Divulge: A National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy and Mental Health Awareness

Description: Art has been used as a means of communication, self-expression, group interaction, diagnosis, and conflict resolution throughout history. Through art, both people and artists can look for themes and conflicts that may be affecting their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. The establishment of art therapy as a unique and publicly accepted therapeutic approach only took place recently, in the mid-20th century. Divulge will feature both 2D and 3D artworks from across the country of all mediums that highlights/depicts self expression, are created in art therapy, and/or raises awareness of mental health. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed and includes both freestanding and wall-mounted two, and three-dimensional works. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

This exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk. 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. 

This exhibition and opening reception will fall on the first night of The 6th Annual NEON Festival (**please keep in mind that the festival may be cancelled due to the pandemic, however d'Art will still be having the exhibition and reception regardless**). The 6th Annual NEON Festival will take place on Thursday, September 17th and Friday, September 18th, 2020 from 6-10pm in Norfolk's first official arts district, the NEON District. The NEON Festival is a free two evening event that encourages visitors to explore and discover the NEON District. The festival celebrates the energy in NEON and draws from the passion and creativity in Downtown and the region. Anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art and Harrison Opera House and extending to The Plot on Granby Street, the NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners that contribute to the festivities. Last year d’Art Center had about 400 patrons come through the doors for the festival.

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

Juror Biography: TBA

Exhibition dates:        Saturday, September 5th 2020 - Saturday, October 3rd 2020
Reception:                 The First Night of The 6th Annual NEON Festival:  Thursday, September 17th  

                                  2020, 5:30-9:00pm 
Call Open:                  July, 10th 2020 - Sunday, August 9th 2020

Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday August 17th, 2020 Accepted works arrive by:     

                                               August 31st, 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    

Past Exhibitions at d'Art

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Virginia Glass Guild Members Show
(Monday, January 6th - Wednesday, January 29th)
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In Pursuit II: Second Annual VA College and 
University Student Exhibition 
(Wednesday, February 5th - Saturday, February 29th)
Reception: Thursday, February 13th 5:30 - 7:30pm 
Call for Artists Open : December 9th - January 15th
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Persistence II : A National All Women’s Exhibition 
Celebrating 2020, the Year of the Woman 
(Monday, March 9th - Tuesday, March 31st )
​Reception: Thursday March 12th 5:30 - 7:30pm 
Call for Artists Open: January 13th - February 9th
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Tribute:  A National Exhibition of Paintings that Pay Homage to People, Places, and Things
(Exhibition In Honor of Barbara Fulp)
(postponed due to COVID-19 until 2021)
Reception: TBA 
Call for Artists Open: TBA
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Merged II : d’Art’s Second National Collage & 
Assemblage Exhibition 
(postponed due to COVID-19 until 2021)
Reception: TBA 
Call for Artists Open: TBA
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Eccentric: A National Exhibition Featuring Artworks Surreal in Content, or Unconventional in Materials (Thursday, June 11th - Saturdy, June 27th)
Reception: Thursday, June 18th 5:30 - 7:30pm 
Call for Artists Open: February 17th - March 15th

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2020 Summer Camp Program takes place in d’Art 
Center’s gallery July 6th - July 31st
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Tiny But Mighty II: d’Art’s Second National Small Artworks Exhibition
(Thursday, August 6th - Saturday, August 29th)
Reception: Thursday, August 6th 5:30-7:30pm 
Call for Artists Open: June 10th - July 12th 
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Divulge: A National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy and Mental Health 
Awareness + NEON Festival
(Saturday, September 5th - Saturday, October 3rd)
Reception: First night of NEON Festival : Thursday, September 17th 5:30-7:30pm 
Call for Artists Open: July 8th - August 9th 
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Material II: d’Art’s Second National Fiber Arts Exhibition
(Saturday, October 10th - Saturday, November 7th)
Reception: Thursday, October 15th 5-9pm
Call for Artists Open: August 12th - September 13th

Tiny But Mighty II: A National Exhibition of Small 3D Artworks

Description: Tiny but Mighty is an exhibition of small three-dimensional works from across the country which do not exceed 8” in their longest dimensions. Original works in all media, traditional or non-traditional, are welcomed. Also including both freestanding and wall-mounted three-dimensional works, and open to all artists living in the United States. Work should be three-dimensional in at least 50% of its form and structure. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

This exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk. 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. This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Betsy DiJulio.

Juror Biography: Betsy DiJulio, MA, EdS, is a an award-winning artist and full-time, National Board Certified high school art and art-history teacher at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach.  In 2010, she was recognized at the Citywide Teacher of the Year for Virginia Beach City Public Schools.  In the fall of 2019, she joined the faculty of Tidewater Community College where she is an Adjunct Professor of art history and appreciation (online).  Betsy is also a features writer, columnist, and art reviewer for SchoolArts Magazine, Coastal Virginia Magazine, COVA Biz Magazine, Savor Virginia Magazine, VEER Magazine, and The Virginian-Pilot.

Exhibition dates:        Thursday, August 6th 2020 - Saturday, August 29th 2020
Reception:                 Thursday, August 6th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:                  Thursday, June 11th 2020 - Sunday, July 12th 2020
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday July 20th, 2020 
Accepted works arrive by:      August 1st, 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    

2020 Exhibition Schedule

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