Exhibiting Artists Info

22nd Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
2017-2018 Calendar

Alison Helm: Director of the School of Art & Design |Professor|Sculpture | MFA from Syracuse University } BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work has been exhibited extensively at galleries, museums, and sculpture parks throughout the United States, Japan, Taiwan, and Mexico including the Cultural Center in Charleston, WV, the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, and the Huntington Museum, Charleston, WV. More info at Alison Helm’s website: www.alisonhelm.com

Postmarked/Time Stamped  September 1, 2017

Notification of Acceptance
October 1, 2017

Accepted Works to SAMA, Ligonier
Wed-Friday, Nov 8, 9, 10, 2017     10 am – 5 pm
& Saturday, November 11, 2017     10am – noon

Opening Reception
November 18, 2017     6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK, GLSD: Work accepted for inclusion in the GLSD Exhibition must be delivered to the Greater Latrobe High School, Center for Student Creativity, 131 High School Road. Latrobe PA on October 12 or 13 from 7 am to 4:30 pm. or by appt 724.539.4220. Work will remain on display at the high school from October 16, 2017 through the date of the GALA, Thursday, November 2, 2017. All works will be delivered by GLSD to SAMA on the delivery dates stipulated in this prospectus under DELIVERY OF ARTWORK, SAMA. (call for directions to GLHS 724-539-4225 or
map at www.spcarts.org.)

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK, SAMA: Work accepted for inclusion in the SPCArts 22nd Annual Exhibition must be delivered to the Southern Alleghenies Museum, Ligonier, Pennsylvania on Wednesday,Thursday & Friday, November 8, 9,10, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturday November 11, 2017 from 10am – noon. Hanging and location of all accepted artwork at the SAMA Museum is solely at the discretion of the Museum Coordinator. All artwork must remain on display throughout the exhibition (February 4, 2018.)

ART PICK-UP (all work) AT SAMA
Wednesday thru Friday   February 7, 8, 9, 2018   10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018   10am – noon.

ELIGIBILITY: This is an open, juried competition for works in all media. All work must be original (not conceived or executed in a workshop or class setting with instructor supervision.) Open to artist 18 or older residing in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

MEDIA: Artists may submit up to three entries in any two or three dimensional media including photography. Entry must not exceed 60” in any direction. (Including framing) Total weight must not exceed 200 pounds. All entries must be ready for exhibition. Work must have been created in the past five years. Works previously accepted in past Annuals or History Through Art Exhibits are not eligible. Accepted prints/photos must not be exhibited in area galleries concurrent to this exhibition. If Photography, please indicate if printed on (rag) paper or canvas and if a Silver Gelatin Print, Digital Inkjet Print, Giclee Print (must not be a copy of an original work) or Continuous Tone Print (from a commercial provider, such as Kodak)

ENTRY FEES: A $35.00 non-refundable entry fee (US funds only) must accompany entries. Please make checks payable to: SPCArts. $3 of each entry fee is earmarked for SPCARTS Scholarship/Mini-Travel Grant fund.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES: All 2D entries must be suitably framed and wired for hanging.  All accepted works must be ready to install. Inadequate framing/construction results in disqualification for exhibit and ineligibility for insurance coverage. A Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts or the Southern Alleghenies Museum representative will decide if work is suitable for exhibition. Juror Notification Cards will be sent October 1, 2016. Notices for works accepted for inclusion in the GLSD Exhibition and Gala will be sent with Juror Notification Cards.

CASH PRIZES:  To be awarded at the discretion of Juror.

Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Inc.
P.O. Box 793, Greensburg PA 15601
info@spcarts.org     www.spcarts.org
724-834-3934   or  Cell 724-787-1853

INSURANCE AND LIABILITY: All works accepted for inclusion in the Greater Latrobe School District (GLSD) Exhibition and Gala will be insured by the GLSD. All works accepted and delivered early to Greater Latrobe High School (including any works purchased by the GLSD) will be insured, stored and delivered to SAMA on the delivery dates stipulated in this prospectus. All work will be insured by the the Southern Alleghenies Museum while in the Museum. Neither the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Inc., the Greater Latrobe School District nor the Southern Alleghenies Museum is responsible for any damage to work during transit (except for works in transit from Greater Latrobe High School to SAMA delivered by representative of the GLSD.)

SALE OF WORK: Artists will be notified of any work sold. SPCArts will retain 25% commission on any works purchased by the GLSD. For works accepted into SAMA, the museum charges 20% commission. A 20% commission will be retained by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. Artists should take the total 40% commission into consideration in pricing their work for sale at SAMA. Work will not be released before the 18th Annual Exhibition closes.


SOUTHMORELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT: Students will consider works hanging at SAMA for inclusion in their Gala/Collection. Artist indicating an interest will be notified if accepted. Questions regarding Local School Collections and Galas, call 724-238-6369