Self-Portraits vs. Self-Isolation

Self-Portraits vs. Self-Isolation

This Deadline Expired: Monday, June 1, 2020

“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
-Frida Kahlo

Be part of an online self-portrait exhibition for artists responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Read the guidelines and submission instructions carefully at coronaportrait.com, and then submit a high quality jpeg image. No entry fee.

Accepted submissions will be displayed on the website, and some will be featured on a special page weekly. The future is uncertain, and while that includes risks and challenges, it also includes unlimited potential for fortunes to improve. This project is open-ended. Perhaps it will fade when the coronavirus pandemic is forgotten. Perhaps it will remain in perpetuity. Maybe we will eventually print a catalog, or have a physical exhibit when it becomes possible. The purpose right now is to create and connect.

What do we mean by “self-portrait”?
A self-portrait is usually a composed image that includes the face and displays the likeness, personality, and mood of the artist. The subject is often looking directly at the viewer.

Use the above as a guideline. Is a quick selfie okay? Probably not.

The impetus for this project is community building, highlighting artists that are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and reflecting on individual identity. Since it is assumed that most people may have limited access to equipment and other resources right now, get creative, be thoughtful, and have fun.

Do not wait to submit, entries will be reviewed on a rolling basis through at least May 31, 2020. International entries welcome. No fee.

By submitting an image you grant unlimited and irrevocable license for the project curator to display/reproduce/modify your image, declare that you are the sole creator and owner of the work, and acknowledge and agree that you will not be paid for this submission now or in the future. You otherwise retain copyright of the image and may display it elsewhere freely.

Source artwork may be 2d or 3d as long as it is appropriately represented in a high quality photograph. International applicants welcome. The project curator reserves sole discretion in acceptance of submissions. Submission guidelines may be changed/adapted at any time by the curator, without notice. Inquiries and communication unrelated to self-portrait submissions may not be answered due to time constraints.

To submit a self-portrait for consideration include:
Full name of the artist, location (city/state/nation), Date of completion (Day/Month/Year).
Jpeg as attachment: image of self-portrait, file named: lastname_firstname_SP, file size 300dpi and between 2mb-6mb.
Send in a single email to: self@coronaportrait.com
***failure to follow instructions may prevent submission from being considered
Additional info on the website: https://www.coronaportrait.com/
See accepted entries in the website gallery, and on instagram: #coronaportraitproject

Richard Hricko
Richard Hricko
Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and cityscapes drawing inspiration from her life in Indonesia and Philadelphia.
Donna Backues
Donna Backues

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes,…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote, phrase, a question or a concept.
Gail Morrison-Hall
Gail Morrison-Hall

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote,…

Gail Morrison-Hall finds inspiration in old buildings, Victorian Gingerbread architecture, a city or country she's traveled to, medieval manuscripts, the colors and patterns in the natural world, a quote, phrase, a question…

Kaitlin Santoro
Kaitlin Santoro
Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She prefers to work spontaneous using dramatic colors in a dynamic fashion. The end results fall in the category of abstract expressionism.  Rather than providing calm, she prefers to provoke an immediate emotional response.  A short while ago, she fused and slumped glass creating 3 dimensional work; however, of late she just paints. She received a Ph.D. later in life and practices psychology in the schools with children. Susan is a Baby Boomer and a happy grandma.
Susan Shipley
Susan Shipley

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds…

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She…

Susan Shipley is an abstract painter. She paints spontaneously. While enjoying the work of many abstract artists, she finds that the consistency and sameness, while calming, offers little surprise. She prefers to work spontaneous…

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