Art exhibition, held at the annual Convention of the National Speleological Society, of drawings, paintings, sculpture, and other art forms not included in the other NSS salons.
The Fine Arts Salon is the official venue for exhibiting speleologically inspired artwork. Artwork can be in any medium, from painting and sketching to digitally altered photography, computer graphics, pottery and sculpture, textiles, and mixed media. Entrants for the Fine Arts Salon are encouraged to incorporate the annual theme in their works. Non-themed entries will be judged in the Open Category.
ENTRIES: All entry forms must be submitted one month before Convention. Do not send original artwork with entry form. Email entry forms to Carol Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to the entry form, submit good, professional looking digital images of each work entered for the Salon. Each digital image must be accompanied by: Name of artist, dimensions of the piece, art salon in which to be to be judged, (if judging is desired), and medium. All exhibits are encouraged to be sold at the salon or entered for NSS Auction. The NSS will deduct a 20% commission from all art sold. Previously awarded work is encouraged to be exhibited if not seen within 5 years, but will not be judged in the salon. Entry applications will be screened and artists will be notified by mail or e-mail of acceptance or rejection.
Accepted, ready to hang/display artwork must be shipped to the Convention address, provided on acceptance, to arrive in the Salon by 5pm Saturday immediately before convention.
CATEGORIES: Art will be judged in 2 categories:
THEMED - Check Quick Reference Box
OPEN - Any speleological subject
There are Certificates of Excellence for accepted work for show.
There are 2 Merit award pins and 4 honorable mention pins.
Winners will be selected in each category and a Best of Show overall. Judging will occur at the Convention. Judging for the Best of Show SpeleoArt Award will be by caver ballot.
ENTRY APPLICATIONS - Please click logo at left for the entry form. Download to complete, then mail, or scan to attach to email. Fine Art, Craft and Design, Textile, Cartoon and Letters entries may all be submitted on the same application. Same fees and rules apply.
ENTRY FEE - Entry fees are per person. Make checks for entry fees payable to the NSS FAS.
$15 for adults. There will be a reduction for those who can assist with Salon week (contact the salon chair).
$5 for youth (12 and under).
The number of entries is limited to 1 per person per category, Fine Art, Letters, Craft & Design, Textiles, and Cartoons,) for competition; an optional additional 5 entries may be entered for show only, for an additional $10 fee. Theme is not a consideration for Show Only pieces. Show Only entries allows artwork to be displayed for auction or sale, but not judged.
JUDGING - Pre-selection for exhibition will occur prior to Convention. Judging will occur Monday of convention at 9am, by two professional artists and one caver of high standing within the NSS. Judging for the Cavers' Choice Award will be by balloting, which runs from the opening reception on Monday afternoon until Thursday at noon. See Fine Arts Judging Criteria for additional information.
RIGHTS AND CONDITIONS:
All entrants retain copyright and all moral and intellectual rights to their work. Credit will be included with all objects displayed. The NSS requests the following rights, which are optional. Indicate your agreement by marking the box(es) on the entry form.
The NSS may project these images during the award ceremony.
The NSS may publish images of winning objects in periodicals for the purpose of showcasing contest winners, within one year of the contest.
The NSS may use low-resolution images of these works on Web sites to announce the winners of this competition, for not more than one year.
The NSS may use images of these works in low resolution in a CD/DVD of all entries for an indefinite period. This CD/DVD will be lent to NSS members for viewing at no charge.
FOR SALE ITEMS - Sold art works must remain on display until Friday when claimed by sales receipt. Artists will receive sale monies after convention.The NSS will deduct 20% for each piece sold.
QUICK REFERENCE FOR 2018
The Theme is: The Caver
All approved entries must be registered in the salon by
Entries not claimed by 5 pm Friday, 3 August 2018 will become property of the NSS unless prior arrangements are made.
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