Healing with HeART

Virtual Art Exhibit

The Arts Association in Newton County is now accepting submissions for our very first Healing With HeART

Virtual Exhibit to be celebrated in October - National Arts & Humanities Month. 

CALL FOR ARTISTS:

The Arts Association in Newton County is now accepting submissions for our very first Healing With HeART Virtual Exhibit to be celebrated in October - National Arts & Humanities Month. We are all facing a collective human experience in a world that is divided, distanced and desperate for love, unity and understanding. We know that in these dark times, art can provide healing. Thriving communities celebrate others' differences regardless of their skin color, social status, age, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. It is a strong hope that we are unified as families, business owners, and community leaders who stand in solidarity for equity and justice for all.  

 

We are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to express their experiences that 2020 has brought upon thus far. Showcase your stress, confusion, unrest, joy, uncertainty, anxiety, enlightenment, fear, relief, power, and anything in between. The goal for this virtual exhibit will be to uncover how all of these intricacies unite us. Works must inspire action, broaden awareness, deepen understanding, convey urgency, point to solutions, or illuminate the consequences of a global pandemic and racial inequities.  

 

Entries may include, photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, choreography, poetry, vignettes, theatrics, song, and any other form of expression. In an effort to promote sustainability, we encourage the use of found materials or materials artists already own. All entries, headshot and artist bio must be submitted in an electronic format by October 9th. The opening of the virtual gallery will be October 20th and the Arts Association will host a virtual meet and greet reception via Zoom to be streamed on our Facebook page. Artists are encouraged, but not required to attend. An appointment-only gallery will be open from October 23rd – October 25th at the Porter Performing Arts Center. Please note that there is a weight limit of 15 lbs. for hanging items, and hanging works cannot exceed 48 inches in any direction. To be featured in the gallery, work must be hand-delivered, or mailed at the artist's expense, and must be picked up personally or will be sent back to you (your prepaid postage) at the show's conclusion. 

CALENDAR: 
October  9: Entry Submission Deadline 
October 12: Notification of Acceptance 
October 12-15: Art Drop Off (Coordinated date and time) 
October 22: Virtual Opening and Meet and Greet Reception (7PM) 
October 23-25: Appointment-only gallery (1PM-6PM) 
October 26: Art Pick Up (Coordinated time) 

Questions? Contact Amanda Bonilla

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