Sponsored by the JerLyn Foundation
14th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz
March 28-April 27
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Berks Arts Council announces the 14th annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz. Founded during the 2005 Berks Jazz Fest, The Art of Jazz honors the legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott. The Art of Jazz exhibits annually as a prelude to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest. Submission is open to artwork in all media.
THEME: Celebrate Jazz. This is an open theme and is an opportunity for the artist to reflect on what Jazz means as interpreted by visual arts.
PRIZES: Cash prizes: $500 for First Place, $200 for Second Place and $100 for Third Place. Honorable Mentions or other awards awarded at the judge’s discretion. Cash prizes made possible through support from the JerLyn Foundation.
EXHIBIT DATES: The exhibition runs March 28 – April 27 in the Schmidt Gallery of the GoggleWorks.
RECEPTION DATE: The Artists Reception and Awards Presentation is Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.
SUBMISSION, SELECTION AND ELIGIBILTY: Work must be hand delivered on March 22 – 23, 2018. Intake is in the Schmidt Gallery, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Second Floor. Work should follow the exhibition theme “Celebrate Jazz.” All media are eligible for consideration. All work must be original and made within the past three years by the person submitting the work. Works previously exhibited in The Art of Jazz will not be accepted. Art size may be limited to our ability to display. Work must be suitably mounted and ready to hang, including glass protection where appropriate. Clip frames and sawtooth hangers will not be accepted. All frames must have hanging hardware, including wire and safely cushioned glass. Indicate the top of each work by the proper placement (top left back) of your entry tag. For 3D work, place label on the base of the work. Exhibition acceptance will be determined by Berks Arts Council Fine Art Committee; winners will be chosen by Juror
COST & ENTRY: Entry fee is $20 for Berks Arts Council Members for first artwork, $5 each additional, up to 3 total. $25 for non-members for first artwork, $5 each additional, up to 3 total. High School Students enter free. Entries must be dropped off Thursday, March 22, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. or Friday, March 23, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
SALES: Sale of artwork is encouraged. Sales will be conducted through GoggleWorks’ Store; GoggleWorks will deduct a 35% commission. The Artist’s portion of the sale will be mailed within 30 days of the show closing.
OTHER INFORMATION: Berks Arts Council and GoggleWorks reserve the right to photograph accepted artworks for purposes connected with this and future exhibitions. Artists will be asked to sign a release to give permission for photographs of juried art to be taken and used in promotional materials and websites. All reasonable care and security measures will be taken in handling and displaying the works submitted. Artists are responsible for insuring their own works of art. Participating artists understand that Berks Arts Council/GoggleWorks is not responsible for any damage to their work while they are hanging it, while it is on display, or if BAC/GW has to temporarily remove it for whatever reason. Berks Arts Council’s liability insurance only covers loss due to theft, vandalism, or natural elements, such as wind, fire, water or other “acts of god.”
ABOUT THE JUROR: Richard Summons is an internationally recognized sculpture artist based in Sinking Spring. Summons is most known for his bas-relief sculptures including his likeness of Frank Scott used for Berks Arts Council’s Frank Scott Award for Jazz. For more information on Summons, visit www.summonsscupture.com