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Tribute: A National Exhibition of Paintings that Pay Homage to People, Places, and Things

Description: Tribute is a national exhibition that features paintings from artists from across the country. This exhibition is open to 2D fine art and fine craft in all paint mediums. In theme and content, artworks should pay tribute to a person, place, or thing of great importance to the artist. The Tribute exhibition at d’Art Center is in honor of Barbara Fulp. Barbra was a resident artist at d’Art Center who passed in 2019. She is greatly missed by all who knew her. 

This exhibition is open to all 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 and Artist Ken Wright.

Juror Biography: Ken Wright is a Richmond, VA. native and graduate of Norfolk State University with a BFA in graphics and fine arts. Ken is an abstract painter that uses acrylics on canvas or museum board. He is a former arts commissioner for the State of Virginia, and has served on many arts boards. He has won over 300 awards and honors for his work. Ken’s art is in many collections all over the United States and abroad. Among the collectors of his work are President George W. Bush, (hung in the White House), and most recently President Barack Obama, (hung in the White House). Other collectors are former Ambassador to Liberia, Bismark Myrick, movie actress Eartha Kitt (deceased), and actress Tatiana Ali. His work has also been exhibited in the office of U.S. Senator Mark Warner on Capital Hill, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition dates:        Friday, May 8th 2020 - Saturday. May 30th 2020
Reception:                  Thursday, May 14th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:                   Wednesday, March 17th 2020 - Sunday, April 12th 2020
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday April 20th, 2020 
Accepted works arrive by:     May 1st, 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