Rat Queen Vintage Window Takeover

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Rat Queen Vintage and Mosaic Productions, LLC invite submissions for the 1st Annual Rat Queen Vintage Window Takeover art competition for a window exhibition during the month of May 2019. Artists will create an installation for window space at Rat Queen Vintage. Artwork in the window should be available for sale and the featured artist will also be able to sell artwork in the store.

This competition is open to artists in all mediums. Submit your best concept depicting both rats and vintage, which do not need to be mutually exclusive; the concept/artwork can include any combination of rat and vintage themes. All submissions should include an explanation of its theme and corresponding images.

Winner of the competition will have his/her work displayed in the windows of Rat Queen Vintage for one month and will also display his/her art inside the store for sale. Additionally, the winner will be offered other marketing opportunities through Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage. Depending on the number and quality of submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards will be given. Please see further information below under the Awards section.

Dates and Deadlines

·         Call for Artists Announced: March 1, 2019

·         Deadline for Entries: April 28, 2019

·         Winner will be announced: May 1, 2019

·         Opening of the window: May 4, 2019

Juried Competition Rules

Below are the rules for entering any Mosaic Productions juried competitions. Please read them carefully as you will be required to agree to them, in addition to Mosaic Productions' Terms of Service & Use and Privacy Policy, prior to submitting. If you have any questions about the competition or the application process, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]

Eligibility 

  • All Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage competitions are open to artists worldwide over the age of 18.

  • Entries must follow the competition theme: Rat Queen Vintage Window Takeover. This is an open competition with rats and vintage as the themes - any subject matter or medium is acceptable, including both 2D and 3D, only limitations is that it must fit in the window.

  • Work must be the original creation of the artist and completed within the past 5 years.

  • Digital Art that is a derivative work, created from another original artwork, must be significantly different as to constitute a new original work. Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage reserves the right to request a copy of the original artwork if copyright infringement is suspected.

  • Although nude art is acceptable in Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage competitions, it must be in good taste. Graphic erotic art and art that depicts graphic sexual violence is not acceptable. Entry fees are not refundable.

  • Artwork does not have to be for sale to be entered into the competition.

  • All submissions should include a narrative and images.

Space

·         South window interior dimensions: 141" L x 36" D x 96" H

·         Door opening access to south window 23" W x 80" H. Accessible from inside the store.

·         15" step up (platform) to get into window. (does not encroach on overall height of window or door opening). 

·         Electrical outlets located inside the window

·         Street facing glass measures 92" H x 34.5" W.  A one-inch divider bar starts at 57.5" from floor, to 58.5".

·         Entranceway glass panels: First (closest to sidewalk): 92.5" H x 47.5" W

§  2" W divider bar between panels

§  Middle: 92.5" H x 40.25" W

§  2" W divider bar between panels

§  Third (closest to door): 92.5" H x 45.5" W

·         Local artists are encouraged to come to location to view space, if necessary at

o   10031 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212.

Narrative

  • Narrative should be no longer than 5 pages with drawings and images to help best convey artistic creation.

Images

  • Image should be in JPG format, 72 dpi, highest compression quality of 12.

  • Image should not exceed 3MB.

  • IMAGE LABELING GUIDELINES: Image should be labeled as Title_FirstName_LastName.jpeg (Example: Untitled_John_Smith.jpg). Do not include special characters such as #,!, * or stray spaces in the file name.  Doing so may prevent the file from uploading.

  • Image should be clear and in focus. Please remember that this image represents your work.

  • Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage may crop, or color correct your images in order to enhance the overall presentation and/or for formatting purposes for use on any marketing materials.

Selection and Awards

  • Prize will be awarded to one artist

  • The winner will be the "Featured Artist" on the website for the duration of the exhibition.

  • Depending on the number and quality of all submissions received, Honorable Mention and/or Special Recognition awards may also be given.

  • All winners will be invited to show their artwork in the window of Rat Queen Vintage

  • The exhibition and winning artists will be marketed and promoted extensively through Rat Queen Vintage and Mosaic Productions

Entry Fees

  • A nonrefundable entry fee of $5 for per submission.

  • Artists may enter the competition more than once if they have more than 1 design that they want to be considered.

  • Payment is required through Paypal.com at the time of entry.

  • ENTRY FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. 

Submission Deadline

  • Call for Artists Announced: March 1, 2019

  • Deadline for Entries: April 28, 2019

  • Winner will be announced: May 1, 2019

  • Opening of the window: May 4, 2019

Artist Statement/Bio

It is required that the artist provide a short Bio or Artist Statement (500 Word Limit), written in the third person. This is your opportunity to tell us a little bit about yourself, including your artistic training, inspiration, media choice, any special techniques used or anything that you might like people to know about you and your art. If you have a website, please include your website URL and/or email address. Please note that any bios that exceed the word limit will be edited, if needed. 

Sales

Rat Queen Vintage does engage directly in selling the artwork featured in the window or available in the store. However, all sales through Rat Queen Vintage will be charged a 30% commission.

Email Subscription

By submitting artwork to Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage, the Artists understand and agree that they are “opting in” and will be placed on our email list and will receive future email announcements and email notices from us. If you want to be removed from this email list, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email and we will remove you immediately from all future emails.

Policies

Artists who submit an entry and images to Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage must agree to the terms and conditions of this prospectus. In addition to the criteria mentioned in the previous sections, the following policies apply:

  • Submissions received after the posted deadline will not be considered.

  • Once a submission is made, no image substitutions may be made. Additional entries can be submitted by returning to the website and entering the competition again.

  • All work must remain in the window for the entire duration of the exhibition. No early withdrawals will be permitted.

  • Mosaic Productions or Rat Queen Vintage reserves the right to cancel an exhibition, extend deadlines, or change exhibition dates. In the event of an exhibition cancellation, entry fees that have been paid will be refunded.

  • By submitting work to be considered for the exhibition, artists grant Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce the images of their artwork on our websites, in the marketing of any art competitions including, but not limited to, on the gallery’s social media network outlets. Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage is granted usage of the chosen artwork, for display, marketing and promotional purposes for that art exhibition and for any future Mosaic Productions themed art competitions and exhibitions.

  • The artist agrees that Mosaic Productions and Rat Queen Vintage can maintain an archive of the chosen artwork for posterity as part of a historical site record of past exhibitions.

  • Artists should read the website's Terms of Service & Use page. By entering into any art competition conducted by Mosaic Productions or Rat Queen Vintage, the artist is automatically agreeing to the Terms of Service & Use, Privacy Policy and the Competition Rules.

These rules may be updated from time to time so please be sure to read them before you agree to them.