The Renaissance Art Gallery, a non-profit artist cooperative in Huntington, West Virginia, is pleased to announce plans for its 14th Annual National Miniature Exhibition, November 1-December 7, 2014. Questions have been asked about this show. Here are some of the answers. You can download the complete prospectus at: The Renaissance Art Gallery Website
Number Of Works: Each submission will consist of 1 to 3 works. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each batch of three will require an additional entry fee.
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all adult residents of North America only and are 18 years or older.
Work: Original works in any traditional media, prints from original plates, or sculptures will be accepted, provided they have not been exhibited at any previous Renaissance Art Gallery show.
Photography or reproductions are not accepted. Artwork must be the original and cannot be copied from work copyrighted by another artist. No derivative works can be submitted!
Size: Two-dimensional work image area no larger then 25 sq. inches (156 sq cm.) or 5x5” (12.7 x 12.7 cm) any shape will be acceptable as long as it does not exceed 25 sq inches. All work is to be measured in inches. Outside dimensions of frames are not to be larger then 56 sq inches (360 sq. cm) or 7”x8”. Three-dimensional work is limited to 8 inches (20cm) in any direction, including the base or pedestal. All three-dimensional work must stand on its own or have provided support.
Framing: All work must be ready for display, using proper framing. Wood or metal frames only (no plastic). Proper framing (with wires and screw eyes) is required. Exception: one-piece molded fine-art miniature frames with metal hinging ring are acceptable. No saw-toothed hangers. Matted works should be covered with glass or Plexi-glass. Backs of framed works should be neatly covered, and any easel backs must be removed. Stretched canvas need not be covered.
Deadlines and Dates: Artwork(s), entry forms and fee must be included with each entry. Hand-delivered work will be received by the gallery October 17, 18, and 19, 2014 during normal gallery hours, 12:00-4:00 pm. Fri & Sat and 1:00-4:00 pm Sunday. Shipped work should be postmarked no later than October 15, 2014. Return shipping must accompany artwork.
Opening reception will be Sunday November 2, 2014. 2-4 pm At the Renaissance Art Gallery. Exhibition will run through December 7, 2014. Pick up for work will be December 12, 13 & 14, during gallery hours 12-4:00 pm Fri & Sat. and 1-4 pm Sunday. All shipped work will be returned during this week.
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