Exhibition Background –
Vanitas paintings, traditionally, are still-lifes containing symbols of death and futility. In this show, we seek to combine the decay of both our internal and external worlds - the mental vanitas, and the vanitas landscape. We live in a time where futility of pleasure and certainty of death seem more pressing than ever. The contrast of wealth and the ephemeral seem to wage war on our American landscape, and our minds. The Ohio Art League seeks to capture this decay in Inside & Out: Vanitas.
Inside & Out: Vanitas will be held at Griffin Gallery, in Gahanna, Ohio. The show will be curated by the Ohio Art League, and will be promoted and supported by the league.
This show is open to Ohio Art League Members. Not a member? Sign up to enter, at OAL.org
JPG, PDF or MOV accepted for entry. Limit image file size to 2MB, and name files in the format of last name_first name - number (ex. Smith_John-1.jpg). Files should be saved in 72dpi. Do NOT submit detail images of work.
Accepted artworks will only be hung if outfitted with proper hardware: this includes a hanging wire for 2D works.
Artists are expected to deliver or ship the works themselves to the gallery, and that works will arrive by the date of July 10.
Artwork is exhibited at the risk of the artist. Artists are encouraged to arrange
locally for insurance on valuable artworks. While care will be exercised in the handling of all works submitted, neither the Ohio Art League, nor the Griffin Gallery, including their respective staff or volunteers assume liability for loss or damage to artwork.
All monies from art sales will be dispersed as follows: 10% to the Griffin Gallery, 20% to Ohio Art League, and 70% to the artist within 30 days after the conclusion of the exhibition.
Please price your work accordingly.
Selected work must be accurately represented in submission information and images. Ohio Art League reserves the right to reject any artwork that is not accurately represented in submission materials or that is not properly prepared for hanging.
Submitting the entry form indicates that you agree with the conditions of entry and exhibit as outlined in this prospectus, that you are reserving spots in our jury, and that you agree to make your work available and will ship/deliver it to the gallery should it be selected for exhibit.
DO NOT submit an entry form if you cannot follow through. Do not double-book your work, commit it to other conflicting exhibitions, or sell it without securing its availability for our exhibit, after submitting to this project.
Important Dates -
Submission Deadline: June 29th
Show dates: July 13th to August 17th
Drop off: July 10th
Hang show: July 11th and 12th
Receptions: Opening 6pm July 13th, Closing 6pm August 17th
77 Mill St
Gahanna, OH 43230
Questions or issues? Email Ohio Art League at firstname.lastname@example.org