Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA) is proud to present an exciting new exhibition! For AUGUST 2020, MCA artist members (AND non-members) will be submitting their artwork to The Art of Purpose: An Applied Arts Exhibit. The applied arts are all the arts that integrate design and decoration into everyday and practical objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is used in distinction to fine arts, which are those whose only purpose is to be beautiful and stimulate the intellect in some way. This exhibit will be focused on artists who create original objects creatively designed with both aesthetics and function in mind.
Meet the participating artists during the opening reception on Friday, AUGUST 7 starting at 5pm - details will be announced closed to the date. Awards & prizes will be announced by our judges at 5:45pm. Exhibit will be up on display #atTheBrick August 7 through August 29, 2020. This exhibit is sponsored by Angie Lewis - State Farm Agent.
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
All mediums are welcome, examples include: metalwork, goldsmithing, pottery, glass & enamel, woodworking, furniture making, fashion design, interior design, fiber arts, textiles, quilts, carpeting, embroidery, batik, jewelry, basketry, mosaic art, graphic art, advertising, hand-made books/journals, book illustration, photography, and industrial design.
Deadline to submit is JULY 26, 2020 at Midnight.
Entry fee is $25 for members and $45 for non-members (price includes membership to MCA). Each artist may submit two (2) pieces for judging and exhibition. All entries are to be submitted no later than March 22 and must be sent via email to Ashley.Justiniano@McaOcala.com. In your email, please include:
-Artist Entry Form
-Brief Artist Statement ? Does the process / materials conjure up stories, memories or special meaning?
-Photograph of artwork ? Please send high resolution images in .jpg file format.
-(For Non-Members) Completed MCA Membership Form
Payments are to be made online here: https://mcaocala.networkforgood.com/events/18821-art-of-purpose-exhibit-entry-fee
Judges will award Honorable Mentions, Third, Second & First places, and Best of Show. Judge?s decisions will be final. Awards will be given at the discretion of the judge and presented at the reception on Friday, August 7, 2020.
-Best of Show = $100
-First Place = $75
-Second Place = $50
-Third Place = $25
For a full list of the exhibit guidelines and prizes, visit mcaocala.org/calls-to-artists. Questions? Contact The Brick Gallery Director at 352-369-1500.