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CALL FOR ENTRIES

Architecture in Perspective 25

DEADLINE Friday, January 15, 2010

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators' annual international competition and exhibition further the Society's objectives by selecting its members' extraordinary work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of a year. Selected artwork is also reproduced in a companion catalogue that is sold through bookstores and ASAI.

The competition is open only to ASAI individual and corporate members in good standing and newly subscribed members (with entries). This is the second year since we introduced the Student Award of Excellence and student members are encouraged to enter.

For a full description of the competition and entry requirements download the poster (below left) OR scroll to the bottom of this page and download an abbreviated version, along with the entry form (below).
If you need additional information or would like a poster and entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 623-433-8782 or
hq@asai.org

Student Award of Excellence

DEADLINE Friday, January 29, 2010

In 2009, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators introduced a student member category to "Architecture in Perspective". Student members are invited to enter a maximum of 5 images which can include formal presentation renderings, informal sketches, study projects, drawings, paintings and computer imagery. The Student Award of Excellence winner will receive a Certificate of Excellence and the winning image will be included in the AIP exhibition which travels the United States and international venues. The winning image will also be published in the AIP catalogue and on the ASAI website. The jury, at their discretion, may also award Student Awards of Merit accompanied by a Certificate of Merit. Student entries will be judged by a separately convened jury which will include senior ASAI members.

For a full description of the competition and entry requirements download the poster (left) OR scroll to the bottom of this page and download an abbreviated version, along with the Student Entry form (below).
If you need additional information or would like a poster and entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 623-433-8782 or
hq@asai.org



JOIN AND ENTER - ONLINE
JOIN AND ENTER - PRINT AND MAIL

You can join and pay your membership online which will also allow you to upload your entry form and images online.

STEP 1
Join or Renew your membership
If you are a new member you will be issued with a username and password - please allow one working day for this process. Click here to join or renew your membership.

STEP 2
Log into Members Area when your payment has been processed. You will need your username and password to do this.

STEP 3
Purchase your entries by clicking on "AIP25 Competition"

Processing your competition entry purchase and data may take a few minutes. Logging on or off during this period will not effect the process and you can return at any time.

STEP 4
Upload your entries and forms by scrolling to the bottom of your "Edit My User Details & Member Gallery Page" and following directions.

Alternately, you can download your entry form and send as per directions to ASAI, 3301 North Garden Lane, Avondale, AZ/85392 USA.
Fax 623 444 7420
Email <hq@asai.org>



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Jury for Student Awards


Frank M. Costantino, ASAI, SI, JARA, FSAI
Frank Costantino is an architectural illustrator, watercolorist, teacher, and writer. A Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize recipient - and other Juror or Category Awards - from the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, he is one of only two professionals in the world with the Ferriss Prize and an Arthur Ross Award from ICA/Classical America.

Award-winning artworks from his thirty-five year career appear in more than forty-five books or catalogues. Since 1987, twenty-six of his illustrations have been juried into annual ASAI exhibitions.

As one of ASAI’s founders and President Emeritus, Mr. Costantino received the American Institute of Architects Institute Honors in 1995, and was recognized with an ASAI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, for his numerous contributions to the Society. A signature member of the New England Watercolor Society, and member of New York’s Salmagundi Club, he regularly conducts seminars around the country in architectural and fine art watercolor.


Jeff Mottle
Jeff Mottle is the President and Founder of CGarchitect Digital Media Corporation (www.cgarchitect.com), the leading online magazine for architectural visualization professionals. Having worked in the industry since 1997, Jeff has been involved in developing and speaking at conferences around the world including: Mundos Digitales, IMAGINA, VisMasters DMVC and the American Society for Architectural Illustrators conference (ASAI). He is immersed in many areas of the industry and actively pursues initiatives that help promote the growth of the field, including CGarchitect's yearly Architectural Visualization competition and 3D Awards. Jeff has also written articles for 3Dworld Magazine and has been quoted in Business week. He frequently acts as an expert judge in industry competitions and publications, including Ballistic Publishing's EXPOSE and ELEMENTAL books.

Jeff has worked for a number of companies including London based design communications firm, Smoothe, and more recently, as business development manager for VisMasters, an online software marketing and resource company for design visualization professionals.


James Gurney
James Gurney is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Dinotopia book series, which has been translated into eighteen languages in thirty-two countries. He designed the World of Dinosaurs stamps for the United States Postal Service and has worked on assignment for National Geographic magazine, painting reconstructions of Moche, Kushite, and Etruscan civilizations.

His unique blending of fact and fantasy has won Hugo, Chesley, Spectrum, and World Fantasy Awards. An exhibition of the artwork from Dinotopia began at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. will appear at the Delaware Art Museum in early 2010. His most recent book is Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist (Fall, 2009). Gurney lives in the Hudson River Valley of New York with his wife Jeanette and his blue parakeet Mr. Kooks—a living descendant of dinosaurs.






Competition Details

Deadlines:
Professional Entries - Friday, January 15, 2010.
Student Entries - Friday, January 29.



With this call for entries, ASAI announces Madison, Wisconsin as its conference venue October 20-24, 2010.

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators, ASAI, is a nonprofit professional organization whose principal purposes are to foster communication among architectural illustrators, to raise the standards of architectural rendering internationally, and to acquaint a broader public with the importance of such drawing as integral to the practice of architecture. ASAI’s annual international competition and exhibition further the society’s objectives by selecting its members’ most outstanding work and presenting it in major venues worldwide over the course of the year. Selected artwork is also reproduced on the website at www.asai.org. ASAI membership is open to all illustrators, architects, designers, students, and others engaged in the serious pursuit of architectural drawing as a design or presentation tool.

ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open only to existing ASAI members in good standing as well as to newly subscribed members (with membership accompanying entries). The Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize may only be awarded to an entrant once every six years. No one participating in the jury process may submit work for the competition.
*Student members may enter the Student Award Competition.


WHAT CAN BE ENTERED
Entries must be submitted on the ASAI web site (preferred) or via CD or DVD. Entries must constitute original work in any 2D medium (including digital images) representing proposed buildings, interiors, or architectural environments. No renderings of wholly existing (at time of drawing execution) buildings, interiors or environments will be accepted.

The original art need not be in the possession of the artist at the time of submission. However, if selected, the original must be made available for the entire traveling exhibition schedule (approximately 1 year).

The original artwork must be no larger than 42”x 72” (107 cm. x 183 cm.).

Entries must consist of high quality RGB-mode JPG files, no larger than 2000 x 1300 pixels. Digital files must be identified by the first four letters of the artist’s last name, followed by the artist's first initial, concluding with a two-digit number designating the image number. (Example: The file name for Andy Palladio’s second image submission would be: PALL-A-02)


Entries should be either:
1. Submitted to the ASAI web site at www.asai.org. Entrants must complete the online entry form and submit electronic payment, which will allow them to upload entered images. (This is especially preferred for international submissions.)

2. Mailed or couriered on a CD or DVD, with entry payment and appropriate entry forms for EACH submitted image, to:
ASAI
3301 North Garden Lane
Avondale, AZ 85392

Note: If submitting via mail or courier, overseas entrants should mark each package:
“Materials for Contest Only – No Commercial Value” No provision will be made by ASAI for US Customs or airport pickup. Therefore, international entries should not be sent by airfreight.

A maximum of 10 entries (IN DIGITAL FORMAT ONLY) from any artist will be allowed.
*Student members are allowed a maximum of 5 entries.

At a later date, selected artists will be required to submit CMYK-mode TIF files, close to but no larger than 3000 x 2400 pixels for inclusion in the printed and digital exhibition catalog.


SUBMISSION FORM
Please photocopy and submit a separate entry form for each image (available at www.asai.org) or submit electronically at www.asai.org. The information on your form should be written clearly or typed and will be used during the judging process, exhibition and catalogue preparation, mailing, awards ceremonies, and publicity associated with the winning entries. Please be precise.

Take care to identify your entry correctly on the submission; this identification will appear in the catalogue if the image is selected.


ENTRY FEES
ASAI members’ entry fee will be US$65 for the 1st image, and US$30 per image thereafter, with a maximum of 10 images. Non-ASAI members may join at the time of submission.
* Students’ entry fee will be US$15 for the first image and US$5 per image thereafter, with a maximum of 5 images.


MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Individuals: US$170 in North America; US$205 Elsewhere
Corporate: US$300
*Student: US$35


Overseas entrants may use a credit card or make a payment using an international bank draft, an international postal money order or a check in US funds drafted on a US bank. Entry fees are non-refundable. Each selected artist will be responsible for expenses related to publication and exhibition of their artwork.

JUDGING CRITERIA
The Jury will select the finest work, representing a cross-section of architectural illustrations, encompassing a range of media, building types and rendering styles, including perspectives and orthographic views. Artwork may be either black and white or color, and in any 2D medium — hand-done or digital. Images may be client-commissioned, self-commissioned, competition entries or entirely imaginary (this information to be noted on the entry form). Approximately 60 entries will be selected for exhibition and inclusion in the catalogue, with no more than one selection per artist or firm.
*Student entries will be judged by a separately convened jury which will include senior ASAI members. Jury details will be announced on the website.


ENTRY CATEGORIES
There are three categories for entry submissions and judging:

FORMAL CATEGORY—Formal presentation renderings, drawings, paintings and computer imagery.

SKETCH CATEGORY—Informal sketches, drawings, paintings and computer imagery.
Artists must designate the category for each entry. However, the jury reserves the right to reassign categories.


*STUDENT MEMBER CATEGORY— Includes formal presentation renderings, informal sketches, study projects, drawings, paintings and computer imagery.

AWARDS AND PRIZES
The entry unanimously selected by the jury as most deserving of the honor of Best in Show will appear on the cover of the exhibition catalogue and will be featured in publicity surrounding the show. The winning entrant will be awarded the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize, a framed, specially cast medallion.

Certificates will be awarded to the Formal Category, Sketch Category and Three Juror’s Award winners.

The Members’ Choice Award is selected by the votes of ASAI members. The winner will announced at the ASAI conference in Madison and receive a certificate. The remaining selected entries will receive an Award of Excellence certificate.

* The Student Award of Excellence winner will receive a Certificate of Excellence. The jury, at their discretion, may also award Student Awards of Merit accompanied by a Certificate of Merit.

The recipients and their awards will be announced and presented at ASAI’s annual conference and awards ceremony October 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin.


NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION
Jurying will take place early in February, 2010. Notification of results will be made to all entrants via the website approximately one month later. Winners will be notified of their selection for an award or inclusion in the exhibition, together with related costs for providing their artwork. Entrants whose work is selected by the jury will be expected to submit digital files in early Spring 2010 (exact date to be determined), to guarantee inclusion in the website and catalogue. Original artwork will need to be available by Early Summer 2009 (exact date to be determined), for presentation at the opening gallery exhibition.

SELECTED EXHIBITORS
At a later date, selected artists will be required to submit CMYK-mode TIF files no larger than 3000 x 2400 pixels for the printed exhibition catalog.

Artists will be responsible for the costs of photographing, framing and shipping their artwork. These expenses will vary depending on the size and location of the artwork.


PUBLICATION
Submission of an entry acknowledges the right of ASAI to use it for exhibition, publication.

DEADLINE
Promptness and adherence to deadlines is critical for publishing schedules. All deadlines and other requirements must be met. All entries must be received at ASAI’s office in Avondale, Arizona by Friday, January 15, 2010.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please send all materials and direct all inquiries regarding the competition or ASAI
membership to:

ARCHITECTURE IN PERSPECTIVE 25 COMPETITION
ASAI
3301 North Garden Lane
Avondale, AZ 85392
USA
Tel: 623-433-8782 Fax: 623-444-7420
E-mail: hq@asai.org Website: www.asai.org



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