Competitions 2017 SAAG National Juried Show
U.S. National Deadline: July 15, 2017 – You are cordially invited to enter the 2017 National Juried Show sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) and the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA). Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded.
The SAAG National Juried show, which is in its 10th year, will be on display during the peak visitor months of October and November, attracting interest from the surrounding tri-state metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Artworks selected by the juror will be displayed in the Richard Low Evans Gallery located in the historic courtroom of the Art Center, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Artists who are legal residents of the United States are invited to participate in a juried exhibition of two-dimensional and three-dimensional works. Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution. All works must be original and completed within the last 2 years.
Two-Dimensional: includes acrylic, color pencil, drawing, encaustic, mixed media (including collage), oil, soft or oil pastel, pen and ink, photography, printmaking (but excluding all print reproductions such as Giclee), watercolor
Three-Dimensional: includes clay, fiber, glass, metal, plaster, stone, wood, as well as other materials.
SIZE & FRAMING REQUIREMENTS
All two-dimensional artwork must be no larger than 48” by 48” including frame. Sculptures and other three-dimensional artwork may not exceed 60” vertically and 30” horizontally, nor weigh more than 50 pounds.
All framed two-dimensional artwork normally framed under glass is acceptable on hand delivered items ONLY. Plexiglas on all shipped artwork. Canvas, board, wood framed or museum wrapped artwork is accepted. No laminated coatings will be accepted on 2D work. Watercolor pieces should be displayed under glass or Plexiglas only.
JUROR – Tuva Stephens
National Award and International award winning Tennessee artist, Tuva Page Stephens is a Signature Member of Southern Watercolor Society, Tennessee Watercolor Society, Kentucky Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama (Bronze), Missouri Watercolor Society and Mississippi Watercolor Society. In 2010 she was the featured watercolorist for her signature figurative/character portraits on Tennessee Crossroads which can be viewed on YouTube… read more on Prospectus
Cash prizes totaling $5,000, including $1,500 for Best of Show, will be awarded.
The entry fee for the 2017 SAAG National Juried Show is $40 for up to (3) three entries for non-BRMAA/ SAAG members and $35 for members.
Download Prospectus and Application. All Artists will be notified of their artwork(s) acceptance or rejection via email only no later than September 1, 2017.
All work submitted must be for sale. Artwork marked not for sale (NSF) will not be accepted. The artist will receive 65% of retail price (set by the artist) and BRMAA will retain a 35% commission, unless the artist is a BRMAA/ SAAG member. BRMAA members receive 70% of the retail price and BRMAA retains a 30% commission.
You may contact us about the exhibit or prospectus information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 632-2144.
Recently listed as one of the top 5 Art Towns in Georgia by Georgia Council for the Arts & the Georgia Municipal Association (2015), the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center is the center of the arts for Blue Ridge, Georgia. The Art Center is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a non-profit, 501(c) 3 arts council that provides opportunities for artists of all ages and our community.
The Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) operates under the umbrella of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. SAAG’s mission is to enhance the professional and business development of artists and to maintain the art-centric vision of our artistic community.
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association
420 West Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513