Entries accepted for final jury must be delivered to the Galeria on Saturday, September 24 with completed ID labels attached. Work must be mounted and framed in a professional manner (canvases may have finished edges) and properly wired for hanging. Clip-on and poster frames will not be accepted. Artist is responsible for any special hardware and instructions for installation, assistance in placement of floor pieces over 100 lbs., and may be requested to provide a pedestal or display case for small or fragile works.
Participation is open to all artists 18 and older. Works in all media (both 2D & 3D) created and/or completed after January 1, 2010 [recent works] will be accepted for jury providing those works have not been previously exhibited at this competition, previously known as the Richard Kubinski Competition.
A 20% commission is retained by FPA on all sales
made during the exhibition to support the competition. Sale price of art may not change after entry.
Rights & Reproductions
FPA & OLS reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color, black and white or video, all entries accepted for the exhibition regardless of copyright. Photographs and reproductions may be used for educational and publicity purposes only.
Precautions will be exercised for the safety of the artwork. However, neither Friends of Polish Art nor Orchard Lake Schools can assume any risk of handling, or the responsibility of loss, theft, or damage, whatever the cause. Upon intake, please make sure each work is identified with the following information: Name, Title, Media, Price/NFS, and Insurance Value. Condition reports will be made for each work upon arrival. Please note and record the number of parts or pieces per entry. Artists wishing to otherwise insure their work should contact their insurance agents directly.
Submission of a work to the juror constitutes an agreement to comply with all the conditions set forth in this prospectus. The juror may request the title, media and dimensions. Identities of artists are not disclosed. The decision of the juror is final. An artist may only win one award. Award winners will be notified by phone of the juror’s decisions. All accepted work will remain as placed by the installation team and may not be withdrawn before the close of the exhibit. The juror may exercise the right to reject any work that fails to meet eligibility requirements.
An artist may submit up to three entries. There is a non-refundable entry fee:
Artist: $25/3 or $10/entry
College Student (18 yrs. +): $5/entry for up to 3 entries
Entries will be juried by digital image files only.
Submit 1 image for each 2-dimensional work. Submit a maximum of 3 images for each 3-dimensional work.
Entry should include:
- Completed, signed entry form
- Entry fee check or money order payable to Friends of Polish Art
- CD with digital images
- S.A.S.E. or email address to be notified of acceptance status
- Optional one page Resume or Artist Statement.
Mail to: Friends of Polish Art
Fine Arts Competition
626 East Fourth Street, Suite 8
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2802
- Only CDs with digital images will be accepted. Discs will not be returned.
- Label CD with the artist’s name.
- Save images as .JPG files, with a pixel dimension of 800 on the longest side. Please keep files to a maximum of 3MB.
- Image filenames should be formatted as follows: Last Name_First Name_A