Call Detail
Questioning Beauty: Idea vs. Quality
Lindsay McCulloch, Director Cade Art Gallery
Mailstop: CADE 203
101 College Parkway
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Maryland
Entry Deadline: 10/11/15
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Questioning Beauty: Idea vs. Quality): $30.00
Cade Art Gallery
John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

Entries due: October 11, 2015
Exhibition dates: November 18-December 16

THEME: Questioning Beauty: Idea vs Quality
Is beauty objective or subjective? Can something elicit the idea of beauty without possessing the qualities traditionally associated with beauty? Can something possess beauty solely through its physical qualities? Or must idea and physical quality coexist in a work of art to truly define it as beautiful?

David Gariff is a senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and an adjunct professor of art history at the Catholic University of America. A specialist in modern and contemporary art and the art of the Italian Renaissance, he has taught art history at the University of Wisconsin, Cleveland State University, Trinity University, and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received his Ph.D. He was a graduate fellow in Italy at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa, and a Fulbright and Kress Foundation fellow at the Institute for the History of Lombard Art in Milan. Gariff has lectured and written widely on topics related to modern art, film, and the Italian Renaissance; his book The World’s Most Influential Painters and the Artists They Inspired explores the theme of artistic influence and inspiration in Western painting.
Submit up to six digital files (images, audio, video, or a combination).

You may also include a 1-2 paragraph statement describing how each piece fits with the theme, or outlining a proposed installation in the space that is similar to one of your submitted images. Include an entry fee of $30 with your application. Submitted applications must be received by October 11, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Artists over the age of 18 working in all media are eligible to apply. All accepted work must be ready to hang or display. Two-dimensional work must have a braided picture wire on the back. Fragile media should be under Plexiglas. Installation art must be prepared by the artist or have instructions that are easy to follow. The gallery has a flat screen video and access to some types of video equipment, including a projector.  The gallery reserves the right to refuse any piece that is improperly presented. All works are insured against physical damage or loss, from receipt through designated pickup time. If art is shipped to the gallery, the artist is responsible for shipping costs both to and from the gallery.

Lindsay McCulloch, Director Cade Art Gallery
Mailstop: CADE 203
101 College Parkway
Anne Arundel Community College
Arnold, MD 21012

October 11, 2015
All entry materials due on the Café website

October 16, 2015
Notifications emailed

November 9-10, 2015
Delivery dates for accepted work

November 18-December 16, 2015
Exhibition in the Cade Art Gallery

Wednesday, November 18, 7pm
Juror’s Talk 
Wednesday, November 18, 6 – 8 pm
Public Reception
December 17-18, 2015
Return/pick up artwork

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit: or contact Lindsay McCulloch, Director Cade Art Gallery, at

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