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Call opens October 25, 2019        Call closes January 3, 2020

Identity is a strange and fascinating thing. As humans, we possess the incredible ability to ascribe human characteristics to non-human and even inanimate objects. Our fairy tales are full of animals portraying human traits, and we all know how intimidating that pile of laundry in the corner of the room can seem at two in the morning.
 Valley Art Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio begins 2020 with the final iteration of a three-year series of exhibits exploring concepts of Identity. 2D and 3D artists from the Chagrin Valley to around the world are invited to submit their work exploring the theme through representations of things. Artists may interpret the concept of identity in their own terms and may approach this call through any media and style. 
Entry deadline 4 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020. The opening reception is Friday, January 24, 2020, 6–8 p.m. FREE and open to the public

Entry Fee: $15 a piece, up to three (3) pieces per artist
For this exhibit, all pieces must be offered for sale (no NFS)

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Margaret "Peg" Bowen Gallery at Valley Art Center, 155 Bell ST, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Exhibit on view January 24, 2020 – March 4, 2020  • Opening Reception Friday, January 24, 2020 6 – 8

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  • A–Textiles
  • B–Glass/Enamel
  • C–Photography/Prints
  • D–Wood/Metal/Sculpture
  • E–Jewelry
  • F–Painting/Drawing
  • G–Ceramics
  • H–Other/Mixed Media

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What you will need

  • One digital image of each art piece, up to three submissions. These must be good photographs of the actual, original art work you want to enter to potentially exhibit. We recommend 3d artists submit a single photomosaic image for each submitted piece featuring multiple views of each submitted piece in a single image.
  • Digital images must be saved in the JPG (JPEG) file format.
  • Your pictures should be no smaller than 960 pixels and no larger than 4600 pixels on the longest side.
  • They should be no bigger than 4 Mb in file size.
  • Please make sure you are settled on titles, medium descriptions and prices. The way you identify yourself and your work in the submission form is what we utilize when we present your information on art labels and in program listings. Valley Art Center is not responsible for misspellings or incorrect information arising from inaccurately entered information.

How to enter

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If you do not yet have an ArtCall account, click the "Apply" button above or click Register in the top right menu.

Returning to ArtCall?
If you already have an ArtCall account, click the "Apply" button above or click Login in the top right menu.

Entering artwork submissions
After logging in or creating a new account, you will Add a new submission. You will fill out the form with Category, Title, Dimensions (height, width, and depth), Sale price (all work entered must be for sale for this exhibit), and Medium for your first artwork submission. You will then pay your entry fee and upload an Attachment that is the photo of your artwork. If you would like to enter more than one work of art, please upload and pay for each entry separately.

Important Dates

  • Call to entry
    • CTE opens October 25, 2019
    • CTE deadline, January 3, 2020 at 4 p.m.
    • Notification of jury results; Tuesday, January 7, 2020 by 4 pm. Please do not call or email VAC for results.
  • Artwork delivery
    • Shipping—please plan for shipped art to arrive by January 11, 2020 or earlier and include a prepaid return shipping label inside your package.
    • Thursday drop off, January 9, 2020, 4–6 p.m.
    • Friday drop off, January 10, 8–10 a.m.
    • Saturday drop off, January 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Event dates
    • Exhibit opens, January 24, 2020
    • Artist reception, January 24, 6–8 p.m.
    • Exhibit closes, March 4, 2020
  • Artwork pick up
    • Return shipping, ASAP after close of exhibit
    • Thursday pick up, March 5, 2020, 4–6 p.m.
    • Friday pick up, March 6, 8–10 a.m.
    • Saturday pick up, March 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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