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Fusion Mid-Atlantic
532 Virginia Beach Blvd. Suite A
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Virginia
Event Dates: 7/5/19 - 8/11/19
Entry Deadline: 5/20/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Fusion Mid-Atlantic): $35.00

Fusion Mid-Atlantic 2019

The Virginia Beach Art Center invites you to submit to our a showcase of mixed-media artwork from the Mid-Atlantic states.  Artists from South Carolina to Pennsylvania are invited to show the creativity and freshness that can be achieved by combining two or more media.  The exhibition is juried by Robert Sites, and features an award total of $4000 which includes awards for Most Creative (conceptual) and Most Experiment (technique). The opening reception is July 5th, which allows participating artists to visit our beach community for a long weekend if they so desire.


Exhibition:  July 5-August 11, 2019

Submission Deadline: May 20

Notifications Sent: May 31

Delivery:  Shipped works received June 22-July 2, Hand-delivered works received June 29-July 2

Reception:  July 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

Exhibition ends: August 11, 4 pm

Pick up in person/return shipping:  August 12-13


Submission Fee:

$35 for up to three works (non-refundable)



Robert Sites 

Robert received his MFA in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and also studied in Urbino, Italy with Enzo Cucchi and Jannis Kounellis.  He has received numerous awards in national juried exhibitions. He has shown at ArtExpo international art fair in New York City, Red Dot in Miami, the Biennale Internazionale Arte di Palermo, FLORENCE art International Artexpo, and ArtPrize. His most recent solo show was at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.  He has received two fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, one in painting and one for works on paper, and has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome six times, most recently in 2019. His work has been published in the Chicago Reader, Studio Visit Magazine, and most recently the 25th Anniversary edition of New American Paintings. A retired professor of Fine Arts at Norfolk State University, Robert continues to teach for the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts.



A total of $4000 in cash awards will be given.

Best in Show:  $1000

Award of Excellence:  $700

Award of Merit:   $500

Most Creative (conceptual): $400

Most Experimental (technique): $400

4 Honorable Mentions: $250



Open to artists who reside in the Mid-Atlantic states (SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, DE, PA) who are 18 or older. Artwork must incorporate at least two distinct media.  Digitally produced artwork (i.e., photography) must have the additional media added after the printing process.  


All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit.  Work needs to have been produced within the last two years. The Artist certifies that he/she created the works of art entered, has not infringed on any copyrights, possesses unencumbered title to them and has the right to loan and/or sell these works.


All styles and aesthetics are considered. All artworks must be for sale and must remain on the premises for the duration of the exhibition.  The Virginia Beach Art Center is a public non-profit facility open to patrons of all ages.  The content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.  


Artists must include an interpretative statement (limit 1000 characters) that will be displayed with the artwork.



Submission process:  

All entries and payments must be submitted via CAFE (  Please follow the directions on CAFE to set up your artist profile and then submit to this call.  If you have exhibition questions, please contact  Questions relating to the online submission process should be directed to CAFE.


Artists may submit up to three artworks for consideration.  A maximum of three photos may be uploaded.  If multiple views of a single artwork are uploaded, label the photos as “Title-view 1,” “Title-view 2,” etc.


The non-refundable entry fee is $35.00.  Commission for works is 65% (to the artist) and 35% to the Virginia Beach Art Center. Payment for sales will be made within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition.  The artist will be contacted if a W-9 is required.



Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds.  


Hanging works (2D) may not exceed 30”x30” (including frame) and may not protrude more than 12” from the wall.  Works must be wired for hanging (no claw hooks), and the flexed wire must be a minimum of 3 inches from the top of the frame.  Gallery wraps are accepted if the image is continued onto all four sides of the canvas.  Free-standing (3D) works may not exceed 24” in length or width (height may be taller). Those that require presentation other than a standard pedestal must include those displays with the works.  (Exceptions will be handled on a case by case basis.)


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.




The art center staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition.  However, the Virginia Beach Art Center, its staff, volunteers and gallery are not responsible for any damage that may occur.  We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves and purchase insurance from the shipping company used.  Shipping your work means that you agree to this.



The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the art center.  All shipped works must arrive between June 22 and July 2, 2019 without exception.  Hand-delivered works are accepted June 29 through July 2, 2019.  Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx to be returned.  We do not arrange return shipping in any other manner.  Please, no packing peanuts.  Works should be shipped in reusable packaging and containers for return.  Clearly indicate any unpacking and re-packing instructions for return of works.  Works that do not include a return label and works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the Virginia Beach Art Center.



Call 757-425-6765 or email

Virginia Beach Art Center

532 Virginia Beach Blvd.

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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