Rules & Agreements

12 Inches of Sin international juried art show is open to all artists, national and international, working in all mediums. Rules and Agreements below should be read for participating artists.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

SIZE LIMITATION FOR EXHIBITION:

No dimension on any medium can exceed 12 inches (.3048 meters) in size (and short films must be under 3 minutes in time).

COMPETITION, PROMOTION AND EVENTS:
Artworks submitted to the competition will be eligible for the following:

EXHIBITED WORKS: Invited Artists will be exhibited through 12 Inches of Sin’s curator, Sin City Gallery.

MARKETING SUBMITTED WORKS: All artists are welcome to promote the works of art that they have submitted through their own marketing channels. 12 Inches of Sin, and its curator, Sin City Gallery, will promote all accepted works of art at its discretion for the purposes of promoting the 12 Inches of Sin exhibition. 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, will ask for artists permission in writing for any promotional opportunities outside of 12 Inches of Sin marketing endeavors.

WEB DISPLAY: Artworks will be displayed on the website of 12ofsin.com,  www.sincitygallery.com, related e-commerce sites and social media affiliations.

SALE OF ARTWORK: Artworks will be available for sale on www.12ofsin.com, www.sincitygallery, related e-commerce sites and social media affiliations for one year unless otherwise agreed upon for a longer period of time. The artist will receive 50% of any sale proceeds.  12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery. will contact the artist should a discrepancy occur between listed price and fair market value in order to generate sales. Artwork must be in the possession of Sin City Gallery for it to be listed for sale. 

BEST IN SHOW: Artists who receive first place entry are invited to participate in future curated exhibitions through Sin City Gallery. 

ENTRY FEE:
Electronic submission form, examples of artwork and entry fees must be received for consideration. Entry fees are non-refundable.

FORMAT OF ONLINE ENTRIES:  All images to be uploaded should be JPG | 72 dpi | Less than 750kb.  All videos must provide a url link for review.  Invited artists to exhibit will be required to submit JPG | 300 dpi upon confirmation of acceptance to the exhibition.

LIMITS OF TASTE:
Art does not imply a lack of decency and respect for others. As different countries have different rules concerning the exhibition and sale of art, it is the artists’ responsibility to abide by the laws, customs, and societal limits. 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, reserves the right to disqualify any works, which in its opinion might be offensive to such standards.

ARTIST OWNERSHIP MUST BE FREE AND CLEAR:
Artist represents and warrants that any art submitted to the competition is an original work of art created by the artist, and that artist owns all the rights to such work, free of any claims of others that would prevent or interfere with use of and participation of the work in the competition, or that would conflict with these rule or any use allowed by these rules. Third parties holding rights described above may submit such art provided they have the written permission of the Artist who created such work, that they have the written agreement of the artist to be bound by these rules, and that they have all the other rights described in this paragraph. If a work of art has been created by more than one artist, the written consent of each such co-creator must be provided, and the submitting party must have all of the rights set forth above. Third party submitters or co-artists are included by reference whenever the term “Artist” is used. Any written permission required as set forth in this paragraph must be provided to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, no later than submission of the art. Artists and third party entrants warrant and represent that any information they have supplied to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, in connection with the competition is true and correct. Artist is responsible for obtaining all model releases, and producing model releases to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, on demand. Artist warrants and represents that the original of any art is available and will be shipped to 12 Inches of Sin via its curator, Sin City Gallery, upon request in accordance with the terms of the Rules and Agreements.

VISAS: 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, are not responsible for visas or any other legal documentation to enter the country, nor for any customs duties.

COMPLIANCE WITH (18 USC 2256 et seq.):
Artist warrants, represents, and certifies that if any art submitted by artist contains sexually explicit conduct as defined in United States’ 18 USC § 2256, then such artist has fully and completely complied with the requirements of United States’ 18 USC § 2257 and 18 USC § 2257A. Artist shall supply copies of all records required by United States 18 USC § 2257 and 18 USC § 2257A to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, upon request, and Artist certifies that such records are true, accurate, and complete.

LIKENESS OF ARTIST:
The competition is being held to promote the art, the artist, the competition itself and the enjoyment of art by a greater number of admirers, and to that extent artist supports the use of artist’s likeness in any and all aspects of the show and associated events. Artist agrees that artist’s, name, image, likeness, and voice (collectively, “Likeness”) may be used by 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, in the show and associated events, in any and all medium, in any media, tangible or intangible, irrevocably and in perpetuity, throughout the world. 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, may provide material containing artist’s likeness to the news media, or to other third parties for inclusion in materials in any media or in any medium in any place or territory, without limitation. Notwithstanding the above, artist’s likeness can only be used to the same extent as the works pursuant to the Limited Rights.

LIMITED RIGHTS:
Each entering Artist grants 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, the right to reproduce the artwork, to convert the works from one medium to another as required, and to display the art for the gallery exhibition fliers, virtual display, art books and grand prize, (collectively, the “competition events”). This grant of rights extends to any and all medium, in any media, tangible or intangible, throughout the world. This grant of rights includes not just the competition events, but also any type of promotional events for the competition, the competition events, the 12 Inches of Sin and Sin City Gallery websites, the competition promotions, the arts and/or the Works themselves (collectively, the show and events), including publications, appearances, broadcasts, news articles or interviews, performances, internet placements, internet audio or video, advertising and marketing, and educational materials, to name a few examples. Artist grants 12 Inches of Sin and Sin City Gallery the right to sell the Works as reproductions in related art books and art catalogs associated with the 12 Inches of Sin juried art exhibitions.  12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, reserves the right to edit, modify, adapt, copyright, publish, use and reproduce entry without further compensation. The license created by this agreement shall be perpetual and irrevocable. Artist retains all copyrights to the art that artist submits.  Any additional reproductions outside of the art book and art catalogs, subsequent marketing and promotional materials, will be agreed upon between the artist, and 12 Inches of Sin and it’s curator, Sin City Gallery.

RELEASE OF ARTWORK: By submitting artworks to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, the Artist, being the legal owner of, or having the right to certain artworks, or series of art works to be used by 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, does grant to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, and its legal representatives, agents and assigns, the full right to incorporate images of said artworks in 12 Inches of Sin art books and art catalogs, compilations of art from 12 Inches of Sin juried art exhibitions, as well as other promotional materials for 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery.  12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, shall solely own the copyright in the aforesaid art work(s), and any advertising or promotional material for such artwork. 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery shall have all rights to use said artwork or images of the aforementioned artwork, in all media now known or hereinafter devised, and in all territories worldwide, in perpetuity. The Artist also consents to the use of the images of said artwork in any printed matter and advertising and marketing materials used to promote 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery. The Artist hereby waives any right that he/she may have to inspect or approve 12 Inches of Sin art books and art catalogs, compilations of art from 12 Inches of Sin juried art exhibitions, or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection therewith, or the use to which it may be applied. 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, hereby agrees that any proceeds derived from the sale, publication or use of the artworks for 12 Inches of Sin art books and art catalogs,  compilations of art from 12 Inches of Sin juried art exhibitions, shall become the property of 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, and used exclusively for the advancement of 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, and its participants. The undersigned hereby releases, discharges, and agrees to hold harmless 12 Inches of Sin and it’s curator, Sin City Gallery, its legal representatives, and assigns, and all persons acting under its permission or authority, or those for whom it is acting, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur in the production of 12 Inches of Sin art books and art catalogs, compilations of art from 12 Inches of Sin juried art exhibitions, or other promotional materials or in any subsequent processing thereof. The Artist hereby warrants that he/she is of full age and has every right to contract in his/her copyright ownership.

VOTING:
Entrants agree that works of art are not susceptible to completely quantifiable standards of evaluation, that the committees will ultimately set their own criteria, and that any criteria is consistently, fairly applied and proper. 12 Inches of Sin provides electronic voting and additionally asks the judges the following questions: 1) Is the work exceptional? 2) Is the artwork unique?

PROMOTERS DECISIONS FINAL:
In the event of any dispute arising from, related to, or connected with the competition, other than the decisions of the judges, the decision of 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, or its designated agent, will be final. Any such decision will be in the sole discretion of 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery.

SHIPPING:
Artist is responsible for securing, arranging, and paying for cost of transportation and delivery of the art to 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, and for securing, arranging, and paying for cost of transportation of return of the works. Any art left with 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, more than 1 year after the exhibition without any communication by 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, and Artist to recover the artwork will be deemed abandoned by Artist, and 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, may sell the abandoned art. Artist releases 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, from any and all claims and demands of any kind regarding damage or injury during delivery to and from 12 Inches of Sin and it’s curator, Sin City Gallery.

RISK AND INDEMNIFICATION:
Artist agrees that display of the work at the competition is at artist’s own risk. 12 Inches of Sin, and its curator, are not responsible for any loss or damage arising from, connected with or related to theft, fire, vandalism, negligence, defamation, negligent display, water or flood, natural disasters, or any other occurrence, except that 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, are responsible for its own acts of willful misconduct or gross negligence. Artist hereby indemnifies and holds harmless, and agrees to defend 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, against any claims or demands arising out of or related to injury or damage caused by the work, or from claims of infringement. 12 Inches of Sin, and its curator, Sin City Gallery, are not responsible for the appearance or non-appearance of committee members or their conduct. 12 Inches of Sin and its curator, Sin City Gallery, are not responsible for the behavior of any guests or members of the public at the competition. Artist is responsible for obtaining insurance to cover damage to the works from any cause.  Artist may contact 12 Inches of Sin, and its curator, Sin City Gallery, to discuss insurance coverage in greater detail.

PRIVACY POLICY:
Artist contact information (email address, telephone) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists. All artist emails are added to our future events announcement email list.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS:
By submitting works to 12 Inches of Sin competition, artists agrees to the rules set forth herein.

DEADLINE:

Due to the recent political climate in the United States and its impact to our foreign neighbors, 12 Inches of Sin will be supporting the international arts community by postponing this year’s international juried art exhibition and festival. As 12 Inches of Sin has received submissions from artists in 26 countries, we recognize that the juried art exhibition depends on international participation.

A date will be announced for judging.  For those who choose to support us and desire to submit their art for consideration, 12 Inches of Sin will post your entries online for our patrons to enjoy while we determine a final date for 12 Inches of Sin VIII.

Submit to 12 Inches of Sin today!