39th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show

September 22 to October 24, 2019

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 38th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show.

Juror: Meredith A. Brown is a Curatorial Research Associate in the Department of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she organizes contemporary art exhibitions. She has been at the Met for 6 years and her most recent exhibits include Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory (2019), Home Is a Foreign Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context (2019). She holds a PhD and MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and a BA from Stanford.

Categories: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking

-Original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited previously in the Faber Birren Show. Electronic media, performance art, and installations will NOT be accepted.
-All entries must be submitted electronically.

-File format: JPEG only
-File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
-File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
-File size: 5 MB maximum
JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:
YourLastName_Title_Dimensions Example: Smith_Early Spring_12x16.jpg
Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal.

-Dimensions not to exceed 60 inches high x 48 inches wide including frame. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Three dimensional pieces must not exceed 60 pounds and 60 inches high, 40 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Work exceeding these dimensions will not be displayed due to space restrictions.

-A non-refundable fee of $35.00 first piece entry and $20.00 for each additional entry. Unlimited entries are permitted. Multiple entries from the same artist must be submitted at the same time to take advantage of the lower additional entry fee. Entry fees must be paid to Stamford Art Association through the entry form's Paypal link, which accepts credit cards. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs.
-Your entry will not be valid until payment is received.

Over $2500 in awards

-The gallery will take 25% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked 'N.F.S.'
No 'P.O.R.' (price on request) sales.

-Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO SUBSTITUTIONS of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Artist Acceptance will be posted here the week of August 12.

Instructions for Accepted Entrants:
Accepted work that needs to be shipped must be delivered to the shipping agent Fine Art Security Transport (F.A.S.T.), 55 John Downey Drive, New Britain, Connecticut 06051 800-573-1070, by Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019. The artwork cannot be shipped directly to SAA. Handling fees ($55 per artist, check made out to SAA) and all shipping information and return shipping postage must be included with the artwork. Artists must prepay shipping to and from shipping agent and include return shipping information with artwork. Accepted works may be hand-delivered only on Friday, September 6, 2019 (Noon – 3 pm) and Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Noon – 3 pm) Stamford Art Association 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901

Terms of Entry for Entrants:
The Stamford Art Association (SAA) will not be responsible for loss or damage of any kind for any entry submitted. The SAA will exercise care in handling all entries. Each artist must carry their own insurance for shipping and handling during the Faber Birren exhibition. Submitting work to this exhibit implies agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth above. The SAA may rescind the right of hanging or displaying any work misrepresented or unsuitably presented.

Sunday July 21, 2019      Entry deadline for the SAA * 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901
Week of Aug.4                 Entries to Juror
Week of Aug. 12              Notify acceptances on Entrythingy's website
Tues. Sept. 3                    Deadline for delivery to agent for shipped artwork.
Thurs. Sept. 5                   Deadline for delivery by agent to: SAA *
Sept 6 & 7                         Hand-delivered work to:SAA * Fri. and Sat. Noon – 3 pm
Week of Sept. 9               Juror to judge awards
Sun. Sept. 22                    Opening Reception 4-6pm
Thurs. Oct. 24                   Closing 3pm

Oct. 25 & 26                      Pick up hand-delivered work at the: SAA * Fri. and Sat. Noon – 3 pm

                                          Shipped work will be picked up by agent.