JULY 2 - 31, 2018


Paint & Beyond at USGS

 
DATE & LOCATION:

July 2 - 31, 2018


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


SHOW CHAIR:

Rudy Guernica (rguernica@hotmail.com)


JUDGE:

TBD


DEADLINES:

Friday, June 29th: Entry form via website*
Monday, July 2nd: Drop Off 10:00 am
Tuesday, July 31st: Pick Up 10:00 am

*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 the Show Chair 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 fee for art that is delivered and is not registered by due date.



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 work, its biota, geology, maps landscapes, water and hazards would be appropriate for this space.” Please consider this when choosing your pieces.


ENTRY FEE:

$20 - Members, $45 - Non-Members over 18 years of age. Up to 2 pieces per artist can be entered. See below for payment instructions.



ELIGIBILITY:

LRA Members and Non-members over 18 years of age. Paintings, Mixed Media and 2-D (suitable for wall hanging). No fine craft items. All work exhibited within the past 24 months at this venue are not eligible. All work should be of good taste for a public building. The venue and LRA reserves the right to unconditionally reject any work not deemed suitable for display based on content or quality. All works that are entered should be created within the last 3 years and follow the LRA framing guidelines.


AWARDS:

TBD.


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.


LIABILITY:

Artists exhibit all work at their own risk. The LRA and the venue are not responsible or liable for damage, theft or loss of an individual’s work from any cause whatsoever.


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 work must be able to be hung on the wall. All paintings must be framed, unless they are gallery-wrapped canvases. 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. Work 36” and over in any direction counts as two pieces. 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. Work that is wet will not be accepted.



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.


ENTRY & PAYMENT:


Registration is a two step process


Step 2) MAKE PAYMENT FOR THE EXHIBIT


 Exhibit Entry Payments All non-member exhibitors 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.  

To make an entry payment for any of the shows listed below, please pay online using the payment buttons with each exhibit description. The payment buttons will be visible when 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!