Press Release: Winter Arts Exhibit at Cotuit Center for the Arts Now Accepting Submissions

Aug. 23, 2019 / Press Release
2020 Winter Art Web

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ITS WINTER ART EXHIBIT “HEROES AND VILLAINS” DESIGNED FOR YOUNG ART PATRONS FROM ALL OVER CAPE COD.

Heroes and villains come in many different forms: From comic book characters to a favorite teacher to Mother Nature, heroes can inspire us to be better and do better. Likewise, villains from Darth Vader to world dictators to ocean polluters, show us what we can become when we give in to our darker selves.

We’d like to show our young audience your interpretation of heroes and villains through your artwork.

Interactive Fun for Kids

With younger arts patrons in mind, artwork for the show will be displayed at a height of 4 feet throughout the exhibit – right at children’s eye level – and some of the artists themselves will drop in to discuss their works with the students as they tour the exhibit. The visit to Heroes and Villains is accompanied by a hands-on workshop in the Art Studio, where students will create their own piece inspired by the exhibition.

New Direction

Now celebrating its thirteenth year, Winter Art was started by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (AFCC) with juried pieces exhibited at Cotuit Center for the Arts. This year, the Arts Foundation is handing over the reins to Cotuit while providing funding through its AFCC Access program that will go to support transportation for schools to view the exhibit.

“Cotuit has done such a great job exhibiting Winter Art in the past that we look forward to seeing them take the show in a new direction,” said AFCC Executive Director Julie Wake. “This show has been a key component to arts education in our schools. Through AFCC Access, we remain committed to ensuring as many students as possible have the opportunity to learn from Winter Art and enjoy the work exhibited.”

KEY DATES:

11 Nov 2019 deadline for submission

9 Dec 2019 notification to artists

11 Jan 2019, 5-7pm, opening reception

8 Feb 2019, last day of exhibition

ELIGIBILITY: Submissions are welcomed from any artist living or working on Cape Cod in either 2D or 3D media.

OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT: Successful entrants are invited (but not obliged) to give an artist presentation on their artwork to visiting groups of students. Further details will be supplied to participants upon notification of selection.

SUBMISSIONS AND FEES: Only original works may be submitted. The entry fee is $30 for one artwork and $10 for each of two subsequent entries. The maximum number of entries is 3 per artist and the maximum fee is $50. All entries must be registered/received by ​midnight EST, November 11, 2019. All entry fees are non-refundable.

JURORS: This year’s three juror panel features Hollywood lead conceptual artist Jeff Buccacio, renowned painter Mary L. Moquin, and Broadway costume designer Toni Spadafora-Sadler.

DIRECTIONS FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION: Competition entry is available at https://client.smarterentry.com/cotuit. If entrants do not already have an account with Smarter Entry, they will be prompted to create one.

FURTHER GUIDANCE, juror biographies and other instructions can be found at https://artsonthecape.org/explore/heroes-villains

PLAN A GUIDED VISIT: Beginning in 2020 The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will provide a transportation stipend. More information will be available on their website www.artsfoundation.org under the AFCC Access Program.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.

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