Open Call for Emerging Artists: Art that Speaks to Collectors

Open Call for Emerging Artists: Art that Speaks to Collectors

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

About: Keen on Art represents solely art collectors. Its Art Liaison, Esther Mallouh, works discreetly with art collectors to assist them in purchasing distinct and divergent artworks.

Keen on Art invites both 2D and 3D submissions from artists regardless of their location or their experience in the art field.

For this open submission artists are encouraged to submit images of artwork available for sale (only) and according to the following specs:

Images: best 2D and 3D web quality, JPEG, low resolution files- Please do not send large files as they maybe caught by SPAM or difficult to open.

Style: ABSTRACT, non linear, non geometrical. and non representational.
Medium: acrylic or oil on canvas– mixed media can be considered
Dimensions when framed: Preferred: 72”Wx 48”H, and 38”W with variable Height. or unframed: 64” x 40” and 30” with variable H. Different dimensions maybe considered.

Format: Please name image files in a logical and consistent manner.
Include:
1- Contact information: Name, Address, mobile #, email address, web site.
2- Number of pieces of art you wish to be considered
3- Naming format: (please number each jpg submission and start with the most recent work for example:)
1- Last Name -Title- 2017- Medium- Dimensions – Price (for the first image)
If you are referencing your web site, please specify which images you are referring to. Web images should be available for download. Artwork should be available for sale. Please don’t just email your web address- You will NOT receive a response.
4- Statement about each of the work to be considered– Each statement should be concise and no more than 250 words– There is no right or wrong writing.
5- Curriculum Vitae (resume) for each artist involved in the process

For more information, please email esther@keenonart.com

Nhi Vo
Nhi Vo
Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human experience. Melinda Steffy’s RUINATION DAY series (acrylic on wood panel) deconstructs folk and blues songs that reference the date April 14, which is when Lincoln was shot, the Titanic hit the iceberg, and the Black Sunday dust storm devastated the Midwest. Melinda Steffy’s BACH PROJECT series (watercolor on paper) converts classical music by J.S. Bach and Bela Bartok into grids and pie charts. Rather than hear one note after the other through time, the paintings show all of the notes and rhythms simultaneously on one visual plane.
Melinda Steffy
Melinda Steffy

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring…

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human…

Through abstract geometric paintings, Philadelphia artist Melinda Steffy translates music into color patterns, exploring ideas of translation, information and data, and how music weaves throughout human experience. Melinda…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of 30 years, from the fires and the wrecking balls of the 1980s and 90s to the runaway construction of the 2000s. Other images explore the central Pennsylvania town of Centralia where an underground fire has burned in a coal seam for over 50 years. These pieces have a roughness and immediacy in their execution that matches their subject matter. Her life size sculptures and installation pieces show another side of her interests, and most recently she has been working on a series of drawings documenting her life in the time of coronavirus. All of these pieces have in common an interest in narrative and a sense of place and memory.
Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of…

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states of existence between death and rebirth.
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein
Kristin Schattenfield-Rein

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states…

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states of existence between death and rebirth.…

Kristin Schattenfield-Rein’s latest work mixes natural elements with unnatural and man-made mediums to explore the six states of existence between death and rebirth.…

Lori Evensen
Lori Evensen
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