Personally Speaking - DVAA @ IHP

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Personally Speaking - DVAA @ IHP

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To coincide with the Lightbox Film Center's screening a collection of classic Hollywood and independent features, documentaries, and television work from the mid-20th century (as part of the UCLA Festival of Preservation) in January-March, International House Philadelphia will also be hosting an exhibition in their gallery space, organized and presented by Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), called Personally Speaking. This exhibition, juried by Katherine Kurtz, will encompass the experiences of our artists as they explore aspects of their lifetime and/or creative practice that reflect social turmoil or in some way respond to a life well lived.
Submission Deadline: 1/12/18
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Personally Speaking
A juried art presentation of International House Philadelphia and Da Vinci Art Alliance
Juror: Katherine Kurtz

1/23/18 - 3/17/18

Open Call to DVAA Members and the Public
Deadline to Submit: 1/12/18

      From January through March, Lightbox Film Center will screen a collection of classic Hollywood and independent features, documentaries, and television work from the mid 20th century as part of the UCLA Festival of Preservation. To coincide with this program, International House Philadelphia will also be hosting an exhibition in their gallery space, organized and presented by Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA).

      This year’s UCLA Festival of Preservation will feature a variety of films connected by the underrepresented experiences of marginalized communities and social injustices they endured. The collection includes: the story of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, Donna Deitch’s tender portrayal of lesbian romance in the 1950’s, a small town murder mystery surrounding antisemitism in the post-war period, and Juleen Compton’s radical assertions of female independence and sexuality, to name a few.

      To parallel this artistic endeavor, DVAA presents Personally Speaking. This exhibition will encompass the experiences of our artists as they explore aspects of their lifetime and/or creative practice that reflect social turmoil or in some way respond to a life well lived. While submissions do not have to be overtly political we encourage artists to meditate on how a problematic cultural history (or present) has shaped their lives. What was the first artwork you made after 9/11?  Did the recent election season motivate a change in your life? Have you made art that inspires peace and unity? Or is the act of creating cathartic during dark times? Tell us and submit your work!

      Lightbox Film Center is Philadelphia’s premier exhibitor of film and moving image art. The signature public arts program of International House Philadelphia, an independent nonprofit organization.

      This exhibition will take place in the East Alcove Gallery, located in the public lobby of the International House building at 3701 Chestnut Street. A public opening reception will be held on January 23, 2018.

CALENDAR
     Submission deadline: 1/12/18
     Artist Notification: 1/17/18
     Drop-off: 1/21/18
     Opening reception: 1/23/18
     Exhibition dates: 1/23/18 - 3/17/18
     Artwork pick up: 3/18/18

JUROR
     Katherine Kurtz is both a psychotherapist and a painter. She holds Master’s degrees in art and social service from Lehigh University and Bryn Mawr College respectively. She is a veteran member and former co-director of 3rd Street Gallery in Philadelphia as well as a consultant to the Director of Arts and Music at St Asaph's Church, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Her work can be found in collections through the US, Switzerland, and the UK.

More info at:
katherinekurtzpainter.com

inliquid.org/artist/kurtz-katherine/

RULES FOR ENTRY:

  • Artist may submit maximum of 2 entries. Suggest no larger than 36” x 36” however larger work may be submitted if approved before. Due to specifications of International House’s art space, all work must be hung from the wall and video work will not be accepted for this exhibition.

  • Entry fee is $20 for members in good standing and $30 for non-members, please pay online when submitting the work form

  • 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.

  • At drop off please unwrap the work for inspection. If any packing supplies are left with the work they may not be returned. Make sure to give any specific install instructions. If the work needs special handling it must be approved by the exhibitions coordinator before drop off.

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

  • The artist receives 70% 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.

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

TO SUBMIT:

  • Total of 2 works may be submitted.

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2500 pixels max on longest dimension. Please add these as an attachment to the email and do not embed them into the email

  • Identify each slide as follows: 1_full_name.jpg

  • Email to: bryant@davinciartalliance.org with the title - Personally Speaking  submission

  • Number your images to match this description list in the online form. The statement and images may be used for promotion.

  • Improper formatted submissions will not be accepted.