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2020 Member Show: Built Environment

Exhibition Dates: March 23 – May 15, 2020

Open Call to WWAC Member Artists.  Submission is open from Dec 9, 2019 to February 23, 2020.

Member Show: Built Environment
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – May 15, 2020
Statement of concept:
Our horizons often change as new structures are built and old structures are renovated or decay. In the visual arts a city-scape is an artistic representation, such as a paintingdrawingprint or photograph, of the physical aspects of a town or urban area. This kind of art considers structures as a source of inspiration, because it reflects different sides of the towns or cities like its identity, ancientness, modernity, interstitial space-built forms, and of course the architectural design. 
Giovanni Antonio Canal, commonly known as Canaletto was an Italian painter of city views. In the period from 1746 to 1756 he worked in England where he painted many views of London and other sites including Warwick Castle and Alnwick Castle. James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), perhaps the most prominent nineteenth century American painter, is also the most important figure in American city-scape painting of that century. American painter Edward Hopper, who stayed loyal to figurative painting, created intriguing images of the American scene. Well-known living cityscape painters are Rackstraw Downes, Antonio López García, and Richard Estes. American artist Yvonne Jacquette has made a specialty of aerial cityscapes.  
We as artists can push the envelope and bend the rules in order to explore the less restrictive outer realms of creativity.  We invite artists to submit pieces that showcase how they incorporate structures into their work.  
JUROR:Alexandra Schoenberg was born in Cali, Colombia.  She pursued architecture studies at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota graduating in 1986.  Her training in technical drafting and architectural rendering greatly influenced her art practice and love for pencil drawing.  Alexandra moved to the United States in 1987, working for several architect firms including Christopher Secor Architects in California, Susan Maxman Architects in Pennsylvania, and Robert Kruse in NJ.  Alexandra earned her MFA degree in 2014 from Montclair State University where she embraced the techniques of architecture drafting as an art medium.  She has exhibited at the CoAD gallery at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ First Street Gallery in New York City, The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ among others. Alexandra currently has a studio in East Orange, New Jersey and is part of an art collective called the Art Gang.  In her art practice, different tropes of architectural representation collide to expose the mechanics of how we observe the world.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all current WWAC members. Artists may join as a WWAC member (membership fees are $25 senior, $40 individual, $50 artist, $75 household). For membership information and to join, please visit www.westwindsorarts.org or call (609)716-1931 for more information. In order to celebrate and encourage our member artists, WWAC will be awarding cash prizes to 3 works of art selected by the juror that exemplify standards of excellence including:
  • Competent use of media and artistic technical skill
  • Artistic sensitivity and emotional impact
  • Creative and innovative work to educate the public
  • Wall appeal to attract the public
  • Relevance to show theme
  • Best in Show: $100
  • 2nd Prize: $50
  • 3rd Prize: One Free Year of WWAC Artist Membership ($50 value)
  • A maximum of three pieces can be submitted per artist
  • All art must be original and new to WWAC.
  • Size of artwork: We recommend a maximum size of 30 x 30″ but the juror will judge larger works on a case-by-case basis.
  • All work that can be hung on the wall including drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, printmaking, or fiber will be considered.
  • Artwork must be in original form for the medium being submitted. Giclée or other reproductions of original work will not be accepted, unless original is a photograph/print. Example: giclée of watercolor will not be accepted.
  • All works entered MUST include finished edges or be framed. All work must be properly wired across the back with picture hanging wire. 
Wire must be approximately 1/3 from top of frame. Saw-tooth hooks, ribbon, etc. will NOT be accepted. WWAC reserves the right to reject any work that is not ready to hang.
  • All pieces must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and the title of the artwork.
  • Exhibit dates: Monday, March 23 – May 15, 2020
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at midnight
  • Accepted art drop-off date: Sunday, March 22, 2020 between 10am – 12pm
  • Opening reception: Sunday, April 5, 2020 from 4pm – 6pm
  • Pick up of Artwork – Sunday, May 17, 2020 between 10am – 12pm
ACCEPTED ARTWORK: Submission of artwork and submitted application for jury review constitutes an agreement between the artist and West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) to the conditions set forth:
1. Insurance coverage for accepted artwork begins upon completion of drop-off procedure on the designated date and time at the West Windsor Arts Center and for the duration of the show.
2. The juror reserves the right to reject any work submitted at her discretion. The exhibit will be hung in the gallery and foyer in a way that best showcases all the artists and art to be exhibited. Note: depending on size and space restrictions, not all work selected may be hung. Artists will be notified immediately following final installation of the exhibit if a selected work is not included or if any work submitted is not properly framed for hanging.
3. Work not matching the digital images submitted will not be accepted.
4. All artwork must remain in the show for the duration of the show.
5. If the artist is not able to pick up the artwork at the designated time, please contact the WWAC main office to make other arrangements.
  • WWAC will be responsible for processing and collecting the sale proceeds of art.
  • WWAC will retain 30% of the retail price of Wall Art as commission and pay the balance of 70% of sale. Artist Members receive preferred split on gallery sales (75/25)
  • Payment for Wall Art will be made by check within 21 business days of close of the exhibit.
  • The West Windsor Arts Council retains the right to use artist’s name and digital images of accepted artwork.
Contact West Windsor Arts Council: Phone: (609) 716-1931
Exhibitions Email: wwacexhibits@gmail.com
Mailing address: 952 Alexander Rd., Princeton Junction, NJ 08550