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"Call for Artists: Animal Magnetism - An all media national juried exhibition"
2008-05-29 until 2008-07-19
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
Santa Ana, CA, USA United States of America

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art announces their Call For Art: Animal Magnetism - An all media national juried exhibition scheduled to run September 4 to 28, 2008 with reception September 6th , 6 PM to 10 PM. The exhibition will be jurored Mat Gleason, editor and publisher of Coagula Art Magazine. Recently praised by the British critic Julian Stallabrass in his book, Art Incorporated, The Story of Contemporary Art, Mat Gleason has a keen eye for quality and authenticity, ferocious wit and an intimate knowledge of the jungle. A catalog of accepted works will accompany this exhibition. Deadline for entries: Sat., July 19, 2008 (received not postmarked)

Animals, real and imaginary. We fear them, pamper them, tame them, trap them, eat them, lobby on their behalf, experiment on them, strut them as status symbols, and exterminate them. How do contemporary artists represent them?

From the caves of Lascaux, to the halls of the Louvre, there is no escaping them. With their long pedigree in the history of art, they prowl the great museums of the world. And today, animals leap from the work of contemporary artists, symbolically expressing their ideas and emotions. OCCCA's terrific exhibition space will showcase a menagerie of superb examples of this trend, from the traditional to the avant-garde, from the realistic to the fantastic, in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and new media.

All submissions: must be digital on CD or DVD in .jpg format, 4" x 6" 300 dpi, or self playing videos.

No slide entries will be accepted.

Accepted entries will be notified by email and will be posted on the OCCCA website.

CD submissions will not be returned and will be shredded after judging.

A 100 word or less statement, written in first person, should accompany your submission in WORD format.Please use Arial font for ease of conversion for catalog.

Eligibility and Entries
All media and new media will be considered. Artwork, performance, or installations with special instructions or equipment must be described in full and possibly installed by the artist. Special hardware requirements must be included with the accepted entries.

Fees and Deadline
A non-refundable $35.00 entry fee must accompany all submissions and arrive at OCCCA by July 19, 2008. This entitles the artist up to three (3) entries. 3-D entries may have up to three views of the work. Make check or money order payable to OCCCA.

All submissions must be digital on CD or DVD in .jpg format or self playing videos. No slide or photo print entries will be accepted. The files must be clearly labeled to correspond to your list of submitted works. Refer digital questions to HYPERLINK "mailto:info.occca@gmail.com" info.occca@gmail.com with "Animal Magnetism" in the subject line.

Email entries will not be accepted.

Include a SASE if you would like your disk returned. Mail entries to OCCCA, 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Files to include:
Brief bio including your name, address, phone number and email address for notification purposes. PLEASE print email address clearly! Short statement - 100 words or less A "works list" of the art with the following details: High quality .jpg of artwork, artist name, title, medium, dimensions, sale price or NFS *Please be accurate. This is the information we will be using for the catalog of accepted entries.

All work will be considered for sale unless otherwise indicated on the entry form. Proceeds from work sold: 70% to the artist, 30% to OCCCA. Checks to the artists are processed within 10 days of the close of the show. Art sold remains on display until the close of the exhibition.

Insurance and Liability
Although care will be taken in handling of entries, OCCCA accepts no responsibility for damage of work submitted to the competition which is improperly framed or packaged for handling. Artists may wish to obtain their own insurance.

Reproduction and Promotion
OCCCA reserves the right to photograph and document all accepted works for publicity, internet use, educational and record keeping purposes. A catalog of accepted entries will be made available for purchase during the exhibition.

Deadlines for delivery and shipping
Accepted work may be hand delivered August 30-31, 2008 from Noon to 5 PM. All shipped work must arrive by August 30 at 5 PM to OCCCA at 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701. Please indicate OCCCA's hours of operation-Thursday through Sunday noon to 5 PM to the carrier.

Please ship work in sturdy, reusable containers via UPS or Fed-Ex. Make sure to include return postage or prepaid shipping. Unsold entries may be picked up on Sunday, September 28th from noon to 5 PM. Any work left at OCCCA after October 1, 2008 will be subject to a $5.00 per day storage fee. Any work left at OCCCA for more than one month is subject to sale or disposal without notification.

Dates to Remember

Deadline for entries: July 19, 2008 (received NOT postmarked)

Jurying of entries: July 21 -25, 2008

Email notification of accepted entries, beginning July 25, 2008

Deadline for receipt of accepted works to gallery: August 31, 2008

Exhibition dates: September 4 - 28, 2008

Opening Reception: September 6, 6 to 10 PM

Pick up of hand delivered work: Sunday September 28, 2008, noon to 5 PM

Agreement: Submission for consideration constitutes agreement to the conditions above. Please keep a copy of this form for your records. The gallery is not responsible for lost or damaged entries, or unreadable disks.

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