Call to artists:
Event: All Things AUGUSTus
What: Call for Greco-Roman themed art
Artists may submit up to five entries of any medium. Please list the size and price of each item.
Cost: The cost of this show is covered by a grant provided by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Artists may submit and participate at no charge.
Deadline for submission/notification of acceptance: July 25
Delivery of works: August 1, 2, and 3, 10 – 12 PM at Art Lofts.
Show hung: August 3
Reception: August 11
Take down/pick up: August 31
One of the greatest men in history is Augustus Caesar. He pulled the Roman Republic out of chaos and built it into the Roman Empire, one of the most powerful and long-lasting world orders of Western history. His dedication to his people and way of life opened pathways for the development of Christianity and Islam, both of which create cultural undertones in our world. His changes were so powerful that the month of August was named in his honor.
Thanks to the arts grant program at the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Art Lofts in downtown St. Petersburg will be hosting an art show celebrating the birth of Western culture. Local artists of all levels are encouraged to submit works and there is NO COST to participate. The juror will be Brandy B. Stark, PhD.
Selected pieces will be displayed in the Art Lofts gallery from August 3 to August 31. Participating artists will be eligible for one of three prizes Veni Vidi Visa awards at the Gold ($100), Silver ($75) and Bronze ($50) levels. Award criteria includes level of technical skill, quality of image, and the connection of the subject matter to the theme. The public will also have the opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice Award at the show’s opening reception. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a $50 cash prize.
The art show reception will run in conjunction with the August Second Saturday Art Walk on August 11, 2019. There is a bonus competition at this event: artists and patrons are invited to wear their best Greco-Roman inspired clothing/Roman cosplay outfits to the opening. Awards will be given to the best dressed woman (Greek Goddess crown, $25 cash prize) and man (Caesar Circlet crown and $25 cash prize).
To be considered for the art show, please send images to Brandy Stark via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; inquiries may also be made via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bstarkart/
And remember: Victori sunt spolia!