PAA Membership Show Details
Placerville Arts Association
MEMBERSHIP SHOW RULES
Spring Show April 3 - 7, 2023
ENTRY RULES for MEDIA SHOW
Entry Forms: May be picked up in advance at the general membership meetings, and are also available on the PAA website.
Deliver Artwork: to the El Dorado County Government Center, 360 Fair Lane, Placerville on Monday (first day of the show) between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. No late work will be accepted.
Rules: - Artwork depicting nudes or violence is not acceptable at the Government Center.
- Artwork must have been created in the previous 3 years
- Artwork must not have been previously exhibited in a PAA membership show at the Government Center.
- Frames must be in good condition and are required to have wire hangers, with wire taped at the ends. Some exceptions may be made for photos or other work on metal, with keyhole-type hangers. Frame and hanging device must be suitable to safely hang the artwork. Absolutely NO sawtooth hangers.
- A total of 4 items may be entered by each member.
- Work must be original in concept; work that infringes on copyright law is not eligible.
- Work completed in a classroom setting under direct supervision of a teacher/instructor is not eligible.
Entry Fees: $8.00 per artwork
Sales: Artists establish the sale price on their items. You may enter one “Not For Sale” piece. A commission of 25% will be retained by PAA for work sold during the show.
Categories: Oil Water Media Photography Mixed Media
Acrylic Sculpture Pastel and Drawing Miscellaneous
Awards: Monetary awards will be given: $50 for Best of Show, $25 for 1st place, $15 for 2nd place, $10 for 3rd place in each category with six or more entries. Ribbon awards will be given for Honorable Mention in categories with ten or more entries. “People’s Choice” ribbon will be awarded. No artist shall receive more than two awards. Exception: People’s Choice may be awarded even if the artist has received two ribbons.
Show Staffing: Members entering art in the show are required to staff the show for at least one three-hour period during the week of the show. If unable to sit, you may have a friend or adult relative sit for you.
Awards Reception: Reception will be held beginning at 4:00 on Friday, the closing day of the show. Awards will be presented at approximately 4:15.
Removal of Artwork: You must sign out your art work. Sign out and remove your work between 4:30 and 4:45, after the awards presentation. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE YOUR WORK BEFORE 4:30. Many people wish to view the show during the awards presentation. If you cannot pick up your artwork on Friday after the reception, please inform us, on the day of take-in, who will be picking up your art. Or call Carolyn Cunningham at (909)525-5774 to make other arrangements. Artwork cannot be left at the center.
OIL: The work may be done with oil paints, water miscible oils, oil bars. This may be on any canvas, canvas panel, or wood and may be toned with acrylic paint or gesso, but the top layer of the painting must be covered with oil paint. Oil paintings may be framed or unframed; if unframed, the painting must extend and cover all four sides of the canvas.
ACRYLIC: Includes paintings executed entirely in acrylic paint and/or mediums created specifically for acrylics, such as fiber paste or moulding paste. Work may be on canvas, canvas panel, paper, or wood and the media may be applied using brushes, palette knives, sponges, stencils, or may be poured. Work may be framed or unframed. Unframed paintings must have finished edges, and paint must cover all four sides of a canvas. If on paper, the work must be matted under glass or acrylic.
WATER MEDIA: This includes watercolor paint, watercolor pencil, gouache, tempera, ink applied primarily as washes, or alcohol ink. (Entries in this category may not contain oil, acrylic, collage, gesso, varnish, wax, colored pencil, pastel or graphite.) Matting is optional, but the frame must be backed with mat board, foam board, cardboard, wood or some other stiff material, and must be faced with glass or acrylic.
PASTEL and DRAWING: Pastel (soft pastels, pastel pencils and pan pastels); Colored Pencil (wax-based, oil based, or water soluble colored pencils); Graphite (graphite pencils, woodless pencils, graphite sticks, graphite powder); Charcoal (charcoal pencils, vine or compressed charcoal of any color); Conte (any color); Ink (ink drawing that is primarily line work, applied with any type of pen, brush or other tool. This is different from alcohol ink or ink applied primarily in washes – see ‘Water Media’). Scratchboard (may include colored inks applied to piece) If two or more of the media listed in this category are used together in one piece of art, it will be considered in this category. If media from other categories are combined with those in this category, the work should be entered as mixed media. If on paper, the work must be matted under glass or acrylic.
SCULPTURE: Includes any non-utilitarian work of art that is “in the round” (meaning it is intended to be viewed from all sides), including assemblage. It may be of any material, and may be carved, modeled or constructed. (Examples of utilitarian work include ceramic pottery, wood bowls, baskets. Because space for display of three-dimensional work at the Government Center is quite limited, at this time we are not accepting utilitarian work). Sculptural pieces may not exceed 40 pounds, and must safely fit on our current pedestals.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Includes images created by the use of a camera using film or a digital sensor to capture an image. Subjects may include any image other than nudity or violence, including people, animals, landscapes, objects, altered reality. If compositing is utilized, some recognizable photographic element must be present. All processing, manipulation and printing or rendering must be done by the entrant or under their direct supervision. Images may be printed on paper, metal, or canvas. Images on metal or gallery wrapped canvas do not require framing. If printed on paper, it must be framed and should be behind glass or acrylic. Use of additional media such as collage, pencil, watercolor, acrylic etc., requires the piece to be entered as a mixed media work.
MIXED MEDIA and COLLAGE: Mixed media is any work that utilizes media from two or more different categories listed here. Example: colored pencil and watercolor, or acrylic paint and collage. A sculpture, no matter how many media are used to create it, will be entered as a sculpture as long as it meets the guidelines for the sculpture category. A collage is a work that has had papers or other items adhered to any substrate such as paper, board, canvas, etc. A collage does not have to include materials from more than one of the above categories.
MISCELLANEOUS: At this time, this category includes only two-dimensional, non-utilitarian work that can hang on the wall. Materials include digital art, glass, mosaic, bas relief (wood, plaster, clay), fibers, jewelry, printmaking processes (monoprints, silkscreen, etching, intaglio, woodblock and linocut). Work in this category MUST follow show guideline and be able to hang safely on the devices used by PAA, and PAA Show Committee has final say as to whether the work is safe/suitable for hanging at this show.
THESE CATEGORY GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY PAA AND MAY OR MAY NOT COINCIDE WITH GUIDELINES FOR OTHER ART SHOWS/COMPETITIONS.
PAA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PLACE ARTWORK IN A MORE SUITABLE CATEGORY, SHOULD THE SHOW COMMITTEE DEEM IT NECESSARY, OR TO COMBINE CATEGORIES IF THERE ARE FEWER THAN THREE ITEMS IN A CATEGORY.
IF YOU ARE NOT CERTAIN IN WHAT CATEGORY YOUR WORK BELONGS, CONTACT SHOW CHAIR CAROLYN CUNNINGHAM AT 909-525-5774 or EMAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information: Carolyn Cunningham, Membership Show Coordinator (909)525-5774
modification date 1-7-23