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Contrive: A National Exhibition of Photo Manipulation and Surreal Photography

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

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Unconventional: A National Exhibition Highlighting the use of Unusual Materials and Found Objects in Art


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Description: Unconventional is a national juried exhibition that features use of Unusual Materials and Found Objects in Art. This exhibition is open to all work that involves the incorporation of materials and techniques out of the traditional realm of art mediums, and standards. Work can include traditional aspects, but work in this exhibition should exhibit significant unconventional materials and methods in process and medium. Some examples (but not limited to) are recycled materials, coffee, ‘trash,’ spray paint, fiber, metals, plant materials, etc. Work may be 2D or 3D. If you are not sure if your work would qualify for this exhibition, please email the gallery manager, Amanda Bradley, at abradley@d-artcenter.org.  This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. Unconventional and will be co-curated by d’Art Center Staff and the juror Melissa Hill. 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 reception will fall on the opening night of the 5th annual NEON Festival, a district wide arts festival in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Juror: Melissa Hill (1986 Norfolk, VA) is an award-winning artist who received both her BFA in 3D Media (2011) and her BA in Art History (2012) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her MFA in Sculpture (2015) at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She currently practices in Virginia Beach, Virginia and works as an adjunct professor at Old Dominion University. Hill’s art has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. National exhibitions include various solo and group shows, the most recent being the Benefits Art Auction at The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (2019), Art’s in Foggy Bottom Sculpture Biennale (2018), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s New Waves Exhibit (2017) and Continuum at the Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries (2017). In 2014 she was awarded an exhibitions fellowship at the Flashpoint Gallery with CulturalDC.

Exhibition dates:   Thursday, October 17th - Saturday, November 16th     2019
Reception:             Thursday, October 17th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:              Friday, August 16th 2019 - Sunday, September 15th 2019
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm Monday, September 30th, 2019 
Accepted works arrive by:      Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Submission fee:                      $35.00 for up to 3 works  

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