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Brand 52: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper

Call for Entries!

Opens: February 18, 2024

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2024


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The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California announces its 52nd Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total more than $4,000, including a Juror’s Award. All accepted artworks will be included in a show at Brand’s Gallery and in both printed and online exhibition catalogs. We welcome artists at any point on their artistic journey—students, professionals, and hobbyists.


This year we welcome art critic, curator and author Shana Nys Dambrot as our juror. Based in Downtown LA, Dambrot is the Arts Editor for L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Artillery, and other culture publications. She studied Art History at Vassar College, has curated and juried many exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. As an experienced juror, Dambrot looks initially for artworks that demonstrate skill, innovation, finesse, beauty, power and message. Her goal is for the final selections to produce coherence, conversation and balance across an entire group of high-quality artworks. We anticipate a wonderful Brand 52 under her careful eye. 


The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center is an all-volunteer non-profit that raises funds to support the extensive free and public events offered at Brand including gallery exhibitions, classical and popular music performances, film screenings, dance performances, and activities for people of all ages. Entry fees and commissions from the sale of artworks from Brand 52 will be used to continue the important cultural programming that Brand Library & Art Center brings to the community.


Call for Entries Opens: February 18, 2024 

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2024 


Requirements: Any artwork on or of paper, including collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and 3-dimensional works. This year we welcome the submission of animated artworks created from drawings or prints. Paper must be a visible component of the artwork. Artwork must arrive ready for installation including affixed hanging hardware or a method of installing the work safely and securely. 

Images: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3. Applications will include a first-person (‘I’) artist’s statement that will be included in the catalog. 

Fees: Entry fee is $25 plus $10 for each additional entry. The total for one is $25, total for two is $35, and the total for three is $45. No more than three artworks may be submitted. 

Eligibility: Participation is open to artists residing in the United States. Entries must be original artwork created between 2020-2024 and not previously exhibited at Brand Library & Art Center. Brand 52 celebrates human creativity and skill, so artworks created using AI will not be accepted. Reproductions of artworks created in a different medium will not be accepted, i.e. a lithograph of your painting or a giclee of your watercolor, for example. Any artwork misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. The Brand Associates and Juror reserve the right to decline any artwork deemed unacceptable. No refunds will be given if entries do not meet the requirements or eligibility criteria noted above and will be excluded from the jury pool. Accepted artworks may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition; artwork must be available between June 1 and August 9, 2024. 



Important Dates for Brand 52:

February 18: Call for Entries Opens

March 31: Deadline for CaFE Submissions (NOTE: the deadline is 11:59 pm Mountain Time) 

April 15–20: Notification of Acceptance

May 22–31: Shipped Artwork must arrive at Brand Library & Art Center between these dates 

June 1: Hand Delivered Artwork Due (9:00 am to 12:00 pm) 

June 15: Exhibition Opening Reception and Announcement of Awards 

August 9: Exhibition Closes

August 10: Pick-up of Hand Delivered Artwork (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

September 7: Shipped Artwork sent out by this date 

No exceptions will be made to any of the above dates. 

Callforentry.org (CaFE) Media Requirements: Before uploading images of artwork to their CaFE profile, artists should review the media preparation instructions provided on the CaFE website. Frames and mats should not be visible in the submitted image(s). 


Important Information For Accepted Artwork: 

Presentation: All artwork must be professionally prepared for hanging and exhibition and all artwork will be handled and hung following professional gallery protocols. Unframed artwork is accepted however artists submitting unframed work assume the inherent risk that the exposed surface may accidentally be damaged during the run of the exhibition. 

Delivery and Return: Accepted artworks must be hand-delivered or shipped to Brand Library & Art Center according to the schedule in this call. Shipped artworks will be returned after the close of the exhibition in the same packaging in which they were received. A prepaid return shipping label (UPS or Fed Ex, not United States Postal Service/USPS) must be included. Additional instructions for shipped artworks will be detailed in acceptance letters. 

Sales: Unless specified not for sale (NFS), all artworks will be offered for sale. If a price is not indicated on the entry form, the piece will be considered NFS. Brand Associates take a 25% commission on sales. Payment to artists will be mailed within three weeks after the close of the exhibition. Prices provided on the entry form are final and may not be changed. 

Catalog: A full-color catalog of the exhibition will be available for purchase and for viewing online. 

Questions? Contact Debra Thompson, Brand 52 Exhibition Chair: debra@associatesofbrand.org


Application Requirements

Requirements: Any artwork on or of paper, including collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and 3-dimensional works. Paper must be a visible component of the artwork. This year we welcome the submission of animated artworks created from drawings or prints. Artwork must arrive ready for installation, including affixed hanging hardware or a method of installing the work safely and securely Images: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3. Applications will include a first-person (‘I’) artist’s statement that will be included in the catalog.


Eligibility Criteria

Participation is open to artists residing in the United States. Entries must be original artwork created between 2020-2024 and not previously exhibited at Brand Library & Art Center. Brand 52 celebrates human creativity and skill, so artworks created using AI will not be accepted. Reproductions of artworks created in a different medium will not be accepted, i.e. a lithograph of your painting or a giclee of your watercolor, for example. 

Any artwork misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. The Brand Associates and Juror reserve the right to decline any artwork deemed unacceptable. No refunds will be given if entries do not meet the requirements or eligibility criteria noted above and will be excluded from the jury pool. Accepted artworks may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition; artwork must be available between June 1 and August 9, 2024. 


Brand Library & Art Center

1601 West Mountain Street

Glendale, CA 91201


Hours:

Tuesday-Thursdays, 11am - 8pm

Fridays & Saturdays, 10am - 5pm

Sunday & Monday, CLOSED


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