! DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR MUSICAL SUBMISSIONS !
! SEPTEMBER 10th, 2014 / 11:59 PM !

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September 18 – 20, 2014

NHF’s 66th Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.

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Why is the extended deadline only for music?
Music files don’t need to be shipped!

The upload form will only accept .mp3 and .m4a files until the final deadline.

We apologize but we can no longer accept any visual artworks due to shipping & coordinating constraints. Big thanks and congrats to the over 60 (!!) folks who sent in their work!

FOLX is excited to officially announce the opportunity to exhibit your creativity during the National Hemophilia Foundation’s 66th Annual Meeting! Blood Work, the first gallery exhibition to celebrate creative individuals from the bleeding disorders community, will present original works of art and music across several mediums / genres of expression.

Call For Art:

We invite anyone with ties to the bleeding disorder community to participate in the exhibition using the online form below to submit their work.

Please take a few moments to carefully read the Terms of Entry. Also, learn more about FOLX’s mission, the jurying process and all submission requirements. If there are any questions about FOLX / Blood Work  or if you’re experiencing any technical issues using this website to submit, please contact Justin Levesque (j@folxfolx.org).

MUSIC:

FOLX has joined forces with bleeder music aficionados Blood Vibrations to bring their recent compilations of music from the community to the exhibition. We couldn’t be more excited to have this opportunity. FOLX will construct an interactive exhibition experience that viewers can browse through, listen to full-length music tracks and learn more about both the musicians and Blood Vibrations. In their honor and out of respect for the great work they’ve already accomplished in music, FOLX is calling this experience the Blood Vibrations Listening Center. Please note: Musical submissions do not need to have previously participated in a Blood Vibrations project and should submit their entry using the form below. But we highly encourage you consider including your work in a future Blood Vibrations compilation.

Our Mission

FOLX aims to promote the inclusion, visibility and empowerment of people from diverse backgrounds within the bleeding disorders community. We find the manifestation most suited to address these concepts can be found in the many tributaries of creative expression. FOLX wishes to support additional versions of success from arts & music to activism & ingenuity. This recognition is important in remaining diligently inclusive of diverse approaches to living with a bleeding disorder. FOLX is run by Justin Levesque (Advocacy Director) and Philip Smith (Education Director).

What is a Juried Exhibition?

For our purposes, juried simply means that all submissions will be reviewed by a three person panel to ensure the content of all works on display meet a pre-determined criteria. Juried exhibitions are a long standing tradition in the creative world and part of the experience we’re presenting is a chance to participate in that process.

The criteria is as follows:

1) NHF’s Annual Meeting is a community event. Therefore, subject matter must be appropriate for all ages. Entries containing profanity, violence or nudity will not be accepted. Decisions regarding subject matter are at the sole discretion of the jury and cannot be appealed.

2) This is a BIG opportunity to showcase creativity in the bleeding disorders community. However, there is a LIMITED amount of space available to properly hang the exhibition. You have to start somewhere, right? In lieu of sacrificing a thoughtful visual cadence, jurors with consider how well each entry relates to the other submissions. This is how exhibition curators consciously create conversations between artworks. At the point when available space is exhausted, this process will finish.

3) Lastly, the jury will take an active approach to select works that include a diverse representation of voices from the entire community.

But do not worry:

All submissions will be exhibited in an online digital archive as participants in this inaugural event. Further, any entries not in the physical exhibition will be immediately considered for The Art Stars Trading Card Series: Volume 3.

Blood Work’s 2014 Jury Panel is as follows:

Ayana Woods, MPH National Hemophilia Foundation Director of Education

Kate E. McMahon, PhD Candidate, Howard University

Justin Levesque, BFA FOLX Founding Director / Working Artist

Terms of Entry / Requirements

LOCATION

Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel / Park Tower  / Washington, D.C.

National Hemophilia Foundation’s 66th Annual Meeting

ELIGIBILITY

Open to anyone within the bleeding disorders community. You do not need to attend the Annual Meeting to participate. Entries must be original work.

ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS

Entries will be accepted exclusively through http://folxfolx.org/bloodwork. Scroll down to locate the online submission form. When filling out your information for the exhibition, please be sure all information and spelling is correct. All information entered by the artist will be used “as is” throughout the entire event. Entry form must be completely and accurately filled out providing all requested information regarding the entry and the creator. No changes can be made after the entry deadline, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 26th, 2014.  If you experience any issues with the online form, please email Justin Levesque (j@folxfolx.org).

UPLOADED FILE REQUIREMENTS

1. At least 300 DPI

2. These images will be used online and in print. Please submit largest size possible for high quality. 3. Accepted File Formats: .jpg .png .pdf .tif .tiff .mp3

4. File Name Structure: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE_01, LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE_02,

5. Note: You can upload more than one image by clicking the blue upload button again. Please feel free to submit up to three image options per entry. If you have more than one artwork to submit, you do not need to fill the form out again as long as the correct File Name Structure has been followed for the individual artwork files.

SPECIAL NOTE:

If you are a musician / recording artist, please submit an image you would like to use as an “Album Cover” in addition to the audio file. Accepted audio works will receive direct communication from Justin with specific instructions.

MEDIA / SIZE

Open to all media except sculpture, ceramics or installation. When it comes to creative expression, it’s encouraged to think outside the box! From macramé plant hangers to traditional landscape photography to fusible bead designs, we really want to show it all! Maximum height is 44″. Please try to include specific dimensions with your entry.

Due to the nature of the hotel exhibition space, work does not have to be framed. Accepted 2D works can be displayed as either the original object or a high quality print. Paintings on canvas should be ready to hang with wire. NO GLASS. If you are concerned with the surface of your artwork being exposed without glass protection, please consider having the image scanned and using a print for the exhibit instead.

Large, heavy, or cumbersome pieces cannot be exhibited on location. Please include artist’s name, title, medium and year on a separate sheet of paper when shipping.  Hanging/display solutions can be figured out on a case-by-case basis, please email Justin Levesque (j@folxfolx.org) if you have any questions.

ENTRY FEE No Fee Required.

SHIPPING

All accepted entries will receive an email detailing how and where to ship their work for the exhibition. Please label all packing materials with your name. Shipped work should arrive in a reusable container and include correct return labeling. Shipping costs will be covered by FOLX. Hand-delivered artwork will only be accepted if delivery is capable of being made on Wednesday, September 17th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Following the close of the exhibition, artwork can be picked up the evening of Saturday, September 20, 2014. Otherwise, FOLX will ship the work back within 1-3 weeks. Return of work without a reusable shipping container or return shipping documents will be delayed. 

SALES

All accepted entries will not be for sale (NFS) during the Annual Meeting. Often viewers will associate a price with quality. We want folks to avoid this scenario and enjoy each piece in the show without bias.  However, if someone is interested in purchasing a piece from the exhibition, we will be happy to facilitate that conversation after the conference. FOLX is also willing to help individuals price work should you need assistance. 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY

By submitting the entry form, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork and the premises and said person accepts that FOLX and its agents, associates, directors, officers and volunteers, National Hemophilia Foundation staff and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artworks entered in this show is each individual artist’s responsibility.

USE OF IMAGES

By submitting images to the EXHIBITION, Entrant warrants that he/she created each of the artwork(s) submitted for consideration in the EXHIBITION and that he/she possesses all legal rights to them. Entrant agrees that all submitted images selected by our judges may be used for marketing and promotional purposes related to the EXHIBITION. By providing the images and other information through this entry, Entrant gives permission for the EXHIBITION, FOLX and NHF to use images of accepted artwork for promotion, reference, printed materials and online postings as well as in future advertising. All images used by the EXHIBITION, FOLX and NHF shall have a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.

AGREEMENT Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth and acceptance that the decisions of the juror are final. Artists may not withdraw accepted entries before the close of the exhibition.

Dates & Deadlines

All entries must be received by  11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 26th, 2014. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR MUSICAL SUBMISSIONS! 11:59 PM (EST) on September 10, 2014.

Blood Work: Submission Form (Music Only)
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        • USE OF IMAGES: By submitting images to the EXHIBITION, Entrant warrants that he/she created each of the artwork(s) submitted for consideration in the EXHIBITION and that he/she possesses all legal rights to them. Entrant agrees that all submitted images selected by our judges may be used for marketing and promotional purposes related to the EXHIBITION. By providing the images and other information through this entry, Entrant gives permission for the EXHIBITION, FOLX and NHF to use images of accepted artwork for promotion, reference, printed materials and online postings as well as in future advertising. All images used by the EXHIBITION, FOLX and NHF shall have a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. RELEASE OF LIABILITY By submitting the entry form, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork and the premises and said person accepts that FOLX and its agents, associates, directors, officers and volunteers, National Hemophilia Foundation staff and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artworks entered in this show is each individual artist’s responsibility. ENTRY FORM IS A CONTRACT: By submitting entry form, agrees to all terms as stated here and in the information provided above. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.
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