Discovery 2013: an exhibition for new and emerging artists

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Organization Name: 
Seymour Art Gallery

Discovery 2013 

Open to artists in British Columbia. The Discovery exhibition is looking to provide exposure to new and emerging artists; therefore eligibility is limited to artists who self-identify as emerging artists.

The Discovery 2013 theme is: Earth. 

Entry Fee:
$10.00 jury fee. Selected artists must become members of the Seymour Art Gallery. Cheques made payable to Seymour Art Gallery. Sorry, no refunds. Limit one work per artist or artist collaboration.

All work must be labeled on the back of the artwork with the artist’s name, phone number, selling price (insured value if not for sale), title and medium. Please make sure items ‘Not For Sale’ are labeled clearly. 

Work must be suitably prepared for exhibition, ready for presentation. Wall mounted work must be appropriately framed or stretched with finished sides and properly wired for hanging; to ensure display as artist intends, instructions may be included. Work not properly prepared for exhibition may not be exhibited.

Work for exhibition must be available for installation at 10am on January 7, 2013 and remain on display for the duration of the Discovery exhibition:  January 8, 2013 through February 3, 2013.

The Seymour Art Gallery will retain a 35% artist donation for all works (or orders) sold. Work not for sale (NFS) should be labeled as such and should include a value for insurance purposes. The insured value of each work will be 35% less than the sale price, meaning it will not include artist donation.

While every precaution will be taken to ensure the care and safety of the works entered, the Seymour Art Gallery, or any of their members, staff or volunteer workers cannot assume responsibility for the loss due to damage, theft or other causes for works submitted to the jury. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Works selected and displayed in the Seymour Art Gallery during the Discovery exhibition will be covered by the Seymour Art Gallery’s insurance policy. Unrealistic claims will be questioned and must be supported in writing.

How to Apply: 

There are no restrictions as to media or size of artworks. Fine or applied art in all media, individually or collaboratively produced, including traditional and indigenous work is welcome. Only original works are eligible. Work must have been completed after January 2012 and must not have been previously shown in a public juried exhibition. Upon delivery of work, artists must attach the entry form (below) and  a one-paragraph artist statement explaining how the submitted artwork addresses the 2013 theme: Earth. 

Delivery of work for jury selection:
Saturday November 3, 2012 between 10:30am and 1pm to Seymour Art Gallery.

Pick up of entries after jurying:
Sunday November 4, 2012 between 10:30am and 4:30pm at Seymour Art Gallery.

Awards and prizes:
Emerging Artist Award $300
Honorable Mentions 

See attached PDF for entry form

Contact Information

Seymour Art Gallery
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Phone Number: 
(604) 924-1378