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International Juried Show
Deadline: September 22, 2013    
The Ojai Art Festival is holding an international juried show of art created from trash, discarded objects and materials. The art will be shown in approx. 40 shops, restaurants and galleries in Ojai from November 7 thru November 24, 2013. The opening weekend is November 7-10, coinciding with the Ojai Film Festival's Focus Earth screenings. Every year, nearly 4,500 people attend the film festival events. It is our goal to stimulate environmental awareness, encourage conservation, and promote new ways of thinking about art, sustainability, and the environment.

DISCARTED asks artists to work with trash, discarded objects and materials to raise questions and ideas, aesthetic and moral, about the life of the planet our wasteful society threatens.
Deborah Munk has served as the Director of the Artist in Residence Program at Recology since 2007.

The Artist in Residence Program at Recology San Francisco is a unique art and education program that provides Bay Area artists with access to discarded materials, a stipend, and a large studio space at the Recology Solid Waste Transfer and Recycling Center. By supporting artists who work with recycled materials, Recology hopes to encourage people to conserve non-renewable resources and promote new ways of thinking about art and the environment.

Program Website: http://recologysf.com/AIR.
Juried awards
Ojai Art Festival presents 3 juried awards:

First place: $1500
Second place: $800
Third place: $500

Olsberg Steiner awards: The quality of submissions was so high that the juror felt special $250 awards should be made to two additional outstanding submissions, which Ojai residents Christine Steiner and Nicholas Olsberg have generously supported.

The awards will be presented on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:00 am at the awards ceremony with the Ojai Film Festival at the Ojai Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery Street.
Important dates
Deadline for submissions
September 22, 2013
Deadline for late submissions *
September 25, 2013
Notification of Artists
October 6, 2013
Art received by date
October 30, 2013
Opening weekend
November 7 - November 10, 2013
Show dates
November 7 - November 24, 2013
Return ship date by
December 5, 2013

Submitting Entries
The call for artists has ended. Thanks to all who submitted. You will be notified by October 6, 2013.

Sales of Artwork
60% of the sale will go to the artists, 30% of the sale will go to the shop or venue where the art is displayed, 10% to Ojai Art Festival. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. We will mail a check to the artist for any sold artwork within six weeks after the close of the show. Artists are responsible for providing us with the price for their piece. Artists may state 'Not For Sale' if they do not wish to sell their art.

Shipping of Artwork
Work must be sent in reusable packaging with no Styrofoam packing peanuts.
We are not responsible for damage caused in transit.
Artists are responsible for the cost of shipping and arranging prepaid shipping labels with either UPS or FedEx. It is mandatory to include prepaid shipping labels with your artwork or your work will not be exhibited.
Artwork must be received before 4pm on October 30, 2013.
Hand delivery: Please call 805 794 8107 to setup an appointment for hand delivery and pickup at:

The Porch Gallery, 310 Matilija St, Ojai, Ca 93023

For shipping of art through FEDEX, UPS or Postal Service the address is

Ojai Art Festival, 323 East Matilija Street, Suite 110-266, Ojai, Ca 93023

Insurance and Liability & Release
Artist is responsible for insurance during shipping. Venue agrees to treat Work with the same degree of care as it treats its own property. Work will be insured under Venue's building and/or business policy while work is on premises.
By submitting this application and Paypal payment, the Artist confirms he or she has read and agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Permission is granted to Ojai Art Festival to photograph and/or use digital images of works for catalog, education, documentation or publicity purposes in print, video, electronic or internet formats. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of Ojai Art Festival from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of Ojai Art Festival.

Accepted art
Art from trash, discarded objects and material: Submitted work may be reasonably considered 'Art from trash, discarded objects and material' if it is entirely, or primarily, composed of at least 75% material(s) that would have otherwise been disposed into the waste streams. Accepted art includes collage, assemblages, wall hangings, sculpture, other 2 or 3-dimensional artwork, photography and moving or projected images.
If you have any questions, please contact us at hello@ojaiartfestival.com - we'd love to hear from you!
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