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WCA/NH RIVERS at Nashua Library

Entry Dates 2024-03-19T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-02-05T00:01:00+00:00 21 Days Left


RIVERSA WCA/NH Open Members' Exhibition at Nashua Public LibraryOur theme for the spring exhibition at the Nashua Public Library is RIVERS. We celebrate the Nashua River and its fascinating eight to ten thousand years of local history:                                                                                                                                                                      Settlement, fishing, hunting for Native Americans, settlers, and the city today. We honor the Fresh Waters Program and the high value of this beautiful watershed area as the river runs to the sea.                                                                                                                                         In New Hampshire our cascading waterfalls and magnificent rocky riverbanks are valued for habitat of diverse wildlifepopulations as well human uses of recreation, work and energy. This exhibition will center on all aspectsof rivers and our deep appreciation for everything they represent displaying a wide range of artisticinterpretations.
About the Nashua Public Library Since 1867, the Nashua Public Library has served thecommunity through free and equal access to information, services, arts, and entertainment. Withmore than 178,000 visitors a year, the library continues to grow with new technology, innovativeprogramming, and modern digital and physical resources that connect the community. The gallery space has 60 running feet of exhibition space and a locked glass cabinet all highly visible. 2 CourtStreet, Nashua, NH 03060DEADLINE:   March 19, 2024, or when 50 works have been received or whichever comesfirst.SHOW DATES: April 6, 2024 – May 16, 2024ARTIST RECEPTION: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmArtists are invited to submit up to two (2) entries. At least one piece from each artist will beincluded in the final exhibition. WCA/NH members on the exhibition committee will curatethe exhibition with a focus on inclusion and fit with the exhibition theme. The exhibit willinclude no more than 50 artists.  Note: You may submit your work early before it iscomplete. However, Entries must be edited and finalized by the deadline March 19, 2024. Artists will be notified of which work to deliver on or before March 23, 2024.ELIGIBILITY: You must be a current dues paying member of WCA/NH artist to enter thisexhibition. Current members may invite one self-identified woman artist guest from the immediate Nashua area to enter. Prompt for Artists: How does your work connect with the theme of the exhibition? How doesyour work reflect the nature of rivers and the areas surrounding them?  Please include 75-100words along with your submission. We MAY include this brief statement on the label for yourwork.ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS: Work should be framed and ready to hang with a wire. Clip-on frames, saw-tooth and keyhole hangers will NOT be accepted. Maximum size for 2-D work is36” in any dimension. The gallery can accommodate several three-dimensional pieces in a multi-shelf locked case. Handmade books and small sculptures would be appropriate.FEES:  Each artist will be required to pay a single flat fee of $20.00 for up to two workssubmitted.INSURANCE: All work on display will NOT be covered by insurance. The Nashua PublicLibrary carries no insurance to cover the loss of artwork and cannot assume financialresponsibility for loss or damage. The gallery space is unsupervised, and exhibitors areencouraged to provide their own private insurance if security is a concern. Exhibitors must sign awaiver of liability holding the Nashua Public Library and the City of Nashua harmless for anydamage to materials/artwork loaned. The committee will email the waiver form before delivery.SALES: The Nashua Public Library will not be involved in sales of your work. A gallery sheetwill be available at the show and if an interested party inquires, they will contact the artistdirectly. Prices are not displayed but a price list can be made available at the Chandler WingDesk if work is for sale. Artists must provide the price list.REVIEW OF IMPORTANT DATES:• Entry Process Opens: February 5, 2024• Submission Process: Submissions will close when 50 works have been received...or...                                           on March 19, 2024 or whichever comes first. • Notifications: March 23, 2024                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Delivery Dates: Saturday April 6, 10 am- 2 pm• Exhibition Dates: April 6, 2024 - May 16, 2024• Artists' Reception: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 2 pm - 4 pm• Pick Up Dates: Thursday, May 16, 12 pm – 3 pm
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