36th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show

 Sept. 25 – Oct 27, 2016

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 (SAA) celebrates its 36th year of the Faber Birren National Color Award Show. 

JUROR: Michele Wijegoonaratna, PhD., Modern & Contemporary Art Department 
Research Associate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 


Faber Birren Color Award $1,000 
SAA 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

Entry Instruction Rules:
-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. 

-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 $30.00 per piece per entry. Unlimited entries are permitted. Entry fees must be paid to the SAA 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 the status of your entrance by logging into Entrythingy with email and password the week of August 8.

Default Instructions for Entrants After Entry is Submitted:
Artist Acceptance will be posted on the SAA's website www.stamfordartassociation.org the week of August 8

Additional Instructions for Bottom of Printable Entry:
Sun. July 24, 2016 Entry deadline for the SAA 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901 
Week of Aug.3 Entries to Juror 
Week of Aug. 8 Notify acceptances on Entrything's website 
Tues. Sept. 6 Deadline for delivery to agent. All information pertaining to agent & handling fees sent to accepted artists. 
Thurs. Sept. 8 Deadline for delivery by agent to: SAA
Sept 9, 10 Hand-delivered work to: SAA Fri. Noon - 3pm Sat. Noon - 3pm 
Week of Sept. 12 Juror to judge awards 
Sun. Sept. 25 Opening Reception 4-6pm 
Oct. 27 Closing 3pm, Thursday 
Oct. 28 & 29 Pickup hand-delivered work at the: SAA Fri. Noon - 3pm Sat. Noon - 3pm 

Instructions for Accepted Entrants:
Instructions for shipping, handling fees, labels and hand deliveries will posted on our website on the week of Aug. 8. Accepted work that needs to be shipped must be delivered to the shipping agent Fine Art Security Transport (800-573-1070), by Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. The artwork can not be shipped directly to SAA. Handling fees ($55 per artist, check made out to SAA) and all shipping information and return shipping postage must be included with the artwork. Artists must prepay shipping to and from shipping agent and include return shipping information with artwork. Accepted works may be hand-delivered only on Friday, September 9, 2016 (Noon - 3pm) and Saturday, September 10, 2016 (Noon - 3pm) SAA 39 Franklin Street Stamford, CT 06901

Terms of Entry for Entrants:
The Stamford Art Association (SAA) will not be responsible for loss or damage of any kind for any entry submitted. The SAA will exercise care in handling all entries. 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.