JP Licks show Prospectus
July 6, 2017 Jamaica Plain Artists Association
2017 JPAA Member Exhibition at JP Licks
August 1 – September 11, 2017
All members whose dues are up-to-date are eligible to participate.
Deadline Calendar and Checklist
___ July 25 (Tuesday) Deadline for receiving completed entry
form (see blank form below). We need your completed
entry forms in advance a) so we can have labels ready
when the art is hung and b) so we know what you are
volunteering to help with. Please email entry forms to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
___ July 30 (Sunday) Drop-off your Art at JP Licks: 7–8:30 pm (go
to right rear of store near bathrooms). Bring:
____ Copy of completed entry form attached to back of
____ Work prepared for hanging (see requirements
____ $10 check (payable to JPAA) for hanging fee
____ $30 membership dues if owed.
____ Bring bio/artist statement for artist binder if not sent
___ August 1 (Tuesday) Hanging the show. 10:30 am -12:30 pm.
___ August 3 & September 7- First Thursdays 6–8:00 pm.
Here’s a chance to promote yourself for Open Studios.
Attendance optional; JP Licks no longer sets out coffee
and cookies for a reception.
___ Sept 11 (Monday) Show take down: 10:30 -11:30 am.
___ Sept 11 (Monday) Pick up your Art: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
1. Each JPAA member is limited to 1 piece of art, measuring no
larger than 24” x 36”. All work must be 2D.
2. Volunteering: Each participating artist must volunteer for at least
one job to help with this show, (see options below).
3. Framing Requirements:
Each work must be prepared for hanging: wire strung
between firmly attached screw eyes.
Tip for JP Licks: Thomas Durand advises that work
hangs best at JP Licks if the screw eyes and wire are
placed higher than the usual one-third down from top.
Plexiglas or glass must cover watercolors, pastels, drawings,
photographs, and prints.
All work must be framed (no glass clip frames please) unless
it is a canvas with finished edges.
We reserve the right to refuse works that are not appropriately
prepared for hanging.
4. JP Licks commission on sales: We do not pay JP Licks for
hanging this show but they do require a 10% commission for all
sales made through this show.
5. All work must be dropped-off and picked-up on the dates and
times listed above. Once the art is hung, artists agree to keep
their work in the show for its duration (8/1-9/11). If you cannot drop
off and pick up your work at the times listed, please do not submit
unless you can arrange for someone else to drop off and pick up
for you. In the past work has been lost when artists failed to pick
up their art.
6. Disclaimer. Accepted artwork will be handled with the utmost
care, however, no insurance or guarantee is provided and neither
the JPAA nor JP Licks is responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen
work. Artists may choose to insure their own work. JP Licks is a
great place to show with high visibility and it is a wonderful
advantage to have our show immediately preceding Open Studios.
BUT remember the building is old, can leak, and it’s an ice cream
shop with no security.
7. Agreement: Submitting an entry to this show constitutes an
agreement with all conditions and requirements listed above.
Each participating artist must volunteer for at least one job. Choose
from the following and list on your entry form:
1. Make labels for the artwork in the show – Fiona will make labels
2. Do publicity for the show (write press release and send it out)
3. Help with art drop-off at JP Licks: Sunday, Jul 30: 7 pm - 8:30pm
4. Help with hanging the show: Tuesday, Aug 1, 10:30 am -12:30pm
5. Help with take down of show: Monday, Sept 11, 10:30 am -11:30am
6. Help with art pick-up: Monday, Sept 11, 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7. Make a flyer with participating artists’ Open Studio locations for First Thursday,
To participate, please fill out and email a copy of this entry form
by midnight, Tuesday July 25 to: firstname.lastname@example.org and
email@example.com. Keep a copy and remember to attach a
completed entry form to the back of your artwork.
Artist Name: ______________________________________________
Art’s Title: ______________________________________________
Contact Information: _________________________________________
I Volunteer for: _________________________________________________
To submit your artwork and artist statement for your own page on JPAA website:
All dues-paying JPAA members are entitled to their own page with 4 images on our website.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: Last Name - JPAA website ( example: McCusker-JPAA Website )
1. Your Name as you would like it to appear
2. Your Artist Website URL (if you want a link to your website on your page) or a link to your email
3. An artist statement (please spell check!)
4. Up to four images of your artwork. These will be displayed in a slideshow format on your page.
NOTE: About the slideshow: it is most successful at displaying square images. Second best are vertical images.
Your Images must be sent in jpeg form - SIZE UP TO 1 MB - ideally 72 dpi - (if uncertain about size please just send and you will be contacted if there is a problem)
Label the jpegs as follows:
Yourlastname1 Image #1 is your primary image that will be seen on Meet JPAA Artists page and will link to your personal page
Send your material to JPAAemail@example.com
JPAA (Members Only) Annual Meeting was held on Friday, November 4, 6:30-9pm
We had a wonderful evening full of energy, great ideas, and enthusiasm for our local arts community! Thank you to member Al Wallstrom for sharing these photos from the evening.
We look forward to seeing you at a future JPAA event!
Suzanne Hoffman, for the JPAA Steering Committee: Connie Bigony, Nancy Marks, Erica Nazzaro, Fiona O’Connor, Andrea Tamkin, Richard Youngstrom
The JPAA Steering Committee Welcomes your participation. In fact, we can't grow and be innovative without your help!
Steering Committee Members: Connie Bigony, Suzanne Hoffman, Nancy Marks, Erica Nazzaro, Fiona O'Connor, Andrea Tamkin, Richard Youngstrom
MEMBERS: To renew your membership or pay a hanging fee, use form on Join JPAA
Get Involved in JPAA
Contact these current members to join a committee and learn how you can become more engaged in the JPAA community
Steering Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Hyde Square Task Force Community Collaboration: Andrea Tamkin, email@example.com
Participation Information for JPAA Member Exhibitions and Events
This section is currently being updated... stay tuned to learn about member opportunities!
JPAA Member Benefits
Your own artist page on the JPAA website with a link to your website and email.
Opportunities to show in member-only exhibitions.
Invitations to member-only critiques, art demos, and networking evenings.
The opportunity for cross-discipline collaboration.
Access to announcements and calls via JPAA's private Goggle Group.
An artist spotlight on the JPAA Facebook page and in the monthly JPAA newsletter.
Membership in a vibrant, inclusive and growing community of artists committed to JP and beyond.