The Lasting Legacy of the War of 1812 Art Exhibition
Call for artists
Artists of all ages from Ohio and Canada are called to create art interpreting the War of
1812 and the long lasting peace between the two countries. The exhibit will be on display at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus from June 3 through Sept. 13. Digital images must be submitted by 5 p.m. on May 5.
Artworks can depict:
The Bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie and its historical ramifications;
The lasting peaceful border between the U.S. and Canada;
The historical ramifications of the Treaty of Ghent between the U.S and Britain;
Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Lake Erie
All these ideas and more provide abundant thematic material for artists working in nearly every medium and style. In this art exhibit let's celebrate the people, the events, the history and the struggles that have created such an unprecedented “Peace Among Nations”.
Details on how to apply are on www.thebeacon.net.
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How to Apply
•Read this document in its entirety.
•Submit digital images of up to two (2) entries (jpeg format).
•One detail shot per entry is allowed.
•Size your digital Images to no more than 1600 pixels on the longest side, and save at 72 dpi – file size per image should be between 250 Kb and 1.0 Mb.
•In the body of the e-mail please provide the artist’s name and contact information (address, e-mail, phone number), title, medium and dimensions of each submission.
•All entries must be original works created by the artist or original works from collectors.
•The exhibit review panel will bar all works altered from the submitted digital images.
•Because this is an exhibit to celebrate the “Peace Among Nations”, and the fact that it is located in a State Office Building, along with the likelihood that families and school groups will view the exhibit, art should be appropriate for this venue.
•The exhibit review panel reserves the right to refuse to display any accepted work for any reason.
•2-D art work accepted for display must be properly wired for hanging please, no “alligator” hangers. Artists submitting 3-D art such as sculptures will need to designate the amount of space required for their art. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (OhioDAS) has a number of enclosed cases available for 3-D art. Artists may need to assist in installing work in these cases.
•Because of the nature of the space, installation art cannot be considered.
•Video artworks will be considered on a case-by-case basis but must be able to be mounted out of traffic areas and not interfere with foot traffic or building maintenance.
•Reasonable care will be exercised by the National Park Service, exhibit coordinators, their agents, and the OhioDAS; however, neither the National Park Service, exhibit coordinators, their agents nor the OhioDAS are liable for loss or damage of work either in its care or during transport. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual artists or individual collectors. The James A. Rhodes State Office Tower maintains a permanent guard force during open hours.
•Submission of an entry through emailing a jpeg image of the art shall constitute agreement on the part of the artist or collectors that said images may be used without restriction by the show coordinators for the purpose of promoting the show (e.g., press releases, posters, internet promotion).
Delivery and Pick Up of Art
All artwork approved by the exhibit review panel for the “Peace Among Nations” exhibit must be delivered on Friday, May 31, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or Saturday, June 1, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., to the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower loading dock. The loading dock is located in the Lynn Alley behind the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower (main entrance at 30 E. Broad St., Columbus). Upon delivering artwork, each artist will be required to sign a form acknowledging the above requirements.
All artwork from Canada must be sent to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial at 93 Delaware Avenue, Put-in-Bay, by May 28. This artwork will be transported by the National Park Service to the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower.
Ohio Artists must pick up their art after the exhibit has ended on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the loading dock between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. We will not be able to store artwork. If someone else will be dropping off or picking up your art, please notify the exhibit coordinators in advance.
All artwork from Canada will be transported back to Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial and then shipped back to each artist by the National Park Service during the week of Sept. 16.
Opening reception is June 6 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.