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GALLERY REQUIREMENTS

Beach Art Center

 

ENTRY FEES

Entry fees for all shows are per piece. Standard fees are $10 per piece for members and $15 per piece for non-members. Members must be current in their membership in order to receive the discounted rate. Each artist may enter a maximum of 2 (two) pieces of work. Works will be accepted during posted times.

ENTRY FORM

All exhibiting artists must fill out one entry form per work which constitutes the artist’s agreement with the Beach Art Center related to the originality and sale price of each work. The form is also a receipt for the Artist and is required to be presented at time of pick-up.  Please understand that the Beach Art Center may have volunteers assisting with take-in and pick-up, therefore the receipt acts as identification of the artist and their work.

PREPARATION OF WORK

Your artwork is a reflection of the members, students and instructors of Beach Art Center. As such, we require these standards for all work to be displayed.
Artists may be asked to correct framing, wiring, or matting to re-submit works within the scheduled acceptance times where necessary.

  • Artwork: Works must be dry, completed and signed by artist. Gallery wrap may be used provided that the quality of work on the front continues around the edges and no staples are visible around the front or edges.

  • Size: Each piece shall be no larger than 36” x 40” (152" sum total of all sides), including the frame.

  • Weight: No piece may weigh more than 8 pounds.

  • Frames: May be no larger than 4” wide. They must be in good condition without chips, scratches, dust, etc. All corners must be squared and tight.
    Plexiglass:  Must be used for all work larger than 22”x 28" to accommodate weight limitations.  There will be no exceptions to this requirement.

  • Mats: May be any color and must be free of dust, dirt, smudges, or other imperfections.  Mats must fit snugly in the frame.

  • Wires:  Works must be wired properly using screw eye hooks or D-rings approximately one-third down from the top of your frame edge; wire must be taut. We do not accept works with saw-tooth hangers or other contrivances.​

  • Sculptural / Pottery / Clay works are displayed on a pedestal with an 18" square surface.  Pre-approval is requested by sending a description of dimensions with a photo prior to delivering 3-dimensional work. The photo with the description shall be emailed to arts1515@gmail.com.

ORIGINALITY

Each entry must be the artist’s original creation and concept.
Copies of photographs from books or magazines, computer-altered original art, and copies of other artist's works may not be entered into competitions. Computer alterations of one’s own photography is acceptable. Only original works may be sold through the Beach Art Center.  We do not accept giclee reproductions. Exceptions may be made for student shows and holiday sale shows as noted in specific “Calls To Artists,” and provided that credit is given to original artist (where applicable), work is not for sale, and/or the public is aware of the type of reproduction. The artist is solely responsible for any and all claims that may arise as a result of copyright infringement.

ADDITIONAL

All entries must have been completed within 3 years prior to any show. When awards are presented, a piece must not have received an award at any previous Beach Art Center show or event. No piece may be submitted more than one time in any calendar year.


NFS Pieces:
Setting aside the "Children's Show", there will be a maximum of two (2) shows per year set aside to permit artwork to be entered that is "Not For Sale". The Student/Teacher Show would be one of those shows each year. The second would be determined by the Show Committee when the show calendar is established each year.

WITHDRAWAL

Artists are expected to leave their work in the exhibit until the date for pick-up.
Non-compliance may cause disqualification of the artist from future exhibits.  If a winning piece sells, a “sold” sign will be posted and the purchaser will be asked to leave the piece until the show ends. In the event the piece is sold to an individual who is leaving the area, the exhibition chairperson may approve removal of the work by the purchaser.


Under no circumstances shall an artist be permitted to pick-up a winning piece of work prior to the end of a show. If an artist knows they may need to pick up work prior to the end of a show, the artist is expected to declare a pick-up date on the submission form and is disqualified from any judging and receiving awards for the show.

PICKUP

Artists must pick up work promptly on the specified date and time or to arrange for pick-up by someone else.  Due to a lack of storage we are not able to store work. Work left more than 30 days after the designated pick-up date will be forfeited to Beach Art Center for disposal at our discretion.

SALES

Beach Art Center deducts 30% donation on all sales. The exhibiting artist is responsible for paying the tax on the sale to the state of Florida.

REPRODUCTION

Unless specifically noted, the Beach Art Center shall have permission to photograph and reproduce, for publicity purposes and publication on our website, any work(s) of art placed on exhibition.

RESPONSIBILITY

All entries will be handled with the greatest of care.  The Beach Art Center shall not be held responsible for any damage or loss by any cause.  All entries are submitted at your own risk and received subject to this condition.

COMPLIANCE

Submission of any entry into any show constitutes the Artist’s understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions listed above.

The Beach Art Center is a family friendly environment. The Gallery Committee reserves the right to reject an entry for any reason.

QUESTIONS?

Give us a call at 727-596-4331 or email gallerybeachartcenter@gmail.com

Please refer to these requirements for all show entries.

The Beach Art Center observes requirements which are comparable with those of all major art organizations to benefit artists of all levels.


ALL FEES, TERMS & REQUIREMENTS ARE STANDARD FOR ALL SHOWS. THE BEACH ART CENTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PUBLISH EXCEPTIONS AT OUR DISCRETION. ANY EXCEPTIONS WILL BE POSTED IN THE APPLICABLE CALL TO ARTISTS.

(These Updated Requirements Effective January 1, 2022.)