Self portrait by Lanesboro Arts Juried Sales Gallery artist Erik Pearson.

Announcing call for entries for ‘Spitting Image’ self-portrait group exhibition at Lanesboro Arts


(9/26/2018)

Self portrait by Lanesboro Arts Juried Sales Gallery artist Mary Solberg.
Self portrait by Lanesboro Arts Juried Sales Gallery artist Mary Solberg.


Calling all visual artists creating self-portraits! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming “Spitting Image” exhibition, a juried self-portrait group show which will run from February 9 to April 6, 2019. Visual artists working in a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, painting, drawing and photography, are welcome to apply. Both 2D and 3D entries will also be accepted.

The deadline for entries is January 2, 2019. To be considered by the jury, artists may email photos of one to five entries that are primarily depictions of themselves. All styles of self-portraiture, including realism, abstraction, representational, traditional, non-representational, modern and conceptual will be accepted. Artists are encouraged to showcase their individuality and unique style while also revealing insight into a creative process of self-discovery and realization.

Images emailed to gallery@lanesboroarts.org with “Portrait of the Artist” in the subject line should include the following information for each entry: title, medium, size, dimensions, and retail price. Artists should also submit their mailing address, phone number, website and artist statement. Entries are also accepted via the postal service. Mail a CD or flash drive with high-resolution digital images and a hard copy list of the information for each item to Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, Minn., 55949.

Please contact Gallery Director Robbie Brokken with any questions or requests for additional information at 507-467-2446, extension two, or gallery@lanesboroarts.org.

Artists will be notified of the jury panel’s decision by January 12, 2019. Artwork accepted for the “Spitting Image” group show must be delivered to Lanesboro Arts by 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, with title and artist name clearly marked. Participating artists are invited to be in attendance at the opening reception on Saturday, February 9, from 6-8 p.m., as well as a special meet and greet event on Friday, March 22, from 5-7 p.m. during a spring arts festival. Following the exhibit work will need to be picked up from the gallery on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

The Lanesboro Arts galleries are handicapped accessible and are located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro. Lanesboro Arts has been providing year-round arts programming for nearly 40 years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in proviing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. Every year, 15,000 people visit the Lanesboro Arts Exhibition and Juried Sales Galleries.

 

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