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The First Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show
$1,250 First Place Prize
$750 Second Place Prize
$500 Third Place Prize
An entry fee of $35 made out to East City Art Media LLC is required
The entry fee must accompany the application for it to be considered complete.
Gallery O on H located at 1354 H Street NE in the heart of the Atlas Entertainment District
Opening Reception Saturday November 9, 2013
Exhibition on view from November 9, 2013 through January 14, 2014
For all inquiries please direct emails to email@example.com
This call for entry is open to all residents of the Washington-Baltimore combined statistical metropolitan area as defined by the US Census. This is an opportunity for artists from the central Mid-Atlantic to showcase the extraordinary diversity in regional contemporary art.
An emulsion combines two seemingly incompatible ingredients to produce a third yet entirely new substance. In this spirit, East City Art’s EMULSION seeks to combine the culturally different yet geographically close regions of Washington and Baltimore and to combine a wide array of art forms and mediums from two-dimensional work to performance based pieces.
East City Art envisions EMULSION as an annual event that will exhibit the brightest talent from the Mid-Atlantic region. We expect EMULSION to grow over time to include more entries, an increase in prize money and visibility beyond the Mid-Atlantic to the national and international level.
About Juror Lauren Gentile
Lauren Gentile, founder of Contemporary Wing, has produced major exhibitions of historically significant artists including the 30 Americans artists, Shepard Fairey, the Guerrilla Girls, and JR, among others. While supporting the artists of today, she has helped nurture such emerging talent as GAIA, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, and Cheryl Pope. She holds an M.A. in art business from Sotheby’s Institute London and B.A. degrees in art theory and criticism, art history and international studies from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, DePaul University, the University of Florence and the Goethe Institute. Her private sector career includes work with art hedge funds and as director of sales in auction houses and galleries specializing in a variety of markets.
About Gallery O on H
Gallery OonH is a unique indoor-outdoor culture and community space where art, music and the unexpected come together to deliver a fresh approach to retail experience.
The vision for Gallery OonH is actually to be seen as several spaces connected as one. The aim is to be an intersection of culture and fun and will use it as the vehicle to develop the retail space as an artistic and cultural destination.
What started out initially as a plan for a traditional “white cube” gallery exhibiting both self-taught folk art and a variety of local dc artists has grown into something much bigger and much more relevant to a growing a neighborhood community. Our goal is to provide the entire community easy access to unexpected and unique artistic programming and presentations.
… and what’s with the name “Gallery OonH”?
Well, it is three-fold. First we promote OUR OWN DC artists in a setting that is both friendly and inviting. Second, we support, encourage and promote the self-taught art of local OUTSIDER artists, like David Kane, Quest Skinner, Lee Wheeler, Tiffany Lasley and Cheriff Mamadou as well guest artists including Brian Dowdall and Dr Bob who participate in the annual H Street Festival. Lastly, the “O” stands for OTTO, the principal owner of the gallery who believed in his dream that, in order to make a community stronger, art and music need to be a visible, viable component of the streetscape.
About East City Art
Phil Hutinet began East City Art on January 4, 2010 to document and promote the growing emerging visual arts movement in eastern Washington, DC. The online visual arts journal covers the following areas:
• The neighborhoods of Anacostia, Brookland, Capitol Hill, Deanwood, Ekington, H Street NE, NoMa and Trinidad in DC
• The towns of the Gateway Arts District in Maryland including Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville and Mount Rainier
Since 2009, the eastern neighborhoods of Washington, DC have become the center of contemporary emerging art in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
East City Art posts press releases about events, openings, calls for entry and coursework on a daily basis. The publication has a dedicated staff of paid writers who interview local artists, lead community discussions and review local exhibitions.
East City Art’s mission is to connect local artists with the community at large by creating a dialog between the artist and members of the community. As a community-based publication, East City Art highlights the irrefutable link between economic development and the arts, drawing attention to the valuable contributions artists, galleries and educational centers bring to neighborhoods. The visual arts provide neighborhood vitality and stimulate local businesses while encouraging residential and retail development. Most importantly, the arts provide a vibrant forum for community discussion, debate and discovery. Notwithstanding the importance of the visual arts as a catalyst for bolstering economic development and strengthening communities, East City Art never loses sight of art’s most important role- its ability to lift the human spirit through a common visual language that transcends class, race and gender.