Visions in Black
Revised 10.8.2021 (supersedes all previous) 

IMPORTANT DATES
Exhibition Dates: January 27- March 5, 2022
Online Submissions: October 12- January 3, 2022(closes 11:59pm)
Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by email if their work has been accepted into the exhibition no later than January 7, 2022.
In Person Delivery of Accepted Artworks: Monday, January 17 & Tuesday, January 18, 10am-5pm

Accepted Artworks Shipping: Must be delivered by January 14
Opening Reception: Thursday January 27, 2022  (6-8pm)
Artwork Pickup In Person & Shipping Collection Dates: Monday March 7 & Tuesday March 8, 2022 10-5pm 

EARLY REMOVAL OF WORK IS PROHIBITED
All artworks WILL only be submitted online for jurying.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION  Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative presents Visions In Black (formerly “The Black Muse”) a premier Florida Gulf Coast Art Exhibition held annually at Art Center Sarasota (ACS) showcasing Florida’s top artists of African descent. The 2022 show will be held at Art Center Sarasota from January 27th through March 5th . It is attended by not only greater Sarasota area residents but thousands of Suncoast seasonal visitors as well as both national and international collectors.

In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition.
We ask that potential submitters read and adhere to the rules as we will not accept artworks that do not comply. Observing the following points ensures your artwork is exhibited in the best way possible. We appreciate your support.
ON CONTENT AT ACS, we are committed to free exchange of ideas, and believe that art can (and should) expose us to different perspectives, new ideas, and the experiences of others. As a community-based art center, we also seek to be open and welcoming to all. We therefore reserve the right to not display art that contains hate speech; contains racist, violent or cruel images or symbols; encourages racism, violence or cruelty; contains pornographic images; or vilifies or demeans individuals or groups of people. Fortunately, we rarely have to reject art for these reasons. But we reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion. Thank you for respecting these guidelines.
SUBMISSION FEES All juried exhibitions require a NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee for each submission. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition. We ask that potential submitters read and adhere to the rules as we will not accept artworks that do not comply. Observing the following points ensures your artwork is exhibited in the best way possible.
Non-Student One Piece: $20
Non-Student Two Pieces: $30
Students up to Two Pieces: $5.00 (to cover processing fee)
AWARDS. Awards will be decided by the juror with First receiving $1000, Second receiving $700, and Third receiving $500. All winners are required to fill out a W9 form prior to receiving a cash prize.
UPLOADING IMAGES TO SUBMITTABLE
Submitted artwork images should be:
high definition (uncropped on solid background)
Must include: Artist Name, Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions in inches (HxWxD), Price
Please indicate if framed or unframed
Image format types are .jpg and .png and should be no larger than 3MB. See below for video requirements.
ORIGINALITY & PRINTS
Please be sure to include the edition number accordingly.
Open editions must be noted as such.
Please be mindful of copyright infringements – Be original!
Artwork submitted must be finished and not in-process upon the time of submission. All accepted artworks must be dry upon entry, if they are not, they will NOT be included in the exhibition.
ARTIST WEBSITE & BIO

All artists must include at an artist biography.  And a website or social media page if they have one.  

MEDIUM
Open to two-dimensional work
SIZE
Maximum size for artwork is 36" x 36" in any direction.
TWO DIMENSIONAL ART
All submitted artwork ready to hang.
Picture frame wire should not be above the frame. Picture frame wire is a multi strand wire. Do not use monofilament.
No sawtooth hangers.
Screw eyes/D-rings and hanging wire MUST be attached firmly to the back of the piece with screws.
Please state the surface the work is on, ie. paper/canvas/metal/etc.
All framed artwork with glass/plexi should be clean and scratch free. The mat if it has one should be clean and smoothly cut.
Frames must be in good condition (no scratches, chips or loose corners).
Photographs on canvas must be framed or have finished edges.
Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable, provided that no staples are showing and the edges are clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork.
RECEIVING WORKS
In person receiving for all accepted works is January 17 & January 18, 2022 10-5pm.
ACS Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm

Shipped work must be received by January 14th
Shipping address: Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236.
Please call if you have any questions. 941-365-2032
MISCELLANEOUS
The Exhibition Coordinator must be notified in advance if an unconventional method of presentation or hanging is required. Policies of the host gallery will prevail.
Placement of accepted artwork will be decided by the Exhibition Coordinator, please do not ask to change its location. Once artwork is installed, it is in its final location and cannot be moved.
All artwork must be picked up on March 7 & 8, 10am-5pm.  If you cannot pick it up please arrange pickup. Any artwork not picked up by these dates will be charged $5 a day holding fee. Artwork not picked up after 30 days becomes the property of Art Center Sarasota.
WITHDRAWAL
Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during the exhibition. Artworks cannot be picked before the end of the show due to press and advertising obligations.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
All entries are left at the owner’s risk. Although precautions are taken, the ACS is not responsible for damage or theft. Submission of work to any exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the artist to provisions here set forth.
SALES
All work on exhibit must be for sale. No POR (Price on Request) or NFS (Not for Sale) is permitted in a juried show unless specified in an exhibition prospectus.
Artists receive payment of 60% of selling price.
The artist is responsible for filing sales in accordance with State and Federal Tax regulations.
Sales through third party dealers or entities are not permitted. Direct sale via the Artist is not permitted.
SALES OF WORK PRIVACY POLICY
ACS will not disclose the name or contact information of a purchaser or exhibiting artist. Conversely, if either party of the sale requests contact, they may ask the ACS to release their own contact information to the opposite party. ACS will not follow up on connecting artists and purchasers after this request.
DISCLAIMER / PHOTO RELEASE
Any exhibiting artist consents to the use of his/her name and the artist’s image(s) for purposes of promotion and advertisement by Art Center Sarasota and Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, Inc. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy or copyright, against Art Center Sarasota (ACS) and Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, Inc its directors, officers, employees, and agents.

Anything Goes: Opened Juried Show
Revised 9.20.2021 (supersedes all previous) READ THIS DOCUMENT FULLY AS IMPORTANT INFORMATION HAS CHANGED If you have any questions about submitting please call 941-365-2032. IMPORTANT DATES
Exhibition Dates: January 27- March 5
Online Submissions: Ends January 3rd  (closes 11:59pm)
Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by email if their work has been accepted into the exhibition no later than January 10th
In Person Receiving Day for Accepted Artworks: Please deliver work in person on Friday, January 21st, 10am-5pm
Opening Reception: Thursday January 27, 6pm.
Artwork Pickup In Person: Monday March 7, 10-5pm EARLY REMOVAL OF WORK IS PROHIBITED
All artworks WILL only be submitted online for jurying. Awards will be chosen by the juror in person when all works are onsite and installed at Art Center Sarasota.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION This exhibition is open to all modes of visual art in any media. Juror(s) will see all requested information except the artist’s name and price. ACS Exhibitions Committee asks jurors to make all selections based solely on artistic merit. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition.
We ask that potential submitters read and adhere to the rules as we will not accept artworks that do not comply. Observing the following points ensures your artwork is exhibited in the best way possible. We appreciate your support.
ON CONTENT AT ACS, we are committed to free exchange of ideas, and believe that art can (and should) expose us to different perspectives, new ideas, and the experiences of others. As a community-based art center, we also seek to be open and welcoming to all. We therefore reserve the right to not display art that contains hate speech; contains racist, violent or cruel images or symbols; encourages racism, violence or cruelty; contains pornographic images; or vilifies or demeans individuals or groups of people. Fortunately, we rarely have to reject art for these reasons. But we reserve the right to do so, at our sole discretion. Thank you for respecting these guidelines.
SUBMISSION FEES All juried exhibitions require a NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee for each submission. In an effort to maintain best gallery practices, ACS implements the following rules and regulations for this juried exhibition. We ask that potential submitters read and adhere to the rules as we will not accept artworks that do not comply. Observing the following points ensures your artwork is exhibited in the best way possible.
One Piece: $20 Members, $30 Non-members
Two Pieces: $30 Members, $50 Non-members
Three Pieces: $35 Members, $65 Non-members
AWARDS. Awards will be decided by the juror with First receiving $500, Second receiving $300, and Third receiving $200. All winners are required to fill out a W9 form prior to receiving a cash prize.
UPLOADING IMAGES TO SUBMITTABLE
Submitted artwork images should be:

  • high definition (uncropped)
  • Must include: Artist Name, Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions in inches (HxWxD), Price
  • Please indicate if framed or unframed
  • Image format types are jpg and png and should be no larger than 3MB. See below for video requirements.

ORIGINALITY & PRINTS

  • All entries must be original work completed within the last three years and not previously shown in any ACS show.
  • Please be sure to include the edition number accordingly.
  • Please be mindful of copyright infringements – Be original!
  • Artwork submitted must be finished and not in-process upon the time of submission. All accepted artworks must be dry upon entry, if they are not, they will NOT be included in the exhibition.

MEDIUM

  • All mediums are accepted.
  • We highly recommend that photographs, prints and digital art be numbered in an edition.

SIZE

  • Maximum size for artwork is 48" x 48" in any direction.

DIPTYCHS & TRIPTYCHS

  • A Diptych or Triptych is considered one submission of artwork and must be priced as one individual piece. It must be submitted, charged, and labeled as such.
  • The overall maximum size of the diptych or triptych may not exceed a total size of 48"x 48" 
  • If framed, the frames must be uniform.

TWO DIMENSIONAL ART
All submitted artwork ready to hang.
Picture frame wire should not be above the frame. Picture frame wire is a multi strand wire. Do not use monofilament.
No sawtooth hangers.
Screw eyes/D-rings and hanging wire MUST be attached firmly to the back of the piece with screws.
Please state the surface the work is on, ie. paper/canvas/metal/etc.
All framed artwork with glass/plexi should be clean and scratch free. The mat if it has one should be clean and smoothly cut.
Frames must be in good condition (no scratches, chips or loose corners).
Photographs on canvas must be framed or have finished edges.
Gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable, provided that no staples are showing and the edges are clean and free of smudges and smears that are not in keeping with the stylistic intent of the artwork.
THREE DIMENSIONAL ART

  • ACS provides pedestals. However, the artist must provide a sculpture pedestal for oversized work and/or works with special display requirements.
  • Pedestals must have a broad base.
  • Jewelry must be submitted on a display stand or form.
  • Please list special display instructions in the notes section when submitting. These will be taken into consideration when installing, but may not be executable.

VIDEO & NEW MEDIA ART

  • Video and New Media submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • All artwork must be priced and for sale. We highly recommend a limited edition.
  • Please discuss with the exhibitions coordinator about how to display your video when it is accepted.
  • Files formats allowed for upload: MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG.

RECEIVING WORKS
In person receiving for all accepted works is Friday, December 3, 10am-5pm.
ACS Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm
Shipping address: Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL 34236.
Please call if you have any questions. 941-365-2032
MISCELLANEOUS
The Exhibition Coordinator must be notified in advance if an unconventional method of presentation or hanging is required. Policies of the host gallery will prevail.
Placement of accepted artwork will be decided by the Exhibition Coordinator, please do not ask to change its location. Once artwork is installed, it is in its final location and cannot be moved.
All artwork must be picked up on March 7, 10am-5pm. If you cannot pick it up please arrange pickup. Any artwork not picked up by March 7, will be charged $5 a day holding fee. Artwork not picked up after 30 days becomes the property of Art Center Sarasota.
WITHDRAWAL
Work accepted for an exhibition may not be substituted, nor will any be permitted to be withdrawn during the exhibition. Artworks cannot be picked before the end of the show due to press and advertising obligations.
STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
All entries are left at the owner’s risk. Although precautions are taken, the ACS is not responsible for damage or theft. Submission of work to any exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the artist to provisions here set forth.
SALES
All work on exhibit must be for sale. No POR (Price on Request) or NFS (Not for Sale) is permitted in a juried show unless specified in an exhibition prospectus.
Artists who are ACS members receive payment of 60% of selling price.
Artists who are Non-members receive payment of 50% of selling price.
The artist is responsible for filing sales in accordance with State and Federal Tax regulations.
All Artwork on exhibit at ACS must be sold on site or through the ACS website (when exhibits are online). Sales through third party dealers or entities are not permitted. Direct sale via the Artist is not permitted.
SALES OF WORK PRIVACY POLICY
ACS will not disclose the name or contact information of a purchaser or exhibiting artist. Conversely, if either party of the sale requests contact, they may ask the ACS to release their own contact information to the opposite party. ACS will not follow up on connecting artists and purchasers after this request.
DISCLAIMER / PHOTO RELEASE
Exhibiting artists consent to the use of their name and the artworks image(s) for purposes of promotion and advertisement by ACS. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy or copyright, against ACS, its directors, officers, employees, and agents.

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