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Mercer County Artists Annual Exhibition

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About the 2007 Exhibition

Mercer County Artists 2007 is a juried exhibition open to visual artists who are at least 18 years old and who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County, NJ. The exhibition will be held from January 22 through February 16, 2007 in The Gallery on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College.

This exhibition is sponsored in part through grants from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to visual artists who are at least 18 years old and who live, work, or attend school in Mercer County, NJ.
  • Up to two (2) original works in any media except photography may be entered.
  • Works must have been executed in the two years since January, 2005.
  • Entry fee of five dollars ($5) cash or check payable to "Mercer County Artists 2007" per piece must accompany entries.
  • A completed entry form must accompany each entry.

Media stipulations:

  • Works in all media except photography will be considered.
  • 2-dimensional works may not exceed 60 inches in any direction. Work must be framed and ready for hanging. Tape or bracket framing is not acceptable.
  • 3-dimensional works (sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, etc.) may not exceed 60 inches in any direction or 75 pounds in weight.

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Submission of Work and Notification of Acceptance

Submission, selection of work, and pick-up of work not selected for the exhibition takes place on the same day. All work must be submitted between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon on Saturday, January 13, 2007 Arrangements must be made to ensure that art work not selected is picked up that afternoon. NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE.

Entry forms must be filled out completely. Work accompanied by incomplete forms cannot be considered. Type or print all information carefully.

A full list of accepted work (by assigned number) will be posted outside the gallery by 3:30 p.m. on January 13, and will be listed on (609) 570-3588 after 3:45 p.m. E-mail messages will also be sent by 4 p.m. to all artists providing e-mail addresses. These messages will indicate only the assigned numbers of the pieces selected.

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Calendar

Submit entries Sat., January 13, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to noon
Pick up works not accepted Sat., January 13, 2007 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Opening Reception Wed., January 24, 2007 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Final day of show Fri., February 16, 2007
Final pick-up Feb. 20 (Tue.) & 21 (Wed.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Feb. 21 (Wed.) from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Juror

Burt Wasserman, renowned art critic writing for the Art Matters newsletter, holds degrees from Brooklyn College and Columbia University, where he received both his M.A. and Ph.D. He is a retired professor of art from Rowan University where he taught Modern Art and Art Appreciation, among other classes. His work is in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

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Awards

More than $1,500 in purchase and merit prizes will be awarded. Purchased work becomes part of the permanent collection of Mercer County's Cultural and Heritage Commission. The 5th Annual West Windsor Arts Council Prize for outstanding work by a West Windsor artist and the Utrecht Art Supplies Best in Show prize will also be awarded.

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Liability

Entries are insured from the time of delivery until the official pick-up dates (see Calendar). The College assumes no responsibility for works left after the pick-up dates listed in this prospectus. Works remaining after the pick-up periods will be disposed of at the discretion of The Gallery. The College reserves the right to reproduce any entry for publicity purposes. Submission of entries constitutes the artist's acceptance of these terms and will be regarded as a binding contract.

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Sales Commission & Insurance Value

The Gallery at MCCC retains a 25% commission on work sold. Insurance value of a piece may not exceed sale price less the College's commission.

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More Information

For more information call 609-586-4800 ext. 3589 (Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 3 p.m.) or e-mail gallery@mccc.edu.

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