CALL FOR ENTRIES
Menino Arts Center, 26 Central Ave, Hyde Park, MA, 02136
Deadline for Entries: Friday, July 9, 11:59pm
Exhibit Title: Collages and Constructions, Mixed Media
All 2D media, and 3D media able to hang from a wall.
Exhibition Dates: August 2 – Sept 27, 2021
Works will be curated and displayed physically at the Menino Arts Center, and also in a virtual 3D gallery that you can enter, stroll, and view at your own pace.
Artists Reception: Friday, August 13, 7-8:30pm. In person unless otherwise notified to be on Zoom. Artists will be given login info several days prior.
Juror: Ekua Holmes, artist, illustrator, designer
“Ekua Holmes, a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and the Maryland Institute for the Arts, is an artist, graphic designer, and gallery owner. She frequently draws her subject from her experiences growing up in Roxbury. She has perfected collage as a medium through which she excellently exploits rich color, superior compositions, and surprising textural relationships.”
— E. Barry Gaither Director, Museum of the National Center for Afro American Artists
About her work, Holmes said,
“In everything I create I hear them saying, ‘Remember Me,’ and through my work I honor their legacies by bringing them forward to life with torn and cut shapes of found colors and textures. With these scraps and remnants, assembled like a down-home quilt, I rebuild my world, putting in what speaks to my personal and cultural narrative.”
Holmes founded The Great Black Art Collection, an organization dedicated to both giving a platform to emerging artists and to introducing Black art to previously unreached audiences.
Ms. Holmes currently serves as Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Boston Art Commission, which oversees the placement and maintenance of public works of art on and in City of Boston properties. She is also currently Associate Director at the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at MassArt where she manages and coordinates sparc! the ArtMobile, an art-inspiring, art-transforming vehicle retrofitted to contribute to community-based, multidisciplinary arts programming currently focused in Mission Hill, Roxbury, and Dorchester, MA.
For her work in illustrating children’s literature, Holmes is the recipient of a Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King’s John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, Robert Siebert and Horn Book awards for her illustrations in “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" by Carole Boston Weatherford, her first illustration project. In 2018, she won the coveted Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for the book, "Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets." In 2019 she won the 2019 Coretta Scott King Award again for her illustrations in “Stuff of Stars,” written by Marion Dane Bauer.
Her work is in the public collections of the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston Medical Center, Boston Arts Academy, Dana Farber Cancer Center and the Boston Children's Hospital.
Her collages will be shown in an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts: Paper Stories, Layered Dreams. The Art of Ekua Holmes, July 17, 2021 – Jan 23, 2022
Curator: Sasja Lucas. You can visit Sasja's profile and artwork online at http://www.sasjalucas.com
The Menino Arts Center is run by the Hyde Park Art Association. The MAC serves the neighborhood of Hyde Park, Greater Boston and its suburban counterparts. With over 4000 square feet of space, the MAC is home to a large teaching classroom, seven affordable artist studios, three galleries, an auditorium and the organization’s offices. The mission of the HPAA is to support local artists, make cultural opportunities accessible to families, students, and seniors who may not otherwise have the means to participate; enrich community life, serve as a unifying force in the neighborhood; and help create a more vibrant commercial district.
HPAA Members: $15 for up to three pieces
Non Members: $25 for up to three pieces
Sales: All artwork may be for sale. The HPAA retains 30% of the sale price. Please price work accordingly. If not for sale, please write NFS in Price of Entry. Sales will be coordinated through the Menino Arts Center at www.hpaa-mac.org
Eligibility: This call is open to all artists.
If you are applying as an HPAA member your HPAA membership must be up-to-date. For info on HPAA membership please visit http://www.hpaa-mac.org/hpaa-membership/.
For Member discount, please update membership prior to filling out this form.
Artworks exhibited at the MAC and/or HPAA in the last two years are not eligible.
Acceptance Notification: Wed, July 14, by 5 pm, by email, and posted on the HPAA website at http://www.hpaa-mac.org/exhibits/.
Wed, July 28, 8-10am and 7-9pm
Thurs, July 29, 7-9pm
Framing Guidelines: All work must be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. All mats and frames must be clean and sturdy.
Image Upload Guidelines:
The most important aspect of the 3D gallery is that the artwork is ONLY displayed by the jpgs submitted so the quality should be the best it can be, ie photo of artwork can not include any mat or frame and should be cropped to show the artwork squared up (no background or askew) with accurate color of original. Photos of sculpture must have a solid background.
1. Save entries as a jpeg at 1500 pixels on the longest side.
2. Entries will be juried with no reference to your name.
3. Label them with the TITLE ONLY. Ex: The Green Stripe.jpg
4. This title must match Title of Entry. Ex:The Green Stripe
Please retitle jpgs as needed.
Liabilities and Responsibilities: The Menino Arts Center will not be responsible for loss or damage of any artwork, no matter what the cause. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, each artist agrees to this statement. Artwork is not insured by HPAA-MAC during the exhibition. Adequate insurance is the sole responsibility of the artist.
No artwork (real or virtual) may be removed before the close of the exhibition.
Publicity: By entering this exhibition, the artist gives consent that the submitted images can be used by the Menino Arts Center for reproduction in print and on social media, for publicity and educational purposes, with artist credit given.
Questions: email email@example.com