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NSS COMMUNITY EXHIBITION

The National Sculpture Society in Texas and Oklahoma

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ELIGIBILITY

The NSS Community Exhibition is open to Texas and Oklahoma sculptors who are members of the NSS or the NSS Community of Texas and Oklahoma. Please note that work that is inspired by nature, or figurative, or realist sculpture, is preferred. All entries are subject to jury and will be juried anonymously from the submitted images. Sculptors must have a social security or tax ID number to be eligible to receive an award.

GUIDELINES

Artists are asked to submit their very best work. Sculptures may be in any permanent medium. Terracotta, plaster, ceramic, and works in other fragile materials will be considered, but only on the condition that artists assume all responsibility for proper packaging and shipping of works. The NSS and Arts Fort Worth will NOT be held responsible for any damages. Works of all sizes will be considered, including reliefs and medals.

JURY AND NOTIFICATION

A Jury of Selection and a Jury of Awards will be assembled after the submission deadline. The Jury of Selection will include elected members of the NSS whose responsibilities will be to review works for inclusion in the show. After the Jury of Selection concludes, emails will be sent to all sculptors who entered to inform them whether their work was chosen or not. The Jury of Awards will meet before the exhibition opens and the awards will be presented at the opening or shortly thereafter. All participating sculptors will be notified by email of the Jury of Awards selections and the date of the awards presentation.  There will also be a “People’s Choice Award” that is voted on by museum visitors and announced at the end of the exhibition.

CONTRACT

All accepted sculptors will be asked to sign a brief contract stating that they agree to loan their accepted work of sculpture for the duration of the exhibition at Arts Fort Worth. Contracts will also establish the retail price for all works intended for sale.

INSURANCE

Insurance for individual works in transit is strongly encouraged and is the responsibility of the sculptor. Arts Fort Worth will insure works while they are in the facility.

SALES

Sculptures accepted in the exhibition are not required to be available for sale.  Inquiries about purchasing works in the exhibition will be referred to Arts Fort Worth.  Arts Fort Worth shall collect all payments and send to the Artist the stated retail price of each work less a commission of 30%, within a reasonable time after sale. The National Sculpture Society will receive no commission from sales.  Retail prices established in the contract will not be subject to change during the exhibition.

RECEPTION

A reception will be given at Arts Fort Worth on Friday, December 2nd, 2022, 6-9 PM.  The exhibition will remain open to the public through Saturday, January 28th, 2023. No works may be removed from the exhibition prior to Sunday, January 29th, 2023.

COST/PROCESSING FEE

Submission fee for up to three works is $25 for NSS members; $50 for non-members. Credit card information will be taken on a secure server. Membership in NSS is encouraged. Not a member?

Go to nationalsculpture.org/become-a-member/ and join.

2022/2023 EXHIBITION CALENDAR

  • September 6, 2022: Submissions open
  • October 3, 2022: Submissions deadline
  • October 17, 2022: Notification emailed to artists
  • November 28, 2022: Sculptures dropped off at Arts Fort Worth from 10 AM to 5 PM (shipped items should arrive between Nov. 21 and Nov. 28)
  • December 2, 2022: The NSS Community Exhibition opens
  • December 2, 2022: Reception from 6 PM to 9 PM
  • January 28, 2023: The NSS Community Exhibition closes
  • January 29, 2023: Unsold sculptures picked up at Arts Fort Worth from 10 AM to 3 PM

WHERE TO SUBMIT/WHAT TO SUBMIT/A CHECK LIST

  • Submit at nationalsculpture.org/entry-thingy. Be certain to submit to “The National Sculpture Society in Texas and Oklahoma”.
  • Sculptors may submit 1 to 3 works (and up to 3 images/work) for a maximum total of 9 images.
  • Sculptors will be required to give their name, address, title of sculpture, date, medium, dimensions (height including base, total width and depth), and price of work (if for sale).
  • Submission fee is $25 for NSS members; $50 for non-members. Membership in NSS is encouraged. Not a member? Go to nationalsculpture.org/become-a-member/ and join. Credit card information will be taken on a secure server. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail payable to National Sculpture Society.

TOP EXHIBITION AWARDS

1st PRIZE

  • Joe & Mary Kaye Schaefer Foundry Prize for $1000 Casting Credit
  • 1/4 page ad in Sculpture Review magazine valued at $600
  • NSS website & social media posts

2nd PRIZE

  • 3D-Sculpture Photography Package valued at $300
  • Three-year complimentary NSS Associate Membership valued at $195
  • NSS website & social media posts

3rd PRIZE

  • Sculpture Books donated by NSS valued at $100+
  • One-year complimentary NSS Associate Membership valued at $75
  • NSS website & social media posts

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

  • Announced at the end of the exhibition

SHIPPING/RECEIVING/RETURN

  • Artwork should be dropped off and picked up at the designated times before and after the exhibition.
  • There is no specific size or weight restriction on artwork, although, any artwork weighing more than 200 pounds must be installed and de-installed by the artist.
  • Artwork may also be delivered or shipped, at sculptor’s expense, to Arts Fort Worth (1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Attn: Robert Long). Items shipped (via FedEx, UPS, etc…) may arrive between Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, 2022. Freight shipping requires additional coordination with Robert Long at rlong@artsfortworth.org. Opening and closing directions should be marked clearly on the exterior of packaging, and the sculptor’s name should also be boldly and clearly marked on the packaging for ease of handling in transit. Artists may choose to enclose photographs or diagrams to illustrate proper unpacking and packing. At the conclusion of the exhibition’s run at Arts Fort Worth, shipped artwork will be repacked. Artists must supply return shipping labels or make independent arrangements (via FedEx, UPS, etc…) to pick up or ship their work from Arts Fort Worth.
  • Artwork sold during the exhibition may be temporarily stored at Arts Fort Worth pending client pickup.

 

ENTRY/SUBMISSION QUESTIONS? Contact Patty Delahanty, National Sculpture Society at exhibitions@nationalsculpture.org or (212) 764-5645 ext. 103

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