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THE TWENTY-FIRST BIENNIAL EXHIBITION 1949 THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART

A.  GENERAL 

The exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States and its possessions. The liberal endowments of Senator and Mrs. William A. Clark provide funds for cash prizes, totaling $5,200 and the expenses of the exhibition.  To be eligible, paintings must be original, in oil, oil-tempura, or encaustic, and not previously exhibited in Washington.  An artist may not submit more than two paintings, and only one may be accepted.

The exhibition's purpose is to show a representative group of the best paintings produced within the past two years, without regard to subject matter, and including all phases of professional artistic expression being currently practiced.

B. THE W. A. CLARK PRIZE AWARDS AND THE CORCORAN MEDALS.

FIRST PRIZE:  Two thousand dollars ($2,000) and the Gold Medal
SECOND PRIZE:  Fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) and the Silver Medal
THIRD PRIZE:  One thousand dollars ($1,000) and the Bronze Medal
FOURTH PRIZE: Five hundred dollars ($500) and the Honorable Mention Certificate
POPULAR PRIZE: Two hundred dollars ($200)

CONDITIONS
1. No painting will be considered for a prize award unless completed within the last two years.
2. A prize winner is ineligible for the same or a lesser Clark award in subsequent competitions.
3. Exhibitors who do not wish to compete for awards may so state on the entry cards.  This will be noted in the catalog and in the exhibition.
4. Work by the jury is ineligible for the prize awards.
5. The Gallery has an option until April 2 to purchase any painting awarded a Clark Prize.
6. The Popular Prize is awarded the artist whose painting receives the largest number of votes cast during the week of April ninth.

COMPOSITION OF THE JURIES
JURY OF SELECTION
PAUL SAMPLE, Chairman
MITCHELL JAMIESON
ABRAHAM RATTNER
HERMANN W. WILLIAMS, JR.

JURY OF AWARDS
PAUL SAMPLE
MITCHELL JAMIESON
HOMER SAINT-GAUDENS
HENRI MARCEAU

D.  CALENDAR AND INSTRUCTIONS
FEBRUARY [[strikethrough]] 14 [[/strikethrough]] ^[[10]] Last day for receiving entry cards at The Corcoran Gallery of Art.  Send all cards to THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON 6, D. C. Additional forms may be had upon request.
FEBRUARY [[strikethrough]] 18 [[/strikethrough]] ^[[14]] Last day for receiving paintings in New York.  Deliver entries to W. S. BUDWORTH & SONS, INC., 425 West 52nd Street, New York 19, New York.
FEBRUARY 18 Last day for receiving paintings at THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART.  Deliver work at the "E" Street entrance before 4:00 p. m.
FEBRUARY 28 Notices of jury action in New York will be mailed on this date.  Rejected unboxed work must be called for before March 8.
MARCH 9 Notices of jury action in Washington will be mailed on this date.  Rejected unboxed work must be called for before March 17.
MARCH 26 Private view 8:30 to 11:00 p. m.
MARCH 27 Public Opening
MAY 8 Close of Exhibition

E.  DETAILED INFORMATION FOR ENTRANTS

1.  The Jury of Selection meets in New York and Washington.  Artists may submit to either place, but not to both.
2.  No entrance fee is charged.
3.  Work is submitted for consideration at the expense of the artist.
4.  Rejected entries received by express or parcel post will be returned by express collect.
5.  Strong, weather-proofed, wooden crates, not cardboard containers, should be used.
6.  The Gallery's New York agent (W. S. Budworth and Son) will charge entrants for handling boxed paintings sent to New York.  Rejected unboxed paintings not picked up before March 8 are also subject to a storage charge by Budworth's.
7.  Accepted paintings will be transported from New York to Washington and returned to Budworth's at the Gallery's expense.  Boxed paintings will be sent on express prepaid to the address of origin.  Unboxed paintings will be called for at Budworth's.  Accepted work sent boxed to Washington will be returned by prepaid express to the place of origin.  Shipping charges occasioned by any change in return address will be at the expense of the individual.
8.  Rejected paintings shipped in a crate with accepted work will be held until the close of the exhibition unless the entrant elects to pay the cost of a new crate and packing and shipping charges made by the Gallery's agents.
9.  Paintings in the custody of the Gallery or its agents will receive careful handling; however, no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind from any cause is assumed by the Gallery, its officers, and agents.
10.  Each accepted painting will be insured for $100 in transit.  Special arrangements for additional coverage of an accepted painting may be made, provided the amount is specified on the entry card and is agreed to by the Gallery.
11.  The submission of paintings to the exhibition constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth herein and the acceptance of the action of the jury is final.

By Order of The Committee on Works of Art:

HERMANN W. WILLIAMS, JR.
Secretary and Director
THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART
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