Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Four Seasons

Deadline: January 10, 2014 (RECEIVE)

The Four Seasons
2014 Juried Exhibition
Botanical Artists of Canada

Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills
Toronto, Ontario
March 26 to April 6, 2014

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
1. The exhibition is open to all BAC members in good standing (dues paid). Non-members must apply and pay for membership in the Botanical Artists of Canada prior to sending an entry into the exhibition.
2. Entries must be two-dimensional original botanical art defined by BAC as follows: “Botanical art is art whose goal is to depict whole plants or parts of plants in a manner that is both esthetically pleasing and scientifically accurate.”
Acceptable mediums include watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite, oil, acrylic, mixed media, water-soluble pencils, gouache, scratch board, ink and pastel. Concept, design, and execution of the artwork shall be solely that of the artist. No work shall be based on copyrighted or published materials. Any photographic reference used for the entire or majority of the source must have been taken by the artist. Photographic and computer-generated work is not acceptable.
3. Work must not have been exhibited at a previous BAC exhibition, and must have been executed within 3 years of the entry deadline.
4. Artwork accepted for the juried show must not exceed 1,728 square inches (e.g., 48" x 36") framed.
Work must be wired for hanging. With the exception of oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, all works must be framed to a professional standard. Oil and acrylic works on canvas may be entered without a frame as long as the sides, top, and bottom are painted and the staples are on the back.
Framed works must be received matted in white or off-white and framed in a simple "L" profile (gallery) frame of neutral colour (gold tone, silver tone, black or medium-to-dark wood).


The following awards will be presented:
• Best in Show ($350)
• The Pamela Stagg Award for Best Watercolour ($150)
• The Celia Godkin Award for Best Drawing [pencil, coloured pencil, pastels, charcoal, scratchboard, pen and ink] ($150)
• The Jean Johnson Award for Best Painting in a Medium Other Than Watercolour [oil, acrylic, gouache, mixed media] ($150)
• People’s Choice Award – a $50 gift certificate for art supplies
• A number of Honourable Mentions will also be presented

Jurors: Pamela Stagg, Kathryn Chorney, James Eckenwalder

Download Prospectus: 2014_BAC_Call_for_Entries_Final.pdf

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