CALL FOR ENTRY

Living Proof Exhibit presents an annual exhibition celebrating the creative spirit of cancer survivors. This year we are pleased to announce that the exhibition will be displayed in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, from September 10 to December 6, 2020. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all cancer survivors within a 200-mile radius of the Quad Cities. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

June 4, 2020 ....................................................... Entries due

June 17, 2020...................................................... Notification of acceptance

August 27 and 29, 2020...................................... Delivery of artwork to the Figge

September 24, 2020............................................ Opening celebration

September 10 – December 6, 2020.................... Exhibition

December 10 or 12, 2020.................................... Pick up artwork at the Figge

 

JURYING PROCESS

Artwork for Living Proof Exhibit will be selected by a panel of jurors. The jurors will consider each piece based upon original concept, materials, technique, and impact. 

 

Submitted artwork must have never been previously exhibited with Living Proof Exhibit.

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

For consideration in Living Proof Exhibit 2020, please submit the following:

 

Completed application form: 

A maximum of five works will be considered. Please submit:

  • E-mail: Artwork and application shall be submitted as attached files and emailed to livingproofexhibit@gmail.com. Digital images of artwork to be considered should be PC-readable, .jpg format and approximately 200 dpi. Artwork files MUST be labeled with title. 

  • Mail: Jury fees only should be mailed to Living Proof Exhibit, Attention: Pamela,
    2814 47th Street, Moline, IL 61265.

 

The phone number for Living Proof Exhibit is 309.236.1360.

 

Include the following items with your submission:

  • Digital format is required. 

  • Image list with title, medium, date, dimensions of framed 2D art and H/W/D measurements of 3D pieces, and price (if for sale).

  • Non-refundable check for $25.00 (for the jury fee) payable to Living Proof Exhibit.

  • Current artist statement with a maximum length of 150 words. Please be aware that space is limited and your statement may be edited to fit on the label that will be placed by your art on the gallery wall. This statement should include information about your cancer journey and how your journey affected your art and/or how your art affected your cancer journey. If you have a web presence, please consider putting your website on your paperwork. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Installation

All artwork must be ready for hanging or installation. If a work requires special installation equipment or instructions, the artist is responsible for providing these items at the time of delivery. Please use Plexiglass if possible and attach appropriate hanging hardware. Wall artworks must weigh less than 50 pounds. Three-dimensional artworks may be displayed on the floor or on a pedestal (pedestals will be provided by the Figge Art Museum). Artworks may not be suspended from the ceiling. The Figge Art Museum reserves the right not to install any piece deemed not fit for exhibition due to their concern about the safety of the piece. Living Proof Exhibit will be happy to work with you to ensure that your piece is structurally sound and ready for exhibition at the Figge Art Museum. 

 

Insurance 

Neither Living Proof Exhibit nor the Figge Art Museum provide insurance for lost or damaged artwork. 

 

Delivery/Shipping 

Delivery of artwork selected for the exhibit is the artist’s responsibility. Artwork must be dropped off between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on August 27 or between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on August 29 in the lobby of the Figge Art Museum, 225 West Second Street, Davenport, IA 52801. 

 

Pickup

Pickup of artwork selected for the exhibit is the artist’s responsibility. Artwork must be picked up between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on December 10 or between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on December 12 in the lobby of the Figge Art Museum.