2023 DAC REGIONAL JURIED ART EXPOSITION PROSPECTUS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTREST IN ANNUAL DAC REGIONAL JURIED ART EXPOSITION
THE ENTRY WINDOW HAS CLOSED
The show will be available August 2 - 31 with the reception Thursday, August 3, 2023 5PM - 8PM
We also proudly offer an online gallery; available, coinciding with the galleries presentation.
You are invited to participate in the annual DAC Regional Juried Art Exposition to be held August 3 – 31, 2023
at the Downtown Artists Co-op Gallery, 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, Tennessee.
ARTIST AND WORK ELIGIBILITY
Artsts 18 years or older residing in Tennessee or Kentucky may enter. Work must have been completed within the past 3 years. All work must be original and not from published resource materials or produced in a workshop with the help of an instructor. No giclees or prints are allowed.
RISK AND LIABILITY
Completion of the entry form constitutes agreement by the entrant there shall be no liability on the part of the Downtown Artists Co-op (DAC) or any members or sponsors for loss, damage, or destruction of any works. Insurance of artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating entrant. By entering this event, you give consent to the DAC to use imagery of the work in promotion of the event and of the Downtown Artists Co-op.
Artists may submit a total of 3 works. Categories are:
• Drawing: Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, Pastels, Markers, Pen, crayons, chalk, colored pencil
• Oil Media: Oil Paints, Oil Pastels, Water soluble oil paints
• Acrylic Media: Acrylic Paints, Acrylic Gouache, Acrylic Ink, Industrial Paints
• Water Media: Solid, liquid, or powder watercolor, Gouache, Tempera Paints
• Mixed Media/Collage: At least 2 different Media, Collage, Montage, Experimental
• 3-D/Fiber Arts: Including but not limited to Pottery, Sculpture, Jewelry, Textiles, Wood
FRAMING AND LIMITATIONS
Due to space limitations in the gallery, 2D pieces must be limited to no more than 48” per side.
Two-D work: All 2D entries intended to be hung or displayed on an easel must be securely framed and backwired.
Your work is very important to us, and we take all reasonable measures to ensure its safety. Therefore, we have updated the terms and policy of hanging display art to better reflect our dedication to safeguarding art. We define securely framed and back-wired as possessing the following qualities:
Decorative or utilitarian edging, material independent, multiple segments or single continuous
material; sturdy and strong enough to resist flexing, warping, shrinking, or similar malfunction.
Additionally, the frame material must be able to confidently support its own weight by wall-hanging
presentation when using the back-wired option.
D-rings or similar mechanism rated for the weight of the art affixed to the frame by screw, physically
embedded in the frame or attached by epoxy and by two points on the frame.
Picture frame wire physically embedded in the frame or connecting two D-rings; rated weight capacity
exceeding the total weight of the artwork.
Saw-tooth hangers will NOT be accepted.
Art with alternative hanging systems will NOT be accepted.
Three-D work: Sculpture and other three-dimensional art may not weigh more than 100 pounds. Top heavy
or unstable work will be disqualified. Fabric must be original design and hand done.
This is an open, juried art exhibition: all entries are accepted into the exposition and are then considered by the juror in determining awards. Cash awards will be given for Best of Show as well as First and Second Place in each category as determined by the juror. Third Place Awards and Honorable Mention ribbons may be given at the discretion of the juror. Award amounts will be based on entry fee receipts and sponsorships.
All entries and entry fee payments will be made online at www.dac.gallery.
Deadline for all entries is 6PM, Wednesday, July 26th, 2023.
Complete the online entry form.
Download and print the information tag form. Complete a form for each entry, assuring the entry
numbers match the information on the entry form. Cut out the information tag forms and tape them
to the back of the matching artwork.
Pay entry fee: $20 for first piece, $15 for second entry, and $10 for the third ($20, $35, or $45). Fees
Upload a digital JPEG image of each entry. Images will be posted on the DAC website and Facebook
page exactly as submitted.
Digital images must meet these requirements:
Each image must be a minimum of 72 dpi, with a maximum file size of ≈ 2 MB.
Two-dimensional work should be cropped to show only the artwork, without mat or frame.
Three-dimensional work should be photographed in front of a blank, neutral background and
cropped tightly to the artwork.
Care should be taken to avoid glare on images.
Correctly orient the image as viewed, vertically or horizontally.
Rename the image correctly using:
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
Art must be delivered to the DAC Gallery, 96 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN:
Friday, July 28, Noon – 4PM
Saturday, July 29, 8AM - 5PM
Entries will be checked to assure online entry procedure has been completed and entries meet specified
requirements. Entries not meeting requirements will be disqualified from entry.
RECEPTION AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS
The opening reception for the Exposition will be at:
The DAC Gallery
96 Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN
Thursday, August 3, 2023
5PM - 8PM
Awards will be announced beginning at 6:30PM live at DAC and streaming on social media.
DISPLAY OF EXHIBITION
The exhibit will be hung in the gallery from August 2 - 31.
Additionally, artwork images will be displayed on the DAC website throughout the exhibition.
Winners and all accepted entries will be publicized and shared on www.dac.gallery, DAC social media and with local media outlets.
SALE AND PICKUP OF ARTWORK
All entries must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit.
The DAC receives a 25% commission on art sold during the Exposition.
Artists will be notified of sales prior to pickup. At the conclusion of the exhibit, work must be picked up and signed for at the gallery:
Friday, September 1, 1AM – 5PM
Saturday, September 2, 8AM-4PM
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT
Jennifer or Leah at email@example.com
Call the Gallery during open hours, Wednesday - Friday from 12PM-4PM, Saturday from 8AM-4PM, and Sunday from 1PM-5PM. Phone: 931-919-3770
ABOUT THE JUROR
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