Call For Art > CFA: DARK - juror: Nancy Toomey DEADLINE: Sept 4
CFA: DARK - juror: Nancy Toomey DEADLINE: Sept 4
Arc Gallery, SF CA -- Jul 24, 2014 --
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CALL FOR SUBMISSION

"Dark" National Juried Exhibition - Deadline: September 4, 2014
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DESCRIPTION:
The doors of perception - opening the dark to the light - create the space between things that defines us, our ideas and our dreams.  As the dark shifts and morphs, the shades take on different meaning, and ideas and concepts stand out.  The artist feels something on a subtle level and is driven to express it, not from a conscious but from a subconscious mind. This opening of the subconscious enables the artist to create new work manifesting their personal observation of the world. Artists create their forms and color out of this space - thus inspiring the viewer to create new choices about how they see reality. 

What is dark, what was hidden, what needs to be revealed? This exploration of "Dark" showcases the artists' creation of new and alternative realities, where the worlds of landscapes, figures, architecture, objects, and natural phenomena are emphasized or subverted, revealed or obscured, and investigates the many layers that surround our traditional sense of the real. The artist’s dreams are brought to light from the dark.

We are searching for art that captures this elusive place, deep within the creative spirit which captures a moment in time, with the elements of line, form and color - artwork that invites and opens an interaction with the viewer and thereby creates the possibility of alternative realities - either mentally, perceptually or structurally; challenging the status quo.


CATEGORIES ACCEPTED
Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

VENUE
Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco 94103

JUROR: Nancy Toomey of Toomey Tourell Fine Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA

Nancy Toomey graduated from New York University (Art History) in 1978 and did graduate work at UCLA. She has been the owner of Toomey Tourell Fine Art Gallery for over 15 years in it’s current location. Though based in San Francisco, Toomey Tourell represents artists from around the globe embracing a variety of disciplines. Through its exhibitions, the gallery encourages the development of artists, and fosters the myriad techniques and concepts that identify the contemporary art market. The shifting style and tone of the shows defies easy categorization, but a shared priority of artistic investigations and quality mark the exhibitions as a whole.
Visit:  http://www.toomey-tourell.com


JUROR’S AWARD
A Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate will be presented to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the "Dark"  theme. 

ELIGIBILITY

Artists residing in the United States

DEADLINE: 
September 4, 2014

EXHIBITION DATES
November 8, 2014 - December 6, 2014

“DARK” OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, November 8 7-9PM

“DARK” ARTIST TALK & CLOSING RECEPTION
Saturday, December 6 12 NOON -2PM

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and on the Arc On-line Gallery. The juror will also select works that will be shown in the Arc On-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the 1,000 square feet physical limitation of the gallery.


NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. A maximum of two entries per person is allowed. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal.