Call to Artists: Juried Show, “Modern Male” Deadline: June 8, 2019

Welcome to the Bowersock Gallery!
As we celebrate year 15 in the Fine Art business, this coming season, we’re putting out a call to artists for the summer exhibition: “Modern Male.”

Prizes: Top 2 juried artists will receive a 2 person exhibition in 2020, at Bowersock Gallery, and $200

What is your vision of the Modern Male?
What does he look like in today’s world?
What might he look like in the future?
How are men being represented within works of art, today (your vision)?

We invite artists, working in all media, to explore and create work reflecting the Modern Male. Envision the theme either in portrait, abstract to conceptual, narrative; all we ask is that you give us more to see.

Accepted works will be on exhibit at Bowersock Gallery from July 5 through July 24, 2019 (peak season).

Jurors:
Steve Bowersock: gallery owner and curator of Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
Steve Bowersock opened Bowersock Gallery in 2004 and is a professional artist for over 20 years. With years of experience searching for that rare voice in art, Bowersock is established, and his gallery is recognized as, one of the top galleries in the Northeastern region.

Julie Beck: is a professional artist, instructor and the Assistant Director of the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. Her works have been exhibited and collected both locally and internationally. She has won such honors as the 2013 and 2016 Gold Medal and the 2018 Silver Medal at the Guild of Boston Artist’s Annual Non-Member Competition, Best in Show for the Richeson Annual Still life and Floral Competition, and has been a finalist in the Art Renewal Center’s Annual Salon 5 years in a row with multiple honorable mentions. She was selected to participate in and won third place in 2017 Still Life Painting Competition at the Grand Central Atelier. She is also a fellow at Boston’s Saint Botolph’s Club. While Julie’s work is representational in nature, she is excited to see the breadth of submissions to this call in all types of styles, voices, and mediums.

Further Details:
Important Timelines:
February 16, 2019 – call opens
May 22, 2019 – call closes
June 3, 2019 – notification of accepted artists
June 28, 2019 – deadline for receiving of all artwork
July 5, 2019 – exhibit opens
July 5, 2019 – Opening Reception, Friday 7 to 9 pm
July 23, 2019 – Exhibition closes

** IMPORTANT NOTE: we encourage early submissions for press, social media and advertising purposes.

Commission:
50% commission is split between the artist and the gallery.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: as a condition of entry, the artist grants Bowersock Gallery permission to use images for advertising and marketing purposes.

Fees:
There is a $30 jurying fee, for up to 4 images, payable via PayPal to info@bowersockgallery.com (Paypal.)

Application Materials:
Up to 4 Artworks
(.jpgs, attached to the email, 2-5MB each (Dropbox/google drive video files).
.jpgs labeled as follows: lastname_firstname_title_size_medium_imagenumber
Example: smith_john_contemporary_male_H30xW40_oilonpanel_image1

Provide:
1 (short) paragraph artist statement (no more than 500 words), within the body of the email, which addresses how these works fit the theme, as well as speaks to your art in general.
Artist Contact Information:
Name/Address/Phone Number/Website within the body of the email.
Your receipt of payment for jurying fee (see below).

Eligibility:
The jury process is open to artists, 18 years or older United States only. Artists working in any 2D and 3D medium are encouraged to enter, HOWEVER, no video and computer-generated work; sorry the gallery isn’t equipped to handle these forms of artwork.

Installation Requirements:
All artworks must arrive professionally presented and ready to hang. If special equipment is needed to display your artwork it is the artist’s responsibility to provide this equipment and stated in the submission application. Bowersock has a variety of white wooden pedestals for sculptural works. If something else is desired, the gallery layout can be found on https://www.facebook.com/bowersockartgalleryprovincetown/
Size Limitations:
Submitted wall-hanging works should not exceed 2ft wide and 4ft tall.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: accepted works may not be withdrawn prior to the closing of the exhibition.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: please read carefully!
Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of their work.
Accepted works may be hand delivered or shipped to Bowersock Gallery, 373 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657 between June 17, 2019 and June 28, 2019.
Shipped work arriving damaged will not be exhibited or repaired and will be returned to the artist.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: absolutely no packing peanuts! Boxes, crates and even small packages containing packing peanuts will be resealed, immediately returned and eliminated from the exhibition, no exceptions.
Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks as well as any associated fees. All shipments must include a prepaid UPS or FEDEX (absolutely no USPS stamps) return label and be shipped.

**IMPORTANT NOTES:
Artwork WILL NOT be accepted after the application deadline.
Jurying fees are non-refundable.

E-mail your submission to submissions@bowersockgallery.com

**IMPORTANT NOTE: up to 4 artworks may be submitted for consideration. Submissions: Modern Male 2019 in the subject line.
For questions email: info@bowersockgallery.com
• Reminder: to pay the $30 jurying fee, please click the button below, as this fee is required to be considered for this exhibition.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: Bowersock Gallery is fully insured for all artwork.