Into the Woods We Go

In Search of Lost Tales Tristan Kravitz.jpg
In Search of Lost Tales Tristan Kravitz.jpg

Into the Woods We Go

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Into the Woods We Go calls LGBTQ+ artists, gender queer artists, and/or gender non-binary artists to explore, make explicit, and celebrate our individual and communal cultural and spiritual connections to the woodlands:  to the beauty, magic, wildness, mystery and importance they play and embody in our lives.

Deadline to Submit: May 20, 2018
(Always choose "Quantity 1" when submitting, no matter how many images you're submitting!)

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Into the Woods We Go, June 20th - July 1st
Exhibition Juried by Thom Duffy and organized by Casa de Duende
Hosted @ Da Vinci Art Alliance in Gallery 2

Open call for Submissions

       Into the Woods We Go is an open call to LGBTQ+ artists, gender queer artists, and/or gender non-binary artists to interpret the meaning of the woods and its importance to the formation of queer self-identities.
       Since time immemorial, the woods have played a major role in the formation of queer identities. Artists are asked to explore the historical importance the woods have played in the development of queer religion, myth, sexuality, folklore, and art.
       Traditionally associated with the marginal; the dark; the wild; the secretive; the sexual; and the magical themes that have, and continue to find, resonance among queer identified communities for whom the woods speaks in very profound ways about liminal identities and otherness.
       Into the Woods We Go calls LGBTQ+ artists, gender queer artists, and/or gender non-binary artists to explore, make explicit, and celebrate our individual and communal cultural and spiritual connections to the woodlands:  to the beauty, magic, wildness, mystery and importance they play and embody in our lives.

Deadline to Submit: May 20, 2018
(Always choose "Quantity 1" to submit, no matter how many images you're submitting!)

This exhibition is open to all forms of artwork.

CALENDAR: 
Submission deadline:  May 20, 2018
Artwork Drop-off:  Thursday, May 31 11am-1pm and 6-9 pm
Opening reception: Wednesday, June 20th, 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition dates: June 20, through July 1st, 2018
Artwork pick up: Monday July 2nd 5pm - 8pm

RULES FOR ENTRY: 

  • Artist may submit maximum of 2 entries. Suggested size no larger than 20”x 30”.

  • All artwork must be ready to display. Wall hanging pieces must be wired. If your work requires any additional apparatus to be shown, it must be provided. For artworks that require particularly complex or unique display methods, email Bryant at bryant@davinciartalliance.org

  • Label the back of your work with your name and title of work

  • You may not submit work that has been previously exhibited at DVAA

  • A short artist statement explaining your approach to the work should accompany submission.

  • DVAA is responsible for all press releases, listings, price lists, and gallery labels. Your participation is permission to include images of artwork in promotion. Artwork will be handled with great care, but DVAA is not responsible for loss or damage. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

  • When the work is delivered the exhibitions director reserves the right to refuse works that are not ready to be shown because of improper framing, fragility, damage or low quality.

  • The artist receives 80% commission on artwork sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days or sooner after the show closes.

  • All artwork left after pick-up date is subject to a $5.00 per day late fee unless other arrangements have been made. After 30 days the artwork becomes property of the gallery.

If you have other installation needs or specific projects please contact bryant@davinciartalliance.org to make sure the work is eligible.

TO SUBMIT:

  • Complete the submission order form and $20 submission fee for members and $30 for non members.

  • Email submission images to : bryant@davinciartalliance.org with the subject – Into The Woods We Go.

  • Total of 2 works may be submitted  (the cost for 1 or 2 entries remains $20 or 30 either way)

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2000 pixels max on longest dimension

  • Identify each image as follows: entry number, last name_artwork_title_jpg (ex.  1_Smith_Untitled.jpg)

  • Number your images to correspond with their entry number in the online form. The statement and images may be used for promotion.

  • Improperly formatted submissions will not be accepted

Juror Thom Duffy's Bio:
          Thom Duffy’s artistic career spans more than thirty years.  He is a trained artist who specializes in painting watercolor and acrylics on paper and canvas. His overall work is influenced by nature and life around him. A memory of personal or current social/political events are also sources of inspiration. Subjects include the human figure, nature, still life, and cityscapes - mostly Philadelphia, which is were he resides.  
           Thom’s professional background in art administration, management, and curating include local suburban galleries as well as galleries and fine art institutions in Philadelphia. Thom is currently curating exhibitions that rotate every two months in four Philadelphia public venues such as barber shops, tap rooms, and healing art collective.  
           Thom's paintings have been included in several juried exhibitions in Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs including at the Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia Sketch Club, William Way Community Center, and other area art centers. His work has received awards and honors in previously mentioned institutions. 

For additional questions about submissions please contact:
Bryant Girsch at bryant@davinciartalliance.org