The 2000 Grand National
Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show
October 27 through November 5
A CELEBRATION OF WESTERN ART
Western themed painting, sculpture, photography
and digital art including:
Western life, people, livestock, wildlife,
and landscape (historical and contemporary);
Rodeo themes and events;
Equine art including horse show themes
(Hunters, Jumpers, Quarter, Western
and Arabian horses)
Thousands of Dollars in Prizes
Attended by over 80,000 people each year,
the 2000 Grand National offers an exceptional
opportunity to display your work to an audience that
gathers from all over the West. Destined to become
a major annual Western Art event, this show gives
artists unparalleled access to the public.
Jurors of Selection
Ron Pitzer - Owner, Pitzer Gallery of Carmel
Tyson Underwood - Founding Director of
the Sausalito Art Festival and Producer of
the Marin Art Festival
Juror of Awards
The Juror of Awards is to be announced
The exhibit will be staffed by trained sales personnel at all
times. All work will be available for immediate sale and
removal by the buyer, and will be replaced by reserve work
from the same artist.
Artists' Showcase - The Private Gallery
Create your own display in the special Private Gallery
showcasing your commission work. Meet potential clients,
paint on-site to demonstrate your skill, provide visitors with
your business cards and brochures put show staff to work
representing you for commission assignments.
RULES, REGULATIONS AND FINE PRINT
All entries must be recent original works that were not
created under the supervision of an instructor. Each artist
may submit up to (5) entries.
September 15 - Entry/Slide Deadline
October 1 - Notification of Artists
October 16 - Deadline for receipt of exhibition work
October 27 - Judging for awards from original work
October 27 - November 5 - Show Dates
November 6 - 5pm - Deadline to pick up unsold work
(return service available)
Media accepted include: sculpture in any media; painting
in any media; photography; digital graphic art. No
minimum or maximum size.
A non-refunable fee of $40 payable to "Cow Palace" must
accompany your entry form. Please mail entry form, labeled
slides, payment and a SASE for return of non-selected slides
to: Cow Palace, Celebration of Western Art PO Box 34206,
San Francisco, CA 94134-0206. Entry into this competition
constitutes your agreement with provision of this prospectus.
Selection of work for the exhibit will be based on slides
submitted. Slides must be cardboard or standard thickness
plastic mounts. Label with artist's name, title, medium,
dimensions and entry number. Indicate front and top. The
Cow Palace reserves the right to photographically
document any artwork accepted in the show for use in
catalogs or publicity purposes until the end of exhibition.
Notice of the jurors' decision will be mailed to artists within
three weeks of slide deadline.
Artist gives producers exclusive right to sell exhibited work
for the duration of the show. Work provided for exhibit will
not be released to or withdrawn by artist until the end of the
show. Should artist withdraw work before the end of the
show, artist will pay producers a fee of 30% of listed sales
price of piece.
Everyone who makes an entry into the Grand National
Celebration of Western Art will receive two complimentary
tickets to a Grand National Arena Performance.
All accepted work must be appropriately framed, matted
and/or mounted by the exhibitor. For the protection of the
work of other artists, no sawtooths, clamps or protruding
screw eyes. Tape wire ends. Use plexiglass if possible for
media under glass. Snow producers reserve the right to
withhold hanging of any piece. The Cow Palace assumes
total design control of the display. Security is provided in
exhibit area, and area is locked while the exhibit is closed.
All entered work must be for sale. Buyer will purchase work
through the Cow Palace. The Cow Palace will add sales tax
to the price of the work, will report and pay tax to the State
of California, and will pay artist 70% of pre-tax sale price.
Accepted artists will receive a sales instruction card on which
the artist specifies various aspects of sale price and terms,
such as asking price/lowest price, unframed price if piece
is available unframed; discounts, if any, to buyers of more
than one piece by the same artist, etc. Any exhibited work
sold by artist within 60 days from end of show to any buyer
who saw the piece at the show will be subject to the same
arrangement - 30% commission to Cow Palace.
Private Commission Group
Artists, who have one or more pieces accepted, may
participate in the Private Commission Group. Participating
artists will be invited to create an exhibit demonstrating their
commission work, to paint on site and meet exhibit visitors,
and to make cards and brochures available for visitors.
This material will be displayed in a special area designated
The Private Gallery. Exhibit staff will advertise the availability
of artist to execute commission work for clients; make
information about participating group artists available to
visitors; and encourage commission inquiries from visitors.
Producers will notify participating assists of specific
commission opportunities within 24 hours of client contact.
Participation in the Private Commission Group is optional.
Cost is $150. Artists receive 100% of payment by client for
work done for clients as a result of referral through group.
In addition, each Private Commission Group artist will
receive an invitation for two to the VIP Reception on Opening
Night, Friday, October 27th.
Cash awards and rosettes for Best in Show; and for first
through third place in each media category will be awarded.
In addition, a People's Choice award and two Honorable
Mention ribbons in each media will be awarded. Cash
Awards over $600 are subject to state and federal tax laws.
Delivery and Return
Work must be shipped or delivered to the Cow Palace,
Celebration of Western Art, 2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City,
CA 94014 at artist's expense. Work must be received between
October 2 and October 16 between 9:30am-4pm
at the Cow Palace Administration Office. All shipped work
must include return shipping label and prepaid shipping.
Shipping not prepaid by artist will be returned C.O.D.
Unsold work may be picked up immediately after the close of
the exhibit, from 7pm to 9pm, and from 9:30am to
noon the next day. Artist is responsible for insuring work
against shipping damage, and holds the Cow Palace
harmless from any damage to work during shipping.
Artist agrees to read all art-show related material, and to
abide by all terms, conditions and deadlines therein
including return pick-up or shipping arrangements. In
consideration of the Cow Palace allowing the artist's work,
artist: 1) releases the Cow Palace, its directors, agents and
staff from any liability whatsoever resulting from any aspect
of the handling, transporting, shipping, exhibiting, storing
or selling of the work, 2) agrees to give the Cow Palace
exclusive right to sell exhibited work for the duration of the
show, 3) agrees to accept 70% of the total sale price
designated by artist for any sold work, 4) agrees to allow,
without compensation but with acknowledgment,
reproduction of entered pieces in Grand National and Cow
Palace public relations materials, web site and show catalog.
Artist is responsible for insurance. Artist gives show
producers permission to sell his/her exhibits at the price
designated by artist; to collect and pay to taxing authority
any applicable sales taxes and to retain 30% of pre-tax sale
price to cover show expenses. Artist agrees that, should
any exhibited work be sold by artist within 60 days from end
of show to any buyer who saw the piece at the show, artist
will pay 30% of the sale price to show producers.
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