The Object Seen: Contemporary Still Life / Calls & Submissions

August 15, 2021

Organization Name: Art Center of the Bluegrass

Organization Location: Danville, KY

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $25 for up to 3 entries, $35 for up to 6 entries


The Object Seen – Contemporary Still Life 2021

The Object Seen – Contemporary Still Life is a celebration of one of art history’s oldest traditions – the study and practice of the still life as subject matter. This exhibition honors both traditional realism as well as more experimental contemporary techniques and welcomes a variety of media.

The juror will be asked to select work (both two and three dimensional) that reflects and expresses the theme of Contemporary Still Life while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence with the goal of selecting a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic styles and interpretation.

Sheldon Tapley is the Stodghill Professor of Art at Centre College, where he has taught painting and drawing throughout his career. His works have been exhibited and collected at public institutions across the country.
“Tapley masterfully blends the discipline of a hard-earned classical technique with a vision that is thoroughly modern and personal,” wrote Bill Creevy in American Artist. Kentucky Educational Television featured the artist in the documentary series Looking at Painting and an episode of Kentucky Life. The New Yorker introduced Tapley’s art to a national audience in a review of his first solo exhibition of still life paintings at the Tatistcheff Gallery.

August 15 Online entry deadline
By August 27 Notifications emailed
September 11 Delivery of accepted works, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 15-October 30 Exhibition dates
September 24 (5:30-7:00 p.m.) Opening Reception (CDC guidelines will determine format)

All media will be considered with the exception of live or performance art. All work must have been completed since January of 2017 and not previously shown in any other Art Center of the Bluegrass exhibitions.

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100

All artists will enter the exhibit through the Art Center’s online entry portal, accessible via their website. Contact the Art Center if you need assistance. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 for 1 to 3 entries and $35 for 4 to 6 entries allows the artist to enter up to six art works.

ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE. The Art Center of the Bluegrass retains a 30% commission on the sale price of all works sold in the gallery. The sale price is the price you list on the registration form. Artists will be notified if/when art is sold and must complete and return a W9 form in order to be paid for the sale.

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