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Eccentric: A National Exhibition of Surreal Artworks and Unconventional Materials 

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Description: Eccentric is an exhibition that features work from artists from across the country that are surreal in artistic theme and/or unconventional in material and medium. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums and includes work such as (although not limited to) mixed media collage, photo manipulation work, found object assemblage, and work that involves techniques out of the traditional realm of art mediums and standards OR be surreal in artistic theme. Work can include traditional aspects, but work in this exhibition should exhibit significant unconventional materials and methods in process and medium. If you have any questions about whether or not your work qualifies for the exhibition, contact Amanda Bradley, the gallery manager at d’Art Center, at abradley@d-artcenter.org

This exhibition will be held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. 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 (Norfolk’s Art District). The exhibition will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Alison Stinely.

Juror Biography: Alison Stinely received her BFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Alison’s work has been in many juried and invitational exhibits nationally.  She has received several awards and honors and is a two time winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Her multimedia surrealistic figure paintings have been exhibited nationally and have been featured in both Hi-Fructose as well as Juxtapoz Magazine. Alison’s work is in many private collections both domestically and abroad. https://www.alisonstinely.com


Exhibition dates:        Tuesday, April 7th 2020 - Thursday. April 30th 2020
Reception:                 Thursday, April 9th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:                  Wednesday, February 18th 2020 - Sunday, March 15th 2020
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday, March 23rd, 2020 
Accepted works arrive by:      April 2nd, 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

Coming Soon:


Persistence II: A National All Women’s Exhibition Celebrating 2020, The Year of the Woman



Persistence II is a second annual exhibition that features work from female artists from across the country. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums. In honor of Women’s History Month and 2020, The Year of the Woman, this exhibition is open to all female artists living in the United States and is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. 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. The exhibition will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Lori Pratico. Last year's exhibition was fantastically sucessfull, and d'Art Center is excited to make Persistence an annual national show. 

Juror Biography: Lori Pratico is the founder of the Girl Noticed Community Mural Project. Girl Noticed is a community-based arts outreach program that through self discovery uncovers and showcases the unique strengths, contributions and abilities of females, illuminating their greatness and its value in society. Nominations cover a wide spectrum, from overcoming personal struggles to momentous achievements. The individual chosen represents many others like them and has brought attention to subjects such as Asperger’s Syndrome, racism, poor body image, domestic violence, education, breast cancer awareness, and LGBTQ rights to name a few. The murals are done in charcoal, which will fade off the wall, adding a sense of urgency to “notice.” Notice the girl and what she values in herself, what makes her feel good about herself, before those things change or fade away. It is a temporary mural with a positive and permanent message. For Lori, her artwork is not only her passion but also her voice. She is driven to inspire people to recognize that no matter what, there is always something about them extraordinary and worth noticing. As a teenager Lori’s life was greatly affected when a teacher nominated her for The National Honor Society and let her read the nomination letter. The small act of someone taking notice had a great impact on her life. “Most girls and women compare themselves to unrealistic norms society has put into place. We strive for perfection, and live in a constant state of I’m not good enough”, says Pratico. Girl Noticed reminds us to pause, acknowledge and appreciate others and ourselves.

 

Exhibition dates:        Monday, March 9th 2020 - Tuesday. March 31st 2020
Reception:          Thursday, March 12th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:                  Wednesday, January 15th 2020 - Sunday, February 9th 2020
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Friday February 21st, 2020 
Accepted works arrive by:    March 3rd, 2020
Submission fee:                     $35.00 for up to 3 works

Awards:
1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:            $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00