A set of Entry Rules and Labels for the WGA Annual Open Community Art Exhibition, are mailed to each member. Additional copies for the community can be picked up at assorted locales around the community, and are presented here.
The exhibit coincides with, and is part of "Woburn's Festival on the Common"
When the November dates are established they will be posted below.
WGA Annual Open Community Art Exhibition, November
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE DATES!
Why don't you send in your application in as soon as you get it!
Application and Fee: Has to be sent to WGA prior to: Thursday, November 17, 2015
Artwork Delivery Date and Times: Friday, November 25, 4:00 to 6:00PM
Location: First Congregational Church, 321 Main St., Woburn Center, rear entrance
Exhibition Times: Saturday, November 26, 3:00-7:00PM
Artwork must be picked up: Sunday, November 27,12:30-1:30PM
The First Congregational church nor the Woburn Guild of Artists is responsible for any artworks brought in to, during, or after the exhibit.
Entries that do not follow all rules will not be accepted! No Exceptions!
Entrants are obligated to follow all rules and regulations for participation in any
WGA Art Exhibition. Below are shown the general rules that must be adhered.
Entrants can be Guild members, non-members, Middle School, or High School students.
Entries must be your original artwork, not copied from another's artwork, and must not have been previously exhibited in a WGA judged Guild exhibition.
Entries are limited to three (3) entries for members, and one (1) entry for non-members.
Member Adults - One (1) Entry. $10 - Two (2) Entries, $13 - Three (3) Entries $15
Member Students - Two (2) entries FREE
Non-Member Adults - One fee of $13 for One (1) entry.
Non-Member Students - One (1) entry FREE
If there are less than Three (3) artists (not artworks) in a Category (see below), their entries will be forwarded into the next appropriate category, deemed and chosen by the exhibit committee, or will be moved into the Mixed Media category.
Entry Deliveries and Pick-ups
Artwork must be delivered and picked-up on the date and times specified above. If your time does not allow you to do either, ask a friend!
Artwork will not be allowed to be removed early.
Any artwork not picked up by the times given, will be charged a $5 per entry, holding fee, paid to the Guild. That fee shall be used toward exhibition expenses.
Exhibitors are totally responsible for their artwork. The Guild does not assume any responsibility or liability for loss, breakage, fire, theft, acts of God, etc
This link provides you with a copy of Exhibition Labels to identify your submitted artwork.
Entry Labels must be filled out completely, legibly, and affixed onto the back of each entry.
Please bookmark the WGA site so it will be easy for you to return!
All entry forms and fees must be received prior to the deadline date shown above.
No entry forms will be accepted after the deadline date.
All flat artwork that is to be judged, must be securely framed and wired.
It is suggested to place screw eyes about 1/3 down the side of the frame, with enough artwork hanger wire so that it is not too tight, or too loose, as to show over the top of the frame when hung.
Sawtooth clips, or other unprofessional hangers will not be accepted.
Students need only to have their artworks matted, or in a protective professional plastic/mylar artwork covering, but may also be framed as above if desired.
Any artwork that is self sufficient and can stand on its own merit, without leaning on something else is acceptable, but however the Exhibits Chair has the final say.
Unframed Gallery Canvases are accepted, but need to be wired!
All artwork and photographs need to be wired unless it can stand appropriately on its own. Concerns are up to the discretion of the WGA Exhibition Chair.
There will be a special area set up for members to display and sell mini-art pieces, card packages, etc.. Please label the items with identification and pricing.
Each sale with MA Sales tax is the responsibility of the artist.
WGA Awards Policy
The Guild hires diversified non-member professional judges for exhibition judging.
Below is shown the WGA awards policy that judges follow when giving the awards.
If the judges feel that they do not deem any notable works in a particular category, it is honored per their discretion. The four ribbons can be given in each category are;
First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Honorable Mention, if so deserved.
Entries and awards per each Category:
10 or more Artists (not artworks)....4 Ribbons
6-9 Artists.......................................3 Ribbons
4-5 Artists.......................................2 Ribbons
3 Artists..........................................1 Ribbon
- Members may sponsor awards in categories they are not competing in.
- One artist, with more than one entry in a category, may only receive one ribbon
in that category.
- Members winning the "Special Amateur" award twice, shall be considered
professional thereafter, in a Woburn Guild of Artists exhibition.
- The Judges shall establish "Best in Show" before awarding any First Place ribbons.
- The Judges may only write a critique on all First Place winners, Student and Amateur
awards, and Best of Show, unless they feel necessary.
1 "Best in Show", by a member
1 "Student" member Special Award
1 "Peoples Choice" Award, awarded by all attendees over the age of 12.
1 "Most Improved" member Award, judged by the Board, if applicable.
1 "Amateur" member Special Award, if applicable.
Other Special Awards may be added to the exhibit such as a "Sponsors Award".