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Syzygy Presents:

The Great Collab Challenge

Opens: February 5th | 6:00PM

Closes: February 26th | 3:00PM

General Admission: $1 entry donation

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Syzygy Presents: the Great Collab Challenge

The Syzygy Collaborative Art Project was founded in 2016 in the spirit of a blending of unique and distinctive styles to produce artwork that challenged expectations. For years, founders Nick Masiello and Danielle Branchaud explored the endless possibilities uncovered by such an endeavor, and produced a series of work that debuted in 2018 in Syzygy Presents: Urban Dreamscapes.

The results are extraordinary when you take a chance with someone, and it is in that same spirit that Syzygy would like to invite local artists to undertake the same challenge. Artists are encouraged to come together, as a pairing or a group, to create something unexpected and profound. The Great Collab Challenge is an open call group show, and collaborative teams can submit their efforts for consideration for inclusion in the exhibition. The minimum number of participating artists in any given project is two, and there is no maximum. Syzygy only asks that each participant contribute an equal amount of effort toward the finished artwork using their preferred tools or media. There is no age requirement, and participants needn’t be established artists themselves. They need only be active participants in the process. Submitted artwork must abide by the guidelines provided in the official call for artists, and the names of each participating artist must be included in the submission. All 2d and 3d media is acceptable.

Collaboration fosters more than just new original artwork, but a new experience in cooperation, communication, and execution through the artistic process. Yet the most vital part of the process that Syzygy encourages is that artists enjoy themselves! Artists have the opportunity to enjoy the company of their friends, peers, or family members as they work together to create a work of art. It’s surprising what one can draw from this experience – take it from us! Syzygy will provide tips and advice on this process and how to develop a successful collaboration via our social media pages.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 22ND, 2021

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • It is FREE to submit!
  • This is an open-themed show. Create whatever moves you!
  • Art teams can submit up to 2 pieces for consideration.
  • Teams must consist of at least 2 artists (no maximum), and all artist names must be included in the submission info. While not required, a brief description of each artist’s contribution would be beneficial to the context of the work.
  • Maximum dimensions of the artwork is 36”x48″
  • Please provide a title for the piece(s), as well as the dimensions, media used, and a sale price (retail = 60% to artist, 40% to venue)
  • Any media can be used. We encourage experimentation!
  • Attach quality images (no larger than 1.5mb) of each completed piece.

*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 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 12 months

A FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE SIMPLE GUIDELINES CAN RESULT IN YOUR WORK NOT BEING ACCEPTED

The Great Collab Challenge

  • The artist statement is a key factor in the admission of your piece to the exhibition. Tell us a little bit about your piece, and why you believe it fits the theme.
  • 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.
  • The artist statement is a key factor in the admission of your piece to the exhibition. Tell us a little bit about your piece, and why you believe it fits the theme.
  • 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.
  • 250 words or less
  • 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. 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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