Call for Entries
WEST END ARTISTS
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Curators: Deborah and Michael Padgett
EXHIBIT TITLE: LIFTED UP
EXHIBIT DATES: APRIL 13 – May 31, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 25, 9-11 A.M.
Artist/Community Reception: May 6, 6-8 P.M.
All West End, near West End, Saint Paul Visual Artists. Please submit, ASAP and prior to Saturday, March 20, 2010, via email to Deborah and Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact us with questions at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Submit up to five (5) digital (jpeg) images of 2-D work: drawings, paintings, prints, water-colors, mixed-media, photography, ceramic relief, metal relief. All work must look professional in its presentation, that is to say, though you may frame your own work, it must look polished and professional for presentation. No un-framed drawings, paintings, photographs or prints will be accepted. There is space for up to four large-scale canvas pieces on durable stretchers or hung by grommets (picture framing not required in this case). The bulk of available gallery space will accommodate work up to 36” wide by 60” tall.
• Please submit a one-page artist statement.
• Please be sure all work is labeled with your name, title of the piece, medium and dimensions.
Venue: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Gallery at Fellowship Hall. The venue consists of wall space to accommodate up to four large scale (up to 6 feet wide, by 8 feet height) 2-D images/work, excluding relief sculpture weighing more than 30 lbs. ) and space for approximately 25 smaller scale pieces not to exceed 36 inches width and 60 inches height. The Gallery is in an easily accessible area of the church and the area is used for a variety of classes, meetings and gatherings and is kept open through much of the daytime and evening during the week. The church cannot provide insurance for the exhibited work but has a long time record of exhibiting fine art without incident. Work may be sold through direct contact with the individual artist. Artists will be expected to deliver and retrieve their work to/from Gloria Dei or make special arrangements with Deborah and/or Michael. More on this once work has been selected for the exhibit…
Exhibit of 2-D artwork created by West End Artists at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Gallery. The proposed theme of the exhibit will be “LIFTED UP” in the sense of being spiritually/emotionally lifted, inspired, worshipful and/or awestruck. Images of nature, community, animal life all fit this theme. Abstract, non-representational work is highly applicable because it lifts and inspires (or comes from a sense of visitation outside the self…) much the same as music and dance represent this theme. [No images of violence, rage, nudity or explicit sexuality will be considered for this venue]. The church will hold an opening reception for the artists and congregation on a Sunday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. An evening reception is scheduled for May 6, (exact time to be determined).
Michael and Deborah Padgett will curate the exhibit on behalf of WEST END ARTS in connection with Ms. Tami Wold of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.