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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Call for entries from Housatonic Museum of Art; deadline May 31

Housatonic Museum of Art
900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, (203) 332-5229
Call for Entries: Flower (Re)Power
Deadline: May 31, 2010

Press release

Why (Re)Power the Flower?

When you couple the art class exercise/classic art staple of the still life with the flower - sumptuous siren of subject matter for painters big and small, the result is a brigade of flower art that ranges from straight representation to a kinetic sculpture where sunflowers turn circles in a wooden box. Like trying to write a love song, it is challenging to revamp the exhausted visual of the flower, bringing it into a contemporary art dialogue and finding new ways to approach it as formal element, subject, symbol, etc. With Flower (Re)Power, the Housatonic Museum of Art is asking artists, whether you love or hate flowers in art, to share works influenced by or that address the flower in any way. All media are welcome - sound, video, painting, sculpture, online projects, etc. Experimentation, critique, quirky perspectives, and general irreverence are encouraged!

For more information, check out the Flower (Re)Power blog.

Juror: Terri C. Smith

Important Dates:

Entry deadline: May 31
Email notification of acceptances: June 4
Drop off selected work: June 10, 11, 14, 10 am - 8 pm
Shipped work must arrive by June 11
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17, 5 - 7 pm
Exhibition dates: June 18 - July 23, 2010
Pick up of artworks: July 26, 27, 10 am - 8 pm

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