Prospectus for CIRCA: Digital Art Exhibit

Eligibility Open to work made with digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process. Examples include digital collage or mixed media work, 3D printed work, digital painting and illustration, etc. 3D and 2D works. At this time we are not able to accept video or sound work. Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant and executed within the last three years and without the supervision of an instructor. Copies of existing artworks or based on copyrighted artworks are not eligible. If selected, work must be sent ready for hanging or display. There is no maximum or minimum size for submitted work, although it should fit through a standard doorway. Pedestals will be provided. Framed works will only be accepted with plexiglass - absolutely no glass. All work must be for sale. Early pick up of accepted artwork is not permitted.


Entry Requirements Artists must enter online. One $25 entry fee covers up to three entries. Entry fees are non-refundable. Each entry must have been completed within the past 3 years. Digital images must be of professional quality in jpeg format, minimum 300 dpi resolution and 1800 pixels on the longest side. File names must include the artist’s last name and the title of the work (i.e. lastname_title.jpg). The NEST reserves the right to refuse a work which has been significantly misrepresented by its entry. 


An exhibition catalog will be generated using selected artwork submission images; therefore, it is imperative that artists adhere to the prospectus guidelines regarding images.


Liability and Responsibility The NEST Arts Factory Gallery will take reasonable precaution in handling accepted artwork. The NEST will only be responsible for artwork while it is in its possession. The NEST Arts Factory Gallery's liability for theft or damage of the artwork shall be limited to 60% of the sale price. Artists are responsible for insuring their work until the moment it arrives at the NEST and from the moment it leaves the NEST when it is shipped back to the artist.


Submission of work shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The acceptance of an entry in the exhibition shall further include permission to photograph work and use images for publicity and educational purposes.



Jurying Work will be selected for the exhibition by the juror on the basis of digital image entries. All selected artists will receive a complimentary full-color copy of the Circa: Digital Art Exhibit catalogue.


Delivery of Accepted Work Shipped work must arrive at the NEST Arts Factory no later than April 2, 2016. Artists are responsible for paying shipping costs, including any insurance, with the carrier of their choice to and from the NEST. Reusable packing materials will be retained by the NEST for return shipping. The NEST Arts Factory Gallery will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing materials or insufficient container when returning artwork as it was originally shipped. Artists must provide a pre-paid shipping label for return of artwork.


Drop off of Accepted Work Accepted works may be dropped off at the NEST Arts Factory on Saturday, April 2 from 1-4 pm.


Sales A commission of 40% will be retained by the NEST Arts Factory Gallery on all sales. A sale price must be indicated for all work. Artists will be paid for works sold within 30 days after the closing date of the exhibition and collection of the sales proceeds.


Publication All selected artists will receive a complimentary full-color copy of the CIRCA: Digital Art Exhibit catalog. The NEST reserves the right to exclude a submitted image from the print catalog if it does not adhere to the image specifications detailed herein.


Entries Due                           3/19

Notification                           3/26

Work Due at the NEST        4/2

Dates of Show                    4/9-5/6

Reception                              4/9

Pick up Date                          5/7

Return Shipment by            5/11

About the Juror

Robbin Zella is the Director and Curator of the Housatonic Museum of Art. From 1998 forward, Ms Zella has organized over 80 exhibitions at the Housatonic Museum of Art that have introduced audiences to works by Ansel Adams, Jenny Holzer, Sol Le Witt, Rembrandt, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, among others.

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