Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Call for Artists Submission​s! - Group Exhibition June 9th to July 9th, 2011

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.

Important Information:
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.
If you are an artist submitting from outside of Montreal, you will need to be responsible for the cost of mailing your artwork.

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.

All artists who participate in the “Enchanted Forest” Group Art Exhibition will be considered for the big exhibition at the Open Mind Eco Festival.

About the Fundraiser:
We are raising money for the visionary art area at the Open Mind Eco Festival. What we need to raise money for includes: tent rental, prizes for the competitions, food for the artists, table rentals & other expenses.


Email April-Anna:

Phone: 514-243-4315

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