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All Media 2021 Application
The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the annual juried All Media exhibition. This year's guest juror is Taylor Bythewood-Porter, assistant curator at the California African American Museum (CAAM). The Irvine Fine Arts Center is a community venue that presents exhibitions designed to expand awareness, understanding, and sensitivity to art, and provide an exploratory and educational viewing experience for diverse audiences.
All Media will be on display during its scheduled exhibition dates, July 12–September 18. Public in-person access to the galleries will be contingent on COVID-19 health and safety regulations set forth by state guidelines. The exhibition will also be presented online.
Exhibitor Rules & Requirements
Application deadline: April 30, 10:30 p.m. PST
Artwork delivery: June 14–19
Exhibition dates: July 12–September 18
Notifications sent: Week of May 17
Loan agreements for accepted artwork due: Friday, June 11
Artwork pick-up: September 22–25, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The exhibition is open to all visual artists residing in Southern California. This opportunity is open to artists ages 18 and older. 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. Artwork must be made within the past two years.
$20 for one entry. Each additional entry is $12. Maximum six entries per artist.
All entries must be submitted through CAFÉ; submission fees are nonrefundable. Carefully review your file formatting and file submission type thoroughly before submitting your entry. Irvine Fine Arts Center will not reimburse applicants who submit incorrect files in their application.
PLEASE NOTE: Submission of artwork does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Juror’s selections will be communicated to all applicants via CAFÉ on the week of May 7.
JURYING PROCESS AND AWARDS
The guest juror will make their selections based solely from the submitted entries in CAFÉ. Artworks that do not meet the expectations set forth in their applications may be removed from the exhibition at the juror’s discretion.
Awards are selected by the juror from the accepted entries. First Place: $600; Second Place: $400; Third Place: $300; three Honorable Mentions: $150 each.
Information below pertains to selected artists only.
Completed loan agreements are due Friday, June 11. Forms can be downloaded here. Please submit the agreement via e-mail, post, or drop-off. Artworks will not be exhibited unless a completed and signed agreement is received.
Work over 60 lbs. must be handled by the artist during installation and removal. Artists are responsible for providing all special or unique presentation components. Compromised craftsmanship may be grounds for the removal of an artwork from the exhibition.
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK TO THE CENTER:
Drop-off dates are June 14–19, unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance. Shipped entries must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 18, packaged in a reusable container for return. The City of Irvine/Irvine Fine Arts Center will not reimburse shipping fees or insurance. 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:
Artworks will be available for pick-up September 22–25. Shipped work will be returned in the prepaid package provided by the artist.
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure protection and careful handling for all artworks. The Irvine Fine Arts Center assumes no insurance liability for damage, theft, or other loss occurred during the delivery or pick up of any artwork; insurance coverage applies only within the duration of the exhibition.
The Irvine Fine Arts Center will retain 25% commission on any work sold during the exhibition. Artists are under no obligation to list their work for sale. A declared value is necessary on the loan agreement for insurance, even if an artwork is not for sale.
Submission of an entry form shall constitute agreement with all the conditions outlined in this prospectus. The Irvine Fine Arts Center reserves the right to photograph and reproduce art for use in promotional material. Artworks must be on view for the duration of the exhibition.
About ALL MEDIA 2021 juror
Taylor Bythewood-Porter has served as assistant curator at the California African American Museum (CAAM) since 2017. Prior to her appointment at CAAM she served as president and a founding member of SIA Curates, a curatorial organization run through Sotheby’s Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University that connects aspiring curators with Claremont's Master of Fine Arts students to develop yearly exhibitions. She holds a Master of Arts in art business with a concentration in contemporary art from Sotheby's Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University.