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Call for Artists!

Masur Museum of Art 50th Annual Juried Competition
March 2 – June 8, 2013
The Masur Museum of Art's Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

The 50th Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by CenturyLink.

January 11th Postmark Submission Deadline
Email Entries by Midnight of the 12th
Go to www.masurmuseum.org for more information and to print/download an entry form.

George T.M. Shackelford, Juror
Shackelford is the Senior Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Most recently he co-curated the exhibition Degas and the Nude with Xavier Rey, Curator of Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, while serving as Chair of Art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Shackelford also curated the exhibitions Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape (1999); Jean-François Millet (2001); and Delacroix to Munch: Nineteenth-Century Visions (2004), all held at the Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts (N/BMFA) in Nagoya, Japan. Among the exhibitions he has co-curated at the Boston MFA are Monet in the 20th Century (1998-99), Impressionist Still Life (2001–02) and Gauguin Tahiti (2003–04).In 2005, he was honored with the title Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the Republic of France.

Awards
Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,000.00.
Awards will be given at the opening reception on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

New Award Category
Best Packed: This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most professional manner. No packing peanuts, feedbags, loose papers as packing materials, no cigarette butts, etc. these types of things will disqualify you! Show your work and our staff the respect they deserve. This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

Submission Guidelines
All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.
To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2010.
No previously entered material will be considered.

Artist Statements: If you would like the juror to see your artist statement with your slides, do not include your name on it. We do keep artist statements with the price list during the exhibition. Please include your name on that version of your statement. By including either version of your artist statement in your application materials, you agree to have it included as a wall text in the exhibition and in our Facebook photo album for the show. The Masur reserves the right to exclude any artist statement. Edits for clarity and grammar will be made if needed.

Your work will be insured for the purchase price. If work is Not For Sale, you must include value of work for insurance purposes. It will be fully insured by the Twin City Art Foundation upon arrival at the Masur Museum of Art and through de-installation until it is shipped back to you. Work without a stated value will be insured for $100.00. No work will be insured past June 30, 2013 (see below for more information).

All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch. They must be no more than 84" tall with no more than a 36" footprint. The maximum accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds.

Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 85" in height and 60" in width.

Video works will only be accepted in a high quality DVD format. They must be submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes. Do not write your name on your DVD, only the title. Please make sure your videos are on a loop/in kiosk mode.

If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception can be made as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry. Please address your concerns to info@masurmuseum.org. We are flexible.

Images of your submissions must accompany your completed entry form and be provided on a CD/DVD or a USB compatible memory drive. If you are submitting via email, images must be attached to your submission email. File names must only include the title. Your images, file names, and CD/DVD must not include any mention of your name. Do not send your images on a device you need returned.

Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2detail images per work. Composition and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.

The exhibition will open with a reception on March 2, 2013 and continue through June 8, 2013. All accepted work must remain in the Masur Museum of Art for the entirety of the exhibition.

The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time during the exhibition.

To be considered, you are required to sign the Exhibition Contract section on this application, regardless of your potential accepted or declined status in our exhibition, a digitally typed signature will stand for an ink signature.

The Masur Museum of Art maintains the right to reject any work that differs from the corresponding entry form or that fails to maintain the Masur's exhibition standards.

The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted work in support of its programming in perpetuity.

You will be notified of your accepted or declined status via email. Please do not contact us.

Method of Entry
Emailed entries are due by midnight on January 12th. Emailed entries must pay with a credit card (see application form).

Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 11th and include a full copy of our completed and signed call for entry, supporting CD/DVD or USB compatible memory drive, and payment. Please mail to:

50th Annual Juried Competition
c/o Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202.

Entry Fee
There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks). Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation.

Payment will only be accepted with your initial submission. No IOUs or alternate arrangements will be made. You may include your credit card information (full name on card, 16 digit account number, and expiration date) or a check made/money order payable to the Twin City Art Foundation. Your submission will not be considered until your payment posts.

Delivery/Return
You are financially responsible for all costs associated with shipping. Shipping insurance for full loss is recommended. No checks, cash, or IOUs will be accepted. You must also prepay return shipping and include the prepaid return label in the box with delivery of the art. Use packing materials that can be easily re-used (No Styrofoam peanuts). The Masur Museum of Art is not responsible for any in-transit damage. Please send your completed return address information, including your commercial carrier account numbers if applicable; remember third parties cannot use or solicit the use of these numbers. See below for in-person delivery and pick-up information. If return postage or packing material is not included, and you are unable to receive your work in person by July 30th, you will be assessed a $10.00/day storage fee. After July 30,2013 the balance of your storage costs are due and the Masur Museum of Art is in no way responsible for the safe return of your work. Your work will be dispensed with as it is seen fit.

A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including: name, title, dimensions, medium, date, and the city where you work.

All work must be ready to install upon delivery (cleats, d-rings, custom hardware, etc.). If a painting is not framed, it must be gallery wrapped (its sides must be painted).

Image Recommendations
For juror ease, your submissions should be in the following formats:
Video Entries: 640 pixels on the longest edge. Videos may be submitted in either .mov or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis.
All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1024 pixels on the longest edge. Files should be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.

Important Dates
January 11, 2013: Postmarked submission deadline
January 12, 2013: Emailed submission deadline
January 28, 2013: Artist notification
February 14 – February 21, 2013: Delivery of accepted artwork
Saturday, March 2, 2013: Opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.
March 2 – June 8, 2013: Exhibition on view
June 13 – June 24, 2013: Return of artwork

Sales
If you wish to sell your work, please forward your business card, CV/resume, price list, and or artist statement with your entry form. They will be made available at the front desk for patron review. Otherwise we will forward interested party's contact information to the artist in question. Sold works will be released to the buyer at the end of the exhibition. Payments will be mailed to you within four weeks after the end of the exhibition. If the price is left blank on the entry form, it will be marked as Not For Sale. The Masur Museum of Art does not receive a commission on sales.

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.

www.masurmuseum.org

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