Brushes to Bridges: Celebrating the 300th Anniversary of St. George’s
Call for Entries
“Brushes to Bridges” is an exhibit extended to artists who know Fredericksburg and St. George’s best, those in our local region. The theme suggests the nature of St. George’s relationship to its wider community. We hope to inspire artists to consider all the ways St. George’s ministers within and without its red front doors. You are asked to create images that reach beyond the church’s architecture, although that may be included, to capture the essence of extravagant welcome extended to all people, no matter the race, creed, or gender expression. Additional ideas include: feeding the flock, community, worship, music, children, the created natural world, and unity. We mean the theme to be open, a springboard for the incredible ingenuity in our midst.
This exhibit is open to artists over 18 years of age, working in all media (Please note size limitations. We cannot accept artwork that is still wet.)
- Joanna Catron, Assistant Director / Curator, Gari Melchers Home and Studio
- Elizabeth W Seaver, LibertyTown Arts Workshop artist and teacher
- Lynette Reed, Artful Dimensions Gallery artist and teacher
Pavilion Gallery, Gari Melchers Home and Studio and the Pavilion Foyer. (Please read carefully the guidelines for framing as the gallery has a particular, secure hanging system.*)
There are three categories of submissions:
- 8” x 10” or smaller (only the work itself is measured here, framing may be larger)
- Larger than 8” x 10”, but not larger than 30” x 30” total size (framing must fit in this size)
- 3D – no larger than 20” x 20” x 20”
You are encouraged to submit your best work in any of the categories, but each artist may submit a maximum of three works. For three-dimensional works, you may send an additional photograph to show detail.
- Submit online here.
- Include an artist statement (maximum of 250 words) that shares the story of your artwork.
- Submit image with 1600 pixels as the maximum size of the largest dimension. Maximum file size is 10 MB. Images must be submitted as jpegs and titled with name of piece, artist’s initials, and size of piece. For example: dancingforjoy_ews_8x10.jpg or dancingforjoy_ews_10x5x7.jpg.
- Make sure your photographs accurately reflect the work you are submitting. The committee has only your image to judge the quality of your work. The committee reserves the right to refuse delivered work that is different from the image submitted.
- Your name, phone number, and mailing address.
- The title, medium, dimensions, and price for each piece submitted.
If you have questions about submissions, contact the selection committee.
*Work MUST HAVE NO HANGING WIRE, JUST D-RINGS on 2D items, placed 3-4 inches down from the top of the frame. For smaller paintings, use your judgment about placement. 3D items must stand alone. Failure to follow these requirements may result in the exclusion of your piece from the exhibit.
St. George’s Church will retain 50% commission on sold artwork.
8/24/21: Submissions due by midnight.
9/13/21: Email notifications of accepted work sent
9/21/21: Deliver artwork in person to Gari Melchers Home and Studio from 8 am to 4 pm, 224 Washington St. Falmouth, VA, 22405. Report to the Visitors’ Center for directions to the Loading Dock area. (Note: Artists will need to fill out a W-9. Bring tax ID number.)
9/24/21 – 9/25/21: Exhibition Dates. The exhibit will culminate with the Church’s 300th Anniversary Gala, 6:30 – 10:30 pm, Saturday, September 25. Purchase of artwork will be the highlight of the Gala event.
9/26/21: Notification of sales will be emailed to artists.
9/27/21: Unsold artwork must be picked up between 8 am to 4 pm at the same location as the drop-off. If you cannot pick up your work, please designate someone else to do so with written communication as there is no place to store work beyond this date.
10/4/21: Checks mailed from St. George’s Church.
Inclusion in the exhibit implies permission from the artist to use the artwork for promotional materials.