The Psylodelic Gallery Presents:
Neo-Psychedelic Evolution: Mind Manifesting Art
1st Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Call for entry Deadline: March 1, 2015
Jurors: Robin Stickney; Bob Steeler; Spencer Bohren
Call for Entries:
The Psylodelic Gallery opened in 2013 at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch as a center committed to the art and culture that has permeated the American mainstream since the 1960’s. In keeping with that spirit of artistic evolution, the Psylodelic Gallery invites you to submit your work to be considered for our 2015 National Juried Art Exhibition. The theme will be based on Modern Psychedelic art and its various forms, and personal interpretation and perspective on this art movement. “Psy-che-del-ic (adjective):of or noting a mental state characterized by a profound sense of intensified sensory perception, sometimes by a feeling of euphoria”. This theme is open to many different interpretations and mediums, and should reflect the creativity and depth within the soul.
First Place: $500.00 and exhibition from June-September 2015
Second Place: $250.00 and honorable mention
Third Place: $100.00
Robin Stickney is a weaver, spinner and fiber artist. As a child of the 60’s she had wanderlust in her heart so at 17, on her own, she moved to the Coast of Maine and made it her home. After years of growing both an herb farm and family, she was introduced to fiber through the art of weaving. She was immediately drawn in to this unfamiliar world through the tactile nature of fiber in its many forms. From the many uses of fiber…..weaving, spinning, dyeing, felting, braiding, paper making and sculpting…she explored and immersed herself fully in the possibilities of fiber as language. From weaving messages into fabric and capturing visions of the natural world around her in rustic tapestry, she found a creative voice in the use of fiber.
Like her ocean, Robin continues to ebb and flow in her explorations of fiber and form in the natural world. She has collected fiber and weavings from China to Peru and today she creates hand woven rugs, wall pieces, straps, bands, belts, hand-spun wool rugs and rag tapestries. When she is not exploring fiber, she is caretaker of numerous Coastal Estate Gardens, and is a dedicated teacher of the method of body sculpting known as Pilates.
Bob Steeler studied art and design under the direction of Ron Taylor and sculptor Robert Howard at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After leaving school he played drums with Doug Kershaw, David Bromberg, Randy and Michael Brecker, Wayne Kramer, Johnny Thunders, Edgar Winter, Merle Saunders, Jerry Garcia, Steven Stiles, Leslie West, and Hot Tuna. In 1981, Steeler moved to New York City and began his art career, concentrating primarily on sculpture and painting. Steeler’s eclectic style and personality are reflected in his works which have appeared in museums and galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Aspen, Colorado and Paris, France. Before moving to Hopewell, NJ, Steeler had a mural business in Colorado from 1994 through 2001.
His paintings are found in many private collections including those of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Ewan MacGregor, Mario Van Peebles, Henry Kravis, Malcolm Bricklin, Jorma Kaukonen and J.P. Lipson. His paintings are best described as an eclectic Picasso style of art.
Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies of Wyoming in 1950, Spencer Bohren began singing and playing music as youngster. At fourteen, inspired by the folk music he heard on the radio, Spencer picked up a guitar and within a few weeks started performing in public. He immediately delved deeply into America’s treasure of blues, country, gospel and folk music, soaking up guitar styles and historical details. In the 1960s and 1970s, Spencer played with rock, country and blues bands throughout the western US. By the mid-1970s, Spencer and his wife, Marilyn, found a spiritual home in the city of New Orleans, and started their family there.
In 1997, Spencer developed Down the Dirt Road Blues, his award-winning history of American music, which he has presented to 30,000 students of all ages, as well as concert audiences all over America and Europe. His educational offerings have grown to include visual art. His passion for artwork is a direct result of a search for the perfect album cover for his Carry the Word CD, released in the year 2000. During this search, he chanced upon an obscure exhibit of tiny cigar-box altars honoring blues and soul singers, and found them extremely appealing. This inspiration and focused creation transported him to a place he’d been subconsciously searching for since coming of age in the sixties, and he knew that he had to explore this path more thoroughly. Spencer Bohren’s three-dimensional shadowbox assemblages have been called atmospheric, ceremonial, mysterious, spiritual, and magical. In fact, they are all of these things. Utilizing common objects encountered while traveling the globe as a musician, Spencer constructs mystical miniature worlds contained in small boxes that appear to be relics from some ancient or medieval culture. They are precisely made, and their collaged surfaces create layers of meaning that suggest our unsuspected proximity to the metaphysical world.
Prospectus and Entry Form:
Submit entries online via onlinejuriedshows.com
Artists may also request Prospectus and entry forms via email email@example.com
Applications must be completed by March 1, 2015
Forms and Fees:
Completed forms must include the online entry form; up to 3 images representative of overall work; and application fee.
Insurance and Sales:
Accepted entries will ONLY be insured during installation and return shipping; however, the artist reserves the right to purchase additional insurance during the exhibition. The Psylodelic Gallery will not be responsible for loss, damage, or theft of any artwork while en route to the Gallery. The artist chosen for exhibition may have the option to sell their artwork, and the Psylodelic Gallery will retain 20% commission. A signed Loan Agreement Form will be required for all accepted entries.
Shipping and Delivery:
Accepted entries may be shipped or hand delivered. All shipped entries must be securely packed and include installation instructions. Entries that are to be shipped must be no more than 24 x 36 inches, and no more than 10 lbs.
The artist is solely responsible for any insurance and shipping costs during transit. All entries should be addressed to:
The Psylodelic Gallery
39495 St. Clair Road
Pomeroy, OH 45769
Return shipping and insurance following the exhibition will be provided by the Psylodelic Gallery.
Please direct any questions or comments to:
Vanessa Kaukonen: Owner, CEO
Sharon Fritz: Assistant Curator
• Candidates must be 18 years of age or older.
• All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2015
• All pieces selected for exhibition must be present and ready for installation by May 31, 2015.
• The Psylodelic Gallery will not provide insurance for any objects, the artist is solely responsible for procuring any insurance.
• The artist whose work is chosen for the exhibition may choose to sell any objects, and the Gallery will retain a 20% commission.
• If an object is purchased during the exhibition, the artist and buyer must agree to allow that piece to remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
• There are no medium stipulations, so long as they are within and can be related to the theme. Submissions may include, but are not limited to: Photography, Print, Graphic Design, Ceramics/Sculpture, Clothing, Video/Audio, Mixed Media, etc.
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