Exhibition Guidelines

All art must be the artist’s original work. Acceptable media include: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Collage, Mixed Media, Pastel, Drawing, Hand-pulled Prints, Photography, Etc. and Sculpture of size and weight easily handled by one person. Each show may establish specific size/weight guidelines.

Photography entries must be in the edition of one and can include: Traditional, Digital, and Innovative.

The following are not eligible:  Work accepted in previous VAS juried shows. Work depicting nudes, violence, weapons, drugs or drug-related items. Works unsuitably framed. (Frames must be secure, and gallery-wrapped canvases should be painted on all sides and must have framing wire securely attached.) SAWTOOTH HANGERS are not acceptable hangers for either frames or canvases.

Criteria for Display

Mats must be acid-free board, clean and well cut. Tape used to secure work and backing board also must be acid-free material. Glazing must be glass or Plexiglas and free of cracks and scratches. Entries must be dry and ready for display. Entries consisting of multiple pieces will be considered multiple entries. No piece can be over 2304 square inches (approx. 48X48), including frame. Any oversized art may be accepted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the Show Chair. Sculptor must provide floor pedestal for display if needed.

Bin Pieces

All registered artists may bring original, matted, unframed pieces for sale for the bins. Mats must be clean and well-cut. All bin pieces must be neatly and securely shrink-wrapped in professional clear art bags. Reproductions and giclees, which must be marked as such, may be submitted for bins. Maximum size 22” x 28” (616 sq. in.).  Reproduction pieces in bins cannot be a copy of an original that is hanging at the same time in any VAS location. All bin pieces must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium and price. This information must also be listed on one 3”x5” card per artist and turned in to the person in charge of the exhibition.