Call for Entries: Summer Juried Exhibition - Disaster Is My Muse: Taking its title from a quote from Art Spiegelman, Disaster Is My Muse explores the realm of the disastrous as it intersects with the canny, familiar, and domestic. We seek documentary work in photography, video, or multimedia that explores this nuanced space. The exhibition seeks to show a variety of approaches to the unsettling creep of destructiveness or calamity into everyday life, and the ways in which photographers and video or new media artists transform these forces through artistic production.

Venice Arts invites photographers, filmmakers, and multimedia artists working in traditional or experimental documentary forms and exploring these themes to submit work for our annual juried exhibition—Disaster Is My Muse. Winning entries will be shown at Venice Arts August 1– September 24, 2015, with an opening reception for the artists and the public on Saturday, August 1, 2015, 5–8pm. Regional, national, and international entries are accepted. There is no fee for entry. 

To enter, fill out the entry form and send the following items, via email, to Elysa Voshell, Gallery & Public Programs Director, [email protected]:

• completed entry form (download below)
• brief artist bio (no more than 300 words) 
• artist statement explaining how the work addresses the theme the exhibition 
• up to 5 images, as 300 dpi jpg files, at approximately 4x6 inches. 

Each jpg file must be titled with your last name, first initial, “underscore” and the correlating number to match the entry form. For instance, Mike Smith would be smithM_1.jpg.

Important dates:
Deadline for entry: Entries must be received by: Monday, June 15, 2015
Notification: June 26, 2015
Exhibition dates: August 1–September 24, 2015
Work due at gallery: July 20, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, August 1, 5–8pm

Download an application here.