Contrive: A National Exhibition of Photo Manipulation and Surreal Photography


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Description: Contrive is a national juried exhibition that features surreal photography and photo manipulation. This exhibition is open to all photography that involves transforming or altering a photograph using either digital or physical methods, such as long or double exposures, compositing, or digital software AS WELL AS photography that is surreal in content. Throughout history, photographers have created their own worlds using darkroom tricks and optical illusions. Today we can create our own peculiar worlds using real-life objects/settings, editing programs, or both. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States and will be juried by Amanda Bradley, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk.

Exhibition dates:   Saturday, September 14th 2019 - Tuesday, October 8th 
Reception:            Thursday, September 19th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:             Monday, July 8th 2019 - Sunday, August 11th 2019
Notifications (by email):             By 5pm, Friday August 23rd, 2019 
Accepted works arrive by:          Friday, September 6th, 2019
Submission fee:                         $35.00 for up to 3 works  

Awards:

1st Place:            $500.00
2nd Place:            $300.00
3rd Place:            $150.00

Juror Biography: Amanda is a Norfolk native, and her background consists of management, art, freelancing, communications, and working with non-profits.  Amanda is a photographer and graphic artist. She earned her BFA in Photography and Print Media in 2013 at Old Dominion University. Her photography focuses mostly on photo manipulation work, and has appeared in the PFAC Genesis show, Compelling Images, the Amalgamation art exhibit, and several student art shows at ODU.  After obtaining her BFA, Amanda started her own freelance graphic design and photography business, Bradley Depictions. Her design work has appeared in many local advertisements, non-profits, events, business logos, and commercials.  Amanda's true passion lies in poster design and typography,  and her poster was chosen for Norfolk's 43rd Annual Harborfest Poster in 2019. Since July 2017,  Amanda has been working in Norfolk's NEON District at the d'Art Center as its Communications, Marketing, and Gallery Manager. She produces all of the graphic art and marketing material for the center, manages its social media presence, curates exhibitions, and manages the gallery. Amanda has curated over 15 national or local/statewide exhibitions, as well as several installations. Amanda designed the poster for this exhibition. 

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Strive: A National Exhibition Highlighting American Immigration and the American Dream

Description: Strive is a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American Dream. This country was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and both religious, and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years and continues to be at the center of mush discussion and debate in the United States. Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration both throughout American history and in today’s society, spanning from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American Dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today), all the way to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts, and is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk.

Juror Biography: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Solomon Isekeije studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in the country’s Osun State. He studied sculture with Agbola Folarin, printmaking with Bruce Onobrakeya, and wood carver Lamidi Fakeye, among others. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1992 and obtained his M.F.A. degree from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University in 2002 with specializations in Printmaking and mixed media. He is currently head of Norfolk State University’s Art Department. Isekeije’s works of art have been shown in juried exhibitions worldwide, including Daegu City,South Korea, where he received the Distinguished Arts Award, and Tokyo, Japan.


Exhibition dates:        Thursday, July 25th 2019 - Saturday, August 31st 2019
Reception:                  Thursday, July 25th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
  

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