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Contrive: A National Exhibition of Photo Manipulation and Surreal Photography

Description: Contrive is a national juried exhibition that features surreal photography and photo manipulation. This exhibition is open to all photography that involves transforming or altering a photograph using either digital or physical methods, such as long or double exposures, compositing, or digital software AS WELL AS photography that is surreal in content. Throughout history, photographers have created their own worlds using darkroom tricks and optical illusions. Today we can create our own peculiar worlds using real-life objects/settings, editing programs, or both. This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States and will be juried by Amanda Bradley, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. 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.

Exhibition dates:   Saturday, September 14th 2019 - Tuesday, October 8th 
Reception:            Thursday, September 19th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm

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Strive: A National Exhibition Highlighting American Immigration and the American Dream

Description: Strive is a national juried exhibition featuring art that highlights immigration in America and the long admired endeavor of obtaining the American Dream. This country was formed on immigrants seeking new opportunities, democracy, civil liberties, and both religious, and political freedom. The topic of immigration has been discussed in almost every news cast over the last two years and continues to be at the center of mush discussion and debate in the United States. Strive will feature work that depicts various topics surrounding American immigration both throughout American history and in today’s society, spanning from those who initially came to the United States seeking the American Dream (and those who currently are in the process of doing so today), all the way to refugees looking for a safe haven. This exhibition is open to all 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine crafts, and is open to all artists living in the United States. You do not have to be an immigrant to submit work to the exhibition. This exhibition will be juried by Solomon Isekeije, and curated by d’Art Center Staff. 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.

Juror Biography: Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Solomon Isekeije studied fine arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in the country’s Osun State. He studied sculture with Agbola Folarin, printmaking with Bruce Onobrakeya, and wood carver Lamidi Fakeye, among others. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1992 and obtained his M.F.A. degree from Old Dominion University and Norfolk State University in 2002 with specializations in Printmaking and mixed media. He is currently head of Norfolk State University’s Art Department. Isekeije’s works of art have been shown in juried exhibitions worldwide, including Daegu City,South Korea, where he received the Distinguished Arts Award, and Tokyo, Japan.


Exhibition dates:        Thursday, July 25th 2019 - Saturday, August 31st 2019
Reception:                  Thursday, July 25th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
  

Mission and History

Unconventional: A National Exhibition Highlighting the use of Unusual Materials and Found Objects in Art


CALL IS OPEN, CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SUBMIT

Description: Unconventional is a national juried exhibition that features use of Unusual Materials and Found Objects in Art. This exhibition is open to all work that involves the incorporation of materials and techniques out of the traditional realm of art mediums, and standards. Work can include traditional aspects, but work in this exhibition should exhibit significant unconventional materials and methods in process and medium. Some examples (but not limited to) are recycled materials, coffee, ‘trash,’ spray paint, fiber, metals, plant materials, etc. Work may be 2D or 3D. If you are not sure if your work would qualify for this exhibition, please email the gallery manager, Amanda Bradley, at abradley@d-artcenter.org.  This exhibition is open to all artists living in the United States. Juror TBA and will be co-curated by d’Art Center Staff and the juror. 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 reception will fall on the opening night of the 5th annual NEON Festival, a district wide arts festival in Norfolk, Virginia. 

Exhibition dates:   Thursday, October 17th - Saturday, November 16th     2019
Reception:             Thursday, October 17th 2019, 5:30-7:30pm
Call Open:              Friday, August 16th 2019 - Sunday, September 15th 2019
Notifications (by email):         By 5pm Monday, September 30th, 2019 
Accepted works arrive by:      Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Submission fee:                      $35.00 for up to 3 works  

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