"SURROUNDED BY NATURE" IS ABOUT NATURE LOVERS WHO CAN'T IMAGINE LIVING WITHOUT THE BEAUTY THAT IS PERFECT IN ITS IMPERFECTIONS.
IT'S ABOUT FINDING PEACE WHILE STANDING BAREFOOT IN THE GRASS, LOOKING AT THE TREETOPS, LISTENING TO THE OCEAN, LYING AMONG FLOWERS, BREATHING IN THE SCENTS OF THE FOREST.
This show is for all women artists (painters, collage artists, sculptors, photographers, fiber artists, installation artists) who incorporate natural elements into their work (landscapes, still life, portrait, figurative work).
ABOUT THE GUEST CURATOR
PIYA SAMANT is a self-taught visual artist and art curator. Born and raised in India, she now resides and works out of her home studio in Massachusetts. She got her Masters and MBA in tech and after working in the tech world for well over a decade, she decided to pursue her career as a full-time artist in 2014. Piya works primarily in oil on wood and paper but also enjoys working in graphite, ink and gouache. She paints commissioned portraits of people, pets and homes. Her current body of work features two ongoing series: HOPE, a floral still-life series and LIFE, a figurative series. Her work is available to view and purchase online and in local museums, galleries and cafes in Massachusetts. She is represented by PXPContemporary and ArtsPlus galleries.
"Beauty is fleeting and my desire to capture the beauty of life (be it human, flora or fauna) is irresistable. As an introvert, I connect more with people's body language and less with their words. Through paintings I attempt to immortalize the beauty of my subjects in their entirety; not just their face/body but also their character. Floral still lifes are a delight to paint because I am able to project emotions onto unsuspecting flowers through the play of light and strategically placed brushstrokes."
Submissions are open to ALL WOMEN ARTISTS (regardless of their age, location, education, sexual orientation, race).
For this particular exhibit, we are looking for visual artists - photographers, painters, sculptors, fiber artists, installation artists etc. from all around the world.
No art education necessary.
Website and/or social media handles.
Artist bio, artist statement and explanation of your work uploaded directly to the form (under 300 words each).
Up to 7 pieces of art (min 72 DPI, max 1.5 MB, no older than 2019).
Annotated image list including information about submitted images (number, title, dimensions, media, year of completion).
All images of artwork and rights relating to them, including copyright and ownership rights remain the property of the artist.
All open call entries require a non-refundable submission fee. This non-refundable submission fee goes towards supporting our community of artists, creating opportunities and enhancing visibility online. Each open call is carefully curated, therefore, submission itself does not guarantee the artist being selected. Please allow up to 4 weeks to hear from us back.
Should you experience any issues with uploading your files, submit the required work and information in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a PayPal invoice.