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Call to artists: two days to enter The ART of it ALL2

By Denise Coffee
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Denise Coffee Pagosa artists have two days to submit work as part of a call to artists for The ART of it ALL 2. Submissions to the juried international exhibit will be accepted through Saturday, Sept. 7, either postmarked as of that date or by e-mail.

Photo courtesy Denise Coffee
Pagosa artists have two days to submit work as part of a call to artists for The ART of it ALL 2. Submissions to the juried international exhibit will be accepted through Saturday, Sept. 7, either postmarked as of that date or by e-mail.

September 7 marks the submission deadline for online and postmarked entries for The ART of it ALL 2, an all-media, international juried exhibition. Juror: D. Michael Coffee.

This prestigious second annual exhibit will be held at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts Nov. 2– Jan. 11.

This International Juried Exhibition is open to all artists, craftsmen and creatives 18 years of age or older. The broad theme suggested by The ART of It ALL 2 is intended to maximize the range of artistic expression that may be submitted.

The inclusion and thoughtful blending of fine art, craft and, in some instances, function, is at the core of this expansive exhibition, opening the door to a much wider display of interpretations of various art forms at SHY RABBIT in the future.

Artworks may include collage, digital, mixed media, paintings, sculpture, prints, drawing, photography, assemblage, installation, ceramics, fiber, film and video; and may also include smaller scale art objects such as jewelry and watches (display cases may be required), ceramics, boxes, knives, baskets, and glass, among others.

Art must be original and created by the person who submits the work. All submissions must have been completed within the last three years.

Artworks can be traditional or nontraditional in theme, and can run the gamut from folk to fantasy, contemplative to playful, and from baroque to minimalist.

They may be constructed of such diverse materials as wood, glass, plaster, plastics, paper, concrete, metals and gemstones.

Artists may submit up to 10 entries. All entry fees are non-refundable.

Select artists will be invited to exhibit a larger body of their work at SHY RABBIT at a future date.

For more information, and to read the prospectus, visit: www.shyrabbit.com/Calls.html.

Entry forms are also available at SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts.

Juror D. Michael Coffee, has over 30 years of combined experience in architecture, ceramics, painting, photography, and fine art printmaking, and currently works as a professional artist and arts educator.

As curator and creative director for SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, Coffee has been responsible for organizing, curating and installing over 40 fine art exhibitions, and has been credited with transforming SHY RABBIT into the region’s most important and innovative contemporary art space.

Coffee’s fine art monoprints and original functional and sculptural ceramics have been exhibited widely, and have received numerous awards, including: the President’s Purchase Award, “Ink and  Clay 29,” Dee Roy and Mary M. Jones Collection, Calif.; and “Best of Denver,” Best Solo Ceramic Exhibition, “Place of Mind: New Works by D. Michael Coffee,” Denver Westword. His work is represented in dozens of public collections including: The American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, Calif.; The Kirkland Museum of Fine and  Decorative Art, Denver; The National Academy of Recording Arts and  Sciences (NARAS), Los Angeles; Deloitte and  Touche, New York; and the Gifu Corporation, Seoul, Korea.

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of U.S. 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard.  The 4,000 square foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces. SHY RABBIT is currently open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge.

For more information on SHY RABBIT, visit www.shyrabbit.com or call 731-2766. For more information on exhibitions, visit www.shyrabbit.com/Exhibits.html.

This story was posted on September 5, 2013.