Cooperstown Art Association's National Show Registration

Artist Information

Show Details and Rules

The Cooperstown Art Association's 82nd Annual National Juried Exhibition
On view July 14 - August 18, 2017

The Annual National Juried Art Exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums residing in the United States. The show runs in the July/August time slot and coincides with the peak of Cooperstown's summer tourist season allowing for prime public exposure. Jurors are selected based on their merits and achievements. Past jurors have included notable nationally acclaimed artists, art administrators and art critics. 

2017 Important Dates and Deadlines
May 15Deadline for entries *All entries will be submitted online
June 1Jurying results sent
Friday, June 30Delivery of accepted works 11-4pm 
Friday, July 14Preview Party 5-7pm. Awards 6pm.
July 14 through August 18 – 82nd National Show on view 
August 19Pick-up of hand-delivered works 11-4pm 
September 15Works shipped back

Awards: Possible $3,000 in prizes will be awarded. Numerous specific awards will be selected by the jurors. The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the front cover of the exhibition program.

Jurying: The CAA makes every effort to select renowned, talented and prestigious jurors every year, which include practicing artists, curators, and other arts professionals. Please see the section below for this year’s juror information.
This year's juror:     
LARRY BROWN is a painter who has taught drawing at the Cooper Union School of Art since 1991.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and his Master of  Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona.  Larry Brown received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in 1979.  Larry’s paintings and works on paper are currently based on concerns with relative relationships between science and nature. His most recent work is defined by a geo-political narrative focused on ecological and geological tensions related to the environment and climate.  A recent artist statement reflects on his thinking: “I am a painter who is deeply immersed in the magic of paint and the painting processes. It is my hope that through the combinations of my interest in Science, Nature and Painting, we can come to some understanding of our place in the world.”  He says further that, “his new work represents an attempt to envision a series of circumstances which could be the result(s) of the continuing massive production and release of CO2 through the use of fossil fuels and the unregulated release of methane into the earth’s atmosphere. The catastrophic combination of possibilities are frighteningly profound and will challenge virtually all aspects of life as we know it.”  Larry Brown’s work has been exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art and the Norton Museum of Art. He lives and works in New York City and in Hobart, New York.

Eligibility: Open to U.S. Residents. The CAA seeks excellence in all media and styles. Work previously shown in this gallery is not eligible. Crafts and commercial reproductions in any media are not eligible. All work must be ORIGINAL and completed within the past two years. 
Entry Procedure: Fill out this form and upload artworks. Please note that the CAA reserves the right to photograph & publish accepted work for promotional purposes. Submission of your entry indicates your acceptance of the rules of this show. You may submit to each category, for up to six entries. Fee applies for each category’s submission.
Entry Fees: There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 ($18 for members). This fee entitles the artist to two entries in one category. Sculpture is allowed one additional detail image per entry. You may submit to each of the three categories, for up to six entries. Fee applies for each category's submission.
Entries: All entries are subject to a deadline (see above for all dates). Entries will be online this year and must be 300 dpi JPEGs. JPEG filenames should reflect titles. Please note that any work deemed misrepresented by its photo will be declined.
Notification: Notification of juried results will be emailed (see above for all dates). Accepted artists will be asked to send or deliver actual work.
Sales: All artwork MUST be for sale. The CAA retains a 30% commission on all works sold. Please price your work accordingly. The CAA makes every attempt to pay artists within 30 days of the end of the exhibit.

Delivery: All 2D work must be suitably and securely framed, with wire affixed and ready to hang. Works on paper must be framed under glass or plexiglass. Wall mounted sculpture should include simple instructions for hanging. Work delivered by hand must be picked up by hand. Shipped work must arrive by the delivery date (see above for all dates) and must be packed in a sturdy reusable carton (a StrongBox is an excellent choice). No loose Styrofoam peanuts, please. To reduce risk of damage, pack your work carefully with sufficient packing material on all sides.
Specifications: 2D work shipped entries may not exceed 40 lbs. crated weight. 3D work may not exceed 72" in its greatest dimension. Shipped entries are limited to 200 lbs. crated weight.
Return: All work delivered by hand must also be picked up by hand at the close of the exhibit and shipped works will be sent out within one month (see above for all dates). Shipped work will be returned using U.P.S. COD unless otherwise specified. Please consider a pre-paid UPS bar coded label for ease of return. The CAA will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing materials or insufficient container when returning artwork as it was already shipped.
Liability: The CAA cannot assume responsibility for damage or deterioration incurred before or after the exhibit, or for possible loss in transit. Entries will be handled with the greatest care, however, the CAA assumes no liability for work on its premises.
CAA: The Cooperstown Art Association Galleries are located on two spacious floors at 22 Main Street. We are across the street from the National Baseball Hall of Fame which attracts thousands of tourists each summer. Admission is free and open to the public. Open Daily 11 - 4 pm; Sunday 1- 4pm. Closed Tuesdays Labor Day - Memorial Day. (607) 547-9777 |

Artwork Entry

Entry fee allows artists to submit two artworks within the same category. 

Category of BOTH artworks (must be the same. If you want to submit artworks to two categories, please submit a separate form and entry fee for each category) *
Entry #1



Entry #2



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