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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:

yangsoonji@gmail.com and conniebig@icloud.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

Submission Requirements

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,

September 7th.


To participate, please fill out and email a copy of this entry form

by midnight, Tuesday July 25 to: yangsoonji@gmail.com and

conniebig@icloud.com. Keep a copy and remember to attach a

completed entry form to the back of your artwork.

Entry Form

Artist Name: ______________________________________________

Art’s Title: ______________________________________________

Contact Information: _________________________________________

Media: ______________________________________________

Price: ____________________

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 jpaa-website@jpaa.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 JPAA-website@jpaa.org

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   jpaa-info@jpaa.org

Hyde Square Task Force Community Collaboration: Andrea Tamkin, andrea.tamkin@icloud.com

Boston Public Library Community Collaboration: Suzanne Hoffman, suzhoffman@gmail.com & Ginny Zanger, ginnyzanger@gmail.com

Member Exhibitions Coordination:   Fiona O' Connor, fionaoconnor054@gmail.com , Suzanne Hoffman, suzhoffman@gmail.com & Richard Youngstrom,  ryoungstrom@comcast.net

Technical Questions Answered

Contact these current members to get your technical questions answered on a variety of topics:

Google Group: Jessica Burko, design@jessicaburko.com

Website: Nancy Marks and Mary McCusker, jpaa-website@jpaa.org

Membership and Dues: Nancy Nichols, jpaa-membership@jpaa.org

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.