MidWeek Update: Au Naturel 2019 International Juried Exhibition

8.15. 18

Hello again! Last post for today. Found this while posting Saturday’s post from, The Au Naturel 2019 International Juried Exhibition or Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century is on the horizon. It’s going to be a long post so please read carefully the terms of this juried exhibition.

Au Naturel 2019 International Juried Exhibition

Clatsop Community College presents our thirteenth annual international juried exhibition, Au Naturel: the
Nude in the 21st Century, to be held January 24 – March 14, 2019, in the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery.

Submission deadline: entries must be received by Midnight (11:59:59 pm)
Mountain Time, Tuesday, November 7, 2018. (Please note: Online CaFÉ™
Tech support is available weekdays M-F 9 a.m. -5 p.m. MT)
• Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be e-mailed by
Friday, November 30th, 2018.
• Accepted work to arrive at the Royal Nebeker Art Gallery no later than
Friday, January 11, 2019.
• Exhibition dates: January 24 – March 14, 2019.
• Artist Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
with a special pre-opening gathering for the artists at 5:00 p.m.
• Pick-up date for hand-delivered work: Friday, March 15, from 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Shipped work will be returned ASAP with prepaid return label provided by the artist.

Eligibility: Au Naturel is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two-dimensional
drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as
subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade
mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Due to the special focus of this
exhibit, photography is not eligible. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Artwork
created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Submitted artwork must have been
executed in the last five years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Any artwork
reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Please
visit to view the artwork of previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further
information about the exhibit.

Juror: We are pleased to announce that the juror for the 2019 exhibit is Ashley 
Stull Meyers. Ashley is a writer, editor, and curator. She has curated exhibitions
and public programming for a diverse set of arts institutions along the west
coast, including those in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Seattle, WA, and
Portland, OR. She has been in academic residency at the Bemis Center for
Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE) and the Banff Centre (Banff, Alberta). She is
currently Northwest Editor for Art Practical and has contributed writing to
Bomb Magazine, Rhizome, Arts.Black and SFAQ/NYAQ. In 2017 Stull Meyers was named
Director and Curator of The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion at Marylhurst University.

• $1000 in cash prizes
• Up to $2000 in purchase awards
• One artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season
• A select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted

NOTE: Applications are being handled online through CaFÉ™ (Call for Entry)
Applications must be received on CaFÉ™ by
Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, November 7, 2018.
There is no additional fee to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To enter, visit, register a username and password, navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the
list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century. For detailed instructions on using the site, click on
CaFÉ Help ( If this page does not address your needs,
please contact CaFÉ at Monday through Friday, between 8:30am and 5pm Mountain
Time or e-mail or call 503-338-2472.


SIZE/WEIGHT LIMITATIONS: Maximum dimensions: 6 feet x 10 feet and must not weigh more than
50 lbs. uncrated. All accepted artwork must be framed or otherwise professionally presented with
wires or hanging devices (no saw-tooth hangers).
REPRODUCTION OF IMAGES: Entering this competition indicates agreement that images may be
used for publicity. Upon acceptance, all artists must submit a high-resolution image of each accepted
artwork of at least 300 dpi and at least 7” x 9.”
NOTIFICATION: Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be via e-mail. Note: please be sure
to set your e-mail to accept messages from CaFÉ™ to prevent your notification from going into your
Junk Mail or Spam folder.
FEES: There is a non-refundable $40 entry fee for the submission of one to three images, and $5.00
for each additional image beyond the third. The maximum number of images that may be submitted
is 15. Payment may be made online through CaFÉ with a credit card. Alternatively, you may also pay
by check:
Please make check or money order payable to Clatsop Community College
Mail to: Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Royal Nebeker Art
Gallery, Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103.

SHIPPING: All work shipped must be sent in reusable crates or cartons. Accepted artists will be
notified by e-mail with specific shipping instructions. Please be sure to follow shipping instructions
carefully. The gallery will assume no responsibility for any damages incurred during shipping.

Artists are responsible for ALL shipping arrangements and shipping costs. • If the artist does not
make return shipping arrangements or does not pick-up hand-delivered work within 90 days of the
close of the exhibit, the artwork will become the property of the CCC Royal Nebeker Art Gallery.

• The gallery will retain a 35% percent commission on all sales.
• All artwork will be insured for the duration of the exhibit.
• Sales price is determined by the artist; however, the artist may choose to designate artwork as NFS (not for sale).
• Artwork must be available for the duration of the show (January 24 – March 14).
• The gallery reserves the right not to exhibit any artwork that differs significantly from the submitted
image and/or is not properly prepared for installation (artwork framed with glass is only acceptable for
hand-delivered work; if glazing is necessary for framed work that will be shipped, do not use glass—
use plexiglass) or otherwise professionally presented with wires or appropriate hanging devices (no
saw-tooth hangers).
• Work that does not comply with the terms of the prospectus will not be included in the exhibition
and will be returned at the artist’s expense.
• Pick-up date of hand-delivered work: Friday, March 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Shipped work will be returned ASAP using the return shipping label provided by the artist. Artists
must arrange and pay for a pre-paid return shipping label (please note: the United States Post Office
does not issue pre-paid return labels or provide pick-up service, so please use another courier such
as FedEx, UPS, or DHL). Be sure to
include artist’s name, return address, weight of loaded crate and dimensions clearly written on each
box, and please also securely attach a printed image of the artwork on the outside of the box for
visual identification.

DEADLINE: entries must be submitted by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, November 7, 2018.
QUESTIONS? Please refer to the CaFÉ Web site for detailed information about how to prepare digital
images ( or for complete instructions about how to
submit an application ( For technical support, contact CaFÉ at Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 5 pm Mountain Time. For questions
about eligibility and other competition
requirements, contact or call 503-338-2472.
Au Naturel International Juried Exhibition c/o Kristin Shauck, Royal Nebeker Art Gallery,
Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR 97103
Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
International Juried Exhibition • January 24 to March 14, 2019

If your interested just read the above post carefully. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed!


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