An Indian Summer (AIS) Open 2020

An Indian Summer (AIS) Open 2020

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

An Indian Summer, the UK festival celebrating South Asian culture, has opened submissions for its inaugural open art exhibition, An Indian Summer (AIS) Open, launched to mark the 10th edition of the festival since AIS first began in 2011.

Artists are invited to submit work exploring the theme of ‘Now We Are Free?’ and what it means to be free in today’s world. The exhibition will be curated by artist Ashokkumar Mistry with a panel of experts and festival stakeholders to choose four finalists and then a winner, who will be given a £500 cash prize. The three runner ups will be awarded a £200 cash prize each.

Submissions open 3 June and the deadline for submissions is 30 June 2020. The full brief and how to submit work will be live on our website from 3 June.

Learn more here

Colorful, minimalist  still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture.  Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light and shadow are key elements in these abstracted scenes of everyday life.  Working over multiple sessions result in traces of previous versions and iterations which allow the viewer to engage in the work on multiple levels.
Melissa Husted-Sherman
Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University.
Christopher Houston
Christopher Houston

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education…

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University. …

Christopher Houston, is a native of Philadelphia with an MFA in Painting from The University of the Arts and a BS in Education from Temple University. …

Colorful, tactile works inspired by geology and natural forms; exploring experience.
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic
Colleen McCubbin Stepanic

Colorful, tactile works inspired by geology and natural forms; exploring experience.…

Colorful, tactile works inspired by geology and natural forms; exploring experience.…

Colorful, tactile works inspired by geology and natural forms; exploring experience.…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female figure, and chairs. The paintings are representational, yet deconstructed, and full of pattern. With her paper collages, Culpepper is more abstract, yet the themes of domesticity can still be found.
Constance Culpepper
Constance Culpepper

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female figure, and chairs.…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.
Michele Tremblay
Michele Tremblay

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

Michele Tremblay's paper sculptures are informed by her intimate knowledge of flowers gained by working with fresh flowers over the years.…

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