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"Call for Artists: War, Madness, and Delusion"
2007-05-31 until 2007-07-15
Meetinghouse, Andover Newton Theological School
Newton, MA, USA United States of America

Andover Newton Theological School will host an exhibit, “WAR, MADNESS, AND DELUSION”, A Juried Exhibit in Winter/Spring 2008 from February 1 through April 10, 2008, in the Meetinghouse Gallery on the campus in Newton Centre, MA. The purpose of the show is to address the experience and contested morality of war in our times. The show will exhibit works from 12 – 18 selected artists whose work addresses this theme. Paintings are preferred, but other media will also be considered. Pieces selected for the show must directly address the nature and meaning of recent wars, and the challenges facing those committed to making peace in the midst of the conflict of war.

The show will be the centerpiece for a major symposium which will bring exhibiting artists into conversation with activists, politicians, veterans, etc. in an attempt to understand both the complexities of war and the moral and political arguments involved in its justification. It is the presumption of this show that art holds a peculiar ability to confront the public with the complexities and moral ambiguities of war.

Open to all working artists 21 years and older, residing in the US and working in the following media: painting; printmaking; drawing; mixed media; sculpture. Work must be original, completed within the last six years; reproductions will not be accepted.

The fee is $30 for up to three (3) slides or 3 JPEG images on one CD, representing three proposed pieces of work. Please send to the address noted below; make checks payable to “Andover Newton Theological School,” attn: “War, Madness and Delusion Exhibit.” All electronic submissions must be on CD (no emails or website addresses will be accepted), and included in JPEG format only. File size should not exceed 1 MB, with an image resolution of 150 DPI. All CDs must be clearly labeled with Artist’s name, File name(s) of all work, and total number of images included. The CD must be both Windows and Macintosh compatible. Submitted images will be acknowledged, but returned only if proper arrangements (i.e., SASE) are made at the time of submission. ANTS will not be responsible for entries which do not comply with the guidelines above or defective media; the entry fee is non-refundable.

Please include a “self-addressed stamped envelope” with the application; do not send time-stamped envelopes. Notification of acceptances will be announced by 1 October 2007. At that time, selected artists will be asked to submit proper descriptions (including value) of the work for insurance purposes.


All work selected for this exhibit must be received by 1 January, 2008 to allow for the production of an exhibit brochure and appropriate publicity. The opening and symposium will occur at a date to be announced, in mid-February, 2008. All work must be delivered ready for installation (i.e., canvases properly stretched and framed, if pertinent); final pieces must also have a title and include a description of the piece/brief artist’s statement and short bio of the artist in narrative form (250 words maximum). Framed work may not exceed 72 inches on any side, and should arrive with appropriate screw eyes and wire to support the weight of the piece. Plexiglass or glass cover must cover watercolors, pastels, drawings, photographs, and prints. Accepted 3-D work (sculpture) must fit through a standard width doorway (35 inches), and may not exceed 150 pounds unless special arrangements are made for installation and removal. ANTS owns pedestals (20 x 20 platform, in differing heights) appropriate for small pieces.

Exhibited works available for sale must be clearly marked at the time of final submission, on the form included with materials sent to each selected artist. ANTS will not permit any changes in price upon acceptance; a commission of 10% will be retained by ANTS for work sold during the exhibit or because of the inclusion of the piece in the exhibit.

Exhibited work must be sent at the artist’s expense, in reusable crates or cartons, and including a check covering the cost for return if pertinent. Shipping requirements will be sent to those artists whose work is accepted for the show. All pieces must be received by January 1, 2008. Work must be picked up no later than April 30, 2008.

All inquiries and submissions should be sent, in writing and by mail, to: Mr. James Herbert, 10 Fenwick Road, Winchester, MA 01890. Submissions must include: images of the proposed piece, or of representative pieces with a proposed sketch or description of projected work; a full artistic resume including information about the artist’s website (if available); a check payable to ANTS for $30; and, a written commitment to meeting the deadlines and agreeing to the stipulations as noted above.

ANTS provides insurance coverage for damage or loss only if due to negligence or accident (fire). The amount of coverage is limited to the repair or replacement value as stated by the artist upon acceptance in advance of the exhibition. The completion of the Artist’s Insurance Form is required upon acceptance, and must be submitted by the date set for submission of the final piece. Any accepted submissions that do not have a signed copy of this form cannot be exhibited.

For more information mail:
Mr. James Herbert
10 Fenwick Road
Winchester, MA 01890

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