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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Black Artists of DC: “BLACK ABSTRACTION” Exhibit Prospectus

Produced by: Black Artists of DC
Sponsors: Black Artists of DC & Harmony Hall Regional Center/Arts

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center/Arts
10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Tel. 301.203.6069

Curator: Jarvis DuBois

Open to all Media

Submission Fee: (non-refundable)
BADC Members: (who have paid their annual dues) $30 US dollars for up to 10 images;

Non-Member: $45 US dollars for up to 10 images (or $30 with $25 membership fee to join

Dates of Exhibit: January 17, 2011 – Saturday, March 12, 2011

Submission Deadline: November 12, 2010

Exhibit Description:
What comes to mind when you think of abstract art? Too often we think of abstraction as just expressively rendered colors, geometric shapes on flat canvas, but it encompasses a range of styles from naturalistic to nonobjective, the intangible (social and political ideas, dreams, fears) made tangible (use of deep hues, heavy brushstrokes, untraditional formats). In this exhibition, Black Artists of DC takes on the concept of abstract art in the 21st century. Our goal is to explore the many dimensions, layers, mediums, and possibilities of this often misunderstood movement.

Notification of Selected Artists: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than November 26, 2010. Notification will be made by email and/or by phone.

Delivery of work to Harmony Hall gallery on Friday, January 7, 2011: 9am – 5pm and Saturday, January 8, 2011: 10am – 4pm

Distribution of Invitations: To Be Announced

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 22, 5-7pm

Dates for picking up work: March 16, 2011: 9am – 5pm; March 17, 2011: after 4pm;

Submission Guidelines:
Artists may submit up to 10 digital JPEG images, at 300 DPI. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, 2 images may be submitted for each work. The images must be submitted on a CD, in JPEG format only. No files larger than 1MB. Image files on the CD should be titled as follows: number (corresponding to the Submission Form), last name, first name and title. The same information must also be written on the Submission Form/Image List, including additional requested information. Artwork submitted must be no larger than: for 2D – 36” x 48”. Please do not send originals. CDs will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage is included. Also, submit a bio and artist's statement (1 page total).

Entry fee can be paid by cash, check or money order payable in US dollars. Please make check or money orders payable to Black Artists of DC.
Please note on check: BADC “BLACK ABSTRACTION” Exhibition.

Please send Payment, CD and submission form to:

BADC: Black Artists of DC: “BLACK ABSTRACTION” Exhibition
c/o T. H. Gomillion, Treasurer
Address: 3218 Chestnut Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
Contact Number: 202-269-2757
Email Address:

Terms: Work not for sale should be marked NFS. All work must remain for the duration of the exhibit.

Sales: Sale price is determined by the artist. A 25% commission will be retained by the M-NCPPC from a sale of a work through this exhibition.

Insurance: Damage and theft insurance will be provided throughout the duration of the exhibit once work is received at the Harmony Hall gallery.

Frames and Mounting: Must be of fine quality, consistent with painting/photographs, with attached wire. For sculpture or three-dimensional, pedestal or vitrine requests must be made in advance.

Shipping and Handling: The artist is responsible for all costs of shipping and handling of their artwork. We suggest the artist insure their artwork through the shipping company. All shipped artwork must include prepaid return shipping label enclosed in the packaging.

*We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional endeavors to publicize the exhibition.

Submission Form/Image Identification List
Artist and Contact Info Name:_________________________________________________¬_
Email Address: _______________________________________________________________
Phone: (Day) ___________________________ Phone: (Evening)_______________________
Last name, first name, title, medium, size, date completed and price.
# (ex: 01. Brooking, Daniel, Sankofa, Digital archival print, 20"x20", 2009, $500)











[ ] BADC Member, $30 [ ] Non-member, $45 (or $30 plus $25 membership fee to join BADC)
Fee enclosed $____________________

Artist's Signature_____________________________________________Date___________

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