Call For Entries
People’s Choice Art Competition
MERIDIAN MUSEUM OF ART
26th Annual Art Competition
Entry Deadline: April 22, 2017
 
The People’s Choice Art Competition is open to anyone age 15 or older. Winning entries in the competition will be selected through voting by visitors to the Museum during the competition.
 
Entry Fee: A non-refundable entry fee of $10.00 per artist.
 
Entries: A maximum of three (3) entries per artist may be submitted.
How to enter: Fill out the entry form and email to meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or print and bring to the Museum with delivered artwork.  Please contact the museum for a fillable pdf, if you wish to type your entry form.
 
Submissions: Original works created 2015 and after may be submitted for consideration by
  • Digital images:  Submit images IN JPEG FORMAT via email meridianmuseum@bellsouth.net or a CD for work entered.
  • Original works:  Hand carry or ship the work itself to the Museum (628 25th Avenue) along with your entry information.
 
Media: Works in the following categories will be considered:
  • ACRYLIC
  • DRAWING/PASTEL/PRINTMAKING
  • FIBER
  • GLASS
  • MIXED MEDIA
  • OIL
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • POTTERY
  • SCULPTURE
  • WATERCOLOR
  • JEWELRY/METAL ART
  • OTHER 
 
Selection of accepted works: The Museum’s Exhibition Committee will select the accepted works for the exhibition. The MMA is the final authority on eligibility and has the right, without restrictions of liability, to reject any entry believed not creditable to the exhibit.
 
Pick-up of Works: Works in the show may be picked up any time after the awards reception. Deadline for pick-up is Saturday, JULY 29 (MMA will be closed July 31 – August 15).  Shipped works that do not include RETURN POSTAGE OR A PREPAID SHIPPING LABEL will be shipped back C.O.D.
 
Selection of award winners:  Visitors’ ballots will decide awards for accepted works strictly. Each visitor may purchase a ballot for $5 and will be limited to one ballot during the exhibit. Balloting will begin at the opening on Wednesday, May 3 and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 20.
 
Awards: There will be a $300 cash prize for the work receiving the most Best in Show votes and $100 first place category awards. If a category does not have at least six entries, the entry will be added to the Other category.
 
Awards announcement and reception: There will be an awards reception on Saturday, July 22, from 6-8 p.m. to announce the winning entries and to honor all of the participants. The awards announcements will take place at 7:00 p.m. that evening.
 
Size Requirements: All 2-D work will not exceed 72 x 96 in. and should be appropriately presented and wired ready to hang unless special conditions exist. All 3-D work should not exceed 8 feet in any direction and weigh no more than 50 lbs.
 
Liability: The MMA will not assume responsibility for loss or damage to any artwork submitted. All possible care will be exercised in handling entries. The MMA reserves the right of reproduction of entries for news and promotional use. Submitting an entry to this competition will constitute agreement with all the conditions in this prospectus.
 
Sales: Sales are encouraged. The museum will retain a 25% commission on all sales made during the exhibition. All work must remain for the show’s duration.
 
People’s Choice Art Competition
 
IMPORTANT DATES
 
April 22
Deadline to receive entries for consideration must be received at the Museum by this date.
 
April 29
Accepted/not accepted notices will be emailed.
 
May 10
Deadline to receive accepted works at MMA.
 
May 17
Exhibition and balloting begins
 
JULY 20
Last day to cast ballots
 
JULY 22
Awards announcement and reception
 
JULY 29
Deadline to pick up work

26th Annual People's Choice Art Competition  Entry Form/Juror Notification


Artist:________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________
City ______________________________________State ______Zip ____________
Phone: ____________________Email: ____________________________________



Entry No.1:
Title: ________________________________________________________________
Medium: ________________________________________Price: ________________
Dimensions: __________________________________________________________

Entry No. 2:
Title: ________________________________________________________________
Medium: ________________________________________Price: ________________
Dimensions: __________________________________________________________

EntryNo.3:
Title: ________________________________________________________________
Medium: ________________________________________Price: ________________
Dimensions: __________________________________________________________

I understand and agree to all of the conditions set forth in this prospectus.
 
 
Signature______________________________________________


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