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"Call for Entries: October International Competition 2001"
2001-05-10 until 2001-06-30
Armory Art Center
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

The Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida will bring the most respected professionals in the contemporary art scene as judges for the new October International Competition. This year the Armory is pleased to bring to the October Competition, Peter Frank, independent art critic and curator. Mr. Frank is the Editor of Visions Art Quarterly and art critic for the L.A. Weekly. He is also a regular contributor for Artforum, Art in America, Art News, Flash Art and the New Art Examiner among many others. Mr. Frank will be sole judge and juror for the competition, and will present a gallery discussion during the opening reception on October 18, 2001.


The October Competition is open to global participation. All artists over the age of 18 working in any medium are eligible. All work must be original and must have been completed in the last two years (1999 or later). The Art Center encourages artists working in traditional mediums as well as video and other experimental media to submit entries for judging.


The October Competition will award over $5,000 in prizes to selected artists who have achieved Juror’s Choice recognition. Awards will be announced during the exhibition’s opening reception. A catalogue will also be produced representing the artwork selected for the exhibition and an essay by the juror.

Artists may submit slides of a maximum of three works in labeled 35 mm slide format only--sculptors may submit a second view of each piece entered. Slides must be labeled with artists’ name and slide number corresponding to entry form, and arrow on front of slide pointing to the “top”. For return of slides and the juror’s notification card, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with plastic sheet to hold slides. Armory Art Center reserves the right to refuse an accepted entry, if upon arrival, the juror finds an unacceptable discrepancy between the slide submitted and the work to be displayed. Slides of accepted work may be retained for the permanent file at the discretion of the Armory Art Center. Entry constitutes an agreement that the Armory Art Center may reproduce the image of accepted works for promotional or educational purposes.


An artists reception and awards presentation will be held on October 18, 2001, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. in the Armory Art Center. The exhibit will continue through November 24, 2001. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


A total of $5,000 will be awarded as follows:
Best in Show $2000
Juror’s Award $1000
Award of Merit $500
6–Honorable Mentions $250


A 20% commission will be retained by the Armory Art Center on all sales.

Work will be sold at the price listed on the entry form. All work must be for sale and have a sale price that includes the 20% commission. An insurance value must be declared.

Money received from any sales will be issued to the artist by December 15, less 20% commission.


The artist agrees to maintain price and entry for the duration of the exhibition. All entries must be of original design and personal execution. In order to be displayed, all works must be received ready to install, with proper hanging device attached or enclosed, and with installation instructions when necessary. The Armory Art Center will handle all items for exhibition with extreme care during the loan period but cannot be responsible for works that are inordinately fragile or inherently subject to damage. The Armory Art Center will insure against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause while on location during the period of the loan. Insurance coverage for the return of exhibited work will be the responsibility of the artist. Please ship works in a sturdy, reusable container. Submission of any entry constitutes an agreement with the Armory Art Center for all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Entry Procedure

Complete and return the attached entry with a check in the amount of $25 made payable to the Armory Art Center. Include slides of works labeled with name, title, dimensions, arrow indicating top and numbers corresponding to the entry form. Maximum of three entries. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your slides. All entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2001.


Artists are responsible for paying all shipping costs to and from the Armory, as well as proper insurance and packing procedures. Accepted artists must enclose a check or money order, made out to the Armory Art Center, to cover return shipping and insurance of accepted pieces. Work will be returned to the address listed on the entry form in the original packaging via UPS or other common carrier unless indicated by the artist at the time of acceptance. A street address must be indicated on the entry form for shipping purposes--post office boxes are unacceptable for shipping. Work must be shipped in a sturdy reusable container. The Armory Art Center will not be responsible for breakage due to incorrect or inadequate packaging. Accepted works must be received no later than October 1, 2001.

Please send ENTRY, SLIDE and NOTIFICATION forms along with your entry check and a self addressed stamped envelope to: Armory Art Center
1703 Lake Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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