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Calls for Artists

The first way that most artists show their work at LibertyTown is through our juried shows. Check our our current opportunities below, and we hope to see your work at LibertyTown soon!

 

The Art of Quarantine,

 A National Juried Show

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Times of quarantine and lockdown can be times of despair and isolation, but they can also provide the mind and body space and time to create art in ways we never could before. We decided to do this show to capture a snap shot of all of the work created by artists, shut away at home. New artists welcome. All mediums, including song, speech, poem, video or anything else I can’t think of are welcome. 

Eligibility

All artists, solicited by the panel age 16 and older, working in any media. All literary works must be 1 page or shorter. All visual arts should be no larger than 24”x24” in any direction.

Rules

Visual art work accepted into the show must be for sale. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no saw tooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Fees

$15 First piece  (everyone gets the member’s price for this show)

$5 for each additional piece.

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 30% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

8/24:             Submissions due by 12 AM Eastern Time        

8/31              All work due onsite, either via mail or drop off

9/4:                Opening reception (online and MAYBE in person)

9/27:             Show closes, unsold work will be picked up and shipped back.

 

Entry

All electronic submissions are due, by August 24th at 12:00 am via Submittable. Please use this link to get to the Submittable form for entries. https://libertytownarts.submittable.com/submit/167654/the-art-of-quarantine.  Physical pieces are due by August 31st, COB wither via mail or by drop off.

Information

After being juried into the show, please include the following information, printed  or written clearly and securely attached to you work:

Name

Address

City/State/Zip

Telephone

Email

Title

Size

Medium

Price

Physical Delivery

All Visual Art should be physically dropped off at:

LibertyTown Arts Workshop

916 Liberty Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Accepted Work Delivery and Return


Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping.

 Usage

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of visual work and the text of literary work in the book for this exhibit and to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

 

 

Fiber III, a National Juried Exhibition

 

This October, in partnership with the Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, LibertyTown Arts Workshop presents Fiber, an exhibition celebrating everything fiber. We want to showcase the full breadth of fiber art, including but not limited to weaving, dying, felting, sculpture, sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Fiber can be, but is not limited to, cotton, wood, wool, paper, metal, or synthetic materials. Pieces must consist primarily of fiber and be of original design. Kits and commercial patterns are prohibited. The method of displaying the work must be obvious or clearly indicated and easily achieved by our staff. Any specialty hangers or forms must be included with the work. Artists should indicate all fiber media used in each piece.

Eligibility 

All artists age 16 and older, working in any fiber based media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last five years.

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no sawtooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Fees

A non-refundable application fee must be paid for each submitted piece before it will be juried. Payment may be submitted electronically via our website or by check delivered to LibertyTown. “Friends of LibertyTown” Members receive discounted jury fees. If you aren’t already, you can become a member at http://libertytownarts.com/product/friends-of-libertytown/.

Application Fees

1st piece (Non-member):      $25

1st piece (Member):              $15

Each additional piece:           $5

 

Awards

1st Place:         $300

2nd Place:        $200

3rd Place:        $100

 

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

 

Calendar

9/14:             Submissions due by 10PM Eastern Time

9/16:             Notifications sent

9/29:             Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 6PM

10/2:             Opening reception

11/1:               Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

 

Entry

Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable: https://libertytownarts.submittable.com/submit  (no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying). Up to three images may be submitted per piece if an additional detailed view or multiple perspectives are required to convey the piece. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror if the work differs significantly from the images provided.

 

Accepted Work Delivery and Return


Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping. Our address is:

 

LibertyTown Arts Workshop

916 Liberty Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Usage

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

 

 

6x6x6

 6x6x6, Our annual exhibit of artwork no larger than 6 inches in any direction including frame, if used

 

Eligibility

All artists age 14 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and completed within the last three years.

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be for sale.  Work must not exceed 6 inches in any direction.  Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, canvases must be wired, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Fees

A non-refundable entry fee of $6 must be paid for each submitted piece. Artists may submit unlimited pieces.

Awards

1st Place:         $106

2nd Place:        $76

3rd Place:        $56

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 20% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

 

Calendar

Fri., Oct. 30 10am-8pm            Drop off work

Sat., Oct. 31 10am-8pm             Drop off work

Sun., Nov.1 10am-8pm              Drop off work

Mon., Nov. 2 10am-8pm           Drop off work

Wed., Nov. 4:                                   Artists will be notified by email of juror’s decisions

Fri., Nov. 6:                                      Work that has not been accepted in the show must be picked up

Fri., Nov. 6:                                      Opening reception   

Sun/Mon, Nov. 30-Dec 1           Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

 

Accepted Work Delivery and Return


Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping. Our address is:

 

LibertyTown Arts Workshop

916 Liberty Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Usage

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.