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Hot / Cool – Call For Artists

Hot / Cool – Call For Artists

Gallery Underground in Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington DC, invites all United States artists to enter its national juried show Hot / Cool, May 1-25, 2018.

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Deadline: 30 Mar 2018

Artists are encouraged to creatively interpret the terms hot and cool, which can describe colors, temperatures, desirability, popular culture, presentation, or appearance. Red is hot, blue is cool, trends can be hot, jazz can be cool, fashion can be either hot or cool, people can look hot and act cool.

Up to five artworks may be submitted to Hot / Cool: $35 for up to two pieces. $6 fee per subsequent entry, up to three more. Juried by internationally known artist and instructor Glen Kessler. Reception will be held Friday, May 4th from 5-8 PM featuring wine, refreshments, and music. Total $500 cash awards for Best in Show, Second, and Third Place. Gallery Underground will market the show and produce a postcard which will be distributed to the Crystal City area.

About Gallery Underground

Gallery Underground is a brick and mortar gallery in Crystal City in Arlington, VA, voted “Best Art Gallery” by the readers of Arlington Magazine. Their First Friday opening receptions attract several hundred visitors. The most recent national juried show was favorably reviewed in the Washington Post in December. Gallery Underground 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. They feature juried solo and group shows in the Focus Gallery and members’ work in the Main Gallery, including paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and 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. It is 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.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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This Is America – Call For Artists

This Is America – Call For Artists

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?

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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.

For more information, contact art@galleryunderground.org.

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