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Monday, June 22, 2009

Black Artists of DC: “Black” Exhibit Prospectus

Produced by: Black Artists of DC
Sponsors: Black Artists of DC & District of Columbia Arts Center

Location: District of Columbia Arts Center
2438 18th NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Juried Exhibit / Judges: To be announced

Open to all Media

Submission Fee:

BADC Members: $ 30 US dollars for up to 4 images (non-refundable fee)
Non-Members: $ 45 US dollars (non-refundable fee)

Dates of Exhibit: Friday November 20, 2009 – Sunday January 10, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday September 14, 2009

Exhibit Description:

Reach deep into the emotional, theoretical, spiritual, cultural intellectual or physical aspects of blackness. The objective is not the absence of colors; it’s the predominance and use of the color black in your creations.

Relish in the concept and color of black …its elegance, depth, dizzying sensation of infinity. Enfold us in your black experiences. Stretch the definition, claim it, and adorn it. Let us reveal Black, as it has never been seen before.

Notification of Selected Artists: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later then Monday October 5, 2009. Notification will be made by email and/or by phone.

Delivery of work to DCAC Gallery: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Distribution of Invitations: To Be Announced

Opening Reception: Friday November 20, 2009 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Artists Talks/Closing Reception: Sunday January 10, 2010 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Deadline for picking up work: Sunday January 10, 2010 after 7:00 pm-8:00pm
and/or Monday January 11, 2010 12:00-3:00 pm. Any artwork not picked up by Monday
January 11, 2010 will be charged a fee of $30.00 per day thereafter.

Submission Guidelines:

Artists may submit up to 4 digital JPEG images, at 300 DPI. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, 2 images may be submitted for each work. The images must be submitted on a CD, in JPEG format only. No files larger than 1MB. Image files on the CD should be titled as follows: last name first, first name, title and number corresponding to the Submission Form. The same information must also be written on the Submission Form, including the price. Artwork submitted must be no larger than: 2D and 3D – 30"x40". Please do not send originals. CDs will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage is included.


Entry fee can be paid by cash, check or money order payable in US dollars. Please make check or money orders payable to Black Artists of DC.
Please note on check BADC: “Black” Exhibit.

Please send Payment, CD or Photos to:

BADC: Black Artists of DC: “Black” Exhibit

C/O Amber Robles-Gordon
Address: 2321 Good Hope Crt. S.E. Apt. 203
Washington, D.C. 20020
Contact Number: 240-417-4888
Email Address:

Terms: Works in the show do not have to be for sale.
Sales: Sale price are determined by the artist.

Insurance: BADC provides damage and theft insurance for works in the District of Columbia Arts Center gallery through the duration of the exhibit from Friday, November 20, 2009 – Sunday, January 10, 2010.

Frames and Mounting: must be of fine quality, consistent with painting/photographs, with attached wire. For sculpture or three-dimensional, pedestal must be provided by the artist.

Shipping and Handling: The artist is responsible for all costs of shipping and handling of their artwork. We suggest the artist insure their artwork through the shipping company. All shipped artwork must include a return shipping label enclosed in the packaging.

*We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional endeavors to publicize the exhibit.

SUBMISSION FORM The” Black” Exhibit, November 20, 2009 to January 10, 2010
Artist and Contact Info Name:_________________________________________________¬_
Email Address: _______________________________________________________________
Phone: (Day) ___________________________ Phone: (Evening)_______________________

Image # 1 Title: _____________________________________________________________
Medium: ____________________________________________________________________
Framed Dimensions: Width________ Height ________Depth________ Price $_________

Image # 2 Title: _____________________________________________________________
Medium: ____________________________________________________________________
Framed Dimensions: Width________ Height ________Depth________ Price $_________

Image # 3 Title: _____________________________________________________________
Medium: ____________________________________________________________________
Framed Dimensions: Width________ Height ________Depth________ Price $_________

Image # 4 Title: _____________________________________________________________
Medium: ____________________________________________________________________
Framed Dimensions: Width________ Height ________Depth________ Price $_________

[ ] BADC Member [ ] Non-member Fee enclosed $____________________________

Artist's Signature_____________________________________________Date_____________

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