"To work only in black and white is a challenge for the artist. It forces them to express their thoughts and ideas without the use of the colors which are so fundamental to our view of the world. Only black, white and shades of grey can be used to express their vision.
Texture, rhythm and movement take on greater meaning as we are forced to perceive without the benefit of the color that normally enhances our everyday life. We must participate in the work by providing an emotional color of our own. All good art plunges us into our own experiences. A black and white presentation can make us delve even deeper." - Sally Bisher,
Market Street Art Studios
TO ENTER THE SHOW:
Read and complete the entry form, and provide 2-3 photo samples of your art/work, with submission fee.
Entries are preferred to be submitted in digital format to Gallery@theART247.com, however, photographs of the entries are also acceptable. You may submit up to three entries. Entries should include two dimensional and/or three dimensional work done in black and/or white with gray scale acceptable. All entries must be original to the submitting artist. Work must be professionally mounted and framed. Photography in any form is not included in this exhibition. Fees: The non-refundable fee for entry is $35.00 to be submitted with your entry form. Checks should be made out to ART247, LLC. Mail or drop off entry forms to ART247, 247 Market Street Lockport, New York 14094.
Judging and Awards:
The entries will be juried by ART247. Viewers Choice Awards will be chosen at the opening reception: First Place $75 Second Place $50 Third Place $25.
Paintings and drawings must be matted and framed. Mats must be black, white or gray tone. Oils and acrylics must be framed or have the edges of the canvas neatly finished. Plexiglass is required for artwork 18” x 24” or larger. Frame color is restricted to black, white, gray or silver. No uniframes that leave the edges of the glass exposed will be accepted. All two dimensional work must have screw eyes and wire in place ready for hanging. No saw tooth or plastic clips will be accepted. Work is to be labeled as to title, medium and price.
Entries due by January 13, 2017
Notification of Inclusion given by January 16, 2017
Drop off January 18 & 19, 2017 11am - 4pm
Opening Exhibition Reception January 22, 2017 1pm - 4pm
Viewer’s Choice awards will be announced during the event.
Exhibition closes February 12, 2017
Pick up date February 15 & 16, 2017