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12 Jun 2024

Compete Landscape: Serene & Savage

MVA Gallery Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Modern Visual Arts Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 29, 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.

andscapes are powerful physical and spiritual reminders of our view of the complex material world and its significance in our lives. Nature can be tranquil and comforting — beautiful gardens, picturesque seacoasts, glowing sunrises and sunsets, gentle rain showers, mighty trees and graceful clouds. On the other hand, Nature can be ferocious and dangerous — raging thunderstorms, jagged mountain cliffs, uncontrollable floods, earthquake carnage and the hostile wilderness. While revealing the earth’s exterior life and inner spirit, Landscape Art appeals to the most profound human emotions.

Please share with us your personal interpretations and visions of Landscape. They can be serene or savage, intimate or vast, somber or bright, mysterious or lucid, realistic or imaginary. Human figures can be absent, dominant or diminutive. In addition to depicting landscapes and seascapes, images may also include structures and architectural elements. While panoramic views make strong visual statements, don’t forget portrayals of individual flowers, trees, birds and animals. Also reflections and shadows are always fascinating. Any style is acceptable: representational, abstract, impressionist, cubist, expressionist — or a synthesis that you created. Show off your talent!

Exhibition Dates:  September 11 through October 6, 2024.

This is a National Call for Entries inviting artists, photographers and sculptors from all regions and states. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and current residents of the United States.

No restrictions on subject matter or style exist for this exhibition. All approaches — traditional and non-traditional — are invited. We enthusiastically welcome your 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.

Director’s Choice Award – $200. One optional award may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director of the MVA Gallery.

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.

On or about July 17, 2024 (Midnight). Notification by email. Artists will receive separate email messages for “Invited” and “Not Invited” artwork entries.

All accepted artwork must arrive at the Gallery no later than September 6, 2024.

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 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, and Sales.

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