The Carriage Barn Arts Center, home to the New Canaan Society for the Arts, is partnering with LiveGirl and Hadley Pollet to host Pouvoir de Femme (“Woman of Power”) on Saturday, May 12. This event will feature a fashion, art and performing arts showcase to benefit LiveGirl, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides leadership development and girl empowerment in Connecticut. Submissions by local and regional artists are invited in all media that represent ”the powerful essence of being a femme.” Selected works will be featured and available for sale at the May 12 event, and may be used for event promotion (PR, advertising, invitations, posters, email campaigns, event program). Selected artists and works will also be showcased through an online gallery on carriagebarn.org, goLiveGirl.com and hadleypollet.com. Participating artists are invited and encouraged to attend the May 12 event.CO-HOSTS:LiveGirl is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower girls through year-round leadership development and mentorship, building social emotional intelligence and self-esteem. LiveGirl helps young women, especially those who need us most, realize their full potential and equips them to have a positive impact on the world. LiveGirl has partnerships with public schools, youth organizations, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Connecticut.Hadley Pollet is a high end women’s lifestyle brand that sells in specialty retailers around the world. The brand is focused solely on creating purity of power for women + girls worldwide by enabling self expression for women + girls as well as through economic empowerment programs for female owned factories and artisans worldwide.
IMPORTANT DATES:Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018Notification (by email): Wednesday, April 18, 2018Delivery: Thursday, May 10 & Friday, May 11 between 10am-3pmEvent: Saturday, May 12 from 4:30-6pm
SUBMISSION FEES:Submission fees directly support our operations. Become a member today for reduced entry fees!members/students: $10 for up to 3 entries.non-members: $20 for up to 3 entries.
SPECIFICATIONS:Work delivered to the gallery must be installation-ready. All two-dimensional works and wall sculptures must be wired or cleated with a beveled edge on the cleat for hanging. Works will be displayed on easels or walls using the Walker hanging system (nails and screws are not drilled into the walls). Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames are not acceptable along with scratched glass or plexi-glass, poorly constructed frames and poorly cut mats. Sculpture must be presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium. All sculpture must be delivered fully assembled and presented in a permanent, non-fragile medium.
SALES:For any works sold, artists receive 50% of the sale price and 50% will benefit LiveGirl and the Carriage Barn Arts Center.
LIABILITY AND INSURANCE:While all care will be taken while art is being exhibited in any NCSA sponsored exhibition, NCSA assumes no responsibility for any damage to the artwork during delivery, installation, and de-installation including, by way of example but not limitation, normal wear and tear, such as minor nicks to frames or scratches to Plexiglas. NCSA will not be liable for work not claimed after specified pick-up dates and times.As a condition for exhibiting work in any NCSA exhibition, the exhibiting artist acknowledges by executing this agreement that NCSA assumes no responsibility for theft or other catastrophic loss beyond the applicable limits of NCSA’s insurance coverage. Except to the extent set forth in a separate written agreement signed by both the Exhibitor and NCSA, and subject to applicable deductions, insurance coverage cannot exceed 50% of the market value of any particular item, with the understanding that the exhibitor’s requested price may not be determinative with regard to market value for insurance purposes.
Image Usage Rights:Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Carriage Barn Arts Center the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks with artist credit.images clockwise from top left by: Eugenie Diserio, Dutch Doscher, Jessica Soininen-Eddis, Jessica Dantas, Ashley Dunam, Allison Meyler, Steve Lindner, Jessica Stein, Ann Franzen, Eden Neleman.