When the door is locked, open a window! Unlocking the Future is a juried 12in by 12in mixed media wall hanging show inviting artists to explore their (or a) vision of the future through an imagined window of their own making.
1st Place – $150
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $75
Wallhanging work only. 2D work or arranged 3D objects are to be mounted inside a 12in by 12in or smaller frame. Groupings constituting one piece are welcome so long as they fit within the 12in by 12in framework. Must be “ready to hang”. The artist will provide the wall mounting parts, findings, and any specialty hanging tools. Please provide a detailed description and diagram of how the piece is arranged and hung. The artist is responsible for shipping to and from the gallery. Artists must be 18 years or up.
Spectral Matter is an ongoing curatorial project focusing on queer issues and the LGBTQ+ population. This year’s exhibition, Slippery and Subversive seeks to highlight artworks which blur the lines between binary concepts of identification through a queer lens. Work selected for this exhibition takes a position of ambiguity, slippage, and deconstruction as an avenue to redefine the relationship between body and object.
The collective artists for this project provide a range of histories, categories, systems, and narratives linked by a common interest in adornment, objecthood, and utility. LGBTQ+ artists and allies creating work in adornment, craft, and sculpture that falls within the theme of Slippery and Subversive are encouraged to apply.
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