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Entry Deadline: 9/16/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Wisconsin
Event Dates: 10/6/23 - 10/20/23
Jury Dates: 9/13/23 - 9/20/23

Entry Deadline: September 13, 2023
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2 or 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Wisconsin
Event Dates: 10/6/23 - 10/20/23
Jury Dates: 09/13/23 - 09/17/23

“Alive and Dead, Standing and Fallen”
The exhibition, “Alive and Dead, Standing and Fallen: A Reflection on Life and Mortality,” explores the complex and intertwined themes of life, death, resilience, and vulnerability. Through various artistic mediums and interpretations, the exhibition aims to evoke contemplation, introspection, and a deeper understanding of the human experience.

Section 1: Embracing Life's Vitality
- Artwork in this section celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of life.
- Paintings, sculptures, and photographs depict scenes of joy, passion, and growth.
- Themes explored may include birth, youth, creativity, and the beauty of nature.
- Artists may use bold colors, energetic brushstrokes, and dynamic compositions to convey life's exuberance.

Section 2: The Persistence of Memory
- This section delves into the ephemeral nature of existence and the passage of time.
- Artists may explore themes of nostalgia, remembrance, and the fleeting moments that shape our lives.
- Artworks may feature still life compositions, abstract representations of memories, or conceptual installations.
- Mediums such as photography, mixed media, and installations may be used to convey the transient nature of memory.

Section 3: Fragility and Resilience
- This section focuses on the delicate balance between vulnerability and strength.
- Artworks may depict human experiences of hardship, adversity, and survival.
- Artists may explore themes of resilience, recovery, and the human spirit's ability to overcome challenges.
- Sculptures, installations, and multimedia artworks may be utilized to convey the juxtaposition of fragility and strength.

“Alive and Dead, Standing and Fallen: A Reflection on Life and Mortality” guides viewers on an emotional and intellectual journey through the interconnectedness of life and death. Through diverse artistic expressions, the exhibition offers a space for contemplation, introspection, and a deeper appreciation of the human condition. It encourages viewers to reflect on their own existence, the vitality of life, and the
significance of embracing both the standing and fallen moments that shape our journey.

Juror Bob Burridge of  CA

Jury Decisions - Jurors’ selections are based on creativity, quality of artistry, and originality, as represented in the images submitted. Notification of the jury’s decisions for the show will be sent via email only.

Insurance and security - Dillman’s provides a secure and locked area in which all art is displayed. Insurance is provided to artists from the time of the receipt of work until the show's end. Insurance of items during shipping is the responsibility of the artist (to and from Dillman’s).

Location - Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat, 13277 Dillman’s Way, Lac du Flambeau, WI

Shipping - Artist is responsible for shipping artwork to and from Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat.  A return shipping label MUST be included with work that is shipped for this exhibit. Insurance of items during shipping to and from Dillman’s is the responsibility of the artist. 100% of sales for any artwork sold during the show will go to the artist. Dillman’s will not be offering online sales at this time.

Display Information and Requirements - Dillman’s has covered tables for 3D media. If artwork will require any unusual display protocol, it is the artist's responsibility to provide
these items. We cannot hang artwork from the ceiling. If you have any special hanging requirements, please reference these in your description of your piece.

Awards - $4,000 in prizes will be awarded. 

Judge - Sandie Bacon
Sandie Bacon is a Chicago-based visual artist who works primarily as a painter, but often ventures into mixed media and sculpture. She shows in galleries nationwide and is
included in corporate collections such as the William Blair Foundation, the Chicago Department of the Environment, and has a piece in Bill Clinton’s Harlem office. She paints murals in both public spaces (restaurants, grocery stores, designer showrooms, museums) and in private residences, as well as being a scenic charge artist for the Citadel Theater. She has also won numerous public art commissions including recently at Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Chicago Sculpture International. Trained as a specialist in acrylic, oil and watercolor paints, Sandie is a Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors since 2007. She teaches workshops and lectures on paints for colleges, artist groups and retail stores. She also is a Silver Brush educator and works on lesson plans for Grafix. She has a BFA in fine arts/literature from Johnston College in Redlands, California and a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. She lived in New York City for 12 years where she worked as an artist in the schools for Project LEAP, and was on the board for CityArts Workshop.

09/13/23 -  All application entries are due via CAFE
09/20/23 -  Artists are notified of the jury's decision via email
10/03/23 -  Delivery and check-in of work. Art may delivered in person to Dillman’s by
appointment only, no drop-offs please. Call 715-588-3143 or email
10/07/23 -  Show opening. An in-person opening reception (October 7 4 pm)
10/07/23 - 10/20/23 – Show open to the public 
(Mon-Sat 10 am - 4 pm)
10/21/23 - 10 am – 5 pm - Pick-up work/Work shipped
10/23/23 - 10 am - 5 pm - additional pick-up day
Unsold work shipped to Dillman’s will be returned to the artist between 10/21 and 27, 2023.

Application Requirements

Up to 2 pieces may be submitted on each application, one image per piece.
Images must be of the actual work to be exhibited.
Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit).
Artist Statement - All applicants are required to submit an artist statement limited to 500
characters. Each piece should include: title, medium, size and distribution or origin

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility - This is a national art show, open to artists 18 years or older, who reside in the
United States.