Call for Entries: This is Not What It Seems at 40 West Arts Gallery

Submission Deadline: Saturday May 18, 2019

  • Exhibit Title: This is Not What It Seems: Abstracts & Other Works
  • Opening reception July 5, 2019 from 6:00pm-9:00pm Exhibit open through July 27, 2019
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JamesDecentIntoMadnessJames Overstreet - Descent into Madness

So often the physical appearance of a work of art doesn’t fully convey the artist process, mediums, original vision or intent. We invite any work of art using any process where something about the final product isn’t ‘what it seems’. We welcome works where brushstroke, line and color are used to convey a vision, or works where scale, size or subject are distorted in some way. Write a few sentences to display alongside your work(s) so viewers understand your idea a little better.

Your work does not need to be abstract however, abstract works lend themselves well to this theme. Abstract art uses the concepts of form, color, motion, and line – as opposed to concrete shape – to create elements of feeling, emotion, pattern, expression, and vision. These elements are placed intentionally, and maintain a sense of balance and continuity throughout the piece, as determined by the artist. Abstract art holds a special place in the world of creativity, because it invites the viewer to translate and imagine.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
303.275.3430