The 2021 Inspired exhibition is a non-juried presentation of original art. Participation is an exclusive benefit to HBAC Artist Council members. This anticipated event celebrates all mediums of work including print, drawing and painting, sculpture, photography, and video installations. A Small Works Pop Up Shop gallery and online marketplace will accompany the exhibition in the Art Center’s Project Room.
GALLERY INSTALLATION AND ONLINE EXHIBITION
The Inspired 2021 exhibition will be installed in the HBAC galleries and presented in virtual galleries on the Art Center’s website. Artworks require a high-quality digital image for online display. HBAC staff are not able to accommodate special display requests or to rephotograph submitted artworks.
Online delivery reservations open Monday, October 4 at 9am for Artists to schedule low contact drop-off appointments at the Art Center on November 5 and 6. The reservation form will remain open until Friday October 29 at 5pm.
Artists are required to provide artwork information to schedule delivery including ARTIST’S FULL NAME, TITLE, YEAR, MEDIUM, MEASUREMENTS (including frame), RETAIL PRICE (if available for sale), and brief ARTIST STATEMENT. Please limit your statement to no more than two sentences.
LOAN AGREEMENTS AND LABELS
Your online reservation form will be used to complete the Art Center loan agreement and labels. Printed copies of the completed forms will be available for Artists to review and sign on delivery of artwork.
Alternatively, fillable label and loan agreement PDF files may be downloaded to complete and return with artwork delivery. Email Art Center Staff to make your artwork delivery appointment.
For those Artists that prefer paper copies, blank forms are available to pick up at the Art Center front desk. Please make your delivery reservation at that time.
The Art Center allocates 60 percent of all sales to the Artist and 40 percent is retained to support future exhibitions. The Art Center will not negotiate prices with a potential buyer. Retail price must be included on loan agreement if artwork is available for sale. Artworks submitted for exhibition without a retail price will be marked NFS (not for sale).
EXHIBITION REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS
Artists are limited to two (2) submissions of original artwork completed in the last two years (2019-2021). Work previously exhibited in any HBAC exhibition is ineligible for submission.
Artworks must be finished and ready to hang with sturdy picture-hanging wire and D-rings attached prior to delivery. Works may not exceed 84 inches (including frame) in any direction, and may not exceed 50 pounds in weight. HBAC staff will not wire or rewire artworks.
Artwork displayed on a pedestal may not exceed 48 inches in width or depth. Floor installation works may not exceed 84 inches in height, 48 inches in width, or 48 inches in depth. Freestanding work must be stable on the floor without additional hardware support.
Artists may submit video artwork no longer than 15 minutes in duration in digital format. HBAC accepts duplicate files in DVD format presenting the artwork on loop to facilitate continuous screening. A digital copy must be provided for inclusion in the virtual exhibition. HBAC will not accept nor replace Master DVDs.
DELIVERY AND SHIPMENT
Artists are responsible for artwork delivery and pick up. Mailed artworks will not be accepted. Sold works may be picked up from the Art Center by the buyer, Artist, or Artist’s agent with appropriate documentation. Artist and buyer are responsible for coordination of all shipping and associated costs. Sold exhibition artworks must remain on display until the close of the exhibition on December 18.
Please note: the Art Center will close on December 21 for two weeks. Works not retrieved by 7pm will remain onsite until the Art Center reopens in January 2022.
SMALL WORKS POP UP SHOP
Participation is open to all Artist Council members. Artists may consign up to two (2) original artworks or design objects for individual sale in the Project Room. All consigned works must be presentation-ready with appropriate hardware to hang or display on a countertop.
Wall hanging artworks and sculptures are limited in size to no larger than 18 x 18 x 18 inches. Display design is the sole discretion of HBAC staff. Pop Up Shop works may be delivered to the Art Center during exhibition artwork drop-off dates (November 5-6) Reservations are required. Artists may replace sold inventory up until Saturday, December 11.
OPENING RECEPTION AND EVENTS
The Artist Council Steering Committee and HBAC staff plan to host a public opening reception, Art for Lunch, and the Artist Council Holiday Party onsite at the Art Center during the exhibition. Updated information will be posted to the exhibition page.
The City of Huntington Beach currently requires all unvaccinated visitors to wear a face-covering inside City facilities. Due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, the City strongly recommends vaccinated visitors wear a face covering and practice social distancing to protect the health and safety of all HBAC staff, participating artists, and visitors.
This is an Artist Council member-only exhibition. All new and renewed memberships in good standing are eligible to submit. The Art Center reserves the right to refuse service, terminate online profiles, remove or edit content, or cancel loan agreements under its sole discretion.
Delivery Reservations Open
Monday, October 4 | 9:00 AM
Delivery Reservation Close
Friday, October 29 | 5:00 PM
Friday, November 5 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, November 6 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 20 | 5:30 - 9:00 PM
Art for Lunch
Thursday, December 9 | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Artist Council Holiday Party
Saturday, December 18 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artwork Pick Up
Monday, December 20 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, December 21 | 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Download PDF Files
If you would prefer to complete downloaded PDF files, email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your artwork delivery appointment. Paper forms are available to pick up at the Art Center's front desk.