The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the annual juried All Media exhibition, and invites Southern California-based artists to submit artwork for consideration. This year, the exhibition will be juried by award winning artist, curator, and writer Constance Mallison. Submissions are being accepted through July 21, 11:59 p.m.

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is a community venue that presents exhibitions that are designed to expand awareness, understanding and sensitivity to art, and provide an exploratory and educational viewing experience for diverse audiences.

Exhibitor Rules & Requirements

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition dates: August 31-November 2
Opening reception: Saturday, August 31, 4-6 p.m.
Application deadline: July 21, 11:59 p.m.
Notifications sent: July 5
Loan agreements for accepted artwork due: August 2
Artwork delivery: August 15-17
Artwork pick-up: November 4-5, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all artists residing in Southern California. All entries must be original and not shown previously at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Eligible media: painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, craft, installation, video and digital art. Work must be made within the last two years.

ENTRY FEES

$20 for one entry. Each additional entry is $12. Maximum six entries per artist.  

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS

Please submit JPEG images measuring 2000 pixels on the longest side, 96 dpi. Please name images as follows: first name, last name, entry number. Example: johnsmith1.jpg

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS

Video entries must be submitted as a link to a Vimeo page containing the entry. 

PLEASE NOTE: Submission of artwork does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition. Entry fees are non-refundable.

JURY NOTIFICATIONS

Notification of selected and non-selected work will be sent via e-mail by Friday, July 5.

JURYING PROCESS AND AWARDS

The juror will select the artwork to be included in the exhibition from the images submitted. Artwork that does not meet the expectations set forth in the images may be withheld from the exhibition at the juror’s discretion. The juror has the sole responsibility for the selection of the artworks with no exceptions. PLEASE NOTE: Submission of artwork does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Awards are selected by the juror from the accepted entries. First place: $500; Second Place: $300; Third Place: $200; three Honorable Mentions: $100 each.
 

Information below pertains to selected artists only.

LOAN AGREEMENTS:
Completed loan agreements are due by Friday, August 2. Loan agreement forms will be emailed along with the acceptance notifications. Artwork will not be eligible for exhibition unless the loan agreement is completed in its entirety prior to the deadline.

PRESENTATION:
Artwork will be installed in the way originally proposed in the application, unless the work is site-specific. Additional components not included with the original application will not be accommodated. Installation instructions must be provided with the delivery of artwork or in advance. Work weighing more than 60 pounds must be handled by the artist during installation and removal. The artist is responsible for providing all special or unique display props. Work must be on view for the duration of exhibition. All curatorial decisions in regards to artwork placement and installation are final.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK TO THE CENTER:
The drop-off dates for the selected artwork are August 15-17, 10 a.m.-8 pm. only, unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance. Each shipped entry must be received by Thursday, August 15, 5 p.m. Shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Shipped artwork must be accompanied by a pre-paid return shipping label.

PICK UP OF ARTWORK:
Exhibited artwork will be available for pick up November 4-5, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Shipped work will be returned prepaid by the artist.

LIABILITY:
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure protection and careful handling of your artwork. The Irvine Fine Arts Center assumes no insurance liability for damage, theft or other loss occurring during delivery or pick up of artwork. Insurance coverage applies only to the duration of the exhibition.

SALES:
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will retain a 25 percent commission on any work sold during the exhibition. Please consider this in your retail pricing. Price is necessary for insurance value, even if the artwork is not for sale. Completed W9 form will be required in the event of sale.

AGREEMENT:
Submission of an entry form shall constitute agreement with all the conditions outlined here. The Irvine Fine Arts Center reserves the right to photograph and reproduce artwork for use in promotional materials.
 


About ALL MEDIA 2019 juror

Constance Mallinson is a nationally renowned artist, writer, and curator. Her artworks have been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Pomona College Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the National Academy of Sciences. Her writings have been featured in Art in America, X-Tra, Fabrik, Artillery, and The Times Quotidian. She recently curated The Feminine Sublime at The Pasadena Museum of California Art and Urbanature at ArtCenter College of Art and Design’s Williamson Gallery. She has taught advanced courses in art at the University of California Los Angeles, the University of California Santa Barbara, Otis College of Art and Design, and ArtCenter College of Design. Mallison has been a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles (COLA).