Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Entry and Sale of Work for the - Australian Watercolour Muster - 2021

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There are Three (3) Categories for Entry to the Australian Watercolour Muster - 2021

  • Category 1 | 1/2 Sheet Watercolour on Watercolour Paper we recommend 300gsm or above = 56 x 38cm either landscape or portrait This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

Finalists in this years - Category 1 will be eligible to be entered into FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2022 if COVID allows this to go ahead. 

30 Best in Muster Entries will be selected from this Category 1 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

  • Category 2 | Free size - Watercolour on Paper we recommend 300gsm or above = up to 56 x 76cm either landscape or portrait  - This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

1 Best in Muster from this Category 2 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

  • Category 3 | Watercolour on an Experimental Substrate Canvas or Board = This may be up to 1 metre in size either side - landscape or Portrait. This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

1 Best in Muster from this Category 3 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

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

*** Please read the Terms and Conditions for full details relating to the 'Submission' of your Artwork for 2021

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 September 2021 (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.

Entry of Your Artwork/Upload of your images as part of the Entry Process:

  1. Please include in the file path - your
  2. You will be guided by the Entry details on the Gallery 247 Portal - as to how to load your artwork and images for the Submission process - if you have any difficulties with this process please contact Australian Watercolour Muster - 2021 - Curator Wyn Vogel and/or Gallery 247 for further advice

Showcasing the Finalist's Work

  1. All Artwork selected as 'Finalists' by the Judges for 2021 - will be showcased live on the Australian Watercolour Muster Digital Gallery - from the 23rd August 2021 to the completion of the 2021 Australian Watercolour Muster period (TBA).
  2. Up to 32 Artworks - the ‘Best in Muster 2021’ – from Artists across Australia will be selected for Exhibition in The Old Cairns Court House from the 11th September to 23rd October 2021.
  3. Work selected from Category 1 - 1/2 Sheet on Paper as one of the 30 Finalists selected to be Exhibited in Cairns during September/October 2021 - will also be eligible for selection to be part of the Australian Watercolour Delegation to FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2022 **covid permitting this to go ahead.
  4. A Live ‘Spring Muster of Artists’ celebrating the colours and beauty of North Queensland together over 5 days in Cairns – 14 to 18 September 2021 with Workshops, Plein Air Painting and a final ‘Picnic and Paint’ on the lawns of the Old Court House on the 18 September 2021.

Delivery of Artwork to Cairns via Brisbane - If Selected as 1 of the 32 Best In Muster 2021

  1. Artwork will be required to be delivered to the Curator of the Australian Watercolour Muster in Brisbane by Express Mail - to the Address and Date - which will be notified with the Confirmation of Selection Letter - which will be provided to the 32 Artists judged as 'Best in Muster - 2021' within the KEY DATES notified on this Website.
  2. Artwork is to be delivered flat if possible and/or in a wide tube to enable the Artwork to not become twisted and hard to frame.
  3. Artwork will be framed by the Australian Watercolour Muster and Cairns Regional Council into frames and hung for the duration of the Exhibition in The Old Court House Gallery - within the KEY DATES notified on this Website.

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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