Encore! Mt Morris

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Art in the Country Art Show
ENCORE! Mt. Morris Exhibition
September 8-29, 2018
Old Sandstone Gallery
Historic Mt. Morris Campus
122 S Wesley Avenue
Mt. Morris, IL 61054


Host: Encore! Mt. Morris, a cultural initiative of the Mt. Morris Economic Development Corp, with the goal of developing Mt. Morris into a unique, thriving, rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois. Show will be held in the Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 S Wesley Ave, Mt. Morris, IL

Call for entries: Encore’s fourth gallery show of the 2018 season, this juried show invites original art of all kinds, with a rural or Midwest theme. Artists may submit 1-3 images of their original works for consideration. Accepted art works must be the same item(s) that are displayed in the show (no substitutions). Artists must be 18 years old or older. Only those images received by the deadline will be considered.

Specifications for art pieces: 2D format: Maximum size: 48” x 48”; minimum framed size: 8 x 10”; weight: <40 pounds; frames: wired for hanging; no warped, dirty or damaged frames please. 3D format: Contact us with your questions about very large works.

Awards and publicity: Jurors will select the art pieces for this show, and award prizes. Awards of Excellence will be given in several categories. Encore! Mt. Morris reserves the right to photograph all exhibited work for publicity purposes.

Sales: Art works may be available for sale during the exhibition. Please note that Encore! Mt. Morris retains a 30% commission on all art sales to cover Gallery expenses. Prices may not be changed after submission. Payment for sold art work will be issued 30 days after the close of the exhibition.

How to enter:
• Complete the Artist Application online below.
• Attach JPEG-only images of up to 3 pieces you wish to have considered for the show. Each file name should be:
last name__first name__your image title.jpeg
• Images should be <2 MB each, no smaller than 1024 pixels on the longest side, 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution), and show no frame or mat.
• Pay the entry fee for the number of images you are submitting: Fees can be charged online through PayPal including credit cards. The non-refundable entry fee is $25 (1 image of art piece), $30 (2 images), or $35 (3 images) and must be paid at the time of the application. If you prefer not paying the fee online, you may send a check to Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St, Mt. Morris IL 61054. Make the check out to Mt. Morris Economic Development Group with “Encore Art in the Country” on the memo line.

A printable application is available, click here: Encore! September Art in Country 2018 Application


Insurance and Liability: Every care will be taken to safeguard all work shown under Encore! Mt. Morris’s sponsorship, including a gallery host on the premises whenever the gallery is open. However, all persons submitting artwork for the exhibition are encouraged to maintain their own insurance on their works. Encore! Mt. Morris maintains general liability only, which covers the art in case of major incidents such as fire, theft or sprinkling system failure.

Calendar
August 1: Deadline for receipt of entries (postmarks or dated online submission)
August 2-8: Jury selection of art works announced via email to all artists.
August 20: Deadline for receipt of all artist agreements and all materials (artist bio, artist statement or description of the artistic process used to create the work, artist photo)
September 7: Art work installed in Gallery
September 8-29: Exhibition dates
September 8: Opening reception (artists invited), 5-8pm
September 30: Pickup of unsold work. Any work not picked up within 10 days after will become the property of Encore! Mt. Morris.

September 2018 Art in the Country Registration


Attach JPEG-only images of the 1-3 art pieces you wish to have considered for the show.
• each file name should be: last name__first name__your image #__image title.jpeg
• Images should be <2 MB each, no smaller than 1024 pixels on the longest side, 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution), and show no frame or mat.
• Specifications for 2D art works: Maximum frame size: 48” x 48”; minimum frame size: 8 x 10”; weight: <40 pounds; frame: wired for hanging (No other types of hangers allowed); no warped, dirty or damaged frames please.
• Specifications for 3D art works: Contact us with your questions about very large works.
• Payment of entry fee, required at time of entry.

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3rd Entry

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If registering from a phone or pad, you may not be able to attach the image files. If you prefer: Please send the files via email to September2018@EncoreMtMorris.com (include your name in the subject line).

If registering from a phone or pad, you may not be able to attach the image files. If you prefer: Please send the files via email to September2018@EncoreMtMorris.com (include your name in the subject line).

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After filling-out the above application form,
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Pay online by selecting your number of entries below,
or pay by check to;
Mt. Morris Economic Development Corp.

(put Encore Art in the County on the memo line)
Mail to:
Encore! Mt. Morris
105 West Lincoln St
Mt. Morris, IL 61054

All applications and payments must be prior to the August 1st deadline.

1 Entry

September 2018
Old Sandstone Gallery
Art in the Country Show

$25

2 Entries

September 2018
Old Sandstone Gallery
Art in the Country Show

$30

3 Entries

September 2018
Old Sandstone Gallery
Art in the Country Show

$35