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Dear Artist:

Thank you for your interest in the St. Catherine of Bologna 15th Annual Photo, Art & Poetry Exhibition and Sale, featuring Musical Performances. Please read the guidelines in the Prospectus below carefully and return your application, along with your fee no later than February 20, 2014 to:

David J. Nocera

St. Catherine of Bologna Patron of the Arts Association

112 Erskine Road Ringwood, NJ 07456

This year, entries will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis and we will be declining entries after our maximum number is met. Please see this website to check the status of open entry slots for this year’s show.

Receiving day for your photography, art, sculpture and poetry entries is Sunday, March 9, 2014 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at St. Catherine of Bologna Parish Center,112 Erskine Road (right side of the upper parking lot), Ringwood, NJ. All artwork must be received by March 9th so it can be catalogued, tagged and safely stored for the exhibition. 

In addition to your submissions to be judged, please consider donating an additional original piece of artwork to our Silent Auction. Once again our judges will be giving a special Ringwood Award for the best piece of art, photography, and poetry depicting Ringwood. Please mark your entries depicting Ringwood in the designated spot on your application and labels.

The new Sister Matthew Award will be instituted in this our 15th year for works which interpret our motto, “Celebrating The Light That You Are.” To Sister Matthew, this means, “In us there is a light, a beauty, a thing we share with others. There is a light that comes out of you that will always help you.” If you would like to enter a piece of art, photography, sculpture or poetry that interprets this theme, mark your entries in the designated spot on your application and labels.

For those submitting photography and/or art, please attempt to make multiple prints available for sale through special order, in case more than one patron is interested in purchasing your work. We will also display your business cards (standard size only) at the information desk.

Once again, thank you for your support. We look forward to viewing your artistic work and seeing you at the Exhibition. If you have any further questions,  call Linda at (201) 314-8045 or email her at info@stcatharts.org.

 

Sincerely,

David J. Nocera,   Exhibition Coordinator

 


2014 Exhibition Prospectus

Eligibility

This exhibition is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers, artists, poets and film makers submitting their original works.

 

Media

  • Photography

  • Painting

  • Drawing

  • Digital Photographic Art

  • Sculpture

  • Poetry

For Painting,  the categories will include: Acrylic, Digital, * Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Watercolor and Other.

* For an Art submission - Mixed media is defined as “Art using two or more media, including painting on/with photographs.”

 

For Photography and Digital Photographic Art the subjects/categories include: Architecture, Digitally Altered, Nature/Landscape, People, Still Life, and Wildlife/Animals.

Please choose your piece’s category carefully, as it will be hung with and judged in the category you designate. Submissions from previous St. Catherine Exhibitions will not be accepted for judging, but may be donated to the silent auction.

Hanging Fees (Check or Credit Card)

Adult Artists

Art, Sculpture, and/or Photography - $40 fee - for up to and including a maximum of 3 Entries. In addition, Adult Artists submitting Art, Sculpture and/or Photography may also submit up to 3 poems at a discounted rate of $5 per poem ($15 max).

Poetry Only - $30 fee, up to and including a maximum of 3 entries.

High School Artists (Grades 9-12)

Art, Sculpture, Photography and/or Poetry - $15 fee - for up to and including a maximum of 2 entries.

Student Artists (Grades K-8)

Art, Sculpture, Photography or Poetry - $7 fee - limited to one entry only.

 

No applications will be accepted after February 20, 2014.

Submissions from previous St. Catherine Exhibitions will not be accepted for judging, but may be donated to the silent auction.


Receiving Day: Receiving Day for all entries is Sunday, March 9, 2014, 12:00 - 5:00 PM  at the Parish Center 112 Erskine Road Ringwood, NJ. (upper parking lot on right side)

 

Biography: We encourage you to submit a "brief" artist biography to be printed in our program. Please provide a brief, 75 word maximum bio in the online application by February 20, 2014. Your bio may be subject to editing; no bios accepted after that date.

 

Guidelines: All hanging entries, Art, Photo, Poetry & Children, must be professionally presented and suitable for hanging, including framed & matted (all photo & poetry), gallery wrapped, Plexiglas, etc. All work must be ready for hanging, complete with appropriate wire hanging support (i.e. screw eyes with wire).

 

Note: A fee of $5.00 will be imposed to supply hanging materials at drop-off.

 

No Tape, No String, No Clips. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Please print out, complete and attach the labels found on this website to the back of each submission. Please choose your piece’s category carefully, as it will be hung with and judged in the category you designate. See list of categories at bottom of label page

Due to pastoral guidelines, we cannot accept any artwork, photography, sculpture or poetry containing inappropriate or suggestive material. Please contact us if you have any questions about subject or presentation suitability.

Liability: All submissions will be handled with reasonable care. St. Catherine of Bologna Patron of the Arts Association shall not be responsible for damage, loss or theft. Submitting an entry in this exhibition shall imply agreement on the part of photographer, artist, poet, sculptor or film maker with all of the conditions outlined in this prospectus. Winning entries will be posted on our website in non-reproducible form.

 

Donations: A 25% minimum donation is required on all sales and any commissioned work.

 

Judging: Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention in each category. There will be a Judge’s Choice Award given by each judge and a Special Ringwood Award for best piece of art, photography, poetry and sculpture depicting Ringwood.

The Sister Matthew “Celebrating The Light That You Are” Award will be presented for the piece of art, photography and poetry that best depicts a Celebrating The Light theme.

High School and Adult Poetry will be judged separately. Students K-8 and Silent Auction submissions will not be judged.

Winning Pieces: You will receive notification on Friday March 14, 2014 via email if your piece (s) has won an award. Please send us a jpeg of that piece via email so we may post it on this website.

Silent Auction: In addition to your submissions to be judged, please consider donating to our silent auction.

Sales: Artists whose works have sold will receive a check within 30 days.


Artists' Reception

We will hold two receptions for artists and invited guests: 

  • The Photographer’s Reception will be held Friday, March 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

  • The Artist’s and Poet’s Reception will be held Saturday, March 15th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.


Entry Pick Up

You must arrange to have your entries picked up on Sunday, March 16th, between 3:15 to 4:15 PM. Entries may not be removed until the end of the exhibition. St. Catherine Patron of the Arts Association will not be responsible for entries left behind. Please be courteous and pick up your entries promptly.

 

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