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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!

Feast for The Eyes, a Regional Show All About Food

It’s that time of year again: We are celebrating all things food and food related. Show us your best art, in any medium, that has food at its center.

Eligibility

All artists age 16 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 five years.

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications and art work must be physically submitted to the gallery for jurying during the dates and times stated below. 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 at the time that the application and work is delivered for jurying. There is no limit to the number of pieces that an artist can submit to this show.

Application Fees

1st piece (Non-member):          $25

1st piece (Member):                  $15

Each additional piece:            $ 5

Awards

1st Place:          $200

2nd Place:         $150

3rd Place:         $75

Commission

LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% on this show’s 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

Work may be dropped of to be juried on the following dates and times:

3/29:          Friday,  10AM-8PM

3/30:          Saturday  10AM-8PM

3/31:          Sunday  10AM-6PM

Additional Dates of Interest: 

 4/2:               Artists will be notified by email of our juror’s decisions.

 4/4:               Work that has not been accepted in the show must be picked up.

  4/5:                First Friday Opening from 5-9pm

 4/28:              Exhibition closes.

 4/28-4/30:     Unsold work must be picked up.

  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.

 

Edible Art Competition! 

As a companion to our Feast for the Eyes above, each year we like to celebrate art made out of food too. All kinds of food are eligible: sweet savory, baked, caked, or stewed. The requirements are that 99% of the art be edible ( i.e. you can use dowels or cake plates or stilts etc.) and that it be ready to be consumed….because after the judging is done…we will eat it…

Eligibility

All artists of all ages may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and must be made of all edible materials ( dowels or plates excepted).

Rules

Work accepted into the show must be 99% edible. Dowels or other structural supports will be allowed. The art may be place on trays or plates that are not edible, but those elements may not be “part of the art”. All edible art must be ready to consume, as we will be eating it after it is judged.

Fees

None! Entry to the show is FREE OF CHARGE!

Awards

1st Place:          $100 LibertyTown Gift Certificate

2nd Place:         $50 LibertyTown Gift Certificate

3rd Place:         $25 LibertyTown Gift Certificate

Calendar

Work may be dropped of to be juried on the following dates and times:

4/5:              Work must received in the gallery between 12pm and 4pm.

4/5:               First Friday Opening from 5-9pm

4/5:              Judging ends at 8pm, and winners are announced by 8:15

4/5:              Edible art is consumed in a flurry

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.

 

Cell(phone), a National Juried Exhibition

CALLING ALL CELL PHONE PHO-TOGS!!!  Camera phone technology and the accessibility of cell phones has changed people’s abilities to take photos. Along with better cell phone camera technologies, apps to edit photos, and the use of photos in social media, our world has become visually more expressive with the use of pictures.  For this month’s show we want to celebrate the art of the “cell phone photograph”.  So, show us your best shot/shots in this unique show exclusively for photos taken and edited solely using the cell phone.

 Eligibility

All artists age 16 and older 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

Choose a category! For this show we have five categories: Portrait, Landscape, Urban/Industrial, and Animals. Tell us about your photo!Which camera phone and app did you use? Print them up! Photographs must be printed and ready to hang, with no sawtooth hangers. 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. 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

1stpiece (Non-member):          $25

1stpiece (Member):                 $15

Each additional piece:            $ 5

 Awards

There will be 4 sets of awards, one for each category: Portrait, Animals, Landscape, and Urban/Industrial. Each will be awarded as follows:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25

Commission

LibertyTown has reduced its commission on this show to 20% on all 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

5/22:            Submissions due by 10PM Eastern Time

5/24:            Notifications sent

6/2:                Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 6PM

6/7:                Opening reception

6/30:            Show closes, unsold work may be picked up

Entry

Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable at  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.