April 2019

TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for April 2019 – “Blue”

CURATOR: CJ Cowden

ELIGIBILITY: This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).
This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others. This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

CALENDAR:
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 15th @ midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, March 22nd
Deliver artwork: Saturday, March 30th from 10-2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: During Gallery business hours; Tuesday-Sat
Reception: Saturday, April 13th from 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, May 4th from 10-2pm

SHOW DESCRIPTION:
The color blue has an extensive and rich artistic history, exerting its power on humanity’s social, religious, and aesthetic imagination from ancient times onwards. Out of the medieval era, various shades of blue came to signify royalty, religious purity, romance, sadness, and the great expanses of nature. In the 20th century, the rise of monochrome and the advent of space photography further expanded the blue’s aesthetic domain. That being said, what’s new in blue? Our call seeks to further this exploration of color in contemporary practice. Works in traditional and new media are invited, as are the freshest and freest ideas.

CURATOR:
CJ Cowden is a self-taught artist who believes her work is a continuous study of color, texture and movement.  Consisting of subconscious impressions and influences from the world around her.  She is a world traveler who loves nature and tries to create a balance between her experiences and materials.  Testing and exploring different media.  She enjoys creating art that draws viewers into the world around us through an abstract point of view, in hopes they will be able to feel a sense of peace while visually exploring her art.  CJ is an award winning artist, she shows her work both locally, across the nation and has work in private collections. CJ believes in and has a passion for helping other artists achieve their goals through mentoring and encouragement.  Working full time in her Frisco studio CJ creates her original works of art as well as commission pieces, specializing in large format works of art.  CJ is currently the artist in residence at Serendipity Labs at Hall Park Frisco.

REQUIREMENTS:
All artwork must be wired correctly with D-rings. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung. If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $35.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form. $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side). You must include your name, e-mail address, title the piece, size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

LIABILITY:
Entering this exhibition constitutes an agreement to release the Texas Visual Arts Association, the TVAA Gallery and the Plaza of the Americas from any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. TVAA, the Gallery, or the Plaza of the Americas reserves the right to remove any work that is deemed objectionable for any reason.

PARKING:
For delivery and pick up, you can park in the garage for $1.50 for each twenty (20) minute interval (vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up). Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. DO NOT park in the permit-only zones behind the building on Crockett Street. Full-day Gallery sitters may park free in the garage (entrance on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett).
If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director at gallery@tvaa.org

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