DVAA OPEN CALLS

DVAA annually offers at least 3 members-only exhibitions, DVAA open calls, and juried calls open to the public. 
DVAA Members receive a discount on fees and access to multiple member-only exhibition opportunities. 

Please click on the black submit buttons below for more details and to submit: 

See below for the following opportunities:
- Open Call for DVAA’s 2nd annual “Works on Paper” exhibition Due Feb. 28th
- Open Call for DVAA’s April members only exhibition - “Art et al” Due April 5th
- Open Call for DVAA’s “Encounters with Whitman” Video exhibition Due May 17th
- Open Call for DVAA’s “Encounters with Whitman” Photo exhibition TBA



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WORKS ON PAPER II, juried open call

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: FEBRUARY 28TH, 11:59 PM

Open Call to all DVAA Members and the Public.

Works on Paper II, Juried by Rochelle Toner  - in Gallery 2 at DVAA

Submission deadline: February 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm

Da Vinci Art Alliance invites all artists working on or with paper to submit to DVAA's second Works on Paper competition juried by Rochelle Toner. While thematically open, this exhibition will feature the diverse and tactile nature of work with and on paper. 

Run dates: March 17th - April 7th, 2019 
Opening reception: March 17th, 2019 at 1pm 
Submission deadline: February 28th, 2019 
Artist notification: March 8th, 2019 

About the juror: Rockie Toner was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended the University of Northern Iowa as an undergraduate and received her MFA from the University of Illinois. In 1972 Toner began teaching at Tyler School of Art/Temple University where she taught drawing and printmaking for thirty years. From 1976 to 1979 she taught in Tyler’s study abroad program in Rome Italy. The last thirteen years at Tyler, Toner served as Dean of the School. Toner retired from full time teaching and administrative work in 2002. Toner’s studio work has always been related to and inspired by her interest in and fascination by the forces of nature and an exploration of the dynamics of gender and sexuality. Her work has been exhibited widely and is held in numerous public and private collections. In 2010 she was honored by the Southern Graphics Council International as Printmaker Emeritus. This past fall, 2018, Toner had a one person survey of her work at the Philadelphia Print Center, including over 50 pieces in etching, drawing and collage.

RULES FOR ENTRY: You may submit 2 artworks Artwork must be no larger than 36” x 36” x 36” (including frame) Label the back of your work with your name and title of artwork. 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.

SUBMISSION FEE:
DVAA Members: $20Non-Members: $35

PRIZES:
1st prize - $150 cash
2nd prize - 1 year Premium Membership ($125 value)
3rd prize - 1 year General Membership ($75 value)

DVAA POLICY: 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. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up Times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.



ART et al, members only show

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 5TH, 11:59PM

Open Call to all DVAA Members

Deadline to Submit: April 5th, 11:59pm

The Greek word polymath describes a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. Leonardo Da Vinci is of course among the most famous polymaths making vast strides in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, astronomy, and the arts. DVAA's favorite Renaissance inventor inspires this April's members exhibition titled, Art et al.

As Da Vinci Art Alliance members, we all share our love for the arts. This common thread binds our community as individual artists and as an organization. However DVAA members are more than simply artists, we are creative thinkers with a wealth of diverse knowledge informed by a staggering variety of professions, skills, life experiences, hobbies, interests, and backgrounds. The sum of these factors create an artist and informs the content of their artwork. This members exhibition will highlight these aspects of your artistic lives. How do your unique experiences inform your artwork?

Share with us a piece of work that best illustrates your depth of expertise on whatever subjects that helps inform your artistic practice. Additionally, tell us about it! Each work will be featured next to small wall didactic (175 words or less) from your answer below.

RULES FOR ENTRY:
- You may submit 1 artwork.
- All wall hanging artwork must fit within 576 square inches (e.g. a 24" x 24" square, a 12" x 48" rectangle, or any combination of
dimensions less that 576 square inches).
- All free standing or pedestal artwork must fit within a 24"x 24"x 24" cube.
- Label the back of your work with your name and title of artwork.
- 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.

SUBMISSION FEE:
DVAA Members: $20

SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: April 5
Artwork Drop Off: April 7, 12-3pm & April 11, 12-3pm
Reception: April 14, 1-5pm
On View: April 14 - 28
Artwork Pick Up: April 28, 5-7pm & May 2, 12-3pm

DVAA POLICY: 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. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.



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ENCOUNTERS WITH WHITMAN: "These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers,"
Open Call for Video Art

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MAY 17TH, 11:59PM

Open Call to all LGBTQ DVAA Members and the Public

Deadline to Submit: May 17th, Midnight.

Casa de Duende, in collaboration with Da Vinci Art Alliance, presents Encounters with Whitman: a Photography and Video Exhibition in Celebration of the Whitman Bicentennial June 7th through the 17th, 2019. Call for photography issued separately.

Casa de Duende issues an international call for entries for a juried video exhibition to coincide with the bicentennial celebration of the birth of the American Poet Walt Whitman, (1819-1892). “These I Singing in Spring Collect for Lovers, Erotic Celebrations of Self, lovers, and Comrades seeks submissions of video work that examines, reinterprets and celebrates Walt Whitman’s Calamus poems. Forming part of Whitman’s larger collection of Leaves of Grass (1855), the Calamus poems remain one of the earliest and most explicit poetical sequences celebrating homoerotic love and affection between men.

The Calamus sequence of poems contributed to a wide range of responses in the way homoerotic love would be viewed and expressed by subsequent generations of gay men in the USA and abroad, impacting art, literature, photography, music and film. The Calamus poems also helped to shape individual and collective gay male ideas of democracy, masculinity, sex, freedom, and community. It is the exploration of these aspects of Whitman’s work we seek to highlight through this exhibition. We seek a wide diversity of LGBTQ voices irrespective of age, race and or gender.

JURORS:
Stiofan O’Ceallaigh is a multi-media artist curator born in Ireland, currently working between the USA and Europe, O’Ceallaigh is both an artist and curator, also founder of Balaclava.Q - An international Queer Arts Project & Collective (Established 2016).

José Luis Cortes's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, New York, Miami, Vienna, among other locations. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Out Magazine and many other publications. For over 20 years he's been painting on newspaper using only black and white, the color you see comes from the photographs and illustrations already on the printed media.

RULES FOR ENTRY: You may submit up to two videos under two minutes in length. All videos must be high quality and ready to display. Videos over 3MB should be sent to info@davinciartalliance.org with a Vimeo link. All foreign language submissions must have English subtitles. We welcome experimental, documentary, animation, narrative, non-narrative, and multimedia work, etc.,

SUBMISSION FEE:
Members: $10
Non-Members: $15

TO SUBMIT: Simply fill out the fields below, attach your video, and click submit. You will then be automatically redirected to another DVAA webpage to pay the entry fee. And that’s it, you’re done!

PRIZES: 1st prize - $100 cash

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE:
Submission Deadline: May 17th 2019
Artist Notification: May 24th 2019
Opening Reception: June 7th 6-8pm
Run Dates: June 7th - June 17th

DVAA POLICY: 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. DVAA members receive 80% commission on artwork and Non-Members receive 70% sold from the exhibition and as a result of contacts made through the DVAA. Payment to the artist will be sent within 30 days. All artwork must be retrieved during the designated Pick Up times above and cannot leave the gallery early. Artworks left unattended becomes property of the gallery and may be discarded due to very limited storage space. Submission of videos to this exhibition grants Casa de Duende and Da Vinci Art Alliance permission to use video images and stills for promotion of the exhibition as part of Whitman at 200.
For any questions please contact jarrod@davinciartalliance.org.
*'Encounters with Whitman' is a multi-part exhibition and this call is strictly for video submissions. A separate call will be available soon open to all artists - focusing on portraiture and landscape photography.