Purpose:Art Impact USA is embarking on an international mission to benefit artists residing in other nations. We embolden an enriched world-wide community through support of its multi-cultural, multi-national artists. By supporting artists we, in the United States, can cultivate a better understanding among our nations. This exhibition will benefit Doctors Without Borders who go where the need is greatest, regardless of politics. AIUSA will benefit not only their organization but also the artists of other nations. Art Impact Internationale 2016 commences our world mission with artists from Brazil, Italy, Greece, China, Togo, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico and the USA.
Art Impact Internationale is the premier exhibition of national and international artists who are also members of Art Impact USA. As an invitational show, 16 artists of the highest caliber have been selected to participate. If you're reading this prospectus, you've been invited!
Eligibility: Open to invitedAIUSA membersexhibiting only once at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in 2016.
Entry Deadline: Registration must be submitted online by Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 11:59 PM EST.
Exhibition Dates: January 9, through January 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, 4-7 PM
Venue: Pepco Edison Place Gallery 702 Eighth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001 (Between G & H Streets NW) Gallery Phone: (202) 872-3396
Acceptable Media: Original artwork. All 2D media including photography (and 3D bas relief art work or sculpture created to be hung on a wall) is eligible (excluding video). All work must be ready to hang with the correct strength wire in place (no saw tooth or other types of hangers). No holes are permitted to be punched in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery walls. Click here to view the Gallery's Arakawa hanging system hooks. Works on paper must be framed.
Size/weight restrictions: 96 inches (8 ft) maximum in any direction. Large format work is encouraged. No work may be suspended from the ceiling or placed on stands. Each piece must weigh less than 50 lbs (22.7 kg).
Fees: Contributions go toward annual AIUSA membership( $275). If you are not already a member you must pledge your membership contribution by the submission deadline and remit payment no later than December 1st. Funds you contribute to this show will go towards your yearly membership fee ($275) as well as pay for the exhibition catalog and opening reception refreshments. Call curator to discuss budgetary constraints. Your contribution (to be remitted by Dec. 1st) would be appreciated. Payment may be submitted online through PayPal or paid by check.
Preparation of artist entries: Each artist must submit at least one image and up to ten images of their work maximum. Each image should be at least 1MB, JPEG format, and maximum quality in order to be printed in the exhibition catalog. Please include the title, size, price, year made and materials used for each work.
Selection process: Artwork will be selected online from the images submitted.
Criteria For Selection: There is no "theme" per se. However, present your best work as it relates to what's nearest and dearest to your heart and culture.
Artist notification: Artists will be notified by email of selection by the end of the business day, Monday, December 7, 2015. At the time of the hanging of the exhibition, the curators reserve the right to decline work that differs significantly from the submitted imagery.
Exhibiting Artists: In addition to participating in the Internationale exhibition in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Washington, DC, each exhibiting artist will receive a back-link of their personal website placed on the "Exhibiting Artists"Art Impact USA website. Art Impact USA will promote the exhibiting artists in email promotion, online press release marketing, online event promotions and in social media marketing to art collectors, art gallery owners and directors and related art professionals including art critics. At least two promotional YouTube videos will be created to highlight the selected artists and their work. Click here to view a previous video.
Art Impact USA will promote the Internationale exhibit by posting press releases to more than 70+ online Press Release sites and to over 35 DC area newspapers, magazines and radio stations. The Exhibition will receive extensive publicity and increased website traffic in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. Click here to view the WUSA 9 TV interview video.
Hand Delivery or Shipping Delivery Date: All selected work must be delivered to Pepco Edison Place Gallery on:
Wednesday, January 6, Noon to 4 PM
Deliver to: Pepco Edison Place Gallery 702 Eighth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20068 (Between G & H Streets NW) Gallery Phone: (202) 872-3396
The shipping department is open on Mondays through Fridays, from 8 am to 6 pm. All shipped work must be delivered in sturdy, re-usable packing materials/containers, which will be used for return shipping. All work received must be accompanied by a pre-paid, bar-coded return shipping label. Work that is hand-delivered must also be packed in sturdy, reusable containers. PLEASE, No Styrofoam peanuts. Please note: Art Impact USA is unable to return work that is not accompanied by a pre-paid, bar-coded return shipping label.
Insurance: While artwork will be handled with utmost care during the exhibition, neither Pepco nor Art Impact USA is responsible for lost or damaged artwork while it is en route to and from the gallery. Artists are advised to carry their own insurance during shipping. AIUSA will provide insurance during the show.
Sales: 70% of the selling price will go to the artist. 30% to Art Impact USA, Inc. All art sales are conducted directly between Art Impact USA and the buyer. Artist will receive the contact information of the collector.
Art Pick up/Return: Please note that it is the responsibility of the individual artist to hand-deliver or ship their work both to and from Pepco Edison Place Gallery. Work that is hand-delivered must be picked up Friday, January 29, between the hours of 9 AM and 12 PM. Work must include a pre-paid shipping label (must show bar code to be pre-paid) for return of any unsold work.
Work that does not include a valid return-shipping label will not be returned. Any artwork left for 30 days or more becomes the property of AIUSA at its sole discretion. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all terms enumerated in this prospectus, and registration agreement including a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition. All of the conditions must be met or work will not be accepted.
Questions regarding this artist call may be directed to the curator: Carolyn Goodridge: firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: (202) 297-3040