Call Detail
Flourish: A Juried National Exhibition of Floral and Botanical Artworks During Garden Week
Entry Deadline: 3/10/24
Days remaining to deadline: 13

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

*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 submission over 3 submissions is an additional $5, and artists can submit up to 10 works to be juried for the show.

Flourish is an exhibition of artworks that feature floral and botanical artworks from across the country. This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine art craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. Work must depict flowers and/or plants to be considered. Works can include other objects, but the focal point/subject of the work should focus on floral or botanical element(s). 

For the third year in a row, The d’Art Center is partnering with local garden clubs during The Historic Garden Week of Virginia. Our Flourish Exhibition Reception caps off Norfolk’s Garden Tour during the Historic Garden Week of Virginia. See last year's exhibit here.

The reception will be a wonderful place for tour hosts and tour participants to end their week, and local Garden Club Members will create flower arrangements inspired by the artwork in the exhibition that will be revealed during the Flourish reception!

$35 for 3 submissions, one image per artwork submission. 

Work must be hang, or pedestal ready on arrival at the gallery. No sawtooth hangers. 2D works must have a hanging wire or a cleat. 2D works must be framed or have finished edges. Work may be no longer than 60” in its longest dimension, and weigh no more than 50 pounds. Depending on artist involvement with installation, these stipulations may be waived.

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

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.

Image Submission Tips: If you are submitting a 3D work, create a tile image for the submission so that other sides can be seen, or use the other image slots for detail images and label them as such. 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 submission over 3 submissions is an additional $5, and artists can submit up to 10 works to be juried for the show.

Juror: TBA

Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition DatesSaturday,  April 20 - Saturday, May 11, 2024
Reception:

Friday April 26 2023, 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:Wednesday, February 7 - Sunday, March 10 2024
Jury Period:Monday, March 11 - Sunday, March 17, 2024

Notifications

(by email):  

By 5pm, Monday, March 18 2024
Accepted works arrive by:     

DEADLINE -  5pm Saturday, April 13 2024

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

The d’Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and until 7pm on Thursdays. Hand deliveries must fall within that time range. Please ship your work or arrange hand delivery anytime between receiving your exhibition invitation and the deadline!

When to pick up work/expect your work back (if it does not sell):

The final day of the exhibition is Saturday, May 11 2024.

The first day works can be picked up is Tuesday, May 14. The d’Art Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and until 7pm on Thursdays. Pick ups must fall within that time range. Please pick up your work as soon as possible - storage space is limited! 

Shipped work is generally shipped back out by the following Wednesday after the last day of the show. This may vary due to holidays.

Payments

If you win an award or sell a piece, payments are settled at the end of the month that the exhibition ends. Expect your check in the mail a few weeks after the final date of the moth that the exhibition ends.

****PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ADDRESS IS CORRECT IN THE CAFE SYSETM.

Awards

1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:           $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00

Gallery Commissiond’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)
Packing & Shipping

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

Please send work to:

d’Art Center

ATTN: Amanda Bradley, FLOURISH 24

740 Boush St.

Norfolk, VA 23510
 

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

abradley@d-artcenter.org

NO FREIGHT SHIPPING PLEASE.

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 or other shippers are not an option for shipping.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers/boxes and packaging  for return.

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

Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works.

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

***We highly recommend (but do not require):

Investing in ULINE’s Charcoal Foam Shippers: https://www.uline.com/BL_2353/Charcoal-Foam-Shippers

Investing in ULINE’s Deluxe Artwork Shippers: https://www.uline.com/BL_2356/Deluxe-Artwork-Shippers

ULINE’s boxes can be used over, and over, and over, for your artwork shipments!

***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.

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. 

Center Information:

d’Art Center Brief DescriptionOur building is located in Norfolk, Virginia, and is comprised of three galleries, resident artist studios, and multiple activity rooms. The d'Art Center's Main Gallery and Vault are rotated monthly with new and nationally curated exhibitions, while our Artist Wing displays our frequently updated 30+ community artists' work. There is always something new to admire during your visit to d'Art Center!
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 HistoryAs 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.
The VaultThis one hundred and thirty two square foot exhibition space is a historical bank vault within the center, and gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a unique space in the heart of Norfolk Arts District (The NEON District). All styles and aesthetics are considered.

 

Application Requirements

$35 for 3 submissions, one image per artwork submission. 

Image Submission Tips: If you are submitting a 3D work, create a tile image for the submission so that other sides can be seen, or use the other image slots for detail images and label them as such. 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 submission over 3 submissions is an additional $5, and artists can submit up to 10 works to be juried for the show.

*** 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 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. 

Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds. Work must have been created in the last 8 years. Work can not be longer/larger than 60 inches in its longest dimension. Depending on artist involvement with installation, these stipulations may be waived.

If your work is selected:

2D wall having works must have a hanging wire or cleat.

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. For 2D works, this means framed or canvas with finished edges. 

We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 

Eligibility Criteria

This 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. Work must be hang, or pedestal ready. Work may be no longer than 60” in its longest dimension, and weigh no more than 50 pounds.