Calls for Artists

Discarded and Rediscovered

Juried Art Exhibition
Summit Artspace on Tusc Gallery

July 18 – August 29, 2020

As a consumerist society that is constantly disposing and discarding, what does it mean to rediscover and repurpose? This may be finding value in something that another person has deemed worthless, or reusing an object because of an intrinsic interest one might have in it; maybe it’s manipulating a found-object to communicate an idea that it was never intended to communicate. Interpretations of this rediscovery may include assemblages, collages, the use of a nontraditional foundation for a painting, and many more. For this exhibition, artists are challenged to repurpose, reclaim, and rediscover discarded materials through the production of strong and compelling artwork.

Deadline: June 29, 2020 at midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Mixed Media

Juror: Gwen Waight

Notification of Acceptance: July 6, 2020

Drop Off: July 14, 2020

Reception: July 18, 2020*

Pick Up: September 1, 2020

*It is the intention of Summit Artspace to display this exhibition in our galleries. However, depending on government directives at the time of execution the show may be displayed virtually. If the show is displayed in our galleries as planned, the reception and exhibition will be adapted as needed to follow all health and safety guidelines. More information to come.

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Femicentric: 2020 Vision

Juried Art Exhibition
Summit Artspace on E. Market – Main Gallery

August 21 – September 26, 2020

In celebration of the historic centennial of the 19th amendment ensuring a woman’s right to vote and the beginning of the liberation, evolution, empowerment, entitlement, and progress of women, Summit Artspace proudly presents Femicentric: 2020 Vision juried by artist P.R. Miller. 

We are calling all artists to create distinctive work that honors and embodies the impact and legacy of women who have shaped history, who are changing the present, and who will impact the future. Artwork should highlight the innumerable contributions to our society by women inventors, activists, artists, writers, politicians, educators, mothers, doctors, etc. In addition to visual art, artists are challenged to provide a creatively written artist statement analyzing how their work fits this call for art; this artist statement could be poetic, an expressive narrative, or simply use creative linguistics. 

“Well behaved women seldom make history.”  –Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Deadline: July 20, 2020 at midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Open to all media

Juror: P.R. Miller

Notification of Acceptance: August 3, 2020

Drop Off: August 17, 2020

Opening: August 21, 2020*

Pick Up: September 28, 2020

*It is the intention of Summit Artspace to display this exhibition in our galleries. However, depending on government directives at the time of execution the show may be displayed virtually. If the show is displayed in our galleries as planned, the reception and exhibition will be adapted as needed to follow all health and safety guidelines. More information to come.

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She/Her/Hers

Juried Art Exhibition
Summit Artspace on E. Market – Three G Gallery

August 21 – September 26, 2020

Juried by Linda Hutchinson, the exhibition She/Her/Hers is 1 of 3 exhibitions at Summit Artspace in celebration of the centennial of the 19th amendment and the progress made toward gender equality; this show in particular is only open to artists who are women.

Deadline: July 20, 2020 at midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Open to all media

Juror: Linda Hutchinson

Notification of Acceptance: August 3, 2020

Drop Off: August 17, 2020

Opening: August 21, 2020*

Pick Up: September 28, 2020

*It is the intention of Summit Artspace to display this exhibition in our galleries. However, depending on government directives at the time of execution the show may be displayed virtually. If the show is displayed in our galleries as planned, the reception and exhibition will be adapted as needed to follow all health and safety guidelines. More information to come.

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Honoring Women’s Suffrage

Juried Literary Exhibition
Summit Artspace on E. Market

August 21 – September 26, 2020

In 1848, a group of abolitionists, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to discuss the issue of women’s rights. These activists produced a document called “The Declaration of Sentiments” which held “that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Thus began the Women’s Suffrage Movement, a decades-long fight for women to gain the right to vote that culminated on August 18, 1920 when the 19th Amendment to The Constitution was ratified and American women became enfranchised.
 
In celebration of the centennial of this turning point in women’s history, Summit Artspace announces a 2020 literary art competition on women’s suffrage. We welcome all poems and short stories that reflect upon the past 100 years, recognize the continued struggle for gender equality in the U.S., and look forward to a future of empowered women leaders. Accepted work will be the artist’s creation of narratives, characters, and perspectives that commemorate the struggles to gain full citizenship for women. Literary art will be judged on its power to evoke the debates and victories of women’s suffrage a century ago as well as its legacy in current discussions of gender equality, feminism, the gender pay gap, gender stereotypes, social justice, and human rights.
 

Deadline: July 20, 2020 at midnight

Entry fee: $15

Media: Literary

Juror: Heather Braun

Notification of Acceptance: August 3, 2020

Opening: August 21, 2020*

*It is the intention of Summit Artspace to display this exhibition in our galleries. However, depending on government directives at the time of execution the show may be displayed virtually. If the show is displayed in our galleries as planned, the reception and exhibition will be adapted as needed to follow all health and safety guidelines. More information to come.

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2020 Arts Alive Auction Donation

Summit Artspace on E. Market – Third Floor

October 1, 2020

Artists are sought to create unique artwork to donate to Summit Artspace. The art will be exhibited and auctioned off at the Arts Alive celebration on October 1, 2020. This event celebrates achievements, milestones, and contributions to local arts and culture, while honoring individuals and groups that enrich our lives through their participation in the arts and their outstanding achievements.

The concept is simple— local artists are called to donate their artwork to be part of a silent auction at the Arts Alive event. All proceeds directly benefit community exhibitions, programs, and a variety of opportunities for artists at Summit Artspace. Any and all artwork is welcome! 

Donor Perks:
-Artists who donate will receive 50% discount on one admission price to Arts Alive 2020 (value of $32.50)
-Increased exposure, name recognition, and publicity
-Resume building opportunity
-Listing and credit in Arts Alive and Summit Artspace related promotional materials
-Tax deductible art donation to a local non-profit arts organization
-Artwork purchased by local private collectors
-Eligibility for donors to participate in group exhibition at Summit Artspace in 2021, curated and juried for awards by artist and art educator Daniel Coffield  

Deadline to Commit: August 24, 2020 at midnight

Media: Open to all media

Drop Off: September 1 through September 19, 2020 during SA office or public hours 

Arts Alive Auction: October 1, 2020

*It is the intention of Summit Artspace to display this exhibition in our galleries. However, depending on government directives at the time of execution the show may be displayed virtually. If the show is displayed in our galleries as planned, the reception and exhibition will be adapted as needed to follow all health and safety guidelines. More information to come.

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