A WCAGA Juried Members’ Exhibit
Where: Sellars Gallery Brenau University
Gainesville GAApplication Form available on the WCAGA Opportunities Page
We often see something disturbing, something beautiful or even something ordinary that in our mind’s eye becomes compelling, richer or ‘more’ than it is for others. We create work in response to the intensity of our reaction. For whatever reason, the image has become something in the artist’s mind that is laden with layers of content. This ‘something’, that is noticed by the artist, is as much about their perception of the world as the work that is created in response to what they saw or experienced. It is in effect ‘more’.
In bringing together work from many artists, recognition for another kind of creation happens when a juror or curator chooses work and installs it in such a way that the individual pieces are enhanced and the viewer is given ‘more’.
This WCAGA Juried Member show will be a multi media exhibit showing 2D and 3D works chosen by Susan Bridges, who will bring her own esthetic to the choice of artists concepts, subject matter or media.
As part of the exhibit, WCAGA will schedule an artist talk for the night of the opening reception, focusing on choice of materials...its relationship to the concept, its importance to the artist and its qualities and method of application.
Juror Susan Bridges
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Currently Owner / Director at whitespace gallery
whitespace is a contemporary commercial art gallery located in a converted 1893 carriage house in the historic neighborhood of Inman Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Named Critic’s Pick for Best Gallery 2010 by Creative Loafing Atlanta, whitespace provides an opportunity for both emerging and mid-career artists toshowcase their works. Owner / Director Susan Bridges founded the gallery in 2006, in order to encourage open expression and to promote original, unconventional projects. She currently represents an eclectic mix of original contemporary art, sculpture and photography by local, national and international artists.
In addition to directing whitespace, Bridges is currently focusing her attention on i45 Collective, a group of Inman Park, Old 4th Ward and Little 5 Points galleries and the newly created Flux Projects, a non-profit benefiting public art projects. Susan is a current board member of BURNAWAY, an online magazine dedicated to the visual arts and Flux Projects.
Curating, Artist Representation, Design Services
Image Notification: Installation: (if necessary)
Or: Contact Barb Rehg to leave work at her studio or with another artists
who can deliver for you.
Opening Reception: Take Down: December ...
Or: Contact Barb Rehg to have the work taken back to her studio to be picked up at a later date or make arrangements to have another artist pick up for you.
This juried exhibit is open to all and only WCAGA members in good standing. Work accepted must remain on view for the entire exhibition.
NOTE: Some images or parts of images may be used for the invitation. If you Do Not wish us to use your image, please indicate this in your submission.
Entry & Fee
FOR THIS PARTICULAR EXHIBIT WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR AN APPLICATION FEE. However, if you are one of the artists chosen to exhibit we will be asking for a juror, installation and reception fee, not to exceed $40.
Send up to five images by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The image resolution should be 300dpi. And no larger than 1megabyte. Only the artwork should be visible, no background, frames etc. Label each image file as follows: number. title, initials. jpg, for example, 1.Rework.br.jpg. The number should correspond to the application. This is a blind application process. Artists will be asked to provide Artist statement and artlist corresponding to image entries as the juror may wish for further information.
All two dimensional work must be framed and properly equipped for hanging. Maximum size – 72” wide. Ceilings are high and large work is possible. Assemblage and installation is possible but needs to have detailed instructions regarding how it would work in the space. It would be best to assume you should be present to install. Work can be suspended via runners in the ceiling but be aware that it does not hold heavy weight.
Submitting an entry form constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist with all the conditions in the prospectus.
Delivery & Return of Work
The artist is responsible for making arrangements for delivery to and pickup from the gallery. If your work will be shipped from out of town please make arrangement with a WCAGA member to receive the work. You will be responsible for the method of return if mailing the work back is required.
I can accept work at my studio.
407 Creekview Trail SE Smyrna GA 30082