Vestige Gallery Call for Art: Rustbelt Redux

Vestige Gallery Call for Art: Rustbelt Redux

This Deadline Expired: Saturday, March 12, 2022

From the creators of “Post-Rustbelt: Living Between America”, comes “Rustbelt: REDUX“. This exhibition seeks to showcase works of art that capture the American experience of life during the decades following the decline of industry (mid 1970’s) to beyond the turn of the millennium. Only this time… Vestige Gallery is looking for more grit, more apocalyptic, more “street”, more deconstruction, more political, visionary, and yes- more rust..!

Rustbelt states are most often thought to include New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Great Lakes Canada is also included. Although regional in the nature of the content, the show is open to national artists who may have migrated away from the rustbelt, as this exodus is also an important aspect of the the Rustbelt experience

Vestige Gallery is seeking artwork representative of, but not limited to: heavy industry decline; the disappearance of main street (and subsequent rise of hyper consumerism and gentrification); general life (artistic, social, work, family, otherwise); caught between changes (i.e. holding onto a past way of life while searching for new identity); and/or juxtapositions of old and new. They welcome works this year that are apocalyptic, visionary, destructive, and/or political.

Works are accepted from Emerging, Mid-Career, and/or Professional Artists. Work should somehow relate to the theme of the show.

For Full Details and To Apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9945

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia International Airport, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
Michael Grothusen
Michael Grothusen

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum…

Michael Grothusen is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia…

Jack Knight's works are free form compositions shapes, forms and colors that draw the viewer closer to examine the swirls and intricacies and details of the forms and colors.
Jack Knight
Jack Knight

Jack Knight's works are free form compositions shapes, forms and colors that draw the viewer closer to examine the swirls…

Jack Knight's works are free form compositions shapes, forms and colors that draw the viewer closer to examine the swirls and intricacies and details of the forms and colors.…

Jack Knight's works are free form compositions shapes, forms and colors that draw the viewer closer to examine the swirls and intricacies and details of the forms and colors.…

Diane Szczepaniak
Diane Szczepaniak
Peter Quarracino
Peter Quarracino
Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.
Paula Cahill
Paula Cahill

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

Paula Cahill's abstract paintings, comprised of single continuous meandering lines, often have the luminous quality of a LED light or screen and invite participation by the viewer.…

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