The d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA announces a call for artists for Strive, a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American dream. America was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and religious and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years. It continues to be at the center of much discussion and debate in the United States.
Deadline: 30 Jun 2019
Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration throughout American history and in today’s society. It spans from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today) to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts. It is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije and curated by d’Art Center Staff.
Juror biography: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Solomon Isekeije studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in the country’s Osun State. He studied sculpture with Agbola Folarin, printmaking with Bruce Onobrakeya, and wood carving with Lamidi Fakeye. Isekeije graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1992 and obtained his M.F.A. degree from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University in 2002 with specializations in printmaking and mixed media. He is currently head of Norfolk State University’s Art Department. Isekeije’s works of art have been shown in juried exhibitions worldwide including Daegu City, South Korea, where he received the Distinguished Arts Award, and Tokyo, Japan.
The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center. It includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk. Strive awards: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $300, and 3rd place: $150.
About d’Art Center
As Norfolk’s art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c(3), d’Art offers art education, programming, outreach, and events. Many of which are free and open to the public. D’Art houses studios occupied by professional resident artists working in a variety of media including painting, glass, ceramics, printmaking, and fiber art. Resident artists provide free, interactive demonstrations for the public.
Celebrating thirty years in 2016, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to include working artists’ studios. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.
After the Selden Arcade suffered damage from an explosion in April 2015, the d’Art Center moved to the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District. Currently across from the Chrysler Museum of Art, d’Art@Duke reopened to public in March 2016.
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Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invites artists working in all media to submit artwork to This Is America, a national juried exhibition. What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? Sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural climate?
Deadline: 20 Oct 2017
Submit works depicting what you love – or don’t love – about America today. Works should be a reflection upon or expression about some aspect of America and how you see it. $35 for up to two works, submitted online, open to artists living/working in the United States. Cash awards. The show is juried by Marsha Staiger, artist and Golden instructor with 30 years teaching experience. Her works are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Show runs November 27-December 29, 2017. Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017.
This Is America Artist Benefits
Chosen artists will be eligible for $500 in cash awards. The show will be promoted to extensive marketing and press contacts as well as on social media. A postcard promoting the show will be distributed locally and made available to all accepted artists. Opening reception will be at a First Friday event. First Friday openings at Gallery Underground feature food, drink, and music. They attract over 100 people every month. Sales of art will be promoted, with 70% of purchase price paid to artist.
About Gallery Underground
Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, is the premier art exhibition space for Arlington Artists Alliance members who are accepted into the gallery by jury. The artwork shown at Gallery Underground changes each month. An opening reception is held on the first Friday of every month. The gallery features juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery. Media includes paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, drawings, sculpture, photography, glass, ceramics, and jewelry.
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County, VA, a creative collaborative of 140 artists working in Arlington. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) arts organization, established in 2000 to serve and support visual arts in Arlington County. It provides professional development activities for local artists and serves the community through exhibits, instruction, mentoring, and outreach projects. Gallery Underground was voted “Best Art Gallery” in 2015 by the readers of Arlington Magazine.
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