Call for Submissions Fabulous Food: Monmouth Museum Holiday Exhibition
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International Deadline: October 9, 2018 – This year, the Monmouth Museum’s Annual Holiday Exhibition, Fabulous Food, celebrates the intersection of art and food. In this merry and mouth-watering international juried show, the Main Gallery will be adorned with artists’ two and three dimensional depictions of food and the festivities surrounding the sharing of a meal. Regardless of country, religion, politics, socio-economic status, race, class and gender, creating and partaking in traditional meals and social activities during the holidays is a common thread present in all communities.
Throughout art history humankind has used the portrayal of food to symbolize, comment on and commemorate what is happening in our own lives and the society surrounding us. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci; Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruit, vegetables, and fish; VanGogh’s glowing scenes of the harvest; Cezanne’s vibrant still life works of fruit; the iconic images of the American holiday meal created by Norman Rockwell; the pop art soup cans of Andy Warhol to the current popular trend of foodstagramming, are all prime examples of the impact of Fabulous Food on our creative culture.
Exhibition in main Gallery: November 18 – December 30, 2018.
For this juried exhibition all visual arts media applications will be considered (drawing, print, painting, mixed media work, photography, sculpture, video, etc.) Open to all artists world-wide age 18 and over. All artwork entered must be the artist’s original creations completed within the last five years, and must not have been presented in past Monmouth Museum exhibitions.
$20 per entry/artwork. You may enter 1 – 4 entries.
Artworks will be considered through online submission of digital images.
Artists selected for exhibition will be contacted directly via email by October 24, 2018 Midnight EST. Artists declined will also be notified via email by October 24, 2018 Midnight EST.
The Monmouth Museum encourages the sale of exhibited artwork. The Monmouth Museum will collect the purchase price for all work, take a 20% sales commission and issue a check for the remaining 80% to the artist at the close of the exhibition.
The Monmouth Museum is a private, non-profit organization established in 1963. The Museum is one of the largest private museums in New Jersey, with an annual attendance exceeding 40,000. A Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves.
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