Call for Artists! The Art of the Mark

Call for Artists! The Art of the Mark

deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020

The Art Guild invites all artists, high school and older, to submit artworks for consideration for “The Art of the Mark: Abstract Show” a Juried Competition and Exhibition.

Abstract art has its own language using color, form, shape, line, texture and marks . The marks you make as an abstract artist are intensely personal. Successful mark making can communicate ideas or emotions.

Which marks are yours?

CRITERIA All styles from non-objective to abstracted realism are welcome. All works must be original and have been created in the last five years. References used in the creation of the submitted work must be the artist’s own, or copyright-released for use in this work. Works previously exhibited at The Art Guild Gallery will not be considered.

MEDIUMS Included but not limited to: acrylic, charcoal, collage, colored pencil, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, pencil, printmaking, sculpture, or watercolor. NO Photography, Copies, Master Copies, Reproductions OR Giclees.

JUROR OF AWARDS: Karli Wurzelbacher, PhD, Curator at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY.

ENTRY FEE(S) Registration is required and fees are non-refundable.

Members: $20 (1-2 pieces) or $30 (an additional piece).
Non-members: $30 (1-2 pieces) or $40 (an additional piece)
Student members: $10 (1-2 pieces) or $20 (an additional piece)
No more than 3 works per artist

AWARDS 1st Place $300 • 2nd Place $200 • 3rd Place $100 • Honorable Mentions

Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

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In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for…

In his introduction to "Michael Kenna: A Twenty Year Retrospective", Peter Bunnell explored the notion of the “unheroic landscape,” a term that aptly described the photographer’s “concern for the land more as feeling…

Angela McQuillan

Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily…

Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily functions.…

Angela McQuillan is an Artist and Curator. Her artwork is influenced by biological forms, anatomical subjects and bodily functions.…

Joseph V. Labolito

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia…

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia in the 80s and 90s.…

Joseph Labolito's images are a portrait of a city that he loves. He has photographed the people, places and things in Philadelphia in the 80s and 90s.…

Melissa Maddonni Haims

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Melissa Maddonni Haims is a sculptor based in Philadelphia that uses various fibers to create knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations. She also sews quilts using vintage fabrics and…

Melissa Maddonni Haims is a sculptor based in Philadelphia that uses various fibers to create knit graffiti, soft sculpture, and large-scale installations. She also sews quilts using vintage fabrics and subversive text.…

Michele C. Kishita

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently…

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each of her panels. She investigates the visual contrast and harmony…

Michele Kishita is a Philadelphia-based painter who strives to conjure the landscape that no longer exists but is inherently contained in each of her panels. She investigates the visual contrast and harmony where human-made…

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