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Art Competition - 2017 November

Ray Wetzel
Director and Curator
Gadsden Museum of Art

Juror's Biography
  Ray Wetzel is an independent studio artist turned museum administrator. He received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Jacksonville State University with a concentration in painting. While a student at the university he purposed planned and constructed a student gallery that gives students a chance to learn what goes into hanging a show. Ray has shown in 13 solo exhibitions and has been in 36 group shows.

In 2015 his work was featured in the Show Patterns of Place at the Halsey Gallery in South Carolina. Since then his work led him to the museum world starting off as a gallery coordinator for Jacksonville State and Curating over 76 group and solo exhibitions for various institutions.

Ray is now serving double duty as Director and Curator for the Gadsden Museum of Art in Gadsden. For further information, please visit  gadsdenmuseum.com
  Image provided by Ray Wetzel
© 2017 Ray Wetzel
  Note: To ensure objectivity and fairness artists should not contact the juror. Any questions you may have should be directed to Mark Magistri at info@monthlymasters.org

up to $1,000 cash
Grand Prize: $500
Award of Excellence: $250
Award of Distinction: $250

What would you do with five hundred dollars?

Visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles, mediums, and themes are eligible. 

Note: Artists that have been exhibited or are currently being exhibited by the juror are not eligible. Artists that have worked or are currently working with the juror are not eligible. Employees of the Gadsden Museum of Art are not eligible.

Selection Process
Early entries are encouraged ... Because previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis as submissions are received. 

Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Monthly Masters. Monthly Masters reserves the right to reject a submission (images of work) at any time and for any reason.  

Do not try to guess what the juror might like ... simply submit images of your best work ... the juror has agreed to set aside their personal bias when they select artists.  

The juror will only have access to the images of your work and a document that list a reference number, medium, and dimensions per image. We will change the file names of each of your images (e.g., mm_2017-10_0123.jpg) so that the juror will not have access to your name, gender, ethnicity, or any impermissible criterion or circumstance.  

The juror is interested in viewing images of work from emerging artists from all styles, mediums, and themes. 

18 November 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The 3 prize recipients will be posted on 30 November 2017 under Winners on this website ... so mark your calendar now.
All artists that enter a submission will be notified on 30 November 2017 via email.

Entry Fee
A non-refundable entry fee is required with your submission. There are no additional fees.
4 images for $40 USD, 7 images for $60 USD, 12 images for $90 USD 
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  ..4 images
..$40 USD
  7 images
$60 USD
  12 images
$90 USD
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Entry Form
After you pay your entry fee, copy and paste your Unique Transaction ID (e.g., 2JJ26549JM340074E) or Receipt Number (e.g., 1782-5181-1974-4707) into your Entry Form below ... then complete and submit your Entry Form.
  We look forward to viewing images of your work. 

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