Dreams and Nightmares National Juried Exhibition

Open to all artists residing in the United States.

Gallery Underground, 2120 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

February 1 – 26, 2021
Deadline to enter: 12PM December 14, 2020
Juried by Emily Francisco

$500 in cash prizes awarded

Gallery Underground announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, February 1 – 26, 2021.  Artists will interpret the theme “Dreams and Nightmares”  –  from the beautiful and sublime to the dark and twisted. All media accepted.

R E Q U I R E M E N T S:

All media accepted.
Digital Entries accepted online only at: https://dreamsandnightmares.artcall.org
Entry fee: $35 for up to 2 digital Images – jpeg format only, 72 or 300 dpi, not larger than 1,000 pixels on longest side.  The entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.  By applying to the show, artist acknowledges that fee is nonrefundable.  Before entering, artists should ensure that work is available to exhibit during the dates of the show (remove work from all shows, galleries, and online sales sites).                                                                     

C A L E N D A R:

Entry Deadline:    12PM December 14, 2020
Notifications to artists: December 21, 2020
Receiving:    10AM-12PM January 30, 2021
Exhibit opens: February 1, 2021
Reception (if held), Awards Ceremony: February 5, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm
Exhibition closes: 6PM February 26, 2021

Pickup of work:   

10AM-12PM February 27, 2021

T E R M S  A N D  C O N D I T I O N S: 

1. A maximum of two entries per artist is permitted ($35 for up to two).  Entry fee of $35 is not refundable for any reason.  One image (jpeg) per submission.

2. Any work previously accepted into an Arlington Artists Alliance juried show (Gallery Underground/Gallery Clarendon) will not be accepted.

3. All Works must be original, entirely the work of the Artist, and not based on or incorporating copyrighted work by another artist or photographer unless artist has obtained permission to use copyrighted work.  This also applies to computer-generated and digital work.

4 No giclees prints, or other reproductions except photography and hand-pulled works will be accepted.

5. Two-dimensional work may not exceed 60 inches high and 48 inches wide nor weigh more than 50 lbs. 3D work may not exceed 6 feet on its longest side, and must weigh less than 75 lbs.                                                            

6. By entering artwork(s) in this show, Artist agrees that these works are currently available – not currently in any other show, on any online or other sales venues or otherwise unavailable to deliver to show if accepted.  Artist agrees that any accepted work will be available to deliver by deadline specified and will be removed from any online sales venue until close of show.                  

7. Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, change the sales price, or withdraw or remove a work after it has been accepted.

8. All work must be for sale, priced at $100 and up.  No work accepted and hung in show may be removed by artist until close of show.  Work is considered consigned to Gallery Underground, who will be the exclusive seller of the work for the duration of the show.                    
9. All two-dimensional works on paper must be matted under glass or Plexiglas.
10. Photographs printed on stretched canvas will not be accepted.  Photographs framed under glass or Plexiglas must be matted.  Photos mounted on metal and photos under glass without a frame are acceptable and do not need a mat, as long as the backs are wired for hanging.  Photographs should be signed, either on the mat or on the photo.  Please email curators if you have any other method of displaying photography.

11. Works on gallery-wrapped canvas must have sides painted with no staples showing.

12. All work must be ready for presentation with the appropriate framing.  Framing standards will be sent upon acceptance of your work.  Work not meeting these framing standards will not be hung. 
13. Gallery Underground reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria enumerated here.  $35 entry fee is not refundable in the event work is rejected. 

A C C E P T E D   W O R K S:
Artworks will be hand delivered between10AM-12PM January 30, 2021or shipped to arrive by 12PM January 30, 2021.  Work may be shipped/delivered early – note our hours are 10AM – 6PM Monday – Friday for shipped work.  Any work not received by 12PM January 30, 2021 will not be hung.  Any work not picked up within 30 days of date of pickup (Saturday, February 27th, 2020) will become the property of Gallery Underground.

Notification of accepted or non-accepted work will be via email as early as possible after deadline, but no later than December 21, 2020.  Sales will be promoted.  All work must be for sale, priced at $100 and up.  Gallery Underground will retain a 30% commission on all sales (20% for current Arlington Artists Alliance members). 

P U B L I C I T Y   D I S C L A I M E R:
Gallery Underground reserves the right to use entry photographs for purposes of publicity, documentation, and promotion.

L E G A L   A G R E E M E N T:
Submission of entry constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with all of the conditions and terms contained in this prospectus.  No work accepted into this agreement may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.  All decisions of the Juror are final.  No refunds will be granted for noncompliance with this agreement.

A B O U T   T H E  J U R O R:
Emily Francisco is a sculptress specializing in the creation of interactive objects that generate sound.  Born in Honolulu, raised in the lead belt, educated in Saint Louis and the District of Columbia – she exhibits work internationally and occasionally performs around Washington DC.  Emily has exhibited with Gallery Neptune & Brown (DC), Transformer (DC), The Fridge (DC), Flashpoint (DC), The Cecile R. Hunt Gallery (Saint Louis, MO), Artisphere (Arlington, VA), Area 405 (Baltimore, MD), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania), GlogauAIR Project Space (Berlin, Germany), Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts (Saint Louis, MO), The Goethe-Institut (DC), The Kennedy Center Hall of Nations (DC), and The Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center (DC).  Emily currently maintains her studio at STABLE Arts in Washington DC.

Curators: Sandi Parker and Steena Fullmer
Phone: 571-483-0652