37th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show

Sept. 24 to Oct. 26, 2017

In 1980, Faber Birren, world renowned color consultant, author of 27 books on color, endowed the Faber Birren Color Award of $1000 for original and creative expression of color. The Faber Birren Color Award Show has grown from a regional exhibit to one of national scope, encouraging artists in all media. This competition is the only artistic event devoted exclusively to the use of color. This year the Stamford Art Association celebrates its 37th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show.

JUROR: Devon Zimmerman, Ph.D. candidate, former Director's Assistant at Pace, Modern and Contemporary Art Department, Research Assistant at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA

Faber Birren Color Award $1,000
Stamford Art Association Award of Excellence $600
The Vivian & Stanley Reed Founders Award $400
Joyce & Bob Jones Award (2) $150
Wofsey Award $300

Categories: Painting, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Printmaking

-Original art in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional media, created in the last 3 years and not exhibited previously in the Faber Birren Show. Electronic media, performance art, and installations will NOT be accepted.
-All entries must be submitted electronically via EntryThingy.

-File format: JPEG only
-File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
-File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
-File size: 5 MB maximum
JPEG images MUST BE labeled as follows:
Example: Smith_Early Spring_12x16.jpg
Height must be given before width regardless of whether the work is a vertical or a horizontal.

-Dimensions not to exceed 60 inches high x 48 inches wide including frame. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass. Three-dimensional pieces must not exceed 60 pounds and 60 inches high, 40 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Work exceeding these dimensions will not be displayed due to space restrictions.


-A non-refundable fee of $35.00 per piece one entry and a $20 fee charged for each additional entry. Unlimited entries are permitted. Entry fees must be paid to Stamford Art Association through the entry form's Paypal link, which accepts credit cards. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs.
-Your entry will not be valid until payment is received.

-The gallery will take 25% commission on any work sold. Work not for sale must be marked 'N.F.S.'
No 'P.O.R.' (price on request) sales.

-Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely NO SUBSTITUTIONS of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

View your entry status by logging into EntryThingy with email and password the week of Aug. 14.

Sun. July 23: Entry deadline for the Stamford Art Association (SAA), 39 Franklin St. Stamford, CT 06901
Week of Aug. 1: Entries to Juror
Week of Aug. 14: Notify acceptances on EntryThingy website
Tues. Sept. 5: Deadline for delivery to agent. Information pertaining to agent & handling fees sent to accepted artists.
Thurs. Sept. 7: Deadline for delivery by agent to: SAA, 39 Franklin St. Stamford, CT 06901
Sept. 8 & 9: Hand-delivered work to: SAA, 39 Franklin St. Stamford, CT Fri./Sat. Noon - 3 pm
Week of Sept. 11: Juror to judge awards
Sun. Sept. 24: Opening Reception, 4 - 6 pm
Thurs. Oct. 26: Closing 3pm, Thursday
Oct. 27 & 28: Pick up hand-delivered work: SAA, 39 Franklin St. Stamford Fri./ Sat. Noon - 3 pm

Instructions for shipping, handling fees, labels and hand deliveries will be posted here the week of Aug. 14, 2017. Accepted work that needs to be shipped must be delivered to the shipping agent Fine Art Security Transport (800-573-1070), by Tues. Sept. 5th, 2017. Artwork cannot be shipped directly to the SAA gallery. Handling fees ($55 per artist, check made out to SAA) and all shipping information and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artists must prepay shipping to/fro agent and include return shipping information with artwork. Accepted works may be hand-delivered on Fri./Sat. Sept. 8 & 9, 2017 (Noon - 3 pm) SAA, 39 Franklin St. Stamford, CT 06901

Although the Stamford Art Association (SAA) will exercise care in handling all entries, we will not be responsible for loss or damage of any kind. Each artist must carry their own insurance for shipping and handling during the Faber Birren exhibition. Submitting work to this exhibit implies agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth above. The SAA may rescind the right of hanging or displaying any work misrepresented or unsuitably presented.