Call Detail
Merged II: d'Art's Second National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage
d’Art Center
ATTN: Amanda Bradley
740 Boush St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Virginia
Entry Deadline: 4/4/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Merged II: d'Art's Second National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

*Note: The minimum requirement is 3 images. You do not have to submit 3 different works, but artists have the option to do so for the $35 fee: one image per submission. If you do not have three works to submit, use the additional image requirements for detail images. Each additional submission over 3 submissions is an additional $5, and artists can submit up to 10 works to be juried for the show.

Merged II
: d’Art Center’s Second National Exhibition of Collage and Assemblage

Description: : Merged is an exhibition of original unique 2D and 3D collage and assemblage artworks that includes mediums specifically but not limited to found objects, recycled materials, paper, fiber, wood, and metals. Collages and assemblages must be free standing, wall mount, or pedestal ready. Work may be no longer than 60” in its longest dimension, and weigh no more than 50 pounds. D’Art Center will have an in person public reception according to state COVID Guidelines, will do a FB Live of the reception awards, will upload the award video to YouTube, and will also list the exhibiting pieces for sale on the d’Art Center website. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email

This is a juried exhibition, and it will be co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Andy Harris.

We also have an open call for artists for a solo show opportunity in the d'Art Center's Vault during the Merged show the the Main Gallery. Find out more here:

Juror Biography: Andy Harris is a Norfolk-based artist and arts educator that graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA.  His current studio is located just outside the Railroad District in Park Place, Norfolk, his classroom in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools district at the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics and Arts. Andy Harris is a collage artist and contemporary painter. His recent collaborations with Apple, Platoon, and 1983 Creative have produced a body of work that has been used for multiple single and full length album covers, as well as transformed into an augmented reality listening experience which is the first of its kind.  His work can currently be seen throughout Europe on billboards and flyposters as a broad visual campaign for artist Jevon and his latest release Fell In Love In Brasil. Andy is currently working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation in an effort to bring education and awareness to local oyster conservation efforts in the Tidewater area. This partnership is the basis from which Harris has produced three large scale collage works currently on Exhibition at Virginia’s Museum of Contemporary Arts. The group exhibition is titled Nourish and runs through June 8th, 2021.
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D’Art Center’s Main Gallery: 

D’Art Center’s Main Gallery is located within The Center at 740 Boush St. Norfolk Virginia, in the heart of the NEON District; Norfolk’s Art District. D’Art’s 2,200sqft gallery has incredible visibility to Boush Street traffic and pedestrians due to its massive street side window facade. The gallery is also amongst a thriving new apartment community of over 400 new apartments and more than 1,000 residents.

D’Art Center History:
As Norfolk’s community art center, the d’Art Center proudly serves the greater Hampton Roads area by connecting the community with the visual arts. A non-profit 501c (3) organization, d’Art offers both youth and adult art education and classes, exhibits that give the public a broader exposure to many local and national artists, programming and outreach through art in public spaces, and events to showcase local artists, ceramicists, sculptors, fiber artists, and woodworkers. 

Celebrating thirty five years in 2021, d’Art was founded in 1986 at the College Place location in downtown Norfolk. Modeled after the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, part of d’Art’s mission from the onset was to provide working artists with affordable, short-term studio space. In 2005, the d’Art Center relocated to the historic Selden Arcade, continuing a legacy as a vibrant arts organization. The d’Art Center remained at the Selden Arcade for the next ten years.  After an explosion caused major damage to the d’Art Center at the Selden Arcade, the d’Art Center organization recovered, regrouped, and revived itself in the New Energy of Norfolk (NEON) Arts District at its Duke Grace Building location. In 2021, d’Art Center moved into its forever home in the NEON District: The Atlantic Permanent Building.

The NEON District is anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art, Harrison Opera House, and The d’Art Center, and extends to The Plot on Granby Street. The NEON District includes many creative small businesses and arts partners

Exhibition Information:

Exhibition dates:             Saturday, May 1st 2021 - Sunday,

                                          May 23rd 2021                                              

Reception:                       Thursday, May 6th 2021, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Call Open:                        Monday, March 8th 2021 - Sunday, 

                                          April 4th 2021


Notifications (by email):         By 5pm, Monday April 12th, 2021

Accepted works arrive by:     April 23rd, 2021


Submission fee:                      $35.00 for 3 works  (one image per 

                                                  submission) $5 for additional 

                                                  submissions (maximum of 10, and 

                                                  one image per submission)

All accepted works must arrive by Friday, April 23rd, 2021 without exception..

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


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. 

Limitations: Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds. Work can not be longer/larger than 60 inches in its longest dimension. If you have a question about if your work qualifies, please email

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items 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. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 


1. 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. 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.

**Disclaimer: D’Art Center’s insurance does not cover damage to art during shipping and transit to or from The Center. Artists should insure all work to and from The Center.

2. The d’Art Center mails exhibition award checks separately from the artwork and up to 45 days after the exhibition reception date. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their mailing address is correct in their CaFe account. If the artist fails to list their address correctly, d’Art Center is not responsible for any fees associated with canceling and re-issuing a new award check to the artist.

3. The d’Art Center lists exhibiting work for sale using the price of the work listed on the artist’s CaFe account. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their sale price is correct in their CaFe account, or to otherwise notify the gallery manager. If the artist fails to list the price correctly or fails to otherwise notify the gallery manager, d’Art Center is not finically responsible if the work was sold at the CaFe account listed price. Please note that d’Art Center commission on sales is 60/40 (60% artist, 40% d’Art Center)


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

Please send work to:

d’Art Center
ATTN: Amanda Bradley
740 Boush St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

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

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS or FedEx. 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.

The d’Art Center displays artist statements with the art work in its exhibitions. Please make sure that your artist statement on CaFe is 555 characters (including spaces and punctuation) or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors.

Entry Fees and Materials: Artists may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration (one image per submission) and the entry fee is $35.00 and $5 for additional submissions (maximum of 10, and one image per submission as well) 

Commission for works is 60% (artist)/ 40% (d’Art), not including awards.

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