Call for Entries – Ageless Passion

Entries Deadline: Friday, November 5, 2021 (applications close at 11:59 PM, Central Time)

All entries must be submitted online at https://dallasoac.awardsplatform.com

Read all the information contained in this prospectus before submitting your entries.

Download a PDF version of this prospectus.


Dallas curator, Susan Lecky, and the Bath House Cultural Center are seeking art entries for Ageless Passion, a juried exhibition that will be on display from December 4, 2021, to January 29, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to participate in the Ageless Passion Exhibition, artists must be 65 years of age or older.  Due to some of the shipping constraints that are currently caused by the pandemic, the curator will only review artwork by artists from the North Texas region.  Art that has been exhibited in previous exhibitions at the Bath House will not be accepted. Entries that do not meet submission requirements will not be considered and will be disqualified

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

The Ageless Passion exhibition is a project that was created by the exhibition curator, Susan Lecky, to highlight the extraordinary talent, commitment, vision, and excellence of artists from the North Texas region who are 65 years of age or older.   The exhibition celebrates the artwork of many of the artists who live in our area whose admirable and long professional history and passionate dedication to their artistic practice enrich the cultural life of our communities. 

The exhibition does not have a central theme; instead, artists are welcome to submit recent artwork from any body of work that they are interested in sharing with the public.

Susan Lecky is a visual artist and independent exhibition curator who lives in Dallas.  Susan has curated several art exhibitions for the art facilities of the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture with much success. 

MEDIA

Art in all media will be considered. All two-dimensional art must be properly wired and suitable for hanging.  Three-dimensional art must be fully stable to stand on its own or be attached to a stable base that can sit securely on top of our pedestals.  Artists whose work requires the use of electronic equipment (video players, projectors, audio devices, computers, etc.) must provide their own equipment.

There are no restrictions on the size of the artwork but bear in mind that artists are responsible for the transportation of their works and their prompt removal after the show closes.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

An entry fee is not required. The curator will review photographs of completed artwork only and will select 40-50 pieces for the exhibition.  Unfinished artwork will not be reviewed.  

Entries must be submitted online at https://dallasoac.awardsplatform.com

Artists may submit a maximum of three works of art for the curator’s consideration. The Bath House Cultural Center will not accept files submitted on CDs, removable memory sticks, or by e-mail.

Only one image can be attached to a single application on our submission portal. For submission of multiple entries, the artists must fill out one application for each submitted entry. 

PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK

Submit high resolution images.  Unless your cell phone has a camera that takes high resolution images, we recommend that you use a regular camera to photograph your artwork. You can also refer to the “Tips for Photographing Your Artwork” page at the end of this prospectus for more information.

GALLERY AGREEMENT

The exhibition curator will make a final decision for the selection of entries for the show. The decision of the curator is final and indisputable.

Permission to photograph and reproduce accepted entries for promotional and educational purposes is considered granted unless otherwise indicated by the artist. 

Submission of entries constitutes agreement to the conditions set forth above and in the Gallery Policy for Exhibitions.   Download the policy using the link below:

https://oca-media.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2021/07/exhibitionspolicy.pdf

Printed copies of the policy may also be obtained from the Bath House upon request.

SALES

Cultural Center employees are not allowed to accept payments from prospective art buyers, but they can collect contact information from them.  Transactions for the purchase of artwork shall be directly between the purchaser and the artist or his/her official agent.  The Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center, a not-for-profit organization that supports the center’s programs, would gladly accept a 14% donation on all art sold during the exhibition

DELIVERY, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE

Any accepted artwork that is delivered after the scheduled date of delivery will not be included in the exhibition. All artworks should be either shipped at the artist’s expense to and from the Bath House or delivered and picked up in person. The Bath House Cultural Center will not be responsible for damage, loss, or deterioration of any work while in transit. All reasonable care will be given to each work of art when received. 

At its discretion, the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs will provide insurance on most works of art. In some cases, the City of Dallas may refuse to insure certain pieces of art.  In such cases, the artist will be informed and, if the artist still chooses to include her/his artwork in the show, despite of the lack of insurance coverage, the artist will be asked to sign a waiver releasing the gallery from any liability. The Bath House will not be responsible for art that is damaged while in the custody of the center because of defective hanging or installation mechanisms provided/installed by the artists.  As an added precaution, artists have the option to purchase coverage separately from their own insurance providers.

CALENDAR

Exhibition Dates: December 4, 2021-January 29, 2022

Entries Deadline: Friday, November 5, 2021 (midnight Central Time)

Notification: The list of selected artists will be posted online at https://bathhouse.dallasculture.org/notifications/on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.  The document will be available after 6 PM.  Artists are solely responsible for reviewing this list.  The curator will not send acceptance notifications to each individual artist by phone, e-mail, or otherwise. 

In-Person Art Deliveries: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (3-7 PM).  Late deliveries will not be accepted.

Art Shipments: Although we prefer hand-delivered items for this year’s show, if an artist is shipping artwork to us, those deliveries must arrive between November 19-24, 2021.

Reception: Saturday, December 4, 2021 (6-8 PM) – Hours subject to change

Art Pick Up: Sunday, January 30, 2023 (11 AM-1 PM)

Return of shipped artwork: Artwork that comes from outside of Dallas will be shipped back to the artists on the second week of February.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact Enrique Fernández Cervantes at (214) 670-8723 or enrique.fernandez@dallascityhall.com if you have any questions.