Cooperstown Art Association's Annual National Show Registration Form

Artist Information

Show Details and Rules

The Cooperstown Art Association's 84th Annual National Juried Exhibition
On view July 12 - August 16, 2019

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. 

2019 Important Dates and Deadlines
May 15Deadline for entries *All entries will be submitted online
June 1Jurying results sent
Thursday, June 27Delivery of accepted works 11-4pm 
Friday, July 12Preview Party 5-7pm. Awards 6pm.
July 12 through August 16 – 84th National Show on view 
August 17Pick-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:  Christopher Murray

Christopher Murray was born in Troy, NY in 1972, currently residing in nearby Niskayuna.  He received his BS and MS degrees in art education at The College of St. Rose and has taught advanced drawing and painting for 24 years.  Murray is primarily a painter but has included drawing and collage extensively in mixed-media pieces.  Throughout his career, his work has been awarded solo shows and has been included in numerous group exhibitions, several resulting in best in show nods. 

Murray utilizes processes that combine traditional, modern, and contemporary art-making skills, including multi-layered glaze painting techniques, experimental textures, and mark-making, collage, decollage, graffiti, and digital printing.  His artistic goal is to create images that inspire reverie.  Chris’s subject matter mostly depicts forms and processes in nature.  Dualities like order and chaos, light and shadow, control and surrender make up the content of his work.

“In all of my work,” Murray states, “there is a play between deliberation and spontaneity. I naturally desire order, structure, stability, and routine in many areas of my life. But I know that too much control can crystallize into staleness, be robotic, rigid, and even a source of anxiety. Ultimately, I wish to achieve balance and calm and hope my work does the same for my viewers. I’d like them to envision themselves on a path in my mountain paintings, alone and quiet with their thoughts, or stimulating renewed energy from my abstracts, extinguishing the fatigue and disorientation experienced in our world today.”

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.  Please note:  Cooperstown does not have a FedEx drop location, so any packages sent FedEx Ground MUST include a pre-paid label indicating a return (RTN).
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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Entry fee is $20 ($18 for CAA Members) for up to two entries.
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