Fermata – Exhibition Opportunity

Kala Gallery

Entry Deadline: Apr. 18

2990 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702


Kala Gallery announces Fermata, a call for entries exhibition open to artists working in all media. Fermata seeks artists who explore the psychological disjunction in our contemporary life caused by its fast pace and rapid changes, such as disconnections between mind and information, body and image, reason and result, and what is real and what we believe is real, and more.

Musical notation fermata indicates prolongation of the time value of a note or rest at the performer’s discretion. Without a fermata, our mind might not catch up with the progression of music. Our information driven society continuously feeds us information. How do we process this feed in real time? We search many things online: places to travel, partners to meet, things to buy, pets to adopt, apartments to live, but there are disconnections between expectations formulated by online searches and real life experiences. Receiving so much information in such a short time, we are losing mental room to formulate coherent ideas, construct memories and/or create connections between fantasy and reality.

The exhibition Fermata investigates notions of psychological attachment and detachment, ideas of time, patience and impatience, speed of life, alternative approaches to handle information, and more. Work will be selected by Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala’s Gallery Director.

Eligibility: Open to artists working in all media.

Submissions: Artists may submit up to five images of work created in any media. Only submit images of work available for the exhibition. Work previously presented at Kala Gallery is not eligible.

Application fee: $35 or join Friends of Kala Membership Program at the Artist/Student level ($45) and waive the application fee, along with receiving all other membership benefits, including 10% off of workshops, classes and art purchases. http://www.kala.org/about/membership.html

Application Guidelines: http://www.kala.org/call/call.html

Online application form: kala.slideroom.com


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