Aberdeen Artists Society

2019 Call for Works Aberdeen Art Fair

EXHIBITION 30th August -1st September 2019. Aberdeen Art Fair

The AAS is happy to announce that we will be having an exhibition stand at the Aberdeen Art Fair. Returning this year to the beautifully refurbished Music Hall in the centre of Aberdeen. We are calling for submissions to this exhibition opportunity. You are invited to create new work in response to this call in the form of ‘Drawings’.

“Drawing – considered as any kind of work on paper regardless of technique – is the load bearing skeleton for much creative experimentation, a medium favoured by painters and sculptors that often represents the first  visualisation of an idea” – John Berger

“Drawing is closest to the idea” – Maria Lessing

“Drawing is the root of everything, and time spent on that is actually all profit” – Vincent Van Gogh

The AAS wishes you to respond positively in participation of an effort to being more relevant and contemporary; Fit for re-entry to Aberdeen Art Gallery in 2020. Every effort will be made to show all works using 2D hanging system, table space or digital media. We will be initiating online entry. Members will on this occasion be guarantied exhibition space as appropriate to the work. There will be a selection process applied to Open

There will be a members prize of £150 for a drawing created for the event.

There will be three Drawing prizes of £100, £50, and £50 offered to graduates of Grays School of Art 2019.

The conditions of entry/ regulations in this package are laid out as follows:

This page gives a summary of essential information (Quick reference point).

The following pages give all the details in three Sections.

Section 1. Submission, selection and preparations
Section 2. Managing the exhibition/event
Section 3. Dismantling the exhibition and settling the finances
Attachment 1. Entry form
Attachment 2. Swing labels

Key dates:
1st August 2019 Electronic submission
29th August 2019 Hand in of members and selected works
30th August 2019 Exhibition preview reception
31st August 2019 Exhibition opens to the public
1st September 2019 Exhibition closes to the public
1st September 2019 Collection of unsold works

Exhibition Manager to whom all queries should be directed –

Susie Hunt- Mill Farm, Kemnay, Inverurie, AB5 15NY
01467 643569. info@aberdeenartistssociety.co.uk

Section 1 : Submission, Selection and Preparations

• Artists are invited to submit up to 2 new (produced no earlier than 1st January 2018) works, based on the theme of ‘Drawing’ and taking the setting/audience into account.
• Photographic and digital works that fulfill the brief will be considered.
• Appropriate Framing or display/hanging instructions will be required by the artist.
• Max size 1 meter in either direction.
• All works will be for sale. Exceptions allowed.

First stage: Electronic submission to Exhibition Manager by 12 midnight 1st August 2019.

Images must be in one of the following formats: TIFF, TIF, JPEG, JPG or PNG. Each image must not exceed 3.00MB and should be at least 96dpi. The longest side of your image must be at least 1920 pixels.

Should include info on title, medium and size (Not more than I meter in either direction unless arranged).

Include email or mobile number for the result of the selection process to be sent.

Fees to be paid for submission are being made to cover cost of the online entry process.

Successful applicants will be advised by email or text by 20th August 2019.

Second stage: Works to be handed in Mill Farm, Kemnay, AB51 5NY by arrangement between Sunday 25th August 2019 and Tuesday 27th August
2019. Work must be accompanied by a completed entry form and each work must have a completed swing-label securely attached.

Price entered on the entry form must include (20% for members 30% non members) commission due to AAS.

Submission Fees: As mentioned previously £xx? are payable at or by this point. Cheques to be made payable to Aberdeen Artists Society with ‘Art Fair’ and title of work on the reverse.

Alternatively direct by BACS payment
AAS Clydesdale Account: 20103714
Sort Code: 82-60-11 (With ART FAIR as reference).

Section 2: Managing the Exhibition/Event

Opening night preview. Artists and guests will be invited to attend between 6.00pm and 9.00pm on Friday 30th August 2019

Any works sold are to remain part of the exhibition and be marked as sold in the usual (red dot) way.

The exhibition is open to the public from 31st August to 1st September 2019 between 10am and 5pm daily. During this time you will be asked to contribute to invigilation – please make your availability known to the Exhibition Manager.

Section 3: Dismantling the Exhibition and Settling the Finances

At the close of the exhibition all unsold works are to be collected from Music Hall on 1st September between 5.00pm and 6.00 pm. Unless otherwise arranged with the exhibition manager.

Artists collecting their works must bring identification, or provide a letter to whoever is collecting on their behalf.

Uncollected works after this time will become the property of the AAS and be disposed of as appropriate.

Artists payments will be made by cheque, PayPal or BACS as requested on the Entry form and to be received by 29th August.