Call for Entries: No Limits VSA Arts of Georgia

This entry is a copy of a document sent to participants in GCSS and other support organizations. If you wish to submit work to this exhibition, please print out the form below, fill out the information, and submit the “Artists’ Agreement” via “snail mail” to Mason Murer Fine Art (address provided below).

Call For Entries

No Limits: A Celebration of Georgia Artists with Disabilities

VSA Arts of Georgia Presents No Limits, a statewide juried exhibition of visual art. Eligible works will include; Paintings, Drawings, Collages, Photography, Sculpture, Video and Mixed Media.

VSA Arts of Georgia provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those with low income. We are a statewide resource working with artists and organizations to fulfill our vision of an inclusive community that encourages everyone to enjoy and participate in the arts.

No Limits will be cosponsored and held at Mason Murer Fine Art, an AIA award-winning art gallery located in midtown Atlanta.

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 21, 2010 7-10PM
Exhibition Dates: Friday, August 20, 2010 – Saturday, September 25, 2010
Venue:Mason Murer Fine Art 199 Armour Drive Atlanta, GA 30324 (404)879-1500
Mason Murer Fine Art

Eligibility: The exhibit will be juried. Application is open to all Georgia artists with physical or mental disabilities.

There will be an Adult Category (age 18 and older) and a Children’s Category (under 18). Selected artists will be notified by July 20th, 2010. Eligible works will include; Paintings, Drawings, Collages, Photography, Sculpture, Video and Mixed Media.

Entry Fee: There Is NO ENTRY FEE.

Awards: A Cash award of $1000.00 will be presented to the Grand Prize Winner in the Adult Category. Four (4) Honorable Mention winners in the Adult Category will each receive a $250.00 gift card from Binders Art.
Five Award Winners in the Children’s Category will each receive a $150.00 gift card from Binders Art Supply.

Sales: Artists will receive 50% of the sales from their works. VSA Arts of Georgia will receive the remaining 50%. Mason Murer Fine Art will donate its facilities and services.

Exhibition Catalog: An Exhibition Catalog will be published which will include information about selected artists and one or more examples of their work. Featured artists will receive five (5) complimentary catalogs. Catalogs will also be sold, with all proceeds benefiting VSA Arts of Georgia.

Shipping and Delivery: Artists must pay the cost of shipping to and from the gallery. Pieces may be delivered and picked up by the artists or their designated representatives, but neither Mason Murer Fine Art, nor VSA Arts of Georgia will pay the cost of shipping works to the gallery or back to the artist. CODs will not be accepted. Art will not be returned unless return shipping is provided by the artist.

Entry Requirements: There is NO ENTRY FEE. Individual artists may submit up to four works for consideration. Submissions are preferred via email, with individual images submitted in the form of jpegs. Individual jpeg Images should not exceed 1 megabyte. Entries will also be accepted by mail in the form of disc, DVD or photographs. Mailed submissions will not be returned unless they are accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed return envelope.

Each piece entered must be accompanied by the following information:
Artist’s First and Last Name:
Email Contact (if any):
Phone Number (if any):
Full Address:
Sponsoring Organization (if any):
Sponsoring Organization Contact Name (if any):
Sponsoring Organization Contact Phone Number (if any):
Sponsoring Organization Contact Email Address (if any):
Title of entered piece:
Medium:
Dimensions:
Creation Date: Retail Price:

Attach a brief statement about your work, and provide any additional pertinent biographical information, including brief information about your experience of disability.

Key Dates:
June 20, 2010 Submission Deadline
July 15, 2010 Notification sent to Selected Artists
July 20, 2010-August 5, 2010 Shipping and Delivery of Works
August 21, 2010 Artists Reception 7-10 PM
September 25, 2010 Exhibition Closes
Artists must read and agree to the following. Please print, sign and return this document:

ARTIST’S AGREEMENT: I, the artist, shall indemnify and hold harmless VSA Arts of Georgia, and Mason Murer Fine Art, Inc., their officers, directors, staff, volunteers, jurors, and
everyone connected with this show from and/or against any and all claims and losses. I understand my work may not be removed from the exhibition until the specified pick-up date. Only I, the artist, may remove my work from the gallery unless written or verbal permission is provided before the pick-up date. Artwork purchased during the exhibition will remain in the gallery until the end of the exhibit. I agree to pay for shipping costs of artwork to and from the show.
Permission to reproduce the artwork in a catalog and for publicity purposes is granted. Jurors reserve the right to final curatorial and installation decisions.

I HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Signature:______________________________________________
Date:_________________________
How did you hear about this exhibit? _______________________

Email Submissions should be sent to:
nolimits@masonmurer.com
Mailed Submissions should be sent to:
Mason Murer Fine Art, Inc. Attention: Caroline John 199 Armour Drive Atlanta, GA 30324

If you would like your mailed entry returned, please supply a stamped, self addressed envelope.

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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