Exhibit

The DownEast Exhibition

What is Downeast?

The DownEast National Juried Sculpture Exhibition is located in Pitt County, North Carolina. The exhibition has two components: a month-long indoor exhibition and a year-long outdoor exhibition. The DownEast outdoor sculpture exhibition is a joint exhibition among Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, ECU Student Activities Board, City of Greenville, Town of Winterville, Town of Farmville, and the Greenville Museum of Art.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 5:00pm until 8:00p.m.

Entries & fees

Each artist may submit up to 3 entries for the total of $20. Additional entries cost $5 per entry with a limit of 6 total. All entries must be submitted digitally and received by Saturday, January 23, 2021. Images of work must be submitted as jpgs. Emerge Gallery will retain a 40% commission (30% for East Carolina University students). If work is not for sale, an insurance value must be given and NFS stated or work will not be insured.


Outdoor Exhibition information

Outdoor Entries Due (digital submission): Saturday, November 21, 2020
Outdoor Exhibition Dates: March 2021 - February 2022

Outdoor Prizes: There will be 13 honorariums awarded of $1,000 each.
Additional prizes include: 1st Place: $1,500, 2nd Place: $750, 3rd Place: $500

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Indoor Exhibition information

Indoor Entries Due (digital submission): Saturday, January 23, 2021
Indoor Exhibition Dates: March 5-25, 2021 (at Emerge Gallery)

Indoor Prizes: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100

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Meet the Juror

Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan’s collaboration as an artist team began in 2001 and has fostered a wide range of innovative site-specific public art commissions and plans. Their Seattle-based studio, Haddad|Drugan LLC, operates at intersections of art, architecture, landscape, and theater, and includes collaborators adept at detail design, computer modeling and drafting, physical modeling, and graphics.

Haddad|Drugan specializes in creating conceptually driven site-specific art that is often integrated into large-scale infrastructure projects. Past and current work includes art for stormwater utilities, transportation projects, museums, libraries, urban plazas and parks. Their award-winning work has been published in Sculpture, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Eco-Structure, Landscape Journal, Land Forum, and other publications.


Indoor Exhibition

 Eligibility
This exhibition is open to all artists ages 18 and up. Any three-dimensional media is eligible. Indoor submissions must fit through a standard sized door. Work must be ready for display. All entries must be submitted digitally. All work must be able to be exhibited for the length of the exhibition, March 5-25, 2021.

Drop-Off & Pick Up
Accepted indoor work must be hand delivered or received by Saturday, February 27, 2021 between 1:00pm – 4:00pm to Emerge Gallery, located at 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858. Shipped work must include a prepaid mailing label for return. If shipped, the work must be received by Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Accepted indoor work must be picked up at the conclusion of the exhibition on Saturday, March 27, 2021, between 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Work left after the exhibition will become the property of Emerge Gallery. Work that is shipped will be sent back starting March 27, 2021.

Prizes:

1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100

Insurance
Emerge Gallery will provide insurance for accepted indoor work from the drop-off dates through the last day of the exhibition. Work will not be insured after March 27, 2021. Work will be insured only for 60 percent of the sales price, a maximum of $5,000. Insurance value must be a realistic value and may be questioned. Proof of similar sales will be requested, if necessary. Consent to reproduce for publicity, catalog, or educational purposes is assumed unless specifically reserved in writing. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions.


Outdoor Exhibition

Eligibility
This exhibition is open to all artists ages 18 and up. All entries must be submitted digitally. Work should be large scale to fit one of the 15 sculpture pads in various locations. Sculpture pads range from 4’x5’ to 10’ round in diameter. Artists must be available to install and uninstall their own work. They may have some help from the entity where the sculpture is placed. Liability insurance may be asked for in the City of Greenville’s location. All work must remain on exhibit from the end of February 2021 through the end of February 2022. Work must be able to be exhibited outdoors and utilize materials that are exterior grade.

Drop-Off & Pick Up
Installation and uninstallation of accepted work will be coordinated by the exhibiting entities. Aid with installation may be offered by the exhibiting entity, but liability and arts insurance will not be covered until after installation and before uninstallation. Contracts for a one-year term will be conducted with each entity and the chosen artists typically for one year from the last week in February 2021 until the last week in February 2022.

Prizes
There will be 17 honorariums awarded of $1000 each.
Additional prizes include: 1st Place: $1,500, 2nd Place: $750, 3rd Place: $500

Insurance
Work will be insured by the presenting entities. Liability insurance is required by the City of Greenville’s site; however, the other sites will be covered by the presenting entity. There are 15 sculpture pads total within Pitt County. Work will be insured only for 60 percent of the sales price and only for the exhibition dates (does not include installation and uninstallation.) Insurance value must be a realistic value and may be questioned. Proof of similar sales will be asked for if necessary. Consent to reproduce for publicity, catalog, or educational purposes is assumed unless specifically reserved in writing. Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions.