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The Guild of Creative Art
is soon calling for entries into its
25th Annual Open Juried Show


The registration period is July 28 to August 28, 2017.

Online submission is the only way to register.
There will be no paper registration form.

Open to Guild members and non-members

Receiving of conditionally accepted artwork is only one day: Wednesday, September 27, 2017, noon to 7 pm

Opening Reception at the Guild is
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3-5 pm, Awards at 4 pm

Registration is not complete unless we have received
BOTH your JPG entries and payment by the deadline date.

No entries/registration will be accepted after the deadline.

The Online Registration Link will appear at the bottom of this page
on July 28.


Eligibility: Open to all artists, original work only: no copies, crafts, giclée copies of paintings, or class/workshop pieces. The Guild will be accepting works in the following 3 categories: painting (including mixed media, collages, computer generated artwork, print making), sculpture (including wood, glass, ceramic) and photography (original work of the submitting artist. For composite images, no elements to be produced by others). 

Artwork previously shown at the Guild will not be accepted.

The committee has the right to reject objectionable and non-conforming images.

Entry Procedure: All entries must be submitted on line as digital JPG image files. The judges will review the digital images to select those suitable for conditional acceptance to exhibit in the show. The final award judging will be based on the actual artwork on display in the exhibit. Up to 3 works may be submitted. Based on the judges’ decision and subject to exhibit space availability, all of your entires may be accepted.

Before you open the registration form: prepare your JPG entries exactly as described here.
Failure to size or name your JPG correctly may disqualify your entry.
- Each entry uploaded must be in the JPG format with no less than 2000 pixels on the longest side.   But it's advisable to keep you JPG size as close as possible to the required 2,000 pixels.
- Your JPG entries must be named as follows. Incorrectly naming may result in disqualification.

Category {painting, photography, or sculpture}_your last name_your first name__title of artwork

     For example: painting_Davis_John_The Tree on the Hill.jpg

Note the placement of the underscores. Do not include underscores in the title.

If you're not sure how to size and name your JPG you are urged to have someone help you.

JPG creation & registration assistance is available. Click HERE for details.

Fee: Members- $15 for one entry; $25 for two entries; $35 for three entries.
Non-members- $35 for one entry; $45 for two entries; $55 for three entries.
(If during pre-registration for the October Juried Show, a non-member elects to become a member, the membership will be good for the October Juried Show and extend through the following year.)
Entry fee is non-refundable.

Acceptance: Initial judging will be based on the JPG images submitted. On September 11 a list of artists and artwork conditionally accepted into the exhibit by the judges will be posted on the Guild's website at www.guildofcreativeart.org. An email will be sent to registrants when the list has been posted. Final acceptance is contingent on the JPG you submitted being an accurate representation of the work you deliver, have excellent quality, and meet all of the requirements described in this Prospectus.

Delivery of Conditionally Accepted Artwork: All work must be hand delivered to the Guild on Wednesday, September 27, between noon and 7 pm. No work may be delivered before or after that date and times. Works must not exceed 48" on any side (including multi-panel works). Works must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. No alligator clips or table top frames allowed. Framed pieces over 36" in any direction (including the frame outer dimensions) normally displayed under glass must have Plexiglas instead of glass. Wraparound canvas must be painted/printed on all sides, without staples. Work intended to be hung on the walls shall not exceed a maximum weight of 25 pounds. Non-conforming work will be rejected at the discretion of the receiving committee. All artwork must be for sale and remain until the show ends. The Guild receives a 33 1/3 % commission on all sales.

Awards: Best in Category (Painting, Sculpture, Photography) - $200 each category; Guild Award for Artistic Innovation - $100; Mitchell Award for Acrylic - $100; Friedlander Award for Abstract - $100; Barbara Shieldkret Memorial Award for Abstract Painting - $100; Hoggie Memorial Award for Photography - $100; Cavaino Memorial Awards for Oil- $100; Cavaino Memorial Award for Watercolor - $100. Bronze Achievement Awards. Additional awards to be announced. All award winners will receive medals. The judges will make awards based on the actual artwork submitted, not on the JPG.

Insurance: The Guild of Creative Art specifically disclaims any liability for the loss, damage, or theft of any artwork exhibited or stored on its premises. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work from delivery to pick-up and return to artist. 

Artist's Release: Artist agrees that accepted works may be used for publicity.

Judges: Geanna Merola, Artist/Educator, Professor of Photography, Brookdale Community College (Merola's bio) and Suzanne Anan, Award-winning Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Painter (Anan's bio).

Reception: Sunday, October 1,  3 - 5 pm. Awards will be announced and presented at 4 pm.

End of Show Pick-Up: Thursday, November 2, noon -7pm ONLY. Note: There will be a $2.00 per day charge for late pick-up. Works remaining 30 days in storage will be donated to charity. No exceptions.


Do not open the registration form until you have correctly
named your JPG entries, per the Entry Procedure above.

Online registration ended August 28, 2017