2016 Big Orbit Members’ Exhibition

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CEPA Gallery is pleased to announce Rachel Adams—associate curator at UB Art Gallery—as the 2016 Big Orbit Members’ Exhibition guest juror. This year’s exhibition will open on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Submissions will be accepted from Monday, January 11 – Saturday January 16, 2016.

Big Orbit’s 2016 Members’ Exhibit features artwork (excluding photography) from some of Western New York’s most talented artists.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2016 Big Orbit Members’ Exhibit
All media excluding photography

January 30–March 5, 2016

All current, new, and renewing CEPA and Big Orbit Members are invited to participate in the upcoming 2016 Big Orbit Members’ Exhibit.

  • Each member may submit one (1) piece of non-photographic art for inclusion in the exhibit
  • All work should be ready to show, labeled with the artist’s name, title, process, date, and sales price
  • Video and film work is acceptable, but please contact us prior to submitting to make arrangements
  • All work should be labeled with the artist’s name, title, process, date, and sales price

Drop off for Member Work is Monday, January 11 – Saturday, January 16 from 9am-5pm, with extended hours on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 until 9pm. All work is due at Big Orbit by Saturday, January 16, 2016 by 5pm.

Select work will be exhibited on CEPA’s website. For artists who wish to have their work sent back to them, returns will only be made via US Postal Service or FedEx. Please provide postage, FedEx account number or a check to cover the amount for the return.

Big Orbit’s 2016 Members’ Exhibit will open Saturday, January 30, 2016 with a reception from 8pm to 11pm.

Submissions:CEPA Gallery 2016 Members’ Exhibit

The 2016 CEPA & Big Orbit Member Exhibit Awards

CEPA will be giving out three awards—two from the CEPA Gallery exhibit and one from the Big Orbit exhibit—recognizing those artists who demonstrate an elevated level of artistic maturity and skill in their work.

The winners will receive a solo exhibit of their work in 2017–2018.

To be considered for an award, artists must submit the following materials along with their Members Exhibit submission:

  • 10 images formatted as JPEG’s and sized to 1500px in the largest dimension labeled Last Name, First, & Image # (ex. Smith_John_01.jpg)
  • An image script that includes Titles, Year, and Physical Dimensions
  • An artist statement
  • An artist resumé

This facet of the Members’ Exhibit is open to all artists as an option, and does not affect regular submissions to the exhibit.


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