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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:        TBA
Reception:                  TBA
Call Open:                   TBA
Notifications (by email):         TBA 
Accepted works arrive by:    TBA
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    


Material II: D’Art Center’s Second National Exhibition of Fiber Artwork

Description: Material is an exhibition of original fiber artworks from across the country. This exhibition will highlight the quality and variety of fiber art, and is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in fiber. Mixed media works are welcome as long as fiber is a major component. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email
(Exhibition will be an on site installation, and featured on our website)

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

Juror Biography: Liana Graham is the Visual Arts Department Chair at The Governor's School for the Arts. She is currently a member of the Arts District committee for NEON, celebrating the New Energy OF Norfolk. She has been leading a team of students with public art works in the Arts District on Granby Street, the Ingleside Light Rail station, and the Earth Day Celebration at Mount Trashmore. She facilitates student participation in various art exhibitions and a workshop with ForKids yearly. Liana has organized and curated the GSA Fashion Show and Installation of Wearable Art at The Chrysler Museum and MacArthur Center. She also the Director of the GSA Summer Visual Arts Camp, offered every summer. Her education includes a B.S. Degree in Communications from JMU, and a B.F.A. in Painting from ODU, with an Art History minor. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was recognized as the College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Student in Studio Art. She has earned her Gifted Education Endorsement.Her work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center (now MOCA), the Riverview Gallery, The Selden Arcade, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, and the Hermitage Museum and Gardens.

Exhibition dates:      
Saturday, October 10th 2020 - Saturday, November 7th 2020
Thursday, October 15th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:                        
Wednesday, August 12th 2020 - Sunday, September 13th 2020
Notifications (by email):        
By 5pm, Monday September 21st, 2020 
Accepted works arrive by:  
October 5th, 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