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THE POWER OF NATURE

Arlington Artists Alliance

Members-Only Juried Exhibition

 

Arlington Artists Alliance members are invited to submit works depicting the theme “The Power of Nature.” Not only does the Earth provide us with everything we need to survive, like air to breathe and material to build our shelters, but it also provides us with inspiration for art. The complex beauty of nature has inspired many artists, whether in the array of colors in a sunset or the natural geometry of a pinecone. For this show, artists are asked to be inspired by the natural world and to interpret the beauty and importance of our natural surroundings:  natural objects, wildlife, geographical, and natural environments. All media accepted. Cash prizes awarded. Please note that this show is open ONLY to Arlington Artists Alliance members.

Juried by legendary DC artist Lilian Thomas Burwell.
 

R E Q U I R E M E N T S:

All media accepted.

Digital Entries accepted online only at:

 

Entry fee: $25 for up to 2 digital Images – jpeg format only, 72 or 300 dpi, not larger than 1,000 pixels on longest side. The entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Artists will not be granted refunds of their submission fee for any reason whatsoever. By applying to the show the artist acknowledges that the fee will not be refunded for any reason.

Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant and not based on any copyrighted work – no giclees or reproductions except for photography. Note: photography must be matted, under glass – photos printed on canvas will not be accepted. All work MUST be for sale, priced at $100 and up. Please do not price work below $100.

 

C A L E N D A R:

Entry Deadline.....................................................12PM, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Notifications to artists.................................................By Wednesday July 25, 2018

Receiving...........................................................10am-2pm, Saturday, July 28, 2018

Exhibit opens.........................................................................Monday, July 30, 2018

Reception, Awards Ceremony..........................5pm to 8pm, Friday, August 3, 2018

Exhibition closes.........................................................6pm, Friday, August 31, 2018

Artists pick up work..............................10am to 2pm, Saturday September 1, 2018

 

FRAMING STANDARDS (more detailed framing standards will be sent to you)

All two-dimensional works on paper must be under glass or plexiglass. Photographs must be matted and framed, not printed on stretched canvas. Works on canvas must be either in frames or gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted. All work must be ready for presentation with the appropriate framing, hanging wires, etc. No spring clips; work must be screwed into frame; No saw-tooth hanging - wire only.  Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter a work, change the sales price, nor withdraw or remove a work after it has been accepted.  All work must be for sale and must be removed from any online sales venue for duration of show. Gallery Underground reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not match the images submitted or meet the criteria enumerated here. Art will be inspected to verify that it meets the framing standards. Any work not meeting the framing standards will not be hung in the show.

S A L E S:

Sales will be promoted.  All work must be for sale. AAA will retain a 20% commission on all sales.
 

P H O T O G R A P H Y:
Gallery Underground reserves the right to photograph entries for purposes of publicity, documentation and promotion.

L E G A L   A G R E E M E N T:
Submission of entry constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with all of the conditions and terms contained in this prospectus.  No work accepted into this agreement may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. All decisions of the Juror are final.

A B O U T   T H E J U R O R:

Lilian Thomas Burwell studied abstract expressionism with famed artist Benjamin Abramowitz in the mid 1960s and she worked in this genre until the early 1980s. Following the death of her mother, her work moved into the sculptural with hand carved wood and "paintings as sculpture"

She is a longtime member of the Washington, D.C. and African-American arts communities.Burwell has exhibited in over 20 exhibits in the United States and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Anacostia Community Museum, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. In 1997, Hampton University Museum held a 30-year retrospective of her work and published From Painting to Painting as Sculpture: the Journey of Lilian Thomas Burwell.

Her curatorial career spans 15 years and includes founding director of the Alma Thomas Memorial Gallery in Shaw for the D.C. Department of Education, curatorial director of the Sumner Museum and Archives, designer of arts curriculum for DCPS, art teacher at Pratt Institute NYC, head of visual arts department at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and adjunct art teacher as recently as 2012 at Anne Arundel Community College.

Q U E S T I O N S
Email curators Sandi Parker, Steena Fullmer and Lynn Coates at art@galleryunderground.org
Phone: 571-483-0652

 

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