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Art Impact™ International's
3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition

May 3 - May 30, 2018

Exhibition Guidelines

702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20068

Submission Deadline:  Friday,  March 16th (11:59 PM)
Selections Announcement: Monday, March 19th (5:00 PM)
Delivery of Artwork:  Tuesday, May 1st (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) 
Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 3rd (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Exhibiting Artists Career Workshop:  Wednesday, May 16th (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)

Sponsors' / Collectors' Reception:  Friday, May 25th (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Closing Reception, Artist Talk & Silent Auction:  Wednesday, May 30th (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)

Pick Up of Artwork:  Thursday, May 31st (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Inquiries directed to Carolyn Goodridge -



GOLDEN Juried Art Exhibition occurs during the month of May, which is officially Older Americans MonthThis theme encompasses not only American Elders but also the Elders of the Global Community, the Elders of the Diaspora. Artists are asked to submit art which reflects some aspect of the color gold.  Additionally, artists may pay tribute to the elders in their lives who have inspired them or helped them along the way.  This call is open to artists around the world, 18 years of age or older.  Hence, international artists are welcome to pay tribute to their elders as well.  All media are accepted, except free-standing sculpture.  All artwork must be hung with the Pepco Edison Place Gallery's Arakawa hanging system.   Click here to see the gallery hanging system:  Arranged exceptions may be possible. 

The purpose of the exhibition is to grow as artists, inspire the hearts and spirits of all those who view the artwork.  Brightening spirits, hearts and minds is the best effect of our artistic talent. - C. Goodridge, Curator



AWARDS:  Best of Show Crystal Award


Jurors:  Andrew Haley of Haley Fine Art, and Gina Lewis, Associate Professor of Art, and the Studio Arts Coordinator


ENTRY SUBMISSION FEE:  $50 (non-refundable)


OPTIONAL MARKETING FEE:     $1500 Marketing Package (This is not a vanity show, but a juried exhibition to exhibit up to seven works.)




There are three important aspects to the GOLDEN exhibition.  

  1. The opportunity to get exposure in the District of Columbia Metro Area art market.

  2. You have an opportunity to up your game in the investment of your art career.  Get help making serious strides in public relations, social media marketing, and community involvement.  GOLDEN marketing packages offer you the opportunity to take real action.  If you are selected to be a part of this exhibition, you will embark on a journey of single and group effort to be known and regarded. You may choose any level of marketing you wish during the run of this exhibition.  

  3. The Notables, selected artists who are not selected to exhibit in the physical space of Pepco Edison Place Gallery, will be included in the Golden Notables online exhibition. A digital projection presentation of their artwork will also be shown during the Pepco Edison Place Gallery GOLDEN special events.  The Notables will have the opportunity to be included in the exhibition print catalog for $100 per full page and to also give their artist talk during the closing reception, May 30th.


PRESENTATION CRITERIA OF ARTWORK TO BE EXHIBITED:   Each selected artist will exhibit three to seven pieces, juried in by the curator and judged separately by the juror.

  1. Media Restrictions:  No freestanding art.  

  2. Artwork: Works must be able to hang on the wall.  All delivered paintings must be dry.  All artwork must be the same pieces that were selected for this exhibition.  No nudity.

  3. Framed Dimensions:  No larger than 72" in any direction. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.

  4. Framed Work:   Neat, clean, sturdy and complementing artwork. 

  5. Unframed Work: Unframed canvas should have finished edges.  Mixed media artwork must be suitably framed.

  6. Glass [if applicable]:  Clean inside and out.

  7. Hanging hardware: All framed and/or unframed artwork must have hanging wire, D-rings or screw eyes securely attached to the back of the artwork, and must support the weight of the piece.  No sawtooth!  The art will be hung with Pepco Edison Place Gallery's Arakawa hanging system.

  8. Mat(s) [if applicable]:  Neat, clean and professionally cut: All four sides of the mat are equal, OR top and two sides are equal and the bottom is greater. The width of mat sides, top, and bottom, must proportionally complement the size of composition; single mat with bevel cut, OR double (triple) mats with bevel cuts. Color mat(s) complement composition.

  9. Identification Label:  Label for artwork must be affixed to the back of artwork and include: Name of Artist, the title of artwork, medium, and artist's phone number and sale price or insurance value if NFS. Small business cards are a good size to use for providing the information.  Affix to the back of the artwork.

All selected artwork shipped or dropped off will be reviewed by the Curator's Art Committee (CAC).  CAC reserves the right to refuse any artwork different from what was selected or if it is deemed to be improperly presented, unsafe, damaged, or fails to meet the standards outlined above.  All packing materials must be removed by the artist immediately after delivery.  

DO NOT ship artwork to Pepco Edison Place Gallery without making clear arrangements with the curator.  Out of state artists may ship work to the curator.  See instructions above.




  1. Promotion: Artists who have their artwork selected for participation in this art exhibition agree to the following: That A.I.I. be granted usage of the chosen artwork, for display, marketing and promotional purposes and exhibition catalog. In addition, the artwork may be used for any future promotional A.I.I. themed art exhibition and that usage of that image(s) are limited to A.I.I. press releases, A.I.I. event presentations, A.I.I. articles, A.I.I. graphics, A.I.I. slideshows, A.I.I. presentations, A.I.I. event materials and for use on the A.I.I. website.

  2. Archive: The artist further agrees that A.I.I. can maintain an archive of the chosen artwork image for the purpose of a historical documentation and as a record of past themed shows. This archive will be available for public viewing and be limited to the A.I.I. and AIUSA websites ( and  AII will credit each image creator with their Artist Name, File Name, and the Artist Website, if applicable. The Artist shall maintain all copyrights of any images that are submitted to A.I.I.

  3. Fine Art Publishing: The Artist whose work is selected as the official image for the exhibition grants A.I.I. limited copyright of the artwork for purpose of printing official souvenir fine art reproductions for sale or auction to the public and sponsors to further promote the artist and help cover exhibition costs.  40% royalty fee will be paid to the artist for sale of fine art reproductions printed by A.I.I.  The artwork chosen to be the official image of the exhibition will be announced on July 7th.  All images submitted by the artist are the property of the artist and the artist retains the sole copyright and all applicable rights to said images. Images are protected and will not be copied or downloaded from the A.I.I. website.

  4. Exhibition Catalog Publishing:  A full color, perfectly bound catalog is being published for this exhibition.  Each exhibiting artist contribution is included in the entry fee and will receive 2 copies, $25 for each additional copy.  For additional contribution information, visit


All sales are arranged between Art Impact™  International, Inc. and the purchaser.  40% commission on sales of exhibited artwork to Art Impact™  International, Inc.  50% royalty fee is paid to the artist for sale of posters printed by Art Impact™ Publishing.  The artwork chosen to be the official image of the “GOLDEN” exhibition will be announced on July 7th.  

If the Artist fails to take possession of the Artwork by August 31st, or if no special arrangements have been made for the return of the Artwork and if efforts to contact the Artist at the expiration of the loan period (8/1/2017 – 8/31/2017) are unsuccessful, the Artwork will be placed in storage at the Artist’s risk and expense at the rate of $100 per week. After 30 days, or the full retail value has been accrued, (whichever comes first), the artwork becomes the property of Art Impact™ International, Inc.

Pepco Edison Place Gallery does not insure the artwork during the length of the exhibition.  There is a full-time security officer guarding the gallery during gallery hours.  Artists are urged to insure their own work. The submitted price of the artwork may not be changed or altered once accepted.  If the artist is unable to abide by these criteria and/or do not agree with any of the above the art should not and must not be delivered to the venue of this exhibition.  If the artwork is delivered to Pepco Edison Place Gallery, it is understood that the artist agrees to these guidelines.

Save and print this page for future reference.  Check your email on a regular basis for updates concerning your participation in “GOLDEN”  If you have questions not addressed here, feel free to contact Carolyn Goodridge at


Note:  Selected Artists will have five (5) business days to accept their being selected for the show.  If the artist wishes to select one of the optional Marketing  Packages he or she must contact Carolyn Goodridge.  The $50 exhibition fee includes expenses to promote and execute the show and the related programs (i.e., exhibition catalog publication, music performances, opening and closing reception refreshments, art workshops and live silent art auctions.) 

Art Impact™ International is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities for artists to show work in awesome places.  We promote the exhibition which includes spectacular receptions with live entertainment, refreshments and catalog publications.  We extend our best efforts to promote our exhibiting artists in order to attract prospective collectors. We provide artists with tools to boost and showcase their popularity and talent, which will only strengthen their creative careers.  We want to help artists shine, be empowered, encouraged and gain prominence.  A.I.I. runs primarily on charitable contributions, so additional gifts would be appreciated.


Inquiries directed to Carolyn Goodridge -

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