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Embracing Stillness

Open Call Group Show

Opens: May 6th • 6pm

Closes: May 26th • 5pm

 

Gallery Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm

Fridays 10am-10pm

 

General Admission: $1 entry donation

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One of the most effective and widely used educational tools for artists is practicing still life, which is defined as creating art depicting a subject that is inanimate or dead. Most artists are exposed to this practice frequently in order to help hone their skills, while others consider it their preferred subject matter. In either case, exploring the art of still life is essential in an artist’s development of skill and style.

“Embracing Stillness” is an education-inspired exhibition that is bound to result in a prolific array of artworks from creators of varying skill levels. This is an open call exhibition, inviting artists of all walks of life to produce art inspired by this subject. In addition, prior to the submission deadline we will host a class where artists will be invited to come and work from a still life installation built in a common space at SBDAC. The class would involve a guided session of independent drawing or painting from the provided installation for a generous allotment of time, with a local established artist acting as a guide to assist or answer questions. Artists will have the option to submit the resulting artworks for inclusion in this exhibition. The class is not mandatory for participation in the show.

By hosting a juried exhibition with an emphasis on a basic subject such as still life, we can encourage both emerging and established artists to go beyond their comfort zones and learn something new in the process. Submissions will be judged based on technique and creativity, as well as a grasp of the subject of ‘still life’, and this call is open to all traditional mediums (painting, drawing, etc.).

Submission Deadline: April 22nd 2022​

Embracing Stillness

  • 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.)
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  • 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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Ticket Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.

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