The Nippon Club Open Call for WEB Art Exhibition “Forward Together!”
In order to support the creative activities of artists living in the tri state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, who were forced to stay home due to the new coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions, The Nippon Club will hold “The Nippon Club Open Call for WEB Art Exhibition”, in which we ask artists to submit art work by making public calls on the Internet.
The works Paintings (including a woodcut print, a copperplate engraving, an etching, a lithograph, cutout and Chigiri-e), Sculptures and Crafts must be self-created with a purpose of introducing Japanese culture, US-Japan cultural exchange, or supporting everyone during the pandemic. 15 excellent works will be posted on The Nippon Club’s WEB Gallery for approximately one month. At the exhibition’s conclusion, this exhibition will be archived on The Nippon Club’s WEB Gallery. A $1,000 award will be given to each of the chosen works.
Additionally, an “Ambassador’s Prize”, will showcase some of the outstanding works at the residence of the Consul General of Japan in New York. Although not open to the public, selected works will be seen by people visiting the official residence, and the exhibition will also be introduced on the Consulate’s SNS etc. The display period will be from late October to late February of next year. (*)
(*) The actual works of art will be exhibited. Please note that the delivery and display should be done by the artists themselves. The display period is subject to change depending on the circumstances. Place: 15 excellent works will be posted on The Nippon Club’s WEB gallery.
Place: 15 excellent works will be posted on The Nippon Club’s WEB gallery.
Application Fee: Free
■ Genre of works
Paintings, Sculptures and Crafts
・Artists living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
・Each applicant may only submit one work which was created after April 2019. Any works that have won prizes at public exhibitions or competitions in the past, or works that duplicate other people’s works are not acceptable.
Please send the following contents by email.
1. Photo of the work
Please be aware of the following points, as the selection will be based on the photograph provided.
A photo of the work should be taken without a frame. Only one photo can be submitted. (Image must be (jpg) 5MB or less in size)
Please submit a total of 4 photographs of ① “front”, ② “side”, ③ “top or back”, and ④ “angle you want to post (if selected)”. Please describe so that we can see which photos are ① to ④. (Images (jpg) must be less than 5MB in total size)
For two-dimensional works, a photo of the work should be taken without a frame. Only one photo can be submitted.
For three-dimensional works, please submit a total of four photographs of ① “front”, ② “sides”, ③ “top or back”, and ④ “angle to be posted (if selected)”. (Images (jpg) must be less than 5MB in total size)
2. Details of the work (Title, Material, Size, etc.)
3. Brief introduction of the work and creator (including website/SNS address) Please be sure to write the creator’s name (Pen name), address, E-mail address, and phone number.
4. Past performance or achievement
■ Selection Process:
Seven jurors will review and select the works of art which will be featured in this exhibition.
(1) Time for selection: Early to mid-August
(2) Announcement of the results: The results sent via e-mail to the selected artists
(Please note that we will not notify those who are not selected.)
Amb. Kanji Yamanouchi (Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York)
Dr. Yoshie Itani (D.Phil. (Oxon), Project Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)
Prof. Mieko Murase (Takeo and Itsuko Atsumi Professor Emerita, Columbia University and former Special Consultant for Japanese Art at The Metropolitan Museum)
Ms. Hiroko Onoyama (The Nippon Club Cultural Affairs Advisor, former Vice President of Sony Corporation of America)
Prof. Hiroshi Senju (Professor of Kyoto University of Arts Graduate School / Artist)
Mr. Hidenori Takaoka (President of The Nippon Club, President & CEO of Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas))
Mr. Masaaki Maeda (Vice President & Assistant Secretary of The Nippon Club/Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York/JCC Fund)
・Artists cannot question to the results.
・Because the judging for this exhibition is based on the submitted photograph(s) of the work, the quality of the photograph(s) will affect the judgement decision.
■ Application period: July 13th (Monday) to July 31st (Friday), 2020
Please see the following items to be noted in this open call for WEB art exhibition. Please read thoroughly and apply for this open call for WEB art exhibition.
■ Application / Contact
Ms. Honda (email@example.com)
[Notes on The Nippon Club WEB Open Call for Art Exhibition]
*Please read thoroughly.
・The following works will not be accepted even if they meet the requirements of the application guidelines.
(1) Works that violate public order and morals
Specifically, works that offend an ordinary person’s sexuality or include violent or discriminatory depictions.
(2) Works that are not deemed suitable for showing by The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Specifically, works for commercial purposes such as advertising of companies or products, works with strong political or religious content, etc.
・At the time of applying, an applicant is deemed to have agreed to the conditions stated in the application guidelines.
・We cannot accept any complaints regarding this open call for participant exhibitions.
・If a copyrighted person or portrait right questions on the submitted work, the applicant shall take responsibility for the infringement, damages, etc. The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York are not involved or to be held liable. If there is a risk of copyright infringement, the selection may be canceled at the discretion of the organizer even after the exhibition has begun.
・The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York have the right to display artwork in this open call web exhibition and also have the right to publish, reproduce, or announce their artwork in newspapers, magazines, HP, SNS, etc. . The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York shall have the non-exclusive right to publicly transmit, print, distribute and show it forever free of charge and without the permission of the artists.
・The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York will announce the names (pen name) of the selected winners and the names of the selected works at this open call web exhibition, related events, website, public transmission, SNS, etc. The winners’ personal information will be strictly managed by the The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York and will not be used for any purpose other than the above. When applying for this open call for participants, it is necessary for the applicant to enter accurate personal information and provide it to The Nippon Club and the Consulate General of Japan in New York. Applicants should judge the provision of personal information based on their own will. The names (pen names) of the winners will be printed when introducing the winning works, including printed materials related to this open call for participants exhibition.
・The contents of this open call for participants may change or end without notice