Art League Seeks Artists for National Juried Exhibition
CraftHiltonHead2020, 7th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation, and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 works will be chosen by three esteemed jurors based on artistic excellence, innovation, and originality.
Over $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded by our judge, Jenn McEwen. This exhibition will be free and open to the public from October 6 – 31, 2020 at Art League of Hilton Head’s beautiful gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. The deadline for applications is August 12, 2020.
About the Judge, Jenn McEwen:
Jennifer McEwen comes to Hilton Head Island to fill the role of Director of Cultural Affairs following a successful track record in arts leadership and marketing strategy in Atlanta, Georgia. Most recently, Jennifer was the Executive Director at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta. She was promoted to this position after spending three years as the company’s Director of Marketing and PR where she increased earned revenue by 30% while cutting over $100,000 from the company’s marketing budget. As Executive Director, she led a financial turnaround for the organization and, during her tenure as the administrative leader of the company, grew the organization by expanding the company’s national education program to 12 cities across the country, being a space to produce new work by African American playwrights regionally, and launching community initiatives to create a safe space to discuss social justice issues. Prior to joining True Colors, Jenn served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Horizon Theatre Company and as the Media Relations and Operations Manager for the Ansley Park Playhouse, both also in Atlanta. Jenn has worked in marketing and development for Opera Carolina and in promotions for Basin Street Records, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a member of the National Arts Strategies 2016-2017 Chief Executive Program, a cohort of 50 arts leaders selected from an international pool to spend a year together working on professional development and brainstorming advancement for the field, the 2020 Leadership South Carolina class, and the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta Class of 2010. Jennifer was named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2016 40 Under 40 list and was recognized in 2013 by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ Nonprofit Impact Awards. She currently serves on the Americans for the Arts Private Sector Advisory Council. Jennifer holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
All entries will be juried from a digital image. Each artist may enter up to three pieces of original artwork created within the last three years and never accepted into an Art League of Hilton Head juried show before. Only one piece of art per artist will be accepted into the show.
This exhibition is open to US artists, 18 years or older.
All information given on the original entry as to title, size and price will be accepted as final. No changes may be made once accepted into the show.
All exhibited work must be for sale and priced with intent to sell. A 40% commission to Art League of Hilton Head Island, Inc. will be retained on all sales that occur during the show, or as a result of the show.
Entries must be original in concept, composition, and execution. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Artwork must not be copied in part or wholly from any published or copyrighted work. Giclées are not acceptable.
Any entry considered offensive or not meeting exhibition criteria may be rejected by the Exhibition Committee at its sole discretion.
PREPARATION FOR EXHIBITION
All works must be quality framed and protected by Plexiglas where appropriate. Only pastel pieces may be covered with glass. Each should be securely wired and ready for hanging. Pieces may not exceed 48”x60” including frame or weigh more than 50 pounds. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Although pieces up to 48”x60” are acceptable, shipping pieces over 130” in overall dimension may be very costly. Check with your local shipping agent for charges and details.
If your piece is matted, the mat must be white or off-white. A thin, colored inner line is acceptable.
Sculptures and other three-dimensional art must not exceed 48” horizontal and 60” vertical or weigh more than 50 pounds. NO EXCEPTIONS. Freestanding sculptures should not need special mounting. Small works may be enclosed in a clear plastic case. Bas-reliefs must be wired for hanging.
If your entry is accepted, you will receive further instructions via callforentry.org regarding shipment or hand-delivery of your work.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS
Art League of Hilton Head will host an Awards Reception for artists, sponsors, Art League members and the general public on October 7, 2020, from 5-7pm.
Art League of Hilton Head sponsors a wide range of cultural activities in the visual arts. For details about Art League of Hilton Head and membership information, we invite you to visit our website at www.artleaguehhi.org or telephone Art League Gallery at 843-681-5060.