Sedona AZ (July 3, 2012) – The Northern Arizona Watercolor Society announces a call to artists for its Fall Experimental Water Media Exhibition. This show is open to all NAWS members whose dues are current, and to non-members that pay membership dues with their entry fees. Deadline for entries isWednesday, August 1, 2012.
The exhibit will be held at the Special Exhibition Gallery, SedonaArtsCenter, 15 Art Barn Road, Sedona, AZ. It will open on Wednesday, September 26th, at 1 PM. An awards ceremony will be held from 5 – 7 PM on Friday, September 28th, with awards presented at 6 PM. A second reception will be held on Friday, October 5th, from 5 – 7 PM as part of the First Friday Gallery Walk. The exhibit will close on Sunday, October 14th.
Cash and merchant awards will be presented to winning entries.
Experimental is defined as having the freedom to explore in unconventional and nontraditional methods, techniques, subject matter and materials.
Only original artwork will be accepted. Source material must be based on the artist’s own designs or photos. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years.
Wall pieces may be no more than 44” wide by 8 feet high, framed. Sculptural limit is 2,000 cubic inches, height x with x depth. Sculptures must be securely mounted. Weight must be light enough for easy handling.
The art may be 3 dimensional or flat, and must be 90 percent water media, which is defined as watercolor paints, inks, watercolor crayons, pencils, acrylic paints, casein, gouache and egg tempera.
Acceptable substructure to paint on includes paper, canvas, and clay board, paper clay, Plexiglas or other lightweight suitable material for water media…no glass.
It is suggested that two or more non-paint materials such as foil, sand, drywall compound, acrylic mediums, fabric, salt, wax, etc. should be incorporated into the painting unless a 3 dimensional effect is desired through cutting, folding, bending, etc.
The artist will need to convince the Juror in 50 words or less WHY this work is experimental to the artist. This statement must be done for each piece entered. Entries without the description will not be accepted.
Nonrefundable entry fees for one entry will be $20. Two entries will be $30, while three entries will have a fee of $35.
Juror of selection and awards is Elaine Dillingham, aFlagstaffbased artist and teacher. She is a founding member of the Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff and, since 2003, an associate faculty member in theCoconinoCommunity Collegeart department, where she teaches drawing and painting. Her most recent solo show was “Articles of Consideration” at theCoconinoCenterfor the Arts inFlagstaff, August 2011.
Elaine is a graduate ofMacalesterCollegeinSt. Paul,Minnesota, with degrees in fine art and English. She is affiliated with West of the Moon Gallery inFlagstaff.
The full prospectus may be found on the NAWS website at www.naws-az.org.