The Red Show
Over 16,000 years ago, one of oldest know figurative artworks depicting a bison was created inside the Cave of Altamira in Spain using red ochre. The color red has been used to create works of art before language, before history. With this color comes an almost infinite amount of meaning, of symbolism and of psychology. Cultures have used the color red to dominate, to empower populations, to strike fear into the eyes of enemies. Red has the power to seduce, to warn, to celebrate, to embarrass, and to ignite.
Core New Art Space invites all artists of any mediums to express what red means to them. Entries must be submitted electronically by October 10, 2019 and accompanied by a $35.00 fee (for up to 3 works).
CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES
Show dates: November 15th – December 1st 2019
Application end date: October 10th 2019
Notification of acceptance: October 17th 2019
All work MUST arrive at CORE: November 9th 2019
Artist reception: Friday, November 15th 6-9p
NOTE: Work must be no larger than 48” inches on its longest side, including frame.
Judging the work will rely on overall impact, content, composition and mastery of techniques. Attention to creativity and craftsmanship is a very important part of this as well. When entering please list all the media used in the description field for your images. Consider weight and the fragility of your media if you are mailing your entry.
Michael Paglia is an art historian and professional art writer whose columns have appeared weekly since 1995 in Westword, a V Digital Media publication. Paglia’s essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine, among others. Paglia has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and monographs, most of them focusing on modern and contemporary art in the American West. He also serves as a script writer for a series of artist-documentaries that air on PBS and that likewise focus on art in the American West. He periodically teaches art history at the University of Colorado Denver.
REQUIREMENTS: Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. Standing art must be stable. Set-up diagram must accompany multiple pieces and installation art. All art must remain in place for the duration of the show. CORE reserves the right to reject any work that does not comply with the entry criteria.
SALES: CORE charges a 30% commission plus tax on art sold. CORE will collect the payment for the artist: however, the artist is responsible for terms of any sale. Your payment less the 30% commission will be rebated to your address within 45 days of the close of the show. Art need not be for sale.
LIABILITY: CORE will take all due precautions to protect premises and art. However, CORE is not responsible for loss due to damage, theft, vandalism, or accident. If work is fragile, it is submitted at the artist's own risk. Each artist is responsible for your own insurance.
SHIPPING/DROP-OFF: Artists are responsible for safely shipping their art, which must be received by November 9th, 2019. For local Drop-Off, artwork must arrive by 5pm on November 10th, 2019. COMPLETE SHIPPING DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO ACCEPTED APPLICANTS.
RETURN SHIPPING/PICK-UP: Any artwork delivered in person or shipped without reusable packaging material or without prepaid shipping label must be retrieved by the artist at the end of the exhibition unless sold. Art must be picked up by 5pm December 1st, 2019. After 30 days, art will be considered abandoned. Abandoned artwork will be considered property of the gallery. Please ensure that we have good contact information for you so that we can avoid this situation.
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