Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Enter our Luminosity 2012 Exhibition!

 There are many wonderful prizes to be won. A big thank you to The Framing Depot, Studio Six, Emotive Expressions, Lynrich Arts, and the Art Supplies discount store, our award sponsors for this years show.  

Bayview Watercolour Society
Call to Artists

Luminosity 2012 Exhibition
May 2-6 2012

McKay Art Centre, Main Street Unionville, Markham

Awards Juror: Birgit O’Connor
Reception and Award presentation Thursday May 3rd from 7-9pm

Eligibility of artists: The exhibition of original, water based media on paper, board or canvas is open to all members of the Bayview Watercolour Society.

Paintings must be executed within the last three years without instructor supervision. Work using photographs other than the artist’s own is not considered original.

Works previously shown in BWS exhibitions are ineligible. All paintings must be ready to hang and meet the display standards set by the society. (see separate attachment on show rules) All paintings will be required to hang for the duration of the show.

Sales: A 20% commission will be retained by BWS from all sales. Please price your paintings accordingly.

Delivery and collection of paintings: Paintings should be hand delivered to the McKay Art Centre between 12-1pm on Tuesday May 1st. You will also be required to pay the appropriate entry fee at this time.

Paintings need to be collected between 10-11am on Tuesday May 8th.  Any painting not collected will be subject to a $25 per day storage fee made payable to BWS.

Awards: The juror for awards, Birgit O’Connor, will present the awards on May 3rd.

The Framing Depot Award for Best in show… $250 cash

The Framing Depot Award for 2nd place… $150 cash

The Framing Depot Award for 3rd Place… $100 cash

The Emotive Expressions Award for 4th place… $100 Art photography and printing voucher

Art Supplies Landscape Award... $50 voucher

The Phyllis Forrest Memorial, Floral Award …$25 voucher

The Ken MacFarlane Watercolour Award …$25 voucher

The Studio Six Mixed Media Award …$25 voucher

The Studio Six Acrylic Award… $25 voucher

The Lynrich Arts Award for best presentation …$25 voucher

The President’s Encouragement Award ...$30

3 Honourable Mentions… Award Certificates

People’s Choice Award

Entries: Entries must be received by April 3 2012, Fee $10 for the first painting and $5 each for any additional painting.

Because there is no formal jurying in of paintings other than meeting our display/ hanging  guidelines there will be a maximum of 50 paintings accepted into the exhibition (If the maximum number is reached before the deadline date the entries will be closed early)

 Please make sure that your 2012-13 membership is renewed to be eligible for entry. (Deadline: March 31, 2012)

Read the options below, choose either option 1 or option 2 and then E mail the appropriate information to Marion

Entry Option 1: You can submit up to 3 paintings no bigger than 24 x 30 inches outside dimensions of frame

Entry Option 2: You can submit one painting with framing dimensions no
larger than 36 by 44 inches and one other no larger than 24 x 30 inches (if you want this option you need to submit your entry early as there will only be 3 large paintings accepted into the whole show)

For each painting please provide Marion with the:
Image size (in inches)
Frame size (outside dimensions)
Medium used watercolour, acrylic or mixed media (if mixed media please specify which variety of media used
Choice of sitting time (see below)
Can you also please write a sentence about each painting outlining location or idea e.g’s  “Plein Aire, Main street Unionville in winter.” Or “ An exploration of light on petals”

On receipt of the above information Marion will provide you with labels to attach to the backs of your paintings. Please confirm the accuracy of the information on your labels when received. If there are any errors, new labels will be issued. Do not wait until the day of hanging to have information changed.

All members who have work in the show must be available to sit for 1 session. Please also provide Marion with 1st and 2nd choice for sitting time.
Wednesday 10 am- 2pm
Wednesday 1pm-5pm
Thursday 10 am- 2pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm
Thursday evening… Reception and Award ceremony
Friday 10 am- 2pm
Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 10 am- 2pm
Saturday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 4pm-8pm
Sunday 10 am- 2pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

We will let you know your exact sitting time by email after April 3 once the sitting schedule has been compiled.

Any person with paintings in the exhibition is entitled to submit cards, giclee prints or matted original paintings FREE OF CHARGE. All items need to be presented in crystal clear bags or equivalent for a professional finish. Prices need to be clearly labelled on each item.  20% of all sales during the exhibition will be taken by BWS.


Anonymous said...

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Ona Kingdon said...

Thanks Lizbeth :)