Thank you to all who entered the MGNE Art of the Unique Print exhibition. Your interest and support is valued and appreciated.
The work submitted was varied and of outstanding quality. We received 101 entries, over 250 images. However, the Juror could absolutely not select any more than 61, even though there were so many, many fine pieces.
To those whose work was not selected, we thank you for your participation. Many more pieces were considered, but the number had to be reduced. Not being included in any show is not necessarily a reflection on the worthiness of ones work. What is rejected in one venue can be a prizewinner in another. We hope you will be able to attend the opening reception on Sept 23rd or view the exhibition through November 18, 2011.
Congratulations to the following artists whose work was selected. You will be receiving addition information about the artist statement, resume, exhibition schedule, shipping, and drop-off.
Anthony Kirk is a Master Printer and Artistic Director of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. He was the former head of the etching department at Tyler Graphics for 12 years. He has collaborated with numerous major American artists and has taught at Manhattan Graphics, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Graphics, and other regional printmaking centers.
The Paul Mellon Arts Center is located on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, a private secondary school, in Wallingford, CT. At the dedication of the Paul Mellon Arts Center in 1972, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Choate alumnus Edward Albee (`46) christened the spectacular I.M. Pei-designed facility "an auditorium of ideas." Today, the description seems as apt as ever. Few secondary schools can boast an arts curriculum as distinguished and varied as Choate Rosemary Hall's.
The arts at Choate are exactly what they should be–bedrock curricular, not co-curricular or extra curricular. Those who have lived, shared, and learned the arts at Choate have always known this to be true: opportunities to partake in visual and performing arts have long been among the school's strengths.
"Choate provided me with a wonderful appreciation for the theater and my first inspiration to become an actor," says Michael Douglas (`63). Douglas, and actors Glenn Close (`65) and Jamie Lee Curtis (`76), have highly visible alumni profiles. But a broad spectrum of Choate graduates have had an impact on the American cultural scene.
ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open all current members of the Monotype Guild of New England and to non-members residing in New England. Work must have been completed in the last five years.
ENTRY FEE: Member: $25. Non-Members Residing in New England: $35. Entry fee covers up to 3 digital images. Diptychs and triptychs will count as one entry and must not exceed size limit.
SUBMISSIONS: THIS SHOW WILL BE JURIED FROM DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS.
Images should be JPG documents named as follows: last name, underscore, first initial, underscore, image number, underscore, image title (shortened if necessary). For example: Jill Smith's first image would be "smith_j_1_nightsky.jpg". File names should not include any spaces or any symbols other than underscores (do not include commas, apostrophes, etc.) and should be no more than 30 characters long.
The longest side should not exceed 1800 pixels at 72 dpi (6" on the longest side at 300 dpi). File size should not exceed 2Mb per image. If your image is larger than 2Mb, reduce the pixel size of your image.
Do not send resume or artist statement at this time.
EASY ON-LINE SUBMISSION:
Prepare digital image(s) for submission as stated above.
Have your entry form information ready (title, medium, print size, framed size, price).
Go to www.mgne.org. Follow the links to complete online entry form and attach prepared JPG images when indicated (images should not exceed 2Mb per image or your entry may not be processed correctly).
Click on “Submit” to send your submission.
On the next screen, click "Pay Now" to connect to PayPal and pay using a check or credit card, or send check to MGNE, c/o Alice Merlone, 154 Westminster Street, Hamden, CT 06518.
NOTIFICATION:All artists will be notified by e-mail, and accepted entries will be posted on our website on July 7, 2011. If you do not have web access and wish to be notified by US Mail, you must complete the notification section on the entry form and include a SASE when submitting your entry via US Mail.
FRAMING REQUIREMENTS: All work must be framed and ready to hang. Please, no clip frames, sawtooth hangers or sandwich frames. (Exceptions made with notification and approval of Exhibition Committee.) Shipped work must be framed using Plexiglas. Work must not exceed 40" in width. The Exhibition Committee and the Juror may reject any piece that differs significantly from the accepted digital image.
AWARDS:The Juror will review and select Prize and Award winners from the actual work once it is delivered to the Paul Mellon Arts Center.
$300 First Prize
$200 2nd Prize
$100 3rd Prize
Honorable Mention Awards (quantity to be determined by the Juror)
DELIVERY/SHIPPING: Accepted work may be hand-delivered or shipped, prepaid, to the Paul Mellon Arts Center in a reusable carton. PREPAID RETURN SHIPPING PAPERS MUST BE INCLUDED. Shipping instructions will be posted on the MGNE web site shortly, and included with notification mailed to those without web access. Delivery dates are listed in Exhibition Calendar above.
INSURANCE: The Paul Mellon Arts Center will insure all work during the exhibition period. Exhibiting artists may be required to complete loan forms and condition reports prior to the work being installed.
SALES: The Paul Mellon Arts Center will receive a 15% sales commission on work sold during this exhibition.
PUBLICITY: The Paul Mellon Arts Center and MGNE reserve the right to reproduce accepted images and/or artists’ names for publicity purposes.