Compete A National Juried Exhibit – Breadth & Depth: Earth, Water, Air, Fire
U.S. National Deadline: December 3, 2023 – “Breadth and Depth: Earth, Water, Air, Fire,” is a Bristol Art Museum national juried exhibit that challenges conventional boundaries, inviting artists to create artwork that expresses ideas about the natural world.
Our goal with this exhibition is to venture into the intricate interplay between the elemental forces of nature and the profound depths of human consciousness.
We are seeking submissions that capture the essence of “Breadth and Depth,” and we kindly request that the artwork be suitable for mailing in an envelope no larger than 12”x15” (no boxes, please). The artwork can vary in size, from small to large when unfolded, additionally both the envelope and its contents can be considered as one unified artwork. (Including the envelope, as part of the art is not necessary, but an option) We invite you to embark on this creative journey, pushing the limits of artistic expression and embracing the tactile experience.
On View: February 4 – March 24, 2024.
Submitting artists must reside in the USA and be at least eighteen years old. All work must be original. Accepted mediums include but are not limited to drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and small-scale sculpture. (No video or time-base works.).
Works submitted should relate to one or more of the elemental themes: Earth, Water, Air, or Fire while expressing the artist’s emotion and perception on the concept. Artists are encouraged to explore symbolism, textures, colors, and conceptual interpretations that evoke the essence of these elements.
- Artists are invited to submit artworks that fit within a flat envelope of 12”x15” or smaller. Maximum size envelop is 12”x15”.
- Your artwork can include the envelope, but it is not required.
- All work must be sent through the United States Postal Service.
- Although not required, the envelope itself can also be considered part of the artwork and may be manipulated, or transformed to enhance the overall presentation.
- All decisions by the juror are final.
- Works submitted should relate to one or more of the elemental themes: Earth, Water, Air, or Fire while expressing the artist’s emotion and perception on the concept.
- Artists are encouraged to explore symbolism, textures, colors, and conceptual interpretations that evoke the essence of these elements.
Each artist may submit up to three artworks for consideration.
$30 for the first entry
$40 for two entries
$50 for three entries.
Visit us for complete details. Work received must be accurately represented by images submitted online.
Artist must agree that their artwork will be pinned or mounted to a wall. Accepting work that suspends from the ceiling. If the work requires special hardware the artist must supply it
Artists may make their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artist and the collector. No commission is taken by the Museum. The Museum will provide all collectors with the artist contact information.
Karen Drysdale Harris is a Jamaican-born watercolorist and oil painter based in Rhode Island. She attended Rhode Island School of Design where she earned her BFA. Her primary sources of inspiration are nature and the memory of her Jamaican roots. Her work strives to express both the colors and the gentle quiet of the Caribbean. She is especially interested in how her lost memories can be triggered by nature.
Karen was recently in So, So Rhode Island and the Providence Monthly Magazine. She was awarded first place at the 34th Annual Rhode Island Open at the Warwick Center for Arts. She attended I-Park Foundation’s artist residency, and was recently featured in GoLocalProv.com Lifestyle section artist-to-know – Inside Art with Michael Rose.
Harris was one of the artists featured in The Black Biennial, at RISD Museum. Harris has had solo and group exhibitions at the GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green Airport, Sutton Gallery… see more
APPLY ONLINE – $30 Entry
Visit us online for details and to Apply.
Artists may list their works available for sale. All sales of artwork are negotiated between the artist and the collector. No commission is taken by the Museum.
BAM’s mission is to encourage the creation, promotion, and appreciation of the arts through rotating exhibitions and educational opportunities. Community outreach programs and partnerships are central to our goal of engaging diverse audiences in the arts of our time. BAM aims to enrich the cultural life of the community and region through eclectic exhibitions and educational programs, and to be an accessible community resource for future generations.
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