Submission for Jurying:
November 6, 2016
Notification of Accepted Works:
November 10, 2016
5-9 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016
December 2-31, 2016
“A good painter needs only three colours: black, white and red.”—Titian
In large or small doses, red can energize a work of art, draw the eye, or “fire a gun” (as Constable aptly described J.M.W. Turner’s famous dab of red paint.)
Take inspiration from this excerpt from Anthony Bailey’s biography of Turner and explore the power of red in your own work.
C.R. Leslie was on hand when Turner’s Helvoetsluys, “a grey picture, beautiful and true, but with no positive colour in any part of it”, was hung next to Constable’s Opening of Waterloo Bridge. Leslie wrote that Constable’s painting looked as if painted with liquid gold and silver, and Turner came several times into the room while Constable was heightening with vermilion and lake the decorations and flags of the city barges. Turner stood behind Constable, looking from “Waterloo” to his own picture, and at last went and got his palette from the Great Room where he had been touching another picture. He then put a round daub of red lead, “somewhat bigger than a shilling, on his grey sea, [and] went away without saying a word. The intensity of the red lead, made more vivid by the coolness of his picture, caused even the vermilion and lake of Constable to look weak. I came into the room just as Turner left it. “He has been here,” said Constable, “and fired a gun.”
― Anthony Bailey,
Only current A6 artist members may submit work for jurying. Active membership must be sustained through the length of the exhibit.
Submitted work must have been completed within the last 12 months. Only original hand-pulled prints and artist books are eligible (no commercial reproductions are allowed). There are no restrictions on theme, imagery, medium or size. Work must include the color red.
Accepted prints must be suitably framed for hanging. Black or silver frames are preferred. Mats should be white, off-white or cream (no colors) and cut a minimum of 2″ wide on each side. If using ready-made frames, please ensure mats are cut with uniform widths on at least three sides.
To be announced.
All work must be offered for sale.
A6 Artist Members may submit up to five works for jurying. Entry fee is $15 USD. Jurying will be done by the actual work. (Work does not need to be framed for jurying.) Artists may submit a check, cash or credit card information with their entry form.
Sales & Permissions
All artworks submitted must be for sale. All work is sold on consignment. A6 Member Artists receive 60% of the sale price. Sale proceeds will be paid to the artist by the 15th of the following month after the close of the exhibit.
By submitting artwork, the artist gives A6 permission to use images of accepted artwork for promotions and publications. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this call for entries.
About the Annual Member Exhibit
Each December, A6 organizes an exhibit exclusively for its artist members. This exhibit is traditionally juried and is a featured element of A6’s annual fundraiser, The Proof, where attendees are treated to a first view of the member exhibit the day before it opens to the public.
Call A6 at 541.330.8759 or email A6.