Applying to this show is a bit of a stretch because my work doesn't really highlight specific people. They are definitely circles of light in which you can see your form subtly reflected back at you. I will leave it up to the curator. JAM
Circle of Light: Halos in Contemporary Art. An online Artsy exhibition examining the use of the halo as a symbol in contemporary art. The halo has become a widely recognized design feature in art due to its frequent association with divinity, importance, and purity. These days, contemporary artists may use this symbol to imply a wide range of thoughts and meanings, not just religious ones. The halo over a person's head in a portrait suggests a distinct way to relate to that individual. Exploring contemporary uses for an ancient visual symbol will be a fascinating experience. Curated by Sergio Gomez
"Halo, also called nimbus, in art, radiant circle or disk surrounding the head of a holy person, a representation of spiritual character through the symbolism of light. In Hellenistic and Roman art the sun-god Helios and Roman emperors often appear with a crown of rays. Because of its pagan origin, the form was avoided in Early Christian art, but a simple circular nimbus was adopted by Christian emperors for their official portraits. From the middle of the 4th century, Christ was also shown with this imperial attribute, as was his symbol, the Lamb of God, from the end of the 4th century. In the 5th century it was sometimes given to angels, but it was not until the 6th century that the halo became customary for the Virgin Mary and other saints. For a period during the 5th century, living persons of eminence were depicted with a square nimbus. The halo is also found in Buddhist art of India, appearing from the late 3rd century CE. It is believed that the motif was brought to the East by Greek invaders." -- Brittanica Encyclopedia (https://www.britannica.com/art/halo-art)
The online exhibition runs from January 1 to 31, 2023.
No Submission FeesThere are NO fees whatsoever to submit or participate.
Selection ProcessThe exhibition will be curated exclusively online. Selections are final. Submissions deadline November 18, 2022. Curated by Sergio Gomez.
Art SalesAll works must be available for sale by 33 Contemporary. Works already sold are not eligible for this exhibition. Art sales and inquires will be handled by 33 Contemporary Gallery from the date acceptance to the end of the show. There is a 50% commission for any art sales.
Participation RulesBy submitting your art to us, you grant 33 Contemporary Gallery permission to publish your work online and social media for exhibition and marketing purposes. All artwork will be attributed to the artist. We will not collect or handle any physical work of art. By participating, you certify that you are the rightful owner of the art and that it does not infringe in any copyright violations.
ImagesSince this is an online show, images MUST be clear, properly cropped and not showing anything outside the art or frame. Do not include frame in the photograph unless it is part of the work. Blurry, low quality and bad images will be automatically disqualified.
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Friday, November 18, 2022.
Ready to Submit?COPY AND PASTE THE INFO BELOW IN YOUR EMAIL SUBMISSION. One email per image and maximum of two email submissions. Any additional submission or submissions with missing information will be disqualified.
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