ShardWorx ART CHALLENGE at The Shard Shop
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CALL FOR ARTISTS:

The Shard Shop is thrilled to launch it’s quarterly ShardWorx Art Challenge!  The Shop’s mission is to “Inspire Creativity with Glass,” and there’s nothing better than a little competition to get us going!  Since our first shop opened its doors in 2015, we have sparked new careers, inspired thousands of creatives, and created a platform for a new way of making art with glass! 

Artists in the community are invited to submit their work for the upcoming ShardWorx Art Challenge: “I Can See Clearly Now…”  This event will highlight our local artistic talent and provide an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to reach a wider audience.  Cash awards will be given for First, Second and Third place winners in four age categories: Adult (18+), Teen (13-17) Youth (9-12) and Child (5-8).  There is a $30 entry fee, which covers the submission of up to two pieces of artwork. All work submitted must meet the following criteria:

Criteria for “I Can See Clearly Now…”:

Work must involve the use of glass on canvas or board with resin and must include eye glasses in the element of the design.

The dimension of the piece may not exceed 36 inches in any direction.  The piece must be ready for hanging or presentation with strong hooks and/or wire.  NO sawtooth hangers. No sculpture and no installations are accepted. Artwork must be original and must have been executed within the last two years.  Work previously submitted in any ShardWorx Art challenge may not be resubmitted. Maximum entry is two (2) pieces.

Applicants must also provide a brief Artist’s Statement along with their entry.

If work is not for sale, mark NFS.  If work is for sale, artist’s contact information should be evident on Artist’s Bio so potential buyers can connect with the artist.  The Shard Shop will not receive commission on any work sold during the event, however, all art must remain on display during the entire event.

Images of entered work may be used for PR purposes.

DELIVER ART:
Artwork, entry fees and Artist Application must be hand delivered to the following address:

The Shard Shop
34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy #114
Destin FL 32541
850.842.4440

TIMELINE:

  • Thurs Feb. 27-Sat. Feb. 29, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m.: Art drop off.
  • Wed. March 4, to Sat. May 2 2020: All entries will be displayed at The Shard Shop in Destin FL.  
  • Sunday March 1: Winners will be announced during the Opening Reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
  • Sun and Monday May 3-4, 2020 noon to 4 p.m.: All artwork must be picked up  If you cannot pick up art at that time, it is your responsibility to make arrangements for someone else to pick up your art for you.  

PRIZES:

Adult Category:
Grand Prize: $500
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150 

Teen Category:
1st Prize: $150
2nd Place: $100
3rd Place: $75

Youth Category:
1st Prize: $75
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $50

Child Category:
1st Prize: $50
2nd Place: $20
3rd Place: $20

Click here to register.