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Photo Show 2018

CALL for ENTRIES — click here for FAQs

The State of the Art Gallery 120 West State Street Ithaca, New York 14850

29th Annual Juried Photography Show

Exhibit Dates: Wednesday, February 28– Saturday, March 31, 2018

Up to $600 may be awarded at the discretion of the prize judge.

 Submission Deadline:  Friday, February 9, 2018 by 5pm.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Each entrant may submit up to two (2) works.
  • All work should be reasonably current and original.
  • If accepted into the show, the work must be delivered ready to hang (matted, framed with glass or Plexiglas in front and with a wire or suitable, secure hardware for hanging in the back).
  • A photographic process must have been used in the production of the work. (Scanned work is acceptable, digital art that did not originate from a photographic process is not).
  • The work should not have been submitted to SOAG in the past.
  • Current SOAG members and their immediate families are not eligible to exhibit in this show.
  • The Entry Fee of $35.00 is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will be accepted into the show.
  • The Entry Fee can be paid by PayPal (payment to: www.soagithaca.org) or by check made out to:  State of the Art Gallery, postmarked by February 9, 2018 and mailed to:

David Watkins Jr.
201 Hillview Place
Ithaca, New York 14850

   Work will not be accepted after the stated deadlines.

 

SUBMISSION OF WORK-ALL REQUIRED

Please mail/e-mail your entries to: David Watkins Jr. at:   dow1@cornell.edu

  • Your Contact Information: List the Artist Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail.
  • Images of up to two (2) works can be submitted. They must be jpegs at 150 pxi, between 800 and 1200 pixels on the long side and labeled with the artist’s name, followed by the image number 01 or 02. (example: d.watkins01.jpg, d.watkins02.jpg)
  • An image list (Filename, Title, Size, Medium, Price) must also be submitted with all entries.
  • If submitting by e-mail is problematic, please send a CD with your fee and all information as outlined above.  CDs cannot be returned. Do not send prints.

 

 

ACCEPTED WORK: Deadline and Notifications

  • All entries must be received by 5pm Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018 and will be jury-reviewed by Monday, February 12, 2018.  Entrants will be notified by e-mail of acceptance or rejection.
  • The exhibit will be curated by members of the gallery. After installation, a Judge from outside the gallery will determine prizes and how the prize money will be distributed. Winners may be notified privately prior to the opening reception so that they may plan to attend the award ceremony.  The awards will be presented at 6:30pm during the opening reception Friday, March 3, 2018.

 

DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORK to THE GALLERY

  • Work, ready for hanging, must be delivered to the gallery in person or by a designated substitute on: Sunday, February 25, 2018 between noon and 5 pm; or Monday, February 26, 2018 between noon and 4 pm. 
  • Work cannot be accepted after 4pm Monday as installation of the show begins shortly after.
  • Work may not be shipped or mailed to the gallery.
  • The gallery retains the right to deny access to the show if the images delivered are substantially different from those submitted to the jury or, if the work is not ready for hanging.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submissions to the SOAG 29th Annual Juried Photography Show shall imply an agreement on the part of the artists to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for SOAG to photograph accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed.

SALES

Sale of the work is encouraged. Work will be offered for sale with the understanding that there is a 30% commission for each sale.  Work that is sold during the show should remain on display until the end of the show.  Exceptions may be made for sales to out of town buyers.

INSURANCE

While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents will make every effort to protect your work, we cannot indemnify you against loss or damage to your work. In submitting to the show you agree that the State of the Art Gallery is not liable and must be held harmless if your work is damaged or lost.

PICK-UP of ART at the END of the SHOW

  • All works must be retrieved personally by artists or designated associates on:

Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1pm-5pm.

  • Please understand that the gallery has no facility to store your work.

CALENDAR

February 9, 2018, 5pm.          Deadline for all entries.

February 12-14, 2018             Notification of acceptance/rejection.

February 25, 2018                  Delivery of works 12-5 pm

February 26, 2018                  Delivery of works 1-4 pm

February 28, 2018                  Exhibit opens

March 2, 2018                        Opening Reception 5-8 pm

March 2, 2018                        Awards ceremony 6:30 pm

March 31, 2018                      Exhibit closes 5pm

March 31, 2018                      Pick up work 1-5 pm

 

Call for Entries, FAQs, and Exhibitor Agreement will be on the web site: www.soagithaca.org

Juried Show 2017

State of the Art Gallery is proud to announce its seventh December Juried Show. More than sixty artists from the Finger Lakes region and beyond  responded and a wonderful mix of oil on canvas, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, pastel, tile and glass mosaic, linocut, stoneware sculpture, altered book sculpture and wide variety of digital techniques and combinations has been selected for the show.
Show dates are November 29 through December 30, 2017, with a reception for the artists Friday, December 1, 5-8pm. At 6:30, awards will be announced by this year’s prize judge Susan Weisend, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Art at Ithaca College. Hours:  Wed.-Fri., 12-6pm; Sat.&Sun., 12-5pm. 120 W Martin Luther King, Jr./West State Street, Ithaca; curbside parking and ADA accessibility. Info:  607-277-1626 and www.soagithaca.com.

Come meet WSKG’s CEO at State of the Art

On November 9, 2017 SOAG will host a meet and greet event for the new WSKG CEO, Greg Catlin.  This event is free and open to the public.  Please stop by to meet Mr. Catlin and for some light refreshments.  Our featured artist, Janet Byer Sherman, will be there as well as many other artist members.  Here’s more information about WSKG’s tour of the district:
Hope to see you there!

Call for Entries-December Juried Show 2017

 

 

Exhibit Dates: November 29 – December 30
Up to $600 may be awarded at the discretion of the prize judge.
Submission Deadline: November 6, 5 pm

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All media will be considered except photography (which will be considered for the Annual Photo Show in March).

• Each entrant may submit up to three (3) works.
• All work must be original and no larger than 48” in width                                                                                        • The work should not have been submitted to SOAG in the past.
• Current SOAG members and their immediate families are not eligible to exhibit in this show.
• The Entry Fee of $35.00 is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will
be accepted into the show.
• The Entry Fee can be paid by PayPal




or by check made out to: State of the Art Gallery, postmarked by November 5, 2017 and mailed to:
Mary Ann Bowman
203 Pine Tree Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
Work will not be accepted after the stated deadlines.

SUBMISSION 
Please e-mail your entries to: Mary Ann Bowman mail to: maryannb@lightlink.com
• Contact Information: List the Artist’s Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail address simply typed out in the body of the e-mail.
• Images of up to three (3) works may be submitted. They must be jpegs at 150 ppi, between
800 and 1200 pixels on the long side and labeled with the artist’s name, followed by the image
number 01,  02 or 03. (example: m.bowman01.jpg, m.bowman02.jpg)
• An image list (Filename, Title, Size, Medium, Price) must also be submitted with all entries.
• If submitting by e-mail is problematic, please send a CD with your fee and all information as
outlined above. CD’s cannot be returned.

ACCEPTED WORK: Deadline and Notifications
• All entries must be received by 5pm Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017 and will be jury-reviewed by Friday, November 10.
e-mail notification of results will be sent by November 11-12, 2017.
• The exhibit will be curated by members of the gallery. After installation a Judge from outside the gallery will determine prizes and how the prize money will be distributed. Winners may be notified privately prior to the opening reception so that they may plan to attend the award ceremony. The awards will be presented at 6:30pm during the opening reception Friday, December 1, 2017.

 DELIVERY of ACCEPTED WORK TO THE GALLERY
The work, ready for hanging, must be delivered to the gallery in person or by a
designated substitute on:
Sunday, NOVEMBER 26 between noon and 5 pm; or
Monday, November 27 between 1 and 4 pm.( Work cannot be accepted after 4pm Monday)
Work may not be shipped or mailed to the gallery.
The gallery retains the right to deny access to the show if the images delivered are substantially
different from those submitted to the jury.

 PICK-UP of ART END OF SHOW
All works must be retrieved personally by artists or designated associates on:
Friday, December 29 from noon-5pm or
Saturday, December 30 from 1-3

Please understand that the gallery has no facility to store your work.

 CALENDAR
November 5, 2017, 5pm. Deadline for all entries.
November 12, 2017 Notification of acceptance/rejection.
November 26, 2017 Delivery of works 12-5 pm
November 27, 2017 Delivery of works 1-4 pm
November 29, 2017 Exhibit opens
December 1, 2017   Opening Reception 5-8 pm
December 1, 2017   Awards ceremony 6:30 pm
December 29, 2017 Exhibit closes
December 29, 2017 Pick up work noon-5 pm
December 30. 2017 1-3

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Submissions to the DECEMBER JURIED SHOW shall imply an agreement on the part of the artists to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for SOAG to photograph accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed.
SALES
Sale of the work is encouraged. Work will be offered for sale with the understanding that there is a 30% commission for each sale. Work that is sold during the show should remain on display until the end of the show. Exceptions may be made for sales to out of town buyers.
INSURANCE
While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents will make every effort to protect
your work, we cannot indemnify you against loss or damage to your work. In submitting to
the show you agree that the State of the Art Gallery is not liable and must be held harmless if
your work is damaged or lost.

Newton and Porter

Luminous Worlds

Work by Ileen Kaplan and Carol Ast

  Carol writes: “Luminous Worlds”  – what latitude that gives me, what ideas it stimulates!  From the very literal interpretation of light and the infinite qualities it bestows, to “light” as understanding resulting from vision.  While most of my paintings in this exhibition portray the former, a few – the buildings – hopefully will foster an understanding of their inherent value as functional and esthetic icons of the past.

From Ileen: In “Luminous Worlds” I am exploring my feelings and reactions to the world around me using abstraction in ways that I have not tried before. Playing with painted and torn paper, collage, printmaking tools, pastels, graphite and oils  has opened my imagination up to new ways of looking at the world and expressing my own inner landscape.

Partnering with the Community Foundation

The CommunityFoundation of Tompkins County is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Tompkins County by inspiring and supporting enduring philanthropy.

Nancy Massicci, Chief development Officer, describes the Community Foundation  this way:

Community Foundation is uniquely focused on creating a learning network to engage residents in assessing and addressing local needs in the arts, children and youth, education, animal welfare, environment, civic engagement, and health and human services. We often hear, “Part of the reason people come to Community Foundation is that they know the issues, challenges, and needs.”

In 16 years, with modest resources, we have conceived, built, and advanced a dynamic foundation engaging in the best professional practices and innovative models of service, and involving donors to empower philanthropic action. Everything we do is made possible by our donors. At this point, the Community Foundation needs to raise additional operating support – both current use and endowment – by engaging others in fundraising to enhance our impact in the community.

We have much to look forward to, and feel good about, when it comes to Tompkins County. Please join us in making a financial commitment to your Community Foundation by visiting www.cftompkins.org/giving/give-online. For more information please contact:

 

Community Foundation of Tompkins County

200 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 202

Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 272-9333

George Ferrari, Chief Executive Officer, gferrari@cfttompkins.org

Nancy Massicci

Chief Development Officer

Community Foundation of Tompkins County

200 E Buffalo Street, Suite 202, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 272-9333

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Becoming a Member of the State of the Art Gallery

 On Sunday, March 5th, applicants my come to the gallery at 11:00am where members will be available to answer questions about the application process.  You may also call the gallery during regular business hours for additional information. W-F, 12-6pm; Sa & Su, 12-5pm.

SOAG gallery members:

  • Show artwork in the main gallery space once every two years in a shared show or a once every four years in a solo show.
  • Show individual artwork in the Salon or group shows at least eight times a year.
  • Collaborate with a creative group of local artists to promote visual arts sales in Ithaca
  • Benefit from the support of fellow artist members
  • Staff the gallery each month for 5-6 hours, and sign up for gallery cleaning once a year.
  • Attend gallery openings and special events.
  • Pay annual membership dues (currently $355 annually), 10% commission to gallery for artwork sold, and exhibition fees.
  • Attend monthly membership meetings.
  • Participate in running the gallery by working on at least one committee including membership, reception, installation, publicity, internship, technical support, special events, gallery operations and/or marketing.

What is SOAG looking for in selecting new artist members?

  • Original vision
  • Quality craftsmanship
  • Record of creative accomplishment
  • Presentation of work
  • Commitment to the cooperative vision of the gallery

 Portfolio Guidelines

SOAG Membership Application Process

The gallery maintains a membership roster of 30 members.  Applications for membership are reviewed once a year in early spring, when vacancies are available. This year there are openings for up to two new artist members.  Applications are due by March 7, 2017.  Upon review, applicants will be invited for portfolio presentation and interview on March 13. You will bring 8-12 pieces of actual work, along with the aforementioned portfolio.  Bring finished artwork that is framed, wired, and ready to hang. Members will ask questions about your technique, method, and motivations; and what skills you would bring to help run the gallery. You can ask us questions about the gallery, tell us why you’re interested in being a member, and any additional information that you would like us to know about you. Final determination of new members will be made in April 2017 by a vote of the membership.

click her for additional portfolio review guidelines

Applicants submit:

  • 12 – 20 digital images with list of works including title, medium, size and date for each image.
  • Resume, record of exhibitions
  • artist statement
  • Email all application materials to: Membership@soagithaca.org.

Portfolio Presentation/ Interview Guidelines: Artists applying for SOAG membership

Applications for membership for 2017 are due 3/7/17.  Click here for additional info.

A thorough portfolio should consist of your resume, including any art-related activity you’ve been involved in over the years, your art background and education, your bio and artist statement. This gives us an idea of your art experience, as does a list of exhibitions, if you have one.  This is a list of the places you’ve shown work and how long you’ve been exhibiting.  The number of years making art or the number of exhibitions are not necessarily factors in determining membership, but it’s nice to see what the artist has been up to.  Younger, or less experienced artists may not have shown much, but one can usually spot serious intent.  Art school helps, but obviously does not an artist make. These things give us an idea of who you are, and where you’re coming from.

 

The points below are stated to help artists applying for membership in the State of the Art Gallery understand how the process works. When reviewing new membership applications, the gallery strives to maintain a balance of styles and media. We also value persons who support the cooperative nature of the gallery and the responsibility of membership. We use the points in A-E as guides for discussion. They are not hard and fast rules, rather, they give us a framework in which to discuss an applicant’s work. It should be noted that a decision not to accept is sometimes accompanied by suggestions for future work with a hope that the applicant will reapply after an appropriate period. In fact, several successful, current members have been through a similar process of applying more than once.

A. Originality/Vision

Is there something that makes this person’s work unique and/or memorable?

B. High Technical Craftsmanship

Does the work demonstrate skillful use of the media, good composition, use of color where applicable, value and form?

C. Seriousness of Purpose/Maturity/Record of Accomplishment

Is there consistency that distinguishes the work? Is there a record of exhibition/shows or other evidence of serious intent? Has the artist clearly expressed his/her ideas clearly and/or creatively?

D. Presentation of Work

Is the work framed/based/mounted in a professional way?

E. Commitment to the Mission of the gallery.

Has the applicant expressed knowledge of gallery member responsibilities and willingness to perform them? Is there an expectation of long-term membership and financial commitment?

Applications for membership for 2017 are due 3/7/17.  Click here for additional info.