SWAN Days Art Show & Sale Details

  Call For Entries

UPDATE 3.13.19~LAST CALL FOR ART~REGISTER BY MARCH 16th.
Seeking Ready-to-Hang/Display Works by Local Women Artists and Youth (age 5-18) Working in all genres
NO ENTRY FEE FOR WORKS SUBMITTED
“FOR DISPLAY/SALE ONLY”
(FREE entries are excluded from the voting/awards process.) FINAL DEADLINE MARCH 16th 2019
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You told us. We listened.
As we worked through the entry process for works eligible to receive cash awards, it was brought to my attention that others would like an opportunity to simply show the work.
This is that. Thanks to the abundance of space provided for us at David A. Howe Public Library; we will have a designated space for works that are intended for display/sale only. Though these works will not be considered in the voting process, they will be visibly displayed to all visitors. 


YOU BRING IT. YOU HANG IT.
Register by March 16th and bring your work in to hang/display at the library between 10 and 2 on March 23rd. To ensure proper labeling and adequate space, we Thank You in advance for pre-registration BEFORE bringing any work to the library.
USE THE SAME ENTRY FORM (attached)
Simply make a note that your entry is for display/sale only. Contact SheilaLynnK Art Studio if you have any questions or concerns. 

ORIGINAL POST (1.25.19)

Women Artists and Youth (age 5-18) from Allegany County NY and surrounding Areas are invited to Join the 12th International SWAN Day Celebrations! 

 Now accepting entry forms and fees for works in the Following Media: Illustration, Drawing & Painting, Fabric Arts, Wood Works, Mixed-media, and Up-cycled Art. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED ~ Entry Forms and Fees must be submitted to SheilaLynnK Art Studio by March 10th 2019

....FINAL DEADLINE MARCH 16th 2019 (change added 3.13.19) 

FEE $10 Per Entry This non-refundable fee is applied to the cost of SWAN Days Allegany County, NY  events, activities, and programs to support local women artists. 

 DO NOT SEND OR BRING YOUR ART WORK TO THE STUDIO. 

To Pre-Register complete the attached entry form and email, mail, or hand-deliver it to the studio with your payment.  SheilaLynnK Art Studio will be open March 8th from 3-7pm for pre-registration.  

Pre-registration extended to March 15th. Contact the studio if you would like to schedule an appointment to bring in your entry form and payment. 

After you pre-register

Bring your Ready-to-Display/Hang Art Works to the David A. Howe Library Exhibition Room  March 23rd 10am – 2pm 

Based on the information you provide on the attached entry form, at this time you will receive your pre-printed label(s) to post with your art work when you display/hang it in the designated location. 

(Location TBD by Library Staff and SWAN Days Volunteers)

*This is a family friendly event, please submit works appropriate for public consumption.

The exhibit will be free and open to the public March 25th – March 30th during regular library hours.

HOW ARE AWARDS DETERMINED?

Winners are determined by visitors’ votes. Voting will take place at the library 

March 28th 4-7:30pm. Light Refreshments provided. 

Each visitor wishing to vote will sign in at the door to receive ONE ballot. 

Winners will be selected based on the number of votes received for each award category.

AWARD Categories 

“BEST IN SHOW (Adult)” $100, 

“Best Craftsmanship & Presentation” $45,

 “Most Unique” $40, 

Favorite Teen(14-17) Entry” $25, 

“Favorite PreTEEN(Ages 10-13) Entry”$25,

“Favorite Youth Entry (ages 5-9)” $25

"Favorite Entry Featuring a swan" $20 

Winners TBA at the SWAN Day Party 

March 30th Noon – 3pm 

at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsville, NY 

~RSVP to the SWAN Party on your entry form. 

About The SWAN Day Party 

This is a free event to celebrate our local women artists and those keeping the arts accessible to all members of our rural community. Attendees are asked to bring a dish-to-pass. Those wearing or bringing a swan (No live animals please.) will be entered for a chance to win a fun door prize. A table will be available to present your artsy news and biz cards. Winners not present will be notified via the contact information provided on their entry form.

WHAT IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO BUY MY WORK?

In your absence, after all votes are in; potential buyers will be advised to contact the artists at the phone number and/or email address provided on the entry form to make a purchase. 

Purchased Artwork may be picked up after the show closes.

 Please pick-up your remaining art work by 8pm April 1, 2019.  

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is an annual international celebration of women’s creativity and gender parity activism, which was co-founded by Martha Richards of WomenArts and Jan Lisa Huttner of FF2 Media in 2008. WomenArts led SWAN Day from 2008-2018 and selected Statera Foundation to lead SWAN Day starting in 2019.  SWAN Day is a grassroots effort that is being coordinated by Statera Foundation and WomenArts through Statera Arts Website

 Celebrated locally since 2014, in partnership with Belfast Organization for Artists to shine a light on our local Women Artists as a Creative resource; SWAN Days Allegany County NY has been held in honor of the many creative people working hard to keep the arts accessible to all members of our rural community. 

Find out more about International Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) Day at StateraArts.org 

The SWAN Days Allegany County, NY Art Show and Sale is made possible by our patrons and sponsors. Thank you! 

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