Piano Nobile Gallery

Piano Nobile Guidelines, Terms and Conditions

GUIDELINES

Artists must submit as a collective with one contact person appointed (The Exhibitor) OR as a solo show.

Each work within the application is judged twice: separately, and how it will work as a complete show.

The Piano Nobile space can comfortably hold between 12 to 24 works of art. Please contact the Curator (curator@manitobaartists.com) for a wall layout and sizing sheet.

Submission Requirements:

1) Completed Application Form (this form), which contains:
> Main Contact Information of Exhibitor
> Bio for each Artist — Max 200 words each
> Name and Statement of Group Show
> List of Artworks — Artist’s Name, Title, Medium, Size and Price (All work must be for sale).
2) Digital Copies of the Art:
> Digital Image of Artworks emailed to the Application Coordinator (submit@manitobaartists.com).

IMPORTANT: Each work must be submitted as a Jpeg/JPG file, Minimum size 600kb, Maximum size 2MB. Each image must use the following naming convention: “artistname_artworkname.jpg” or “artistname-artworkname.jpg” so that the jury can coordinate between images and image listing. Images named incorrectly will be incomplete.

Multiple emails may be sent to the Application Coordinator to submit all the works. Maximum size per email is 10MB.
3) Entry fee of $35 by cheque or paid online through www.manitobaartists.com

If paying by cheque, mail to:

Manitoba Society of Artists
ATTN: Piano Nobile Gallery Submission
120 Eugenie Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2H 0X7

Payable to: The Manitoba Society of Artists

***Please Note: This fee is non-refundable, and goes directly towards MSA Programming and Events***

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Details: The artist/exhibitor is responsible to insure his/her own exhibited work. Manitoba Society of Artists (MSA) and Manitoba Centennial Centre Corporation (MCCC) are not liable for any damage howsoever caused. Reasonable care will be taken in ensuring the safely of accepted artworks. No artwork will be accepted onto MCCC premises without the proper waivers having been signed.

Art must be appropriate for viewers from 5 to senior ages. Images of graphic nudity or violence will not be accepted.

No artwork will be accepted onto MCCC premises without the required waivers having been signed between the Exhibitor and MCCC; and between all exhibiting artists and MSA. Waivers will be emailed to you upon acceptance of a show.
Selection Process: Selection of works will be made by the MSA Jury Panel. The number of pieces accepted for each show will be determined by the Jury Panel and/or the Curator.

Once a selection has been made the exhibitor will be contacted via email if they have been accepted into the show. All forms and mediums of hanging artwork are accepted, but framed works are preferred.
Hanging: All work must be ready to hang with adequate wire on the back. Gallery canvases must have all visible edges presentably finished. Watercolours, drawings and original prints and all other works on paper must be under glass with suitable frame brackets (no gallery clips).

Intake and pickup will be on a Sunday 8AM (date and time may change, the Curator will confirm details in advance). Hanging is on the same day as the intake and pickup.

Transportation of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. The Artist, Exhibitor or their appointee must be present during the hanging to assist.

Labels supplied will be securely attached to the back of the artwork. Display tags will be created by MSA.
Sales: All work must be for sale. Any work sold must remain until the end of the Exhibit. Sales are handled online by MSA through our website: www.manitobaartists.com

A QR code will be printed on each wall label to assist the buyer to purchase art at their convenience online using a credit card via paypal. They can also be directed to the website for purchasing. And finally, sales can also be conducted via cheque by emailing inquiries to: curator@manitobaartists.com

MSA will remit 75% of show sales to the selling artists.

Sold works are picked up from MCCC by the purchaser at 8AM on pick-up day. Purchasers will be contacted by the Curator to confirm details. For alternate arrangements, any risk or cost is borne by the purchaser. Purchasers will require their receipt to indicate proof of purchase before artwork is released.
Storage of Art: Neither MCCC nor MSA have storage space for the artist’s/exhibitor’s work either before or after exhibitions. It is the artists’ responsibility to know the exhibition schedule and to be present at the display at the appointed time to deliver or remove artist/owner work.

The exhibitor agrees to remove artworks from the MCCC building by the time and date advised by the curator and no display may be removed before the end of the exhibit dates. If the exhibitor does not remove works at the specified time, an art storage fee may be charged at the rate of $5/per item per day. If works are stored more than 40 days, the work may be disposed of as the Curator sees fit.
Publicity: Should your application be accepted, Artist Names and Biographies, and Show Title/Statement may be used in MSA or MCCC publicity to promote the Piano Nobile Exhibits.

All artists in the show give permission for an image of their work to be used for publicity purposes of the exhibit. A digital image of the work and artwork info will be present on www.manitobaartists.com as part of the sale of art during the show.

All artists in the show give permission for an image of their work to be used for publicity purposes of the exhibit. A digital image of the work and artwork info will be present on www.manitobaartists.com as part of the sale of art during the show.

Show Schedule 2016–2017
• August 28–October 2 2016: MSA Members (17 artists)
• October 2– December 5 2016: COLOUR Distinctive (Genevie Henderson & Angela
Lillico)
• December 5 2016–January 2017: applications closed.
• February–March 2017: Call for entry is active (jury decision in September)
• April–May:–June 2017: Call for entry is active (jury decision in January)
• June–July–August 2017: Call for entry is active (jury decision in January or April)
• September–October 2017: Call for entry is active (jury decision in April)
• November–December 2017: Call for entry is active (jury decision in April or September)
After your complete application is received, your show will be juried and if need be, carried forward. Please consider this high profile venue for your exhibit calendar.

Submission Form

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