ARTISTS WHOSE WORK HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE EXHIBIT HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING DELIVERY OF THEIR WORK SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO Charles@artistsunited2016.com
This exhibit challenges America's artists to deconstruct the controversies, prioritize the issues and assess the policy positions and qualifications of the Presidential candidates, providing powerful visual images and other art work to help clarify for all Americans what's at stake when those who choose to vote go to the polls in November to elect the next President of the United States.
CHARLES KRAUSE, founding director of CHARLES KRAUSE/REPORTING FINE ART, and MELVIN HARDY, co-founder of Millennium Arts Salon, will be joined by a prominent museum director or curator; an art historian or critic; and a political consultant specializing in campaign communications.
ENTRY FEE: None
- Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO Midnight (EST) September 22, 2016
- Winners Notified: September 26, 2016
- Art Work Due in Washington: October 3, 2016
- Exhibition Dates: October 9 - November 19, 2016
- Opening Reception: October 8, 2016 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
- Closing Reception: November 19, 2016 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Pick up of unsold artwork: on or before November 22, 2016
UNITED STATES: Artists of any nationality living in the U.S. of Voting age (18+)
OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES: Artists living abroad who are U.S. citizens of Voting age are also eligible.
ARTWORK SUBJECT MATTER
Artwork (including original campaign posters) submitted for consideration should address: issues, policy proposals, qualifications or personality characteristics which the artist believes should be top-of-mind when voters go to the polls in November. Our suggested list of issues and personality characteristics includes: jobs and the economy, our continued military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the War on Terror and national security, income inequality, climate change, gun control v.the Second Amendment, a national assault weapons ban, Supreme Court appointments, Wall Street vs Main Street, immigration reform, police violence, border security, free trade, Citizens United, Political corruption. the Doctrine of State Capture as it applies to the US, regulatory and anti-trust enforcement, campaign finance reform, universal health care, The Social Safety Net and Social Security, sound judgement, leadership ability, experience, tact, honesty ability to understand complex issues, Washington insider, change agent.
VOTE WITH YOUR ART
If the artist's submission is issue oriented, the artist is asked to assign it to one of the seven categories (see drop down on form below.) If the artwork is designated Pro-Clinton, Pro-Trump or Pro one of the Third Party candidates it will be counted as a vote for that candidate. If the submission is assigned one of the "anti" categories, the artist will be asked to designate the candidate his or her submission favors for the purposes of vote-counting. Original campaign posters created for the exhibition will presumably speak for themselves. Each art work submitted for consideration carries with it one vote; each artist may submit a maximum of three art works (= 3 votes.)
ORIGINAL CAMPAIGN-STYLE POSTERS
Campaign-style posters must be original works of art printed or affixed on paper or cardboard, unframed but with wooden or other backing sturdy enough to display them upright (independent of walls or other support). They may be for or against one of the two principal Presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, or for or against the two principal political parties. DIMENSIONS: 24" x 36" / 36" x 24" / 24" x 24" / 30" x 30"
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The organizers will take reasonable care in handling entries but are not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.
- All artwork must be your own and may not have been exhibited in a gallery or other Washington, DC exhibit space within the past year.
- All artwork must be ready to display when received.
- Artists are responsible for all costs associated with shipping their work to and from Washington.
- Each work submitted must have a unique Artist's Statement; how well the art work communicates the message or idea expressed in the Artist's Statement will be an important consideration for the jurors.
ARTIST UNITED SUBMISSION FORM
Please fill out the detailed entry form below. Once you have submitted your entry you will receive a link to edit and or review your submission. You may submit up to 2 images per art work. One of the images may be a detail image. Please title your .jpg files according to the samples given on the form below. **Each image file must include an Artist Statement. You will have the option of typing directly into a text box or uploading a file corresponding to your image file number.
*If you have questions please direct your email to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR IMAGE FILES
- 2100 pixels on the longest dimension Under 2MB (.jpg files only)
- Title your image with *Lastname_Title_Medium_Size_Date_Filenumber.jpg *File number should correspond to each entry. Sample _01.jpg 01_detail.jpg etc.