Call for Art
The PICTURE Art Foundation seeks submissions of artwork from artists and/or collectors to be considered for inclusion in “On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame and Hope,” an exhibition at its recently opened exhibit space on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
Regardless of their culture, location or ethnicity. all humans share many life experiences. “On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame and Hope” highlights these similarities while showcasing the unique contributions of different cultures.
The PICTURE Art Foundation requests submissions in all media that interpret one of the four exhibition themes, Love, Faith, Shame, and Hope.
Artwork to be included in the exhibit will be selected by a jury that includes Board Members as well as James Scarborough, Executive Director of the PICTURE Art Foundation.
Selections will be based on the following criteria:
• Representation of Exhibit Theme • Cultural Identification • Quality of the Artwork • Artist Reputation and Credentials
Five winners will be selected. $2000 will go to overall best of show and $750 each for the four categories.
• Overall Best of Show • Best Thematic Representation for Love • Best Thematic Representation for Faith • Best Thematic Representation for Shame • Best Thematic Representation for Hope
These winners will be included in the all publicity announcements for the exhibit throughout its run.
The PICTURE Art Foundation frequently acquires existing or commission artwork for its permanent collection. Preference will be given to award winners, but other pieces may be chosen for acquisition as well.
A commissioned pair of art glass wall sculptures will be unveiled as part of this exhibit and will be the centerpiece of our promotion for the exhibit.
Extensive social media, mailing and publicity promotion will accompany the exhibit and encourage visitors to view the exhibit.
A full color exhibit catalogue will be published by the PICTURE Art Foundation featuring every piece selected for the exhibit. Two complementary copies of the catalogue will be sent to every participating artist/collector. It is expected that all participating artists will consent to the inclusion of their work in the catalogue. The catalogue will available for sale as a fundraiser for the PICTURE Art Foundation. No portion of the sales proceeds will be sent to the participating artists/collectors.
Timeline for Submissions and Exhibit
Entry Submissions Due Feb 28 Selected Artists Notified by Mar 22 Artwork Arrives for Installation Week of April 10 Exhibit Opening Week of either April 25 or May 2
Artist or collector submissions should include the following:
1) Artist Biography 2) Photographs of Artwork 3) Size and media description 4) Artist Statement that describes its connection to the exhibit theme. Should the piece be selected, this statement will be used in the exhibit catalogue. 5) Confirmation from the artist or collector that submission in the exhibit does not infringe on any copyrights 6) Insured value 7) Sale price, if applicable 8) Any special installation requirements
Limit: 3 pieces per applicant per category
Any questions regarding the submission process or content should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions may be sent via e-mail to: Mike Johnson at email@example.com or via U.S. mail to:
PICTURE Art Foundation Attn: Mike Johnson 437 Via el Chico Redondo Beach, CA 90277
All artwork will be insured by the PICTURE Art Foundation while the artwork is in our possession.
Transportation Expense and Insurance
The submitting artist/collector is responsible for inbound and outbound transportation costs to and from the exhibit, including any applicable transportation insurance costs.
About PICTURE Art Foundation
Mission Statement: There is more that makes us similar than makes us different. We celebrate this reality by exhibiting different cultures’ interpretations of life’s common themes through the visual and performing arts.
The PICTURE Art Foundation is a non-profit organization that furthers its mission through
• Identifying Partnerships • Sponsoring Projects and Exhibits • Promoting the Arts and the Artists
PICTURE stands for Preserve, Inspire, CULTURE, Teach, Unify, Respect and Explore.
About PICTURE Cultural Art
Housed in the new $51 million dollar library expansion on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, PICTURE Cultural Art is a 4000 square foot art venue in Southern California. Its inaugural exhibition opened last October.
Learn more about the Foundation at www.pictureartfoundation.org