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Merged II: d’Art Center’s Second National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage

CALL OPEN until April 4th. SUBMIT HERE.

Description: : Merged is an exhibition of original unique 2D and 3D collage and assemblage artworks that includes mediums specifically but not limited to found objects, recycled materials, paper, fiber, wood, and metals. Collages and assemblages must be free standing, wall mount, or pedestal ready. Work may be no longer than 60” in its longest dimension, and weigh no more than 50 pounds. D’Art Center will have an in person public reception according to state COVID Guidelines, will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will also list the exhibiting pieces for sale on the d’Art Center website. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

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

We also have an open call for artists for a solo show opportunity in the d'Art Center's Vault during the Merged show the the Main Gallery. Find out more

Juror Biography: Andy Harris is a Norfolk-based artist and arts educator that graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA.  His current studio is located just outside the Railroad District in Park Place, Norfolk, his classroom in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools district at the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts. Andy Harris is a collage artist and contemporary painter. His recent collaborations with Apple, Platoon, and 1983 Creative have produced a body of work that has been used for multiple single and full length album covers, as well as transformed into an augmented reality listening experience which is the first of its kind.  His work can currently be seen throughout Europe on billboards and flyposters as a broad visual campaign for artist Jevon and his latest release Fell In Love In Brasil. Andy is currently working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in an effort to bring education and awareness to local oyster conservation efforts in the Tidewater area. This partnership is the basis from which Harris has produced three large scale collage works currently on Exhibition at Virginia’s Museum of Contemporary Arts. The group exhibition is titled Nourish and runs through June 8th, 2021. 


Exhibition Information:

Exhibition dates:             Saturday, May 1st 2021 - Sunday,
 May 23rd 2021                                              
Reception:                       Thursday, May 6th 2021, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Call Open:                        Monday, March 8th 2021 - Sunday, 
April 4th 2021
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday April 12th, 2021
Accepted works arrive by:     April 23rd, 2021

Submission fee:                     

$35.00 for 3 works  (one image per  submission) $5 for additional    submissions (maximum of 10, and  one image per submission)


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

Our open calls to artists for our exhibitions go onto CALLFORENTRY.ORG about a month and a half prior to the scheduled opening day of each exhibition. Current open calls are listed below. Information about upcoming exhibitions can be found here.

​If you are an artist and would like to be on our eblast list for open calls, please contact the gallery manager at abradley@d-artcenter.org 

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