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Call for Entries – GLITZ – Due 7-31-12

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

Just in time for the holiday season, Glitz seeks works that contain over-the-top embellishments, elements, colors, and designs. Artists that create art that sparkles, twinkles, shines, glitters, glistens, and gleams are encouraged to respond to this call. The jury seeks 2D, 3D, and 4D works that indulge in glitz, glamour, and yes, even gaud. If it is encrusted, bedazzled, and otherwise ornately designed and decorated, then the jury wants to see it! Glitz will be installed in the Main Gallery with a backdrop of an illuminated holiday light show — this exhibition is intended to be a feast for the eyes! All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards.

Exhibit dates:
October 19, 2012 – January 13, 2013

The Juror:
Carrie Patterson, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Department of Art & Art History, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Exhibit Eligibility
All media types are welcome; small to large scale; indoors and outdoors. The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older working in the U.S. Video entries must be submitted on DVD, playable on QuickTime or RealPlayer, and no more than 20 minutes in length. DVD or computer based works must be exhibited on equipment provided by artist. Internet access is available. Bases and pedestals must well-balanced and sturdy. Annmarie has a limited number of bases, please inquire if you think you will need to borrow one. All frames must be simple in design and ornamentation, preferably black or silver. All works to be hung on the wall must arrive with hanging hardware pre-installed.

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Jury & Selection Process
Glitz will be juried by a 1-2 member panel. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2012. Artists will be notified of final acceptance status via email on or before August 15, 2012.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: George Rickey, Jean Arp, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jules Olitski, Kenneth Snelson, Menashe Kadishman, and Francisco Zuniga. The garden also presents a variety of special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs throughout the year. The Studio School offers creative classes taught by a talented faculty. The award-winning Arts Building, which opened in May ‘08, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.

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