May 2018

“Signs of the Unseen” TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for May 2018

Signs of the Unseen: Illuminating the Divine Every Day Life. Art has the ability to transform the mundane of everyday life into a greater awareness of the beauty of life and connection to something both within and beyond ourselves. Whether it is seen in the beauty of creation; as in nature and the patterns of life, the awakening presence to a divinity more closely personalized to Self, a Universal connection to the source of life; or a religious personification of God or Goddess. We have the opportunity to bear witness to signs of the unseen in everyday life. Open to all spiritual, religious, scientific, or agnostic walks in celebration of each artist’s unique. This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and how you share it through your artwork.

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.

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 $25.00 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.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

About the Curators: Lauren Dickinson
“Art has woven a beautiful tapestry throughout my life. What started as sketching portraits for fun led to taking all the art classes I could as electives in high school. Little did I know that I was opening a previously dormant fountain of creativity that carried me through high school and into Art College for a number of semesters. Due to external circumstances and life events, I was unable to complete my studies at that school, although I didn’t let it stop me entirely. I received acceptance into every program I continued to apply to, including the prestigious Cornish College of Arts Visual Arts program in Seattle. Major family events hit; life still had other plans for me at the time, and I had to let go of my dream – temporarily, as life would have it.

It has been a journey of picking up the brush again throughout the years. Inspired by love and the profound healing process I was experiencing through my healing arts career, one summer day I let go of all expectation, and just started again. Paint started randomly covering all of my old attempts at art throughout the years. I stayed with it, and unbeknownst to me at the time, I was discovering the freedom of expression of abstract art. The wellspring of creativity, now reactivated, has overflowed onto the canvas of my life with fluidity, vibrant color and a rediscovered passion. Finally life has what it had been missing for so many years – a return to Art, where my heart was hiding; and could finally come out again. Such is the promise of pursuing what is deepest in our hearts – divine love.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 20th at midnight. 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, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

CALENDAR:
Submission Deadline: Date: Friday, April 20th at midnight.
Acceptance Notification: Date: Friday, April 27th
Deliver artwork: Date: Saturday, May 5th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: Date: May 7th- June 1st, Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception: Date: Saturday, May 12th, 6-9pm
Pick up artwork: Date: Saturday, June 2nd, 10 am – 2 pm

Eligibility:
This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

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).

Artist Registration Form

TVAA Member: $30 for 3 entries  Non-members: $45 for 3 entries. File cannot exceed 2 mb per entry.

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