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Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination 2018
3041 E. Main St., Farmington, NM 87401

Event Dates: 9/22/18 - 12/1/18
Entry Deadline: 8/3/18
Application Closed

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Farmington Museums Gateway to Imagination 2018): $45.00

Gateway to Imagination
A National Juried Art Competition
Septermber 24 - December 1, 2018

Call for Entries
The Farmington Museum announces the 19th annual Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition.

The show will be held at the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St., Farmington, New Mexico, 87402.

Awards
Best of Show …………………………………………………………..…..$1,000
First Place …....…………………………………………………………….$600
Second Place …...……………………………………….………………….$400
Third Place   ……...……………………………...…………………..……..$300
Director’s Choice……………...........………………...………………….....$250
Curator’s Choice………………………………………...…………….……$250
(2) Northwest New Mexico Arts Council Choice Awards...…….… (each) $200
(6) Honorable Mentions ………..………………………...…...…… (each) $75
Up to $1,000 in Purchase Awards

To apply, visit Call for Entry at www.callforentry.org. Click on the “View All Calls” tab and use the keyword Farmington to bring up the exhibition information. Click on the “VIEW MORE INFO” link for information on the exhibition, and click on the “APPLY TO THIS CALL” link to submit your application. (If you are new to Call for Entry, you will need to set up a free account by clicking on the “Register Here” link.) For more information, call (505) 599-1174 or go online to www.fmtn.org/farmingtonmuseum.

Entry Fees
Entry fee per application is $45.00 total for a maximum of three (3) submissions. Artists can submit multiple applications.  

Eligible Artists and Artworks
Open to all artists eighteen years or older residing in the United States. Entries must be artist’s original work. The artwork must have been completed after January 1, 2017, and cannot have been shown in previous Gateway to Imagination juried shows. All types of artwork will be considered, including ceramics, decorative arts, digital media, and installations. No theme is required. A 25% commission will be charged on works sold during the exhibition.

Insurance and Liability
Reasonable care will be taken with artwork. However, the City of Farmington, Farmington Museum, its employees, or its volunteers will not assume any liability for loss or damage, regardless of how it incurred. All costs for insurance, shipping, return shipping, and replacement of damaged shipping cartons is also the responsibility of, and must be paid for by, the artist. Please include prepaid return shipping label with incoming shipment. If artwork has not been picked up or return shipping has not been paid by December 31, 2018, the artwork will become the property of the Farmington Museum.   

Juror Information
Farmington Museum is proud to announce that Alex Gregory, Curator of Art at the Amarillo Museum of Art, will be jurying this year’s exhibition.

Alex Gregory earned a BFA, MA, and MFA in studio art with a focus on ceramics. He has worked in a variety of roles at the Amarillo Museum of Art since 2007 before becoming the Curator of Art. As the AMoA’s sole Curator, Gregory is responsible for organizing an average of ten temporary exhibitions per year that are either drawn from the AMoA’s permanent collection or comprised of loans from artists, other museums, and private collections. In addition to his curatorial work, he has also served as a grant reviewer for Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Texas Commission on the Arts. In 2016, he was one of three jurors for the Hunting Art Prize, whose $50,000 award was historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing, which helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of Texas artists.

Calendar
August 3                     Deadline for completed application and entry fee.
August 21                   Museum will send notification email, noting whether or not the art has
                                    been accepted, and additional shipping/presentation instructions.

August 28                   Artist must confirm participation in show via email.
September 3-14          Receive shipped artwork.
September 10-14        Receive hand-delivered artwork.
September 22             Public Reception
                                   
5 pm-6 pm, Juror Lecture
                                   6 pm-8 pm, Exhibition Reception
September 24             Exhibition opens.
December 1                Show closes.
December 5-7            Artists must pick up hand-delivered artwork.
December 17              Deadline for museum to ship artwork back.

Accepted Works
Final determination on accepted works will remain with the Farmington Museum. All artists will be notified by email if artwork has been accepted or declined, please do not call. Please be sure to check email for notification from Call for Entry or the Farmington Museum. (Separate emails may be sent referencing acceptance and denial of each individual work.) If accepted, artists must confirm participation in show. Artists agree to allow the Farmington Museum to use images of accepted works for non-commercial purposes to promote and market the show, with award winners also being used non-commercially in conjunction with the following year’s show. Works must remain until the show closes and the staff takes them down. Artworks not conforming to the accepted digital image will not be shown. Artwork may be refused if it is found to be hazardous to museum collections, human health, or safety.

A maximum of three (3) artworks per application may be submitted for jurying. Artists can submit multiple applications. Submit a single digital image for each two dimensional work. Two images may be submitted for each three dimensional work. Images must be in JPEG format with a 5 MB maximum file size and dimensions no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side.

Presentation Requirements
Artwork must fit within a standard double door (70” wide by 96” high) and be handleable by two people. The maximum weight for all artwork is 100 pounds. It must be gallery ready, and all paint has to be dry. Work must be appropriately wired and ready to hang. Do not use fast-frames or saw tooth hangers. Glass will only be allowed on pastel pieces, otherwise plexiglass is to be used. Special mounts or hanging instructions must be confirmed with the museum. Installations will be considered.