Black & White, National Juried Exhibition

Arc Gallery

Entry Deadline: Sep. 11

1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

“Black & White” National Juried Exhibition
Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
DEADLINE: September 11th, 2023

“Colour is everything, black and white is more.” – Dominic Rouse

Colors are wavelengths reflected by objects to the human eye. White is pure light, and black is the absence of light. Black and white appear as both each other’s opposites. The color black is the first pigment used by human beings in prehistory, made from a mixture of charcoal and iron – it was the beginning, but it also symbolically represents the end. White is thought of as purity, but white is often tinted in some way, with subtle gradations.

For this exhibition, we seek works that limit the color palette to black, white, and/or the blending of the two. Creating art with these constraints makes one concentrate on elements other than color – composition, value, lighting, and form. Abstract works, images of nature, images of the human form, photography, marble sculptures, welded metal objects, mezzotint, etching, woodblock, lithograph and other traditional printmaking media, op-art, pop-art and embroidered or crocheted fiber art are just a few examples of works that could dazzle in black and white. We look forward to seeing your masterpiece.

JUROR: James Bacchi, James Bacchi Contemporary, Palm Springs, CA
As an accomplished gallerist, James Bacchi co-founded the award-winning ON THE WALL in New York’s East Village and Jagendorf-Bacchi in SOHO. In 1996, he partnered with Art Consultant Annette Schutz and opened ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco, and soon voted “Best Art Gallery” on the BAY AREA A-LIST for three years running. This SF LEGACY BUSINESS remained at the forefront of noteworthy San Francisco Contemporary Galleries for twenty-five years. Embracing the changes of how to conduct business, brought on by the pandemic, Bacchi felt the need to reinvent. Drawing from many facets of his professional career, he launched James Bacchi Contemporary, a boutique Art Consultancy and by-appointment Collectors Art Salon, in Palm Springs, CA on September 1, 2021. James Bacchi Contemporary focuses on representing and sourcing contemporary art worldwide for presentation and placement with private collections, corporations and museums. The New York and California architectural/interior design communities continuously utilize his expertise in selecting site specific art and orchestrating large-scale commissioned works and installations.

CATEGORIES ACCEPTED: Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, glass art, artist book

VENUE: Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

JUROR’S AWARD: A Juror’s Award ribbon, certificate, catalog and $250 will be presented to each of the three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme.

EXHIBITION DATES: November 18, 2023 – December 16, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 18th 6-9PM, 2023

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY: There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Arc Gallery at 1246 Folsom Street and works that will be included only on the Arc On-line Gallery.

All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of notification.

Artists residing in the United States.

Payment of $35 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. Maximum of two entries by applicant. Credit Card payment through PayPal only. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay through PayPal.

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