Call for Entries: Holy Moly: Religious and/or Political Commentary in Contemporary Art

Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Niza Knoll Gallery is bringing back the popular and thought provoking juried exhibit “Holy Moly: Religious and/or Political Commentary in Contemporary Art”. Regional artists are invited to submit work that addresses the following: What is religion, what is politics? Is it real, fantasy, calming, confusing, fake, corrupt? What do you think? How does it make you feel? How do you interpret the current political situation? How do religion and politics intersect?

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday October 16, 2018 and all submissions must be made through the CaFE website www.callforentry.org where the full prospectus can be found (visit www.nizaknollgallery.com for link) This is a regional call for entry for Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah artists. While work can be submitted digitally, accepted artists must be able to deliver their work to the gallery in person (or representative) on a specific day as well as pick up their work when the exhibit closes. The exhibition of accepted work opens October 27, 2018 and runs through – January 5, 2019. Artist can submit up to 3 pieces for for $35 and submissions will be juried by Artist and Gallery Owner Greg Moon of Taos, New Mexico. This is a wonderful opportunity to have art showcased in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe during the holiday season!

Other important dates are as follows:
  • Submittal Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Acceptance email by: Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Accepted art drop off: Thursday, October 25 from 1-4 pm
  • Exhibit dates: October 28, 2018 –January 5, 2019
  • Artists reception during the Art of Brunch ArtWalk Sunday, October 28, 12-3
  • First Friday ArtWalk Friday, November 2, 5-9 pm
  • Art of Brunch ArtWalk Sunday November 25, 11 am - 3pm
  • Last day of exhibit: Saturday, January 5, 2019 1-4 pm
  • Art pickup of unsold art: Saturday, January 5, 2019 4-6 pm
Greg Moon received his BFA from the University of Texas in Austin and has been showing professionally since 1989 in galleries and museum shows; at this point he has participated in over 120 exhibitions and has amassed 18 one-man shows. His work is split between several diverse bodies of work that reflect his varied aesthetic tastes and interests. At present, his artwork includes more traditional media such as watercolor, gouache, and oil painting. He also produces work in the realms of assemblage and mixed media. His namesake gallery located on Gallery Row in the central historical district of Taos, prides itself in continuing the fine art traditions of Taos. They specialize in contemporary works ranging from oils to assemblage with genres of work that include realism, outsider art, and pop-surrealism.

In 2009, Niza Knoll Gallery opened in the Art District on Santa Fe and is entering its ninth year at 915 Santa Fe drive. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during art walks and other special events. Open Wed-Thurs, 1-5 pm, Friday, 1-5 pm, First & Third Friday, 4-8 pm, Sat, 1-4 pm or by appointment. Visit http://www.nizaknollgallery.com for more information.

 


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