About this Exhibition
Strathmore welcomes artists to submit original artwork for Strathmore’s 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition: Prism: Connections in Color.
Color is an artistic tool that also impacts daily life in many facets. Colors influence our psychology as we shop, eat, or rest. They coordinate or compete in the lifestyle marketplace. Colors reflect mood, energy, status, and period. We date artifacts by available pigments, define seasons by hue and assign success or prestige in bronze, silver, and gold. Artists develop depth, sharpen contrast, and express ideas in faint or bold palettes. Whether in combination or in reduction, this call asks artists to develop art that conveys or examines subject matter or meaning through color theory open to fluorescent, monochromatic, neutral, metallic, and everything in between or beyond.
Artists from within the DMV region and beyond are encouraged to apply.
Zoma Wallace and Glen Kessler
Submissions will be evaluated on aesthetic value, mastery of craft, and relevance to the exhibition theme. Each artwork will be considered individually. There is no limit to how many works from one artist’s entry may be accepted.
Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, Second Prize, and Third Prize at the opening reception. Honorable Mentions will also be recognized.
All media are eligible (see category section below).
Any artwork previously exhibited or for sale at Strathmore is not eligible.
All artwork must be matted, framed, or otherwise made exhibition-ready. The Mansion at Strathmore uses the cable-based Arakawa hanging system. All hanging artworks must be fitted with ¾” d-rings or larger or use screw eyes with a ¼” diameter opening or larger. If artists use a metal frame, omni or screw hangers, they must be fitted to the frame. All d-rings, screw eyes, and omni or screw hangers should be installed at ¼ or less of the total height down from the top of the artwork to ensure that the artwork hangs flush to the wall. Cleats, sawtooth hangers, steel plates and wire, or any other hanging device requiring a nail in the wall are not acceptable hanging mechanisms.
All accepted video works will be displayed on an 11.5” monitor. Maximum size for 2D work is 56” by 48” framed. Maximum size for 3D work is 48” by 48” by 48”. Larger installations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding larger installations.
All works must be for sale.
Artists are responsible for delivery and removal of artworks, including any shipping costs.
All works submitted must be complete and may not be exhibited if the work that arrives differs from the image submitted.
Any accepted artwork will not, by any exception, be exhibited if not exhibition-ready upon drop-off, including installation of acceptable hanging mechanisms as listed above.
A submission fee of $33 is required for each artist submitting up to 8 works. Submission fees are non-refundable, but they are tax-deductible. Payment will be collected after submission and can be made by credit card or debit card via PayPal, or by check.
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