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Forced Perspective Fine Arts Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Forced Perspective Fine Arts Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for Forced Perspective, their 35th annual Fine Arts Exhibition.  When experiences challenge our worldview or encounters lead to a reexamination of long-held beliefs, we realize jarring truths or witness inescapable realities. Artists and audiences are invited to consider how enduring discomfort affects how we relate to ourselves, each other, and the world.

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Enter by: 15 March 2024

Artists working in all media may apply for Forced Perspective, a juried multimedia presentation that contributes a fresh and unique perspective in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival. The exhibition will be installed in the newly renovated Fourth Floor Gallery of the Decatur Library, part of the DeKalb County Public Library. The show will run May 2 – June 14, 2024, in Decatur, Georgia.

Forced Perspective Awards

  • Best of Show:  $1,000
  • Gold Award:  $700
  • Silver Award:  $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection. Local institutions and universities frequently purchase exhibiting artwork. Purchase awards will be publicly announced on the exhibition website.

This is the 35th year of this exhibition. It reaches more the 60,000 in the month of May. There are dedicated institutional purchases from every exhibition.

About City of Decatur

The City of Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, is located just east of and adjacent to the city of Atlanta’s in-town communities and near the metro area suburbs. With more than 200 shops and restaurants in commercial districts around the Square and in historic Oakhurst Village, Decatur is a popular shopping, dining, entertainment, and arts destination. Twenty-four thousand residents live in Decatur’s quiet, tree-lined neighborhoods and downtown condominiums, and as the DeKalb County seat, this thriving commercial community is the epicenter of county business.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has expanded its impact. Today the 501c3 brings a full spectrum of arts to the community through outdoor art installations, live music, community classes, and exhibitions. All are free and open to the community and the Atlanta metro area. The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase art access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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