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2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show Application Form (deadline: March 1, 2021)

Submissions are now open for the 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show.

We look forward to you joining one of the most anticipated annual Spring juried art exhibits produced by the Fresno Arts Council.

EXHIBITION DATE: April 2021 (date TBA)

LOCATION: TBA

The open call for submission period is October 15, 2020, through March 1, 2021.

All applications must be completed and paid in full by 11:59 PM PST on March 1, 2021, for consideration.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with this form or have other questions regarding the application process, please send an email to: Lisa Herrick, Media Specialist, at lisa@fresnoartscouncil.org. For more information, visit fresnoartscouncil.org.

2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Showcase Application Form
Required fields are marked by a red asterisk. Please complete all required fields prior to submitting your application form. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the 2021 Arts in Agriculture Showcase. For all questions regarding eligibility, program timelines, restrictions, and deadlines: the full 2021 Prospectus is located at the end of this e-form. Please scroll to the bottom or hit "end" from your keyboard to reference it.
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Please include the full URL. For example: http://fresnoartscouncil.org instead of fresnoartscouncil.org
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Please select the correct number of artworks submitted in this application. (Maximum of 3 per application form)
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DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK(S) SUBMITTED (maximum: three per form):

Please answer all of the following questions to the best of your knowledge for each artwork being submitted for Arts Alive in Agriculture 2021. If you are submitting more than one artwork for consideration, please complete the same set of questions for each artwork.

Instructions for image files: please include (1) digital photo of each artwork being submitted for consideration. At this time, we can only accept .jpg files that are medium- to high-resolution (greater than 72 dpi), and no larger than 1028 pixels wide or 2MB. Please do not upload .pdf files.

If your artwork is currently "in-progress" or not completed at the time of entry, please complete this section to the best of your ability and include a photo of a similar artwork that best conveys your work-in-progress for our panel of judges. For any other questions, please email lisa@fresnoartscouncil.org

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Please describe in detail the original artwork being submitted, including the following: themes, visual and/or three-dimensional elements used in the artwork, statement of artist's vision or message, process, style, and materials and/or media used to create the artwork that explains its relevance to the arts in agriculture.
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Please identify, to your best knowledge, when this original artwork was created and/or finished. If your artwork is still "in-progress," please describe your vision of the final piece. Only artworks created within the past two years, i.e. 2019-2021, will be considered. All artworks must be show-ready by early March 2021 for judging and display. Full details and important dates are located in the 2021 Prospectus at the bottom of this e-form.
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Please select the category that best fits your submitted artwork:
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Please use the following format to name your .jpg image file: "last name_first name_category_title of the work." For example: a landscape painting by Rachel Smith titled "Tractors In The Rain" would be titled Smith_Rachel_Landscape_Tractors In The Rain.
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Please check all boxes that apply for the artwork you are entering with this application. If you do not see your material(s) and/or medium listed here, please identify it in the description of your artwork in either your cover letter or elsewhere in this application.
Please Complete This Section If Submitting a Second Artwork

If you are submitting only one artwork for Arts Alive in Agriculture 2020, disregard this section and scroll to the bottom of the e-form.


Please describe in detail the original artwork being submitted, including the following: themes, visual and/or three-dimensional elements used in the artwork, statement of artist's vision or message, process, style, and materials and/or media used to create the artwork that explains its relevance to the arts in agriculture.

Please identify, to your best knowledge, when this original artwork was created and/or finished. If your artwork is still "in-progress," please describe your vision of the final piece. Only artworks created within the past two years, i.e. 2019-2021, will be considered. All artworks must be show-ready by early March 2021 for judging and display. Full details and important dates are located in the 2021 Prospectus at the bottom of this e-form.
Please select the category that best fits your second artwork:

This field reserved for applicants submitting more than one artwork for consideration, only. Please do not upload additional .jpg image files here if you are submitting only one artwork for consideration.
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Please check all boxes that apply for the second artwork you are entering with this application. If you do not see your material(s) and/or medium listed here, please identify it in the description of your artwork in either your cover letter or elsewhere in this application. Do not complete this section if you are submitting only one (1) artwork for consideration.
Please Complete This Section If Submitting a Third Artwork

If you are submitting only two artworks for Arts Alive in Agriculture 2020, disregard this section and scroll to the bottom of the e-form.


Please describe in detail the original artwork being submitted, including the following: themes, visual and/or three-dimensional elements used in the artwork, statement of artist's vision or message, process, style, and materials and/or media used to create the artwork that explains its relevance to the arts in agriculture.

Please identify, to your best knowledge, when this original artwork was created and/or finished. If your artwork is still "in-progress," please describe your vision of the final piece. Only artworks created within the past two years, i.e. 2019-2021, will be considered. All artworks must be show-ready by early March 2021 for judging and display. Full details and important dates are located in the 2021 Prospectus at the bottom of this e-form.
Please select the category that best fits your third artwork:

This field reserved for applicants submitting more than two artworks for consideration, only. Please do not upload additional .jpg image files here if you are submitting only two artworks for consideration.
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Please check all boxes that apply for the third artwork you are entering with this application. If you do not see your material(s) and/or medium listed here, please identify it in the description of your artwork in either your cover letter or elsewhere in this application. Do not complete this section if you are submitting only two (2) artworks for consideration.
2021 PROSPECTUS

MISSION STATEMENT

The Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show is an annual juried art show that honors the agricultural roots, resources, and traditions of the ethnically-diverse communities in the Central Valley, a large expanse of rich farm land throughout California's San Joaquin Valley that produces the fruits and crops needed to feed the world. The Fresno Arts Council seeks to highlight the Central Valley's agricultural industry by showing original works of art created by Central Valley-based artists. 

Categories include: 

  • Agricultural Landscapes
  • People & Agriculture
  • Machines & Technology in Agriculture
  • Documentary Photography
  • Manipulated Photography
  • Sculpture, Assemblage & Found Objects 

 

2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

October 15, 2020   Call for Entries officially opens

March 1, 2021        Deadline for all entries is 11:59 PM PST

March 9, 2021        Acceptance Notifications

April 2021               Juried Exhibition begins (exact dates TBA)

End of April 2021   Final day for artists to retrieve unsold artwork*

 

ELIGIBILITY

Open to artists ages 18 years and older as of October 15, 2020, who reside in the Central Valley, California

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

DISCIPLINES: at this time, we are seeking only original artworks within the visual arts disciplines (painting, illustration, drawing, documentary photography, manipulated photography) and three-dimensional visual arts disciplines (sculpture, pottery, assemblage, found objects, metalwork) only. Original artworks from other disciplines such as literature, performance, music, etc. will not be considered for this juried art exhibition.

RULES OF ENTRY:

  1. Applicant must be the sole creator of the original artwork(s) submitted.
  2. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age on or before October 15, 2020.
  3. Applicant must reside within the Central Valley region in California.
  4. Submit a brief and concise one-page cover letter for each application, detailing up to three (3) works of art submitted for the 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show, including the following:
    1. Daytime Contact Information: full name, mailing address, telephone numbers, e-mail, and artist or personal website URL (if available). 
    2. Full Description Of Artwork: media, style, dimensions, weight (if applicable), and general subject matter.
  5. Artworks submitted for the 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show must have been completed between the 2019-2021 calendar years, and must be original works of art. Copies and/or replications of original artworks will not be accepted.
  6. Applicant is responsible for shipping and handling of all original artworks to the Fresno Arts Council office located at 1245 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno CA 93721.
    1. All original artworks must be received by the Fresno Arts Council on or before March 2021 (date TBA), for cataloguing and installation at physical location. Should events occur where a physical installation is not possible and a virtual gallery must be instead created, details will be discussed with artist at least 14 days prior to event start date.
    2. The Fresno Arts Council will provide local transport of original artworks (with reasonable limits) to and from our office in Downtown Fresno to gallery destination for installation only.
    3. Applicant is responsible for all shipping and handling activities, including processing fees, related to the mailing and return of said original artworks to and from the Fresno Arts Council.
    4. The Fresno Arts Council is not responsible for storing sculptures, assemblage & found object installations after the closing date and time of the 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show (in the case of a physical installation).
  7. Applicants may submit up to the three (3) original artworks at a time.
  8. The entry fees are due at the time of submitted application, and are as follows:
    1. One artwork submitted: $30.00
    2. Two artworks submitted: $40.00
    3. Three artworks submitted: $50.00
  9. Applicants may submit as many individual applications as desired; all fees apply.
  10. Applicants must upload digital images of each original artwork submitted in each application:
    1. Images must capture the entire original artwork. No cropped images accepted.
    2. Images must be in .jpg format, and no wider than 1280 pixels.
    3. Images must be reasonably crisp, or at least 72 dpi resolution.
    4. Images must not be larger than 2MB each.
    5. If image files must be compressed, please select medium compression quality.
    6. EACH IMAGE FILE must be labeled using this format: last name_first name_title of artwork submitted, e.g. Smith_Rachel_Tractors After The Rain
  11. Regarding Framed Artwork: each original artwork must be fully-dried, framed, securely-wired, and ready-to-hang. Acrylic is preferred over glass, for safety purposes. 
  12. Maximum weight limit for each original artwork is fifty (50) pounds.
  13. Maximum dimensions for each original artwork is thirty-four (34) inches tall, and no wider than sixty (60) inches across.
  14. Regarding Three-Dimensional Works Of Art: The Fresno Arts Council is not responsible for the storage, transport, and/or shipping and handling of three-dimensional artworks to the applicant following the close of the event, i.e. 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture.
  15. All submitted original artworks must be available for purchase.
  16. Entrants selected for the 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show will be notified by e-mail and/or phone from a representative from the Fresno Arts Council by the end of the first week in March 2021. Please do not call or e-mail the Fresno Arts Council regarding the status of your entry prior to this time window.
  17. Notified entrants will be requested to provide a brief artist's bio of 100 words (or less) after the first week in March 2021; and be asked to sign a Fresno Arts Council Release of Liability Form to complete the registration process.

 

PANEL OF JURORS TO BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 2021: 

The 2021 Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Art Show panel of judges will be composed of qualified artists and arts patrons from the agriculture & arts communities.

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Applications submitted without the correct entry fee plus payment in full will not be considered.