Arts Benicia (CA), Call for Entries: Order + Chaos

arts-benicia-logo-cmykArts Benicia (CA), Call for Entries: Order + Chaos

Deadline: Friday, May 13th, 2016, midnight PST

From their call: Chaos is the unformed void. Order is its antithesis. Chaos has no meaning without order. The ebb and flow between order and chaos defines the eternal struggle. Chaos compels us to create order so that we may understand our world and survive within it. Like Loki in Norse mythology or any of the post-apocalyptic visions ever-present in pop culture, chaos is always lurking, threatening the collapse of order.

Artists face an inherent paradox when attempting to harness chaos since anything that restricts chaos brings order with it. Uncertainty is the companion to chaos continually undermining the artist’s emotional investment. When uncertainty drops away do we linger in that moment of clarity or do we go back for more? We either attempt to rid ourselves of chaos, or we revel in it, as Robert Smithson said, “building something not for the ages but rather against the ages.”

Juror: Catherine Clark

Accepted Media: All media accepted, including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, assemblage, mixed media, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood, textile, new media (video), and installation. Multidisciplinary work is encouraged. Only original work will be accepted. In general giclee submissions are not accepted.

Size Restrictions: None

Sales: Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.

Exhibition dates: August 6th – September 14th, 2016

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PDF of call:

About: Arts Benicia’s pristine 2,000 square foot gallery is the focal point of a large artists’ community based in Benicia’s Historic Arsenal District. Arts Benicia is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality exhibitions in its gallery and at other venues in Benicia, engaging public programs, stimulating workshops for adults, and inspiring family and youth art programs. For 28 years, Arts Benicia has been a vital part of the local and regional art community, furthering and supporting artistic development, and enriching the larger community.


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