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The Gallery of Imladris

Lende mi tere sinome an tuuva alasse mi i vanesseva carmë, ar enyala i lindalëva karala.

I Carmë Sambeva Imladris
Lende mi tere sinome an tuuva alasse mi i vanesseva carmë, ar enyala i lindalëva karala.*

Welcome to the Galleries of Imladris

Join us for a celebration of Tolkien-inspired art
at the Gathering of the Fellowship 2006, Toronto!

We will have two galleries:

The Chamber of Elendil

A very special exhibit of works from the best Tolkien-inspired artists in the world.
Featuring original pieces by:

John Howe
Jef Murray
Ted Nasmith

The Hall of Fire

An exhibit of sampled art by ordinary
J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis fans, submitted for judging in

The Gathering of the Fellowship
Fan Art Contest.



The Gathering of the Fellowship Fan Art Contest

Online gallery coming soon...

The Gathering of the Fellowship is pleased once again to begin its art competition, for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. If you share a love of these literary works with a talent for artistic expression, this gallery will allow you to display your work for the world to see. Your art will be displayed on our website, and the very best of the gallery will be selected for exhibition in the Hall of Fire at the Gathering of the Fellowship 2006 Convention in Toronto. The art will then be judged by our volunteer jury, and prizes will be awarded.

Rules

Beginning immediately, we will accept submissions to the Fan Art Contest, in the following categories:
  • Paintings: oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, gouache, etc.
  • Drawing: graphite, charcoal, ink
  • 3-D Art: clay, sculpture, glass, metal, etc.
  • Young Artist: age 13-17, any media
Note: We will not accept submissions of CGI, poster art, or photography.

Art must depict or interpret a scene or character from any of J.R.R. Tolkien's or C.S. Lewis's literary works. We will consider works showing scenes or actors from New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings movies, Mirvish's The Lord of the Rings Stage Production, or Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia movie, as long as the interpretation is deemed original by the jury.

There is a $10.00 USD Jury Fee, which allows between 1 and 3 submissions. There is a limit of 3 submissions per artist. Payment of the Jury Fee does not guarantee that your work will be selected for exhibition in the live show—only that your work will be displayed in the online gallery and considered by the jury for the live show.

Should your artwork be accepted into the live show, you will be competing for ribbons and prizes. There will be a Best in Show award, and a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award in each category. The jury will only consider pieces on display for the awards.

All artwork selected to be exhibited in the Hall of Fire must be brought to the Convention. The Gathering of the Fellowship will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the costs associated with this process, including shipping and/or customs expenses. Therefore, we VERY STRONGLY suggest that you accompany your work to the Gathering event.

To offset the cost of displaying artwork, there will be a $20 USD Hanging Fee per piece, payable at the live show upon delivery of the artwork to the Gallery Administrators (galleries@gatheringofthefellowship.org). This fee will be waived if the artist brings his or her own easel for display.

Note: Jury Fees and Hanging Fees will be applied directly to the costs of displaying the art in the live gallery. Any proceeds will go towards ProLiteracy Worldwide, our event beneficiary.

Entries will be accepted through June 1st, 2006. The selection of art for the live gallery will take place the first part of June, and the results of the judging will be posted in the online gallery by June 15th.

Submitting Art

To submit your art to the Fan Art Contest, please follow these instructions carefully:
  • Send a separate email for each piece (maximum of 3 submissions per artist) to contests@gatheringofthefellowship.org.
  • In each email, attach a high-resolution scan/photograph of your artwork (no larger than 1 MB please). You may send multiple photographs of your 3-D submission.
  • The subject of the email should be: "GOTF Fan Art Contest Entry".
  • The entry MUST include your real name. You may use a pseudonym in the online gallery, but real names will be displayed in the live gallery. In order to enter the contest, we will need:
  1. Your full, real name
  2. A pseudonym (optional)
  3. Your age
  4. Your mailing address
  5. Your email address
  6. Your telephone number
  7. Title of the piece
  8. Description of the subject (character/scene name, source, etc.)
  9. Size of the piece (dimensions if 2-D, framed or unframed; dimensions including height if 3-D)
  10. Medium(s) used
  • The Jury Fee payment of $10 USD must be received before your art will be displayed in the online gallery. This fee allows 3 submissions; you do NOT have to pay the Jury Fee for EACH submission. You may send your payment via PayPal (click here), or you can send a cheque or money order by post to:
The Gathering of the Fellowship Fan Art Contest
82 Ravenswood Drive
Brampton, Ontario  L6Y 4A1
Canada

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact the Gallery Administrators at galleries@gatheringofthefellowship.org.

Jury

To be announced.

Prizes

To be announced.

* The Art Chamber of Imladris
"Enter through here to find joy in the beauty of art, and commemorate the music of creation."
(Quenya translation by NenyaofDiadron)



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