CALL TO ARTISTS: "An Unkindness of Ravens"

posted Aug 16, 2015, 11:07 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2015, 11:07 AM ]

In the Brand NEW Gallery -- The Art Room in Petersburg, VA

  * Celebrating the work of Edgar Allan Poe, who honeymooned in Petersburg.

  * Jurors include Chris Semtner, Curator of the Museum of Edgar Allan Poe and Jeff Abugel,
    author of Poe's Petersburg, the Raven in the Cockade City.

  * Opening will coincide with the anniversary of his death on October 7th. The show runs for the
    duration of the month, and concludes on Halloween!

  * Virginia Artists and Crafters -- amateur to professional --- in a variety of mediums are invited
    to submit work that features symbols and imagery used by Poe, but not literal “illustrations” of his work.

  * Think ravens, hearts, black velvet, sheet metal, nails, masks, etc., portraits that honors the author,
    or showcases imagery from his writing.

  * No skeletons or skulls, macabre images, nudity, satanic images or weapons will be considered.

  * All artwork must be original...However, artists whose work is selected may consign reproductions
    with the gallery for the duration of the show.

  * Preferred Mediums:

  * Two Dimensional Work: oil or acrylic paintings, mixed media and drawings --
    must be framed [or finished], wired and ready to hang.

  * Three Dimensional Work: sculptural and/or functional pieces in wood, ceramic, glass, stained glass, and metal. Nothing over 4’ tall.

  * Jewelry: Original work - no stringed beads or manufactured items.

  * Other Important Info:

  * Selected artwork must be delivered in person or shipped to arrive by Friday, October 2nd.
    and must be picked up by Wednesday, November 4th. Feel free to ship -- the artist is
    responsible for postage/shipping charges.

  * Artists must maintain insurance on their own work - the gallery is secured and has an
    alarm system, but will not be insuring your work for loss or damage.

  * Commission is only 25% of sales and will be paid 30 days after the close of the show.

  * A portion of the sales from opening night will be donated to The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe.

  * Jury Fee is $25 per 3 images.

  * Cash prizes will be awarded

To Apply, go HERE:!calls-to-artists/c17pd