How to Enter
The 24th Annual Art in the County (AITC) show is open to artists who meet both the following conditions:
- Are residents or ratepayers of Prince Edward County
- Are members of the Prince Edward County Arts Council (PECAC)
Please refer to the 2017-18 PECAC membership form for details of the membership categories and payment options available. The PECAC year runs from June 1 to May 31.
Artworks must have been created since Art in the County 2016 and be original, unaided work except where work is a collaboration. All works must be for sale and remain on view for the duration of the show. Artwork will be photographed and the photos may be published as part of AITC promotional material, including on the AITC website.
A maximum of two (2) pieces in any medium may be entered.
- Two-dimensional works must be gallery ready and no larger than 60” x 60” (frame included) and be ready for hanging with wire and eye hooks only
- Sculptures are to be of reasonable size. Artists submitting sculpture are responsible for moving it in and out of the gallery space
The price established for the artwork at submission time remains for the duration of the show. When a work is sold, a 30% commission is deducted from the selling price. The balance will be forwarded to the artist as soon as possible following the show.
The jury will review all submissions and make the final decision on the work to be included in the show.
Although all reasonable care will be taken with works submitted, insurance of the artwork while on show premises is the sole responsibility of the artist. In addition, Prince Edward County Arts Council (PECAC) assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to unclaimed works.
2017 Jury Process and Awards
Jurors’ Choice and Honourable Mention Awards
An independent jury will select artworks and determine awards following an in situ viewing of the works delivered to the gallery above Books & Company.
- The jury will select, without ranking, five Jurors’ Choice Awards and five Honourable Mention awards.
- The jury may request information from the artist’s profile.
- Works that do not meet the conditions for entry will not be adjudicated.
Inclusion in the exhibition is at the sole discretion of the jurors and their decision is final.
In selecting works, the jurors will consider the following criteria:
- Creativity and uniqueness
- Consistency of thought and style
- Technical competence in using chosen media
- Successful handling of elements such as colour, value and composition
- Emotional reaction/interest from viewer
The jurors will ensure the body of works selected represents the depth and diversity of the Prince Edward County artistic community. In selecting works, jurors will consider the display space, taking into account both two- and three-dimensional works.
The jurors will collectively prepare a comment on each of the works selected for Jurors’ and Honourable Mention Awards and prepare, individually or collectively, a summary statement of their impressions of the exhibition.
The jurors will remain on-site until 4:00 pm on Monday, June 19th to offer feedback to artists whose works were not retained for the show.
Otto Rogers Award
Mr. Rogers will select the winner of the Otto Rogers Award from the body of works selected for the show. He will not know the identities of the winners of the Jurors’ Awards and Honourable Mentions. The winner of the Otto Rogers Award will be offered a private studio critique of the winning artwork.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award is based on votes received from visitors and will be awarded on the last day of the show.
Online Registration and Payment of Entry Fee
Art in the County is pleased to announce that it is now possible to apply for the show online. We encourage everyone who can to use this new feature as it is expected to reduce the possibility of errors and streamline the workload of our volunteers as they set up the show.
To enter your work, please complete the online entry form and artist profile, and print your artwork tag(s). Then make your registration payment using PayPal or your major credit card.
In addition to being a resident or ratepayer of Prince Edward County, all entrants to AITC must be a member of the Prince Edward County Arts Council. Please refer to the 2017/18 PECAC membership form at www.pecartscouncil.org/membership for details of the membership categories and payment options available. The PECAC membership year runs from 1 June to 31 May.
Step 1 - Complete the Registration Form. (9 June, 2017 Deadline)
Option 1 – Online
Option 2 – Mail-in
This registration form may be printed, completed and mailed or sent by courier to the following address. Like the online registration form, it must be received by noon on 9 June, 2017.
Art in the County
Prince Edward County Arts Council
289 Main St, PO Box 6180
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Information about submitting the artist profile, attaching the artwork tag and making your registration payment are included in this downloadable registration form.
Step 2 - Complete the online Artist Profile Form
This Artist Profile will be printed and put into a binder for consultation by the jury or visitors.
Step 3 - Print the following artwork tag
Please print the artwork tag, complete it and adhere it to the back of each work submitted. No more than two works may be submitted.
When you are done, go to Step 4 of the Registration Process which is “Paying your entry fee”.
Step 4 - Pay your entry fee (9 June, 2017 Deadline)
One (1) submission, entry fee is $30.00
Two (2) submissions, entry fee is $45.00
Please select the number of submissions you are entering below and then click Pay Now.
Note: Your entry fee is non-refundable.
Important Dates for Artists
Friday, 9 June, 2017 by 12:00 noon
Entry deadline for submitting registration form and payment.
Sunday, 18 June, 2017 between 10 am and 4 pm
Delivery of artwork to Books & Company, 289 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Picton. Delivery through back door only. Don’t forget your artwork tag attached to the back of each piece. If you did not complete the online artist profile, please bring a paper copy at this time. If desired, bring a supply of rack cards and/or business cards for the Artist Table. It is important to note that you must confirm that your information (name, title, medium, selling price) is correct on our records by signing our confirmation sheet. If someone other than yourself delivers your work, this person must be authorized to confirm your information.
Monday, 19 June, 2017
Jury review of artworks submitted in the morning.
Monday, 19 June, 2017 between 2 pm and 4 pm and Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 between 10 am and 1 pm
Pick-up of artworks not selected. On Monday only, it may be possible to have a conversation with a juror about your artwork. Artists will be notified as early as possible of work not selected.
Friday, 23 June, 2017 between 7 pm and 9 pm
Awards will be presented at Opening Night Reception in the Gallery above Books & Company.
Sunday, 9 July, 2017 between 3 pm and 5 pm and Monday 10 July, 2017 between 10 am and noon
Pickup of unsold exhibited works at the end of the show. Art in the County is not responsible for any works not picked up within these time frames. If you are unable to pick up your art in person, please make the necessary arrangements to authorize someone to pick up your art work.
- I’m a member of Prince Edward County Arts Council for 2017-18.
- I’ve completed the Entry Form (online or paper).
- I’ve completed my artist profile (online or paper).
- I’ve paid my registration fee (online or by cheque enclosed with my paper form).
- I’ve printed my artwork tag(s).
- I will bring a supply of rack cards or business cards for the artist table.