Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art

January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Explore the creative achievements of African American artists and examine the expression of personal and collective identities in a nation marked by a history of racial inequality.

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art highlights selections from the Museum’s exceptional holdings of African American art and celebrates the publication of a catalogue examining the breadth of these noteworthy collections. With work by renowned artists such as Henry Ossawa Tanner, Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, and Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition showcases a range of subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions. Since the Museum’s acquisition of Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899, its collections of African American art have grown significantly, especially during the last three decades.

From compelling stories to innovative methods, Represent explores the evolving ways in which African American artists have expressed personal, political, and racial identity. It begins with rare examples of fine and decorative arts made in the 1800s by free and enslaved individuals such as a large storage jar by the accomplished potter David Drake. As access to artistic training and opportunities increased, the relationship between creative expression and identity grew more complex and nuanced. In the early twentieth century, artists like William Henry Johnson and Elizabeth Catlett embraced modernism by representing personal experiences or scenes of daily life in vibrant colors and dynamic compositions.

In the exhibition, abstract paintings and sculpture from the 1960s through the 1980s by Barbara Chase-Riboud, Martin Puryear, and others show a desire to balance cultural and artistic identities, challenging the idea that work by African Americans should be viewed in primarily racial terms. By contrast, many artists working in the 1990s and since, Glenn Ligon and Lorna Simpson among them, have used pictures and text to examine the past and make pointed statements about race. Represent culminates with a wide-ranging array of portraits created by several generations of artists, from those active over a century ago to those making work today, as well as audio excerpts of interviews with contemporary artists Moe Brooker, Barkley L. Hendricks, Odili Donald Odita, Joyce J. Scott, and others.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) presents:
February Art Competition and Exhibition:
All Women

Call for Artists - Deadline: March 1st, 2014

"There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It's why you were born."
-Oprah Winfrey

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces their 1st Annual “ALL WOMEN” Online Art Competition for the month of February 2015.  Join Us in this glorious celebration of Women!

The gallery announces an international and national call for entries from artists regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational and non-representational art. 

Celebrate Women's Month by joining an exhibition that is celebrating the greatness, strength, beauty, and talent of Women. History has given us great women who have inspired and taught us. Now it is our time to create, influence, change social and political philosophies, and nurture. 
Become apart of history and join today.

There is No Subject Theme for this Art Competition.  But you need to be a WOMAN to participate.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of  their experience  or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of March 2015. Awards will be for top 5 places. In addition to the winning images, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Honorable Recognition awards will also be presented.

Important MUST Knows 
Art Exhibition and Competition Opens: February 1, 2015 
Deadline for Receiving Entries: March 1, 2015 
Competition Results are Posted: March 16, 2015 
Opening of Online Art Exhibition: March 2, 2015 
Award Certificates Emailed to Artists: March 28, 2015 
Online Art Exhibition Closes & Archived: March 31, 2015


Entry Fees: $15 for 1 to 3 images and $20 for all images up to 5 
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·  Must be original work to the artist.
·  Paintings. Mixed Media will be accepted as long as 75% of the work is a painting.
·  The artist must be willing to sell their work (print or original).

Prizes include Lifetime Memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Radio Interviews, Inclusion in the Year End Anthology Publication, Extensive Marketing and much more. Our Radio Shows have had more than 100,000 listens and the Gallery receives over 125,000 unique visitors a year with over 1.86 Million hits in a year. This is exposure you cannot garner on your own! And finally your entry remains on the Gallery forever.

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