Call Detail
Eccentric: A National Exhibition of Surreal Artworks and Unconventional Materials
ATTN: Amanda Bradley
d'Art Center
740 Duke St.
STE 150
Norfolk VA 23510

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia
Entry Deadline: 3/15/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (d'Art Center Entry Fee): $35.00

Eccentric: A National Exhibition of Surreal Artworks and Unconventional Materials 

Description: Eccentric is an exhibition that features work from artists from across the country that are surreal in artistic theme and/or unconventional in material and medium. This exhibition is open to functional, non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in all mediums and includes work such as (although not limited to) mixed media collage, photo manipulation work, found object assemblage, and work that involves techniques out of the traditional realm of art mediums and standards OR be surreal in artistic theme. Work can include traditional aspects, but work in this exhibition should exhibit significant unconventional materials and methods in process and medium. If you have any questions about whether or not your work qualifies for the exhibition, contact Amanda Bradley, the gallery manager at d’Art Center, at

This exhibition will be held at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The d’Art Center is Norfolk’s thirty-year-old art center and includes working professional artist studios and provides a wide variety of exhibitions and programming open to the public. The d’Art Center is located in the NEON district of Norfolk (Norfolk’s Art District). The exhibition will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Alison Stinely.

Juror Biography: Alison Stinely received her BFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Alison’s work has been in many juried and invitational exhibits nationally.  She has received several awards and honors and is a two time winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant. Her multimedia surrealistic figure paintings have been exhibited nationally and have been featured in both Hi-Fructose as well as Juxtapoz Magazine. Alison’s work is in many private collections both domestically and abroad.

Exhibition dates:        Tuesday, April 7th 2020 - Thursday. April 30th 2020

Reception:                   Thursday, April 9th 2020, 5:30-7:30pm

Call Open:                 Wednesday, February 18th 2020 - Sunday, March 15th 2020

Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday, March 23rd, 2020 

Accepted works arrive by:    April 2nd, 2020

Submission fee:                     $35.00 for up to 3 works  (one image per submission)


1st Place:            $500.00

2nd Place:            $300.00

3rd Place:            $150.00    

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists, 18 or older, residing in the United States. All work must be original and created without the aid of an instructor or kit. Work needs to have been produced within the last five 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. 

Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 

*** Please also make sure that your mailing address is accurate on CaFe (in case you win so we can send you your check!), and that your artwork prices are listed accurately on CaFe for sales in our gallery.

Limitations: Works cannot exceed a weight of 40 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 48 inches in its longest dimension. All 2D works must be equipped with hanging hardware for installation. All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those displays 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: 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, nor are Downtown Norfolk Properties. 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.


The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. 

All accepted works must arrive by April 2nd, 2020 without exception. 

Hand delivered works are accepted through pre-arrangement; please contact 

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx, and place it inside the reusable container that they are shipping their work in. 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.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. 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.

Entry Fees and Materials: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration (one image per submission) and the entry fee is $35.00. Commission for works is 60% (artist)/ 40% (d’Art), not including awards.

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