Call for Entries: Open to all artists 18 years or older working or living in Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.
To Enter: Each entry requires an on-line application through Juried Art Services.
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Exhibition Theme: “BITE: identity and humor” asks artists to use irony, sarcasm, and wit to shed light on issues of personal struggle in mainstream society. Artists are asked to create and share work that challenges historical, societal, and cultural norms that dictate expectations of who we are supposed to be. The selected work does not have to be “funny” as much as insightful.
About the Juror: Jefferson Pinder is a Washington-based video artist who seeks to find black identity through dynamic circumstances. His experimental videos and films feature minimal performances that reference music videos and physical theatre. Although he considers his work to have a regional style, he stresses the universality of his themes and travels around the globe seeking inspiration. Pinder recently spend time in Senegal, Mexico and Vietnam working on projects that deal with race, identity and social mobility.
About the Venue: Greater Reston Arts Center is one of the premier non-profit gallery spaces in Northern Virginia with a 37 year history of presenting thought-provoking exhibitions accompanied by stimulating educational programs. The arts center has an open contemporary space, concrete floors, moveable walls, and large store front windows offering 24 hour views from the street. Selected works, including video, will be visible at night.
Full Prospectus: detailing Acceptable Works, Entry fees, and Special Instructions located here: