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March Exhibit: “Play”

From March 7 to April 7, The Art League Gallery will be exhibiting a different kind of show. Below, the prospectus for “Play,” a juried show of interactive art and a first for The Art League.

A Juried Exhibit of Interactive Art
March  7 – April 7, 2012
Juror – Judy Bass

In honor of Minds Wide Open: Year of Children in the Arts, The Art League offers this juried exhibit of works that can be touched or interacted with to encourage visitors to become involved in the art work on an entirely new level.  The Virginia Commission for the Arts declared 2012 the Year of Children in the Arts and “Play” will be our kick-off for this initiative.

 Artwork that is interactive can include two or three-dimensional work that

  1. Can be touched or handled (instructions for touching work must be included with submission)

  2. Have objects that viewers can add on or to the work (as in putting additional lines on a drawing, or coloring in an unfinished area or adding collage pieces onto a panel, canvas or sculptural form)

  3. Have a way to view the work through colored lenses or 3-D glasses (which must be provided)

  4. Have pieces to move around (a puzzle or game)

  5. Have examples of the tools and materials used in the creation of the piece that visitors can pick up and handle (pieces of canvas, brushes, etching plate, woodblock plate, etc)

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Wikipedia, the online information site, describes interactive art as “a form of installation-based art that involves the spectator in a way that allows the art to achieve its purpose. Some installations achieve this by letting the observer or visitor ‘walk’ in, on, and around them; some others ask the artist to become part of the artwork.”

Juror – Judy Bass, Professor of Art at Marymount University and Director of the Barry Art Gallery, Marymount University. Bass received her B.A. from the University of Maryland and her M.F.A. in Painting from George Washington University. She has been at Marymount University in Arlington, VA since 1984. Her work has been exhibited at many local and regional galleries including Jane Haslem Gallery, George Washington University and the World Bank International Monetary Fund Gallery. Bass work is held by the Phillips Collection in DC, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Art-in-the-Embassies as well as many other private and public corporations.

Receiving – Monday, March 5, 2012, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Reception – Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Entry Fee – $5 per piece, up to two entries per artist

Awards – Evelyn Turner Award – $125
Abstract work is honored in this award by former Torpedo Factory Artist Evelyn Turner.

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