2020 Virtual Art Show & Sale

         October 17, 2020 through January 1, 2021

General Information 

The Massasoit Art Guild Annual Show and Sale is a great opportunity to show current artwork. All members of the MAG are invited to enter.

Eligibility
Open to all members of the Massasoit Art Guild. Non members can register during the show entry process. To become a member, or to renew your membership. Click this link to download Membership Registration form.

 

Entry Fee
$5.00 for each entry (nonrefundable) accompanying the entry form. Payable online, or by check or money order to:  The Massasoit Art Guild, P.O. Box 14, East Brookfield, MA 01515 (If joining the MAG, also include $30 for an individual membership or $50 for a dual membership) -

 

Click this link to access the MAG 2020 Art Show Entry Form using ONLINE PAYMENT

Click this link to access the MAG 2020 Art Show Entry Form and you wish to MAIL YOUR PAYMENT.

Entries will be accepted from August 1, 2020 through the deadline date of September 19, 2020

Judging
Prizes will be awarded in each of eight categories as well as a Best In Show prize. If there are too few entries in any category, it is possible that fewer prizes will be awarded in that category. All decisions by Judges are final.

Memorial Awards are chosen in the names of late artist members Gayle Magwood, Doreen Seguin, Vernon Graham, Emile Gaucher, and Mildred Terry. These awards are funded through the generosity of families and friends in the names of these late artists, and winning entries may be chosen by the late artists’ families.

Commission
Any artwork entered into the art show and sold will be subject to a 15% commission payable to the Massasoit Art Guild . The Artist is required to inform us that a piece has been sold so we may update the website appropriately. The artist will be responsible for submitting the 15% commission to the Massasoit Art Guild and is responsible for all taxes relating to the sale of their artwork. 

​Eligible Artwork
You may enter up to five pieces of artwork not previously entered into a Massasoit Art Guild Art Show. For this year only, there is no limit to the dimensional size of your art work, however; please see Images below for Image requirements. 
 

Images

Each entry will require a digital image of your artwork.  All images should be of the unframed artwork and be at least 900 pixels on the longest side.  All images must be in jpg or jpeg format.  Any other formats will be rejected.  ​

 

Tips for a good image:  It is not necessary to have an expensive camera.  Newer phones take excellent photos.  It is best to photograph artwork before framing to limit the possibility of glare from glass.  If you can, crop out mats, frames, or untidy edges – only your painting should appear in the image.  However, if you can not, we do have a Digital Artist who will do this for you upon receipt of your image.  Do not make computer enhancements to your image.  Re-size to 900 pixels on the longest side – 900 pixels wide if horizontal image or 900 pixels tall if vertical.  Save as high quality jpg.  Review your file. Remember, your original artwork will not be available to viewers or the judge, so make this image the best you can.

Art Show Category  and Definitions

  • Oil – At least 80% oil or alkyd paints or oil sticks

  • Acrylic – At least 80% acrylic paint

  • Watercolor – At least 80% watercolor, casein, gouache  or egg tempera.

  • Pastel – At least 80% soft or oil pastel

  • Drawing/Print – All wet and dry drawing media and prints, i.e. lithographs, etchings, scratch board, woodcuts etc, excluding giclees and reproductions

  • Traditional Photography – Not altered more than traditional darkroom processes allow.  Includes exposure adjustments, converting to monochrome, toning, cropping.  Note that digital photos normally require some sharpening to print so mild sharpening is OK.  There are other effects that were possible in film photography as well, such as solarization, multiple exposures, and sandwiching as well as flash and filter effects.  Use your own judgment as to whether you could have done that.

  • Digitally Enhanced Photos – Significantly altered using digital tools, examples: cloning, changing colors, panoramas, perspective or warping changes, adding things to the photo and adding digital effects and filters such as blur, art media, distortions.  Techniques that would be possible in a darkroom with an extreme amount of work should be considered digitally enhanced.

  • Other Media - Mixed media, 3D art, digitally created art, collage, and unconventional media (to include fiber, fabric, found objects, etc)
     Mixed media is any work that does not contain 80% or more of one medium.  For example, a work that is part watercolor, part acrylic and conte crayon but not 80% of any one.
     3D – any sculpture or work that protrudes significantly from the surface.  Can be any medium. Cannot be any object that would normally be considered a  craft, such as a vase unless it is nonfunctional.
     Digitally created Art  - must be wholly created using digital tools.  If it contains a photograph that must be a minor part of the work unless it is extremely heavily collaged or manipulated sufficiently to be a new image.
     Collage – work that are a combination of paper and other fairly flat objects, usually also including paint.
    Unconventional Media - can be anything that is used in an unusual way to create a  unique object.  Fiber and fabric must not be used in a functional way that would be considered a craft.  These might also fit the 3D category.   

If you have questions about the show, the entry process, judging, or prize awards, please email Sandy DeCoff at  sdecoff7125@charter.net  or contact us through the guild’s website at www.MassasoitArtGuild.com

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