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BVAL 2019 Judged Show

Prospectus
Artist and Art Eligibility 
 

Open to all artists living in Texas. Original artwork, completed/created within the last year, which has not been previously exhibited at a Brazos Valley Art League (BVAL) show may be entered.  There is no theme for the 2019 BVAL Judged Show. Any works which are politically, religiously or sexually charged will not be accepted. Tasteful nudes are accepted.

 

2D pieces longer than 48” on any side (including frame) will not be accepted. No more than one 48” work will be accepted from any entrant. There is no requirement to be a member of the Brazos Valley Art League (BVAL).

 

Entries must meet the deadline for application & payment.

Important Dates

 

  • Deadline to submit entry form, images, & fees: EXTENDED DEADLINE  is April 22, 2019

  • Notification of acceptance by email: On or before April 24, 2019

  • Hand delivery of art: April 27, 2019 between 12:00 - 2:00 pm only @Aloft Hotel Lobby, 1150 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840

  • Deadline for shipping delivery of art: arrive on May 1, 2019, 2:00 pm

  • Show Opening, Reception, & Awards Announcements: May 4, 2:00 - 4:00pm, The Gallery Downtown, Navasota,TX

  • Show dates May 4 - June 7, 2019: The Gallery Downtown, Navasota TX - artwork may not be removed during show

  • Pick up date for unsold art: June 8, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm @ The Gallery Downtown

  • Return Shipments of art: the week of June 10, 2019

Awards
 
  • Best of Show - Up to $500 in cash and prizes

  • First Place Division Winners -  (selected from first place ribbon winners, in each category, as the best piece in the division)

    • Professional Division $100, plus Ribbon

    • Semi-Professional Division $100, plus Ribbon

    • Non-Professional Division $100, plus Ribbon

    • Adult Student $50 plus Ribbon

    • High School Student $50 plus Ribbon

  • Ribbons - First, Second, & Third Place in each Division & Category (at the judge’s discretion)

  • Honorable Mention Awards (at the judge’s discretion)

  • Special Merit Awards (at the judge’s discretion)

Entry Fees

 

  • BVAL Members may enter up to 3 artworks for $30 and $10 for each additional entry up to a total of 5.

  • Non-members may enter up to 3 artworks for $45 and $10 for each additional entry up to total of 5.

  • High School Student entry fee is $5 per entry up to a total of 5.

Entry and Payment - You must enter and pay online. No walk-in entries will be accepted.
    How to enter and  pay online:

1. Submit the Online Entry Form--uploading image files following instructions on the form. Artists select a division based on their level of experience, and then a category for each submission. Learn more about divisions and categories.

2. After submitting the entry form, you will be redirected to a page where you can pay online using Paypal, debit or credit cards. All artists are limited to a maximum of 5 entries.

 

     You must complete entry and payment on or before April 18, 2019. Late entries will not be considered. 

Image file requirements:

Image files of your entry/entries must be submitted for jurying into the show and meet the following requirements:

 

  • save as jpg or jpeg files (sRGB or RGB profile)

  • a minimum of 1000 pixels on the smallest side, 

  • no larger than 2 MB  

  • image files should be labeled as follows: LastName-FirstInitial-entry#-Title (Smith-J-01-Running_Wild.jpg)

 

Your images should be sharp, clear, and should only include the piece of art itself. Do not include any matting or framing, It is important that your work be well represented. 3D works must be represented by 3 images with different side views.

 

Images of accepted works may be posted on the BVAL website along with award winning artists from the show. BVAL reserves the right to refuse to show any entry not accurately represented by the images submitted for entry or not suitably presented for exhibition.

 
Commission on Sales

 

All entries must be for sale. Income from sales will be split as follows:

  • Artist - 65%

  • BVAL - 25%

  • The Downtown Gallery - 10%

 
 
 
Preparation and delivery of accepted entries

 

Accepted entries for the show must be wired properly for hanging (no sawtooth hangers) with finished edges or matted and /or framed for a professional finish or, if 3D, with a study base or with a stand and ready for display on a flat surface. If any piece is extremely heavy or particularly fragile in framing, it will not be included in the exhibit without special arrangements with the hanging committee. No saw tooth hangers or clip on frames will be accepted. Artists are responsible for all delivery, pick up, and personal insurance.

LABELS: All artwork must have labels attached to the back of the artwork. Using the form found at http://bit.ly/bvallabel2  Please complete a label for each artwork entry, then print, cut out completed tag(s) and attach to the back of your art entry.

Hand delivery of art: April 27, 2019 between 12:00 - 2:00 pm only @Aloft Hotel Lobby, 1150 University Drive East, College Station, TX 77840

 

Shipped approved entries should arrive on or before May 1, 2019 at 2pm. 

 

Ship to:

Charles Wallis, show chairman,

917 Grand Oaks Circle 

College Station TX 77840.

 

All shipped entries must include a prepaid return shipping label. Do not use Styrofoam peanuts in packing art for shipment.

Terms and Waiver

The BVAL will take responsible precautions to prevent damage to or loss of the works entered; however, artists are advised that they are entering the show at their own risk. The BVAL will not be responsible for loss or damage. By entering the show, you agree to hold harmless and blameless the Brazos Valley Art League, The Gallery Downtown Navasota, and any of their employees, members or agents, from loss, theft, damage or injury to any materials submitted for display. By submitting an application and/or entry you release the BVAL and The Gallery Downtown Navasota and all of their duly appointed representatives of all liability and responsibility for any injury, damage or loss sustained by exhibitors, guests, or works of art before, during or after Brazos Valley Art League Judged Show 2019 or as a result of the display of your work, equipment or materials.

 

If you need more information or have questions email them to bvaltexas@gmail.com or call, text, or email Charles Wallis, Show Chairperson @817.235.2137 or charleswallis67@gmail.com for assistance.