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Call for Art – Peace and Quiet

Peace and Quiet Juried Exhibit

In the United States, our political sphere has been tumultuous. Our social sphere has unresolved issues. Existential threats, such as climate change and the pandemic, impose themselves into our present. Peace and quiet may seem desirable at this juncture.

OCAC presents a Call for Artwork that addresses the theme of "Peace and Quiet". Whether real or imagined, formal or conceptual, we are looking for work that exhibits a more contemplative, even meditative, approach.

We invite artists within a 50-mile radius of Oxford, Ohio to submit an application for a juried group exhibition at Oxford Community Art Center. This exhibit will be comprised of both 2D and 3D work. Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with potential for a solo show for the first place winner.

To apply, each artist will need to:

  1. Complete an online application form.
    Select the link above, save the document to your computer, fill in the fields, save it as a PDF to your computer, and upload to Dropbox.
  2. Upload to Dropbox
    1. One PDF document named lastname_firstname. Each PDF should include:
      1. artist CV
      2. a submission details page, including details for each piece: title, media, dimensions, and date.
    2. Images - up to three (3) images of your artwork. Name each photo: lastname_firstname_nameofartwork_numberofimage-howmanyimagesintotal
      For example:
      • Kahlo_Frida_Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress_1_3
      • Kahlo_Frida_Two Women_2_3
      • Kahlo_Frida_Viva la Vida, 1954_3_3

3. Pay the $20 application fee via PayPal

Additional Details

Work chosen for a show must have been created by the artist within the past three (3) years and not have been exhibited within a 50-mile radius of Oxford within the previous 12 months.

Each artist may submit anywhere from one to three pieces per application. If desired, an artist may apply more than once and submit additional pieces (up to three per application).

If your work is selected you will be notified and a contract sent. Accepted artworks will be insured while they are at the OCAC. Artists are responsible for transportation and insurance while art is in transit.

Artists may make selected artwork available for purchase should they so choose. OCAC takes a 20% commission on any sales of exhibited artworks.

Key Dates

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2021
Deadline for shipped work to arrive at OCAC: July 25, 2021
Exhibition dates: August 13-September 2, 2021

Note: Unpaid and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.

About the Jurors for the OCAC 2021 Juried Exhibition, Peace and Quiet

Layne Listerman
Layne received her BFA and MEd at Miami University and graduate work at Temple School of Art in Rome, Italy. She taught printmaking and design in Framingham Public Schools, Framingham, MA. She is a recipient of a purchase prize from the McCullough Hyde Hospital art show 2020 in watercolor. Currently on the Board of Directors at Oxford Community Arts Center.

Robert Mullenix
Robert currently lives and works in Oxford, Ohio. He received his BA in Drawing from the University of Sioux Falls (then Sioux Falls College). His mentors there included Jay Olson and Carl Grupp. He earned an MFA in Painting from the University of Illinois in 1990. Since then, he has taught art in Illinois and Ohio and has actively shown his work nationally. He is represented by Rymer Gallery in Nashville. His work continues to reflect his dual interests in painting and photography.


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