Overture Center for the Arts is now accepting artist applications for its fall 2021 exhibit: “Everything COVID”. We aim to exhibit a wide variety of artists, media and visual art from throughout Dane County and beyond. Overture is also looking for artists working in Social Practice.
This exhibition aims to explore everything COVID-19 and will be featured in our Playhouse Gallery. What have you experienced during the COVID pandemic? What have you lost? What have you gained? How have you changed? What have you learned about yourself, the world? What have we been through collectively as a society? What has this pandemic revealed to you about the world? How has your global outlook changed? Has your concept of “normal” changed? How do we increase our well-being individually and as a society in the face of this pandemic? How do you visualize the science of COVID-19? What other art related to COVID would you like to explore?
We welcome paintings, sculpture, prints, media and other visual art to these exhibits. Please submit images of specific works or submit a description of works you plan to make. Collaborative artworks are welcome. If you submit a proposal, you must describe what you plan to create and include work samples that demonstrate your capacity to create the work.
We will exhibit a wide range of experiences, viewpoints and ideas. Overture Galleries are viewed by young children and families. Graphic sex and violence will not be exhibited. We are not interested in exhibiting politically divisive art or art that demonizes individuals or groups of people.
ART AS SOCIAL PRACTICE
Overture is interested in working with artists practicing social artistry. Art as Social Practice creates transformational engagement through human interaction. Please fill out an application or attend the informational meeting on Monday, May 17, 6-7 PM.
Everything COVID Exhibition Dates: Mid Sep – Mid January, Playhouse Gallery, Overture.
SELECTED ARTWORK ANNOUNCED FRI, JUL 16
Join Overture Gallery staff for an informational Q&A session about the exhibit and the application process on MON, MAY 17, 6-7 PM via Zoom.
Questions about the application or the process should be directed to Galleries and Community Programs Coordinator Beth Racette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive Overture Gallery Newsletter and exhibition opportunities, you can sign up at the bottom of any page on the Overture website (computer only – not mobile device). Where you see “Get Email Updates”, press the SIGN UP button and check the box for Overture Galleries News. You can also contact Beth Racette, email@example.com, or 608.258.4169
The complete, official list of guidelines for exhibiting in Gallery I, II, & III here at Overture Center can be downloaded below.
Gallery Floor Plans
Exhibitors are asked to complete a survey at the close of their show. Please use the link below.
Tips for Exhibition, Application, etc.
Below are links to helpful information and examples for exhibitors, applicants, etc. Please email Beth Racette for additional information.
Example of Exhibition Diagram: Exhibitors are asked to submit a sketch of their exhibition approximately 6 weeks before their show opens. Below is good example of what should be submitted.