PICKING UP THE PIECES – Collage Artists of America’s Annual Juried International Open Virtual Exhibit

PICKING UP THE PIECES – Collage Artists of America’s Annual Juried International Open Virtual Exhibit

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Collage Artists of America (CAA) is accepting entries for “Picking Up the Pieces – An Annual Juried International Open Virtual Exhibit” launching November 1 – 30, 2021. The CAA encourages artists to take this opportunity to showcase their collage skills while reflecting upon the past year and looking to brighter futures ahead.

The Juror of Selection and Awards is La Monte Westmoreland, a Wisconsin native who has been an active artist for the past forty years. After experiencing his first African American art exhibit and viewing works by the iconic Betye Saar, John Outterbridge, David Hammons, among others, his collage focus shifted. He draws inspiration from his African American life experiences and utilizes Pop Icons in his work to represent black imagery and illustrate racial stereotypes. These assemblage works portray his “wry sense of humor and expose social issues which are layered with political satire.” He has exhibited his work all over the nation and his assemblage works are found in national foundations and over 160 private art collections.

CAA is an unincorporated non-profit organization founded in 1988 by nine Los Angeles-area women artists. Meetings are held five times a year featuring renowned guest artists in addition to stimulating workshops and juried exhibitions.  It celebrates the art of collage, both analog and digital, has over 200 members nationwide, boasts over 10,400 members on Facebook and supports an annual scholarship for a deserving high school or college student.

For more information, including eligibility, qualifying entries, and submission requirements view their Prospectus and enter the show here:

https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/default.aspx?OJSID=51301

To join the collage conversation, follow them on Facebook or view their website here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/collageartistsofamerica/

https://collageartists.org

Allen Spencer & Deborah Imler
Allen Spencer & Deborah Imler
I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP!   We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t there before. I come from a long line of activists and art lovers. My grandmother was in the Red army in Russia, immigrated here and marched with the suffragettes. My mother was a Democratic committee woman in a Republican neighborhood getting doors slammed in her face. My art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. People in the news inspire me... their movement, their expression, their passion for change. Look at the eyes of my portraits. What do they see?  What have they seen?  What are they feeling?   Happiness, sadness, fear, defiance, courage... each has their own story. My paintings are like family members. There is an emotional part of me in every painting. When they sell, I feel a loss. I go back and look at the images to keep them close.
Barbara Shelly
Barbara Shelly

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images.
Emily Brett Lukens
Emily Brett Lukens

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating…

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images. …

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images. …

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia, she earned her BFA with honors from the University of The Arts, and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art. Currently, she is working in her studio at the Crane Old School in Philadelphia.
In her work she is pulling from her reservoir of life experiences, memories, intuitive processes, and curiosity to construct a “place”, an environment – a landscape. Within it, she aims to present an idea composed of multiple layers, which focuses not only on the physical “being” of land, but also on land as a source of emotional and psychological mood.
Dganit Zauberman
Dganit Zauberman

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill.…

As a native of Israel, Dganit grew up in a Kibbutz. She moved with her husband to the US in 1992. After years of creating art as a self-taught artist, she became a full time student at UNC Chapel Hill. Moving to Philadelphia,…

Emilio Maldonado
Emilio Maldonado
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