“The Love Politik: One World, Indivisible”
Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
October 2020

DEADLINE  August 31, 2020


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: THE LOVE POLITIK: ONE WORLD, INDIVISIBLE is a thematic group exhibition of visual works, political in nature, born of concern over current philosophical and political divisions which can leave us feeling hopeless, powerless, and alone. The exhibition takes its inspiration from such figures as Gandhi, Dr. King, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela, César Chávez, Delores Huerta, Mr. Rogers, Greta Thunberg, Jane Goodall, Mother Teresa, and many others. Blackfish organizers encourage invoking these and others from throughout history, and from all corners of the globe, in a call to loving arms on behalf of an urgently felt need to present works that celebrate all love -- for humanity, for the planet.  The exhibit will be presented in the gallery as well as online. [Concurrent with the visual art show is a month-long performance festival entitled “Be About Love.”]

EXHIBITION DETAILS:  Accepted artworks will be featured in a group exhibition at Blackfish Gallery, and on the gallery website as part of a virtual tour, from September 29 - October 31, 2020; they will be viewable in the website exhibition archives thereafter. 

EXHIBITION TERMS: Works in the exhibition will be for sale, with standard gallery 50/50 splits. Sale price is determined by the artist. Artist email contact & website information, artist statement, and exhibition history will be viewable at the gallery. 

ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, working in any 2D media, living within or near the greater Portland (OR) Metro Area, since accepted works must be personally delivered -- no shipping.  Painting, drawing, photography, graphics, digital, and mixed media works are eligible. Works may not be larger than 48” x 48”.  

NO ENTRY FEE: Because this is a difficult time for many artists, we decided not to charge a submission fee. 

SUBMITTING WORKS TO BE JURIED:  Please submit the following:

1-3 images as attachments, digital jpeg files only, 300dpi, no larger than 10"

- Image information including title, medium, and dimensions

-Artist statement describing how your work relates to the theme, a political exhibition about love for humanity and/or love for the planet.

IMAGE USE / COPYRIGHT:  Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and presented artwork.  Submitted digital images are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after the adjudication process is complete. Artists whose works are accepted grant Blackfish Gallery the right to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery website for promotional purposes, and for the online exhibition component.  Blackfish Gallery retains no copyrights to artists’ works.  

NOTIFICATION:  Artists will be notified of acceptance or nonacceptance no later than September 12, 2020. Notification will be made via email. 

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP OF ACCEPTED WORKS:  Works accepted into the exhibition must be delivered to the gallery by Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Accepted works must be installation-ready.  Unsold works must be picked up between 5:00 and 7:00pm on Saturday, October 31, or during gallery hours beginning on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  

DEADLINE: The entry deadline is August 31, 2020. Entries must be submitted via email: please send to blackfishcollective@gmail.com by midnight on this date.  Please use subject line:  Submission Love Politik



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