CALL TO ARTISTS
July 8 – August 21, 2016
Reception and Award Ceremony: Friday, July 8, 6-9 PM (Awards at 7:30 PM)
HOW TO ENTER:
Entries must be submitted by 5 PM on June 6th. The $40 ($35 for Pence members) registration fee covers up to three entries. Please fill out the form below and click the Signup button to start.
ELIGIBILITY AND MEDIA:
The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 5th year, is open to all California artists, and showcases work in all media that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. Work may be in any medium, but must be 3’ wide maximum or under for wall work. Work must not exceed 100 lb, and be ready to install. Accepted work must be original, completed within the past five years, and remain at Pence Gallery during the entire exhibit.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK:
Accepted work may be hand-delivered between June 29- 30, or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence. Expenses for shipping to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist.
Monetary awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded based on the Juror’s choice and are $400, $300 and $200.
The Pence Gallery will insure all artwork while it is on the premises, through August 23rd. Each artist must complete an artist's contract when they are accepted. All work must be picked up by Aug. 23rd.
This year’s juror is DeWitt Cheng, a critic and curator in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has written in the past for Sculpture, San Francisco Art magazine, Art21 and Huffington Post, and writes currently for Art Ltd, Visual Art Source and East Bay Monthly. Cheng also serves as curator for Stanford Art Spaces, an exhibition program serving local mid-career artists and the faculty, staff and students in science and engineering buildings on the Stanford campus.
The Pence is a nonprofit art gallery, established in 1975, whose mission is to educate and inspire the community by exhibiting high caliber art by local and regional artists. This exhibit will be displayed in the Main Gallery, measuring 1000 sq. ft., with 12’ ceilings.
Entry deadline at 5 PM
Notification of acceptance
Drop off of accepted work at Pence Gallery
Deadline for shipping arrival by 5 PM, June 30
July 8 – August 21
Exhibition dates, 11:30 AM – 5 PM (closed Mondays)
Reception, 6-9 PM (Awards at 7:30 PM)
Pick up exhibited work, 11:30 AM -5 PM
Sales are encouraged. Indicate on the entry form whether or not the work is for sale. The Pence Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all work sold. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance into the show.