“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.”
How do artists come up with ideas, conjure images and produce something new?
Where does inspiration originate?
Often it comes from other artists, contemporaries or historical figures, artists from similar cultural backgrounds or perhaps “exotic” others.
Sometimes an artist makes a direct effort to paint staccato landscapes like Van Gogh or energetic abstract canvases like Jackson Pollock or decorative patterning like Klimt. Sometimes after a trip to an art museum, there is a more subtle impact that makes itself known over time.
Something in the zeitgeist influences the next painting and the next…visual memory is a funny thing.
This call for submissions asks you to consider the art that has impacted your own creative spirit, either directly or indirectly. Show us a link from your work to that of a particular artist or culture, a painting or 3-dimensional object that has inspired you.
Please include either a visual or verbal reference to the artist, object or objects whose aesthetic you’ve admired.
Submission Deadline: June 4
Coordinators: Rebecca Cohen and Geri Verble