Call for Submissions The Color of Energy
U.S. Regional Deadline: December 12, 2016 – The life force that is present in all great art is vital energy. We can feel vital energy; it is in all living things. But it is not easily defined or depicted. Vital energy or Chi is the difference between a human being and a rock. It is this vitality, this transference of chi that makes a painting speak to the viewer, and makes an artist’s work come alive. It makes it original and identifiable as the work of a particular artist. Energy is created out of the artist’s materials, tools and process, but the end is more than the means in the same sense that a musical composition is so much more than a collection of notes.
This exhibition features colorfully energetic and expressive abstract paintings, which use color that encourage the viewer to enter the world the artists have created, and let their eyes wander over the painting’s surface. Move up close and explore the intricacies of brushstrokes, paint thicknesses and compositional details to see how the parts are woven together to form the whole. The featured artist’s use the illusion of space, the action of line, the energy of color and the variety of form to build expression, energy, mood and atmosphere.
Only abstract paintings that demonstrate energy and color will be accepted. Please be sure your submission is representative of the theme for this show.
- Acceptances sent: December 22, 2016
- Art drop off date: February 1, 2017
- Show Dates: February 4, 2017 to February 25, 2017
- Opening (February 11th) Agenda:
7:00 – 7:30 Artist Talk (all artists are encouraged to prepare a talk about their process and pieces in the exhibition)
7:30 – 9:30 Mix and mingle – drinks, appetizers
All accepted artists will be expected to attend the opening and act as part of the team to greet visitors, conduct an artist talk, help with logistics and management as needed on opening day.
Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery
400 S Jefferson St
Orange, New Jersey
APPLY ONLINE – $35 entry
Visit us online to submit entry fee and application.