August Open Call Juried Exhibition


August Open Call Juried Exhibition

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE - July 6th, 2017 midnight 

An exhibition exploring text in Art

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DVAA is excited to announce Connotations, an Open Call exhibition juried by artist Gerard Silva. Artists are invited to submit work that examines the use of text or any basic graphic linguistic symbols in art. Looking at the definition of Connotation as an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning. This could invite work that considers visual associations of a particular word or the use of language to define context in your work.

Gerard Silva is a Philadelphia conceptual and text-based artist whose work has been exhibited in New York, London, and Philadelphia. He has degrees in studio art and photography but most of his current work is executed through printing techniques. He has been featured in several newspapers as an Artist to Watch and selected by an Art In America writer for inclusion in a New Art exhibition. His work at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico garnered him many positive reviews and while living in the Southwest, he was included twice in the Arizona Biennial.


Application Deadline: 7/6/2017

Notification of selection: 7/23/2017

Drop off of work: 7/31/2017- monday from 10am-noon

Exhibition runs: 8/2/2017-8/23/2017

Opening: wed.  8/2/2017

Pick up: 8/23/2017



Rules for Entry

  • All types of works are accepted including all 2D work, sculptures, and new media.

  • Artist may submit maximum of 3 entries. If the work is larger than 36in please confirm this before entry with the exhibition director-

  • Entry fee is $20 for members in good standing and $30 for non-members, please pay online

  • Exhibiting artists will be asked to gallery sit for a 2-hour shift during regular gallery hours during the exhibition.

  • 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 Exhibition 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 staff before drop off.

  • You may not submit work that has been exhibited at the DVAA previously Or works that are older than 3 years.

  • 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.

  • Label the back of your work with your name, contact info, price of work



  • Total of 3 works may be submitted. Possible 6 images- overall and detail if needed.

  • All images must be submitted as a jpeg, 72 dpi, 2500 pixels max on longest dimension.

  • Identify each slide as follows: 1_full_name.jpeg

  • Email to: with the title- Connotation submission

  • In the body of an email: include for each jpeg; Artist Name, title, size including frame, process, price, and a one sentence description of how the work fits into the theme of the exhibition. Number your images to match this list. This sentence and images may be used for promotion.

  • Improper formatted submissions will not be accepted.