CALL FOR ENTRY
DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION
All artists are invited to submit up to 3 original works in any media 2D or 3D. Works must have been
finished in the last 2 years and not shown previously in a SCAA juried exhibit.
"Driven to Abstraction"
Juror Theresa Girard says, "As an admirer of all art forms I would describe abstract art as art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shape, forms, colors, and textures.
Painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, fiber, photography are all mediums that can describe abstraction."
1st Place ($200), 2nd Place ($125), 3rd Place ($75) cash awards. 3 Honorable Mentions.
Our juror, Theresa Girard, has generously offered to donate the prize money!
Members: $16 for single entry, $14 each for multiple entries
Non-Members: $20 for single entry, $18 each for multiple entries.
Student / Military Veteran: $12 per entry (with valid ID).
Entry Fees are non-refundable.
All work must be wired and ready for hanging. No one measurement is to exceed 48”.
Sculptural work must be easily transportable.
SCAA retains 30% on all sales for members, 35% for non-members.
All entries must be hand-delivered to SCAA, May 12 - May 16, from 1-5 pm each day.
Take good photos of the artwork(s) you'll be entering. If you get selected we'll want to feature you and your artwork on social media!
Entries not accepted may be picked up Wed - Sun, 1 - 5 pm, starting May 19..
Accepted work should be picked up on Sunday, June 13, from 1 - 5 pm.
Juror: Theresa Girard
My new work explores a difference in mood. When approaching the canvas, I am unsure if the process will be heavily marked, textured, or quiet. I am not looking to reveal or conceal, to clarify or dissolve, I am searching for a presence of paint and a conflict in color, bold or perhaps subdued. It takes time to search and allow the painting to dominate the interaction. Quiet frustration seeks a need to describe a moment, a feeling…www.tgirard.com
Theresa would be the first to tell you that she does not fit into a traditional role. A native of Providence RI and involved in the arts from an early age, she crafted her own education while studying early 20th Century contemporary artists and abstract expressionism. A color expert and educator for a large manufacturing company, she advanced to the top of her career in marketing, education, and training before making the leap to pursuing her painting as a professional fine artist. Theresa is the founder and former Art Director of Access to Art, a community based fine art program. Ms. Girard is a nationally sought after facilitator of a variety of artistic workshops for creative people. Her expressive paintings have been featured in several national publications including The Artist Magazine, Palette Magazine, Art Collector, Acrylics 3 and numerous books. She is an exhibiting artist at the prestigious Providence Art Club.
Artist Statement: My recent paintings reflect a new confidence and purpose with paint and design. They are often driven by the weight of current circumstances, feelings, or intentions. I begin by energizing the surface until all of the marks have freed me of any distractions. Once energized, I simplify, looking for a soft conflict in color. Often the process repeats, developing a fast “impulse and observation” pace. I am continually striving for the finished work to speak louder than I can communicate in words.