Boschian: Beautifully Bizarre
Feb 21 – Mar 28, 2020
Media: 2D, 3D; all media types except video
Summit Artspace on E. Market -ThreeG Gallery (Formerly The BOX)
Hieronymus Bosch was a Renaissance painter of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. His work utilizes striking and sometimes seemingly surreal qualities, often depicting tales of morality. Intense scenes by Bosch encompass a sense of humor, sensuality, and grotesque quality. His masterpiece, The Garden of Earthly Delights, teems with fantastical landscapes of disturbing anthropomorphic beings composed in vivid jewel tones.
Over 500 years later, Bosch is still a source of inspiration for contemporary artists. Boschian, of or relating to Hieronymus Bosch, is used to describe everything from fine art to high fashion. Boschian: Beautifully Bizarre, invites artists from Summit, Portage, Cuyahoga, Medina, and Stark to submit high-quality art inspired by Bosch.
Boschian: Beautifully Bizarre will be a display of curiosities with an appreciation for the surreal, beautiful, and bizarre. Accepted work will be contemporary Boschian creations with the sublime ability to instill both terror and delight. The visual arts component of the exhibition will be juried by Kat Wentz, Collection Manager of the art collection, Hieronymus.
Kat Wentz manages a collection of art inspired by the Renaissance master, Hieronymus Bosch. Kat’s experience includes co-curating the Hieronymus collection for the recent exhibition Stranger Beings: Hieronymus Objects & Other Curiosities at the Emily Davis Gallery and managing the pop-up gallery Pish Posh that was on view in downtown Akron in the summer of 2018. Hieronymus has actively loaned pieces from the collection to museums and institutions for exhibitions including Akron Art Museum’s Gross Anatomies and Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose.
Deadline for entry: January, 27, 2020
Media: 2D, 3D; all media types except video
Juror: Kat Wentz
Drop off: February 17, 2020
Pick up: March 30, 2020
Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists residing in or attending school in the following Ohio counties: Summit, Cuyahoga, Medina, Stark, Wayne and Portage Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Artwork must be completed upon submission. Artwork can not have been previously displayed in a Summit Artspace related Gallery.
Jurying will be done via digital image. Artists may submit one artwork piece per submission for consideration, and may submit up to three high quality digital images (.jpg, .pdf, .tiff. .png) of the artwork entered. Artists may submit up to three entries for consideration in the show, but each entry must be submitted separately. The images must accurately represent the finished work and accepted work must be professionally presented for exhibition (see notes below). Artist's name cannot be in the file name of digital images. Submissions that include the artist’s name will be disqualified. Notification of the juror’s decision will be made via email by 11:59 pm on February 3, 2020. Accepted work must be delivered to the ThreeG Gallery at Summit Artspace on E. Market on Monday, February 17, 2020 during the hours of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm or 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
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Notes: Size and Weight Limits:
- Final installation size of 2-D work cannot exceed 4' (48") wide or 7' (84") high.
- 3-D work must not exceed 39" in diameter, nor may any single component of the work exceed 50 pounds.
- All wall mounted artwork must be wired with appropriate hardware for weight of piece, no saw tooth hangers
- Screws are not used for any installation
- All work must be identified (labelled) with the artist name and contact information when delivered.
Summit Artspace has a limited number of pedestals available. The artist maybe required to provide a special display fixture appropriate for the installation. Please note all display fixtures are subject to Summit Artspace approval. Triptychs and diptychs that are hung as multiple pieces will not be accepted. If submitting a triptych or diptych it must be: clearly labeled as so in the “Special Installation Requirements” section of the submission form, prepared as one piece of artwork with one wire, listed with one title, price, and artist statement, as well as fit within the size restrictions above. Suitability of works which must be suspended, require a power source, are between 35-50 pounds, are close to the size limitations or have other special installation requirements will be determined on an individual basis. Professional installation will be provided by Summit Artspace. Care will be taken when handling and displaying all artwork; however Summit Artspace waives responsibility for either damage or loss of artwork. If accepted you will be expected to gallery sit at least one shift (2-5 hours during gallery hours). Upon entering you will be emailed future call for art opportunities at Summit Artspace.