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18 Jan 2024

Compete The Four Elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water

MVA Gallery Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Modern Visual Arts Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 31, 2024 – The MVA Gallery (Modern Visual Arts) invites artists, photographers and sculptors of all levels (emerging to established) to submit original artwork to this exhibition.

From ancient cultures to modern societies, the Four Elements — Earth, Air, Fire, Water — have provided various explanations about aspects of the material world, the forces of energy, and the attributes of human nature. The Four Elements had a profound influence on science, philosophy, religion, and medicine.

This exhibition theme creates opportunities for artists to explore a vast universe of imagery on a practical, symbolic, spiritual, psychological, or aesthetic level. Subject matter can range from banal to spectacular. Your art — whether lyrical or bold, colorful or muted, representational or abstract — can reveal the compelling concepts of the Four Elements.

Exhibition Dates: March 16, 2024 through April 14, 2024.

Any style and subject matter is welcome. You have limitless freedom! Surprise and enchant us by submitting your personal interpretations and visions.

The MVA Gallery accepts painting, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, digital, pastel, encaustic, sculpture, fiber, drawing and photography.

Art of Distinction Award
 will be granted at most exhibitions. One artist, photographer or sculptor will be selected and featured in a special exhibit at the MVA Gallery, Exhibition Room 2, to be scheduled at a future date.

One New York City Exhibition: One artist, photographer or sculptor will be selected from all the individuals who were accepted and displayed in an MVA Gallery exhibit during the past calendar year. This artist will be offered an exhibition opportunity in New York City and will be notified in December.

Entry fee is $35.00 for 3 images. You may include additional files for $5.00 each up to a total of 9 maximum.

Visit us for complete details and easy online application.

Artist will be notified on or about January 24, 2024 (Midnight). Notification by email. Artists will receive separate email messages for “Invited” and “Not Invited” artwork entries.

Artists can determine whether they wish to sell their artwork. For sales, the artist must list a specific price and not indicate “Upon Request.”

Commission Fees:
70% of the final sale price to the Artist.
30% of the final sale price to the Gallery.

The MVA Gallery (Modern Visual Arts) is located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Bethlehem, along with its neighboring cities Allentown and Easton, comprise the third largest metropolitan area in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia and Pittsburgh). Bethlehem has a vibrant arts and cultural life — numerous active art galleries and nationally acclaimed festivals that attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. Located one hour from New York City, Bethlehem has become an art destination for informed collectors and prominent art professionals.

MVA Gallery
35 E. Elizabeth Avenue, Suite 35
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, and Sales.

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