A fine arts cooperative in Ithaca, New York
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Call For Entries

2023 Annual December Juried Show

State of the Art Gallery is a cooperative fine art gallery operated by its artist-members in New York’s upstate Finger Lakes region. We are open four days per week, and we host a new exhibit each month. As a not-for-profit organization, we seek to enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the community.  

Entries are now being accepted

  • All artistic media, both 2D & 3D, will be considered, except photography. (We hold a juried photography show every June.)
  • The entry fee is $35.
  • The submission deadline for completing your entry will be 11pm, October 31, 2023.
  • The show will run from November 30, 2023 until December 29, 2023.
  • The jury will consist of 5 members of the State of the Art Gallery.
  • Up to $1,000 in prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the prize judge.
  • The prize judge will be Peter Klosky, who has been director of exhibits at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. for over 30 years. He has worked as a free-lance exhibition and graphic designer for almost 50 years with clients throughout New York and the Northeastern US. He studied printmaking at Binghampton University with Don DeMauro, Charles Eldred, and Linda Sokolowski.
  • Artwork will be presented both in our gallery and simultaneously on-line.
  • Previous December shows for 2020, 2021, and 2022 can be viewed online.

Entry Requirements

All submitted art must be original art that has never been exhibited at our gallery. We will accept all media except photography. Prints must also be original art. All hand-pulled prints, i.e. Lithography, Etching, Screen print, Relief, etc. will be accepted. Art using computer as a canvas with digital brushes, such as David Hockney paintings, and original digitally manipulated art will be accepted. Anything made with AI, and prints that are a reproduction of the original will not be accepted. You must describe your medium and process. Current members of State of the Art and their family members are not eligible.

The entry fee of $35 covers three art work submissions per artist. The fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will be accepted into the show. It must be paid by PayPal during the entry submission procedure at EntryThingy. (A PayPal account is not required to use PayPal for this.)

Each entrant may submit up to three works, 2D works may have up to 2 additional images for detail and 3D work may have up to 3 additional images for different views of the piece. If you submit additional detail images, you must include the word “detail” in the title.

Submitted art may not exceed 48″ in width. If a piece is heavier than 50 lb the artist will have to assist in installation and removal.

Submission of Work

All entries will be processed through our page at EntryThingy.

All image files should be labeled as follows: Year, month, last name, FIRST NAME (all caps), image number (01,02,03 etc.), title of work (or short title).jpg. For example:

2023 12 Doe JANE 01 Summer in Paris.jpg
2023 12 Doe JANE Summer in Paris Detail_1.jpg

Choose your title, description, and pricing carefully. While we expect there may be a few typos to correct, in order to upload your images and information to our online gallery and store in a timely manner, we cannot accept changes of title or price changes after submission. Price your work thoughtfully, and then add on the 30% commission.

Delivery of Work

If your work is accepted into the show, it must be hand delivered by you or someone you designate to the gallery between 2:00pm and 6:00pm on November 26 or between 12:00pm and 6:00pm on November 27. If you live too far away to hand deliver your work, consider mailing it to someone in the area who could deliver it for you. Or contact kaplan.ileen@gmail.com, one of our artist members, who has agreed to receive delivery of out-of-town artwork. Any work sent to her must be sent UPS only and have a prepaid return label included in the package. Shipping cost and insurance are the responsibility of the artist.

All work hand-delivered to the gallery must be retrieved on December 29 or 30, 2023.

Show Design

Sales

The gallery will handle all sales, including appropriate sales tax. The gallery will charge a 30% commission on all sales. Remember 30% will be deducted from your stated sales price, so price your work accordingly. You will not be able to change your sales price after submission.

Exhibit Promotion

State of the Art Gallery will promote the show widely. It will be featured on the main page of our website for the month of December and then archived. We will post on social media and online newspapers, and there will be links to it on the Ithaca Gallery Night website. The show will open on November 30, 2023. We will hold a reception at the gallery on Gallery Night (First Friday), December 1, 2023.

Prize winners will be announced via social media and at the gallery. Winning art will be prominently featured on the State of the Art Gallery website along with information about the winning artists and links to their websites and social media pages, if they so desire.

Terms and Conditions

Submissions to the State of the Art Juried Online Exhibit shall imply an agreement on the part of each artist to all conditions of this prospectus. Permission for State of the Art Gallery to use images of accepted works for publicity, education, and reference purposes is assumed.

The Gallery will take a 30% commission in compensation for handling sales, including collecting and paying NYS sales tax.

While the State of the Art Gallery, its members and agents, will make reasonable efforts to protect the work of an exhibitor, the Gallery cannot indemnify the work against loss or damage. In submitting and agreeing to exhibit the work in the Gallery the exhibitor agrees that the State of the Art Gallery, its members, Board of Directors, or agents will not be held liable and will be held harmless should there be damage or loss of work.

Covid

Plans are subject to change as needed to abide by new Covid restrictions should they arise. 

Questions

Send any questions to DecemberJuriedShow@soag.org

Calendar

October3111pmDeadline for all entries
November 12Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance.
262pm-6pmAccepted art work hand delivered to gallery
2712pm–6pmAccepted art work hand delivered to gallery
30Exhibit opens
December15pm-8pmGallery reception and announcement of awards.
295pmExhibit closes
5pm-6pmExhibitors remove all work from gallery
3011am-5pmExhibitors remove all work from gallery

FAQ

Yes, digital entry is required. Your file must be a .jpg. the maximum size 5 mb, minimum file size 150 kb, The image width should be 1200 pxl on the longest side. Maximum pieces per entry is 3. You may have up to 2 additional files to show detail for 2D works, and up 3 additional files per piece to show detail or other views of a 3D work.  You must include the word “detail” in the file name.

All file names for images should follow this format:

Year, month, Last name, FIRST NAME (ALL CAPS), Image number (01,02,03 etc.) title of work (or short title).jpg. For example:

2023 12 Doe JANE 01 Summer in Paris.jpg
2023 12 Doe JANE Summer in Paris Detail_1.jpg

Choose your title, description, and pricing carefully. While we expect there might be a few typos to correct, in order to upload your images and information to our online gallery and store in a timely manner, we cannot accept changes of title or price after submission. Price your work thoughtfully, and then add on the 30% commission.

The entry fee is $35. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your work will be accepted into the show.

Each entrant may submit up to three works for the single fee of $35.

All submitted art must be original art that has never been exhibited at our gallery.

All media except photography will be accepted. Prints must also be original art. All hand-pulled prints, i.e. lithography, etching, screen print, relief, etc. will be accepted. Art using computer as a canvas with digital brushes, such as David Hockney paintings, and original digitally manipulated art will be accepted. Anything made with AI, and prints that are a reproduction of the original will not be accepted. You must describe your medium and process.

Entries may not exceed 48″ in width. If a piece is heavier than 50 lb the artist will have to assist in installation and removal.

If you live too far away to hand deliver your work, consider mailing it to someone in the area who could deliver it for you. Or contact kaplan.ileen@gmail.com, one of our artist members, who has agreed to receive delivery of out-of-town artwork. Any work sent to her must be sent UPS only and have a prepaid return label included in the package. Shipping and insurance costs are the responsibility of the entrant.

The jury will consist of five artist members of State of the Art Gallery.

The prize judge will be Peter Klosky, who has been director of exhibits at the Roberson Museum in Binghampton for over 30 years. He has worked as a free-lance exhibition and graphic designer for almost 50 years with clients throughout New York State and the Northeastern US. He studied printmaking at Binghampton University with Don DeMauro, Charles Eldred, and Linda Sokolowski.

After all the entries are in, a panel of members from the gallery decide what will be accepted for the show. After the show is installed, the prize judge views the show and decides how the prize money will be awarded.

No, it has no bearing on whether or not the work is accepted into the show, but we encourage everyone to offer their work for sale. It enhances the value of the show and helps to promote the idea that it is a relevant, professional offering. That being said, we will not reject a good work if the artist does not want to offer it for sale.

How the work appears when it is brought to the gallery for inclusion in the show is important. In general, standard gallery approaches to matting and framing should be followed. Frames should complement the artwork while not dominating it. Simple floaters or narrow frames, in natural or painted wood or metal accomplish this better than large ornate gilt frames. Gallery wrap canvas and cradled wood panels are an exception to the frame requirement. Works on paper should be matted and protected under glass or plexi-glass. Scrolls and fiber arts can hang from a secure rod or clamp. All 2D art should be ready to hang by means of a wire or hanging device across the back or a clearly identified secure device. Finally, the jury reserves the right to turn down any submission that is not presented in a professional manner ready to hang on the wall, exclusive of the content.

Tell us what you used to make the art work, what substrate you put it on, and how you used those materials to make your art. This is especially important when dealing with printmaking, and the use of a computer.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Decemberjuriedshow@soag.org.