2024 Abstract Revelation – Sept. 18-Nov. 10

Abstract Revelation – Sept. 18-Nov. 10, 2024

Call for Art – “Abstract Revelation”

Juried Exhibition at the Morini Gallery

Juror – Amalia Tagaris

The Morini Gallery at Mass Arts Center is currently seeking submissions for its forthcoming juried exhibition, “Abstract Revelation.” This exhibition celebrates the work of abstract artists who engage in a creative process that is intuitive, challenging, and difficult to articulate. Often, the journey begins without a clear plan for its completion, yet at some point, the script is flipped, and the artwork itself begins to communicate with the artist, silently guiding them on where the piece should go and how it might evolve. For many artists, this moment is seen as a “Revelation,” where the act of “play” transforms into an “interactive” experience between the artist and the art. In this light, we hope to discover artists who have experienced this playful and interactive phase that led to that described “Revelation” in their submitted abstract artwork.

Submissions should be largely non-representational in nature or abstract in their representation.

Artists are encouraged to submit works in all 2D mediums (no photography or digital art unless used in part in a collage piece). Works should not exceed 36 inches in height and 36 inches in width, including the frame (if framed). Typical examples of accepted work include oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, charcoal, ink, pencil, multimedia, collage, and unique textured materials, as long as they can be displayed two-dimensionally with very minimal relief.

PLEASE READ ALL ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND AGREEMENT FORM PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.

Show dates: September 18, 2024 – November 10, 2024

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2024

Notification of work(s) accepted: Accepted artwork will be posted on the gallery website. Selected artists will also be notified by email on or before August 28, 2024.

Artwork Drop-off: Monday, September 9, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Tuesday, September 10, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at 888 S. Main Street, Mansfield, MA (Rear of building). Call if you have any questions: 508-339-2822.

(Artwork must be hand-delivered; no shipping.)

Artists Gallery Brunch Reception: Sunday, September 29, 2024, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Light brunch fare and cash bar highlighting champagne cocktails, wine, beer, and additional limited cocktail choices. (Credit/Debit Cards Accepted)

Artwork Pick-up: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, and Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Amalia Tagaris

Our juror Amalia Tagaris (website) is a first-generation Greek-American contemporary artist who shares her time between her studios in Brookline, MA, and Kennebunkport, ME. Her mixed media artworks are mostly abstract in style and are often a combination of encaustic medium, photographic imagery, fine Japanese papers, and oil paint. Her technical background in computer science, combined with training to see light and develop composition through a camera’s lens at the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA, have contributed to her visual language and skill as expressed in her artwork.

Over the last several years, Amalia has spent much time exploring the versatility and luminous characteristics of encaustic wax painting. She has taught encaustic workshops out of her studio and has exhibited in many regional juried exhibitions. Notably, in 2021, Amalia was selected to show her encaustic artwork, titled “Envy,” in the “Women in Abstraction” exhibition at the New Art Center in Newton, MA. Her past curatorial experience has allowed Amalia the opportunity to work with a variety of artists and exhibitions, including abstract, contemporary, and traditional styles.

She has a deep appreciation for the creative process and the many ways in which art can communicate ideas, emotions, and experiences. She looks forward to viewing and selecting submissions for the “Abstract Revelation” exhibition at the Mass Arts Center’s Morini Gallery. A range of factors will be considered, including quality, originality, relevance to the show’s theme, the artist’s technical skills, the conceptual strength of their work, and the impact it has on the viewer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a cohesive and thought-provoking exhibition that showcases a variety of abstract artworks that will engage the audience in a meaningful way.