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.
NAME EMAIL SUBJECT: Circle of Light
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Title of Art:
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I agree to give permission to 33 Contemporary Gallery to publish my art online and in social media for exhibition and promotion purposes only.
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The Norris Gallery will host “Embracing Texture” as its Winter 2023 public exhibit. The exhibit will be on public display Saturday, January 14, through Sunday, February 19, 2023. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free.
Artists are invited to submit for judging as many as three original works in any 2D or 3D media that depict and/or incorporate texture. Entry deadline is November 1, 2022.
Submitted works must be original in concept and execution (no reproductions or giclees), and not previously displayed in the Norris Gallery.
Call The Norris for more information – 630-584-7200.
Norris Gallery committee invites artists to submit up to three original pieces for consideration in the winter juried show called Embracing Texture. Artists are invited to enter artwork such as but not limited to Collages, Assemblages, Fiber, Fabric, Embossing, Impasto Paintings, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewelry.
- Entry deadline: Sunday, November 11, 2022
- Artists notified of status of entries: by end of November.
- Accepted work drop-off date: Monday, January 9, 2023 (schedule to be worked out with artists.
- ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE-Originals only-No reproductions or giclees
- Check Norris website for additional requirements- www.norrisculturalarts.com
- Show dates: January 14 through February 19, 2023 (gallery hours: Thursdays through Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm)
- Reception and awards presentation: Sunday, January 22, 2-4pm
- Work pick-up date: Monday, February 20, 2023 (schedule will be worked out with artists)
- All work must be able to be dropped off at the gallery.
Update December 1, 2022.
I received an acceptance letter in the mail today. The jurors selected "Arctic Ice Sheet" for the exhibit. Drop off is on Monday January 9 by appointment between noon and 4 pm.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Sunday, December 5, 11:59 PM
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK: Monday, December 15, by 11:59
LOCATION: Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook, IL. 60523
DROP OFF: Monday, January 3, 2022; 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
EXHIBIT OPENS: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 8, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Friday Noon-3:00 PM,
Saturday 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
FINAL DAY OF EXHIBITION: Saturday, February 26, 2022
PICK UP: Saturday, February 26, Time TBD
I'm pleased with the cohesiveness of the group of art works I was able to enter.
Gallery Seven in Lockport, IL
September 7-9: Notification of selected works via e-mail
September 23-26: Delivery of Work
September 30: “Illiart” opens
October 3: Opening Reception 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
October31: “Illiart” Closes
Uh-oh-- "Work that requires special installation or instructions will NOT be accepted." Reader, the show accepts every media except video and film, so I don't know what they are going to do for installation art pieces. Most sculpture is somewhat challenging to display.
Anyway, it is in the jurors hands now. Jurors are people with their own tastes, skill levels, pet media and their own ideas for what kind of show they want they want to build.
So, I started editing some of my portfolio archive photos in Lightroom. After a couple of days of tutorials and videos, they are a hair better. I am still learning the program. I am trying to create a few good-enough pictures to post to Behance and hopefully make some connections there. The ultimate goal is to connect with architects.
'Honeymoon Panopticon, the second piece in the Panopticon Series, was inspired by a lack of consent, betrayal of romantic intimacy, and a smart phone. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
Unfortunately, the problem of lack of consent isn’t limited to intimate interpersonal relationships. It has become a concern worldwide. This results in an imbalance of power between the subjects of data collection and those who use it.
The Panopticon Series explores both the benefits and drawbacks of humanity's new capabilities to observe each other, our world, and our universe.
The piece is a woven bead tile mosaic on a 36" convex security mirror. Each tile is woven into the shape of a heart with reflective, pearly, and iridescent beads.
This piece will be debuted at Sculpture at the Kavanagh opening March 26, 2021. You can view the exhibition in person or through a virtual exhibition.
More info at the Fine Line Art Center's web site.
Julie Mars' current events, projects, & inspirations.