University City Arts League

University City Arts League

This Deadline Expired: Friday, January 25, 2019

ALL AGES OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: WAITING IN HADES

Waiting in Hades: All ages open call for Artists

For six months of every year (one month for each pomegranate seed swallowed), Persephone waits in the Underworld. She carries each dark day upon her shoulders until she can return to earth and ignite the Spring.

How do you pass the winter?

Are you also waiting?

Why do you wait, when you can make your own light?

UCAL is inviting artists of all ages to create a piece of artwork made with materials that create or reflect their own light. At the opening on Friday, February 8th (from 6 – 8 pm) the lights will be off. Visitors will navigate the space with a tea-light candle (battery operated) and the light generated from the works of art.

All artwork that meets the theme, providing that it in no way endangers the public or UCAL property, will be accepted into the show. Artist should be aware of the following stipulations, as entering a piece into the show means you have agreed to follow them:

There is no fee for entry. There is no age minimum or limit.
All artwork must be ready to hang, with any unusual installation materials provided.
Work must be dropped off at the University City Arts League (UCAL) and picked up from the same location during the drop-off and pick-up period.
All artwork hung at UCAL is generally for sale, with 30% of each sale going to UCAL, a non-profit community art center.
Please imagine your materials and processes in expansive and inventive ways. There may not be a possibility to plug your artwork in so please consider other possibilities for light through paint, ink, batteries, and natural materials, etc.
A form (provided in-line) must be attached to your artwork. Your name, contact information, title of the piece, and sale price of the piece must be clearly stated on this form.

Interested? Please contact the UCAL gallery, simply send an e-mail to ucartleague@gmail.com with YES TO HADES in the subject line by January 25th (2019!) and then drop your work off to UCAL on one of the dates provided:

DROP OFF:

Monday-Friday, January 28th – February 1st 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, February 3rd from 2 – 6 pm

PICK UP:

Sunday, March 10th from 2 – 6 pm

Monday-Friday, March 11th – 15th from 10 am – 6 pm

Any artworks still in the gallery after the final pick-up date become the property of the University City Arts League.

All artists should save the date of Friday, February 8th, 6 – 8pm for the opening reception. UCAL will provide beer and wine for the opening, but if you would like to bring something additional to make the night special please let us know.

Waiting for Hades Submission Form (information must be attached to the work at drop-off)

Name of artist/maker:____________________________________________________________________

E-mail:______________________________________________________________________________

Phone number:______________________________________________________________________

Title of artwork:______________________________________________________________________

Sale price:___________________________________________________________________________

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching, a technique usually reserved for rendering form and depth I have created an abstract flat image more akin to topography verging on minimalism. The linear hatch marks are made on a matte gradiated background which focuses the viewer on the duality of surface and color. These works are a meditation on labor and time: of coming together and the borders that separate us. The marks are not only creating an aesthetic pattern they are literally the marking of art, and the work that has gone into the piece.
Brian Palmieri
Brian Palmieri

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching,…

My recent works are a break from the painterly images I have made in the past few years. In a search for something more deliberate I changed my painting method and style. It is an abstraction using crosshatching, a technique…

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese art. Her artwork are  imaginative reconnections with nature, sea, and the colorful environments that I have yearned for after moving to large urban American cities from the Mediterranean landscapes.
Demetra Tassiou
Demetra Tassiou

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese…

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese art. Her artwork are imaginative reconnections with nature, sea, and the…

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese art. Her artwork are imaginative reconnections with nature, sea, and the colorful environments…

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations.
Jaime Alvarez
Jaime Alvarez

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make…

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations. …

Jaime Alvarez is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. His background is in photography but has been known to make site specific installations. …

Paul Rappoport
Paul Rappoport
Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of the natural world,venturing at times to create images that are more fantasy then reality.
Stephen Spartana
Stephen Spartana

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of…

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of the natural world,venturing at times to create images that are more fantasy then…

Stephen Spartana is an American photographic artist, based in Baltimore. His artwork researches different perspectives of the natural world,venturing at times to create images that are more fantasy then reality.…

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