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50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition
June 9, 2014 to July 25, 2014
Naples FL
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Application Dates:
Dec 7, 2013 - Mar 19, 2014
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Apr 14, 2014

The 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition

Exhibition Dates June 9 - July 25, 2014

Founders exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the founding members of the Naples Art Association. Artists are invited to submit one or two current works in any media for The 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition.

The fine art exhibition will be installed on the ground floor and second level of The von Liebig Art Center in six galleries and will be on view from June 9 through July 25, 2014. The von Liebig Art Center is located in Naples, Florida in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and arts district.

$2,500 in cash awards will be presented to artists during the Preview Reception on Friday, June 8, 2014. Attendance during the reception is encouraged, but is not required. Award checks will be mailed to winning artists who are unable to attend.

List of Awards
$1,000 Best of Show
$700 First Place
$400 Juror’s Choice Award
$200 Award of Merit
$100 Honorable Mention
$100 Honorable Mention

Juror and Awards Judge: Erin Wright, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Erin Wright is Director of Artist Initiatives and Special Projects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Her twenty years of experience in the art world has ranged from Sotheby’s auction house to grant making for the Lannan Foundation to writing and research as co-editor of the Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings to organizing exhibitions and project management for Gagosian Gallery. Her current focus at LACMA is on artist projects and producing films about artists and their work, most recently with John Baldessari, Michael Heizer, Ed Ruscha, James Turrell and Peter Zumthor. She has collaborated with and commissioned work from filmmakers such as Lance Accord, Doug Pray and Lucy Walker, as a producer for LACMA films.

Erin Wright received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and English from Simmons College and completed additional studies at the Courtauld Institute in London. She has been an advisor for the LEF Foundation and a member of the Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association. The film A Brief History of John Baldessari, which she commissioned and produced for LACMA, Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, earned a nomination of Best Documentary Short from South by Southwest Film festival in 2012.

Lecture – Reinventing a Museum: How I Learned to Move a 340-ton Boulder

On Wednesday, June 4 at 5:30 pm, Erin Wright will lecture at The von Liebig Art Center. She will discuss and share her special projects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Admission is free.

The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center
Founded in 1954, the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center is located in downtown Naples and presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art by regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Naples Art Association’s education program offers professional studio art courses and workshops in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture and applied arts. A lecture series features visiting speakers who cover dynamic and stimulating topics in art. The von Liebig Art Center’s galleries are open Monday - Friday from 10 AM until 4 PM and on Saturdays from October to May.

Naples Art Association Membership
Membership in the Naples Art Association is required for participation in the jury process. An annual membership is $75. One of the many benefits of membership with the Naples Art Association is the opportunity to display and sell artwork. Upcoming opportunities include: The 7th Annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibition, October 13 - November 7, 2014; four exhibitions held in the Members’ Gallery each year between October and May and Art in the Park an outdoor festival held the first Saturday of each month from November through April.

Size Limitations and Presentation
There are two entry categories: 2-dimensional artwork and 3-dimensional artwork. If you are applying with one work of 2D and one work in 3D you must create two separate applications and only pay for one.

2-dimensional artwork : maximum width 108 inches and height 108 inches (including frame if artwork is framed). Artwork must be ready for display. Framed works must be sturdy. Glass may be used only if frame is smaller than 26 x 26 inches. For safety reasons, larger frames requiring a glazing must have Plexiglas.

3-dimensional artwork : maximum dimensions 60 x 60 x 60 inches with a maximum weight 60 lbs. Ceiling suspended artwork not to exceed a total weight of 5 lbs.

Current Naples Art Association members and artists joining the Naples Art Association are invited to submit images of their artwork for the jury process. One or two images of original artwork created after January 1, 2012 and not previously exhibited in The von Liebig Art Center may be entered. There is a limit of two entries per artist. Prints produced from original works of art are not eligible. Accepted artwork must remain on display for the entire duration of the exhibition.

Non-Refundable Entry Fee
The $40 non-refundable entry fee entitles you to enter one or two artworks in the 2-dimensional and/or 3-dimensional artwork categories. Applications will be accepted online until 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on March 19, 2014. The non-refundable entry fee is $40 and is payable online by credit card.

Notification - Check Your Juried Art Services Account for the Results

To view the results for your entries, log into your Juried Art Services account on or after April 24, 2014 and go to “applications.” Mouse over and click, one at a time, on the application bars for each of your entries. Clicking on the application bar will open a notification letter with jury process results. Notification letters for accepted entries will include a web link to complete instructions for shipping or delivering your artwork.

Artist’s Statement
An artist’s statement will be mounted near each artwork in the exhibition. Artist’s Statements are included in the exhibition to provide insight and information for gallery visitors, docents and art collectors. Artists with artwork accepted for the exhibition who wish to update their artist’s statements may do so by email before May 14, 2014. Unless updated by the deadline, the artist’s statement uploaded with your Juried Art Services entry will be used for the exhibition.

Artwork Delivery
Artwork accepted for The 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition may be hand delivered or shipped to Naples, Florida. Accepted photographs must remain on display for the entire duration of the exhibition and cannot be removed from The von Liebig Art Center until 12 noon on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Hand Delivery: Deliver accepted artwork on Sunday, May 18th from 12 noon to 2 PM or on Wednesday, May 28th from 10 AM - 2 PM. Driving directions to The von Liebig Art Center are available at `naplesart.org

Shipping Your Accepted Artwork: Accepted artwork may be shipped to ARTMove LCC in Naples, Florida to arrive by no later than May 21, 2014. Exhibitors are responsible for the cost of transporting their artwork to and from Naples, Florida. Shipped artwork must include a FedEx or UPS prepaid return shipping label or Airbill. Shipping to P.O. Boxes is not permitted. Place the prepaid shipping label or Airbill in an envelope and attach it to the outside of your shipping container. ARTMove LLC will receive and return all shipped artwork. The ARTMove LLC shipping address and contact information will be provided with the Juried Art Services acceptance letter to all applicants whose artwork is accepted for the exhibition.

Use care when packing your artwork. Cushion frame on all sides with at least 4 inches of packing material and pack in a sturdy shipping carton. Popcorn (loose foam) is not an acceptable packing material as it will allow your artwork to shift during transit. Airfloat Systems sells excellent cushioned-shipping “Strongbox” containers that are sturdy and reusable. See www.airfloatsys.com. FedEx Office locations sell lightweight boxes specifically designed for shipping framed artwork http://www.fedex.com/us/office/services/packandship/supplies.html.

Please note: The Naples Art Association and ARTmove LLC are not responsible for artwork damaged during shipment. The NAA reserves the right to disqualify damaged artwork from the exhibition.

Preview Reception
On Friday, June 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM the NAA will host a Preview Reception and Awards Presentation at The von Liebig Art Center. Each exhibiting artist is eligible to bring one non-member guest to the reception free of charge.

Artwork exhibited in The 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition may be available for purchase or listed as NFS (not for sale). Once stated, neither the price nor title of artwork may be changed. The NAA processes artwork sales and will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition. Proceeds from artwork sales support the NAA’s exhibition programs. Artists’ proceed checks will be mailed. Artists should receive their checks within three weeks from the close of the exhibition.

Artwork Pick-up or Shipped Artwork Return
Artwork will be available for pick-up from 12 noon to 2 PM on Sunday, July 27th and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Monday, July 28, 2014. Artwork should be picked-up during scheduled pick-up dates. Shipped artwork will be return shipped by ARTMove LLC in Naples the week of August 4, 2014.


Due care will be taken with all artwork. However, the Naples Art Association will not be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibited artwork. Artists may wish to acquire insurance to cover loss and/or damage.

2014 Calendar
March 6 - Off-line Entry Deadline (pen and paper application form, additional fee applies)

March 19 - Entry Deadline

April 24 - Notification Date (notification posts to your Juried Art Services account)

May 14 - Deadline for Update Artist’s Statement (optional)

May 18, 12 noon to 2 pm - Artwork Receiving (or on an earlier day by appointment)

May 21, - Shipped Artwork Deadline (ship to ArtMove, LLC)

May 28, 10 am to 2 pm - Artwork Receiving

June 4, 5:30 pm, Erin Wright lectures at The von Liebig Art Center

June 6, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Preview Reception and Awards Presentation

July 27, 12 noon to 2 pm - Artwork Pick-up

July 28, 10 am to 2 pm - Artwork Pick-up

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