Black & White Submission Form
June 3rd - July 9th, 2017
“To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul.”
– Andri Cauldwell
We tend to slip into patterns of thinking—quite literally—in black and white, right and wrong, true and false. But do we ever stop to think about the depth that can be found solely within texture, lighting, shape, and perspective? While a limited palate may sound uninteresting to some, it can truly be an exciting challenge both for the artist and viewer’s imagination. The art must be innovative, adaptive, and technically strong to evoke a clear message. There is nowhere to hide in black and white work. Whether it be charcoal, ink, oil, or even wire, technique and subject matter truly take center stage. This encourages you to stop, appreciate, and contemplate all the details within a piece that would normally pass you by.
Submission: Representational work completed in a fine art medium (no photography) will be considered. All work should be primarily completed in black and white but very small pops of color within the work are acceptable. There are no size limitations but keep in mind that the artist pays for shipping. The jpeg image files submitted for consideration should be approximately 8 x 10, 300 dpi. Submissions are due by April 23.
Notification: Jury results will be announced by the middle of May. Each artist will be individually notified via email, and before the show opens all work will be included on our site.
Jury Fee: There is a jury fee of $35 for the first two works, $50 for three, and $60 for four.
Shipping: All accepted artwork will need to arrive at the Center before May 26. The artist pays for shipping to and from The Bennington. All artwork will be insured from the time of its arrival until it is returned or sent to the buyer at the conclusion of the show. As in previous years, we need all two-dimensional work to be shipped in AirFloat containers. Should the artist choose not to use Airfloat containers a check for $35 to cover a handling fee will need to be included with the artwork. If the artist would like to hand deliver the piece and pick it up at the conclusion of the show, that will be fine but please call in advance to ensure that staff is available to meet you. If the piece sells, we will still need an Airfloat container in which to ship your work to the buyer. We can request that the buyer return the Airfloat to you, COD.
Sales: The sales price of the artwork will be set by you. The Center will retain 40% of the price of two-dimensional work and 30% of the price of three-dimensional work. Please note that from the date the piece has been juried into the show and through the show's conclusion, any sale of that piece must be made through the Center, with the Center retaining commission. Artwork in this gallery must remain with the exhibition until its conclusion before it can be sent to the buyer.
Below is a Submission Checklist. Complete all items in order for a successful submission.
- Fill Out Submission Forms
- Label, Upload, and Send All Images in an Email
- Pay the Submission Fee
The same checklist will appear after you click to pay the submission fee. If you have completed every
item on the list your submission should go through without any problems. There will also
be an option to express any concerns, opinions, or suggestions about the submission process.
Please let us know what we can do to make this process easier for you. For more instructions along the way, click on audio bars like the one below...
Step 1 - Fill Out Forms
If you have more work to submit, fill out the appropriate forms below, then scroll down to upload your images.
Step 2 - Upload Photos
Click Labeling or Image Size for More Information
E-mail images to the following address:
Step 3 - Pay the Submission Fee
Click the correct number of pieces to pay the submission fee. Please pay only after you have filled out all forms and uploaded all images.