Call for Artists
The Art of Time April 2017 through December 2017 Exhibition site: The National Watch and Clock Museum, Columbia, PA Submissions due: February 28, 2017 The National Watch and Clock Museum 514 Poplar Street Columbia, PA 17512 The National Watch and Clock Museum issue a call for artists for the upcoming exhibition The Art of Time The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to almost 13,000 items. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America. This exhibit invites artists to create their own artistic interpretations of an object within the museum’s collection using any medium they are comfortable with. Artists are encouraged to be as creative as they would like in creating works of artistically inspired pieces by either visiting the museum or viewing the entire museum collection online at http://nawcc.pastperfectonline.com/.
Rules for Entry
Eligibility Open to artists and students working in all media.
Exhibit Location This exhibit will be located in the special exhibit gallery in the museum. The space is approximately 450 square feet. Twelve exhibit display cases (25” x 16”) are available for works needed to be protected under glass. Artists are welcome to visit the museum and study the object in person before submitting their work. Please email curator Kim Jovinelli at [email protected]
to make an appointment. Deadline for submission: Received by February 28th, 2017. No exceptions. There is no entry fee. 1. Please submit up to two (2) works. 2. Each artist must include a brief artist statement (no longer than two paragraphs) and a resume as word documents or pdf. 3. If submitting a digital file, the jpeg file name should correlate with the entry form. You may include up to 3 detailed images of the work. 4. Return the completed entry form with your submissions. Discs will not be returned.
Selection and Installation of Exhibit Accepted artists will be notified by phone or email. You can call to verify submission status. All work must be in good condition and ready for installation. Artists are responsible for assisting with installation of works which require special attention or extensive demands of time. The National Watch and Clock Museum reserves the right to change the content of the exhibit, including the removal of artwork.
Delivery of Work The time of delivery and installation of artwork will be arranged with each participating artist after notification of acceptance. Artists or artists’ galleries are responsible for shipping and
delivery of works, including transfer insurance if needed, as well as the retrieval of work at the end of the exhibit. Please do not submit works that have already been sold.
Liability Each accepted artist will receive a loan agreement. Artwork will be insured once received by the National Watch and Clock Museum for the duration of the exhibit and installation/deinstallation periods.
National Watch & Clock Museum
Attn: Call for Artists 514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512