Call for Art: Gravity/Levity: A Juried Members' Exhibition

Date: January 9, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Call for Art: Gravity/Levity: A Juried Members' Exhibition
Deadline: Thursday, January 9, 2020

*Please note, our call for a June exhibition is placed now to enable artists to plan ahead for the many overlapping summer sculpture opportunities. Please do not submit work if you cannot guarantee its availability for our exhibition dates.

Sculpture may be perceived as having significant weight, but often the finished work contradicts the medium. A buoyant image can be formed from the heaviest material, while a deeper narrative might be constructed of light paper. ArtsWorcester invites submissions of sculpture that interact with ideas of weight and/or weightlessness, both conceptually and materially. Sculpture in any media is eligible for consideration.

Lisa Crossman, PhD, Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum, will serve as juror. Five hundred dollars in prizes will also be awarded, and winners will be announced at the opening.

Selected works will be exhibited in our state-of-the-art galleries from June through August, 2020. The space offers complete physical accessibility, nearly 2,000 square feet of exhibition space, professional installation, museum-quality lighting and labeling, ceiling anchors, and plywood blocking in all walls. A stationary loading dock is available for load-in.

All members of ArtsWorcester are eligible to submit work. Submission is free and each artist may enter two pieces for consideration.

Work must be submitted online by Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Submission requirements:
Current ArtsWorcester membership is required to submit.

Each artist may submit two works of art for consideration and work must be registered online using this Submittable form.

Email and hardcopy submissions will not be accepted. All work must be original, created within the last ten years, and not previously exhibited at ArtsWorcester.

One image is required for each submission. Artists may also choose to include up to two additional detail images or alternate views for each submission.

All works must be able to fit through a doorway 58″ wide by 84″ tall.

All works must be able to handle a rigid loading dock (3 feet tall). Artists with exceptionally large or heavy pieces must provide a crew to load the work into the gallery.

No single element of any artwork hanging from the walls or ceiling may exceed 50 pounds. All hanging systems must be tested prior to submission to ensure safe and successful installation.

All work must be exhibition ready at time of delivery.

ArtsWorcester provides pedestals, but artists may bring their own if they wish. All pedestals will be painted white to match the gallery.

Submit your art online here:

Above image: Madeleine Lord, Follow the Leader, welded scrap steel

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