When are artist submissions accepted?
October 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM EST
When is the artist submission deadline?
December 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
Who is eligible to submit to the art contest?
- The artist must be 18 years of age or older on or before December 13, 2013.
- The artist must be a resident of one of the 12 Southeastern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) for 6 consecutive months prior to the submission date.
What are the competition rules?
- Artist must pay a $25 non-refundable entry fee.
- Each entry must be original to the artist in concept, design, and execution, does not infringe upon any third party’s proprietary rights, and must not violate any state, federal, or international intellectual property laws. An entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the artist’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of these Rules and will not be accepted and, further, may be disqualified at any time before, during, or after the competition, in LCPC’s absolute and exclusive discretion. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction or digitization of a painting, drawing, or other work).
- The artwork must have been completed within two years of the submission deadline of Friday, December 13, 2013.
- Artists may submit one 2-D or 3-D piece of artwork, including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, digital media, and installation art.
- 2-D works may be no larger than 72″ x 72″.
- Digital media that requires projection and/or a monitor to display must be provided by the artist for installation and use during the competition.
- Installation artists must be present one week prior to ArtFields to install work and provide assistance.
- Artists must submit high-resolution images (at least 300 dpi/1MB) electronically through Slideroom Submission Management Program.
- The Artist’s work must be currently and wholly-owned by the Artist.
- Once an artwork is accepted, the entry may not be sold or substituted by another work before the competition.
- Artists will be notified and invited no later than Wednesday, January 15, 2014 through the e-mail account provided in Slideroom.
- Once invited, Artists must sign an Artist and Venue Hosting Agreement with an approved ArtFields venue to remain eligible for the competition, and must adhere to all the terms in the agreement.
- Except for installation artists (as referenced above), Artists are not required to travel to Lake City, SC. The Arts and Cultural Relations Director, along with a team of art-handling professionals, will be installing the entries at each of the approved, selected venues.
- Artwork invited into the competition must be exhibited at an approved ArtFields venue for the duration of ArtFields.
- The artist is responsible for transportation of the artwork to, and removal of the artwork from, the venue/designated location. Artwork is to arrive no earlier than Thursday, April 7, 2014 and be removed no later than Saturday, May 10, 2014.
- Any artwork remaining after May 19, 2014, may be disposed of by Lake City Partnership Council in its absolute and exclusive discretion, with no recourse or remedy available to the artist.
- Artworks that are identical to, substantially similar to, or primarily representative of entries invited into the ArtFields 2013 competition are not eligible to compete.
- ArtFields 2013 winners are not eligible to submit any entries until the 2015 competition.
- The winners of the Top Prize and Juried Panel Prize agree to transfer all ownership of and reproduction rights to the artwork to the Lake City Partnership Council on May 4, 2014. *All sales of ArtFields entries are considered pending until the end of the event on May 4, 2014. If the Top Prize award and Juried Panel Prize were entered into a pending sale, those sales are voided upon acceptance of award and cash prize.
- The winners of the People’s Choice 2-D and People’s Choice 3-D agree to grant Lake City Partnership Council an irrevocable limited, permanent license to reproduce the artwork for the purposes of promotion of ArtFields and/or Lake City Partnership Council.
What kind of artwork can be submitted?
Artists can submit 2-D and 3-D pieces, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, digital media, and installation art.
*Installation artists must be present one week before ArtFields opens to install their work in the designated venue.
*Digital media that requires projection and/or a monitor to display must be provided by the artist for installation and for use during ArtFields.
What defines a 2-D entry?
All 2-D works have the dimensions of height and width only. Examples: paintings, photography, and digital media presented in a frame and/or on canvas/wood panel.
What defines a 3-D entry?
All 3-D works are solid rather than flat and can be defined as having three dimensions: height, width, and depth. Examples: sculpture, assemblage, and installation art.
How will art be chosen for the competition?
Art submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of visual arts professionals. The top-rated 400 artists will be invited to exhibit and compete.
Who is on the review panel for submissions?
The review panel is made of visual arts professionals residing in the Southeast who have a diverse background in traditional, contemporary, and conceptual artwork. Our 2014 review panel will be disclosed once the submission period has ended.
When will the artist know if he/she is selected for competition in ArtFields 2014?
Artists will be contacted by e-mail no later than January 15, 2014.
Does the artist choose the venue?
No, the artist, once eligible, will be invited by an official ArtFields venue to exhibit his/her work during the ten-day artfest.
Does the entry have to be for sale?
No, but we do need to know the value of your piece for our records. We will list the work as NFS (not for sale) on your entry’s label and in the competition artwork gallery on ArtFieldsSC.org. *In the event your entry is the Top Prize or the Juried Panel Prize, the artist agrees that the winning work and reproduction rights will be the sole property of Lake City Partnership Council and ArtFields.
Is the artist responsible for insuring the entry?
Yes. Neither Lake City Partnership Council (the sponsor of ArtFields) nor the venue will assume responsibility for insuring the entry. The artist is responsible for insuring the entry for transporting to and from the venue and for the duration the entry is in the venue location.
Do I have to be present in Lake City, SC during ArtFields?
No. Except for installation artists, the Artist is not required to travel to Lake City, SC; the Arts and Cultural Relations Director plus a team of art-handling professionals will be installing the Entry at each venue.
Is the artist responsible for shipment costs to and from the venue?
Yes. The artist will be responsible for the shipment of the entry to the venue. In addition, the artist must include a pre-paid return-shipping label for the venue to return the work at the conclusion of ArtFields.
What is the preferred method of shipping?
Artists may choose their own method of shipping. However, UPS and the United States Postal Service are the two methods most convenient and expedient for the Lake City, SC area of ArtFields.
How does artist and venue hosting work?
Once selected, the artist will be contacted by email with an ArtFields Artist and Venue Hosting Agreement detailing all terms and requirements.
May I contact the venue to arrange an Artist Talk (optional)?
Yes. Once you are invited by the designated venue, you may contact the venue to arrange an Artist Talk during ArtFields.
How are entries promoted for People’s Choice Prize 2-D and 3-D?
The artist is responsible for providing the promotional material desired for display during ArtFields (e.g. business cards, brochures). The venue is responsible for displaying the promotional material.
What are the media guidelines?
SlideRoom can accept the following file formats:
- Images (up to 5 MB or 10 MB with large files enabled): .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, .tga
- Videos (up to 60 MB or 120 MB with large files enabled): .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .wmv, .flv, .asf, .mpeg, .mpg, .mkv
What size should videos be?
SlideRoom accepts videos that are up to 60 MB in size (up to 120 MB when larger media files are enabled for the program). So long as the files meet the size requirement our processors will prepare them for the SlideRoom software.
For artist inquiries, please contact the Art Team at (843) 633-1235 or e-mail ArtTeam@artfieldssc.org.