Sunday, September 20, 2009

Strange and Beautiful

"Tay River Gallery is accepting submissions from Ontario and Quebec artists for an upcoming juried show,"Strange and Beautiful". Deadline for submissions is Sept 10th. Quality artwork in your choice of media, of an illustrative, painterly or abstract nature with the emphasis on the Strange "the unusual,different, eccentric, unfamiliar, peculiar, fantastic, bizarre, mystifying, perplexing" art that can at the same time be viewed as Beautiful " having beauty; having qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind". The focus is on compositions where either content (subject matter) or perspective taken (interpretation) is particularly unique, imaginative and arresting."

I read this Call to Artists a few weeks ago and thought my art is often strange, unusual, different and eccentric, peculiar etc and hopefully beautiful from time to time as well.   So I put together a submission, some of my really unique and unusual pieces, thinking this show was meant for me!  After checking the phone for messages and the computer for emails, just about hourly, I finally got the news.  I"M IN!!!!  I am truly bizarre and unique!  Or at least some of my work is....  I submitted 10 pieces, 5 were chosen: "Improv 3" which I completed recently, 3 of my bas relief pieces and "How the light Gets In" (detail above).  Wooohooo!
The Tay River Gallery is in lovely Perth Ontario; the show opens Oct 6 and runs to Nov 21.


Anonymous said...

oh, that's great news Hennie! Congratulations! I will have to stop in to see it sometime on my treks through Perth.

Silverbear said...

Congratulations Henny!! Several of the pieces that you've displayed here are indeed truly bizarre and certainly unique!
A 50% success rate on your submissions is something you should be proud of.
Well done!!

Artmosphere said...

Thanks Wayne & Sally. I'm pretty excited to be in this show and really curious about the other work that was accepted. "Strange and Beautiful" is definitely an intriguing theme... Hennie