Just reprinting the call for the next round of Art Bars. Deadline is July 31.
The mission of Ithaca Fine Chocolates is to promote contemporary artists, expose the public to contemporary art, and directly fund art education programs through Art Bars. Art Bars are exquisite, organic, and fair trade certified Swiss chocolate bars that feature an art reproduction by a contemporary adult artist or an international child artist on a card inside the wrapper. A minimum of ten percent of profits are donated to the International Child Art Foundation in Washington, DC, and the Community School of Music & Arts in Ithaca, NY.
Twenty-four total artists ranging from emerging to internationally known, such as Carrie Mae Weems, Patrick Dougherty, Mary Temple and Jim Goldberg are selected annually. Images of the works are included in our online gallery and on the art card reproductions, which are sent out with the bars nationwide for one year beginning in November. The original works may be featured in an exhibition in the Ithaca gallery in December.
Art Bars have been covered in the New York Times and Art News, along with other prestigious publications. They are currently available for purchase in forty-four states in venues such as museum stores, art house cinemas, theatres and specialty food stores. There is no commission taken on art sales made through the art cards or the online gallery.
Sales made in connection with the Ithaca show require a 20% commission to help defray exhibition costs. Selected artists receive a free case of up to 25 Art Bars featuring their own image and a lifetime artist discount on any subsequent Art Bar purchases (specific images are only in print for one year).
If you are a visual artist working in non-functional media and are interested in having your work featured in Art Bars, please submit the following by July 31, 2009:
– 5-10 digital images in jpg format at 72 dpi only (Only the first ten images will be reviewed if more are sent.)
– a separate, numbered image list, including the title, medium, date and dimensions of each image. Please be sure that the digital image names are both numbered and titled to match the image list and that your name is at the top of the document.
– artist statement, one-page maximum with your name at the top of the document. If the image list and artist statement are short enough, please combine them into one document.
– resume, one page maximum, including mailing address, email and telephone number.
Please note that reproductions are printed on cards measuring 1 3/4 x 4″ for the small bars and 2 3/4 x 4 1/2″ for the large bars. A selected work must be available in a good print-quality digital image (300 dpi or greater).
Please name each document in the following format:
last name, comma, first name, document title
Modigliani, Amedeo Resume
Modigliani, Amedeo 1. Portrait of Young Woman
Email submissions to:
or mail them to:
Ithaca Fine Chocolates Art Panel
125 Heights Court
Ithaca, NY 14850
A panel of artists, art historians and museum professionals reviews the applications. Selected artists will be notified by September.
For more information about the mission and philosophies of Ithaca Fine Chocolates or to view the works of previous Art Bar artists, pleasCe visit http://www.ithacafinechocolates.com