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Capturing Essence

Open Call to Artists

Open Call to Artists

Submission Deadline March 22nd

Opens: April 5th | 6:00pm

Closes: April 25th | 5:00pm

SBDAC’s Captial Gallery

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An open-call exhibition of portrait art

“Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially (but not limited to) one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.”

Among one of the oldest, simplest, and most common art forms is portraiture. While the portrait is most often associated with the depiction of a person’s face, it can be far more than that. A portrait captures not only a person’s features but their essence. Through style and substance, an artist can translate their subject’s mood and spirit in a myriad of ways, lending the canvas or photograph an identity of its own. People are extraordinary and complex; portraits are the way that we explore those complexities, exposing the simple and beautiful details that reveal the true nature of a person. With “Capturing Essence” we invite artists of all skill levels to undertake the challenge of portraiture with any subject of their choosing.

Open to all mediums including painting, drawing, mixed media, and photography.

NO AI ALLOWED

The use of AI (artificial intelligence) of any kind, on the creation of the art is not allowed, even if it is just partially, art is subject to removal from the exhibition in the case that is found to be done with the use of AI.

Submission Guidelines for Capturing Essence

Please read them carefully before submitting artwork!

The deadline is Friday, March 22nd, 2024.

*Artists may submit up to Three pieces for consideration. (There is no submission fee)

*All artists, regardless of experience level, are encouraged to submit. 

*All media is accepted, including sculpture. There are no size restrictions, so long as the piece will fit through standard doorways, weigh no more than 50 lbs, and is ready to display. (3-dimensional pieces must be display-ready, either free-standing or wall-hanging)

*Please upload quality images (no more than 2MB in size, jpeg, no less than 1MB) labeled appropriately for identification purposes (ex: lastname_title.jpg) 

IF YOU ARE MISSING CRITERIA YOUR SUBMISSION MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED.

*Artists not from the SWFL area are responsible for any and all shipping costs for the delivery of accepted artwork and the return of unsold work.

*Pending acceptance, artwork must be ready to display. 2D work must be ready to hang with hanging wire or appropriate hardware, and the sculpture must be free-standing. Pedestals can be provided for small-scale 3D works. Any works not display-ready upon the drop-off date are subject to rejection!

*Artwork must have been produced within the past 24 months. 

*The use of AI (artificial intelligence) of any kind, on the creation of the art is not allowed, even if it is just partially, art is subject to removal from the exhibition in the case that is found to be done with the use of AI.

*Art previously exhibited at SBDAC shows will not be accepted.

**Most importantly, artwork must adhere to the theme of “Capturing essence” – portraiture.

Capturing Essence

  • Upload a photo of your submission. Please keep images sized below 1.5 MB. (An easy way to do this is to take a photo of your submission with your phone camera.)
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg, Max. file size: 3 MB.
  • Upload a photo of your submission. Please keep images sized below 1.5 MB. (An easy way to do this is to take a photo of your submission with your phone camera.)
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg, Max. file size: 3 MB.
  • Upload a photo of your submission. Please keep images sized below 1.5 MB. (An easy way to do this is to take a photo of your submission with your phone camera.)
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, jpeg, Max. file size: 3 MB.
  • I authorize the artwork described above to be shown at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and for it and any accompanying Press materials to be utilized in promotion of the event and/or for marketing purposes. I agree with the Terms and Conditions of Website Use Agreement. I, the undersigned, hold the exhibition rights to the submission and am duly authorized to submit this artwork for consideration to be exhibited to the public. SBDAC will pay ARTIST for any works sold during the exhibit no later than 2 weeks after the close of the exhibition. The breakdown of funds is as follows: ARTIST will receive 60% of the sales price for any original work sold and SBDAC receives a commission of 40% of the sales price from all sales during the course of the exhibition. I agree with the authorization terms above.
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