Analog | Digital
524B Harrison Ave
Boston MA 02118
contact Christine O'Donnell for an alternate mailing address for artwork shipping
Entry Deadline: 11/30/18
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Blinking rectangles of various sizes dominate our digital daily lives. Cameras and sensors capture our every move. Networks, algorithms and protocols, document, predict and alter our behavior. Theoretically, human beings are more connected than ever before.
But are we?
While some view the analog to digital transition as a great equalizer, and a unifying force, others see it as quite the opposite—a secularizing, divisive means to a lonely, uber-fractionalized society.
Regardless of where you stand on the matter, it is inarguable that the shift from analog to digital has influenced almost every facet of our lives—from how we consume information and exchange goods to how we meet, date, shop and travel. In virtually every industry and in every home, the analog to digital transition has had a profound impact.
What we want to know is: How has the analog to digital transition impacted you—the artist? How does it make you feel? Cynical or hopeful? Free or confined? Connected or marginalized? How has it affected your work? Has it freed you or constrained you?
In the medium of your choice—painting, mixed media, video, audio, sculpture or photography —Beacon Gallery would like you to explore how the Analog to Digital transformation has impacted your work, your identity, your family, your community, your (metaphorically) “pixelated” view of the world at large.
You are invited to include a poem, paragraph or essay to be published along with your artwork explaining your experience, if you wish, as well.
Biographies of Jurors:
Chris Lee is an award-winning creative director, writer and digital artist. Over his 20-year career in the commercial art world, he has helped hundreds of technology companies tell their stories in all forms of traditional and digital media. He currently is a creative director at The Boston Group.
Christine O'Donnell is the owner and gallery director of Beacon Gallery. Beacon Gallery’s international juried show is a chance to bring artwork from all over the world into the gallery and for O'Donnell to get to know new artists and their work.
Kimberly Thompson Panay has a 20+ year career supporting visual and performing artists. She currently is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Prior she ran exhibits and engagement at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, a 30,000 square multidisciplinary arts center based in Watertown, MA, where she produced nine group exhibits annually presenting the work of over 2,000 local, regional and national artists. Kimberly holds a Bachelors of Arts in Illustration from Syracuse University.
Competition is open to all artists 18 years and older.
Each artist may submit digital samples of recent original 2D or 3D artworks (artwork must be framed and/or ready to hang (wired or d-rings) or otherwise display) in any medium.
The image submitted must accurately represent the art being submitted.
Video and audio work may be submitted.
Artists are responsible for any display needs such as pedestals, etc. unless otherwise arranged with the gallery (NB international artists – please contact gallery)
If work is accepted, artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery.
NB: The gallery is not responsible for any works damaged in transit to/from the gallery or from any damage resulting from poor framing.
A non-refundable fee of $35 entitles the artist to submit up to 5 pieces of artwork for consideration. Only one image per artwork, please.
The gallery may decide to accept any number from zero to all 5 pieces for the show.
You may submit work as NFS but need to submit a price for insurance purposes.
For all sales, Artist-Gallery split is 50%-50%
Submission of your form to the Call For Entry website is considered acceptance of the terms and conditions of the competition (see the Legal Agreement for more information).
October 5 – Applications for juried show open
November 30 – Deadline for Entries
December 7th – Acceptance Notification
December 15th – Postmark deadline for all shipped works
January 5th-6th – In-person delivery of all accepted works
January 11th – Analog | Digital Opens, opening reception & awards announced
February 24th – Show closes
February 25th & 26th – Artwork pickup