MARCH 1 - 31, 2017


RPS Clicks @ USGS

Photographers
 

DATE & LOCATION:

March 1 - 31, 2017

US Geological Survey, National Gallery
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191


RECEPTION:

Date TBD in consultation with the judge; it will be during business hours.


SHOW CHAIR:

Anne Emerson (caemerson6@verizon.net)


JUDGE: 

Corey Hilz (http://coreyhilz.com)


THEME:

There is no theme; however, USGS staff has expressed a desire for works that reflect their mission, which is: “USGS scientists study the environment, natural hazards, natural resources, geology, geography, biology, chemistry, climate, landscapes, flora, fauna, and create maps. Images that depict the natural world, its biota, geology, maps landscapes, water and hazards would be appropriate for this space.” Please consider this when choosing your pieces.


DEADLINES:

Friday, February 24th: Entry form via website* 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 1st: Drop Off and Hang 9:00 am.  We ask entrants to please try to be available to help with installation of the show.
Friday, March 31st: Pick Up 9:00 am

*Entry will be closed after the maximum number of pieces is reached. This may occur before the official deadline. Enter early to be sure of acceptance. The Exhibit Chair needs time to print labels and prepare for hanging. If you are unable to submit your information prior to the deadline, you must email caemerson6@verizon.net to make special arrangements. THINK about your info when entering online; it is recommended you print off the entry page for your records. NO alterations will be made to titles or prices after the deadline. If you are unable to meet these requirements, contact your exhibit chair immediately to make special arrangements. LRA will charge a $15.00 additional fee for art that is delivered and is not registered by due date. It will only be accepted if there is space available.


ENTRY FEE: 

$20 – Members, $45 - Non-Members. Up to 3 pieces per artist can be entered. See below for payment instructions.


ELIGIBILITY:

This is a photography exhibit. Eligible pictures are photographs suitable for wall hanging.  No fine craft items, paintings or mixed media. Previous award winning photographs in an LRA/RPS event are not eligible. All work should have been created within the last 3 years and follow the LRA framing guidelines. All works exhibited within the past 3 years at this venue are not eligible.  Please use your judgment regarding the size of your entries, remembering that they will be shown in a large exhibit hall.  Pictures larger than 36”, framed, on the longest side, will count as two.  All work should be of good taste for a public building. The venue and LRA reserve the right to unconditionally reject any work not deemed suitable for display based on content or quality.


AWARDS: 

Cash awards at the discretion of the judge. Awards will be presented March ? between 3 pm and 5 pm at the reception.  Please bring finger food for the reception.  Thanks!


SALES & CONTACT:

LRA will retain a 10% sales commission on all sales including sales up to 30 days after the exhibit closes which are a direct result of this exhibit. And, of course, 6% sales tax is applied. Work will be sold at the price listed on the entry form unless marked “Not for Sale” (NFS). For more information, please contact our Show Chair for this exhibit at caemerson6@verizon.net


LIABILITY:

Artists exhibit all work at their own risk. LRA and the venue are not responsible or liable for damage, theft or loss of an individual’s work from any cause whatsoever. LRA will not be responsible for paintings not picked up on time. Said works will be left at the venue uninstalled and unattended. If you are unable to pick up your work on time, please make arrangements with someone to do that for you and notify the Show Chair with who will be collecting your work at caemerson6@verizon.net


AGREEMENT:

All accepted work must remain for the duration of the show. LRA reserves the right to photograph work for publicity and use on the LRA website, Facebook page, etc. LRA is not responsible for works left after the pick-up dates following the close of the exhibit. Submission of any entry constitutes understanding and agreement with all of the conditions set forth in this entry form.


INSTALLATION:

All photographs, unless canvas prints, must be framed and under glass. All work must be ready for hanging with a proper hanging system: eye hooks strung with wire on either side of the work. This should be located near the top back of the work and the wire should be tight enough that it does not show when the work is hung. LRA reserves the right to refuse work that is improperly presented or unsafe to hang. (Kick-stand frames will not be accepted, frames that are overly worn will not be accepted, glass that is broken will not be accepted, art that is not secure in its frame will not be accepted, etc.) No clips front or back will be accepted. All work must be identified with the artist’s name, phone number, title of work, medium and price.


PRESS PROMOTION:

If you would like to be included in press information, please send an email of your image in .jpg or .png format, at least 1200x1200 pixels, identified with the artist’s name, phone number, title of work, medium and price via email to publicrelations.lra@gmail.com.
 


 The Exhibit is Closed

  
 Exhibit Entry Payments All exhibitors (member or non-member) must pay an entry fee that will be used to pay the costs of that exhibit.  Entry fees vary depending on the type of show and are explained in detail in each online entry form. Please consider making an additional donation to help pay for receptions and miscellaneous expenses.

To make an entry payment for any of the shows, please pay online using the payment buttons with each exhibit description. Payment buttons will be visible while the exhibit is accepting entries.
 
Or, please mail a check* to:

LRA
PO Box 2513
Reston, VA 20195
*Include the name of the show in the memo of your check

Regardless of how you choose to submit payment for a show, you must still complete the online entry form linked to the Exhibit description above.

You may report website issues to Webmaster.LRA@gmail.com.  If you have any questions about exhibits or requirements, please contact Exhibits.LRA@gmail.com.  See you at the next show!