St. Bernard Art Guild Spring Art Show

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND ART ENTHUSIASTS! The St. Bernard Art Guild Spring Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Nunez Community College Fine Arts Center on West Magnolia Drive in Chalmette, LA. Registration is on Friday, May 25th, 5-7pm and Saturday and May 26th, 9-11am. Private judging will be in the afternoon of Saturday, May 26th and Awards and Reception will be Saturday, May 26th, 5pm-7pm, with Awards Presentation at 6pm.

*Categories: Art Under Glass; Art Not Under Glass; Photography; Three Dimensional

*Awards: Chalmette Refining, LLC Best of Show-Award and $125; 1st Place – $100 & ribbon, 2nd Place – $75 & ribbon, 3rd Place – $50 & ribbon and 3 Honorable Mention ribbons in each category.

*Specialty Awards: “Best of….” Medallions will be awarded for the following: Landscape, Maritime, Spiritual, Children’s Theme, Floral, Still Life, Portrait, Wildlife, Abstract, and St. Bernard Theme.

*Entry Fee: $5 (members) each piece and $10 (non-members) each piece. No limit on entries. Artists may join the St. Bernard Art Guild ($25) at the Show for member discount. Membership Forms will be available at the registration table.

*Artists must be 18 or older by May 26, 2018 to enter this show.

*The category assignment of each entry will be determined by the Exhibit Committee, with the decision of the Exhibit Committee being final.

*Any oversized Three Dimensional Artwork must have own base and be able to be installed by the artist. SBAG members will not lift or install heavy artworks.

*All 2-D artworks and photographs must be capable of being hung. Entries must be properly framed with screw eyes and picture wire firmly attached (No saw tooth hangers). All hanging artwork (including frame) must be able to fit on one 36” wide by 60” high stand. NO ARTWORK WILL BE HUNG ON WALLS.

*Gallery wrapped canvases are acceptable, provided the sides of the canvas are finished and there are no exposed staples or hardware.

*All Artwork must be dry – ABSOLUTELY NO WET PAINT!

*Electricity is NOT available.

* ALL ENTRIES MUST BE THE ORIGINAL CREATION OF THE ARTIST. Crafts made from kits or art duplicated in workshops will not be accepted.

*Each entry must contain the following information: Artist’s name, phone number, title, and price or NFS.

Artworks that have previously won Best of Show, 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in any St. Bernard Art Guild show may not be entered. Artwork that has won Honorable Mention or Plaque/Medallion awards may be re-entered. No entry may be entered into any Guild show more than twice. No fees will be charged by SBAG for artworks sold during the show. *Artists who have failed to follow rules in previous St. Bernard Art Guild exhibits are ineligible.*

*At the close of the reception, all Artwork will be taken down and Artists must pick up their artwork no later than 8 pm on May 26th. ANY ARTWORK NOT PICKED UP ON THE DESIGNATED DATE/TIME WILL BECOME PROPERTY OF ST. BERNARD ART GUILD.

The greatest care is exercised in the handling of the entries, but, neither the Guild nor Nunez Community College Fine Art Center assume responsibility for any damage, loss or theft of entries. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Only the Exhibit Committee Members are allowed to hang artwork and remove the artwork. Entries will remain on display until the close of Exhibit; however, removal for sale is acceptable.

Anyone over 18 years old interested in joining the St. Bernard Art Guild may register to become a member of the guild at the show. The dues are $25 for the year. For further information on the SBAG upcoming show or for registration forms, please contact Art Guild President Beth Vincent at pixbybethvincent@gmail.com or the SBAG Facebook page.