Every year The Prince Street Gallery Annual Juried Competition is open to all applicants working in two-dimensional media. Past jurors have included prominent artists such as Philip Pearlstein, Irving Sandler, Yvonne Jacquette, Robert Berlind, Susanna Coffey, William Bailey, Lois Dodd, Graham Nickson and Stuart Shils. Prince Street Gallery is pleased to present this year’s juried competition:
Prince Street Gallery 10th ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION
Entry Deadline: March 23, 2018
Exhibition Date: July 10 – 28, 2018
ROBERT BIRMELIN, Juror
“Birmelin’s paintings are brilliant in the way they confront us with a variety of urban spaces and surfaces, including human surfaces. His is a toughminded realism–these are not a tourist’s pictures. They flatter no one, and are full of psychological as well as material detail.”
-Donald Kuspit, Artforum
“Robert Birmelin is the magical realist of our mean streets,” wrote art critic Jed Perl in his New Criterion article” New York Stories“.
Robert Birmelin, whose works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, and the Whitney Museum, currently has several paintings in a major international group show: The American Dream – American Realism 1945 – 2017, now at the Drents Museum in the Netherlands. Birmelin is represented by the Luise Ross Gallery in New York, where his last solo exhibit was in 2016. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards – among them, a National Endowment for the Arts award, a Fulbright, and a Tiffany grant. After receiving his MFA from Yale, Birmelin was a highly respected professor at Queens College of the City University of New York for 24 years.
The artist will give a talk on his work on Friday July 13, at 6 pm.
ELIGIBILITY Open to artists 18 + living in the USA. Original paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media only. No giclees, digital prints, videos or photographs will be accepted.
DIMENSIONS: Work, including frame, must not exceed 36 inches in any direction, and should be wired, labeled, and ready to hang. The maximum size of accepted work is 36 inches, this size should include the frame. Height is always given before width, regardless of whether the work is vertical or horizontal.
MAILED ENTRIES: For framed works on paper, plexiglass must be used instead of glass.
ENTRIES: Entry forms must be complete and submitted online only. When you have completed the form, you will be directed to a secure PayPal site. It is not necessary to open a PayPal account, you will be able to pay the entry fee with any credit card. Application is not complete until payment has been received.
ENTRY FEES: Non-refundable fee of $40 for 1 – 3 works, $5 for each additional piece. Maximum for 6 entries is $55. While there are no handling fees, artists are responsible for all shipping costs.
SALES: Prince Street Gallery takes no commission on sales. Label work that is not for sale “NFS”.
SUBMISSION Image requirements are: JPEGS at 72 dpi only, a minimum of 1000 pixels wide and 600 pixels tall, not to exceed 1 MB file size for any individual image. Please make the filename for your JPEGS as follows LAST name_FIRST name_ followed by letters that correspond to the order of your image uploads, ie. degas_ed_A.jpg, degas_ed_B.jpg or cassat_mary_a.jpg, cassat_mary_b.jpg, etc. artwork title is optional. Only use letters, underscore or dashes and numbers in the file name, do not use spaces or special characters such as !”/)(:#;&$ in the image file names.
DELIVERY AND PICK-UP: Late arriving work cannot be hung. Work that is shipped must arrive in a reusable container, including a prepaid computer-generated UPS or FEDEX return shipping label. No U.S. Postal Service returns. Do not send stamps, cash, or credit card info for return of work. Artist must cover all shipping costs. Any work not picked up after one month will be disposed of as the gallery sees fit.
Be sure to upload all images before paying. The Prince Street Gallery reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work.
ENTRY DEADLINE Submissions must be received by midnight, Friday, March 23, 2018. The gallery will make every effort to notify applicants of acceptance by April 24– 30
Hand delivery of work: Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7, 2018 Receiving shipped work: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Show dates: Tuesday, July 10 – Saturday, July 28, 2018
Artist’s Talk: Friday, July 13, 6 PM, Robert Birmelin on His Own Work
Reception: Saturday, July 14, 3 – 6 pm
Pick up hand-delivered work: Saturday, July 28; Sunday, July 29 or regular gallery hours: 11 – 6 pm.
UPS/FedEx return of shipped work: Monday, July 30, Tuesday, July 31.
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