Superstition 13 Invites Artists to Investigate Superstition and the Esoteric.


Exhibition Title: Superstition 13 

Exhibition Dates: September 13th (Friday) – October 31, 2013

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm June 30, 2013

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Superstition 13 invites artists to investigate superstition and the esoteric.  It is a juried exhibition of the original black art – the inky arts of the book.

The exhibition will explore the ways in which superstitions affect our lives. The exhibition opens on Friday, September 13, 2013, and the fun will continue through the closing party on Hallowe’en — Thursday, October 31, 2013 — where we invite everyone to come as their favorite superstition or maledictum. In between, we’ll offer workshop classes on captivating themes such as the “Exquisite Corpse”, and host a spell-binding night of “Struck-by-Lightning” talks and fortune card readings.

The exhibition will also take a look at the historical with an educational view of some gorgeous quasi-artists’ books of historical esoterica and a discussion of their Jungian influences. And finally, the heart and soul of the art will be captured within a four-color exhibition catalog.


Entry information:


Open to all artists in the United States, 18 years of age or older. Entries must be original work completed by the artist submitting. Submitted images of artwork must accurately represent the work that will appear in the show. We reserve the right to deny artwork that differs from the images submitted.


Open to all interpretations of the book and paper arts. Please include specific dimensions with your entry. SFCB reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, cumbersome, or potentially hazardous. Work must be framed, when applicable, and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Acrylic glazing only; NO GLASS. All art must be labeled with artist’s name, title, medium and year. Special installation instructions must be approved by SFCB; please include any special installation instructions with submission of entry form.


Entry Fee

A non-refundable fee of $35* is required for application and entry of up to 3 pieces. Only online entries will be considered. Submissions are not considered complete until payment is made.

*Special rate for CBAA Students members: CBAA Student Members are eligible to pay a nonrefundable $20 application fee for up to 3 entries. Only online submissions will be considered. Submissions are not considered complete until payment is made.

Deadline for Entry: June 30

Jury Period: July 1-12th  Artist Notification: July 15th; Artists will be notified by email.


Shipping and Delivery  All accepted entries must ship to be received by SFCB between August 15, 2013 and August 31, 2013. Shipped work should arrive in a reusable container with return postage or prepaid shipping documents and correct return labeling. Please label all packing materials with your name. Be sure to indicate insurance value for shipping both ways. Hand-delivered artwork may be dropped off August 15, 2013 through August 31, 2013 between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm only.

Following the close of the exhibition, artwork may be picked up between November 4, 2013 and November 8, 2013, between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please arrange for a representative to pick up your work if you are unable. Artwork remaining at SFCB beyond the specified pick-up dates will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee. Shipped artwork will be packaged and shipped by November 15, 2013. Return of work without return postage or prepaid shipping documents will be delayed. SFCB reserves the right to discard any artwork remaining on hand after December 15, 2013.

Sales  Artists are encouraged to sell their work. Artists receive 60% of the sale price for work that is sold. In the past, public interest in available work has been high and SFCB believes such artist-collector dialogue is a vibrant part of exhibitions. All work must have a declared value for insurance purposes, even if it is not for sale.

Liability  Artwork accepted for the exhibition will be insured by SFCB from the time it is received and inspected by SFCB staff until artwork is returned to the artist or artist’s agent or delivered to a postal carrier. Delivery and pickup are the responsibility of the artist. During the exhibition, artwork will be insured against all physical loss or damage from any external cause. Insurance is limited to the wholesale value at the time of loss. If damage occurs and the piece can be repaired, liability will be limited to the cost of such repair.


Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth in this call for entries and acceptance that the decisions of the jurors are final. SFCB may photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes. Artists may not withdraw accepted entries before the close of the exhibition. SFCB is not responsible for refunding entry fees or allowing artists to change submission information for artworks that do not meet above rules.


Important Dates:

Call for Entries            January 31

Deadline for Entries      June 30

Jury Period                              July 1- July 12

Notification                            July 15

Artwork Delivery          August 15- August 31

Artwork Pick up          November 4 – November 8

Artwork Shipped                     November 15



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