Call for Artwork: 100 Years In The Present
Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries announces a Call for Artwork for an upcoming juried exhibition. Our theme, 100 Years In The Present, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Park's iconic Dentzel carousel. This menagerie carousel features 52 animals and is a historical focal point of the park. 100 Years In The Present honors the historic origins of Glen Echo Park as a theme park -- exploring feelings of nostalgia, outdoor recreation, nature, and play. A year unexpectedly spent indoors has reminded us what we miss about gathering, particularly outdoors, and how we’re looking forward to engaging when the time is right. What outdoor spaces do we miss the most? How can we 'travel’ in our own city? How do we interact in the present as vessels of time and space? How do we honor symbols of memory and belonging?
This artwork call is for an in-person exhibition in our Popcorn Gallery and Stone Tower Gallery, with an emphasis on showcasing a dynamic group of artists in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area. This call is open to artists 25 years of age or older, working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including sculpture and digital artwork.
The exhibition will be held from May 7th- May 30th. Upon submission please make sure you are available to drop off artwork the week of May 3rd and pick up artwork the week of May 31st.
Our guest juror Tiffany Williams is a full-time curator for a federal agency based in Washington, D.C. She has co-curated one international collection and curated over a dozen exhibitions abroad. An advocate for the arts, she believes art acts as a tool for cultural diplomacy and dialogue, critical thinking, and self-expression. Tiffany received her B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.A. from the Smithsonian-George Mason partnership in the History of Decorative Arts. She has lived in the Washington D.C.-metro area for eleven years.
Exhibition dates: May 7, 2021 – May 30, 2021
Application must be filled out by April 2, 2021 at 5pm
Notification Date: April 5, 2021
Questions may be directed to Tomora Wright, Visual Arts Exhibition Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open to 25 years of age or older, working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D and 3D media, including sculpture and digital media.
- The show will take place in Glen Echo Park physical galleries Popcorn and Stone Tower Gallery May 7, 2021 - May 30, 2021. Our galleries are open Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm.
- The Partnership is not responsible for the shipping of artwork, the artist must be present for artwork drop-off and pick-up.
- All artwork must be ready to be installed and hung.
- All artwork must be original in concept design and execution.
- Image files should be saved in universal .jpeg format for entry and should be between 1400 pixels and 4000 pixels longest dimension at 300PPI (pixels per inch). Video files should be saved in .mov or .mp4.
- Upon submission artist must be available to drop off and install artwork the week of May 3rd and pick up artwork the week of May 31st to the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, Inc. 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812
- Installation art or performance art accepted, including video, installations and performances, but must not exceed 1 GB and 3 minutes.
- All works will be presented by a picture that must be followed by a description of the work.
- We are accepting only one submission per artist.
- Artwork(s) must have been not previously submitted or accepted to any other GEPPAC Exhibit (including Resident artist galleries, annual Holiday Art Show, and Labor Day Art Show).
- There are no special qualifications required for entry. (Please note the online gallery presented by Glen Echo Park Partnership for the Arts and Culture is not participating in any form of sales exchange or responsible for shipping and handling.)
- GEPPAC is dedicated to exhibiting works of fine art which promote the artist’s artistic ability, vision and creativity within the traditional and no traditional artforms of 2D and 3D works. In this respect, all artwork should be original and created from conception to completion by the artist’s own hand. No artwork copied from other artists' work or published photos, or created in an instructional setting are eligible.