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29th Annual BAA Open Competition
28th Annual Open Competition Best in Show
The Competitor, by Lois Freeman-Fox
Eligibility
This exhibition is open to professional and amateur artists in Central and Southern California. All entries must be original artwork: no student-supervised accepted. All work MUST be for sale. Entries must not have been entered in previous Buenaventura Art Association Open Competitions. 
Specifications
2D and 3D work accepted. Pieces must be available for the duration of the entire exhibit. They should be framed to professional standards and in a state suitable for final hanging and display. Must be wired for hanging — no saw-tooth hangers. There are some pedestals available for three-dimensional work.
Submissions
Artists may submit up to three (3) works of art for consideration. Online entry only. Deadline Sat., Jan. 3, 2014, midnight. Notification of accepted work will be sent Tue., Jan. 6. Must be able to hand deliver accepted work to the gallery Sun., Jan. 11 or Mon. Jan. 12, 11am-2pm. All works chosen will be subject to a 40% commission for members and 50% commission for non-members if sold during the course of the exhibition. Payment for works sold will be made at the beginning of the month following the sale. All decisions of the juror are final. The Buenaventura Gallery will exercise due care and handling of artwork, but will not be responsible for loss or damage.
By entering this competition, artist agrees to allow Buenavnetura Art Association to use images of artwork in promotional materials free of charge.
Fees
The fee for each piece submitted is $15.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members. A $2.50 processing will be added to the total entry. All fees are non-returnable. $10 extra for anything over four (4) feet in any direction.

Awards

Best of Show $400
First Place $300
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
There will be ONE Best of Show award.
There will be TWO First Place, Second Place and Third Place awards; one each for 2D and one for 3D.
In addition, 2 non-cash Honorable Mentions will be awarded.

Reception
Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday, January 17 from 5 - 7 pm.
After the Show
The exhibit ends on Sat., Feb. 7, 2015. Works must be picked up either Sun., Feb. 8 or Mon., Feb. 9 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Works not picked up will be subject to a $5.00/day storage fee.