Competition Details

EXHIBITION LOCATION AND DATES: Biola University Library, La Mirada, CA, January 8, 2018 – May 7, 2018

JURORS:
Jonathan Puls (Associate Professor of Art, Interim Dean, Fine Arts and Communication, Biola University)
Melanie Edmunds (Art Consultant and Gallery Partnerships at Artsy)
Nery Gabriel Lemus (Artist and Curator)
Maria Fee (Artist, Art and Theology scholar at Brehm Center, Fuller Seminary)
Bryan Chung (Artist, photographer and designer of Alabaster)
Henry Lucey-Lee (Director of Arts Ministry, Intervarsity Fellowship)

JURYING PROCESS & AWARDS:
The Others Imagining Initiative (OII), together with the jury, will select the finalists for the competition from the images submitted. These artworks will need to be delivered to be shown in the exhibition and thus be eligible for the prize. Cash awards will be given for First Place, as awarded by the jurors, and the People’s Choice award, as voted on by a cross-section of the public. Any works which upon arrival do not meet the expectations set by submitted sample images, as well as in good condition and suitably prepared for hanging or installation, may be withheld from the exhibition at jurors’ discretion.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Entries should illustrate one biblical text (which could include portraits, narrative scenes, or other hybrid forms). There is no restriction regarding the theme, but the characters depicted should be identifiable as people of color. Artwork should be 2D and the size of the work should not exceed maximum 40” on any dimension or be less than 8”.

Applicants are also required to submit a brief summary of the biblical story portrayed, maximum 100 words in English. A summary is important to help the jury understand submitted illustrations based on a flow of story. The summary itself does not factor in the jury selection process.

There is no entry fee.
Online submission will be open until October 2, 2017.

Initial submissions must be digital images of original illustrations as entries. Each illustration is a separate entry; applicant may upload up to 3 images per entry (e.g. detail or installation shots). The size of each image may differ as long as the total sum is less than 20MB. However, each work should be at least 1024 pixels.

Up to three entries are allowed per applicant.

Images and entry form must be submitted via the entry form link here.

ELIGIBILITY:
ALL ARTISTS MUST BE CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR RECENTLY GRADUATED WITHIN 2 YEARS.

All two-dimensional media is eligible, including but not limited to: painting, photography, drawing, mixed-media. Preference is given to illustrations. Dimensions should not exceed maximum 40” and be larger than minimum 8” on any dimension.

NOTE:This exhibit will be installed in the public space of the Biola University Library. Accordingly, there are practical limitations to what may be installed and or exhibited, both in terms of physical limitations and regarding content suitable for such a public space with multiple use. We are open to considering a wide range of works in both form and content, but certain works may be deemed ineligible for consideration at the joint discretion of the Biola University Library and the Art Department.

IMAGE GUIDELINES:
ALL IMAGES MUST CONFORM TO THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS.

Images should be submitted in JPG or JPEG format and submitted via the online entry form.

Please name files accordingly: “FirstLast_1.jpg”–firstname, lastname, underscore, entrynumber. Entry numbers for images should match the entry numbers on your entry form. (Any secondary detail images can be labeled “FirstLast_1a.jpg”, “FirstLast_1b.jpg”, etc.)

Failure to meet digital submission requirements may prevent works from being considered.
NOTIFICATION PROCESS:
Notification of selected and non-selected work will be sent VIA E-MAIL to the e-mail address indicated on the attached entry form.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR SELECTED ARTISTS:

PRESENTATION:
Selected, original works must be delivered to Biola University framed, matted, or mounted, ready for hanging or installation. Biola will not provide frames or finishing services. The artist is responsible for providing all special or unique display props; special installation instructions must be approved in advance. Works cannot be removed prior to the close of the exhibition.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK:
It is the artist’s responsibility to arrange for delivery of the artwork to Biola University, La Mirada, CA, on or before Monday, November 13, 2017.
Specific drop off times must be arranged in advance with the University Curator. Information about preferred times for delivery will be included in the acceptance notification email.

Any artwork shipped to Biola must be received on or before Monday, November 13, 2017 and should be packaged in a reusable container suitable for the return of work. Shipped artwork must be accompanied by a pre-paid return shipping label. All shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Biola University will not be held responsible for artwork that is damaged during delivery.

LOAN AGREEMENTS:
Loan agreement forms will be e-mailed to all selected artists after notification of acceptance. Completed and signed loan agreement forms must be submitted by the time of artwork delivery. Artwork will not be eligible for exhibition unless the loan agreement has been completed in their entirety by the time of artwork delivery.

RETURN OF ARTWORK:
Exhibited work will be available for pick-up by appointment with the University Curator. Shipped works may be returned prepaid by the artist.

LIMITED LIABILITY:
Every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure protection and careful handling of your artwork. Biola University assumes no insurance liability for damage, theft or other loss occurring during delivery or pickup/return of artwork – insurance coverage for this exhibition applies only to the duration of the exhibition.

SALES:
Biola University does not advertise artwork prices, mediate sales, or receive any commission on the sale of artwork in this exhibition. Any and all purchase inquiries will be routed directly to the artist who may personally facilitate any sales. However, it is always required to include a price on loan agreement documents for insurance purposes, even if work is not for sale.

IMAGE USE:
Biola University and OII reserve the right to photograph and reproduce images of work included in this exhibition for use in promotional material.

Email any questions to info@othersimagining.org.