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2019 PCL Art Exhibits – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Here’s a chance for you to share your work with the Placitas community.

Submission forms and detailed information can be found on the PCL website:
http://placitaslibrary.com/library-activities/art-exhibits/artist-exhibit-submission-form/

 

The following exhibits are open to all artists over 18 years old:

January:  ABOUT FACE      
Submissions begin – October 1, 2018
A face can be a mirror into the soul, or a mask to hide deep emotions. Billions of faces have been painted, drawn, sculpted or photographed over the ages–from kings to paupers and popes to peasants. The most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, is a face. We can face the music, be two-faced, stand face-to-face, or save face. One surface of a three dimensional object can be a face. A mountain can have a face, as can a geodesic dome or a precious gem. The theme “Faces” is wide-open and can, no doubt, stimulate artists to create incredible works in wide varieties of media. Let your imagination fly! Come join us for our January show in which we explore the magic of “Faces”.
Coordinator: Linda Hughes

February:  THE POWER OF BLUE            
Submissions begin – November 1, 2018
Blue is…the sky, ocean, shadows, a tropical sea, aqua, turquoise, teal, cobalt, navy, ultramarine, a primary.
Blue is…Orleans music, a mood, ice, a moon, a roan, a door.
Blue is…humanity’s favorite color, color of heaven and authority, denim jeans, hockey teams, corporate logos.
Create a work using blue overall or let blue dominate as an accent. This is a multi-media show (subject to the limitations of the library’s exhibit space).
Coordinator: Tolly Hicks

March:  ART IN THE SQUARE by Placitas Elementary School Students
Taught by Patti Jordan, Placitas Elementary School art teacher, students from K-5 will be showcasing their work in this lively collection. Mixed media work in varying square sizes is  the highlight of the exhibit.
Coordinator: Linda Hughes

April:  BEYOND REALISM… ABSTRACT ART
Submissions begin – January 1, 2019
Janet Stupak describes abstract art  “…like a dance with my hand and my mind and they take turns leading.” Show how you dance with your hand and how your art sets you apart from the realistic crowd. Artists are encouraged to use shapes, colors and gestural marks to achieve abstract effects.
Coordinator: Linda Nisenbaum

May:  METAL AND THREADS  
Submissions begin – February 1, 2019
The title is a beginning theme and encourages you to expand it to include your varied techniques and objects. Mixed Media art can bring together a multitude of different elements in a variety of differing ways. Use some metal, use some threads and any other combination of items you choose on the many canvases of art making. All mediums welcome.
Coordinator: Sue Ortiz

June:  WHEELS AND MOTION  
Submissions begin – March 1, 2019
From childhood on we are fascinated with things that go round…. trains, planes and automobiles… bikes, skates, amusement rides, etc…the faster the better. Capture your favorite vehicle or movement in your medium of choice and share with Placitas.
Coordinator: Margaret Bruch

July:  A FEAST FOR THE EYES:  FOOD AS ART 
Submissions begin – April 1, 2019
We like to think of food as the ultimate storyteller and every meal a work of art, but what about taking the value of food as art to new heights?  Food has a unique and distinct way of acting as a form of communication between individuals and between cultures. Come join us in exploring “Food as Art!”  All mediums are accepted. For some inspiration, check out this YouTube video and website.  Bon Appétit!
https://www.foodbeast.com/news/foodscape-a-food-themed-art-exhibit/
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=art+as+food+exhibits&qpvt=art+as+food+exhibits&FORM=IGRE
Coordinator: Geri Verble

August:  DOG DAYS              
Submissions begin –  May 1, 2019
The relationship between dogs and humans dates back tens of thousands of years. Hanging out with our canine friends, it turns out, has been and continues to be beneficial to both. Artists should take advantage of this exhibition to exhibit their knowledge of dog lore, to express love for a particular breed, to acknowledge a favorite dog, or perhaps to remember that scary creature once encountered (in real time or in the imagination) that made them run away. Responses in any medium are welcome.
Coordinators: Rebecca Cohen and Margaret Bruch

September:  PLACITAS GARDEN TOUR
Coordinators: Geri Verble and Sue Ortiz

October:   EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST
A display of student art from Placitas Elementary, grades K-5.
Coordinator: Linda Hughes

November:   HERE COMES THE SUN 
Submissions begin – August 1, 2019
This is a natural! We live in New Mexico where the Zia or sun symbol appears on our flag. As the sun affords us less heat at this time of the year, but just as much sunshine, artists are encouraged to look at the sun (but not directly!) and provide their own unique take on this ubiquitous symbol
Coordinator: Rebecca Cohen

December:   BEAUTY ~ MAGIC ~ WONDER…A CREATIVE JOURNEY
Submissions begin – September 1, 2019
There is beauty in magic…sometimes magic happens and sometimes a happy accident becomes a work of art. Find the creative spirit inside of you through inspiration, celebration, struggles, and wonder and explore the aspects of your soul by creating something beautiful and magical. All mediums welcome.
Coordinators: Geri Verble and Sue Ortiz

Address any questions to the Art Committee at PCL.art.committee@gmail.com