Call for artists!
Group Art Exhibition: “Enchanted Forest”
a Visionary Art Experience
June 9th-July 9th, 2011.
Location: Ahimsa Yoga Studio & Community Space.
Fundraiser for the Open Mind Eco Festival's
Art Gallery & Body Art Competition.
Vernissage: Cocktail & “Chinese” Auction:
Thursday June 9th, 2011, 6pm-10pm.
Closing party & fundraiser: tba.
Visionary Art at the Open Mind Eco Festival is any art that:
- Is influenced by philosophical or spiritual thoughts, and/or experiences.
- Influenced by nature (flora/fauna), ecology, surrealism, imagination and/or mythology.
- Art that seeks to influence or create positive social change, or to convey a thought provoking message that is intended to create positive social change; a vision or mirror of a healthier world.
- Is an expression of your inner sight; your personal view of a “window into the soul”.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 26th, 2011.
Due to some confusions for some artists, just to clarify: Submission Deadline is only for the small art show happening in June/July. I am still considering artists for the big show at the Open Mind Eco Festival in August, there is no formal deadline for the big show, when I run out of space, I will no longer be accepting new submissions.
1 piece of art per artist.
All works must be ready to hang.
Maximum Dimensions 30in x 40in.
Participation Fee $5. each, this pays for promotional material.
Each artist will be expected to help with promotions of the art exhibition & vernissage.
If your artwork sells, we take a 20%. Half of this goes towards the fundraiser & the other half would go to the studio space that is hosting the art exhibition.
HOW TO SUBMIT: Email
Title of your email should say “Art Submission”. Please include the name of your piece with a short description of the painting (please include the medium). If you have a website, please include this. .
Most importantly, please include a photograph of your painting in JPEG file format that is no larger then 800x700 pixels at a 72 pixel resolution.
Be sure to include your phone number and email.
Submit your application by email to the curator, April-Anna
Those artists accepted into the exhibition will be notified by June 1st, 2011.
About the fundraiser & the Open Mind Eco Festival:
The Open Mind Eco Festival is in it's 2nd year and will be happening from August 9th-16th at the Whispering Pines Campsite in Curran, Ontario. Last year's festival attracted over 900 attendees. With 2 stages (including 1 ambient stage), a children's village, visual art area, a labyrinth, performance animations, cinema, enchanted forest, healer's village, non-denominational spiritual ceremonies & free workshops with everything from arts & crafts to yoga.
The visionary art area is being organized & curated by local Montreal artist, The Art of April-Anna. There will be a large art gallery full of Visionary Art. This year will be the 1st year that we will introduce a Body Art Competitions; which will include a face painting competition, and body painting competitions for sponge/brush, & airbrush. There will be sections for beginners & advanced painters.