The Arts of the Albemarle’s 27th Annual Landmark Competition and Show is currently taking submissions from area artists. This year’s opening reception for the show will happen on Sept. 5, submissions will be taken up through Aug. 29 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., at The Center in downtown Elizabeth City.
Landmark is Arts of the Albemarle’s big annual juried painting competition. It is open to all artists 18 years old and up. Entry fee is $40 for members and $50 for non-members and each artist may display two paintings.
New this year, due to administrative delays, AOA will accept paintings that have previously been displayed in the gallery, but not entered into past Landmark competitions.
Only paintings will be accepted for this competition.
Businesses or individuals who would like to reserve one of the paintings for purchase may commit to a purchase award and will be invited to an exclusive reception on Friday, Sept. 5 at 4:30 p.m.
The competition offers $1,300 in cash prizes.
Competition details are:
• Open to all painters 18 years or older;
• Each artist is allowed two paintings; only paintings will be accepted.
• Work must be original, entirely the work of a single artist and has not been
entered into a prior Landmark competition;
• All work must be for sale and remain on display through Oct.1;
• The AOA gallery will retain a 35 percent commission on all sales;
• Entries must be completed with entry form, entry fee and painting tag attached to the back of eachy painting. Inventory forms and W9s must be completed upon arrival;
• All work must be dry, framed, properly wired and ready for hanging. Gallery wrapped canvas will be accepted;
• Work shall not exceed five feet, excluding frame;
• All fees are non-refundable;
• AOA reserves the right not to display work deemed not in the best interest of the gallery;
• AOA will not be held responsible for loss or damage of any cause;
• All unsold work must be picked up the week of Oct. 6-10. Checks for work sold will be issued no later than Dec. 1.
Dr. Norman F. Goodwin is this year’s juror.
A native of Norfolk, Va., Goodwin attended classes at William Mary College and received his undergraduate degree from Copper Union in New York City. He earned a masters and Ph.D. in studio concentration from Columbia University.
Goodwin operated a gallery in Norfolk for over 20 years and is a retired adjunct professor in fine arts at both Old Dominion and Virginia Weslyean Universities.
He is the past president of the Tidewater Arts Alliance and the founder of D’art Center in downtown Norfolk.
His art can be found in permanent collections at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in Richmond, the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University and corporate and personal collections.
Goodwin is the grandson of American impressionist painter Arthur Clifton Goodwin.