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The State of Contemporary Drawing

1820 McGee St. Kansas City, Mo 64108

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Missouri
Event Dates: 11/4/21 - 12/23/21
Entry Deadline: 10/20/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $10.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$2.00

Drawing is often considered the basis of all visual arts.  Vasari states, “Drawing… is the necessary beginning of everything [in art], and not having it, one has nothing.” Old Masters drawings by Michelangelo, Raphael and da Vinci were “studies” for a final painted work.  Today all that has changed, drawings now exist within the artworld as more than a means to the end, but for many artists has become the ends itself.   The popularity of Contemporary drawings are increasing and no longer are they treated as less valuable artworks than paintings. Recently there seems to be a renaissance for them among artists and art enthusiasts both.

  What does contemporary drawing look like today?  Traditionally drawing was considered the technique of producing images on a surface, usually paper, by means of marks, usually ink, graphite, chalk, charcoal, or crayon.  But over the last couple of decades artist have continually pushed the boundaries of what drawing can mean and be, redefining drawing.  Drawings now not only consist of the previous mentioned methods, but has seen processes such as burning, cutting scratching, sticking, writing, and sewing.  Materials such as wax, and metals have even been used.  These works blur the boundaries between drawing and other mediums of art.  Contemporary artists are using drawing to address questions of identity, place time and memory, protest, power and systems.


 This exhibition is being organized to showcase contemporary drawing selected from the submissions for this show, The State of Contemporary Drawing. 

 entry fee of $10 for the first work and $2 for each additional work up to a maximum of 5. Also required is a CV or artist statement

Any Artist that considers their work to be contemporary drawing

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