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Entry Dates 2021-08-20T23:59:00 - 2021-05-12T00:01:00 57 Days Left

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P R O S P E C T U S

Priority Prints
A Monotype Guild of New England
Open Members Exhibition 

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
Poultney, Vermont
 

SHOW DATES: September 3, 2021- October 18, 2021
ARTIST RECEPTION: September 12, 2021 from 2-5 pm

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: August 20, 2021
 

The Monotype Guild of New England invites members in good standing to submit up to two monotypes or monoprints for an exhibition at Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill. This exhibit is NOT JURIED but will be curated. Every entering member artist will have at least one print hung. If space allows, both pieces will be installed. If not, the second work will be placed in a sleeve and shown in bins. All work must be mailed via the United States Postal Service.

 

STONE VALLEY ARTS AT FOX HILL is located in a two-story historic stone church building. Limestone hauled by oxcart was used to build it as the first Methodist Church in the state of Vermont in 1822. The Millerites began using the site in 1841. In 1869, the Masons purchased the Stone Church for a lodge. One hundred thirty-eight years later, it was sold to Rita Fuchsberg and Irene Minkoff, whose dream was to convert the historic landmark into a center for the arts. They bequeathed the building to the Preservation Trust of Vermont, which gave ownership of the property to Stone Valley Arts, with the stipulation that it be a community art center for Poultney. The gallery can hold approximately 200 small works, making it a perfect venue for the Monotype Guild of New England’s first live (mailed in) exhibit in 2021.
 

 

ELIGIBILITY:
Your Monotype Guild membership must be up-to-date to participate. All prints must be either monotypes or monoprints. For detailed descriptions of those terms, please follow this link to our website: http://mgne.org/monotypedefined/  Submitted work cannot have been shown at an earlier MGNE exhibit. There will be a $15 fee for the first piece and a fee of $5 for a second submission. MGNE is open to artists working in the medium of one-of-a-kind prints. To join MGNE, follow this link: https://mgne.org/membership/
 
REQUIREMENTS:  
As the show title implies, we are asking our members to send their work via the United States Postal Service. The outside dimensions of whatever you send, either matted or unmatted, can be NO LARGER than 11x14 inches. Your print must fit into an envelope, no cartons. Smaller work is acceptable. Again, matting and backing the work is optional but everything must stay within the stated size limits. The work will be exhibited unframed behind plexiglass. The gallery director reserves the right to refuse installation of any work that is not appropriate for a professional exhibition at Stone Valley Arts, or does not meet the stated guidelines. Work must be received at the gallery by August 28, 2021. Artists will need to pay return postage. Instructions for return postage will be sent to you immediately upon completion of your submission.
 
ENTRY PROCESS:
We will begin accepting entries on May 12, 2021, and will close submissions at midnight on August 20, 2021. ArtCall enables changes to your submissions until the deadline. You will receive a separate acknowledgement for each submission. Only JPEG files will be accepted. JPEGs should be sized between a minimum of 960 to a maximum of 1920 pixels on the longest side.
 
INSURANCE:                       
MGNE and the Stone Valley gallery staff will handle your work with the care and respect that they accord their own work. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill does not have insurance.
 
SALES:   
Stone Valley Arts will encourage sales and will take a commission of 30% on sold work. You may enter zero in ArtCall if your work is not for sale. Payment for sales will be sent at the end of the exhibit.
 
DELIVERY:  
Please send work via the United States Postal Service to this address:
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill PO Box 47, Poultney, VT 05764
Please label all artwork with your name(s) and title of the piece. You must print and attach the check-in label that you will receive during the ArtCall submission. Your work will be returned shortly after the exhibit is taken down, provided that you have followed the instructions for return.
 

For questions, contact Kate Higley and Andrea Warner at: exhibitions@mgne.org

 

REVIEW OF IMPORTANT DATES:

• Entry Process Opens:  May 12, 2021
• Deadline for Entries:  August 20, 2021
• Work to Arrive at Stone Valley Arts:  August 28, 2021
• Exhibition Dates:  September 3, 2021 to October 18, 2021
• Artists’ Reception:  September 12, 2021, 2-5pm

User Entry Process Tutorial

For a quick tutorial on the submission process, you can view this video.