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GRC 7th Annual Exhibit - Call for entry

  • 15 Aug 2014
  • Minnetonka Center for the Arts

Registration

  • Gallery show, documents, time line

GRC's 7th annual "Inspired by Nature" exhibit will be held at

 the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Minnetonka, MN

from September 18th through October 31st.

The opening reception is on September 25th from 6 - 8 pm.


You are invited to enter up to 3 botanical paintings or drawings.

  • The entry deadline is August 15th.
  • You need to be a current member of the Great River Chapter (dues paid)
  • GRC annual exhibits are not juried. We will exhibit at least 1 work for each artist and possibly more depending on the available space. 
  • Artwork shown in a previous GRC exhibit will be excluded.
  • You can send your entry form, a $25 entry fee (payable to GRC) and your scans on a CD* labeled with your name to:

Yara Anderson

3600 Grand Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55409


*With an eye on our environment, you may also email the scans to: yara@iphouse.com


Note About Scanning

Since we don't select work based on quality, it is not necessary to send in a high quality and expensive scan. A scan from a home scanner or FedEx Office* works just fine. The scans are used to plan the exhibit and allow for selection based on subject matter and color. The scans are also used for publicity material and the artist bio book. 

Education of our members is part of GRC's mission and learning about scanning, resizing files and adjusting the resolution of scans is a valuable part of the entry process. It can prepare you for entering national and international exhibits.

We realize however that not everyone is comfortable with the cost of scanning and not everyone aspires to enter ASBA exhibits where scanning skills are essential. We will therefore also allow a digital photo of your work this year instead of a scan. The drawback of entering a digital photo is that it will most likely not be of high enough quality to use in publicity material or in the artist bio book, in which case your page in that book will not have an image. 

All entered images must be digital, 300 dpi, images max. 8” high, full color, jpg file format. Label CDs or DVDs with your name and the title of each image on the label. Individual file names for each image on your disc should include last name, first name and plant name. When emailing your scan, please make sure that you send the image in 'actual size'.

*We do not recommend using FedEx Office (formerly Kinko’s) for scanning large pieces, since they use equipment with rollers that may damage your artwork. Ask FedEx if your piece will fit onto their flatbed scanner.


Note About Framing

We will continue to follow ASBA framing guidelines and require a single, off-white mat and a light to medium brown wood, L-shaped frame. All frames should be wired for hanging. Check out Blick, Utrecht and even Ikea for economical options.

Feel fee to email me with any questions or concerns at yara@iphouse.com.


Sincerely,

Yara Anderson, GRC Exhibit Chair



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