LOCAL>> Me to Myself: Unique Self Portraits
Our second online show: self portraits in these exceptional times
Exhibit Opens: Monday, June 8 – ongoing
Online Roundtable Discussion:
* Tuesday, June 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
[Postcard Art & Design: Jeremy Thornton]
During Shelter in Place artists have had an opportunity to look inward more than ever. What have they found out about themselves?
We invited artists to explore their identity, their passions, hobbies, places they love, their dreams, their daily schedule. To show others who they are now with their unique self portrait.
The tradition of the self-portrait is centuries old, with a cohort of classic creators includes artists such as Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh. But it has never been so prevalent as in our social media saturated society. In this age of selfies, and Zoom gatherings, how do we dig deeper? This is an opportunity to expand the frame of self-portraiture.
Juror: Stephen Mangum
Stephen Mangum is a contemporary realist painter from San Francisco. Born in 1954 in Mississippi and a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, he works out of studios in Sausalito and Geyserville, California. Known primarily for his large-scale portraits, his works have been juried into and won awards in numerous national and international competitions and exhibitions as well as featured in art journals and other publications. A member of the Portrait Society of America, the International Guild of Realism and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, his paintings are in private and corporate collections across the U.S. Stephen currently has a studio at the ICB in Sausalito, CA.
SHOW CREDITS: Ellen Mattesi, Erma Murphy, Jeremy Thornton, Cruwys Brown, Kellan Christopher
Call for Entries
Entry Dates (online):
* May 4 – 29 (midnight)
Installations, abstract, expressionistic, exploratory, sculptural, photographic art are encouraged.
Free online access to the public, starting June 8
Artist entry fee (up to 3 pieces):
$30 – OHCA member
$40 – Non-member
Additional time info:
Deadline to Enter: Friday, May 29 (midnight)
Exhibition Opens: Monday, June 8
Roundtable Discussion Online: Tuesday, June 9, 4 – 5:30 pm
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