CALL FOR ART
SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY TO THE ANNUAL, 2017 POSTER
COMPETITION & EXHIBITION AT CHESTERWOOD
This is a call for photography submissions. Any photographs of Chesterwood and its grounds are eligible for submission. Chesterwood is a National Trust Historic Site and the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French, located in Stockbridge, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Chesterwood and Sohn Fine Art Gallery collaboratively present, and judge this annual competition. Eight artists (one piece by each artist) will be featured in an exhibition at Chesterwood in 2017, to run the entire season Chesterwood is open. The first Place Winner’s photograph will be THE 2017 Poster for Chesterwood. This winner will also receive $500, as well as free printing and framing of their work for the exhibition. Chesterwood and Sohn Fine Art will have the right sell their limited edition poster through both locations. Every poster will credit the artist’s name, by either text or signature. The photographer retains all rights to their photograph, but Sohn Fine Art and Chesterwood have the right to sell the limited edition poster until the editions sell out, and use the image for promotional purposes relating to current or future annual poster calls for art or any other marketing involving the sale of the poster. Any genre of photography can be submitted and all photographic mediums are eligible for submission. Take advantage of the 2016 season to photograph on the grounds of Chesterwood for your submission!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 10, 2016
ACCEPTED ARTISTS NOTIFED: JANUARY 9, 2017
EXHIBITION AT CHESTERWOOD: MAY - OCTOBER 2017
RECEPTION: MAY 2017
1ST PLACE WINNER WILL BE AWARDED AS FOLLOWS:
1ST PLACE WINNER l Winner’s photograph will be featured as Chesterwood’s 2017 poster. The winner will also receive $500,as well as printing and framing of their work for the exhibition.
All submissions must be made directly through Sohn Fine Art: WWW.SOHNFINEART.COM)
Photo Uploader is located at the bottom of this webpage
Submit up to 10 images in digital format. Submissions must be in the photography genre. All photographic mediums are eligible for submission. Digital files must be uploaded through SOHNFINEART.COM in jpeg format with a resolution of 72 ppi and a dimension of 1920 pixels on the long side and not exceeding 5 MB. The filename must include your last name and the title of the piece.
There is a one-time $25 Submission fee. Artists can only submit once, and can submit up to 10 images. The winning artists included in the Exhibition will receive 60% commission from any sales of their work in the Exhibition
All entries must be received by October 10, 2016. If any of your work is accepted, you will be notified by January 9, 2017. We will not contact you if your work is not accepted.
Accepted work for the exhibition will be printed and framed by Sohn Fine Art at a discounted rate to the artists. You are responsible for removing any unsold work from Chesterwood at the end of the exhibition. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Rd, Stockbridge, MA. If you are shipping work you are responsible for all shipping and packing costs from Chesterwood.
ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
Sohn Fine Art Gallery specializes in showing primarily contemporary photography and is dedicated to the development, promotion and exhibition of innovative contemporary artworks by international and local artists. Sohn Fine Art exhibits Sohn's work and represents emerging and living artists. It is the company's mission to promote broader understanding of, and community engagement with photographic mediums through exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Sohn Fine Art's MASTER ARTIST SERIES Program hosts world class photographers in the Berkshires annually. The goal of this program is to offer unique experiences with artists in the top of their fields to patrons and collectors of photography, as well as professional and aspiring photographers and artists. In addition to the Gallery, Sohn Fine Art offers custom, archival, pigment printing and reproduction, as well as framing services.
Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.
Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the property and its buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by French’s only child, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973). Inspired by the natural beauty of the Berkshire Hills, French purchased the former Marshall Warner farm in 1896. Each year, during the month of May, he left his permanent home and studio in New York for six months and moved with his family to Chesterwood, where he worked on over 200 public and private commissions. Many of French’s plaster sketches, including models of his Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial, are on view today in his Studio as well as in the permanent exhibit, Daniel Chester French: Sculpting an American Vision, in Barn Gallery. Visitors to Chesterwood are invited to explore An Artist’s Landscape, a self-guided tour of the beautiful formal gardens and woodland paths created by French himself.
Chesterwood is a Historic Site owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and recognized as a National and Massachusetts Historic Landmark.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to a national network of people, organizations and local communities committed to saving places, connecting us to our history and collectively shaping the future of America’s stories. For more information, please visit www.PreservationNation.org.
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