“Through the Mask: Conversations about Culture and Covid” / Calls & Submissions

May 30, 2022

Organization Name: McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College

Organization Location: Latrobe, PA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Statement of Purpose:
In collaboration with PA Sharp, the McCarl Gallery at Saint Vincent College Exhibition highlights responses to the pandemic and conversations about loneliness, the culture and history of masking, and the impact of Covid on the creative community and our communities at large.

Exhibition Prospectus:
This project will look carefully at many of the ways masks have been used in the past and will explore the meanings attached to them. It will also explore the use of masks in the current pandemic and how we can use the symbol of masking to look at the relationships between power, culture, and social justice. Art that does not involve masking, yet considers the impact of the pandemic will also be considered and is encouraged.


Notification Sent: June 15, 2022

Accepted Works to be Received: October 1- October 10

Dates of Exhibit: November 9 – February 3

Works Returned: Between February 6 through February 17


Eligibility: This exhibition is open to any artist, of any background (professional and amateur artists and makers), who is age 15 and older. All entries must be original works created by the submitting artists.

Media and Sizes: Entries may be in any media and style, but particular emphasis will be placed on textile-based submissions. Total weight should not exceed 100 pounds.

Installation Requirements: All two-dimensional entries must be suitably framed. All accepted work must be ready to install.

Shipping and Insurance: The artist is responsible for shipping accepted works to and from the McCarl Gallery at Saint Vincent College as well as insurance while the work is in transit. While works are in the possession of the College they will be insured against theft and destruction. A facility report is available upon request. For artists admitted to the exhibition who may live within driving distance of the College, in person delivery may be arranged.

Entry: All works must be submitted digitally in JPEG or JPG file formats no larger than 5 MB for each work. Multiple submissions are permitted and encouraged. For video work, please save files as MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, M2TS, in files under 100 MB. All contributors are asked to submit a resume that includes an exhibition record or artist statement and biography.

Fee: There are no submission fees for this exhibition

Special Note: In the event that pandemic conditions do not allow for a physical exhibition, a virtual exhibition will be mounted featuring accepted works. Artists will be promptly notified. Objects not accepted for the physical exhibition will be considered for a complementary virtual exhibition featuring the same themes.

Selling: Artists and makers can sell their work on commission throughout the show. The McCarl Gallery will facilitate all sales and shipping to buyers. The Gallery will receive 20% commission on any sales. Please indicate sale price and if you would like to offer your work for sale at the time of submission.

Prizes: An audience voted “best of show” award of $200 will be given.


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