The Dellora A. Norris Cultural Arts Center

Vicinity 2021 Show Requirements

Vicinity Show Overview

  • Vicinity 2021 show dates – Saturday, August 7, through Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • One entry per artist.
  • Vicinity 2021 is a professionally judged show with awards.
  • Work must be original in concept, design and execution (no reproductions).
  • Work must be new to Norris Galleries (not previously exhibited).
  • All work must remain on display for the duration of the Vicinity 2021 show.
  • The non-refundable entry fee is $30, payable by cash or check. Fee is due when work is dropped off on July 30, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., by the artist or designated representative.
  • Artists will be notified by the gallery to confirm whether their work is accepted or declined. Declined work must be picked up by the artist or representative on August 2, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Artist or representative must pick up artist’s work at the conclusion of the show on Sunday, October 24, by appointment only. Details about reserved pick up times will be sent to artists.
  • The Vicinity Exhibit Agreement will be available at The Norris on drop-off date. Information from the completed Exhibit Agreement forms will be used to create wall cards, show catalog and reception name tags.
  • Artwork must be FOR SALE. The Norris retains a standard 30% commission on the sale price to defray our operating expenses. Artists will be notified of the sale of the work, and a check will be issued to the artist within 3 weeks of the closing of the show.
  • Artwork will be available for viewing online for the duration of Vicinity 2021 and through the end of the year. Standard 30% commission applies to all work sold online.
  • Artist must take all packing materials upon dropping off artwork at the galleries – nothing can be stored on site.
  • Artists are encouraged to submit an Artist Statement and/or resume with their artwork on Drop Off day, July 30.
  • Parking at The Norris is free. Artists may park their cars briefly in front of the main entrance doors on Friday, July 30, when dropping off their work, then park in the adjacent lot before continuing to check-in.

2D Work Requirements

  • Work must adhere to the “originality” requirement described in the show Overview.
  • The Norris Galleries use the Walker display system with hanging rods. All 2D work must have hangers and wire securely attached to the back of the work or to the frame.
  • An artist ID label must be attached to the back of the artwork listing the artist’s name, title of artwork, sale price, medium and artist’s phone number.
  • If there are special display requirements (such as showing a diptych or triptych), attach instructions to the back of the work.
  • Work cannot exceed 6 feet wide, 6 feet tall and 50 pounds weight including frame and glass.
  • Open to all media.

3D Work Requirements

  • Work must comply with “originality” requirement described in show Overview.
  • Due to space limitations, all 3D work must adhere to the following size and weight requirements to be able to fit in the gallery display case: maximum height of 24 inches, maximum width of 24 inches, maximum depth of 15 inches, maximum weight of 20 pounds.
  • An artist ID label must be attached to the back, bottom or side of the artwork listing the artist’s name, title of the work, sale price, medium and artist’s phone number.
  • If there are special display requirements for the artwork, attach instructions to the work.
  • Artists entering jewelry or other work that requires special display apparatus must provide their own display materials.

Norris Cultural Arts Center (NCAC) Galleries Disclaimers

  • Information about the show judges and awards will be posted on The Norris website.
  • NCAC reserves the right to refuse to accept artwork for judging or display that does not adhere to the posted artwork preparation and installment requirements.
  • All artwork submitted for Vicinity 2021 must be suitable for viewing by all audiences. NCAC reserves the sole authority to determine eligibility.
  • NCAC reserves the right to photograph exhibited artwork for show catalogs, for display on the NCAC website and social media pages, for publicity and promotion, and for educational purposes.
  • Artists agree to have their works included in the virtual Vicinity 2021 show through the end of 2021.
  • NCAC assumes no responsibility or liability for damaged or stolen artwork while the work is on display, as well as before or after the show. Utmost care is taken in the handling and installation of the artwork. Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork.
  • Artwork not retrieved by the artist or representative at the conclusion of the show becomes property of NCAC after 7 days.
  • NCAC reserves the right accept or decline entries without further explanation.
  • Artists agree to abide by decisions from NCAC and School District 303 related to Covid-19 and the use of facilities during Vicinity 2021. Please check The Norris website before coming to the galleries to make sure the galley dates and times are still current as stated.
  • A show featuring 3D artwork is planned for 2022. Please periodically check The Norris website for more information about Vicinity 2021, the planned 3D show, and other Norris exhibits through Spring 2022.

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