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Meaning in Abstraction
R Gallery
2027 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 6/28/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (R Gallery Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Call for Entries for “Meaning in Abstraction” Exhibit at R Gallery

Deadline Extended to June 28th.

Abstract art is considered “art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead uses shapes, colors, forms, and gestural marks to achieve its effect.” Abstract art allows for great freedom of expression both in the creation and experience of the work for the artist and the viewer. The word “abstract” can be further understood to mean “expressing a quality apart from an object.” 

R Gallery invites artists to submit their work for the “Meaning in Abstraction” exhibit with these ideas in mind. For this show, we are seeking artwork that is not only abstract in form, but that likewise expresses that “quality apart” in the work itself: work that is imbued with and conveys meaning - whether of an essential idea, quality, feeling, or tone - from the ineffable or undefinable to the more immediate, direct, and concrete. We are looking for work that holds more than simply a pure aesthetic of abstraction, but that also moves, inspires and activates the heart, mind, and soul. 

“Meaning in Abstraction” runs from August 4th - September 13th, and is open to all mediums.


R Gallery is the newest fine art gallery in downtown Boulder, Colorado. We focus on Colorado artists working in all styles in all mediums. Join us for our next exhibition.


Eligibility: Colorado Residents. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.
Categories: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed-Media
Number of images: You are welcome to submit multiple images, however we normally select only one piece from each selected artist. If submitting fewer than three artworks, you will need to fill in the remaining required entries with duplicate images (i.e. submit your first entry twice).
Size: It is best to submit pieces less than 30" wide, including frame or case. We only have a few spots for pieces up to 48" wide.
Shipping: Accepted works must arrive no later than TBD. Work will be returned by July 7, 2020 unless otherwise agreed upon. A prepaid return label must be provided if sending the work by carrier.

Full Exhibit Calendar

Start Date 8/4
End Date 9/13
Entry Deadline 6/28
Acceptance Notification 7/5
Drop Off Start 7/30
Drop Off End 8/2
Reception (no reception planned at this time due to COVID)


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