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What's happening right now at d'Art?

Multifarious: A Juried National Exhibition of Abstract Artworks 

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Multifarious is an open medium juried exhibition of original and unique 2D and 3D abstract artworks. The d’Art Center is looking to exhibit abstract artwork, non-figurative artwork, non-objective artwork, and/or non-representational artwork in a variety of styles and mediums. The artwork in multifarious will be a departure from reality in imagery depictions. There is no specific theme for this exhibition, but the artwork must be abstract, non-figurative, non-objective artwork, AND/OR non-representational in composition. 

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 

This is an in person exhibition but this exhibition will also be featured digitally on d’Art Center’s archive site. See our profile
here.

Juror

This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and artist and exhibition juror, ​Rick Nickel.

Richard Nickel is an artist, educator, writer, and sits on the Studio Potter advisory board. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has been published in several books on contemporary ceramics and in art journals. As a designer, Nickel has created posters for Crafted Indie Arts and Crafts Market, a cover illustration for Studio Potter, ceramic awards for Skutt Kilns, illustrations for Alt Daily, and animations for WHRO HealthBeat. As a ceramic sculptor, he has pieces in numerous private collections. Nickel has designed and painted murals in Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. He started at ODU in 2002 as the Art Education Program Director and Ceramics Program Director. 

https://linktr.ee/magic_dirt

https://www.instagram.com/richardnickel


​Exhibition dates

Saturday, August 6 2022 - Saturday, September 3 2022


Call Open

Friday, June 10 2022 - Sunday, July 10 2022


Notifications (by email)

By 5pm, Monday July 18 2022


Submission fee

$35.00 for 3 works  (one image per submission) $5 for additional submissions (maximum of 10, and one image per submission)


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


Coming Soon:

The d'Art Center offers Summer Camp for 6 weeks in June, July, and August. STEAM Summer Camp features activities such as clay, mixed media, technology and digital art, and art on the move. Daily activities correspond to a weekly theme that presents a different lesson plan that combines art with STEM! Students learn from professional art educators and d'Art's on-site resident artists. Throughout these weeks they work collaboratively, enjoy short field trips, and create unique art projects using a variety of media and techniques.


Themes:
Week 1 June 27 - 30: Explore From Sea to Space
Week 2 July 5 - 8: Animation
Week 3 July 11 - 15: Animal Planet
Week 4 July 18 - 22: Animation
Week 5 July 25 - 29: Food & Fun
Week 6 August 1 - 5: Explore Your Imagination

Are you an artist looking for sale space, a studio, or to join a network of other professional artists? Become a d'Art Artist! 

Mission and History

Open Calls for Artists!

Solo Show Opportunity in The Vault During the Multifarious Exhibition

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This one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault within The d’Art Center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District!


​The d’Art Center Vault exhibits a solo show of one selected artist through the duration of each Main Gallery Exhibition.

The Vault is adjacent to the Main Gallery, all styles and aesthetics are considered, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums.

The Vault can fit between 12 - 15 pieces depending on the sizes of the works.

Proposed solo shows do not have to fit the theme of the Main Gallery exhibition, however, artists are more than welcome to propose a solo show based around the Main Gallery Exhibition theme.


This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 


​Exhibition dates

Saturday, August 6 2022 - Saturday, September 3 2022


Call Open

Friday, June 10 2022 - Sunday, July 10 2022


Notifications (by email)

By 5pm, Monday July 18 2022