Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Entry and Sale of Work for the - Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020

There are four (4) Categories for Entry to the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020 - One Artist from each Category below, will be selected as 'Best in Category' and offered a Solo Exhibition** to be held in Australian Watercolour Muster/Fish Lane Studios Exhibition Gallery - 4 Edmondstone Street - South Brisbane Queensland Australia 4101 - during an agreed 2 Weeks each over the period of the year 2021.

**Please Note | Categories 1 to 3 inclusive are open to Australian and this year we invite International Artists to join with us in these 3 Categories - Category 4: Is only open to Australian nationals under 30 years at the time of submission of their Work - this is a special Category to encourage our local Australian Art Scene, to encourage our emerging artists for the future!

There are four (4) Categories for Entry to the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020

  1. Experimental Watercolour I – Artwork to be Watercolour based mediums on primed Board - up to 16" x 20" (inch/imperial) = 40.64 x 50.8cm (metric) we are recommending Ampersand Aquabord for this Category

  2. Experimental Watercolour II - Artwork to be Watercolour mediums on Canvas primed with appropriate grounds to accept watercolour mediums - no larger than 1 x metre in any direction.

  3. Watercolour Paper - on either full or 1/2 sheet watercolour paper – 300gsm or higher any brand.

  4. Entry for Under 30’s Australian Emerging Artist - half sheet watercolour paper – 300gsm or higher any brand

For those of you keen to be experimental here is a list of stockists that stock Ampersand Aquabord and Grounds

By submitting your works you agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

General Terms:

  1. Each art work must be the original un-copied work of the exhibitor.
  2. Each art work will be for sale at the price nominated by the artist on the entry form. Artist’s must remember to include GST where applicable.
  3. All entries must be made through the Gallery 247 on-line art and art show management system.
  4. Types, numbers and sizes of art works must conform to the Acceptable Art Works section of this website.
  5. All entries will undergo a Pre-Selection Process. The Organisers reserve the right to not accept a work of art and to limit the number of exhibits.

Dates - The key date related conditions are as follows:

  1. Art works will only be considered if they are submitted by the Closing Date for Initial Submissions as detailed on the Key Dates section of this Website.
  2. Accepted art works must be delivered to the Australian Watercolour Muster - digital portal or venue as designated - during the dates and times set aside for Delivery as detailed on the Key Dates section of this Website. No late works will be displayed.
  3. All art works must remain on display for the full duration of the Australian Watercolour Muster designated dates for a) the Digital Exhibition and b) any physical Exhibition dates if these become possible in November 2020 (TBA)
  4. All art works must be collected from the Australian Watercolour Muster venue, as appropriate - during the designated Collection times as detailed in the Key Dates section of this Website.

Fees and commissions:

  1. An entry fee, as detailed in the Fees and Commissions section of the this Website, will be charged for each art work on submission and payable via the online entry system. Entry fees are not refundable.
  2. A commission, detailed in the Fees and Commissions section of this website, will be deducted from the catalogue price if the work is sold.

Showcasing the Finalist's Work:

For this second (2nd) year of the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020 we are excited to be including in the 'Muster' some new and novel Prizes in each 'Category' with the offer to the '4 Best in Muster' from each Category to hold a Solo Exhibition in Brisbane Queensland Australia - at agreed Dates in 2021.

Prior to this we will announce all Finalists after the Jury process is completed by the 2nd October 2020 with the:

  • Opening of the Digital Exhibition of Finalists on the Australian Watercolour Muster Digital Gallery – Live from the 5 October to the 21st November 2020 ..... and then depending on World health issues – we will make a judgement call about whether to have a physical party in November 2020 - !!!
  • Artwork will be Juried by a Panel of Jurors,
  • All Finalists Artwork will be available for ‘Online Sale’from the 5th to 21st November 2020 on the Australian Watercolour Muster Digital - Online Gallery – 2020  as we did last year
  • ** Finalists selected as 'Best in Category' from each of the 4 Categories will be consulted as to dates in 2021 - that will suit them for their Solo Exhibition, which are the 1st Prize to be offered in each Category. Costs are covered for the venue and management of the Solo Exhibition by the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020, costs associated with the framing and transport to and from the Exhibition Venue are the responsibility of the Artists and we ask you to check these prior to submitting and entry. Entry of your Work to the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020 indicates acceptance of these conditions.

    - More Detail for each Category of Entry -

This year we want to tempt your creativity and encourage you, as Artists to try something different - however, we still have to set some standards to enable us to manage the judging of this diversity and emerging presentations of your Work.

There are four (4) Categories for Entry to the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2020

  1. Experimental Watercolour I – Artwork to be Watercolour based mediums on primed Board - up to 16" x 20" (inch/imperial) = 40.64 x 50.8cm (metric) we are recommending Ampersand Aquabord for this Category

  2. Experimental Watercolour II - Artwork to be Watercolour mediums on Canvas primed with appropriate grounds to accept watercolour mediums - no larger than 1 x metre in any direction.

  3. Watercolour Paper - on either full or 1/2 sheet watercolour paper – 300gsm or higher any brand.

  4. Entry for Under 30’s Australian Emerging Artist - half sheet watercolour paper – 300gsm or higher any brand

For those of you keen to be experimental here is a list of stockists that stock Ampersand Aquabord and Grounds

** All Work is to be submitted in photographic format - 300ppi max size any one side 15cm - on the Gallery 247 on-line art and art show management system.

Please Note: This is a  'Watercolour Muster' and for this reason:

For the Experimental Categories I and II :

90% of the materials to be used are to be water based mediums from all brands:

  • Water based pigments
  • Water based inks
  • Water based markers
  • Water based pencils

10% of materials can be introduced mixed media - including fibre and introduced paper/s

For the Watercolour Paper Category - Artists are requested to enter Watercolour Work on either:

  • Full Sheets of Watercolour Paper - any brand usually 56 x 76 cm (metric), or
  • 1/2 Sheets of Watercolour Paper - any brand usually 56 x 38 cm (metric)

*** Please note - because of the disruption of the current Covid19 Pandemic the current 32 Australian Artists nominated to have their Work showcased in FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2020 will be showcased Digitally in 2020 and we anticipate, world health allowing, there will be a physical Exhibition of their Work (which is already in Italy) during April/May 2021. For this reason we anticipate that we will not - be nominating an additional group of Australian Artist's Work from this 2020 Australian Watercolour Muster to go to Italy, however we do want to be prepared if this decision is changed. 1/2 Sheet paper is required for an Artist to be eligible to be nominated for entry into FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy in any year - so if you are keen to be 'eligible' should there be an Open Call for 2021 for Italy - please use the 1/2 sheet size of paper for your Submission.

  • The composition of the medium for this Category is 90% Watercolour medium of any brand, and
  • 10% watercolour based mediums such as ink or other water soluble medium - this is to be painterly which means we are discouraging the use of mixed media in this Category.

For the Under 30 - Emerging Artist Category - an Artist has to be under 30 at the time of Entry/Submission of their Work on the Gallery 247 on-line art and art show management system.

  • The Artwork is required to be on a 1/2 Sheet of Watercolour Paper 56 x 38cm - 300gsm or higher, any brand
  • The composition of the medium for this Category is 90% Watercolour medium of any brand, and
  • 10% watercolour based mediums such as ink or other water soluble medium - this is to be painterly which means we are discouraging the use of mixed media in this Category.

Other Conditions

  1. Other Finalist's Work sold online during the 2 weeks of Sales at the conclusion of the Australian Watercolour Muster – will be notified to the Artist and the Artist will be responsible for shipping the Work to the Client within 14 business days of notification, again the Client is to pay the freight.
  2. Work will be shipped unframed unless private arrangements are made between the Artist and their Buyer.

Prizes:

  1. Prizes will be awarded in designated categories detailed on the Prizes and Awards Section of the this website.
  2. Prizes are at the sole discretion of the Organisers and/or the appointed Judge. The Judge’s decision is final.
  3. The Organisers and / or the Judge may decide not to award a prize in a given category for a given year depending on the quality or number of works exhibited.

Insurance:

  1. Whilst all reasonable care will be exercised by the Organisers all entries are submitted at the total risk of the Artist. The Artist indemnifies the Organisers against any claim, loss or damage of whatever nature or cause however occurring and whether directly or indirectly relating to entered works or their delivery.
  2. It is strongly recommended that suitable insurance covers be enacted by the Artist for the duration of the event.

Responsibilities:

  1. Artists accept responsibility for freight and other charges incurred in the delivery or return of an entry.
  2. Artist’s are responsible for keeping their mobile, email address, GST and EFT payment details up to date on the online system to ensure they receive updates before, during and after the Show, and the appropriate payment for sold artworks.

Publicity:

The Artist hereby authorises the Organisers to photograph, video and/or publish your work for the purposes of producing a catalogue or otherwise promoting the Show by any means.


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