Call for Entry: Dirty Fingernails IV

  • December 04, 2019

Dirty Fingernails IV 

Call for Entry
The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for "Dirty Fingernails IV", an exhibition celebrating 'pure' printmaking. Showcasing the skill and patience of artists who, in an age of seductive high-speedsolutions, still prefer to work up a sweat and get their hands dirty. Printmakers are welcome to submit up to 3 works for consideration. Images may be representational, abstract, or nonobjective. Only orginal, hand-pulled prints will be considered for inclusion. 

Best in Show awarded a "Going Solo" Exhibition
Two Juror's Choice Wards of a $150 cash prize 

Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 
Questions about eligibility can be sent to

Entry Fee
Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35 for non-members, and FAC members pay only $24.

Entry Specifications
A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84" x 71" doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artists with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation. Artists may submit entries throug the Foundry Art Centre website using the online for, or if there are complications, the artist can email For emailed entries please include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jepegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 Membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee. 

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 

See Exhibitoins FAQ on for details.

St. Louis native Paul Breuer earned an Associate Fine Art degree from St. Louis Community College, and went on to attend Washington University in St. Louis after receiving a full two-yar scholarship from the Women's Society of Washington University. Breuer graduated in 1984 with a BFA in painting and drawing, and then worked with Robert Malone, master painter, in the graduate print shop at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. 
His most recent exhibition was "Solar Impressions" at the South Hampton Arts Centre in New York, in 2019, where his group won "Best in Show". Breuer has also been a part of many other group exhibitions, particularly in the St. Louis area, with work exhibited at Des Peres Hospital and Barnese Jewish Hospital. His most recent solo exhibition was at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey in 2017. His exhibited work included 30 etchings, collagraphs, and linocut reduction prints.

Exhibition Space
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our studio artists, educational classes, special events, and exhibitions. Features a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 

The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (reguardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes.

Delivery and Pick Up
Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3" x 5" card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist's expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Sales, Liability, and Insurance
The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. The Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is reponsible for work in transit. 



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