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Tiny But Mighty II: A National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks

Description: Tiny but Mighty is an exhibition of small three-dimensional works from across the country which do not exceed 8” in their longest dimensions. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed. Also including both freestanding and wall-mounted three-dimensional works, and open to all artists living in the United States. Work should be three-dimensional in at least 50% of its form and structure. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

This exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk. 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. This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Betsy DiJulio.

Juror Biography: Betsy DiJulio, MA, EdS, is a an award-winning artist and full-time, National Board Certified high school art and art-history teacher at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach.  In 2010, she was recognized at the Citywide Teacher of the Year for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  In the fall of 2019, she joined the faculty of Tidewater Community College where she is an Adjunct Professor of art history and appreciation (online).  Betsy is also a features writer, columnist, and art reviewer for SchoolArts Magazine, Coastal Virginia Magazine, COVA Biz Magazine, Savor Virginia Magazine, VEER Magazine, and The Virginian-Pilot.

Exhibition dates:        Thursday, August 6th 2020 - Saturday, August 29th 2020
Reception:                 Thursday, August 6th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:                  Thursday, June 11th 2020 - Sunday, July 12th 2020
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday July 20th, 2020 
Accepted works arrive by:      August 1st, 2020
Submission fee:                      $35.00 for up to 3 works  (one image per submission)

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

Mission and History

OUR SUMMER CAMP TAKE HOME KITS ARE HERE! 

We've got 4 different themed kits with 5 different activities each that coincide with our in person camps for the little ones who are staying home this summer!


1 Kit: $50 - 2 Kits: $80 - All 4 Kits: $150


Kits are available for pick up only , Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm. If you would like to purchase in advance of your arrival to ensure you have a reserved order, please contact: connect@d-artcenter.org

Divulge: A National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy and Mental Health Awareness

Description: Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. Through art, both people and artists can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century. Divulge will feature both 2D and 3D artworks from across the country of all mediums that highlights/depicts self expression, are created in art therapy, and/or raises awareness of mental health. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed and includes both freestanding and wall-mounted two, and three-dimensional works. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

This exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk. 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. 

This exhibition and opening reception will fall on the first night of The 6th Annual NEON Festival (**please keep in mind that the festival may be cancelled due to the pandemic, however d'Art will still be having the exhibition and reception regardless**). The 6th Annual NEON Festival will take place on Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 6-10pm in Norfolk's first official arts district, the NEON District. The NEON Festival is a free two evening event that encourages visitors to explore and discover the NEON District. The festival celebrates the energy in NEON and draws from the passion and creativity in Downtown and the region. Anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House and extending to The Plot on Granby Street, the NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners that contribute to the festivities. Last year d’Art Center had about 400 patrons come through the doors for the festival.

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

Juror Biography: TBA

Exhibition dates:        Saturday, September 5th 2020 - Saturday, October 3rd 2020
Reception:                 The First Night of The 6th Annual NEON Festival:  Thursday, September 17th  

                                  2020, 5:30-9:00pm 
Call Open:                  July, 10th 2020 - Sunday, August 9th 2020

Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday August 17th, 2020 Accepted works arrive by:     

                                               August 31st, 2020
Submission fee:                      $35.00 for up to 3 works  (one image per submission)

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

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