4th Annual Dia de la Mujer Celebration- Juried Exhibit & Guidelines

This is an Invitation to submit artwork for the Dia de la Mujer Juried Exhibit. Please feel free to pass this on to your female friends! Message/Comment/Phone in your email address to receive a copy of the application and guidelines! Thank you y Suerte!

Casa Familiar’s THE FRONT
Announces 4th Annual Dia de la Mujer Celebration- Juried Exhibit & Guidelines!
San Ysidro, CA., January 10, 2011- Casa Familiar’s THE FRONT is proud to announce the official Call to Artists and Guidelines for its very first Dia de la Mujer- Juried Art Exhibit. For the past three years THE FRONT in San Ysidro has been the site of one of the biggest Dia de la Mujer (International Womans Day) celebrations San Diego has seen. With 45 participating visual and performing artists, the crowd that gathers to experience the now famous Opening Reception and Noche de Cultura has reached an average of 600 guests. The celebration, which features an art exhibit, but also includes spoken word, musical and theatrical performances, a marketplace, as well as food and drinks, celebrates the women in our communities.
Because it has received such a great response, THE FRONT is excited to announce that this year, the 4th Annual Dia de la Mujer celebration will feature a JURIED EXHIBIT! With the participation of Anya Gallacio, Jamex de la Torre and Kinsee Morlan as the Exhibit Jurors, the Opening Reception will take place on Thursday March 3rd 2011, and the exhibit will run until March 25th 2011. The theme for the exhibit will be “Celebrations of Womanhood” and will be open to all 2-dimensional mediums. The deadline for submissions is February 17, 2011. There is a limit of 2 entries per artist and an entry fee of $10.00 per entry submitted. Please see the attached Guidelines for more details and application.

We are very honored to have such a gifted trio of jurors for this exhibit; here is a little info on them:

Anya Gallaccio:
Professor at UCSD ,Department of Visual Arts. Anya Gallaccio was educated at Goldsmiths College in London. Gallaccio's artistic practice is in large-scale atmospheric installations that morph and change through time and in relation to the spaces in which they are situated. The installations are at once ephemeral and monumental and it is within this seeming paradox that Gallaccio's work lives. A prolific and hard-working artist, since 1991 she has created at least one, and in many cases three or more major solo installations each year in Rome, London, Zurich, Brussels, Los Angeles, New York, Basel, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Siena and Sao Paulo. She is represented by the contemporary arts gallery Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, and her work is collected in major cultural institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; The Seattle Art Museum; Tate, London; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London in addition to numerous private collections.

Jamex de la Torre :
Brothers Jamex and Einar de la Torre were born in Guadalajara and moved to California in 1972. Jamex is a graduate of California State University of Long Beach where he received a BFA in Sculpture in 1982. Jamex and his brother Einar, better known as The De la Torre Brothers have been working with glass since the 80’s and have now become internationally recognized, exhibiting their artwork throughout the world. Their work is housed in the collection of the Museum Glass in Tacoma, Arizona State University Art Museum, The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, The Kanazu Museum, in Kanazu Japan, The Fisher Gallery Museum at USC, Tucson Museum of Art and the Mexican Fine Art Center Museum in Chicago. They also have work in the private collections of Cheech Marin, Elton John, Terry McMilan, Sandra Cisneros and Qunce Troupe. Jamex and Einar are presently living and working in both Enseanda, Mexico and San Diego

Kinsee Morlan:
Kinsee Morlan is arts editor for San Diego CityBeat. She has covered arts and culture in the region for the last decade. She was a founding member of Adapta Project, a roving art collective that set up binational art shows in San Diego and Tijuana. She lived in Tijuana for two and a half years and continues to blog about arts and events in the city at www.tijuanatales.wordpress.com. Kinsee currently lives in North Park with her husband and dog. She continues to collect art, volunteer for an art gallery in Tijuana called La Casa Del Tunel and goes to art shows as often as she can.

For more information on The Dia de la Mujer celebration and for submission guidelines please see attached and/or contact Leticia Gomez Franco, Director of Arts & Culture at leticiag@casafamiliar.org

Submit application to: Casa Familiar – THE FRONT
119 West Hall Avenue
San Ysidro, CA 92173
e-mail to: luzc@casafamiliar.org & leticiag@casafamiliar.org

Event Dates: 3/3/2011 – 3/25/2011
Entry deadline: February 17, 2011 Notifications of acceptance or/non acceptance will be sent by e-mail
Entry fee: $10.00 per artwork, maximum 2 art pieces per artist

Images – Submit with application a high resolution jpeg formatted image on a CD or by e-mail. (Minimum 1, maximum 2 images per artwork submitted); entering this competition constitutes agreement that images may be used for program or publicity purposes. A brief statement about the work being submitted should be included as well as artists biographical information. (See below).

Each artist is limited to 2 entries. All fields should be filled out and one application is required per artwork submitted. The jury will make preliminary selection from entries. Final selection will be made after viewing the actual works. A non-refundable entre fee of $10.00 is due for each entry by February 17, 2011. Checks should be payable to: Casa Familiar, Inc.

ELEGIBILITY: Open to all female artists. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last 2 years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

Entries may be any two-dimensional medium, including painting, photography, and works on paper. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including gliceé prints) will not be accepted. No entries that have been in previous competitive exhibitions are eligible

EXIBITION THEME: CELEBRATING WOMANHOOD and as such artwork is encouraged to relate to the beauty, the complexity and the many different aspects of what it means to be a woman!

JURY PANELIST: Jamex de La Torre, Anya Galaccio and Kinsee Morlan (see more information on Exhibit Announcement)

AWARDS : A cash award will be given to First Place winner that is equal to 80% the total of entry fees collected from submission of applications. Honorary Award and gift certificate will be presented to Second and Third place and/or best in category.

SIZE/WEIGHT LIMITATIONS: Maximum dimensions: 6’ X 4’ and must not weight more than 50 lbs. Please do not submit works that hang from the ceiling or by large bolts, or weight more than 50 pounds. All works of art must be delivered by hand directly to the exhibition address by February 17, 2011. THE FRONT – 147 W San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, CA 92173

FRAMES AND MATS: All accepted artwork must be framed or otherwise professionally presented and ready for hanging. Entries must be in finished condition for handling and display. When appropriate, works should be framed with hanging hardware included (no saw-tooth hangers) for their own protection. Prints, drawings, and photographs must be framed with hanging hardware included (mounting in mats alone is not adequate).

PUBLIC SALES: Gallery's Commission; Terms of Payment. The Gallery shall sell the Artworks only at the Retail Price specified by the artist. The Gallery and the Artist agree that the Gallery's commission is to be 30 percent of the Retail Price of the Artwork. Payment to the Artist shall be made by the Gallery at the end of the art exhibit, and will include all commissions due for any/all artworks sold. The artists may choose to designate artwork as NFS (not for sale).

Deadline for Entry Applications February 17, 2011
Notification of Acceptance February 21, 2011
Deliver work by 5 pm, February 23, 2011
Opening Reception March 3, 2011
Exhibition ends March 25th 2011
Pick Up Deadline April 25th 2011

ACCEPTANCE/LIABILITY: Artwork must be clearly labeled with artist name, phone number, email address, and title of work, at time of drop off.
The utmost care will be given to each entry received; Entries are submitted at artist’s/owner’s own risk. The organizers and hosts are not responsible for the loss of or damage to works, frames, glass, or any other component of the art.

Artworks submitted are subject to reproduction for publicity or program use. Please provide photography credits if necessary