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Home carries with it many meanings. It suggest many things. It can trigger memories or spark anticipation. It sometimes reminds us of painful experiences, or offers some promise of freedom, or evokes terror of a future. For some, Home is connected to a place or moment in time that carries pleasurable memories. For others, it is a place to which, regrettably, they cannot or will not ever return.

Some have generational ties to home. They have witnessed the expulsion and dispersion of entire communities from their places of birth, and the rupturing of familial and cultural continuity. Some think of Home in ideological terms, and are shocked and repulsed by politics and values in a nation that once felt safe, but now create tremendous anxiety. Still others have never been privy to the stability of solid ground beneath their feet, a home base, a sense of nationhood, or belonging.

A spiritual leader once reminded his followers, “Everywhere you go, there you are.” Here is yet another way of understanding Home – that there exists a place inside us that is familiar and safe, and which holds us strong and erect in dangerous circumstances.

There are many ways to think about Home. Our Call For Submissions invites artists to consider Home as the subject of their creations.

A story must accompany the artwork. Tell that story, whether fictional or true, in 100 words or less.

*We encourage artists to be as focused and specific in their thinking and artwork as possible in order that this exhibition may have maximum impact.

*Only submit new work created specifically for this exhibition!

2D art: 16”x16” works on paper or unstretched canvas. No framed works. All styles welcome (figurative, abstract, landscape, mixed-media, traditional, experimental, conceptual, prints, paintings, drawing, others)

Accepted artists who live outside the U.S. the submitted .jpg image (to be projected during exhibition).

Performance art – video submissions only (youtube links only; maximum time: 8 minutes)

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2017
Notification of Acceptance Deadline: September 1, 2017
Deadline For Receiving Artwork: December 1, 2017
Exhibition Dates: February 1 – April 30, 2018


Details

Organization/Company: Augusta Savage Gallery
Website: http://www.fineartscenter.com/ASGCall18
Location: Amherst, MA
Deadline: August 1, 2017
How to Apply: HOW TO SUBMIT
Please send all submission materials to gallerycall@umass.edu
No submission fee required!
• Artist Statement (should not exceed 5 sentences. Please include information about art submission including influences on your thinking about the subject of your work. Word doc only)
• Artist Bio (4-5 sentences word doc only)
• Story (100 words word doc only)
• For 2D art (maximum 3 jpg images)
• For Performance art (youtube links only)


Artists are responsible for mailing art and providing return postage-paid label from UPS ONLY. Work will be returned in original packaging.

*Work that does not follow our specifications will NOT be considered!
*Incomplete submissions will NOT be considered!