Final Call to Florida Keys Artists: “Shadow & Light” Juried Art Exhibition at the Key West Museum of Art & History
January 15, 2024 – (KEY WEST, FL). The Key West Art & Historical Society wants to remind artists that the last call for entries for its new juried exhibition which is slated to open in February 2024 at the Key West Museum of Art & History is January 22. “Shadow & Light” is open to all artists living and creating in the Florida Keys. The new exhibition beckons artists to immerse themselves in the outdoors, capturing natural light and its interaction with everyday objects into visual expressions that evoke contemplation, wonder, and introspection. Juried by Dr. Cori Convertito of the Key West Art & Historical Society, Martha Resk from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, Emma Starr of The Armory Studios, and Elena Devers of The Studios of Key West, the exhibit will include a special opening reception for the artists and the public on February 23, with the show running from that date through April 16.
The Society’s goal with this exhibition is to invite artists to create artwork that expresses ideas about the natural world and to venture into the intricate interplay between the elemental forces of nature and the ever-changing light of the Florida Keys. The museum is seeking submissions of original artwork that captures the essence of “Shadow & Light” in the broadest sense that include a range of mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, encaustic, pencil, sculpture, and mixed media.
“In art, shadow and light are fundamental to expressing three-dimensional form. When applied the correct way, shadow and light effects make a powerful storytelling tool,” says Cori Convertito, PhD, curator for the Society. “We seek artwork that represents the dynamics between these two simple, yet powerful, components. The exhibit is open to all visual artists throughout the Florida Keys working in any fine art or fine craft medium or technique, in two or three dimensions, representational, abstract, or non-representational.”
The submission fee for artists is $25, which will offset the cost of the opening reception. Only one submission per artist, with a deadline of January 22. All mediums and themes will be considered but work must have been completed within the last three years and cannot have been displayed previously at the museum. Artist notification is February 9 with delivery dates February 13 to 15. Please note that Society policies strictly prohibit the sale of any artwork during the exhibit.
Please visit http://www.kwahs.org/shadow-light for important entry details and to submit your work. This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust. For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x507 or email@example.com.
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