Saturday, April 11, 2009

Masterworks In the Vineyard

Deadline: July 24, 2009 by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE)

Masterworks In the Vineyard

ELTHAM College of Education
October 17 - 30, 2009

Masterworks In the Vineyard is a bi-ennial invitational exhibition showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists working in a diverse range of media. Over the past 20 years MASTERWORKS has achieved an increasing reputation as an exceptional visual art exhibition, a true reflection of the calibre of the artists and works represented and ELTHAM College of Education’s steadfast commitment to the arts.

Held at Swipers Gully Vineyard and Restaurant, in the glorious Victorian Yarra Valley, MASTERWORKS is not only a fundraising vehicle for ELTHAM College of Education but an important and deliberate celebration of the visual arts. The growing reputation of this exceptional bi-ennial art exhibition is a true reflection of both ELTHAM’s steadfast commitment to the arts and the caliber of the artists represented.

All monies raised contribute to “Greening ELTHAM”, a committed effort to increase environmental sustainability at ELTHAM College.

Selection Process
Artists are required to read the attached conditions of entry and submit the Pre-Selection Entry form, together with a biography and reasonably sized digital images of their work by Friday July 24. Digital images must be a true representation of the actual works offered for submission. Please note, as space is limited, preference will be given to early submissions.

Artists may offer the following number of images for pre-selection:
- 10 paintings, sculptures, ceramic & glass works of which up to 3 may be selected, or
- 20 pieces of jewelry of which up to 10 may be selected.

If selected, artists will be asked to submit an Artists statement and entry fees.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  • All artwork must be original or appropriately marked Limited Edition Artist’s print and not more than 3 years old. Work must not have been submitted in previous MASTERWORKS Exhibitions.

  • All Final Selection Artists must submit an Artists Statement of not more than 150 words to be included in the Catalogue. This statement should include a very brief background, description of their style, influences, and any recent major prizes and awards.

  • Final Selection Artists may be asked to supply a high-resolution image of each work selected. These images may be used in the promotion of MASTERWORKS 2009/11 in print and web advertising.

  • Due to limited hanging space, all work submitted to be hung must be no greater than 100 cm in width including the frame, (75-80 cm preferred). Oversized works may be considered on merit.

  • All sale proceeds will be collected by ELTHAM College of Education, which will retain a 30% commission. GST on the net sales amount will be the sole responsibility of the Artist.

  • Artists are entitled to one complimentary ticket to the Opening Night Gala and are encouraged to attend.

Entry Fee
A $60 entry fee per artist is payable on Final Selection.

Visit the website for complete details:

Download the prospectus and entry form: masterworks-2009-entry-form [pdf]

The Masterworks Committee

Masterworks Committee
c/ Community Relations Office
ELTHAM College of Education
PO Box 40