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Call for Art

CALL FOR ART

About What’s Going On 
An Online Exhibit starting July 22, 2020

The Theme
The pandemic, its impact on our lives, its ongoing social consequences.
The killing of George Floyd, the upsurge of consciousness of racism, the demands for change now at last.
Our conflicted politics, our damaged economy, our disrupted employment.
Our private lives, our public lives.
Grave dangers and signs of hope.

Congratulations to these artists whose work is in the show:

Sarah Alexander, Where am I going? Where am I going? I Don't Quite Know, steel sculpture 

Susannah Anderson, May 28, 2020, the reporter remarked what a nice evening it was, acrylic and shellac on plywood 

Fern Apfel, Tracking the Days, acrylic & pen on wood panel 

Lissa Banks, Self-Portrait: Distancing, acrylic 

Chuck Beisch, #Covid, writing 

Paul Bibbo, re-imagining nature, from the outside in, photography

Aaron Borkowski, Science, writing and Trouble Sleeping Last Night, digital metal print 

chelsea bradway, Rise, photograph 

Anita Helen Cohen, Sheltering in Place lV, watercolor on Yupo 

Kristin Conant, Black Lives Matter, oil painting 

Jean Cummiskey, Divided States of Insanity, mixed media mosaic, and 

MAGA Tsunami, mixed media mosaic 

Vanessa Davenport, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, collage, acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas 

Paul Essenfeld, The New World Order, B&W photography

BJ Feeney, My Hawk, Writing 

Jonah Feintuck, Untitled, Writing 

Richard Germaine, Promise of a better life, oil 

Marsha Gleason, What to Wear (Self Portrait 2020), and Zoom School- Grade 3, oil on paper on panel 

Catherine Gruetzke-Blais, Vulnerable, acrylic on canvas 

Emily Hayman, Empty, photography 

Valerie Hird, BOXED IN, Wood, electronic lighting, rag mat board, foamcore, arches paper, watercolor, giclee printing on rice paper, ink, archival glue, magnets, museum plexi glass, and The Elder Gods Weren't Male, installation, 10 sheets each 40” (H) x 30” (W) inch, installation, oil, gesso on Arches paper 

John Judge, Reach, acrylic on wood panel 

Karen Laude, Emergence, paper, paint, bone beads, & fabric 

Maria Celeste Linardi, Breathing, acrylic on canvas (triptych - 66" x 28") 

Madeleine Lord, Portal, welded found steel 

Leanne Luetkemeyer, Covid Mom, and We Are All Pandemic Warriors, Watercolors 

Virginia Mallon, Summer of the Pandemic, oil on canvas 

Pat Mattina, Caravan of Light Oil, 23K gold leaf on canvas, and Against All Odds No. 3, oil, carpet tacks, 23K gold leaf on board

Maundy Mitchell, Protest Portrait #1 - Trysten, and Protest Portrait #3 - Francois, photographs

Janet Montecalvo, Wear a Mask, oil on canvas mounted on wood panel, and Help Wanted, oil on wood panel

Mary Ellen Morano, Masks Required, mixed media

Ann Newberry, Head to where your socks live, writing and photography

Naomi Nieser-Allen, Breathe, traditional rug hooking with wool

Linda Norman-Lyman, He Cried For His Mother, digital art print

Javed Rezayee, The Falling Cat, oil on canvas

Mary Shiff, Hard Rain's Fallin’, oil 

Cynthia Shorris, All Dressed Up, watercolor, and Covid-19, Poetry 

Prisha Shrivastava, The fight to fix our country, sketching and colored pencils 

christine soeltz, What Informs Decision?, oil paint 

Whitney Stanley, Untitled/BTLM Curbside, 35mm on Canon A-1 

Patrick Steele, I'm OK Today, acrylic 

Ann Tracy, Covid Wheel, digital mixed media 

Felicia Tuttle, Pandemic 2020, acrylic 

Cathy Weaver Taylor, Stay at Home- Quarantine, and Conversation, photography 

Rochelle Zohn, Build Back Better, installation, newspaper and rubber bands

 

Exhibit Opportunities

At HCA, there are several opportunities for artists to show work: Fresh Perspectives (open to all HCA students); The Big Tent (open to all members), and  juried shows, such as Spring Ahead: Arts in Bloom (open to adult artists). Juried exhibits are curated by guest jurors who select pieces from submissions received during our open Calls for Art. Recent jurors have included Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Attleboro Museum, Katherine French (Director Emerita of Danforth Art, now Gallery Director of Catamount Arts), Jane Young (Chase Young Gallery, Boston), Arthur Dion (Gallery NAGA, Boston), Zola Solamente (Arden Gallery, Boston), and Photographer Chehalis Hegner.

More Resources for Artists

Artsake, Artscope and Art New England  regularly list Calls for Art. Also check out The Art List,  a great listing of additional opportunities.

The Arts and Business Council is a wonderful resource for artists.  Artsy Shark has hundreds of articles and resources about the business of being an artist.

For artists looking for ideas, tips, and inspiration, see the Painterskeys, a blog about art and life. Written by painter Robert Glenn and published by his artist daughter Sara Glenn, it also includes great tips to jumpstart your work like this one, about creating magic.

Additional info

Members of all ages have an opportunity to exhibit in The Big Tent, our annual members show, and they receive a reduced entry fee for all HCA Art Shows. To purchase a membership, click here.

Information about how to propose a group exhibition in the Lotvin Family Gallery can be found here.

 

INSPIRATION: Did you know that Getty Museum now has an online library containing over 300 publications that you can download for FREE? Go to Getty Publications Virtual Library.

 

VIDEO HOW TO: Frame Your Own Artwork.

 

SHIPPING artwork: U.S.Art is a very good, professional art shipping company.  (They are not inexpensive.) 
If the work is a sturdy piece in a wooden box, a common carrier, i.e., a trucking company, can do it.
If it's a small sturdy piece that can be very well packaged, Fed Ex, UPS, and the post office are possibilities. (Rule of thumb for UPS: can the piece in its package survive being dropped four feet onto hard floor?)

 

For information about the HCA gallery or upcoming exhibits, please call or call Kris Waldman, Co Director, at 508.589.4409 or email kris@hopartscenter.org.
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