Call Detail
ProximityNFK: A Juried Art Exhibition of Local Artists & Artworks Depicting Local Icons & Treasures
Entry Deadline: 7/28/24
Days remaining to deadline: 61

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Virginia

Exhibition Prospectus

*Note: The $35 entry fee covers up to 10 entries. 

ProximityNFK: A Juried Art Exhibition of Local Artists & Artworks Depicting Local Icons & Treasures

General Information: 

Description

ProximityNFK is a juried exhibition of artworks depicting/featuring “local icons and treasures” within a 150 mile radius of Norfolk, Virginia, created by artists who live within 150 miles of Norfolk, Virginia.

Some examples of what “local icons and treasures” are (but limited to): Monuments, Community Hang Outs, Neighborhoods, Festivals, Events, Buildings, Parks, Nature Reserves, Local Ecosystems & Native Sceneries, Companies, Organizations, Industries, and more! 

This exhibition is open to all functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in ALL MEDIUMS and ALL STYLES. 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. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email abradley@d-artcenter.org

If your work is selected for the show, please be sure to read the full Limitations and Artwork Specifications section before shipping or hand delivering work. This is an in person exhibition but this exhibition will also be featured digitally on d’Art Center’s archive site.

The best way to figure out if you’re within a 150 mile radius of Norfolk, VA is to GPS/Google map directions from your location to us, however, here is a list of most of what’s within a 150 mile radius of Norfolk, VA:

Accomack VA, Amelia VA, Appomattox VA, Arlington VA, Brunswick VA, Buckingham VA, Caroline VA, Charles City VA, Charlotte VA, Chesterfield VA, Culpeper VA, Cumberland VA, Essex VA, Fauquier VA, Fluvanna VA, Gloucester VA, Goochland VA, Halifax VA, Hanover VA, Henrico VA, Isle of Wight VA, King and, Queen VA, King George VA, King William VA, Lancaster VA, Louisa VA, Lunenburg VA, Madison VA, Mathews VA, Mecklenburg VA, Middlesex VA, New Kent VA, Northampton VA, Northumberland VA, Nottoway VA\, Orange VA, Powhatan VA, Prince Edward VA, Richmond VA, Stafford VA, Surry VA, Sussex VA, Westmoreland VA, Alexandria VA, Chesapeake VA, Hampton City VA, Newport News City VA, Norfolk City VA, Portsmouth City VA, Richmond City VA, Suffolk City VA, Virginia Beach City VA

Sussex DE 

District of Columbia DC

Calvert MD, Caroline MD, Charles MD, Dorchester MD, Prince George's MD, Queen Anne's MD, St. Mary's MD, Somerset MD, Talbot MD, Wicomico MD, Worcester MD

Beaufort NC, Bertie NC, Camden NC, Chowan NC, Craven NC, Currituck NC, Dare NC, Edgecombe NC, Franklin NC, Gates NC, Granville NC, Greene NC, Halifax NC, Hertford NC, Hyde NC, Jones NC, Lenoir NC, Martin NC, Nash NC, Northampton NC, Pamlico NC, Pasquotank NC, Perquimans NC, Pitt NC, Tyrrell NC, Vance NC, Warren NC, Washington NC, Wayne NC, Wilson NC

Juror

Exhibition co-curated by d'Art Center Gallery Director, Amanda Bradley, and Artist & Exhibition Juror, Clayton Singleton

Clayton Singleton: You sense what people call passion when you are around Clayton Singleton. This Virginia resident’s blend of verbal and visual art inspires, motivates, and educates. He holds a BA in art from Virginia Wesleyan University and an M.Ed. from Regent University. In addition to once being a member of the Hampton Roads National Poetry Slam Team, he has been noted in many publications, ranging from The Virginian Pilot, Distinction Magazine, New York Times, and Time magazine. In 2022, Clayton was artist-in-residence in St. Croix at the Caribbean Museum Center for the arts. He is also a member of the Zawadi International Artists Exchange traveling to Nairobi, Kenya in 2024. Clayton has won teacher of the year five times: once at the elementary and middle school levels, and three times at high school level. Most recently he was named Norfolk Public Schools City-wide Teacher of the Year 2023-2024. The Virginia Department of Education uses several of his visual artworks as student writing prompts about African American History modules. Clayton has painted public murals, won numerous awards, and curated several solo and group exhibitions. The Virginia Opera commissioned Clayton to design sets for Porgy and Bess and Freedom’s Journey. He’s exhibited at The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hermitage Museum, and The Chrysler Museum of Art. His work is held in several prominent individual and corporate collections, notably Robert Hewitt Jr. Collection, Quincy Lee Collection, and Dollar Tree Corporation. His layered work parallels his philosophies of living.  Clayton believes when we encounter each other, we meet and exchange with the whole of a person; all their experiences and living wrapped up into one gaze. 

Submission fee$35.00 for up to 10 Submissions  (one image per submission)
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.

Exhibition Dates and Important Information:

Exhibition datesSaturday,  September 7th - Saturday, October 5th, 2024
Reception:

Thursday, September 12th, 2024, 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, April 17th - Sunday, July 28th, 2024
Jury Period:Monday,  July 29th - Sunday, August 4th, 2024
Notifications (by email):   By 5pm, Monday, August 5th, 2024
Accepted works arrive by:     

DEADLINE -  5pm Saturday, August 31st, 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, October 5th, 2024.

The first day works can be picked up is Tuesday, October 8th. 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 after the exhibition ends.

Expect your check in the mail a few weeks after the exhibition ends. 

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

Awards

1st Place:            $200.00

2nd Place:           $150.00

3rd Place:            $100.00

3 Honorable Mentions: $35/each

Gallery Commission d’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)
EligibilityThis exhibition is open to artists, 18 or older, residing within 150 miles of Norfolk, VA. 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.
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 and Artwork Specifications

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 with 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 WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. Wrapped canvases that art not framed must have finished edges. All 2D artwork must either have a wire for hanging or a 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.

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)

4. If shipping, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. Artists must provide a return label. Works that are not provided with a return label from the artist within one (1) month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center. Works that are not picked up within one (1) month of the end of the exhibition become property of the 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
 

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 is not an option for shipping. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL IS EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works

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

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. 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. 


 

Application Requirements

EligibilityThis exhibition is open to artists, 18 or older, residing within 150 miles of Norfolk, VA. 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.
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 and Artwork Specifications

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 with 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 WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. Wrapped canvases that art not framed must have finished edges. All 2D artwork must either have a wire for hanging or a 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.

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)

4. If shipping, the artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. Artists must provide a return label. Works that are not provided with a return label from the artist within one (1) month of the end of the exhibition become property of the d’Art Center. Works that are not picked up within one (1) month of the end of the exhibition become property of the 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

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 is not an option for shipping. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL IS EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of work.

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

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-Shipper

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. 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. 

 

Eligibility Criteria

EligibilityThis exhibition is open to artists, 18 or older, residing within 150 miles of Norfolk, VA. 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.