LABOR DAY ART SHOW CALL FOR ENTRIES
2023 Labor Day Art Show | September 2 - 4, 2023 | 12 pm – 6 pm
Reception: September 1, 2023 | 7:30 pm – 9 pm
In the Spanish Ballroom
Entry is open to all artists with original works created within the last two years. All works must be for sale and submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting in the Labor Day Art Show. All artwork must be your own and must not have been entered in a prior Labor Day Art Show. An application must be completed and submitted to be considered. A limited section of children's work will also be accepted.
Deadline for Submission of Applications: Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 11:59pm
Notification of Acceptance to Artists: Monday, August 14, 2023
Drop-off: Sunday, August 27, 2023 between 11am and 4pm in the Spanish Ballroom
Public Reception: Friday, September 1, 2023 from 7:30pm – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, September 2 – September 4, 2023 from 12pm – 6pm
Pick-up of Unsold Artwork: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 from 12pm – 8pm
2023 Labor Day Art Show Awards
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is proud to present the Labor Day Art Show Awards Program. Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded for top works in the 2D and 3D categories. In addition, the Park View Artist Award 2023 will include the opportunity for a solo art exhibition for our selected winner in our Park View Gallery in 2024. All participants qualify to be considered. The award selection is subject to the judges’ discretion.
Submitting Your Entry
All entries must be submitted online at www.glenechopark.org. A non-refundable entry fee of $30 is required. Current Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture (GEPPAC) Members receive a $10 discount off their entry fee. You may also purchase a GEPPAC Membership in the payment section of the application.
Artists in need of assistance in submitting their work may email: LDAS@glenechopark.org or call 301.634.2232.
Submissions must reflect the work that you will be exhibiting in the Labor Day Art Show. The Partnership takes the utmost care in handling entries, but is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork.
Digital image files may be no larger than 4MB each. Images for postcard publicity may be selected from the application but must be 300dpi to be considered. By submitting this application, you hereby give Glen Echo Park Partnership the right to use your submitted images for any promotional materials.
Artists may submit in only ONE of the following four categories:
1. Two-Dimensional Artwork
2. Three-Dimensional Artwork
4. Sleeved Prints
Due to the public nature of the show, visitors may take photographs of the exhibition for personal use only.
1. Two-Dimensional artwork:
This includes any work that must be hung on a wall/panel. Two entries per artist are accepted in this category. Artwork must be ready to hang, securely framed, and fitted with a wire. Works without a proper hanging mechanism will not be shown. The sum of the width and height of each framed two-dimensional work may not exceed 52 inches. (Example 20" width + 32" height = 52") The longest dimension including the frame cannot exceed 32 inches. The weight of each two-dimensional work may not exceed 30 pounds.
2. Three-Dimensional artwork:
Three entries per artist are accepted in this category. Work must be pedestal ready and stable for display. Note: museum wax does not hold in hot temperatures; works should be stable without additional support. The weight of each three-dimensional work (and custom stand if necessary) may not exceed 50 pounds. Please provide dimensions of your work with your application. Please keep in mind that pedestal surface areas range from 14” L x 14” W to 30” L x 30” W. Pedestal heights range from 30" to 42" H.
Artists may submit a maximum of ten pieces individually priced, or ten sets priced as sets, or a combination. At least three pieces will be on display at all times. Jewelry will be replenished as work is sold. Jewelry sales will be on a “cash and carry” basis.
4. Sleeved Prints:
Screenprints, linocuts, woodblocks and prints of two-dimensional artwork must be sleeved and bin ready. Five different prints can be submitted with no more than three of each print. The sum of the width and height of each print work may not exceed 50 inches. Print sales will be on a “cash and carry” basis.
*For artists under the age of 18, only one piece of artwork will be accepted per submission.
Entries are reviewed by a panel using the digital images of the artists’ work as submitted online. Entries will be reviewed on evidence of quality, craftsmanship and professionalism. The Partnership reserves the right to exclude any item that has not been suitably prepared for display, is too large, heavy, is otherwise inappropriate or does not follow the guidelines. Not all works are guaranteed acceptance. Artists will be notified of acceptance via email by Monday, August 14.
Work must be delivered to the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park on Sunday, August 27, 2023 between 11 am and 4 pm. Late entries will not be accepted. All artwork MUST be labeled with the artist's name and the title of the piece. The Partnership will create labels for exhibition display. NO APPLICATION CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AT DROP-OFF. Websites and email addresses will be made available to the public along with the artists’ statements unless otherwise noted. Artists will have an opportunity to submit a bio or artist statement as part of the application process.
Artwork Display and Sales
Placement of artwork is at the discretion of the Labor Day Art Show staff. The Partnership will facilitate the artwork sales and retain a 30% commission on all sold work. Every piece must be for sale, with the exception of children's work. Works that fall under the Jewelry and Sleeved Prints categories will be on a “cash and carry” basis. All other work must be on display for the duration of the show. Pick up of unsold work will take place Tuesday, September 5, from 12 to 8pm. A list of sold works will be emailed the evening of Monday, September 4.
The Partnership is looking for volunteers to help assist in the production of the 2023 Labor Day Art Show. Volunteers will be assisting staff in sales and installation of artwork for the duration of the show.
For further information, please contact LDAS@glenechopark.org or 301.634.2232.