Freedom of Expression
Entry Deadline: 11/12/18
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Expressions): $30.00
EXHIBITION DATES: January 2 - February 28, 2019
Webster Arts invites art submissions for our all-media exhibition, Freedom of Expression. For this special exhibit, artists are asked to respond to themes of censorship, bigotry, free speech, racism, and speaking truth to power found in the play “Alabama Stories,” which will be presented by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. The play and exhibit will be presented concurrently, sharing audiences. Images of the work in the exhibit will be projected in the lobby of the theatre before the performances and during intermission. The theatre and gallery are a few blocks apart.
Alabama Stories tells the 1958 story of Emily Wheelock Reed, an Alabama librarian who refused to ban the children’s book, The Rabbit’s Wedding, that depicted a marriage between a black and white rabbit. The book was written and illustrated by Garth Williams, known for illustrations of E.B. White's Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web and The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. More about the book and controversy can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rabbits%27_Wedding
Webster Arts is growing regional non-profit arts center that hosts national and international juried exhibitions in it's 2000 square-foot gallery, a nationally ranked juried art fair, a plein air competition, an autumn music series, and other community events. Our patrons are sophisticated art consumers. Juror Karen Gutfreund will select work for inclusion in the exhibit and for cash prizes. Artists may be selected for solo or 2 - 3 person shows in the future.
All 2D & 3D media is welcome within the parameters listed below. No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video.
JUROR: Karen Gutfreund
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ABOUT THE JUROR: Karen Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States but has now settled in the Bay Area in California from New York City. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League. She now resides in Saratoga, CA and is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, a curatorial partnership that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. on themes of “art as activism” to stimulate dialog, raise consciousness and encourage social change. Karen has been actively involved on the board of various arts organizations, is a member of ArtTable and the No. California TFAP Representative (The Feminist Art Project). A curator of feminist exhibitions, Karen is also creating her own work, focusing on art as activism to effect social change. She actively promotes the work of other artists as curator with national touring exhibitions. She is also an art consultant – renting artwork to corporations and individuals.
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