Pairings: Collaborative Works by Two or More Artists
Pairings: Collaborative Works by Two or More Artists is a juried exhibition that presents works created by artists working together. For centuries artists have collaborated, creating new forms, combining materials in radically new ways, or engaging in a rivalry of invention and technique. Picasso and Braque worked together to devise cubism, often using a healthy dose of collage and mundane materials. Robert Rauschenberg collaborated with Merce Cunningham, creating sets, lighting, scenery, and costumes for the Cunningham dance company, which Rauschenberg called his biggest canvas. Pairings will feature collaborative work by 21st-century artists and celebrate the creative acts of multiple contributors.
The juried exhibition will consist of original, collaborative artwork from approximately 50 artists, in the media of book arts, collage, drawing, encaustics, furniture, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. All work must have been created collaboratively, by two or more artists.
Important Dates Exhibition Dates: August 19 – October 4, 2015 Application Deadline: June 14, 2015
Artwork delivered to HCA for show: Shipped work (return shipping must be prepaid): Delivery on August 10, 12, 13, 14, and 15: NOT on August 11 Hand-delivered work: Delivery on August 10 from 11 AM – 4 PM ONLY
ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 5 – 8PM. Artists are encouraged to invite friends, clients and family to the reception and to the gallery during the show.
Pickup of unsold work: Sunday October 4 from 5 – 6 PM or Monday October 5 from 11 AM – 2 PM Due to space limitations, work left after October 5 may be subject to a $15 per week storage fee.
Chairs: Jeremy Joan Hewes and Phyllis Rapp Jurors: Susan Cornelis and Suzanne Edminster
GUIDELINES / Eligibility
All artists are eligible. All work must be original and have been created by at least two artists. Eligible media include book arts, collage, drawing, encaustics, furniture, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Artists may submit a maximum of 3 pieces for consideration (an artist may have different collaborators but may enter a total of only 3 works). Jurying will be conducted from uploaded photos of actual works available for the exhibition. No substitutions will be allowed. Work must be for sale. Work must be wired, in a secure frame or housing, and ready to hang; be free-standing; or otherwise be professionally mounted. Maximum size: 2-dimensional work may be no larger than 50 inches on the longest side, including frame, and may weigh no more than 30 pounds; 3-dimensional work may be no larger than 30 inches high or 30 inches wide and must weigh no more than 30 pounds. Electricity using standard home-use amperage is available.
Healdsburg Center for the Arts reserves the right to exclude work that cannot be physically accommodated. Other exclusions may apply. If you have any specific questions about eligibility, contact us BEFORE you complete the application: Jeremy Joan Hewes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phyllis Rapp at email@example.com.
Submissions for Pairings are accepted ONLINE ONLY. The application deadline is June 14, 2015. To apply: Click here forwww.juriedartservices.com COMPLETE the registration and online application process UPLOAD high-quality images of your work, according to JAS specifications PAY the entry fee: $35 for up to three pieces
Commission Artwork must be for sale and must remain through the end of the exhibit. HCA commission is 40%. All sales are paid within a month following the end of the exhibition.
Healdsburg Center for the Arts will provide an electronic show announcement, send out press releases and calendar announcements, provide show announcement cards to artists and local businesses, and host the Artist Reception. HCA will take all reasonable care of submitted art, but insurance is the responsibility of the artist.