

29 March: Exhibition Closes 4 April: Pick Up Unsold Cards

Name:_______________________________________________________________________

Is this how you want your name to appear with your work? Yes No

If not, how do you want your name to appear?____________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

Telephone:__________________________________________________________________________

Email:________________________________________________________________________________

Website:_____________________________________________________________________________

Which contact details do you wish to include on the label with your work?

Address Phone Email Website

Who should a cheque be made payable to for your sales after the exhibition?

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Are you VAT registered? Yes No VAT Number:________________________

Please provide a two-sentence artist statement/biography to go with your work.

Be sure to complete page 2 of this form. Thank you.


House of Cards: Submission Form

Please complete the following information. List your cards in the order you would like them to be displayed. This sheet will also be used to track your sales.

Name:_______________________________________________________________________

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Card Subject/Title/Description

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Questions?

Please email the exhibition coordinator at stacy.block@shropshire.gov.uk and write HOUSE OF CARDS in the subject line, or phone the Discovery Centre on 01588 676 010 or 01588 676 060.

1 comment:

jaffar said...

Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u
van for sales