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Call for Entries – Richmond Illustrators Club 5th Annual Juried Show!

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All genre, styles, and mediums of work are acceptable for submission – we just want to see your best work! This is an international show, and submissions from all over the globe are encouraged! Deadline for entries is April 13. Entries are being accepted online at http://richmondillustrators.com/juried-shows/current-show/

We have a fantastic panel of jurors this year, including:
MARTIN GEE – www.cargocollective.com/martingee – Art Director at The Boston Globe
ALICE CHO – www.alicecho.net – Art Director at Wired Magazine
STERLING HUNDLEY – www.sterlinghundley.com – Celebrated illustrator and fine artist, professor at Virginia Commonwealth University
GEORGE PRATT – www.georgepratt.com – Accomplished illustrator and sequential artist, professor at Ringling College of Art and Design
NOAH SCALIN – www.alrdesign.com – Socially conscious designer and author of popular books and the award winning Skull-A-Day project

The show of selected works will hang in the prestigious Ghostprint Gallery [Richmond, VA] in June 2012. The show will have an opening reception during Richmond’s First Friday Gallery Walk, a popular city-wide and monthly event where galleries launch their new exhibitions to large crowds and much excitement. Learn more about Ghostprint at www.ghostprintgallery.com and more about First Friday at www.firstfridaysrichmond.com/index.html.

We have strived to make submissions to this show an affordable opportunity. Your first entry submission costs $30; however, each additional entry is only $5. In addition, for this show only, the gallery will not be taking a commission on sold work, so 100% of the proceeds from work sold goes to the artist.

The Richmond Illustrators Club Juried Shows are locally organized events that draw international attention, while reminding Richmond of its own remarkable presence in the illustration world. The club aims to create a bridge between the disparate network of incredible illustrators nationwide and the rich, ever-growing illustration community locally. With the establishment of The Art Department RVA Pod, the continued strength of the VCU Communication Arts Department and a thriving gallery scene, Richmond is an inspirational place for illustrators and artists of all stripes. Past RIC Juried shows have attracted audiences of thousands and participating artists have seen the benefit through gallery representation, freelance projects, and private commissions. Past jurors have included Anita Kunz, Mark Summers, Marshall Arisman, and Kadir Nelson, among others. This is always a great show that stands out in the Richmond art scene and to be involved in any way is a great thing!

The Richmond Illustrator’s Club is a non-profit organization that provides information and promotion for the advancement of freelance illustrators and the illustration profession. Our members have worked in various aspects of the communication arts field, from editorial illustration to graphic design to fine art. Some of the club’s clients include National Public Radio, Christian Children’s Fund, NASA, Virginia Living Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, Raven Tree Press, The University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. This organization offers an opportunity for local illustrators to learn, encourage, share, and network with one another. The club provides to its members an opportunity to maintain and create contacts within the communication arts community, both in Richmond and with members of other regional illustrators clubs. The Richmond Illustrators Club Club has been in existence more than 25 years and you can learn more about membership at www.richmondillustrators.com.

Please check out our website at www.richmondillustrators.com for more information on eligibility, deadlines, and payment, as well as to view catalogs from previous R.I.C. shows. We would appreciate any help in spreading the word on the show and its current call for entries. Please feel free to pass this information along to students and colleagues, and please contact us at richmond.illustrators@gmail.com with questions. In addition to the website, there is also a facebook event circulating for the call for entries for easy sharing.

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Digital entry form and more info on submissions can be found here:
http://richmondillustrators.com/juried-shows/current-show/

Read more about the Richmond Illustrators Club and past shows at: http://richmondillustrators.com/

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