Call Detail
Multifarious: A Juried National Exhibition of Abstract Artworks
Entry Deadline: 7/10/22
Days remaining to deadline: 15

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia

Exhibition Prospectus

Multifarious: A Juried National Exhibition of Abstract Artworks 

*Note: The $35 entry fee covers 3 entries. The minimum image submission requirement is 3 images. You do not have to submit 3 different works, but artists have the option to do so for the $35 fee: one image per submission. If you do not have three works to submit, use the additional image requirement slots for detail images, or just submit the same image 3 times. Each additional submision over 3 submissions is an additional $5, and artists can submit up to 10 works to be juried for the show.

General Information: 

Description 

Multifarious is an open medium juried exhibition of original and unique 2D and 3D abstract artworks. The d’Art Center is looking to exhibit abstract artwork, non-figurative artwork, non-objective artwork, and/or non-representational artwork in a variety of styles and mediums. The artwork in multifarious will be a departure from reality in imagery depictions. There is no specific theme for this exhibition, but the artwork must be abstract, non-figurative, non-objective artwork, AND/OR non-representational in composition. 

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 

This is an in person exhibition but this exhibition will also be featured digitally on d’Art Center’s archive site.

See our profile here.

There is also a solo show opportunity in the d'Art Center Vault during the Multifarious exhibition in the Main Gallery. Click here to find out more and submit. 

Juror

This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Rick Nickel.

Richard Nickel is an artist, educator, writer, and sits on the Studio Potter advisory board. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has been published in several books on contemporary ceramics and in art journals. As a designer, Nickel has created posters for Crafted Indie Arts and Crafts Market, a cover illustration for Studio Potter, ceramic awards for Skutt Kilns, illustrations for Alt Daily, and animations for WHRO HealthBeat. As a ceramic sculptor, he has pieces in numerous private collections. Nickel has designed and painted murals in Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Norfolk, Virginia; and Virginia Beach, Virginia. He started at ODU in 2002 as the Art Education Program Director and Ceramics Program Director. 

https://linktr.ee/magic_dirt

https://www.instagram.com/richardnickel

D’Art Center’s Main GalleryD’Art Center’s Main Gallery is located within The Center at 740 Boush St. Norfolk Virginia, in the heart of the NEON District; Norfolk’s Art District. D’Art’s 2,200sqft gallery has incredible visibility to Boush Street traffic and pedestrians due to its massive street side window facade. The gallery is also amongst a thriving new apartment community of over 400 new apartments and more than 1,000 residents.
D’Art Center History

As Norfolk’s community art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c (3) organization, d’Art offers both youth and adult art education and classes, exhibits that give the public a broader exposure to many local and national artists, programming and outreach through art in public spaces, and events to showcase local artists, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and woodworkers. 

Celebrating thirty five years in 2021, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to provide working artists with affordable, short-term studio space. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.  After an explosion caused major damage to the d’Art Center at the Selden Arcade, the d’Art Center organization recovered, regrouped, and revived itself in the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District at its Duke Grace Building location. In 2021, d’Art Center moved into its forever home in the NEON District: The Atlantic Permanent Building.

The NEON District is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art, Harrison Opera House, and The d’Art Center, and extends to The Plot on Granby Street. The NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners

Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition datesSaturday, August 6 2022 - Saturday, September 3 2022
Reception:

Friday, August 12 2022, 5:30 - 7:30pm

d’Art Center will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will upload the exhibition to be digitally viewed permanently on their archive site. 

Call Open:Friday, June 10 2022 - Sunday, July 10 2022
Jury Period:Monday, July 11 2022 - Sunday, July 17 2022
Notifications (by email):   By 5pm, Monday July 18 2022
Accepted works arrive by:     

DEADLINE -  5pm Saturday, July 30

All accepted works must arrive by the deadline. Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact: abradley@d-artcenter.org.

Submission fee$35.00 for 3 works  (one image per submission) $5 for additional submissions (maximum of 10, and one image per submission)
Awards

1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:           $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00

Gallery Commission d’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)
EligibilityThis exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last eight years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 
SubmissionsAll entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact abradley@d-artcenter.org; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 
Limitations

Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 60 inches in its longest dimension. Depending on artist involvement in installation, these stipulations may be waived.

*** Size and weight restrictions may be waived by contacting the Gallery Manager directly prior to submission. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 

Liability

1. The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, the d’Art Center, its staff, and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and also purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.

**Disclaimer: D’Art Center’s insurance does not cover damage to art during shipping and transit to or from The Center. Artists should insure all work to and from The Center.

2. The d’Art Center mails exhibition award checks separately from the artwork and up to 45 days after the exhibition reception date. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their mailing address is correct in their CaFe account. If the artist fails to list their address correctly, d’Art Center is not responsible for any fees associated with canceling and re-issuing a new award check to the artist.

3. The d’Art Center lists exhibiting work for sale using the price of the work listed on the artist’s CaFe account. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their sale price is correct in their CaFe account, or to otherwise notify the gallery manager. If the artist fails to list the price correctly or fails to otherwise notify the gallery manager, d’Art Center is not finically responsible if the work was sold at the CaFe account listed price. Please note that d’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)

Shipping

The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. 

Please send work to:

d’Art Center

ATTN: Amanda Bradley

740 Boush St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

 

Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact 

abradley@d-artcenter.org

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned which allows us to call for pick up as the Center’s insurance does not cover transporting work offsite to local shipping companies or the United States Postal Service, which is why the postal service is not an option for shipping.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. 

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL IS EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. 

Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center.

NO PACKING PEANUTS. Works packaged with packing peanuts will be returned immediately and not included in the exhibition.

Artist StatementsThe d’Art Center displays artist statements with the art work in its exhibitions. Please make sure that your artist statement on CaFe is 555 characters (including spaces and punctuation) or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors. 



 

EligibilityThis exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last eight years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 
SubmissionsAll entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact abradley@d-artcenter.org; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 
Limitations

Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 60 inches in its longest dimension. Depending on artist involvement in installation, these stipulations may be waived.

*** Size and weight restrictions may be waived by contacting the Gallery Manager directly prior to submission. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org.

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 

Shipping

If invited to exhibit, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. 

Please send work to:

d’Art Center

ATTN: Amanda Bradley

740 Boush St.

Norfolk, VA 23510
 

Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact 

abradley@d-artcenter.org

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx.We do not arrange shipping in any other manner. Works must have pre-paid return labels through FedEx or UPS to be returned which allows us to call for pick up as the Center’s insurance does not cover transporting work offsite to local shipping companies or the United States Postal Service, which is why the postal service is not an option for shipping.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL IS EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING.

Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center.

NO PACKING PEANUTS. Works packaged with packing peanuts will be returned immediately and not included in the exhibition.

Artist StatementsThe d’Art Center displays artist statements with the art work in its exhibitions. Please make sure that your artist statement on CaFe is 555 characters (including spaces and punctuation) or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors. 
EligibilityThis exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last eight years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The d’Art Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.