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Acceptance Letter & Shipping Info

Following is information for the 2017 Signature Exhibition which will be held at the Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville, GA.  We are looking forward to a wonderful show and are pleased that your painting will be included.  Amanda McClure will be the juror.


INFORMATION FOR ACCEPTED ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 GWS SIGNATURE EXHIBITION:

Please follow all the instructions carefully.

January 3-4: All shipped work to arrive between the hours of 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.   Ship to
Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition
Bowen Center for the Arts
334 Highway 9N
Dawsonville, GA 
ATTN: Ginny Greenwood
706-216-2787
email:  gingreen@windstream.net 
January 5: Bring hand delivered work to Bowen Center for the Arts, between the hours of 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Bowen Center for the Arts
334 Highway 9 N
Dawsonville, GA
706-216-2787
January 13: Exhibition Opens
January 14:  Opening Reception 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Bowen Center for the Arts
February 24: Exhibition closes
February 24  Pick up 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Shipped work pickup by UPS
   

PRESENTATION OF PAINTINGS
All paintings are to be framed in wood or metal; acceptable colors include gold, silver, black, brown or natural wood tones. Frames are to be plain and unadorned and should not exceed 3” in width. They must be ready for hanging with wire in place. Plexiglass must be used – NO GLASS. Work may be varnished or waxed before framing (These paintings do not require plexiglass). Max-imum frame size may not exceed 48” in either direction. Mats or liners, if any, must be white or a light neutral color. Improperly framed pieces or those unsuitable for hanging will be returned.

PACKAGING AND SENDING ARTWORK
Proper packaging is imperative to protect your works. Improper packaging may result in damaged, returned or unopened shipment. WOOD CRATES AND POPCORN PACKAGING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Any improperly packaged artwork will be disqualified. AIRFLOAT BOXES ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. They can be reached at (800)445-2580. Ask for the GWS member discount.

DELIVERY AND SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
All paintings accepted for exhibition must be shipped TO ARRIVE between Tuesday, January 3 and Wednesday, January 4. GWS accepts paintings shipped via UPS or FedEx ONLY. The easiest and most economical way to ship a painting is to create a UPS or Fed Ex account online. This method allows you to print your shipping labels complete with barcodes at home. The shipment will be billed to your credit card. Please see FAQ at www. georgiawatercolorsociety.com for more details.
A prepaid return shipping label with barcode must be enclosed in the shipment. 
Hand delivered paintings MUST ARRIVE on January 5 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM and be picked up on February 24, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. If the artist does not arrange for return of his/her work, the painting becomes the property of the arts center sixty [60] days after the show ends.

JUDGING
Final judging will be from the actual work with juror’s right of refusal. Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, nor change sales price or withdraw work once it has been accepted. Any painting that does not comply with the prospectus guidelines will be disqualified. Any artist whose painting is disqualified will not be allowed to enter any GWS show for two (2) years.

FORMS
Please fill out the attached form. Tape it to the back of your painting, making sure you have signed it. Place the  prepaid return shipping label into an envelope and attach the envelope to the wire hanger on the back of your painting. 

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
Although the utmost care will be taken in handling paintings the Georgia Watercolor Society, GWS representatives, or Bowen Center for the Arts will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.

For additional information, please contact:
Betty Derrick, Show Chair: 404-256-1998 bderrick@agnesscott.edu
Marian O’Shaughnessy, GWS President: 507-0250-4455  marian@watercolorsbymarian.com

Again, congratulations! We look forward to your participation in the 2017 Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition and to seeing you at the reception.

With kind regards,
Marian O’Shaughnessy
President, Georgia Watercolor Society

www.georgiawatercolorsociety.com

 

RECEIVING / SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS GEORGIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY

January 5, 2017 Hand Delivery to Bowen Center for the Arts

Ship art to arrive no earlier than January 3, 2017 and no later than January 4, 2017

SHIP TO:
Georgia Watercolor Society Signature Exhibition
Bowen Center for the Arts
334 Highway 9N
Dawsonville, GA 
ATTN: Ginny Greenwood
706-216-2787

 

**Please fill out this form and attach it securely to the back of your painting**

GEORGIA WATERCOLOR SOCIETY 2017 SIGNATURE EXHIBITION
Submission of your painting indicates agreement with the conditions in the prospectus, including statements about liability for loss or damage and reproduction for publicity.

Name (PLEASE PRINT)________________________________________________________

Signa-ture_______________________________________________Date__________________

Title of painting__________________________________________Sale Price_________________

Day phone___________________________Evening phone_____________________________

Email address__________________________________________________________________