"At Midnight" NAtional Show
OCT 31 - NOV 28
Midnight, the magical moment when one day dies and another is born. Midnight, the electric moment when one year passes into the ages and a New Year begins its march through history.
Edgar Allan Poe began his iconic poem, The Raven, with an homage to midnight: “Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary.”
How do you experience Midnight? The bewitching hour? The dark sacred night? The landscape drenched in silver moonlight? The shelter of shadows?
Any art that entices us to experience midnight from your perspective is eligible. Any art that uses midnight blue, moonlit silver, ghostly gray, or time-honored, inky black is eligible.
This show opens on HALLOWEEN...need we say more? Startle us.
All 2-dimensional art welcome (min size: 10", max size: 72"). Any 3-dimensional artwork that fits on a pedestal. Photography, fabric, and journal pages are also welcomed if prepared for hanging. Enter your art submissions online digitally through Cafe. (see directions below)
Submissions must be the artist's original work. All entries must be for sale and priced. Artwork that is labeled as "NFS" will be juried out.
Awards & Prizes:
The juror will be awarding Best in Show, 1st Place, Juror's Choice, and two Honorable Mentions.
$1,000 awarded in prizes!
All award winners will receive a double spread in the exhibition catalog. Best in show will also be featured on the cover.
Extensive 30 plus year career in arts and museum leadership in San Diego and Southern California
Preparing Your Art:
All art MUST be ready-to-hang. Please affix two D-rings (large enough for our grippers to clip into; see sample HERE) on the back of your work as the gallery utilizes a wire hanging system.
Register for an account on Cafe's website. If you already have an account, login and go to Step 2.
Setup your Cafe profile and upload pieces you want to enter to your Cafe portfolio. Images must be uploaded to your account FIRST before you can select them on the call's application.
Go to our call for art page HERE and submit the call's application, along with the appropriate fee for the number of entries you are entering.
You will be notified of the juror's decision via email by end of day on Monday, September 28th.
Important Dates (Summary)
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