Arc Gallery (CA), National Call for Artists: Liberty

Arc Gallery (CA), National Call for Artists: Liberty

Deadline: September 10th, 2018, 11:59pm your time zone

From their call: The 1776 United States Declaration of Independence states that all men have a right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “Liberty” is defined as freedom from arbitrary restraints and takes into account the rights of all involved. The history of this country is filled with struggles for liberty, ranging from freedom from foreign rule, emancipation from slavery, civil rights, women’s right to vote, reproductive choice, gender rights, farm workers’ rights, rights of refugees, access to health care, right to bear arms, etc. Sometimes, “liberty” for one group of people may antagonize another. What does “liberty” mean to you? We are seeking works of art that symbolize “liberty” in all its manifestations in this country. Let’s start a dialog!

Media: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. This exhibition cannot accept jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

Eligibility: Artists residing in the United States.

Juror: Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. Seager was born in New Orleans and received her education in English and Art History at the University of Texas in Austin. This is her 40th year in the art business, having started in New Orleans in 1978. She went on to direct the Marlborough Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston and moved to the Bay Area in 1989. She worked with Robert Green of Robert Green Fine Arts for ten years. In November of 2005 she opened her own gallery in San Rafael and in 2011, she opened the Seager Gray Gallery in partnership with Suzanne Gray.

Award: A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate, $250 and a copy of the catalog will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

Artwork size: 2-Dimensional Work: Height 9 feet, Width 4 feet – including frame
3-Dimensional Work: Must fit pedestal sized 16 inches x 16 inches or take up no more than 4 feet of gallery floor space.

Sales: 60% to artist, 40% to Arc

Website link for more detailed information:

Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, California

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