The Gaston County Art Guild / Arts on Main
June 21st - July 20th, 2017
Theme: Capturing that ‘Moment in Time’ that speaks to your creative soul.
Eligibility: All artists eighteen years and older living in Gaston, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and York Counties may submit up to three (3) entries, one (1) per category, upon payment of a non-refundable entry fee. (Guild members, $20; non-members, $30).
Entries accepted at Arts on Main:
June 16th and June 17th : 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reception at Arts on Main:
June 23rd : 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
212 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052
Show ends; Pick up work:
July 21st and July 22nd : 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For More information:
Davis Goodman, Chairman (704) 349-8191 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gaston County Art Guild, www.gastoncountyartguild.com
Arts on Main (704) 865-4224, email@example.com
212 W. Main Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052 Wed - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This project received support from Gaston Arts Council via the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Color Category and Black & White Category:
These are images that have minimal post processing. Techniques that enhance the image appearance without changing the pictorial content are allowed. Black and White means a monochrome image, so images using sepia or other tones are allowed. Cropping, sharpening, and removal of intrusive artifacts such as dust specks are allowed but techniques to add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image belong in the open category.
This category encourages the use of techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image to create one single photographic image. Software such as (but not limited to) Corel Painter, Photoshop, etc. is allowed.
There is no limit on the time when photograph was produced but no works previously entered in a Gaston County Art Guild show will be allowed. Art must be in the original media; no copies of duplicates, and printed on photographic paper only. Painted photographs, digital artwork not created through photography, photographs on canvas, or other mixed media artwork containing in part photographs will not be accepted. Limit of one (1) entry per category: Color, or Black and White, or Open. (Limit of 3 entries only.)
Please no marking or signatures on photographs or matting.
Art work will be accepted based on artistic merit, use of media and appropriateness to the show theme.
Arts on Main and/or GCAG reserve the right to refuse any work that does not meet their standards and specifications as listed on our website.
A commission of 30% will be retained by the GCAG on any sales.
All photographs must be framed (no gallery wraps) and wired for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers are allowed. Photographs must be matted (neutral mats only) or include a white border around all sides. Border must be visible after framing. Identification labels should be affixed to the hanger on back of work. Identification label and inventory card must be printed clearly. All entries must stand for duration of the show.
Entries will be treated with care, but each individual artist retains liability for his/her work. The artist is responsible for shipping their art if applicable.
Awards presented by the Gaston County Art Guild will total $1000.00. Work may be for sale but is not required.
Download Prospectus and Entry Form: