Curated by Liz Rudnick

RESILIENT calls for artwork to address the invisible or invisible physical and psychological challenges faced by many artists. From Frida Khalo, Chuck Close, and Vincent Van Gogh to Henri Mattise, Claude Monet, and Judith Scott, art history has been enriched by artists whose physical and psychological experiences of the world required unique resilience. In fact, few individuals have led lives completely untouched by mobility or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health challenges, auto-immune disorders, chronic illnesses, or chronic pain. Yet, opportunities to proudly explore such lived experiences remain scarce. Therefore, RESILIENT calls for art that has been informed by disability in some way. Whether the work centers people with disabilities in theme, performance, or the creation of the artwork, RESILIENT is an opportunity to bring difference to the fore. 


Online exhibition: June 4 – July 31, 2021

Virtual Opening to coincide with Access JC Fridays, June 4: https://www.jcfridays.com/ 

Submission is FREE for Pro Arts members

$25 for non-members 

Commission: Pro Arts does not take commission

Submission Guidelines: RESILIENT calls for art that has been informed by disability in some way, whether the work centers people with disabilities in theme, performance, or the creation of the artwork. 

Medium:  All mediums accepted 

Number of images:  Maximum 3 images

File requirements:
Size: 72dpi, maximum 1200px on the widest side

File Names : Name files as follows: Lastname_Firstname_”Title”_Medium_size.jpg

Example: Mouse_Mickey_”Welcome to My House”_Oil on Canvas_30x40”.jpg

Attached Word Doc: Name the document LastName_FirstName_RESILIENT

On a single page, please  provide:
1) Name, email, phone number, website, facebook, Instagram handle
2) A brief artist bio, 250 words or less or a one page CV
3) An artist’s statement. A brief statement, 250 words or less connecting your work to the theme.
4) A contents list of your submissions in the following format:

Artist Name
“Title”
Medium
Dimension
Price or NFS
ex:
    Mickey Mouse
    “Welcome to My House”
    Oil and acrylic on canvas
    30 x 40 in.
    $400.00 or NFS

Submission Email: proartsjcexhibition@gmail.com

Subject Line:  RESILIENT –YourLastName