Photography & Ceramics Juried Exhibition
December 1, 2023 – January 15, 2024
This exhibition is exclusively for PSA members.
Gallery: Baldwin Avenue Gallery (BAG)
12 North Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday 12pm – 5 pm
Hi, I'm Bruce Burr. I was first “inspired” by photography receiving my very 1st “A” ever in a photography class in summer school after the 9th grade. So, surprise, I took photography again in high school. Continuing my photo skills with yearbook staff, photography club and several awards with my photo and photographs in the local papers, I was hooked on my future!
More of the same in junior college and finally a 1973 graduate of Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. I have been creating visual content for advertising, marketing and the music industry now for over 50 years.
Mostly retired now, I reside and work some in La Mesa, CA with my wife and watercolor artist Connie Towns Burr. For ten years, we operated the TOWNS BURR GALLERY in Burbank, hosting many shows and openings for individual artists and art associations including the Pasadena Society of Artists.
From our gallery experience I have learned to assist artists to promote and sell their creative works.
I now make digital files of artists' original work and make fine art prints.
Artwork Online Submission: Sunday October 1 to Friday, October 6
Jury Process: Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 13
Selected artists will be notified after jury selection is completed.
Exhibition Opens: Monday, December 4
Artwork Drop-off: 10am – 12 noon, Installation: 1pm until finished Monday, December 4
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2pm – 4pm
Exhibition Closes: Monday, January 15, 2024
Artwork Pick-up: Monday, January 15 10:30am - 1:30pm
Artwork Take-in: This is an online digital take-in using Smartsheet entry forms, one form for each entry.
The take-in opens Sunday, October 1 and closes Friday, October 6.
A link to Smartsheet will be sent out before October 1.
Entry Requirements: Photographs and digital imagery and ceramics, Family friendly please. NO SIZE Restrictions Limit of two (2) pieces. Entries can be two (2) photographs OR two (2) ceramics/sculpture pieces OR one (1) photograph AND one (1) ceramic/sculpture piece.
Exhibition Policies and Standards numbers 2, 7 & 8 will be waived for this exhibition. Please review the current Exhibition Policies and Standards as presented in the Membership Directory or on the PSA website under “Members Only: then the drop down menu Exhibitions, Members Only to Downlaods, Exhibition Guidelines” All other Exhibition Policies and Standards will be strictly enforced, 3D artists may need to provide their own display stands for gallery exhibition.
Artist’s Statement directly related to each submitted artwork: 60 words minimum to 150 words maximum. Statements longer than 150 words or less than 60 words will be edited by catalog production team or returned to artist for rewrite to fit required word counts.
Digital Image Requirements:
One (1) digital image of each artwork. plain background requested. no frames on 2D art.
Accepted digital image file format: JPG
File Size: 6MB or larger
Image Resolution: Long side of image 7 inches at 300 pixels per inch or 2100 pixels, (maximum of 8 inches at 300 pixels per inch or 2400 pixels.)
Images to be in focus, no reflections. Image of artwork should fill viewfinder/cell phone screen without distortion.
Images that do not meet the specifications will not be used.
When using a cell phone camera select the largest file size possible.
Questions about digital requirements? Please contact Larry Rodgers at Exhibitions@PasadenaSocietyofArtists.org or 626-802-7142 for more information.
Entry Procedure: Have these files and info available when you fill out the online entry form: artist’s statement, digital image(s), media, overall artwork size without frame, price, contact info and link to website. Follow instructions on the Smartsheet form to submit statements and images. It is strongly recommended that a larger screen be used like a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. The larger screen will make it much easier to complete the entry form properly.
To ensure the proper credit for the artist, please follow the requested image file naming convention.
Very important!!! Make a paper copy of each completed Smartsheet entry form. This copy of the Smartsheet entry form will need to accompany your artwork at the artwork drop-off.
Check “Send me a copy of my responses” which will be emailed to you (this is the copy of the entry form required to accompany artwork at the artwork drop-off.)
Finally, scroll to the very end of the form, and hit the “SUBMIT” button.
Submit your entries (up to 2). An email with the Smartsheet entry form link will be sent out prior to Sunday October 1.
Installation: 1 pm until finished.
If you cannot drop off your art on Monday, the gallery will accept artwork earlier in the week prior to December 1 during regular business hours. There is limited space available for storage. You will need to include your entry forms.
Gallery Artwork Pick-up: Monday, January 15, 2024, 10:30am – 1:30pm
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, December 9, 2pm – 4pm
All members are encouraged to bring their favorite hors d’oeuvres. All volunteers will be required to follow all current pandemic protection requirements, masks and appropriate social distancing.
Volunteers needed to assist Hospitality Chair Pat Lee during reception.
Please contact her at email@example.com to offer your assistance.
Please note it may be necessary for participating artists to staff art gallery during open hours from Tuesday thru Saturday at the request of the gallery director. Please consider volunteering to staff gallery. A sign-up sheet will be available at the artwork drop-off/installation day.
Artwork bins will be available to all participating artists for entire exhibition. A seperate information sheet will be issued at a later date to all participating artists before artwork drop-off day.
Entry Fees: $20.00 for entry #1, $10.00 for entry #2, plus a donation of 10% (or more) of gross sales to PSA. Entry fees may be paid via PAYPAL on PSA website or cash or check when dropping off artwork at gallery.
BaldwinAvenue Gallery Commission: 40% on all artwork sales.
Volunteer Request: Volunteers are needed for every aspect of the exhibition.
Installation at the gallery, 4 -5 volunteers
Come join the Exhibition Committee and have fun helping out.
Exhibition Chairman: Tom Oldfield
Please note: Tom will not be available to accept phone calls from September 10 thru October 2. He will be able to accept emails and respond as required. Please be patient. If you need an immediate answer please call 626-802-8142 or email LawrenceDRodgers@gmail.com
Lawrence D. Rodgers Vice President Exhibitions
Pasadena Society of Artists
Tel: 626-802-7142 Email: LawrenceDRodgers@gmail.com