Rock Island Art Guild
40th Fine Arts Exhibition
at the Figge Art Museum
The Rock Island Art Guild is celebrating its 40th Fine Arts Exhibition in 2018! Once again the exhibition is at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, from January 27 to May 20, 2018. Artists within a 150-mile radius of Rock Island, IL are encouraged to enter up to two original works of art (per entry fee) that must have been created in the last five years. The juror is Dr. Patricia McDonnell, Director of the Wichita Art Museum.
Prize Awards for the RIAG Fine Arts Exhibition:
First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $300
Sally MacMillan Watercolor Award: $500
Bernice and Stanley Harris Two-dimensional Award: $500
Zeivel Harris Freestanding Entry Award: $500
Honorable Mentions: $100
People’s Choice Voted by Visitors: $50
Children’s Choice Voted by Visitors: $50
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Ceramic, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture or works on paper.
The exhibition is open to artists residing within a 150-mile radius of the Quad Cities. Entries are limited to one submission of up to two original works of art (per entry fee) and must have been created in the last five years. Giclée reproductions are not considered to be original. Diptychs and triptychs will be counted as one entry. Works previously exhibited in the Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition will not be accepted.
A two-dimensional entry installed on a wall must be framed and ready to be installed. Frames and mats must be museum quality, clean, and in good condition.Plexiglass is strongly recommended. D rings are preferred over wire. Hanging works may not exceed 6 foot x 8 foot framed dimensions. Three-dimensional work should not exceed 8 foot x 6 foot x 6 foot in any direction per object, be freestanding, and it must be movable by two people. All works must have an identification label on reverse or underside. A work requiring special installation must come with clear instructions and/or diagrams and may require the artist be present during the installation.
The Figge Art Museum and the Rock Island Art Guild are not responsible for items damaged due to improper packing or from damages that occur during transit. All work will be insured for the duration of the exhibit. Work will not be insured for more than the sale price.
Selection of artwork included in this show is made by the juror from digital images. Awards are selected by the juror, in person, from the installed exhibition.
The Rock Island Art Guild and the Figge Art Museum reserve the right to photograph works for the purpose of documentation, education, and publicity. Works may be included on both the Rock Island Art Guild and Figge Art Museum’s websites. Submission of an entry to this exhibition constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this prospectus by the entrant.
DELIVERY/RETURN OF ARTWORK
Artists are responsible for the whole cost of shipping. Mailed works must arrive by January 15th with a prepaid return label enclosed. Hand-delivered works may be delivered on January 19th and 20th from 10-4 pm. Deliver to Figge Art Museum located at 225 West 2nd Street in Davenport, Iowa. Pick-up dates for hand-delivered works are May 25th and 26th from 10-4 pm at the Figge Art Museum. ID may be required before works are released. The Figge Art Museum and the Rock Island Art Guild are not responsible for works left over 30 days.