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Eccentric: A National Exhibition of Surreal Artworks and Unconventional Materials 


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

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.

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)


1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:            $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00