CODE OF PRACTICES FOR EXHIBITING ARTISTS
AND ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All exhibitors are urged to familiarize themselves with the exhibition rules and procedures provided here. This is offered to maintain the highest standards contingent with practices of major art organizations. These rules will benefit both the serious professional and those who paint and exhibit for pleasure.
ELIGIBILITY: Only members in good standing are eligible to exhibit, unless a special exhibition such as a high school student show is arranged. A new member must wait one year before being scheduled for a one-to-four person show; however, a new member may participate in competitions and all member shows. No member can exhibit in a one-to-four person show more than once in two years. Junior members will be limited to those shows designated by the Exhibition Committee and the Junior Art League Committee, which may include shows specifically designate for the Junior Members.
ORIGINALITY: All work offered for any exhibition must be original in design and execution. Copies of photographs from magazines, newspapers, etc., and copies of other artists’ works whether in the same or another medium and style, may not be entered into exhibitions. The Exhibition Chairman or his/her representative reserves the right to refuse objectionable work not meeting the standards of TRA.
FRAMING: All work must be properly and tastefully framed under plexi glass when necessary and securely wired for hanging. If the work is framed under glass, TRA will not accept responsibility for any breakage. No pieces with glass over 28x36” will be accepted. Wood or metal frame – no clips. Sawtoothbar hangers, monofilament line, string, etc. will not be accepted.
NEW WORK: Art work entered into a competition at TRA and receiving a cash award must not be entered again into any competitive show of TRA. Artwork entered into competition may be shown again at a student show, a sidewalk show, a gallery-hop show, a one-to-four person show, and others which are not competitions. Any submitted work must have been completed within the last five years, except for retrospective exhibits or one-to-four person shows.
ENTRY: All work submitted by an exhibiting artist or his/her authorized agent must have a completed and clearly lettered entry form affixed to back of artwork. The form may be obtained from a show prospectus or from the sitter at the gallery at time of entry, and must indicate the sales price. All work submitted for a Gallery Hop exhibition must be for sale, as well as work in competitions. Work “not for sale” (NFS), may be entered but must carry the designation “For Exhibition Only” and will not be eligible for award. Work marked NFS must indicate a value amount, for insurance purposes. No “POR” (price on request) designation will be accepted.
SALES: A 20 percent commission on sales will be retained by Tampa Realistic Artists, Inc. after which money due the artist will be paid by TRA. Sales tax will be computed by TRA, who will submit a report and send sales tax to the State.
WITHDRAWAL: No accepted work may be removed or changed before the close of any exhibition except by special permission of the Exhibition Chairman. In the event of a sale, where the piece purchased is not an award winner, purchaser may remove his piece during the exhibit. Purchaser will be asked to leave the “Best of Show” first, second, and third place winners until end of show.
PICK-UP: Work must be picked up promptly on the specified dates, unless special arrangements are made with the Exhibition Chairman.
IDENTIFICATION: Any pseudonym, alias, or abbreviations appearing as signatures on entry forms must be first cleared for proper identification with the Exhibition Chairman of TRA or his representative. Works of deceased members may be shown in special or memorial exhibitions but may not be entered in competitions.
REPRODUCTION: Unless specifically noted, TRA shall have permission to photograph and reproduce, for publicity purposes only, any or all works of art offered for exhibition.
RESPONSIBILITY: All entries will be handled with the greatest care by TRA. We will not be responsible for loss or damage by any cause whatsoever, and all exhibits are submitted and received subject to this condition and the other rules set down in the prospectus.
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