SOCIETY OF WEST-COAST ARTISTS - STANDING RULES II, EXHIBIT POLICY
SWA Members: Please read the attached Standing Rules II for SWA's art exhibit policy. This policy covers information about accepted artwork, exhibit categories, framing, judging, awards, points, etc. This is important information for new members and a refresher for long time members.
SWA has created an online format for entering shows using ENTRYTHINGY. You can enter your artwork online by creating your account and upload your painting photos. Payment for entries is made on Entrythingy.
1. Upload your entry photos to your account on ENTRYTHINGY before the closing date for entries. Crop your photos so frames are not showing.
You don't have to bring your paintings to SWA on receiving day as in the past.
You pay your entry fees online.
2. SWA Judges will review all entries online and jury paintings for acceptance in the show.
3. You will be notified by email if your entry has been accepted into the show.
4. If your painting(s) are accepted into the show then you bring them to SWA for awards judging by the date indicated. On back of painting, tape a paper in the upper left hand corner listing: Your name, email address, phone number, SWA member number, title of painting, size, medium, price.
5. After the show you can pick up your paintings.
SWA Member Shows - Rules for Shows & Framing & Current Prospectus below:
SWA Member Shows - Rules for Shows & Framing
Members: Below are rules for entering SWA shows and rules for framing your paintings. You can print them out or read the Rules down below.
Society of West-Coast Artists – Show Rules for SWA Members
The rules apply to all regular member shows.
Annual Show Rules will be listed on the Annual Prospectus.
OPEN TO SWA MEMBERS ONLY
RECEIVING TIMES: Times will be listed on prospectus for you to bring in your paintings.Judging starts at 1:10 PM so come early so there won’t be a rush at 1:00. SWA uses 3 judges for each show. They choose the paintings accepted into shows and award prizes.
ENTRY FEES (Non-refundable): see Prospectus
NUMBER OF ENTRIES: Up to 4 entries may be entered, 3 of which may be used.
ENTRY INFO: Write your name, adddress, phone, title of painting, medium, size, and price on a paper and tape to the back of your painting.
SIZE:Minimum size 10” a side OR 100 sq Inches in area and a maximum no larger than 48” or 2304 Sq inch in area, including frame. The same painting may be entered in only two non-consecutive shows, plus one Annual Show.
Keep receipts of your paintings accepted into shows for your Signature Award.
BIOGRAPHY: Bring a short biography that includes your contact information.
DIGITAL IMAGE: Take a digital image of your painting before you frame it. Images of winning paintings will be used for publicity on posters and the website.
COMMISSION: A 10% donation to SWA for all sales. Sales are between artists and buyer. Sold paintings must stay in the show until it is over. To sell your artwork, you need a Seller’s permit. For permit and pertaining information go to: http://www.cdta.ca.gov/services/#Register-Renewals
GALLERY STAFFING: Artist must staff the Gallery one day for each painting accepted. If unable to staff, you need to get a substitute from the SWA membership or pay $50/day for professional staffer.
ARTWORK: Paintings should be original art and conceived by the artist. Photographs are the copyright of photographer. If you use another person’s photos, you MUST have permission to use them.FRAMING: SEE “RULES ON FRAMING FOR SWA SHOWS” On back of this page & on the website.
NO CLASSWORK or work done under supervision
NO COPIES, computerized art or work printed by any commercial process.
Art must be completed within the last three years.
NO OIL PAINTINGS under glass/Plexiglas
No painting over photographs
LIABILITY: Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.
SALES: Donation of 10% to SWA on all sales. All sales are between artists and buyer.
AWARDS: Cash prizes will be awarded. Each work is judged on its own merit: the overall impact of the work, concept, originality, presentation, composition, design, drawing, value, color/painting technique, and framing/matting.
Your signature on Entry Form indicates compliance of Show Rules. Violation of these rules will result in disqualification for a signature award.
5 SWA SIGNATURE AWARD POINTS FOR ACCEPTANCE IN REGULAR SHOW
30 SIGNATURE AWARD POINTS FOR ACCEPTANCE IN ANNUAL SHOW
Society of West-Coast Artists
RULES ON FRAMING FOR SWA SHOWS
SWA Judges look at frames and matting along with your artwork. Many times paintings are not accepted into shows due to poor framing and matting. Before you bring in your painting check the overall look of your artwork. Artists have brought in paintings with frames that don’t compliment the painting or are scratched/chipped, artwork falling out of frames, dirty or spotted mats, buckled watercolor paintings, dirty glass, etc. Use one solid wire on your paintings to hang. One watercolor artist used 2 pieces attached to the flat hangers and wound them together in the middle. The wires eventually slipped apart and the painting fell, destroying the glass.
SWA is a professional organization. Make your artwork look as professional as possible!
Size: Frameoutside dimensions for all paintings are limited to:
SIZE:Minimum size 10” a side OR 100 sq Inches in area and a maximum no larger than 48” or 2304 Sq inch in area, including frame. The same painting may be entered in only two non-consecutive shows, plus one Annual Show. (ANNUAL EXHBITION ONLY - Including frame - 16 inches mininum size a side or 256 sqare inches in area. Maximum 60 inches a side or 3600 sqare inches in area.)
Metal Frames – full sheet of watercolor (22”x30”) or larger must use Plexiglas in metal frames
Hardware – Hardware for hanging must be flat type. SEE PHOTOS BELOW
No nails, eye screws, or protruding hardware allowed.
Wires – All paintings must be wired for hanging. Use one piece of wire for hanging. Hanger wires ends must be taped or covered with plastic sleeves.
Paper Artwork - must be properly mounted to support. No scotch tape or other visible adhesives allowed.
Works on Canvas or Panel - Must be securely mounted within frame rabbet. Taping artwork into frame is not allowed.
No oil paintings under glass/Plexiglas
No paintings over photographs.
All artwork MUST be dry. Wet paintings will not be accepted.
ACCEPTABLE WIRING OF ART
NOT ACCEPTABLE WIRING OF ART
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