Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2009 Rawls Museum Arts Juried Exhibition


Open to artists in DC, VA, MD, NC
On view June 4 – July 11

Application deadline: April 11, 2009

John Pollard is the founder of Richmond’s ADA Gallery where he has been exhibiting emerging and mid-career artists since 2003. John has represented artists at art fairs world wide and sold to a client list that includes Cindy Sherman and Talking Heads front man David Byrne. John received his BA in studio art from University of Virginia and his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Deadline for receipt of application April 11, 2009, 5pm

22376 Linden Street| Courtland, VA 23837
757.653.0754 |

Deadline for receipt of application April 11, 2009, 5pm
Notifications of juror’s selections mailed May 13, 2009
Deadline for receipt of work May 28 by 5 pm
Opening reception June 4, 2009, 6:30 pm
Exhibition on view June 4 – July 11, 2009
Pickup of hand delivered work July 15 – July 20, 2009
Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 pm
Wednesday through Friday 10 am –5 pm

Best in Show $700 and eligible for a solo show in the 2009 season
Second Place $500
Third Place $300
Robert Riddick Memorial Award $200
Doris Conover Memorial Award $100
Jean Camp Water Color Painting Memorial Award $100


Only original works not previously shown at RMA will be eligible. All media will be accepted.

Artists residing in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia age 18 and up are eligible for entry.

Entry Requirements

Artists may submit a maximum of three (3) images of individual works.
You may submit digital images only on a compact disc 300 dpi, jpeg format no larger than 1 mg. Each file name must follow this precise format: It should include your last name, the image number (1–3) as it corresponds to the image description form on the application, and the title.
No substitutions or extractions will be allowed once selected.

Entry Checklist:
- CD images marked appropriately (see requirements)
- Completed and signed application form
- Legal sized envelope for notification of acceptance with name and return address.
- Cash, check, or money order

Selected Works
Works selected for exhibition must have a completed label affixed to the lower right hand corner on the back of the work. All works must be ready for installation. Two- dimensional work must not exceed 6’ vertical and 8’horizontal, including the frame. RMA reserves the right to exclude any work from the exhibition. RMA reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any work for publicity purposes.

Entry Fee: $25
All fees are nonrefundable. Submit cash, check, or money order payable to RMA. Entry Fee includes a one-year membership to RMA.

Entry Deadline
Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, April 11th, 2009 no exceptions.

Address all entries to:
Rawls Museum Arts
22376 Linden Street
Courtland, VA 23837

Delivery and Pickup of Work
Shipped work must be in reusable packing materials and accompanied by a check or money order covering return freight. Shipped work arriving without the proper return preparations will not be the responsibility of RMA. Insurance coverage for works in transit to and from RMA is the responsibility of the artist. Works not retrieved by July 21, 2009 becomes property of RMA.

RMA will charge a 25% commission on the sales price of any works sold during the exhibition.

Jurying and Notification
Jurors will review all entries and make selections. Notification of acceptance will be mailed by May 6, 2009. Information regarding acceptance will not be available until that time. No telephone inquiries, please.

Application Form
Artist’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________
City:___________________________________________ State:_______ Zip:_________________
Day #:__________________ Evening #:___________________
Number of images enclosed:________

Please complete application and mail with images, entry fee and self-addressed, stamped envelope to RMA. Make checks payable to RMA.

I authorize use of images submitted with my application or duplicates thereof for publicity or documentation. RMA reserves the right to refuse entry or remove work for any reason. Artist’s signature indicates agreement to all conditions stated in this prospectus:
Signature_____________________________________________________________ Date:__________

1) Artist name:
Date completed:
Price or Value if NFS:

2) Artist name:
Date Completed:
Price or Value:

3) Artist name:
Date Completed:
Price or Value:

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