CALL FOR ARTISTS
OC Fine Arts Showcase Gallery
with Featured Artist
TAKE-IN is SUNDAY August 19 between 5:00 and 7:00 PM
OC Fine Arts Showcase Gallery
with Featured Artist
Take-In: SUNDAY August 19, 2012 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Soft Opening: Wednesday August 22nd - 10:30 – 2:00 pm
Reception: Saturday August 25 - 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Duration of Show: August 22nd through October 7th (7 weeks duration)
Take-Out: Sunday October 7th - 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Sales: OC Fine Arts will charge 25% commission on all artwork sold during the exhibition
Gallery Sitting: All participating artists are required to work 3 to 4 shifts up to 4 hours in duration
Fee: 2-D OPTION 1 = .42¢ per running foot - (refer to quantity and size restrictions below)
(Height in inches + Width in inches x .42 = entry fee per piece including frame)
2-D OPTION 2 = $68.00 Flat Fee ( refer to quantity and size restrictions below)
3-D $12 per piece, 6 piece maximum (price includes pedestal for freestanding pieces)
Saturday/Sunday August 11 and 12 11:30 – 3:00 PM: NEW ARTISTS to be JURIED
“Vietnam Today” is open to Showcase Gallery juried members. If you have already been juried-in by
Showcase Gallery, you do NOT need to complete this step. If you are not already juried by Showcase
Gallery and you wish to participate in this event, drop off 4-5 pieces of your best artwork to Showcase
Gallery on Saturday August 11 or Sunday August 12. The Showcase committee will meet and jury your entries and notify you later that week. Make sure your contact information is on each artwork.
Sunday August 19th: Take-in Day 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Showcase juried artists bring your artwork to be exhibited in the main gallery.
Artwork should be gallery-ready: All 2-D artwork MUST be wired at the back, canvas secured and wire secure (NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS WILL BE PERMITED). All artwork should be framed unless using a box canvas with the image wrapped, sides must be painted on canvas wraps.
Saturday August 25th: Artists’ Reception 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Vietnam Today is a cooperative effort of Showcase Gallery juried members of OC Fine Arts. All participating artists should plan to contribute $10 or bring refreshments as organized by the hospitality team. Live Entertainment is provided by the Showcase Gallery entertainment team.
Sunday October 7th: Take-Out 3:00 – 5:00 PM
The show ends at 3:00 PM on October 7th. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE YOUR WORK BEFORE 3:00 PM.
If for any reason you cannot remove your artwork during the time specified, contact a member of the Showcase Gallery Committee and make other arrangements.
** Exhibiting Artists may display their resume/biography in the Showcase Gallery Artist Listing which
will be made available to the visitors.
ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE: http://ocfinearts.org/vietnam-today.html
NOTE: It is not guaranteed that all artwork submitted by each artist will be hung together. Artwork may be stacked.
This is a juried exhibition. You must be a Showcase Gallery juried member to participate. If you wish to participate in this show
and you have not already gone through the jury process with Showcase Gallery contact Leti C. Stiles at email@example.com as soon as possible.
VIETNAM TODAY Conditions of Exhibition
2-D Size and Quantity Limitations
All 2-D media is accepted. All measurements include the frame
Maximum size is 48”x48”. Larger artworks must be pre-approved by the Showcase Gallery Committee.
Maximum entries for “large-format” artworks is 3 (equal to or larger than 24 x 36 including frame)
Maximum for “medium-format” artworks is 4 (greater than 13x16 and less than 24x36 including frame)
Maximum entries for “small-format” artworks is 6 (equal to or smaller than 13 x 16 including frame)
If you have questions about these limitations, contact Leti C. Stiles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This outline represents a guideline used for acceptance. The Showcase Committee will evaluate your entries and
make the final determination of which and how many artworks can be accepted per artist.
If you have a variety of both small, medium and large format and are not sure of your maximum piece count, contact a member of the Showcase Gallery committee prior to Take-In.
* OCFA and Showcase Gallery reserve the right to refuse any artworks of inappropriate quality or subject matter
2-D Flat Fee
Showcase Gallery provides two pricing options for the “Vietnam Today” Exhibition, Flat Fee and
“per linear inch”. Both pricing structures follow the size and quantity limitations mentioned above.
If you will only be entering one or two smaller pieces of artwork the linear-inch pricing will be more
affordable. For the larger format artworks the “Flat Fee” option may work out better for you.
“Vietnam Today” - Flat Fee is $68.00
(make checks payable to OCFA. Cash and credit cards also accepted at Take-In)
2-D Linear Inch Pricing Instructions
See Size and Quantity Limitations above. The “linear-inch” pricing offers an opportunity to save some
money if you will be showing a limited number of artworks, and, or smaller pieces. The Entry Form
provides a visual example of pricing your entries using this option of payment.
ALL MEASUREMENTS NEED TO INCLUDE THE FRAME
1. Measure the Height of your artwork example: 13 (9” plus 2”frame top and bottom)
2. Measure the Width of your artwork example: 16 (12” plus 2”frame top and bottom)
3. Add the Height and Width example: 29 (Height plus Width)
4. Multiply by 0.42 example: 29 x 0.42 = $12.18 ß price for this entry
Your Gallery Participation is Required
All Showcase juried artists are required to participate as part of their membership in the Gallery.
While exhibiting in the Gallery, each artist will work 3 to 4 shifts* that are up to 4 hours in duration for the run of the show. Signup for ‘gallery sitting’ is done during Take-In. In the event you cannot work yourself or you will miss one of your scheduled shifts YOU are responsible to contact and pay one of our substitute gallery sitters. A list of substitute sitters will be available during Take-In. The cost is $25 per shift. If you are a “no show” you will be charged $25.00 and could be excluded from future exhibits.
Artist’s Reception: All exhibiting artists are encouraged to attend the reception. This is your
opportunity to meet art patrons and talk about your art. OCFA is asking that all exhibiting artists pay $5.00 toward the cost of reception refreshments. OCFA will provide all food and drinks for the event.
* The actual amount of shifts-per-artist is determined by the total number of exhibiting artists and the duration of
the show. For first-time gallery sitters training is a requirement. You can schedule a training session during Take-In.
Labeling your Artwork
Each piece of artwork must be labeled FRONT and BACK. The Front label is used for identification while
the permanent wall labeling is mounted, it is then removed. The Back label is used for identification for
Sales and Take-Out. Labels must include the; Artist Name, Contact info (phone# or email), Title of
artwork, Medium, and Price. Labels are available from the ocfinears.org website and at Take-In.
Items required for Entry ( Take-In day )
- Your artwork – Properly framed and wired
- Artist Inventory/Entry Form – including flat fee or linear fee calculations
- Artwork Labels – all entries need to be properly labeled as described above
- ENTRY FEE – check payable to OCFA is preferred. Cash and credit cards are also accepted
- Sign up for Gallery Sitting
TAKE-IN is SUNDAY August 19th between 5:00 and 7:00 PM