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Theme: LORE

lore
lôr/
noun
a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.

Fear is human nature. Everyone faces their own, and they can be vastly different. How do we visually analyze these things that bring us that spine tingling feeling of dread? We want to see your exploration of the visual lore of fear! Show us what you're scared of, how you interpret your fears and transmit them to them into the world. Do you create tales of caution, or stories of woeful loss? Show us your dissection of the macabre, the strange, the scary. 

Juror: Jeremiah Morris - Director, Founder of Specto Art Space

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY :

SEPTEMBER 30TH

Show Dates: 

October 13th - November 7th

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 13th

Entry Guidelines: 

Each juried show at Specto consists of 20-24 accepted works. Every show will be featured in a catalog which includes the featured artist and the juried show for the month. 

Specto provides:

FREE printing of artworks

FREE matting of artworks

FREE framing of artworks

Specto uses 18"x24" frames, and prints your photos using an Epson SureColor P6000 archival printer, everything is color calibrated to offer the best possible, professional printing for your work. We mat your work using archival matboard, precut to specific sizes. The works are mounted using photo corners, so that there is no damage to your print.

Accepted Artwork Dimensions:

  • 12"x12" (1x1)

  • 12"x15" (4x5)

  • 12"x16" (3x4)

  • 12"x18" (2x3)

My work is larger than this! I don't understand what all these numbers are! I'm confused! Help!

Entry Fees:

$35 for first 5 artworks

$7 per artwork (10 artwork maximum)

This is the only cost associated with exhibiting your work at Specto. All framing, printing, and shipping costs you would have to think about with other shows are taken care of. This fee goes to maintaining and running the gallery, as well as towards new initiatives Specto is undertaking to bring art to more people. 

 

Media Accepted:

  • Photography

  • Digital Art

  • Graphic Design

  • Scanography

  • Phoneography

  • New things that blow our minds! 

Anything we can print on our printers or display digitally will be considered!

 

File Specifications:

Please format your entry files in the following manner:

  • Files must be 3MB or less.

  • Filenames: Lastname_Firstname1.jpg, Lastname_Firstname2.jpg, etc. 

  • JPG, TIFF, PDF, PNG Accepted

  • Please remember you MUST have a print file available that is large enough to be printed in any of the above dimensions at 300DPI. 

Awards:

$400 Best in Show

(2) $100 Honorable Mention


Notification of Acceptance:

10-14 Days after Deadline

Specto will notify all artists 10-14 days after deadline of the results of their application. Accepted artists will have 7 days to provide print ready files, after that point waitlisted artists will be substituted in. Specto will help with this process, so if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask!

Archiving:

After each show every work is cataloged and placed in an archival flatfile to create a resource for other galleries, curators, or purchasers to utilize. This allows Specto to continue to promote each artist on a continual basis, so that your work is being seen well beyond the dates of each specific show.

Copyright:

Artists will always retain copyright of their works. We will use your work in promotional materials to advertise for shows you're involved in, but only with your permission. Specto will never print, distribute, or sell your work without your consent. We also don't utilize clauses to require you to not show your work again for a certain amount of time or anything tricky like that. Remember, we're artists too, so we will always treat your work how we would want someone to treat ours. 

Sale/Commission:

35% of sales. Prices are set by artists. 

Exhibition prints printed for each show are not for sale, they are part of our archive. If there are inquiries of sale on an artwork the artist will be notified. Once a sale is finalized between artist and buyer, Specto will print and edition the work to the artists specifications and deliver to the buyer. Artists will be mailed an authentication document to sign and return for the buyers benefit. Beyond the exhibition print, your work will never be printed without your express involvement.

All sales at Specto will include a 35% commission, which means 35% of the sale price will go to Specto with 65% going to the artist. We believe this commission is fair as Specto will incur all costs of printing and shipping if necessary. 

Find any of this confusing? It can be a little daunting at first, and we totally understand that. Please don't hesitate to contact us! No question is a dumb question, everyone has to start somewhere! 

 
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