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Art Exhibit Prospectus

BENEATH THE SURFACE


ORIGINAL WORK ALL MEDIUMS CONSIDERED


A JURIED EXHIBITION & SALE


March 1st through April 1st 2023
TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY
26 E. Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559
Wednesday through Saturday (11:00AM to 6:00PM)

PARTICIPATION
BENEATH THE SURFACE, is open to all artists and designers creating original work. Only work of your own design and individual effort are eligible. All items must be display ready, finished and suitable for mixed audiance.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

• Only original work will be accepted: You may not submit artwork created in a TLD DESIGN CENTER class, workshop, or based on the photography of another person, artist, instructor, or publication.

• Artwork must have been created within the last two years and not displayed previously at TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY.

• Entry fee is: $5.00 per entry up to 5 entries (max fee is $25). Entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into exhibit. Entry fee is not refundable.

• Submit one, high resolution digital image of each entry (Format requirement: .jpg or .png, RGB, 72 - 300 dpi, files no larger than 2MB).

• Use the format below to rename and save your image/photo files prior to uploading:

Last Name-First Initial-Title of Artwork-Entry Number.jpg
or
Last Name-First Initial-Title of Artwork-Entry Number.png

• Include a brief Artist Statement (No more than 100-150 words).

• Submissions are considered complete when application form, digital images, and entry fees have been submitted and paid.

• All submitted entries will be juried by: Tammy L Deck, Award-Winning Fiber and Mixed Media Artist, Educator, Entrepreneur and Owner of TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY

• TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY will notify all artists of entry acceptance status via email address provided on application form.

AWARDS AND SALES

A "Best of Show" and a "Viewer's Choice" award will be selected from artwork exhibited.

Sales are encouraged to further the efforts of artists/designers. Entrants shall price their own work and these prices should be representative of established market value. The prices, as stated on the application, may not be changed during the entire run of the exhibit. Only one "Not for Sale" entry is allowed per person. Only those items approved by the juror will be exhibited.

TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY retains a 30% commission of the retail price when the item is sold. Artist’s “Retail Price" must include this commission.

PERMISSIONS

By submitting your entry, you agree that TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY may freely use your submitted digital image of accepted artwork to publicize and promote the BENEATH THE SURFACE exhibit. Additionally, TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY reserves the right to photograph any or all entries accepted for the exhibit, regardless of copyright, to be used for purposes of promoting the artists and marketing the gallery and this exhibit; This includes, but is not limited to, video, social media posts, email, or distribution of printed marketing materials.

DELIVERY AND/OR RETURN OF ENTRIES

Delivery: February 8th through 18th
All “Approved Artwork” must be delivered during business hours (free of freight charges) to:
TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY
26 E. Quincy Street, Westmont, IL 60559

Business Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday (11:00AM to 6:00PM)

Pick-Up*: April 5th through 15th
All unsold items will be available for artist pick-up and must be made during regular business hours above.
*In the event artwork is left unclaimed at the end of this time: It is the full responsibility of the artist to contact TLD DESIGN CENTER AND GALLERY personnel and make all arrangments to ship by UPS or USPS. Any return shipping, deemed appropriate, must be paid for in advance. Instructions, insurance, and prepaid shipping label must be provided to TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY by the artist. Failure to remove art work may cause it to incur Storage fees or declaration of abandonment.

LIABILITY

TLD DESIGN CENTER & GALLERY personnel will exercise all reasonable care with accepted entries, but it is clearly understood by the artist/designer that we assume no responsibility and shall not be held liable for any loss or damages caused or occurring while work is in exhibition, storage or during shipping. Artists who wish additional protection should procure insurance independently.

IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES

Artist Entry Submission Deadline: January 15, 2023
Acceptance Letter Sent Out: by Feb 1st
Accepted Artwork Drop Off: Feb 8th through 18th
Artist Opening Reception: March 1st (6:00PM-9:00PM)
Public Exhibit Opens: March 1st
Exhibit Closes:April 1st
Artwork Pick Up: April 5th through 15th


AGREEMENT
Your entry submission to the BENEATH THE SURFACE Exhibit constitutes your agreement to all conditions stated in this prospectus.