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Merged: A National Exhibition of Self Expressive Collage and Assemblage



Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Merged: A National Exhibition of Self Expressive Collage and Assemblage): $35.00

Merged is an exhibition of self expressive collage and assemblage artworks. The collage and assemblage artworks in this exhibition effectively convey the artists thoughts, feelings, and/or ideas.

Original works both 2D and 3D are welcomed, and include mediums specifically but not limited to found objects, paper, fiber, wood, and metals. Collages and assemblages may be free standing or must be wall mount ready. Work may be no longer than 48” in its longest dimension, and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Each artist may submit (up to) 3 works. 6 image submissions are allotted to allow for detail images of the 3 submissions. If you are submitting detail images to supplement your work submissions, please make sure they are labeled accordingly.

Open to all artists living in the United States, this exhibition is held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Established in Norfolk Virginia in 1986, the d’Art Center provides the community with a wide variety of exhibitions and art education programming and also houses working professional artist studios. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk, and exhibitions take place in d’Art’s spacious main exhibition space, the Harbor Group International Gallery.

Juror Biography : Peter Eudenbach uses sculpture, video, and curatorial projects to explore the relationship between function and absurdity while also challenging our expectations of the commonplace. A recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in 2007, Eudenbach’s work has been shown nationally and internationally at venues such as Exit Art in New York; the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Neuenhaus, Germany; the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia; the Redwood Library in Newport, Rhode Island, at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC and most recently at Popblossom Gallery in Norfolk. He lives and works in Norfolk, where he is the Chair of the Art Department at Old Dominion University.

Exhibition dates: September 8th - October 6th 2018

Reception: Thursday, September 13th, 5:30-7:30pm

Submissions due: Friday, August 10th, 2018

Notifications (by email): Monday, August 20th by 5pm, 2018

Accepted works arrive no

later than: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Submission fee: $35.00 for up to 3 works


1st Place: $500.00

2nd Place: $300.00

3rd Place: $150.00

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists 18 or older, residing in United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.

Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. Artists must submit artist statements with their artwork submissions. If you have exhibition questions, or need help making sure your work meets the criteria, please contact the gallery manager at [email protected]; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe.

Limitations: Work may not exceed 48 inches in its longest dimensions. Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds. All 3D works that are to be wall mounted must be equipped with hanging hardware for installation. All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those displays with the works. All 2D works must be hang ready. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues.

Liability: The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the d’Art Center, its staff, and host gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur. Sending your accepted work means that you agree to this. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and purchase insurance from the shipping company used.

Shipping: The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. All accepted works must arrive by Saturday, September 1st, 2018 without exception. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact the gallery manager at [email protected].

Artists must send pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. Please send the pre-paid return label with your work and make sure it is in a place easily visible to the unpacker in the box.

We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned.

Please no packing peanuts. Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a pre-paid return label for return shipping, and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center.

Entry Fees and Materials: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration and the entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 60% (artist)/ 40% (d’Art), not including awards. Each artist may submit (up to) 3 works. 6 image submissions are allotted to allow for detail images of the 3 submissions. If you are submitting detail images to supplement your work submissions, please make sure they are labeled accordingly.


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