“HELP-HOPE-NEPAL” Call for Artists

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2015

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Contemporary Art Projects USA has been accepted to exhibit their unique fundraising juried international call for artist “Help-Hope-Nepal Mural”, sponsored by Major Corporations, at Spectrum Fair Miami 2015, December 2-6|2015. Four Hundred Artists will come together to create the mural to benefit the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake victims through the MAITIRELIEFFUND; all innovative media will be accepted, including: painting, photography, 3D printing, digital art, and mixed media.

Headquartered in Miami, Contemporary Art Projects USA is dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists and curators. Our mission is to promote art appreciation within the international community, to inspire and assist with the process of art collection; and to generate resources that support artists’ creative endeavors through art awareness, artist promotion, and art procurement.

Contemporary Art Projects will join forces with MAITIRELIEFFUND by donating 50% of the Entry Fee, and 15% of the Sales. The Proceeds will go to support the women and children affected by the earthquake.

A Special Donation Account has been established by MAITI as:

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal LTD
Kathmandu, Nepal
Standard Charter Bank
1 Madison Ave
New York, New York 10010-3603
SWIFT Code: SCBLUS33
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 3582077433001

The following media is accepted: Computer Art, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, 3D Printing, as well as all Innovative New Technologies in Art.

An esteemed jury will choose 400 artworks (1 per artist) based on artistic excellence, innovation and originality.

The 2015 Jurors are:

001.Silvia ColorSilvia Medina, Ms. Medina was founding member of the Havana Biennial as well as Wilfredo Lam Center, Havana, Cuba. She worked at the Foundation for the Development of the Arts and Execute Director of Sala Mendoza in Caracas, Venezuela. At the Present time she is Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Projects USA as well as a freelance curator for national and International Fairs and Galleries.

gala_meek2_12783733_ver1.0_640_480Richard L. Tooke, Former Curator of Fundraising Exhibitions for the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art, and Active Member of the Friends of Arts. Mr. Tooke brings his thirty years experience in the field of Photography where he was Director of Rights and Reproductions at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art in New York. With an extensive Art Collection comprised of established artists he continually searches out exciting new emerging artists from around the world .His belief is to support young artists who have devoted themselves to creating original viewpoints of the world, which then enrich our lives. At the present time Richard serves as Guest Curator at Contemporary Art Projects USA.

Paul FPaul Fisher, private art dealer and owner of Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach, has represented world-famous glass sculptor, Dale Chihuly, since the 1980’s; with whom he traveled to Finland, Ireland, France, Venice, and Japan in the 1990’s. He is the founder and president of Juried Art Services, and the creator of Digital Juried; which he founded in 1999. His latest venture is a partnership with the gallery and exhibition space at the Brazilian Court Hotel in West Palm Beach. Mr. Fisher has an affinity for abstract expressionism, pop art, and photography.

The Mural will be curated by Silvia Medina

Benefits for Participation:

The Jury Committee of Contemporary Art Projects USA will automatically admit one piece of the first 300 artists who apply upon acceptance by the jury; the next 100 spaces will be chosen by the Jury from the general applicant pool.

Three artists will receive awards for their originality and technique:

FIRST PRIZE: Participation at a major fair with one artwork 40” x 40” inches and curated by Contemporary Art Projects USA. The Fair will be determined by the gallery during 2016.

SECOND PRIZE: Three months placement at Contemporary Art Projects USA Amazon Fine Art Gallery.

THIRD PRIZE: Artist Interview published at Art Daily News International Magazine.

ONLINE CATALOG: All work will be displayed on a printable online catalogue published by Mag Cloud.

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images – Minimum:1 Maximum 3 (1 or 2 Extra images $10.00)
Total Media – Minimum: 1 Maximum: 3

Entry Fee:  BE AWARE THAT IT WILL BE A CAPACITY FOR 400 ARTISTS 
Open Juried Exhibition Entry Fee: $65.00 with 1 image
Extra 1 or 2 Images $10.00
NO EXTRA HANGING FEE

ENTRY DEADLINE: 11/15/2015

NOTIFICATION WILL BE POSTED ON www.contemporaryartprojectsusa.com                                      NOVEMBER 9th, 2015 by Midnight

ELIGIBILITY:

This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older in the disciplines of Computer Art, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, as well as all Innovative New Technologies in Art.

SPECIFICATIONS:
All work must be original, unsold work, and the artist must own the sole copyright to ir the artwork. Substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed, and all delivered work must match the image juried. Photography must be on aluminum, Plexiglas or on paper framed.

Note: The frame must be “floating” 1.5” to 2.00” wide in black. No other frames will be accepted; the frame must be included in the required size.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS:
Hanging works are limited to 10” inches (25cm) height and 8” inches (20cm) width or square pieces must be 10” inches (25cm) by 10” inches (25cm).

SALES: All work must be available for sale.

There is a 30% commission for CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS USA,  with 15% of it donated to MAITIRELIEFFUND.  The Artist will receive 70% of the Total Sales.

ACCEPTED WORK:
The selected artist is responsible for proper arrangements and costs connected to shipping to and from the fair, and insuring the artwork while it is in transit.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Contemporary Art Projects USA will donate 50% of the Entry Fee and 15% of the Total Sales to MAITIRELIEFFUND.

Contemporary Art Projects USA is not responsible for any fees encountered during the shipping, storage and delivery of artwork.

Note: To compensate for International shipping costs, Contemporary Art Project USA will accept canvas in tube and innovative hanging processes determined by the curator and agreed upon by the artist.

Each work of art must be identified on the back with the artist’s name and title of the artwork.

LOCAL ARTISTS:

Artists are responsible for the delivery of the artwork on November 30th, 2015 between the hours of 10a.m.-12p.m. at Fair Site.

Unsold artwork must be picked-up on December 6th, 2014 at the fair closing time.

Note: If the unsold artwork is not picked-up or properly returned there will be a storage fee of $100.00/per day

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS:

The shipment and arrival of the artwork on time before the fair set up.
All artwork must be sent to UPS Store/Art Shipping Services
(please contact Mr. Catanach to determine the best carrier from your location)

UPS Store/Art Shipping Services
Jeffrey D. Catanach
3109 Grand Ave. Coconut Grove, FL. 33133
Tel. (305) 445-6665 email: store2439@theupsstore.com

ALL ARTWORK MUST BE AT THE UPS/ART SHIPPING SERVICES LOCATION BY NOVEMBER 30th, 2015.
Arrangements must be made for the prepaid return of unsold artwork thru the UPS Store.

Contemporary Art Projects USA shall have the right to use for its purposes any image(s) of any artwork that is photographed during the fair. Artists will retain all rights in terms of attribution and ownership of any images of their making in all other respects except those stated herein.

LIABILITY
Artwork will be handled with reasonable care. Contemporary Art Project USA and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage of artworks while in the fair exhibitor’s possession, or in transit. Contemporary Art Project USA has the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity and documentary purposes.

Contemporary Art Project USA allows researchers and commercial filmmakers to use the gallery as a backdrop. The artist retains all copyrights for the artwork.

AGREEMENT
The submission of entries to this competition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Entries not meeting the criteria listed herein will be disqualified, and the entry fee will not be refunded.

ENTRY PROCEDURE ONLINE ONLY
All entries must be submitted online.
Entries must be submitted on or before November 2nd, 2015.
File format: JPEG only
File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
File size: 3 MB maximum
FEES “HELP-HOPE-NEPAL” Open Juried Exhibition Entry Fee: $65.00
Extra 1  or 2 Extra Images $10.00
All fees are non-refundable and payable only through established Payment Method.

DEADLINE  November 2, 2015 by Midnight

NOTIFICATION
Results of the juried selection will be posted at our website http://www.contemporaryartprojectsusa.com on November 9th, 2015

ALL ACCEPTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION

ANY QUESTIONS OR INQUIRY PLEASE EMAIL TO: helphopenepal@gmail.com

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