“Feeling Abstract” – TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for August 2018
Feeling Abstract: Creating abstracts that challenge conventional form to textures that one can feel with the eyes. Feeling abstract is about inviting the viewer to experience the energy of artwork that stretches the senses beyond vision.
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!
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 20th, midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, July 27th
Deliver artwork: Saturday, August 4th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: August 7th – September 1st, during Gallery business hours
Reception: Saturday, August 11th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork: Saturday, September 1st, 10-2pm
Curator: Juju Bartush Reeves
A classically-trained artist with a degree in fine arts, Juju crosses her figurative artist style with a contemporary illustrative flavor. Her abstract line of paintings features high-contrast textures to shape the mood of each piece and a unique collection of shapes to create their form. By combining different types of paint and media, Juju portrays the many different levels of our existence through color and texture. She has a special talent for capturing human images and finds herself constantly observing how shadows define the facial features of those around her.
Juju’s goal for the observer of her art is to draw them into the painting, either through the eyes or the energy that the artwork creates. She aspires to capture that moment in time that takes you to the place where you can escape for those few moments in time, for it is those moments that create lasting memories.
Her newest channel of creativity is a contemporary illustrative style that uses high intensity colors to generate brilliance, energy and contrast. And, Juju has recently branched out to specialize in commissioned idealized portraits.
This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).
All artwork must be wired correctly. 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.
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.
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, Maegan Kirschner, at email@example.com