Drawn to Macon 2019

The Gallery of the Macon Arts Alliance is seeking submissions for the second annual juried drawing show, Drawn to Macon. This exhibition will represent selected Georgia visual artists who use drawing as an integral part of their creative practice. The Gallery will display diverse approaches and concepts that expand the traditional definition of “drawing”. This context of drawing is not restricted to specific media, subject matter or dimensional application meaning both 2D and 3D submissions are eligible. Submissions may be preliminary investigative work, experimental work, or finished products. Artists may submit three pieces for consideration, three single images for 2D work and three pairs of images for 3D work.

Requirements

  • Georgia artists 18 years of age or older
  • 2D work should not exceed 60” x 72”
  • 3D work must be able to be fit on a 16” x 16” pedestal or attached to a wall
  • Applications must include a short bio and statement about the work
  • Accepted work must be shipped or delivered to the gallery
  • Special installation requirements must be detailed in the application with specific hardware or devices provided
  • Complex objects may require installation by the artist.
  • Entries must be available for sale at Macon Arts Gallery during the exhibition using a 60%/40% artist/gallery commission formula.

Schedule

Deadline for Submission:  November 16, 2018 by 5 PM
Acceptance Notifications:  December 7, 2018
Accepted Works Delivered Gallery:  January 21-26, 2019
First Friday Opening Reception:  February 1, 2019 from 5-8 PM
Drawn to Macon Exhibition:  February 1-22, 2019
Unsold Works Removed from Gallery: No Later than March 2, 2019 unless return shipping fees, packaging and call tags are provided during original delivery.

Application

A $30.00 entry fee payable to Macon Arts Alliance via Eventbrite, check, or paid by phone with a credit card is required.

Click link here to pay online and follow directions for submitting portfolios.

Email images, statements and bios to megan@maconarts.org using subject line “Drawn to Macon 2019”. Images must be identified with dimensions, media format and retail pricing. Additional inquiries should be directed to Curator Megan McNaught using the email above, by calling (478) 743-6940, or visiting the Macon Arts Alliance Gallery located at 486 First Street, Macon, GA 31201.

About the Juror
Frances de La Rosa

Frances de La Rosa, was born and raised in rural Alabama. She received her MFA from Tulane University in 1984 and is the Comer Professor of Painting at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Her work as an artist has been the subject of three documentary films, “Coat of Many Colors: A Tapestry of Alabama Artists” (2001), “Landscape and Time: the Art of Frances de La Rosa” (2002), and “Voices Rising: Alabama Female Artists at the Millennium” (2001). She has traveled extensively in Mexico, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Peru. Her paintings have been influenced by her travels in these countries, and by her study of Pre-Columbian and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean. Her paintings have also reflected her travels in Europe, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. She is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia.