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15 Feb 2024

Compete MVA Gallery CFE : Everything Blue

MVA Gallery Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Modern Visual Arts Gallery

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: February 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.

Blue — a color that has been regarded with reverence since ancient times.

A multitude of unique shades of Blue exist including cyan, navy, aqua, azure, cobalt and indigo. Like many colors, the human response to Blue is complex and contradictory.

Blue is recognized for both positive and negative artistic, symbolic and psychological values. Conjuring images of the sky and sea, it represents freedom and imagination. Blue also reveals meanings of trust, loyalty and faith. On the other hand, Blue is often associated with coldness, loneliness and sadness, probing the depths of the psyche.

As an artist, how do you utilize Blue? Does the color permeate your entire image or is it used in small sections? Does it appear in your artwork in objects or in nature or in abstract design? Is Blue purely decorative or is it a defining or structural device? How does color reveal your technical skill and emotional impact?

Exhibition Dates: May 3 – May 30, 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.

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 April 5, 2024 (Midnight). Notification by email. NOTE: 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: Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Solo, and Sales.

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