COLLAGE / ASSEMBLAGE: BEAUTIFUL AND STRANGE FRAGMENTATION / Calls & Submissions
December 17, 2023
Organization Name: ARC Gallery
Organization Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Calls & Submissions
Fee: $40 for one to three images. $10 for each additional image. (Lower charge for students: high school or college students can pay a reduced fee of $30 per 3 entries with $10 for each additional entry. Please include copy of Student ID.) If paying by check, it must be received prior to jurying. Ukrainian artists applying to the exhibition who are in or near the conflict may also pay the reduced fee.
This is an invitation to explore issues of fragmentation in the context of time, place, and culture. By combining disparate materials and found objects that create new and unexpected expressive forms, both collage and assemblage offer unique and unconventional approaches to art making. Collage and Assemblage remain popular methodologies in contemporary art, and these processes offer artists nearly unlimited opportunities to develop and discover relevant arenas of meaning. Collage is an art form that involves combining and/or altering two or more 2-dimensional materials, such as photographs, published print, textiles, sheet music, candy wrappers, headstone rubbings, etc. , to create unique compositions. Assemblage is the recontextualization of 3-dimensional found objects, materials, or processes in order to construct new sculptures, either bas-relief or 3D. Submissions are encouraged to show experimentation, personal discovery, and originality. We welcome artists from all backgrounds and experience levels who choose to explore the hidden connections and meanings in the world of found images, objects, and materials.