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National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Open Horizons 2018

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Open Horizons

January 29 – March 30, 2018

County College of Morris (CCM) Art & Design Gallery
214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ 07869

Reception: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6-8pm
(a panel discussion will be held before the reception, 5-6 pm)

Open Horizons can be interpreted in many ways, both literally and figuratively — “open” is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked. The horizon is the line where the earth’s surface and sky appear to meet, but it can also refer to the limit of a person’s experience, perception, outlook or perspective. The exhibition Open Horizons will be of all interpretations.


ELIGIBILITY: This NAWA juried exhibit is only open to regular juried-in NAWA members (it is not open to Associate Members, Student Members or non-members). Submissions are handled through

•    December 3, 2017: Online submission entry deadline. When deadline is reached the competition is automatically closed to submissions in the program.
•    December 12, 2017: Notification of acceptance will be sent via Online Juried Shows and on their website It will also be posted online on NAWA’s Facebook page (  
•    January 18, 2018: HAND DELIVERED work MUST be received at the County College Art & Design Gallery, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ, 07869 between 10AM- 4PM. Look for the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center (Library) (parking information on page 2*).
•    January 16, 2018: All shipped artwork MUST BE sent to NAWA’s art handler, Mike DePompeo, to be received by January 16. Mike DePompeo will deliver it to CCA&D Gallery. Ship to: Mike DePompeo, OPEN HORIZONS, 5-00 First Street, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410. Please include a prepaid, barcoded shipping label and a check for $50 to cover the art handler’s round-trip fee.
•    Thursday, February 1: Reception 6-8PM, with a panel discussion before the reception, from 5-6 pm.
•    Saturday, March 31, 2018: Exhibit taken down. Hand-delivered art is to be picked up 10am-2pm. Shipped art will be returned ASAP (Mike DePompeo will pick the works up from the gallery and handle return shipping. Remember to include paid return shipping label.)

•    Entry fee $40 for 2 entries and $5 for each additional entry (up to maximum of 5).  All fees are nonrefundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.
•    ENTRY IS DONE THROUGH ONLINE JURIED SHOWS: The entry form must be filled out in its entirety, including framed dimensions (enter framed dimensions for both art size and framed size), for 2-D work, or Dimensions and Weight for wall hanging sculpture. Sculpture is accepted with pedestals. Ceiling hung sculpture is not accepted.
•    Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.
•    ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE: Artist receives- 70%, NAWA- 30%. All sales from show must be through NAWA office.
•    Price, title, dimensions of entered work cannot be changed, nor can work be substituted.

•    Maximum size for 2-D wall artwork, including frame: height 72” x width 60”
•    Maximum size for wall hung sculpture: height 60” x width 48” x depth 5” with maximum weight 15 pounds (no exceptions).  12”x12” pedestals are available for sculpture 18”h x 10”w x 10”d maximum. Floor sculpture may be maximum 48”h x 36”w x 36”d.
•    No sawtooth hangers. All works must be wired to gallery standards, able to support weight and must meet professional presentation standards as interpreted by the NAWA Exhibition Committee. NAWA reserves the right to refuse work not professionally presented.
•    Plexiglas is required for all works on paper. Exception: pastels may be framed in glass.
•    Unframed artwork must be finished on all sides.
•    All work must remain on exhibit during the entire show.

•    Do not ship to the CCM Art & Design gallery. All shipping is to be through Mike DePompeo: Mike DePompeo, OPEN HORIZONS, 5-00 First Street, Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410 and MUST arrive at this address by January 16, 2018. To contact Mike DePompeo for delivery, call 201-873-1495, or email: Please include a prepaid, barcoded shipping label and a check for $50 to cover the art handler’s round-trip fee. Shipped work via FedEx or UPS MUST have Prepaid, Bar Coded, Return Shipping Label included (no counter labels). Please mark the name of the exhibition on the outside of the box: OPEN HORIZONS/NAWA
•    Hand delivered artwork is to be brought to on Thursday, January 18, 2018 between 10AM- 4PM. Take to: County College of Morris Art & Design Gallery, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, NJ, 07869; look for the Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center (Library) (parking information below*)
•    Please ship in sturdy reusable cartons with adequate packing materials, but NO PACKING PEANUTS. Artwork shipped with packing peanuts will not be accepted. Tell your shipper “no peanuts.”
•    Include in the shipment:
      1.    Prepaid return shipping label.
      2.    Accepted exhibition artwork with ID label attached.
      3.    One-page resume or artist’s statement, to be loosely attached/ loosely taped to the back of your artwork.


*PARKING AT CCM: All visitors to the CCM campus must obtain a visitor parking pass from the Public Safety Building located at 675 Rt. 10, which is accessible directly from Rt. 10, or via the roadway near lot #7. If attending just the gallery reception, a parking pass is not required.  Gallery visitors can park in any lot except lot #8 and most of lot #5, which are designated for faculty and employees. There are 10 visitor parking spaces located in Lot #6 and several more located in lot #5. The north end of lot #7 is closest to the Sherman H Masten Learning Resource Center (Library) which houses the CCM Art & Design Gallery.  For more information:

The entry application & payment will serve as the entrant’s agreement to all conditions (including the waiver below) set forth in this prospectus. Entries will be disqualified for failure to follow these instructions. National Association of Women Artists, Inc.


My entry into the exhibition entitled, “Open Horizons,” to be held at the County College of Morris Art & Design Gallery, applied through, binds me to the agreement as stated below, and to leave said artwork until the specified removal date on the prospectus.

In consideration of the display of my artwork, I hereby declare I am the owner and creator of the original artwork being submitted by me, both as the artwork’s physical manifestation and the copyright of artwork. I accept full responsibility for any casualty of any kind while in the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) Online Exhibition. I hereby waive any and all claims against the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., and also the County College of Morris, County College of Art & Design Gallery, as well as their employees, officers, directors and committee personnel. Nevertheless, for the purpose of this agreement, I agree that the stated value of the artwork shall be One ($1.00) Dollar, in the event of any loss or damage to the piece of artwork.

I agree to allow an image of my artwork being exhibited to be used without charge for advertising and/or promotion in the furtherance of the Exhibition, and for any purposes including without limitation traditional media, social media, website as well as public relations, prior to and/or after the Exhibition.

My work is available for sale at the price hereinbefore agreed. I agree that if my work is sold during the exhibition, I will pay NAWA a commission of 30%, and I will retain 70% of the selling price.

Point of release clause: the work on exhibition is considered part of the exhibition from point of delivery (either by hand or by mail) and until actual pick up/shipping after close of exhibition. NAWA retains the right of discretion to decide if artworks do not meet the requirements of our show standards, or contain any inflammatory or offensive materials.

I understand that my work may not be hung if it fails to meet professional presentation standards (as determined by the Exhibitions committee), arrives damaged, differs significantly from the jpeg image submitted, is over the depth, width and height limit and (for wall sculpture) is above the weight, depth, width and height limits.

Labels: NAWA is a not-for-profit art organization, will not list anything other than the name of the artists, the title of the work, dimensions, medium and price on the labels.

In the event of a dispute with regard to this Waiver Agreement, we agree that all disputes must be adjudicated in a State Court in the County, City and State of New York (i.e. Manhattan), under the Laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of Law rules.

Note: The use of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc.’s logo, without prior written permission is prohibited. The use of the registered Trademark Seal and the logo of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. for any personal or business use on any documents, postcards, invitations, and other promotional materials and communications is a violation of law.

The letters NAWA may be used by regular juried members (i.e., not Associate or Student).

Upon entering this competition, I agree to the policies of this Waiver.




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On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.
1.  Go to and log in using your email address and password.
2.  Right above where you just logged in, click "Your Artist Profile."  You are now in Your account!
3.  Click the show name and you will see your first image.  The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.
4.  As you will see, it will say either "This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show."  Under that sentence, you can click "Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter."  The letter will then be displayed below.
5.  If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.
6.  While you are in your account on, click "Personal Info" and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date.

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